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Fiber optic equipment company: Acacia Communications (ACIA) (2009)

Acacia Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) was founded in June 2009 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts, USA, with 386 full-time employees (3/31/2019). It is a smart transceiver design, development, manufacturing and sales The company uses advanced signal processing and silicon photonic integration technology to produce 100G, 400G, and 1T high-speed optical fiber transmission equipment for (deployed in) data centers, subways, long-distance and ultra-long-distance telecommunication networks, etc.

Update:

On July 9, 2019, Cisco Systems announced the acquisition of Acacia Communications for 2.84 billion U.S. dollars (70 yuan per share), and the latter’s stock rose more than 35%.

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Acacia Communications (ACIA):

The mission of Acacia Communications is to provide high-speed coherent optical interconnection products that transform communication networks, through cloud infrastructure operators, content providers, and communication service providers to improve the performance and capacity of communication facilities, and reduce related costs.

Acacia Communications’ products include a series of low-power coherent DSP ASICs and silicon PICs. The optical interconnect module product family of Acacia Communications includes a variety of products with transmission speeds ranging from 40 to 400 Gbps, which are used in long-distance, metropolitan and cross-data Center use. Acacia Communications’ modules perform most of the digital signal processing and optical functions in the optical interconnect, and provide low power consumption, high density, high speed at an attractive price. By using standard interfaces, Acacia’s modules can be convenient Integrated and interconnected with the customer’s network equipment.

The modules of Acacia Communications are rooted in its low-power coherent DSP ASICs and silicon PICs, which are developed by Acacia specifically for its target market, while Acacia’s coherent DSP ASICs and silicon PICs are manufactured using CMOS and CMOS compatible processes.

On April 15, 2018, Acacia Communications plummeted by more than 35% due to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s prohibition of American companies from selling parts and components to ZTE.

Acacia Communications (ACIA) investment:

Acacia Communications submitted its IPO prospectus on 12/21/2015 and plans to land on Nasdaq on 5/13/2016. It will issue 4.5 million shares at an issue price of 23.00 US dollars and raise 119 million US dollars. The stock code is ACIA, which is higher than Viamet Pharmaceuticals. And SiteOne will be listed one day later!

On July 9, 2019, Cisco Systems announced the acquisition of Acacia Communications for 2.84 billion U.S. dollars (70 yuan per share), and the latter’s stock rose more than 35%.

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