Company Profile

Luxtera Inc
Profile last edited on: 1/12/23      CAGE: 1XS72      UEI:

Business Identifier: Silicon photonics technology: build complex electro-optical systems in silicon CMOS process of production
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Inactive (Acquired)
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Location Information

2320 Camino Vida Roble
Carlsbad, CA 92011
   (760) 448-3520
Location: Single
Congr. District: 49
County: San Diego

Public Profile

A spin-out form CalTech with VC funding, capital from business partners and DARPA and SBIR support, Luxtera Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company using silicon photonics technology to build complex electro-optical systems in a production silicon CMOS process. Perhaps the first company on the market with a product that monolithically incorporates active optics for data communications manufactured with low-cost silicon-based chip processing, the firmearly found serious large firm support to incl;ice Sun Microsystems. The firm underpinning class of technology - also being aggressively developed at the time by Intel and IBM - was widely predicted to displace large portions of the existing photonics industry that rely on discrete assemblies of electronic and photonic devices. Luxtera's partners had included Freescale Semiconductor that fabricates Luxtera's chips. In December 2018, it was announced that Luxtera had been acquired by Cisco for a reported $660M

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VC funded?
Privately Held
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Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2003 2 AF $649,860
Project Title: Nanophotonic Integrated Circuits

Key People / Management

  Greg Young -- President and CEO

  Joseph Balardeta -- Vice President of Engineering

  Peter De Dobbelaere -- Vice President of Engineering

  Gary Gunn -- Founder

  Thierry Pinguet

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