Acacia Wins ECOC Industry Award for its Family of 400G Pluggable Coherent Solutions with 3D Siliconization Technology

MAYNARD, Mass., Dec. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA), a leading provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products, today announced that its family of 400G pluggable coherent solutions have won the optical integration (Silicon Photonics) category of the first-ever ECOC Exhibition Industry awards. Utilizing Acacia’s 3D siliconization technology, Acacia’s 400G pluggable module family features an expansive list of interoperability solutions (400ZR, OpenZR+, Open ROADM MSA and CableLabs Coherent Optics Physical Layer Specification) in QSFP-DD, OSFP and CFP2-DCO pluggable form factors for cloud data center (DCI) interconnects and service provider networks. Acacia’s 400G pluggable coherent solutions were designed to enable network operators to address increasing bandwidth demand through a simplified network architecture to help reduce both capital and operational expenditures.

“For more than a decade, Acacia has been executing on its vision to unleash the full potential of silicon technology in optical interconnects and this award is a testament to our efforts,” said Tom Williams, Vice President of Marketing at Acacia Communications. “By utilizing our 3D Siliconization technology, Acacia has been able to move beyond traditional optics manufacturing, utilizing semiconductor processes that are designed to enable these 400G coherent pluggable modules to scale to address higher-volume applications.”

400G pluggable modules represent a key architectural change in high-bandwidth data center interconnects because they can be plugged directly into switches and routers offering the same density for both coherent DWDM and client optics in the same chassis. As bandwidth demands continue to grow, these solutions are designed to help cloud providers increase the capacity of the optical interfaces that connect their data centers around the globe. The use of coherent optics in switches and routers can simplify architectures, resulting in reductions in capital and operational expenditures. The same technology can be combined with higher performance standards for the potential to drive more traditional transport applications toward CFP2-DCO solutions.

“Congratulations to Acacia for winning one of only six awards being given in honor of ECOC’s 25th anniversary,” said Emma Harvey, Commercial Director, Nexus Media Events, organizers of the ECOC Exhibition. “After careful consideration, our judges determined that Acacia’s 400G pluggable coherent solutions emphasize technology and product commercialization and highlighted significant achievements in advancing the business of optical communications and silicon photonic integration.”

3D Siliconization Technology Advantage
Acacia’s 400G pluggable coherent solutions leverage its 3D siliconization technology that takes advantage of Acacia’s expertise in high-performance silicon PICs and low power digital signal processors (DSPs.) Acacia’s 3D Siliconization applies integration and 3D stacking techniques to enable a single device that includes the high-speed opto-electronic functions necessary for coherent communications. This device, which includes the DSP, photonic integrated circuitry, drivers and TIAs, is manufactured using standard electronics packaging processes. Advantages of 3D Siliconization include the reduction of electrical interconnects and improved signal integrity, leading to improvements in performance, cost, reliability, power consumption, and size.

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About Acacia Communications
Acacia Communications develops, manufactures and sells high-speed coherent optical interconnect products that are designed to transform communications networks through improvements in performance, capacity and cost. By implementing optical interconnect technology in a silicon-based platform, a process Acacia Communications refers to as the “siliconization of optical interconnect,” Acacia Communications is able to offer products at higher speeds and density with lower power consumption, that meet the needs of cloud and service providers and can be easily integrated in a cost-effective manner with existing network equipment. For more information about Acacia, visit or follow on Twitter at @AcaciaComms.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes statements concerning Acacia Communications and its future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words “may,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “target,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “will” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions are intended to help you identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are only predictions. The events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements may not be achieved or occur and actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Acacia has based these forward-looking statements largely on their current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that Acacia believes may affect their respective businesses, financial condition and results of operations. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions including, without limitation, the risks set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in Acacia’s public reports filed with the SEC, including Acacia’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 and most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2020 filed with the SEC and in other filings that Acacia may make with the SEC in the future. Acacia assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For further information:
Public Relations Contact:
Kelly Karr
Office: 408-718-9350

Acacia Investor Relations Contact:
Monica Gould
Office: (212) 871-3927

Lindsay Savarese
Office: (212) 331-8417

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