Source Photonics, a leader in optical component and transceiver innovation, has confirmed the opening of its new fabrication facility in Jintan, China to support its global growth. This further enhances the company’s advantage in the optical communications industry in which a majority of manufacturers are fabless. It will double Source Photonics’ capacity of Indium Phosphide (InP) lasers and related components and will augment the company’s existing fab in Hsinchu in Taiwan, which has itself doubled its output over the past three years. With a total investment of over $50 million, this facility supports Source Photonics’ commitment to bringing innovation to meet its customers’ needs well into the future.
The firm’s Jintan fabrication plant includes a fully integrated laser chip production capability, high-precision TO operations, and an advanced R&D facility to support the company’s global technology roadmap and regional customers. Its chip capabilities include base wafer, regrowth, and chip processing, while its TO operations will support the advanced requirements emerging for high speed PON and 5G markets. This investment follows recent expansions at the company’s Hsinchu, Taiwan facility which has over 20 years of experience in laser production. These expansions include significant expansion in MOCVD and advanced coating technologies. The Taiwan facility also recently completed expansions to support transceiver assembly in support of customers’ demands for resiliency in their supply chains.
“These new investments support our integrated manufacturing approach which is critical to meeting the ever-growing needs of our customers” said Doug Wright, CEO. “Managing the entire value chain from laser production through transceiver assembly gives SP differentiated capability that enhances speed to market, yields manufacturing innovations, and offers flexibility our customers demand”.
The new facility includes advanced R&D and reliability lab facilities and is built in accordance with the company’s proprietary Source Management System (SMS) which is built around Lean practices. It includes state-of-the-art environmental controls including a zero-discharge waste treatment capability that meets the highest standards in environmental stewardship. As an active member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), Source Photonics is committed to maintaining the highest standards in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).