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New silicon photonics player Elenion announces itself

Created Janaury 9, 2017

Elenion Technologies, a company that is already shipping silicon photonics-based optical engines, has announced itself. Elenion is owned by Marlin Equity Partners, the investment firm that also owns systems vendor, Coriant, and has been active for over two years.

“We are now introducing ourselves as we are getting enough requests that it seemed the appropriate time,” said Larry Schwerin, Elenion’s CEO. “We are developing a platform leveraging silicon photonics but we have other capabilities.”



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Teledyne LeCroy announces new NVMe-MI conformance tests

Created January 9, 2017

Teledyne LeCroy, a developer of protocol test solutions, has announced the availability of a new set of storage conformance tests targeted at testing NVM Express SSDs that support the NVM Express Management Interface specification. NVMe SSDs have enabled high performance storage systems and are now featuring out-of-band management through MCTP using PCIe and SMBus binding protocols.



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Yahoo!Japan deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress for data centre interconnect

Created January 9, 2017

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that internet company Yahoo!Japan has deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress to interconnect its data centres in Osaka. The Cloud Xpress enables Yahoo!Japan to interconnect data centres with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption to support delivery of internet services to customers.



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Tektronix wins ACE award for Test & Measurement with its Keithley DMM7510

Created January 9, 2017

Industry’s first graphical sampling multimeter, the DMM7510, features 7½ digit resolution, waveform capture and a touch user interface.

Tektronix, a provider of measurement solutions, has announced that its Keithley DMM7510 Graphical Sampling Multimeter was named a winner in the 2016 UBM Americas ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards in the Test and Measurement category. The awards program recognises the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics.



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Semtech LoRa technology enables nationwide LPWAN in Canada

Created January 9, 2017

Semtech, a developer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has announced that its award-winning LoRa devices and wireless RF technology are being deployed by Eleven-x, a software developer for wireless telecommunications, for the first carrier-grade IoT network rollout throughout Canada.



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Teraxion repurchases institutional shareholders’ equity

Created January 5, 2017

TeraXion’s management announced on December 20th, 2016, that it has repurchased the equity held by the company’s institutional shareholders. The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), its investment division, BDC Capital, and RBC Royal Bank financially backed this transaction.



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Industry partners commit to NFV interoperability testing initiative

Created January 5, 2017

Optical communications giants Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the Network Functions Virtualization Interoperability Testing Initiative (NFV-ITI), which is designed to help communication service providers to address the challenges related to NFV deployment and Cloud transformation within multi-vendor network environments.



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Molex invests in Excelfore, expanding scope of in-vehicle connected platforms

Created January 5, 2017

Molex, a global manufacturer of interconnect solutions, has announced a strategic global collaboration and investment in Excelfore, an innovative Silicon Valley-based provider of cloud platform and connectivity applications for intelligent transportation. Molex’s investment in a “Series A” round of funding secured a 20% minority ownership of Excelfore.



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Nokia and Ooredoo Algeria achieve transmission rate of 1 Tbit/s in African field trial

Created December 22, 2016

Working in partnership with Nokia, Ooredoo Algeria has successfully achieved a groundbreaking transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa’s first field trial of innovative optical communications technology.

The trial was conducted between the cities of Algiers and Ain Defla over a distance exceeding 200 km. Commercial deployment of the technology is set to allow Ooredoo Algeria to offer high capacity-based solutions to its subscribers. This will be one of the first commercial deployments of this innovative Nokia technology, which allows service providers to maximize the performance and flexibility of optical fibre.



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SK Telecom selects Coriant 100G submarine system for undersea link

Created December 22, 2016

Coriant, a supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, has announced that SK Telecom, Korea’s largest telecommunications company, has selected a Coriant submarine solution to extend 100G connectivity to Ulleungdo Island off Korea.



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