Innovative component technology, proven product development, and a commitment to customer support

Connecting at the speed of light

Our Unique Expertise

Acacia’s approach to siliconization of the optical interconnect requires a team with a broad range of capabilities. The engineering and management teams at Acacia not only have extensive experience in optical systems and networking, but they are also industry leaders in specific technical areas, such as silicon photonics and algorithm development.

Four Core Capabilities

Algorithms Development
ASIC Design and Verification

Silicon Photonic Integration
System Optimization

RF Layout
RF Simulation

Subsystem Integration
Customer Collaboration

Acacia has all the pieces to the interconnect puzzle

Our Competitive Strengths

Our expertise in a wide range of advanced technologies allows us to innovate at the rapid pace expected by our telecommunications and data networking end users.
Murugesan Shanmugaraj
President and Chief Executive Officer
John F. Gavin
Chief Financial Officer
Benny P. Mikkelsen
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Christian J. Rasmussen
Founder, VP of Digital Signal Processing & Optics
Mehrdad Givehchi
Founder, VP of Hardware and Software
Bhupendra C. Shah
VP of Engineering
John J. LoMedico
VP Sales and Business Development
Janene I. Asgeirsson
VP, General Counsel
John P. Kavanagh
Senior VP of Operations
Renee M. Pianka
Chief Human Resources Officer

A leading provider of high-speed integrated optical interconnect modules

Acacia is a leading provider of high-speed integrated optical interconnect modules which enhance network performance by improving the capabilities of optical equipment, routers and switches while simultaneously reducing operating costs for network equipment manufacturers and cloud and service providers.

Leveraging the strength of silicon for photonics

Acacia uses silicon as the platform for the integration of multiple discrete photonic functions and offers greater levels of integration while reducing the density and cost of optical interconnect products. Leveraging the advances in silicon processing, each new generation of product has enabled higher data rates, lower power and higher performance than the one before.

Low power digital signal processing technology

Leveraging internally developed signal processing algorithms, Acacia is able to introduce low power CMOS integrated circuits that offer both flexibility and performance.

Customer collaboration provides deep understanding of market needs

Acacia works closely with its customers to gain deep insights into the current and future needs within a market. We design our products with their input in mind to not only meet their customer demands, but anticipate future innovation and development within an industry.

A partner in the success of our customers

Acacia customers want to integrate products quickly and efficiently to get to market early and reduce development costs. Applications support is the key.


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Learn how Acacia’s technologies are making breakthroughs.

Recent white papers:

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