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Lightwave Microsystems  Acquired by NeoPhotonics (2003)

2911 Zanker Road
Santa Clara, CA 95134
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Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Bandel L Carano (Oak Investment Partners);  Mark Dubovoy (Leapfrog Ventures);  John Grillos (Robertson Stephens) Steve Jurvetson (Draper Fisher Jurvetson) Drew Lanza (E/O Networks VP Engineering) Anthony J Ley (Harmonic CEO);  Michael Orsak (Worldview Technology Partners) Bob Pavey (Morgenthaler Ventures)

Business description: Lightwave Microsystems designs and manufactures LightWeaver(TM)planar lightwave circuits and integrated devices for advanced optical communications systems.  Devices are fabricated using both silica and polymer waveguide technology to provide passive and active components.  Passive components include AWG DWDMs, splitters, couplers, and taps.  Active components include optical switch arrays and VOAs.
Partners include: Hitachi, Ltd.

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Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1989
Headcount: 201-300 as of Jan 2002
Rounds: 5
Capital Raised: 159.3M
Ownership: Acquired by NeoPhotonics (2003)