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Cisco Acquires Luxtera

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Cisco has announced that it completed the acquisition of privately-held Luxtera, Inc., a semiconductor company headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif. that uses silicon photonics to build integrated optics capabilities for webscale and enterprise data centers, service-provider market segments, and other customers. Cisco plans to incorporate Luxtera’s technology across its intent-based networking portfolio, spanning enterprise, data-center and service-provider markets. Cisco paid $660 million in cash and assumed equity awards for the acquisition of Luxtera.

Published: February 2019
Glossary
integrated optics
A thin-film device containing miniature optical components connected via optical waveguides on a transparent dielectric substrate, whose lenses, detectors, filters, couplers and so forth perform operations analogous to those of integrated electronic circuits for switching, communications and logic.
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