Molex, an Electronics Interconnection Solution Provider, Acquires Nistica, a Maker of High Bandwidth Optical Modules

Molex, a manufacturer of electronic interconnection solutions based in Lisle, Illinois USA, announced the acquisition of Nistica, a developer and producer of wavelength selective switching (WSS). Nistica’s technology is especially distinctive in the emerging segment of high-port-count WSS.

Nistica of Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA, is a supplier of optical modules intended to simplify, automate and make affordable the offering of high bandwidth applications for the global telecommunication markets. It specializes in WSS, a signal routing engine for metro/long-haul telecom networks.

In the LED realm, Molex produces the interconnect solutions for making light engines and LEDs interoperable in luminaires. The company also manufactures optical connectivity solutions for optoelectronics and optical transport. The Molex optical transport portfolio offers products designed to increase wavelength spectral capacity while extending the reach. This combination of capabilities gives customers outstanding flexibility to improve network utilization and enable a highly reliable, cost-effective optical communications network.

Nistica to be Integrated into Molex Optical Solutions Group

Molex says that Nistica’s comprehensive suite of wavelength management solutions will enhance its offerings for next-generation architectures of the core of metro and long-haul networks. Nistica’s business will be integrated into the Molex Optical Solutions Group, an international provider of optical solutions.

“Tremendous growth in broadband consumption is driving new innovations in the telecommunications industry,” said Tim Ruff, senior vice president, Molex Business Development. “The Nistica acquisition offers Molex a unique value proposition by deepening technical engagement and complementing our extensive solutions portfolio for customers on the forefront of developing next-generation optical architectures. This exciting technology aligns well with our Molex growth strategy.”

“With the build-out of 5G wireless networks and the growth in data center traffic, our customers are looking for novel optical solutions at the edge and in the core of optical networks,” added Ashish Vengsarkar, CEO of Nistica. “The acquisition by Molex enables us to scale in capacity and bring a comprehensive portfolio of next-generation products to the market.”

Doug Busch, vice president and general manager, Molex Optical Solutions business unit, commented, “Integrating high-port-count WSS capability into our optical transport portfolio will allow us to expand our offering to customers driving the dynamic growth of communications networks.”

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