Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), is a leader in optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical, enterprise and data center, and wireless access markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation, photonic integration, transceiver and subsystem design, Oclaro’s solutions are at the heart of the fast optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, voice over IP, SaaS and other high-speed and bandwidth-intensive applications.
Demand for bandwidth and low latency in the core network continues to explode, with video services, cloud computing, voice over IP and social media driving more network traffic. The telecommunications market has started to expand beyond the small number of very large equipment providers (OEMs), and is now migrating to captive networks, created solely for in-house use by large video services, search engine and cloud computing companies. In addition, the changing needs of the internet are driving an evolution in network topologies. This evolution, combined with the dramatic increase in the need for bandwidth and reduced latency, has created opportunities for new optical technologies and component innovations.
At Oclaro, we are investing our R&D where our technology innovation delivers real value and differentiation for the customers we serve. With our heritage of optical innovation we are leading in the very high speed segments of the optical communications market at 40G and above. These solutions are targeted at three distinct, large and growing markets:
The core optical network is at the heart of the Internet highway that provides the bandwidth, speed, reach and flexibility to run new and exciting applications such streaming video, social media, cloud computing and voice over IP. We are a leading supplier of optical products at the component, transceiver, and module level, including tunable lasers, receivers, and modulators, that are needed for high-speed transmission, and we are leading the fastest growing 40G and 100G segments.
Enterprises and data centers have grown in complexity as they manage the rapidly escalating demands for increased bandwidth and diverse types of data driven through the consumerization of IT and the transition to SaaS services. These next generation architectures, such as hyperscale data centers, require very high speed interconnects to support intensive data traffic within and between corporate datacenters. We are a leading supplier of client-side and short reach optical transceivers at 10G, 40G, 100G and, in some cases, less than 10G, into data communications and enterprise solutions.
With the increasing demand of mobile connectivity on an ever increasing range of devices, from phones to tablet computers, enabling the consumer to use bandwidth intensive applications such as video streaming requires mobile infrastructure providers to use optical solutions from the mast head to a remote terminal and/or central office. We are a leading supplier of optical transceivers at speeds less than 10G into the wireless backhaul market.
Our products leverage photonics technologies to transmit, amplify, regenerate and receive data across fiber optic networks. These products enable our telecommunications and data communications customers to increase network bandwidth, reduce latency, and offer new services to their customers flexibly and cost effectively. At a high level, our products include:
To provide strong and localized customer support across the globe, we maintain R&D and product/sales support in Europe, Japan, U.S. and China. Our worldwide manufacturing operations leverage innovation and vertical integration to provide customers with flexibility and faster time to market. We combine in-house and outsourced manufacturing to maximize flexibility and customer support. We operate R&D and chip fabrication facilities in the U.S., U.K., Italy, and Japan; in-house and contract manufacturing sites in China, Malaysia and Thailand; and design, sales and service organizations in each of the major regions around the world.