Cisco Buys Luxtera for 660M
December 18, 2018
noted the intent to acquire privately-held
Luxtera, Inc, a semiconductor company based
in Carlsbad, Calif. that uses silicon
photonics to build integrated optics
capabilities for webscale and enterprise
data centers, service provider market
segments, and other customers. Luxtera's
technology, design, and manufacturing
innovation significantly improves chip scale
and performance, while lowering costs. Cisco
plans to incorporate Luxtera's technology
across its intent-based networking
portfolio, spanning enterprise, data center
and service provider markets.
◾ Future-Proof Networks for Emerging Applications: The emerging class of distributed cloud, mobility, and IoT applications is creating an unprecedented strain on existing communications infrastructure. The combination of Cisco's and Luxtera's capabilities in 100GbE/400GbE optics, silicon, and process technology will enable customers to build future-proof networks optimized for performance, reliability, and cost.
◾ Expand Cisco's 100GbE and 400GbE Portfolio: Integration of Luxtera and Cisco's optical transceiver portfolio will broaden Cisco's offering of 100GbE and 400GbE optics. As system port capacity increases from 100GbE to 400GbE and beyond, optics plays an increasingly important role in addressing network infrastructure constraints, particularly density and power requirements.
◾ Report into David Goeckeler: Upon completion of the transaction, Luxtera employees will join Cisco's Optics business under David Goeckeler, executive vice president and general manager, Networking and Security Business.