Sept. 28, 2004 - Honeywell International Inc. and SiOptical Inc. announced Friday that they will develop MEMS-based components for next-generation communication networks for military and commercial use. The companies will work together to produce two technologies for faster, better performing communications networks by 2006.
Honeywell will provide its expertise in silicon-on-insulator and optical MEMS technologies, while SiOptical will share its intellectual property and engineering design capabilities. The companies estimate they will offer a tool for improving high-speed servers in communications networks by the end of 2005, and will have a platform for opto-electronic processing and communications networking in 2006.
Honeywell is a diversified technology company headquartered in Morristown, N.J. SiOptical is an integrated optics and electronics startup based in Allentown, Penn.