News | August 25, 2021

ECOC 2021 - TRUMPF Presents Enhanced Performance For Datacom With New Generation Of VCSEL And Photodiode Solutions

TRUMPF Photonic Components will showcase new products for datacom at European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Bordeaux, France - /

TRUMPF Photonic Components, a German-based global leader in VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers) and photodiode solutions for data communications will showcase new products for datacom at European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Bordeaux, France (September 13th -16th 2021, booth 501).

The high-tech company has a new generation of VCSELs and photodiodes with superior performance at higher temperatures thanks to an extensively upgraded manufacturing platform with enhanced process control and better yields. The VCSELs feature fully passivated die and extra mechanical protection for the mesa for enhanced reliability. The matching photodiode has low dark current and additional ground pad for better shielding which also provides ground-signal or signal-ground options for mounting. With these features, TRUMPF enables cost savings for its data center and high-performance computing customers not only from the reduced energy cost from less cooling, but also from less device related failures in the field.

“With our strong heritage in VCSEL and photodiode technology, we are continuously working to push the boundaries of what is possible” said Ralph Gudde VP of Marketing and Sales. “While we are pleased to offer expanded temperature range on our devices up to 56Gbps today, we are now focusing on bringing our 112Gbps solutions to the market early next year, with first samples targeted for December 2021” he added. Next to the data communication market, the company also offers solutions for consumer electronic, industrial sensing and industrial heating markets.

TRUMPF will be demonstrating its 56Gbps VCSEL and photodiode functioning as a link in collaboration with transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and VCSEL driver at ECOC in Bordeaux, France.

Visit TRUMPF Photonic Components at ECOC 2021, booth 501

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About TRUMPF Photonic Components
TRUMPF Photonic Components is a global technology leader, supplying VCSEL and photodiode solutions for consumer electronics, datacom, industrial sensing and heating markets. More than two billion VCSEL chips and photodiodes has been shipped worldwide so far. The employees continue to drive the technological know-how that has been established for over 20 years now in order to maintain its leadership position. The long-established technology was acquired by TRUMPF in 2019. The company has its headquarters in Ulm, Germany, with further sales locations in the Netherlands, China, Korea and the US.

TRUMPF Photonic Components belongs to the TRUMPF Group, a high-technology company that offers production solutions in the machine tool and laser sectors. TRUMPF is the world technological and market leader for machine tools used in flexible sheet metal processing, and also for industrial lasers and metal 3D printing. In 2019/20 the company which has about 14,300 employees achieved sales of 3.5 billion euros. With over 70 subsidiaries, the TRUMPF Group is represented in nearly all the countries of Europe, North and South America, and Asia. It has production facilities in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, the USA, Mexico, China and Japan. For more information, visit

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