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POET Technologies will provide Celestial AI with its optics


TORONTO, Feb. 10 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — POET Technologies Inc. (“POET“or the”Society” (TSX Venture: PTK; OTCQX: POETF), the designer and developer of the POET™ optical interposer and photonic integrated circuits (PIC) for the data center and telecommunications markets, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Celestial AI will provide multi-laser integrated external light source (ELS) modules using its advanced packaging platform based on the POET optical interposer. The agreement includes a contract for the continued development of the platform, as well as a purchase order for initial quantities of the advanced modules.

Celestial AI is an artificial intelligence accelerator company that has a proprietary technology platform that enables the next generation of high-performance computing solutions. Celestial AI’s mission is to fundamentally transform computing efficiency with its Photonic Fabric™ technology platform, which uses light for the movement of data both within and between chips. “The custom optical interposition platform we co-developed with POET is one of the most advanced of its kind in high-speed computing,” said David Lazovsky, Founder and CEO of Celestial AI. “POET’s lightweight motors provide us with precision optical power sources in a highly integrated form factor that meet the demands of our Orion AI accelerator products.” Celestial AI’s Orion AI acceleration products serve the AI ​​chipset market which Omdia predicts will exceed $70 billion in 2025.

“We are truly excited to take the next step with Celestial AI, one of the leading technology companies in this burgeoning field, to create a highly differentiated way to co-package electronics and photonics and help overcome challenges fundamentals of speed and power faced in high-performance computing,” said Dr. Suresh Venkatesan, CEO of POET Technologies. “The challenges of this application are precisely those that the POET optical interposer was designed to overcome. They are the same ones that datacom and telecommunications companies face when looking to consolidate electronics and optics and achieve data transmission speeds of 3.2 and 6.4 Tbs over a number of channels with multiple wavelengths, with lower power consumption and higher stability. The multi-laser integrated external light source developed for this application has direct applicability to other sensing and data communication products.

About POET Technologies Inc.
POET Technologies is a design and development company providing integration solutions based on the POET Optical Interposer™, a novel platform that enables the seamless integration of electronic and photonic devices into a single multi-chip module using advanced wafer-level semiconductor fabrication techniques and packaging methods. POET’s optical interposer eliminates costly components and the labor-intensive assembly, alignment, run-in, and test methods used in conventional photonics. The cost-effective integration scheme and scalability of the POET Optical Interposer brings value to any device or system that integrates electronics and photonics, including some of the fastest growing areas of computing, such as intelligence artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles and high-speed networking for cloud service providers and data centers. POET is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Allentown PA, Shenzhen, China and Singapore. More information can be obtained at www.poet-technologies.com.

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