Phononic Announces General Availability of Non-Hermetic Thermoelectric Cooler

ReefTECTM, the ground-breaking non-hermetic
TEC platform, was also recognized by Lightwave’s Innovation Reviews
program as a top product and solution for optical networking equipment

the global leader delivering disruptive and sustainable solid-state
thermal management solutions today announced general availability of
ReefTECTM, its proprietary Non-Hermetic Compatible
Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC) Platform. Uniquely designed for the
demanding and ever-changing thermal needs of optical communications
equipment, Phononic’s unprecedented non-hermetic TEC platform has also
been recognized as an honoree in the 2019 Lightwave Innovation Reviews
program. Phononic will be presented this award at the Optical
Networking and Communication (OFC) Conference
on March 4 in San

Phononic’s Non-Hermetic Compatible Thermoelectric Cooler Platform is
re-engineered from the ground up to provide high reliability and
best-in-class cooling performance for non-hermetic laser packaging.
Building upon Phononic’s unique expertise in cooling optoelectronic
components, this advancement brings to market a high-quality solution
that dramatically improves survivability in the most challenging
non-hermetic environments relative to traditional TECs – while still
reducing overall TEC and TOSA power consumption.

“The optical communications market is facing intense pressure to reduce
package and product costs, while still keeping pace with increasing
network speeds required by 5G and modern data center applications,” said
Alex Guichard, director of product marketing, Optoelectronics at
Phononic. “We are thrilled to announce general availability for this TEC
platform, and in tandem, have this technology recognized by Lightwave.
This further validates our mission to provide to the optical
communications market a non-hermetic solution that offers dramatically
improved robustness in non-hermetic environments without sacrificing

Phononic developed this platform throughout 2018 while working in
partnership with leading optical components manufacturers on their
cooled, non-hermetic transmitter optical subassembly (TOSA) development
programs. “The feedback we consistently received from our partners was
our TEC had to be resilient to environmental challenges that could arise
for a cooled laser operating in a non-hermetic environment,” said Kevin
Granucci, Phononic’s VP/GM of Optoelectronics. “This platform surpasses
those expectations. Today’s general availability announcement is
emblematic of our confidence in the vetting we have conducted with our

“Cooled, non-hermetic laser packages represent a vast opportunity to
fundamentally change the trade-offs between cost and performance in
optical transceivers,” said Vladimir Kozlov, founder and CEO of
LightCounting. “Packaging technologies like chip-on-board and photonic
integration will achieve unprecedented cost per bit for next-generation
optical components.”

Presented annually by Lightwave, the Lightwave Innovation Reviews
program distinguishes top products and solutions available within the
optical networking industry as determined by a stellar panel of
third-party judges. Judges include industry executives and analysts from
a wide variety of service providers, technology developers, industry
analysts and journalists. The Innovation Reviews are judged based on the
following six criteria: originality, innovation, positive impact on the
customer, how well it addresses a new or existing requirement, novelty
of approach and cost-effectiveness.

“The 4.0 score Phononic’s Non-Hermetic Thermoelectric Cooler achieved
indicates how well the product can meet customer needs,” said Stephen
Hardy, editorial director of Lightwave and program director of the
2019 Lightwave Innovation Reviews. “Our judges cited the cooler’s
performance and power-saving features in their ratings.”

Visit Phononic at OFC, March 4-7 at booth #2041 for a live demonstration
of the ReefTECTM platform and to discuss how it enables new
laser packaging approaches. To learn more about Phononic’s other
differentiated thermoelectric cooling solutions, visit:

About Phononic

Phononic is reimagining cooling and heating in ways never thought
possible. Its breakthrough technology is transforming industries and
creating new markets with innovative solid-state solutions that disrupt
traditional models and ways of working. Using less energy, less
ozone-depleting chemicals, less noise and space, Phononic’s Thermal
Engine and integrated system design allow designers, engineers and
industry leaders to reinvent and explore what’s possible. Phononic is
the critical element of innovation needed to radically change what it
means to be efficient, effective and sustainable. Rethink what has been
designed to keep things cool and hot.

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About Lightwave

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senior-level decision makers for optical communications worldwide.
Lightwave serves technology vendors, communications carriers and major
enterprises with a complete and nuanced picture of the optical
communications business environment. Lightwave is a valued information
source for information related to FTTx, networking, equipment design,
MSO optics, and test and measurement for corporate executives,
department heads, project managers, network engineers and others making
strategic decisions that are critical to the success of their
businesses. Lightwave is a unit of PennWell Corporation.


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