SITRI and Accelink Announce Cooperative Agreement on Opto-Electronic Communication
SITRI, the innovation center for accelerating the development and commercialization of “More than Moore” solutions to power the Internet of Things, and Accelink Technologies Co., Ltd., the leading opto-electronic components supplier in China, announced today they have signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of opto-electronic communication.
The agreement will allow Accelink and SITRI to combine their respective strengths in optical technology and further promote MEMS optical components, silicon photonics, MEMS technology, and opto-electronics technology. It calls for strategic cooperation at the technology and product levels, as well as in market development.
“China’s optical communications industry has developed an international competitive advantage,” said Charles Yang, President of SITRI. “Accelink is a leader in the field and has developed several standards for optical components in China. By joining forces with them, SITRI not only strengthens our position in the vital optical market, we also build on our R&D capabilities in optical technologies.”
As the largest opto-electronic components supplier in China, Accelink is the leading Chinese company with the ability to conduct systematic and strategic R&D on the component level and is the first Chinese company to own chip level technology and mass production capabilities.
“MEMS and silicon photonics technology is vital to the future development of optical components,” said Hao Mao, Vice President of Accelink. “The MEMS and silicon photonics technology and expertise SITRI brings to this relationship are key to helping us fulfill our strategic vision for the optical market.”
SITRI is emerging as the center for “More than Moore” commercialization and industry development, providing 360-degree solutions for companies and startups pursuing these new technologies, including investment, design, simulation, market engagement and company growth support. SITRI is associated with the Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and has established strong ties to a broad range of Chinese industry, research and university players. This ecosystem enables these new businesses to grow by quickly taking their innovations from concept to commercialization. The addition of Accelink as a SITRI collaborator represents an important step in developing and promoting optical communications and opto-electronic solutions.
SITRI (Shanghai Industrial µTechnology Research Institute)is an innovation center established to accelerate the development and commercialization of “More than Moore” solutions to power the Internet of Things. As a global organization, SITRI offers its partners and customers a 360-degree solution offering – from funding, IP and ecosystem development to engineering services, marketing research, manufacturing resources and China market access – helping them more quickly move their ideas from concept to commercialization. For more information, visit www.sitrigroup.com.
Accelink Technologies Co., Ltd, (Stock Code: 002281). Accelink is currently the largest opto-electronic components supplier in China. It is the only Chinese company with the ability to conduct systematic/strategic R&D on the component level and is the first Chinese company to own chip level technology and mass production capabilities. Accelink was founded in 2001 with Solid-state Device Institute of China P&T Ministry as its predecessor, which has over 20 years of R&D experience in opto-electronic components. In August, 2009, Accelink went public on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, becoming the first opto-electronic components supplier in China to do so. In December, 2012, Accelink merged with Wuhan Telecommunication Devices Co., Ltd. (WTD). Accelink’s basic technology platforms include: semiconductor material growth; semiconductor processing and planar light wave guide; optics design and packaging; thermal analysis and mechanics design; high frequency simulation and design; software and subsystem development. With these platforms, Accelink can provide a vast product portfolio and various solutions, as well as vertical integration from chip level to subsystem level. Applications for Accelink solutions include telecom, data com, wireless, and sensing, among others. For more information, visit: www.accelink.com.