Molex a annoncé fin août l’inauguration officielle d’une nouvelle installation de recherche et développement à Bridgewater, dans le New Jersey, faisant suite au rachat en septembre 2018 de Nistica, un fournisseur de modules optiques de type WSS (wavelength selective switching). L’achèvement de la construction représente un investissement important de la part de Molex pour le développement de solutions optiques pour les réseaux de télécommunication.

Molex has announced the grand opening of a new research and development facility in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The building completion represents a significant investment by Molex in the future of optical wavelength solutions for telecommunications networks.

“Molex is excited to mark our Bridgewater facility grand opening to recognize the outstanding work of our talented employees in this important region, to establish a center of excellence for Wavelength Selective Switches (WSS) and to advance the development of other innovative applications of optical technology to create value for our customers and society,” said Doug Busch, vice president and general manager.

The Molex facility features eco-friendly clean rooms and extensive capabilities for designing and prototype manufacturing of optical solutions for the rapidly emerging segment of metro and long-haul telecommunications networks. Busch added, “Global consumer IP traffic has approached 100 exabytes per month and with the emergence of 5G connectivity, data center traffic will continue to explode. Molex scalable WSS modules and signal routing solutions simplify and automate the dynamic routing of wavelengths in demanding networks.”

In 2018, Molex acquired the business of New Jersey-based Nistica, which had a long entrepreneurial history within the New Jersey ecosystem.