DustPhotonics new focus: InP Laser for Silicon Photonics
31 October, 2021
DustPhotonics has raised $33 Million to finance its transition into Silicon Photonics Technologies
Above: Ronnen Lovinger, CEO of DustPhotonics.
Israel-based DustPhotonics exits its current optical transceiver’s business and is moving to the promising new field of active technologies for silicon photonics. The company announced a new investment, totalling $33 million, led by Greenfield Partners and joined by Intel Capital, Avigdor Willenz (co-founder of Habana Labs), and others. The company also announced it has completed an organizational realignment to support its new business direction: Phasing out its current Transceivers product line to focus its resources on silicon photonics solutions.
As part of this move, Ronnen Lovinger, president of DustPhotonics, has assumed the role of CEO. Ben Rubovitch, the company’s previous CEO, has stepped down and will lead the Business side of the company. “This latest investment and the organizational changes will enable us to take advantage of new business opportunities,” said Ronnen Lovinger. “We are thrilled at the continued confidence of our investors in our strategic direction.”
DustPhotonics was founded in 2017 with offices in Modi’in, Israel and Cupertino, California. Currently, it provides high-speed optical pluggable transceiver for datacenters, based on its proprietary AuraDP technology. It seems that it takes its optical alignment technology which is at the heart of AuraDP – into a more lucrative market – InP (Indium Phosphide) Laser to Silicon Photonics integration. “This technology will provide significant value differentiation enabling superior performance to support 800 Gb/s, 1.6Tb/s, CPO (Co-packaged Optics) and future products.”