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NeoPhotonics  (Stock symbol: NPTN ) Acquired by Lumentum (2021 $ 918,000,000 )

2911 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95134
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Tim Jenks (04/20/1998)
President/COO/Operations: Raymond Cheung (11/10/2008)
General Management: Ping Xie (2003)
Finance: Elizabeth Eby (8/16/2017)
Technology: Wupen Yuen (09/30/2006) ; Winston Way
Sales/Marketing: Yang Chiah Yee ; G Ferris Lipscomb
General Counsel/Legal: Barbara Rogan

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Michael J Sophie (UTStarcom Former CFO) Charles J Abbe (Viavi Solutions Former President/COO) Dmitry Akhanov (Rusnano USA President/CEO) Ihab Tarazi (Equinix Former CTO) Rajiv Ramaswami (Broadcom EVP & GM) Yanbing Li (Google VP Engineering, Google Cloud) Kimberly Y Chainey (AptarGroup General Counsel) Bandel L Carano (Oak Investment Partners)
Advisory board: Alexei A Andreev (Draper Fischer Jurvetson Managing Director)
Former outside board: Robert Peng (Concord Investments Managing Director) Steve Xu (Shenzhen Changyuan New Material CEO/Chairman);  Zhang-yong Huang (Photon Technology Former President);  T Peter Thomas (ATA Ventures General Partner) Lee Sen Ting (WR Hambrecht & Co. Managing Director) Bjorn Olsson (Ericsson SVP Business Unit) Allan Kwan (Yahoo! VP) Sergey Polikarpov (RUSSANO Managing Director);  Maurice E P Gunderson (Presidio Partners) Anthony B Evnin (Venrock Associates) Fred Grafton (Raychem President);  Norman Hall (Alliant Partners);  Steve Jurvetson (Draper Fisher Jurvetson Managing Director) Yves Lamarre (CDP Capital Technology Ventures);  Ray Rothrock (Venrock Associates) Ken Westrick (New Focus CEO);  Bob Williams (Bay Partners)

Business description: NeoPhotonics is a leading developer and manufacturer of ultra-pure light lasers and optoelectronic products that transmit, receive and switch the highest speed over distance digital optical signals for Cloud and hyper-scale data centers, internet content providers and telecom networks. This is key to continuing to manage the explosive data traffic growth in Cloud and hyper-scale data centers. We specialize in products that operate at the highest speed over distance to 400Gbps and beyond data rates that enable networks to be optimized for maximum capacity per fiber. Our products have the speed, size, low power consumption and interoperability to directly transmit data using industry standard Internet Protocol coding, or IP over DWDM wavelengths, greatly simplifying data networks. We are the world’s primary supplier of tunable lasers that emit the ultra-pure light that is required for the highest speed over distance fiber optic communications links. We forward integrate our lasers and our high performance coherent optical components into transmit/receive modules, or transceivers. Our high speed transceiver modules drive down costs, extend reach and directly interconnect with switches and routers.
Partners include: Azzurri Technology Group

Rounds: 6
Recent Fundings: Jan 2010   Jun 2008
Capital raised: 221.0M
Last Round: 9.8M
Ownership: Acquired by Lumentum (2021 $ 918,000,000 ) Ipo Filing
Stock Symbol: NPTN
Corporate investors: International Finance Corporation;  Dow Corning;  NEC;  Nth Power Technologies;  DuPont Capital;  Shanghai Industrial Holdings;  Mitsubishi Capital

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Record updated: Nov 2021
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1997
Headcount: 501-600 as of Nov 2021
Rounds: 6
Recent Fundings: Jan 2010   Jun 2008
Capital Raised: 221.0M
Last Round: 9.8M
Ownership: Acquired by Lumentum (2021 $ 918,000,000 ) Ipo Filing
Stock Symbol: NPTN