MACOM’s InnovationZone to Feature Industry Leaders in Cloud Data Center and 5G Connectivity Solutions at OFC 2019


MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (MACOM) today announced the debut of its InnovationZone at OFC 2019, a showcase highlighting the forerunners of todays Cloud Data Center and 5G industries. The first of its kind, MACOMs InnovationZone will feature key industry vendors demonstrating interoperability with live and static modules, including:

  • 64 GBaud Coherent for Long-Haul, Metro and DCI
  • 400 Gbps PAM-4 for FR4/DR4
  • 200/400 Gbps for SR-8 and AOC
  • 200 Gbps Analog CDRs for CWDM4
  • 100 Gbps for DR/FR and CWDM4
  • 25/50 Gbps Optical Connectivity for 5G
  • 10/25 Gbps PON

The InnovationZone will showcase industry leaders such as Accelink, Alpha, CIG, Colorchip, Cube Optics, Delta, Dust Photonics, FOC, Hisense, Innolight, Intel, Lumentum, Luxhsare-ICT, Mentech, Molex, NeoPhotonics, OE Solutions, Potron Tech, Ruigu, T&W, Tibitcom, Tsuhan, W Optics and YSOD plugged into live and static switch demonstrations.

MACOMs InnovationZone represents the best of todays innovative solutions for Cloud Data Center and 5G connectivity, said Preet Virk, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networks, MACOM. Featuring MACOMs leading components and technology in industry solutions, the InnovationZone showcases the ongoing progress component suppliers and module vendors are making towards enabling the next-generation of optical connectivity, demonstrated in the newly popular PlugFest event style.

Intel is pleased to join in the industrys first ever InnovationZone at OFC with MACOM, said Scott Schube, Director of Strategic Marketing, Intel Corporation. This event showcases leading solutions for supporting next-generation optical networking, including Intels 100Gbps silicon photonics-based CWDM4 modules.

MACOMs InnovationZone is the first of its kind, and an opportunity for industry vendors to demonstrate interoperability for next generation networking solutions. ColorChip is excited to participate and contribute our SystemOnGlassTM 100G 2km and 10km solutions to this demonstration, said Yigal Ezra, CEO of ColorChip.

MACOMs new InnovationZone serves as testament to the companys continued leadership as the leading component supplier and enabler for Cloud Data Center and 5G applications. With a broad portfolio of products and wealth of technological expertise, MACOM is positioned to continue to enable the industry at every speed and feed.

Visit MACOMs InnovationZone at OFC 2019, Booth #2739, March 5th-7th in San Diego. To make an appointment, contact your local sales representative. For more information on MACOMs optical networking solutions visit:

ABOUT MACOM: MACOM enables a better-connected and safer world by delivering breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and satellite networks that satisfy societys insatiable demand for information.

Today, MACOM powers the infrastructure that millions of lives and livelihoods depend on every minute to communicate, transact business, travel, stay informed and be entertained. Our technology increases the speed and coverage of the mobile Internet and enables fiber optic networks to carry previously unimaginable volumes of traffic to businesses, homes and datacenters.

Keeping us all safe, MACOM technology enables next-generation radars for air traffic control and weather forecasting, as well as mission success on the modern networked battlefield. MACOM is the partner of choice to the worlds leading communications infrastructure, aerospace and defense companies, helping solve their most complex challenges in areas including network capacity, signal coverage, energy efficiency and field reliability, through its best-in-class team and broad portfolio of analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products.

MACOM is a pillar of the semiconductor industry, thriving for more than 60 years of daring to change the world for the better, through bold technological strokes that deliver true competitive advantage to customers and superior value to investors.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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