SOURCE: Zephyr Photonics, Inc.

Zephyr Photonics, Inc.

January 09, 2013 12:03 ET

Zephyr Photonics Launches Semiconductor Fabrication & Foundry Services Business Unit

Company to Provide DMEA Accredited, ITAR Compliant, On-Shore, Trusted Services for Semiconductor Companies

ZEPHYR COVE, NV--(Marketwire - Jan 9, 2013) -   Zephyr Photonics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of harsh environment, optical interconnect solutions for mission-critical intelligence, defense, aerospace, energy and industrial applications, today announced the launch of its Semiconductor Fabrication and Foundry Services (SFFS) business unit.

Zephyr Photonics CEO Tom Steding, PhD, stated, "Our Semiconductor Fabrication and Foundry Services business unit was formed to match the growing demands of fabless semiconductor companies and semiconductor companies with our growth, fabrication, testing and production capabilities. Zephyr Photonics currently provides time-critical device development, testing and production services for a number of key industry customers."

Among Zephyr Photonics' unique resources is its 10,000 square foot cleanroom in its Zephyr Cove facility, which includes a wide variety of growth, processing, testing, and production equipment. The facility is accredited by DMEA as the only U.S. Trusted optoelectronic foundry and IC supplier; and is ITAR compliant and ISO 9001:2008 certified. Zephyr Photonics' team combines more than 100 years of relevant experience and works seamlessly with its customers.

"Zephyr Photonics is excited about this opportunity to play a key fabrication role in the semiconductor industry, enabling our customers' innovation, and improving their time to market by leveraging our experience, in-depth knowledge, process libraries, IP and extensive facilities," said Tim McAllister, Zephyr Photonics' VP of Business Development. "Our customers couldn't have been clearer, voicing their enthusiasm with our flexibility, responsiveness, time to market, and breadth of experience, which helps them to improve their own execution and downstream customer satisfaction. We believe our new business unit will grow to be a very important part of our overall corporate mission, to be a high-performance, specialized and trusted foundry partner."

Zephyr Photonics' SFFS is fully operational, and is now ready to begin customer engagements. Interested customers can contact Tim McAllister, VP of Business Development, at or call +1 (707) 529-4694. For more information, go to

About Zephyr Photonics

For more than 25 years, Zephyr Photonics has developed innovative and advanced photonic solutions for government agencies, communication companies, and defense prime contractors. Enabled by its proprietary, wide-temperature VCSEL-based, optical technology, Zephyr Photonics brings ruggedized, high-performance optical interconnect solutions to demanding mission-critical applications. As a vertically integrated supplier, Zephyr Photonics is bringing the advantages of optical solutions to the defense, intelligence, industrial, and oil & gas industries. It operates a vertically integrated 17,000 square foot development and manufacturing facility, including cleanrooms for semiconductor epitaxial growth, device fabrication and testing, as well as device packaging and module assembly. Zephyr Photonics is a DMEA trusted supplier and foundry and is ITAR compliant and ISO 9001:2008 certified. For more information, go to

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