Molex and Elenion Technologies Extend Investment to Bring Silicon Photonic-based Solutions to Market

Molex Optical Solutions Group, a global optical technology solution provider, expands collaboration with Elenion Technologies

LISLE, IL – February 28, 2019 - Molex Ventures has announced a further investment between Molex Optical Solutions Group (OSG) and Elenion Technologies, LLC (Elenion), collaborating on the next-generation of high Baud rate coherent optical module solutions. The co- development efforts will focus on several new designs which will serve a variety of telecom and datacom applications.

Through the collaboration, Molex will combine its core capabilities of optical technology development, photonic integration, volume manufacturing and global supply chain with Elenion’s next generation coherent optical engines to deliver coherent optical solutions to the market. “High-speed silicon photonic-based technologies will enable the next generation of smaller form factors, with higher bandwidth and improved power efficiency,” said Adit Narasimha, vice president and general manager of Molex Optoelectronics Segment. “This further investment will enable us to accelerate the introduction of next generation coherent solutions, broadening the solutions we offer to our customers.”

“We are excited to expand our collaboration with Molex. With our SiPh technology platform, Elenion is able to rapidly innovate, meeting the future needs of our customers” said Larry Schwerin, CEO, Elenion Technologies.

Elenion’s current optical engines are enabling CFP2-ACO and CFP-DCO coherent modules. With the introduction of its next generation CSTAR™ System-on-Chip solutions, Elenion enables new smaller form factor engines and pluggables tailored for telecom and hyperscale applications.

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About Elenion Technologies:

Elenion Technologies is a vertically integrated semiconductor company driving innovation in silicon photonics-based chip design and development. With its SiPh technology platform, Elenion’s System-on-Chip solutions are tailored for a broad range of telecom, hyperscale communication and networking applications. Elenion is uniquely positioned to develop and commercialize highly integrated interconnect solutions, streamlining the supply chain for rapid innovation, time to market and high-volume manufacturing.

About Molex Ventures:

Molex Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Molex Electronic Technologies, LLC, proactively identifies companies, startups and technologies aligned with emerging and expanding markets for Molex product solutions. The group oversees the company’s venture and early stage investment pipeline and processes. By directing industry and compliance expertise, global design and manufacturing capabilities, equity investments, venture capital and licensing rights, Molex Ventures helps to bring early stage technologies from concept to commercialization to market expansion.

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