Cork’s Firecomms in fibre components deal with global player

28 Mar 2013

Cork-based fibre communications technology company Firecomms has secured a major deal with a global supplier of fibre components to the automotive sector and other industries, LEONI.

Chinese corporation ZJF Group acquired Firecomms in 2010, which resulted in a €5m R&D investment and growth of the company’s headcount from 18 to 30 employees.

Firecomms will collaborate with the Business Unit Fiber Optics of the LEONI Group to develop the market for its RedLink LED-based fibre optic solution, which is offered with an LC connector and a connector interface that is compatible with Avago Technologies Versatile Link interface.

The Business Unit Fiber Optics of the LEONI Group is one of the leading suppliers of fibre optical technology for special applications in industry, sensor technology and analytics, as well as in science, communication and laser medicine.

Available in mid-2013, Firecomms RedLinkseries will include DC-1 Mb, DC-5 Mb, DC-10 Mb and DC-50 Mb transceivers with an operating temperature ranging from -40°C to 85°C.

“The increasing market demand has motivated us to provide our clients a higher degree of freedom in their supply chain,” says Hugh Hennessy, vice-president sales and marketing of Firecomms Ltd.

“We welcome the co-operation with LEONI Fiber Optics, who can complement our product offering with their expertise as a leading supplier of optical fibres, cables and assemblies. The synergy of our RedLink with LEONI’s FiberConnect product lines offers clear cost-benefit advantages for our clients.”

Fibre optics image via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years