Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX:SEV) (“Spectra7” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, announced today that a total of four tier one cable partners demonstrated a broad and extensive array of data center interconnects with Spectra7 GaugeChangerTM technology at last week’s DesignCon show at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA from January 28-30, 2020.
The annual DesignCon show in Silicon Valley is the primary venue for cable and interconnect suppliers to showcase new network technologies to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and hyperscale operators. The Global Data Center Networking Market size is expected to reach $40.3 billion by 2025, rising at a market growth of 12.3% CAGR during the forecast period.1
Demonstrations from Molex, Foxconn, Luxshare and Leoni highlighted both core switching applications where US Hyperscalers are now moving to 400G interconnects as well as server interconnect where 25G is now standard and the move to 50-100G is beginning. There was a total of six live demonstrations with Spectra7 GaugeChangerTM at the show:
- Switch Connectivity with 400G QSFP-DD cables showcased
- Demo #1 with Cisco 400G switch and Keysight Ixia 400G Ethernet traffic generator
- Demo #2 with Xilinx 400G FPGA Reference AI Development Board
- 400G OSFP Switch Connectivity cables showcased
- Demo with Arista 400G switch
- Server Connectivity cables showcased
- Demo #1: 25G SFP ACC with Multilane 25G Test System
- Demo #2: 100G SFP-DD with Multilane 100G Test System
- 400G QSFP-DD cables showcased
- Demo with Multilane 400G Test System
“Molex, Foxconn, Luxshare and Leoni are all tier one suppliers in the hyperscale interconnect market,” said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. “The adoption of our GaugeChangerTM technology by all of them will help drive the coming volume deployment of GaugeChangerTM, our data center product line.”
GaugeChangerTM is an innovative and disruptive technology that allows copper to extend much longer lengths without the cost and power penalty of optics. It works equally well at 25 Gbps NRZ and 50 Gbps PAM-4 enabling new connector standards of 100, 200 and 400 Gbps.
Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including automotive, data communications, consumer electronics, medical, and industrial. For more information, please visit www.molex.com.
Molex is a registered trademark of Molex, LLC in the United States of America and may be registered in other countries; all other trademarks listed herein belong to their respective owners.
About Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Limited (“FIT”)
Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Limited focuses on the development, manufacturing and marketing of electronic and optoelectronic connectors, antennas, acoustic components, cables and modules for applications in computers, communication equipment, consumer electronics, automobiles, industrial and green energy field products. With offices and manufacturing sites located in Asia, the Americas and Europe, FIT is a global leader in the manufacturing of high precision interconnect components.
For more information, visit FIT’s website: fit-foxconn.com/.
Luxshare-ICT (Shenzhen Stock Code:002475) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable assembly and connector system solutions for consumer, automotive, cloud, and enterprise applications. Dedicated to flexible design, agile manufacturing, and collaborative partnerships, Luxshare-ICT works with technology leaders to create innovative solutions that transform our industries. Learn more at http://en.luxshare-ict.com.
About the Leoni Group
Leoni is a global provider of products, solutions and services for energy and data management in the automotive sector and other industries. The value chain encompasses wires, optical fibers, standardised cables, special cables and assembled systems as well as intelligent products and smart services. As an innovation partner and solutions provider, Leoni supports its customers with pronounced development and systems expertise. The market-listed group of companies employs around 95,000 people in 32 countries and generated consolidated sales of EUR 5.1 billion in 2018. Learn more about Leoni’s data center interconnects at www.leoni-data.com.
About Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.
Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with design centers in Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, please visit www.spectra7.com.
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