Source Photonics Enhances Production Capabilities with the Opening of a New Laser Fab and Assembly Facility
West Hills, CA – February 25, 2019 – A focus on meeting growing customer demands in rapidly evolving data center and 5G markets is behind leading global manufacturer Source Photonics’ expansion.
Source Photonics, a leader in optical component and transceiver innovation, has confirmed the opening of its new fabrication facility in Jintan, China to support its global growth. This further enhances the company’s advantage in the optical communications industry in which a majority of manufacturers are fabless. It will double Source Photonics’ capacity of Indium Phosphide (InP) lasers and related components and will augment the company’s existing fab in Hsinchu in Taiwan, which has itself doubled its output over the past three years. With a total investment of over $50 million, this facility supports SP’s commitment to bringing innovation to meet our customer’s needs well into the future.
The firm’s Jintan fabrication plant includes a fully integrated laser chip production capability, high-precision TO operations, and an advanced R&D facility to support the company’s global technology roadmap and regional customers. Its chip capabilities include base wafer, regrowth, and chip processing, while its TO operations will support the advanced requirements emerging for high speed PON and 5G markets. This investment follows recent expansions at the company’s Hsinchu, Taiwan facility which has over 20 years of experience in laser production. These expansions include significant expansion in MOCVD and advanced coating technologies. The Taiwan facility also recently completed expansions to support transceiver assembly in support of customers’ demands for resiliency in their supply chains.
“These new investments support our integrated manufacturing approach which is critical to meeting the ever-growing needs of our customers” said Doug Wright, CEO. “Managing the entire value chain from laser production through transceiver assembly gives SP differentiated capability that enhances speed to market, yields manufacturing innovations, and offers flexibility our customers demand”.
The new facility includes advanced R&D and reliability lab facilities and is built in accordance with the company’s proprietary Source Management System (SMS) which is built around Lean practices. It includes state-of-the-art environmental controls including a zero-discharge waste treatment capability that meets the highest standards in environmental stewardship. As part of their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Source Photonics adheres and commits to the highest standards in employee well-being, environmental sustainability, and ethical behavior, in accordance with the Source Photonics core values of quality, innovation, talent, and growth.
About Source Photonics:
Source Photonics is a leading provider of innovative and reliable optical communications technology that enables communications and connectivity in data centers, metro, and access networks. We invent next-generation solutions to provide customers with enabling technologies to support the rapidly increasing demands of cloud infrastructure, wireless communications, routing, and fiber-to-the-premises worldwide. Source Photonics is headquartered in West Hills, California, with manufacturing facilities, R&D, and sales offices worldwide. For more information about Source Photonics, please visit www.sourcephotonics.com.