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Molex Enhances Fiber Optic Solution Offerings

March 20, 2015 | By Business Wire News


Molex Incorporated announced today the expansion of its fiber optic technology platform following the recent acquisition of Oplink Communications. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Molex will now manage Oplink, a leading provider of optical communication components, intelligent modules and subsystems for a wide variety of customer applications.

“Molex collaborates closely with customers to directly address their fiber optic design challenges through innovative electronic solutions,” said Doug Busch, vice president and general manager of the Molex optical solutions group. “Oplink’s capabilities, expertise and proven technologies combined with our optical product portfolio and global engineering and manufacturing platform will put Molex in a unique position to deliver complete fiber optic solutions to our customers worldwide.”

Molex is a leading supplier of advanced fiber optic interconnect systems, including connectors and adapters, optoelectronics, optical assemblies, backplanes, optical circuitry and integrated systems for telecommunications, datacom, medical, military/aerospace and other industries. Oplink’s notable record in supplying passive optical products, OMS (Optical Manufacturing Solutions) and active optoelectronics adds breadth and depth to the Molex portfolio of optical connectivity products.

Oplink specializes in creating total solutions utilizing advanced optical transport and transmission technologies for customers in the wireline, wireless telecom and datacom infrastructure markets and data center applications, as well as serving adjacent sectors of CATV, government/military and optical sensing. As bandwidth intensive applications continue to drive upgrades and expansion across customers’ networks, Oplink products deliver the needed solutions by addressing DWDM/CWDM bandwidth creation, bandwidth management, optical amplification, switching and routing, wavelength conditioning, monitoring and protection, connectivity and system-level integration of active optoelectronics and passive optical components. These leading optical solutions are fully supported by vertically integrated design and manufacturing services.

“As our customers confront increasingly complex challenges, Molex is committed to creating more customer value by offering integrated solutions that leverage a broad range of high quality optical products and technologies,” adds Busch.

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About Molex Incorporated

Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets, including data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting. Established in 1938, the company operates 50 manufacturing locations in 17 countries. The Molex website is Follow us at, watch our videos at, connect with us at and read our blog at

Molex is a registered trademark of Molex Incorporated.

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