SAN JOSE, Calif. – On February 6, 2019, Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of Luxtera, Inc., a privately-held semiconductor company based in Carlsbad, Calif.
Luxtera uses silicon photonics technology to build integrated optics capabilities for webscale companies, enterprise data centers, service providers, and other companies.
Luxtera’s technology is critically important with the emerging class of distributed cloud, mobility, and IoT applications that is creating a 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. Cisco and Luxtera optics technologies together present a strategic opportunity to support customers as they expand and navigate market transitions.
Silicon photonics accelerates data transfer speeds, reduces complexity to support bandwidth at scale, and removes network infrastructure constraints in a cost-effective manner.
Cisco’s investment in silicon and optics is at the heart of Cisco’s Intent-Based Networking strategy, enabling networking and security at scale, all powered by analytics.