TMCNet:  Silicon Photonics Innovator Kotura Reports 40 Percent Revenue Growth in 2012

[February 12, 2013]

Silicon Photonics Innovator Kotura Reports 40 Percent Revenue Growth in 2012

MONTEREY PARK, CA, Feb 12, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Silicon photonics innovator Kotura, Inc. today announced 2012 revenue growth of 40 percent and points to the growing demand for faster, limitless access to digital information as a key driver for future growth. A recognized leader in the silicon photonics industry, Kotura's photonic integrated chips address the pressing bandwidth and performance needs of data centers supporting cloud computing, virtualization and other data intensive applications.


In addition to revenue growth, Kotura received nods in 2012 from Inc.

magazine and Deloitte for their growth from 2007-2011 during which time they experienced 848 percent revenue growth. Having been named to Inc. magazine's Inc. 500|5000 fastest growing private companies and Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 and chalking up a number of technology and product wins, Kotura marks 2012 as a major milestone year.

"From a product standpoint 2012 was a turning point for our company," said Jean-Louis Malinge, Kotura president and CEO. "We exceeded 60,000 channels shipping per month, more than doubling from the previous year. In addition, we launched our 100 Gb/s Optical Engine, which is targeted to data centers and high performance computing applications. In 2012, we strengthened our technology position with the addition of seven new patents granted and 22 new patents filed, bringing Kotura's total to 130 filed or granted technology patents -- the strongest technology patent position in our industry." Coming off of a high growth year, Kotura is focused on the future, which in the short term includes high-volume production of its Optical Engine, a low-power, 100 Gb/s chip solution that supports the interconnect fabric for next generation data centers and high performance computing.

According to Cisco's Global Cloud Index released in October 2012, data center traffic will top 6.6 zettabytes by 2016, a fourfold increase from 2011. "Data center and cloud traffic are global trends driven by the consumer's need for instant access to digital information and the strong desire to access personal and business content anywhere," said Malinge. "The growth of mobility is pushing performance demands on data centers in ways that we couldn't have predicted five years ago." Kotura's Optical Engine addresses the performance demands being placed on data centers and high performance computing interconnects.

An inexpensive, small form factor chip solution that reduces power consumption and provides a high level of integration, Kotura's silicon photonics platform supports optical engines using Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM), in which multiple signals can share the same fiber path.

"As the only silicon photonics provider to offer WDM, Kotura's Optical Engine offers distinct advantages, including reducing the cost of fiber and associated connectors within the interconnect fabric for 4x25 GHz solutions by a factor of four, as well as readily expanding from four channels to eight, 16 or even 40 channels over a single strand of optical fiber," added Malinge.

2013 promises to be an exciting year for Kotura with strategic partnerships, technology advancements and sampling of its Optical Engine by year end. "We're optimally positioned for the explosive growth of silicon photonics into more and more markets. Kotura has invested heavily in its team and technology, and we look forward to being a part of new computing solutions that outperform what is possible today," concluded Malinge.

Kotura will be demonstrating its Optical Engine next month at OFC/NFOEC in Anaheim, Calif. from March 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center. For more information about Kotura, please visit www.kotura.com.

About Kotura, Inc.

Kotura, Inc. is an established innovator in silicon photonics. Founded in 2004, Kotura's singular focus is on the application of silicon photonics to solve unique communications problems through a technology platform that adheres to four key attributes: small footprint, power efficiency, high performance and affordability. Kotura has earned a track record of reliability and credibility through business processes that center on operational excellence. The company's low-power, 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s) Optical Engine is designed to support the interconnect fabric for next generation data centers and high performance computers. An ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Kotura is headquartered in Monterey Park, Calif. with an office in Shenzhen, China. For more information, please visit www.kotura.com or follow the company on Facebook.

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