Acacia Communications Recognized in Fierce Innovation Awards

Acacia’s CFP-DCO Module Wins Fierce Innovation Award in the Core Networking Category

MAYNARD, Mass., Nov. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA), a leading provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products, today announced that its CFP-DCO module has been named the winner in the Core Networking category in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, a carrier-reviewed awards program from the publisher of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable

Finalists’ applications were reviewed by an exclusive panel of executives from major telecommunications companies including Verizon, TeliaSonera, Comcast, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Full profiles of the judges can be found at All applications were evaluated based on effectiveness, ease of use, return on investment, true innovation and end-user impact.

Introduced in 2014, Acacia’s CFP-DCO module is a pluggable coherent optical interconnect solution based on Acacia’s low-power Sky DSP ASIC. Acacia’s CFP-DCO, which incorporates its internally developed silicon photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology, is easily integrated into customers’ existing network equipment. Initially, introduced for metro applications, Acacia recently announced a long haul version of its CFP-DCO. 

“We are honored to have our CFP-DCO module recognized by an impressive panel of industry experts as a winner of a Fierce Innovation Award,” said Bhupen Shah, Vice President of Engineering for Acacia Communications. “We take great pride in the pace of innovation that our team has been able to achieve and believe this provides real value to our customers.”

On November 7th, Acacia announced sampling of its CFP2-DCO module. Acacia’s CFP2-DCO module incorporates Acacia’s new lower power digital signal processor (DSP) ASIC based on 16nm CMOS technology. The CFP2-DCO module offers a pluggable solution with four times the faceplate capacity of the CFP-DCO module. This capacity increase is achieved by reducing the width of the module by a factor of two and doubling the maximum data transmission rate from 100 Gbps to 200 Gbps.

About Acacia Communications
Acacia Communications develops, manufactures and sells high-speed coherent optical interconnect products that are designed to transform communications networks through improvements in performance, capacity and cost. By leveraging silicon technology to build optical interconnects, a process Acacia refers to as the “siliconization of optical interconnect,” Acacia is able to offer products at higher speeds and density with low power consumption, that meet the needs of cloud and service providers and can be easily integrated in a cost effective manner with existing network equipment.



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