Fast Photonics USA, an advanced high speed optical transceiver manufacturer, has announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Richardson, Texas. The extensive facility covers 20,000 ft2 with the ability to expand to 100,000 ft2. The operation will utilize state-of-the-art robotic manufacturing and testing techniques and will offer price competitive products at high production volumes. Fast Photonics’ specialization in high-speed photonic products positions the company to supply critical components for the nationwide broadband infrastructure upgrade. The products produced at the facility include 100G to 1.6T optical transceivers and active optical cables for telecom and datacom applications.

The establishment of this facility is a direct result of the growing demand from customers for U.S. manufactured optical modules. As the first optical transceiver manufacturer to undertake “Made in the USA” manufacturing, Fast Photonics offers full compliance with TAA and the Build America, Buy America Act.

“All customers want the same, no matter where they are located, they want to be supported locally,” stated Eric Liu, general manager of Fast Photonics USA. “By having a presence in the U.S., we will deliver more to our customers, interact with them, and align our product development more with their unique needs.”

In addition, the company will be exhibiting optical transceivers and linear pluggable optical modules at OFC 2024 in San Diego, Calif. from March  26-28, 2024.