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NeoPhotonics was incorporated as NanoGram Corporation in October 1996 in the State of Delaware.   The company initially developed nanomaterials for a variety of applications, before focusing on telecommunications products and changing its name to NeoPhotonics in 2002.  Also during 2002 and 2003, NeoPhotonics spun out two new companies to pursue non-telecom applications, NanoGram Devices Corporation, a medical device battery company, and NanoGram Corporation, a nanomaterials applications company.  NanoGram Devices was acquired by Greatbatch Inc., in 2004 and NanoGram Corporation was acquired by Teijin Limited in 2010.
 
NeoPhotonics has grown rapidly and added customers, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 25% from 2005 through 2012.  In addition to developing its own technology and products, NeoPhotonics has added key technologies and products through a series of acquisitions:

March 2003:  
Lightwave Microsystems Corporation, a developer and fabricator of photonic integrated circuits

March 2006:  
Photon Technology Co., Ltd. (now named NeoPhotonics (China) Co., Ltd.), a manufacturer of active optoelectronics, transceivers and modules

June 2006:  
Lightconnect, Inc., which expanded our product portfolio by adding a line of micro-electromechanical systems based optical components and modules

June 2006:  
OpTun, Inc., a developer of ROADM technology
 
August 2006:  
BeamExpress, Inc., an integrator of active indium phosphide telecommunications devices in parallel optics high-speed transceivers

November 2006: 
Paxera Corporation, a developer of tunable technology for dynamically reconfigurable networks

February 2008: 
Certain assets and intellectual property from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation relating to the manufacture of high-speed transceivers

October 2011: 
Santur Corporation, a leading provider of tunable lasers and high speed data transmission modules based on innovation laser array technologies

March 2013: 
LAPIS Semiconductor Optical Components Unit, a market leader in design and manufacture of GaAs & InP components for high speed fiber optics networks

 

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Year Founded:
1996

Employees:
approximately 3000

Global Presence:
Asia, North America, Europe