Nokia Completes Acquisition of Elenion Technologies

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Nokia has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Elenion Technologies, a U.S.-based company focusing on silicon photonics technology.

The planned acquisition was originally announced February 19, 2020.


Elenion’s technology expertise and unique design platform and services enable Nokia to expand its market footprint by addressing the critical and rapidly evolving optical connectivity requirements of 5G, cloud and enterprise networking.

Ownership of these key assets brings time-to-market and cost advantages to Nokia’s broad portfolio of networking solutions by applying the massive scale and economies of silicon design and manufacturing to the optical supply chain.

Nokia enables creation of technology to connect the world. Only Nokia offers a comprehensive portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing opportunities across the globe.

With commitment to innovation, driven by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs, is a global enabler in the development and deployment of 5G networks.

The company’s communications service provider customers support more than 6.4 billion subscriptions with our radio networks, and its enterprise customers have deployed over 1,300 industrial networks worldwide.

Elenion Technologies is a vertically integrated semiconductor company driving innovation in silicon photonics-based chip design and development.

With its SiPh technology platform and design for services lineage, Elenion’s System-on-Chip solutions are tailored for a broad range of telecom, hyperscale communication and networking applications.

Based on groundbreaking work by Dr. Michael Hochberg, Elenion was founded in 2014 upon world-class experts in silicon photonics, lasers, RFICs and advanced packaging, and is led by a highly experienced team from AT&T, Bell Labs, JDSU, Luxtera, Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent and Siemens.

With ownership of a proprietary CMOS-compatible-process and design tools, coupled with partners in a high-volume production semiconductor fab and OSAT manufacturing facility, Elenion is uniquely positioned to develop and commercialize highly integrated interconnect solutions, streamlining the supply chain for rapid innovation, time to market and high-volume manufacturing.

Elenion is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in San Jose, California and Munich, Germany.