Silicon Line NV Opens High Tech Micro Optical Manufacturing Site in Hasselt

Hasselt, Belgium, April 13th, 2016 – Silicon Line NV, a fully owned subsidiary of Silicon Line GmbH, today announced the opening of the Company’s first High Tech Micro Optical manufacturing site at the Corda Campus (Hasselt, Belgium).  This unique factory, which is using a state of the art patented manufacturing technology, will have a full production capacity of over 130 million optical units per year.

With this manufacturing facility Silicon Line will be able to accelerate the final implementation of the next generation of high speed optical connections needed for Virtual Reality, Internet of Things and 4K, 8K displays. It also supports already released solutions for HDMI 1.4 and 2.0, USB 3.1 up to 10 Gbps, DisplayPort 1.3 and MIPI D-PHY for cameras.

“We are very excited about this new high tech manufacturing facility. Silicon Line will now be able to industrialize and broaden our technology platform together with a larger number of existing and new customers. It will also increase the rate of our international expansion and allow us to have a stronger market presence in the EU, China and the US where we expect rapid sales growth in the coming years. The worldwide market for our products is enormous and this new unique manufacturing site will accelerate our growth in the on-going industry shift towards higher communication speeds where optical is the obvious way to go”, says Ruud van der Linden, CEO of Silicon Line.

About Silicon Line:
Silicon Line is a worldwide leader in developing IC’s and integrated solutions for high speed optical connections for mobile and consumer electronics markets based on our proprietary ultra-low power designs. Silicon Line products enable the power-efficient optical transportation of video, images, voice and data at the multi-gigabit speeds demanded by both today and tomorrows digital consumer lifestyles. We produce a wide range of VCSEL drivers and TIAs enabling speeds from 20 Mbps to 12.5 Gbps as well as dedicated versions for USB3.0, USB3.1, HDMI1.4, HDMI2.0 and MIPI D-PHY applications.

Silicon Line GmbH Lead Investors are:
Limburgse Investeringsmaatschappij NV, Hasselt Belgium, MVP Fund I and II GmbH & Co. KG, Munich, and Capital-E  I and II Arkiv Comm.V.A, Antwerp.

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