Company Profile

GC Holdings Inc (AKA: Gemfire)
Profile last edited on: 5/1/18      CAGE: 34YZ2      UEI:

Business Identifier: Integrated optic platforms and polymers
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Inactive (Acquired)
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Location Information

1220 Page Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538
   (510) 438-7524
Location: Single
Congr. District: 17
County: Alameda

Public Profile

In Marcj 2103, GC Holding (Gemfiire) was acquired by Kaiam. GC Holdings is an umbrella company of Gemfire committed to take advantage of leading-edge materials technologies and the inherent advantages they bring to photonics applications. The firm's core competencies and expertise allows the creation of best-in-family products for a range of applications. The first firm in the portfolio was Gemfire Corporation, a manufacturer specializing in applying semiconductor processing technologies and proprietary polymers to optical platforms creating a new family of high-performance telecom components. In Feb 2004, GC Holdings had acquired Avanex Corporation's silica planar lightwave circuit (PLC) unit in Livington, Scotland. In April 2004, GC Holdings acquired assets and key technology from the former Nova Crystals Inc which enable APD detectors and highest-gain bandwidth products using bonded InGaAs-in-silicon platforms.

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VC funded?
Privately Held
Stock Info
IP Holdings

Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2013 2 MDA $1,399,871
Project Title: Compact Fiber Optic Gyroscope for Tactical Applications
2008 1 Navy $69,916
Project Title: Tunable Polarization Insensitive Digital Fiber Optic Wavelength Converter with Built-In Test
2006 2 MDA $2,099,950
Project Title: Low Cost, High Performance IFOG Sensors using Hybrid Integration

Key People / Management

  Peter Heim

  John W Kastelic