Company History

NeoPhotonics was incorporated as NanoGram Corporation in October 1996 in the State of Delaware. The company initially developed nanomaterials for a variety of applications, prior to focusing on telecommunications products and changing its name to NeoPhotonics in 2002. NeoPhotonics spun out two new companies in 2003 to pursue non-telecom applications. NanoGram Devices Corporation was a medical device battery innovator that was acquired by Greatbatch Inc. (now Integer Holdings Corp., NYSE: ITGR) in 2004. NanoGram Corporation, a nanomaterials applications company, was acquired in 2010 by Teijin Limited, a Japanese chemical and pharmaceutical company focused on high-performance fibers.
NeoPhotonics has steadily expanded our technology base, expanded our product capability, strengthened our served market and added new customers. In addition to developing our own technologies and products, we have 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 microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-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

January 2015:
EMCORE Telecom Products, a market leader in design and manufacture of External Cavity Laser (ECL)-based tunable products for high-speed fiber optics networks

November 2015:
EigenLight Corporation, a producer of precision optical power monitoring products

January 2017:
The company divested its low speed transceiver product assets to focus exclusively on high speed technologies and solutions