Enablence Technologies Previews New AI Optics Technologies and Advanced Vision Product Lines at OFC 2024

Company CEO Todd Haugen Features on Lightwave Magazine Industry Panel to Discuss How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Transforming the Optical and Networking Industry

March 22, 2024 1:40 AM EDT | Source: Enablence Technologies Inc.

Fremont, California--(Newsfile Corp. - March 22, 2024) - Enablence Technologies (TSXV: ENA), a leading provider of photonics semiconductors and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for datacom, telecom, automotive and industrial automation, will showcase its first AI and advanced vision product lines at the upcoming OFC Conference in San Diego. In addition, Enablence will feature an extended roadmap of planar lightwave circuit (PLC) based devices designed for optical computing, high-channel density optical interconnectivity, and LiDAR. At OFC, Enablence will preview new optics solutions that deliver high-power handling capacity, exceptionally low loss, and efficient use of space to deliver interposers and flat performance NxN routers previously not possible in the industry.

OFC 2024

Meet us at Booth Number 1251

At OFC on Thursday, April 4th Enablence Technologies' Todd Haugen will join AFL Global, Lumentum, Infinera, VIAVI Solutions on a Lightwave Magazine industry panel to discuss how AI is transforming the optical and networking industry. AI is fast becoming a driving force for innovation within the networking industry. According to Lightwave, the AI market will easily surpass $306 Billion in 2024. Panellists will discuss a range of key insights derived from a new comprehensive AI survey conducted at OFC 2024. This is designed to help understand AI's role in shaping the future of networking. From redefining capacity to enabling proactive network management, AI is transforming traditional service providers and data center capabilities.

"AI is reshaping the optical industry in three critical areas," commented Todd Haugen, CEO Enablence Technologies. "Overall network capacity will increase as large language models (LLMs) or other generative AI models proliferate, and this will drive demand for networking optics. Demand for high bandwidth, low latency intra-rack connectivity will also accelerate. LLM training is performed by data centers with racks upon racks of GPU pods (AI compute) that need massive amounts of high bandwidth, low latency interconnectivity," noted Haugen. "Co-packaged optics (CPOs) and NxN routers will emerge to address this need. The rate of GPU deployment to provide AI computing is accelerating as companies like Nvidia increase production volumes and drive interconnect demand."

"Finally, the need for high throughput, low power AI computing inside the chassis will also quickly emerge. Companies such as Lightmatter.ai with its Envise product line are already bringing optics inside the chassis, significantly increasing throughput while dramatically decreasing power consumption and heat generation," added Haugen.

According to Enablence Technologies, the demand for optics generated by AI in all three of these areas will also re-shape how optics companies invest in R&D. It will drive unprecedented growth in optics over the next 10 years. "We are already working with customers in each of these three areas to accelerate AI transformation," said Haugen. At OFC, Enablence will demonstrate exceptionally low loss NxN routers with flat spectral performance across all channels previously not possible in the industry. The demonstration leverages the latest tuneable laser from Freedom Photonics, the FP4209, Fast Random-Access Tuneable Laser (InstaTune). This compact, self-contained, tuneable laser module can emit any wavelength within the specified range and resolution with usec switching times and is currently available in the C-band with future availability in the O- / L- / U-bands. Documentation for both products will be available at the Enablence booth, 1251.

About Enablence

Enablence Technologies Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV: ENA). Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with US operations in Fremont, California, the Company designs, manufactures, and sells advanced optical components, primarily in the form of planar light wave circuits (PLC), LiDAR technologies on silicon-based chips and artificial intelligence (AI). Enablence products support a broad range of customers in the multi-billion, datacenter, telecom, automotive, and industrial automation industries. Enablence operates a wafer fab in Fremont, California with design centers in Canada and China, supported by sales and marketing operations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.enablence.com/.

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