BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 23 -- PerkinElmer Inc., provider of optical networking component and test solutions for the telecom industry, announced it is launching a strategic partnership with CENiX Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high-speed optoelectronic interfaces. The partnership will focus on the joint development and strategic supply of high-speed components, 10- and 40-Gb high-speed receivers and receiver product technology for advanced optical networks. These high-speed products support high bandwidth dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and synchronous optical networking (SONET) systems for telecom and datacom applications. "This alliance with CENiX represents a significant step in further strengthening our Telecom business," said John Engel, president of PerkinElmer Optoelectronics. "We are very excited about partnering with a company who can provide state of the art optical component design, development and manufacturing experience. PerkinElmer and CENiX are positioned to provide leading high-speed receiver and optoelectronic interface products to the optical networking industry."