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Novera Optics  Acquired by LG-Nortel (2008 $ 16,000,000)

2620 Augustine Drive, Suite 101
Santa Clara, CA 95054
USA
(408) 496-6550
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Management

President/COO/Operations: Warren G. Siemers (2007); CJ Park (01/31/2004)
Finance: S. Jay Park (2003)
Technology: Mark Thomas (2007)
Sales/Marketing: Bernd Hesse
Not listed on the website: (May no longer be at the company) Isaac Ohel*;  Wayne Sorin*
Company

Business description: Novera Optics™ DGEP™ dynamic spectral equalizers are modular subsystems that provide gain flattening and tilt control in optical networks. DGEP equalizers utilize patented all-fiber acousto-optical filter technology to accomplish dynamic optical filtering in-the-fiber, delivering high performance with low insertion loss. Eight software-controlled optical notch filters operate in a closed-loop system. When inserted into the mid-stage of EDFA line amplifiers, DGEP equalizers provide finely-tunable compensation of spectral impairments in either the C or L Bands. DGEP equalizers feature low insertion loss, low polarization dependence, and operate over a broad wavelength range. Operation is line rate and channel spacing independent. A sophisticated control algorithm accepts spectral data (power per channel) from the user's optical spectral monitor via an RS-232 interface, computes filter parameters, and adjusts the tunable optical filters to achieve the desired spectral characteristics.
Partners include: ADC LG ElectronicsLucent Technologies;  World Wide Packets
Capital

Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Dec 2007   Feb 2006
Capital raised: 73.0M
Last Round: 1.8M
Ownership: Acquired by LG-Nortel (2008 $ 16,000,000)
Corporate investors: Agilent TechnologiesIntel Capital

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Overview
Record updated: Aug 2008
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1999
Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Dec 2007   Feb 2006
Capital Raised: 73.0M
Last Round: 1.8M
Ownership: Acquired by LG-Nortel (2008 $ 16,000,000)