EFFECT Photonics receives funding

20 September 2019

EFFECT Photonics has secured €5M in funding from PhotonDelta to support its growing business. The funds will be used to further accelerate product development and business scale-up, and thereby strengthens the integrated photonics ecosystem.

EFFECT Photonics’ CEO James Regan says the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and cloud services are growing in popularity every day, increasing the demand for the best service possible. “These applications all depend on the next generation of connectivity, and 5G mobile infrastructure relies on the backing of a world-class optical network enabled by EFFECT Photonics. We are extremely proud that PhotonDelta shows this confidence in us, and are certain that the investment will support our ongoing work to enable this next era of photonics connectivity.”

CTO Boudewijn Docter adds: “At EFFECT Photonics, we integrate all of the optical functions into a single chip and combine it with low-cost, non-hermetic packaging and automatic tuning. Thus DWDM – the proven solution for core and metro networks – is now simple, cost-effective and scalable enough for 5G infrastructure rollouts around the world. This funding allows us to really push forward our next-generation products to bring even more powerful optical systems to the edges of the network”.

PhotonDelta CEO Ewit Roos explains: “EFFECT Photonics is a key player within our ecosystem, a frontrunner that develops and delivers complex integrated optical products in a high-volume global market that demands 5G connectivity now. To this end, we are thrilled to fund EFFECT Photonics in developing their products and scaling up their business. Their products are supported by many other companies in the field of photonic integration services and components. Thus, the business growth of EFFECT Photonics has a profound impact as it leverages the scale of activity and innovation of the entire supply chain of integrated photonics in the Netherlands.”