Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > NanoOpto Corp. and Sumitomo Metal Mining Announce Product Development Agreements

NanoOpto Corporation, which is applying novel design methods and proprietary nano-fabrication technology to produce a broad range of unique optical components that enable higher quality, low-cost optical components and systems, and Sumitomo Metal Mining (SMM), of Japan, the world-wide leader in optical isolators and related components for fiber optic network applications, announce that their joint-development partnership has resulted in first product shipments to SMM's customers.

NanoOpto Corp. and Sumitomo Metal Mining Announce Product Development Agreements

SOMERSET, NJ & TOKYO | Posted on January 30th, 2007

The teaming of NanoOpto and Sumitomo Metal Mining and their collaboration on the development of new, integrated telecommunications components, primarily packaged Optical Isolators and custom WDM filters, will enable smaller, more highly integrated solutions at very competitive price points not feasible through traditional technologies. This relationship, which is already bringing advantages to customers, enhances both companies' abilities to address optical networking component providers' increasing demand for hardware. These new components enable Triple-Play (voice, data, and video) services through fiber infrastructure and end user premise equipment.

"SMM's Communications Components business is a very synergistic partnership with NanoOpto," said Barry Weinbaum, President and CEO of NanoOpto Corporation. "SMM's market-leading position gives them keen insight into the direction of the end user. We are excited to make the announcement of our close working relationship, and we are now shipping Optical Isolator products to customers. We are collaborating on new products which will give SMM and their customers a real competitive advantage."

Products resulting from the SMM and NanoOpto relationship will be generally available during 2007.


About NanoOpto Corp.
NanoOpto Corporation is applying proprietary nano-fabrication technology to the rapid design and high-volume manufacture of nano-optic devices for optical components and systems. The company’s nanometer scale optical function design capability combined with wafer-based manufacturing methods delivers optical components that allow more rapid prototyping, higher performance, and lower overall system cost. Both independently and with industry partners, NanoOpto uses its technology to produce superior versions of standard optical components and new classes of integrated optical subassemblies for both custom and general applications. The company has received financial backing from leading venture capitalists and is based in Somerset, New Jersey. In its October 2006 study, the Authoritative Ranking of Nanotechnology Start-up Companies for Partnership Value, Lux Research ranked NanoOpto #1 world-wide. For additional information about NanoOpto, visit .

About Sumitomo Metal Mining

Sumitomo Metal Mining was founded in 1590. In the 416 years since its founding, SMM has developed broad expertise across a diverse set of businesses. Sales for the year ended March 2006 were US $ 5.3 billion, a 29% growth over the prior year. The company has a global presence. For additional information about Sumitomo Metal Mining, please visit .

For more information, please click here

NanoOpto Corporation
Barbara Shaffer, +1 732-627-0808 x2294

Copyright © Business Wire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press


Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics October 22nd, 2016

Nanosciences: Genes on the rack October 21st, 2016

Physicists use lasers to capture first snapshots of rapid chemical bonds breaking October 21st, 2016

Nanoparticle vaccinates mice against dengue fever October 21st, 2016

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Enterprise In Space Partners with Sketchfab and 3D Hubs for NewSpace Education October 13th, 2016

Arrowhead and Spring Bank Announce Clinical Collaboration for ARC-520 and SB 9200 in Chronic Hepatitis B October 6th, 2016

STMicroelectronics’ Semiconductor Chips Contribute to Connected Toothbrush from Oral-B That Sees What You Don’t: Microcontroller and Accelerometer help brushers clean their teeth more effectively October 4th, 2016

Leti to Tackle Tomorrow's Research Strategies with Stanford University’s SystemX Alliance: French R&D Center Is the First Research Institute to Join the Collaboration and Provides Bridges Between Academia and Industry, Leveraging Alliance’s Potential October 4th, 2016

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project