News | March 6, 2013

TeraXion Announces The Acquisition Of COGO Optronics Inc Canadian Subsidiary

TeraXion, a leader in optical components and modules, is pleased to announce the acquisition of COGO Optronics Canadian Subsidiary along with critical intellectual property assets. Woodside Capital Partners acted as the exclusive advisers to this transaction.

"Today's announcement is another milestone in line with our organic and acquisitive growth strategy. The team in Ottawa and California is bringing new and highly complementary expertise to our current capabilities. The InP modulator product line developed over the years at COGO has all the attributes to meet the market’s needs for next-generation 100 Gb/s and above transceiver development", mentioned Alain-Jacques Simard, President and CEO, TeraXion. "This additional building block will accelerate the development of our photonic integration products roadmap where performance, size and power consumption are key requirements", said Martin Guy, V-P Product Management and CTO at TeraXion.

"This combination will better service the needs of our existing customers and accelerate the time to market of the rich products pipeline COGO has been developing in conjunction with leading customers", commented COGO’s CEO Alka Swanson. "Combining the advanced InP technology and products developed by COGO with the larger scale and market reach of TeraXion will result in a more stable commercial platform from which the business can be ramped to its full potential", further noted COGO's CFO Ron Lacey.

About TeraXion Inc.
TeraXion designs, manufactures and markets state-of-the-art optical components and modules for high-speed fiber-optic transmission networks, fiber lasers and optical sensing applications.

About COGO Optronics Inc.
COGO Optronics develops, manufactures and markets key technologies for next generation high speed optical networks. For more information, visit

About Woodside Capital
Woodside Capital Partners is a global, independent investment bank that delivers world-class strategic and financial advice to emerging growth companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. For more information, visit

SOURCE: TeraXion Inc.