Luxtera’s silicon photonics technology transforms how the world connects through fiber optics.
What We Do
Luxtera, Inc. is the world leader in silicon photonics and supplier of optical transceiver devices for deployment in large scale data centers and mobile infrastructure. Luxtera’s patented technology blends the long reach capabilities of single mode fiber with the low cost of highly integrated opto-electronics to deliver compelling transceiver devices that have advanced the state of the high-speed optical communications industry. This combination of attributes has been critical for cost-effectively scaling data centers as they transition to 100G and beyond to match the bandwidth needs of emerging applications across video streaming, cloud, and mobile. Luxtera’s product portfolio has seen widespread adoption across the industry due to continued innovation around performance, integration, density, and cost.
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Luxtera was founded in 2001 and is led by a team of industry-renowned researchers and seasoned executives drawn from the communications and semiconductor industries. Luxtera is backed with investment from NEA, August Capital, Sevin Rosen Funds, Lux Capital, and Industry Ventures. The company also has received significant strategic investment and project funding from some of the most successful corporate players in the networking, computing, and semiconductor industries. The company has invested over $250 million in silicon photonics R&D, and has over 197 worldwide patent filings, including 127 issued US patents covering fundamental aspects of silicon photonics core technologies, system design, integration, and package assembly.