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Company Overview of Kaiam Corporation

Company Overview

Kaiam Corporation develops and manufactures optical components for telecom, datacom, and optical storage industries. Its products include QSFP TOSA/ROSA, DWDM CFP, and custom photonic integrated circuits for various applications ranging from parallel transceivers to coherent TXs and RXs. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Newark, California.

39655 Eureka Drive

Newark, CA 94560-4806

United States

Founded in 2009



Key Executives for Kaiam Corporation

Chief Executive Officer
Vice President of Technology Development
Vice President of Engineering & Product Development and Director
Director of Passive Devices
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Kaiam Corporation Key Developments

Karen Liu Joins Kaiam Corporation as Vice President of Marketing

Kaiam Corporation announced that Dr. Karen Liu has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing, responsible for the product roadmap and expansion of the product portfolio using the proprietary MEMS-based integrated optical circuit platform. Most recently Dr. Liu was Principle Analyst of Components Research at Ovum. In this role, she was responsible for market analysis of new telecoms technologies including photonic integrated circuits.

Kaiam Corporation Demonstrates Ultra-Compact 100Gb/s (4x28Gb/s) Single Mode Transmitter Optical Subassembly (TOSA) at OFC 2014

Kaiam Corporation announced it will demonstrate a 100Gb/s (four lanes at 28Gb/s) transmitter optical subassembly at OFC 2014, booth #1735. Current 100Gb/s transceivers are generally too large, and consume too much power, for high volume applications. The critical component has been the transmitter that generates four signals at 28Gb/s each and a wavelength multiplexer that combines the four lanes into a single fiber. By using internally sourced compact Planar Lightwave Circuits (PLC), and MEMS-based coupling of directly modulated lasers, Kaiam is demonstrating a transmitter that fits into the standard 40Gb/s QSFP form factor. The MEMS-based coupling frees up constraints in the high-speed lines, so that a lower cost architecture with external drivers to the package can be implemented. The same package is suitable for IEEE-standard based LAN-WDM wavelengths, as well as the lower power consumption CWDM variant. Engineering samples at both wavelength sets will be available in the early third quarter of 2014.

Kaiam Corporation Introduces a 40Gb/s QSFP+ LR4 Transceiver with Integrated Optical Engines for Use in High Volume Applications at OFC 2014

Kaiam Corporation announced availability of their 40Gb/s CWDM QSFP+ LR4 transceiver at OFC 2014, booth #1735 in San Francisco. The standards-compliant QSFP+ transceiver has all the functionality of four DML-based SFP+s on a CWDM grid, and also includes a first stage wavelength multiplexer and de-multiplexer. The modules are manufactured in the Company's 60,000-square-foot facility in Livingston, Scotland. The silicon photonics sub-components are manufactured internally in the facility, forming a highly efficient vertically integrated production line. Kaiam's MEMS-based coupling technology, together with other high volume automated equipment minimizes the labor content and assures low cost, consistent production output suitable for high volume applications. These QSFP+ LR4 modules leverage the Kaiam integration engine technology. This technique results in superior alignment and attachment processes for better optical coupling, higher manufacturing yield and consistent robust optical performance. The module is approximately half the size of four individual SFP+s and a fraction of the cost, thus saving customers from both the size and cost perspective.

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