SOURCE: Cosemi Technologies, Inc.

Cosemi Technologies, Inc.

July 21, 2015 13:25 ET

Cosemi Named Finalist for 22nd Annual OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Awards in Consumer Devices & Software Category

Winners to Be Announced at October 8 Awards Gala Celebrating Technology Innovation in Orange County

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 21, 2015) - Cosemi Technologies, Inc., a global leader in innovative high-speed connectivity solutions, has been named a finalist in the Consumer Devices & Software category of the Orange County Technology Alliance annual High-Tech Innovation Awards for its OptoHD™ HDMI Hybrid Active Optical Cable (AOC). Award winners will be announced at a gala dinner on October 8, 2015 at the Westin South Coast Plaza.

As displays become bigger and have higher resolution, the IO (Input/Output) connection between devices (source to display) becomes a barrier, limiting the user experience. Standard category cable -- such as copper -- simply can't handle the higher speeds and resolutions that users desire, and fiber and HDBaseT cables are cost prohibitive. Cosemi's OptoHD HDMI Hybrid AOC removes limitations by providing an elegant high-speed interconnect between devices. Cosemi's fully self-powered solution takes advantage of the optical connectivity used in telecom and datacom in combination with a simple, robust design that makes it a "plug-n-play" connection for various devices in the home and workplace.

An established optical components designer and manufacturer, Cosemi is removing the cost and complexity barriers that have prohibited the adoption of optical connectivity for consumer devices.

"Our patented OptoHD HDMI Hybrid AOC leapfrogs the abilities of existing copper cabling solutions for connectivity that is greater than 10Gbps," noted Dr. Nguyen X. Nguyen, Cosemi CEO. "Fiber optics are universally recognized as being the most feasible high speed connection technology, but making them manufacturable and affordable to consumers has been an issue that has stumped the industry. We've designed a platform that changes that."

"Our judges reviewed significantly more product nominations this year than in previous years -- and selecting finalists was not an easy task," said Peter Craig, CEO, OC Tech Alliance. "We congratulate Cosemi on being selected as a finalist and look forward to welcoming them at the gala."

Now in its 22nd year, the High-Tech Innovation Awards is Southern California's premier awards program event celebrating achievement among the regional tech industry. The OC Tech Alliance honors local companies, individuals and products that drive innovation in Orange County.

For a complete list of the High-Tech Innovation Awards finalists, visit

About Cosemi

A global leader in innovative high-speed connectivity solutions, Cosemi Technologies, Inc. is focused on enabling optical connectivity everywhere. Cosemi designs and manufactures high-speed fiber optic components and active optical cables that form the building blocks for infrastructures supporting today's unprecedented data growth. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of quality solutions that service the Datacom/Telecom, Fiber-in-the-home (FITH), Home Entertainment, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) and Consumer Electronics markets. Founded in 2006, Cosemi is the first fabless optical component solution provider in the industry, and the company's unique, unburdened business model allows them to pass on significant cost savings to customers.

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