PMC-Sierra Inc (NASDAQ:PMCS) & Acacia Communications Announce Interoperability Certifications


Dallas, Texas 04/10/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) – PMC-Sierra Inc (NASDAQ:PMCS) which is a semiconductor and software solution provider for enterprises looking for big data solutions announced last month that it has tied up with Acacia Communications, which is a solution provider for the fiber optic transmission provider to certify their two products for interoperability with each other’s processor models.

The interoperability has been accomplished between PMC-Sierra Inc (NASDAQ:PMCS) “DIGI 120G OTN Processor” and Acacia Communications “AC100 100G Coherent module” in their attempt to deliver robust technology solution platform to help network providers  reduce  costs and improve economies of managing 100G OTN in a metro network.

Commenting about the certification of the devices on each other’s platform for interoperability, PMC-Sierra Inc (NASDAQ:PMCS) vice president of marketing and application Babak Samimi has been quoted to have said that, “Our DIGI 120G allows equipment makers to deliver 100G and OTN switching in the form factor and power profile needed to enable mass deployment of 100G OTN in the metro. Demonstrating interoperability with Acacia’s module is an important step to show that the ecosystem is ready for the 100G transition.”

In his statement to the press, Acacia’s President and CEO Raj Shanmugaraj went on to add that by successfully demonstrating seamless interoperability the two firms are attempting to provide a platform for telecom operators to easily transition their services to 100G services in networks across worldwide. He went on to add that the AC100 module produced by his company allows companies to reduce their power consumption and cost of operations, by incorporating proprietary “digital signal processing technology”.

The two firms focus through this initiative is to cater to the growing demand for big data solutions by enterprises to cater to the growing demand for network solutions in metro areas. Since then the stock of the 1.46 billion market capped firm has posted 3.5 percent reduction in its share price.

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