Earlier this month, Finisar Corp., a manufacturer of gigabit fiber optic solutions for high-speed data networks, unveiled its newly expanded, state-of-the-art fiber optics manufacturing facility in Allen, Texas.
Spanning eighteen acres within the Millennium Technology Park in Allen, the 160,000 square foot building features metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) reactors and automated assembly for Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs).
The Allen manufacturing site currently employs over 300 employees and ships hundreds of thousands of laser and sensor products each week. Finisar invested more than $13 million during the past fifteen months renovating the facility, refurbishing a second reactor, installing a second wafer fabrication line and implementing new assembly and test equipment. This investment supports the upgrade of Storage Area Networks products from 2Gbit/second to 4Gbit/second as well as the rollout of 10Gbit/second products for Local Area Networks (LANs).
"Finisar has worked hard to establish itself as a leader in the optics space, and this new facility is further proof of our success," said Joseph Young, senior vice president and general manager, Optics Group, Finisar.
Finisar acquired Honeywell International's VCSEL Optical Products business in March 2004.