Luxtera

Luxtera

U.S-based Cisco subsidiary designing fabless silicon photonics semiconductors.

Luxtera is a company that develops fabless silicon photonics semiconductors to be used for complementary metal–oxide–semiconductors (CMOS) technology. Luxtera was established by Cary Gunn. It aims to offer a high-performance and low-cost materials for computing equipment. The company was acquired by Cisco in 2018 and is now operating as its subsidiary. Luxtera is based in Carlsbad, California.

Product

There are two main product groups that were designed by Luxtera – the 100G-PSM4 and the 2x100G-PSM4 OptoPHY. Both of these modules are used for CMOS purposes to manufacture processors, RAM, and digital logic circuits (Wikipedia). The difference between the two Luxtera products lie in the higher performance and flexibility of the 2x100G-PSM4 OptoPHY, in comparison to the 100G-PSM4.

Funding

Before Luxtera was acquired by Cisco for $660 million, it managed to raise capital through six funding rounds until March 2014; accumulating a total amount of $130.7 million. Past investors include Lux Capital, New Enterprise Associates, August Capital, and Sevin Rosen Funds.

Timeline

December 18, 2018

Cisco announces intent to acquire Silicon Photonics Leader, Luxtera

February 2012

Luxtera raises a $21,700,000 series C round from Lux Capital Management, Sevin Rosen Funds, August Capital, Tokyo Electron and New Enterprise Associates.

December 3, 2009

Luxtera raises a $10,000,000 series B round from Freescale Semiconductor, Sevin Rosen Funds, August Capital, Western Technology Investment, Osage University Partners and New Enterprise Associates.

March 15, 2006

Luxtera raises a $22,000,000 series C round from Sevin Rosen Funds, Freescale Semiconductor, New Enterprise Associates and August Capital.

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Adam Winnick

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Ali Ayazi

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Anne Mittman

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Behnam Analui

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Faezeh Gholami

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George Holbrook

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josh jones

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Patrice Molinari

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Sam Litvin

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Semeon Litvin

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December 18, 2018
WebWire
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced 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...

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