Silicon Photonics Innovator Kotura Reports 40 Percent Revenue Growth in 2012
MONTEREY PARK, CA, Feb 12, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Silicon photonics innovator Kotura, Inc. today announced 2012
revenue growth of 40 percent and points to the growing demand for
faster, limitless access to digital information as a key driver for
future growth. A recognized leader in the silicon photonics industry,
Kotura's photonic integrated chips address the pressing bandwidth and
performance needs of data centers supporting cloud computing,
virtualization and other data intensive applications.
In addition to revenue growth, Kotura received nods in 2012 from Inc.
magazine and Deloitte for their growth from 2007-2011 during which
time they experienced 848 percent revenue growth. Having been named
to Inc. magazine's Inc. 500|5000 fastest growing private companies
and Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 and chalking up a number of
technology and product wins, Kotura marks 2012 as a major milestone
"From a product standpoint 2012 was a turning point for our company,"
said Jean-Louis Malinge, Kotura president and CEO. "We exceeded
60,000 channels shipping per month, more than doubling from the
previous year. In addition, we launched our 100 Gb/s Optical Engine,
which is targeted to data centers and high performance computing
applications. In 2012, we strengthened our technology position with
the addition of seven new patents granted and 22 new patents filed,
bringing Kotura's total to 130 filed or granted technology patents --
the strongest technology patent position in our industry."
Coming off of a high growth year, Kotura is focused on the future,
which in the short term includes high-volume production of its
Optical Engine, a low-power, 100 Gb/s chip solution that supports the
interconnect fabric for next generation data centers and high
According to Cisco's Global Cloud Index released in October 2012,
data center traffic will top 6.6 zettabytes by 2016, a fourfold
increase from 2011. "Data center and cloud traffic are global trends
driven by the consumer's need for instant access to digital
information and the strong desire to access personal and business
content anywhere," said Malinge. "The growth of mobility is pushing
performance demands on data centers in ways that we couldn't have
predicted five years ago."
Kotura's Optical Engine addresses the performance demands being
placed on data centers and high performance computing interconnects.
An inexpensive, small form factor chip solution that reduces power
consumption and provides a high level of integration, Kotura's
silicon photonics platform supports optical engines using Wave
Division Multiplexing (WDM), in which multiple signals can share the
same fiber path.
"As the only silicon photonics provider to offer WDM, Kotura's
Optical Engine offers distinct advantages, including reducing the
cost of fiber and associated connectors within the interconnect
fabric for 4x25 GHz solutions by a factor of four, as well as readily
expanding from four channels to eight, 16 or even 40 channels over a
single strand of optical fiber," added Malinge.
2013 promises to be an exciting year for Kotura with strategic
partnerships, technology advancements and sampling of its Optical
Engine by year end. "We're optimally positioned for the explosive
growth of silicon photonics into more and more markets. Kotura has
invested heavily in its team and technology, and we look forward to
being a part of new computing solutions that outperform what is
possible today," concluded Malinge.
Kotura will be demonstrating its Optical Engine next month at
OFC/NFOEC in Anaheim, Calif. from March 19-21 at the Anaheim
Convention Center. For more information about Kotura, please visit
About Kotura, Inc.
Kotura, Inc. is an established innovator in
silicon photonics. Founded in 2004, Kotura's singular focus is on the
application of silicon photonics to solve unique communications
problems through a technology platform that adheres to four key
attributes: small footprint, power efficiency, high performance and
affordability. Kotura has earned a track record of reliability and
credibility through business processes that center on operational
excellence. The company's low-power, 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s)
Optical Engine is designed to support the interconnect fabric for
next generation data centers and high performance computers. An ISO
9001:2008 certified company, Kotura is headquartered in Monterey
Park, Calif. with an office in Shenzhen, China. For more information,
please visit www.kotura.com or follow the company on Facebook.
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