POET Technologies Discussion Forum
Message: Written Strategy vs Agoracom Gossip
If there's any acquiring...it's Poet being the acquirer. See the last point below from the MD&A.
Our vision is to become a global leader in photonics by deploying an Optical Interposer-based approach to the integration of photonics devices into a wide variety of vertical market applications. Our strategy includes the following key elements:
· Introduce the Optical Interposer concept to suppliers of transceivers and data center operators and form commercial partnerships for product development. Because of the magnitude of the cost savings that may be derived from the use of POET’s Optical Engines for transceiver applications, we expect to generate significant interest among both the suppliers of transceiver modules and their ultimate customers, the data center operators. In addition, the POET Optical Interposer provides a straightforward and cost-effective path to higher speed transceivers, including up to 400G and higher, providing a single platform that can span several device generations. We anticipate that several companies will be interested in pursuing commercial partnerships with POET in order to qualify and design-in our Optical Engines.
· Promote the POET Optical Interposer as a true platform technology across several photonic
applications and markets. The POET Optical Interposer is designed to be a flexible platform for the combination or integration of various photonic and electronic components. The anticipated low cost makes it suitable for applications like automotive LIDAR. The compatibility of the Optical Interposer manufacturing process with standard silicon CMOS processing opens up a wide variety of other applications where high-speed data communications is needed, such as integration with ASICs, graphics generators and high-speed switches.
· Pursue multiple potential sources of non-product revenue and strategic partnerships. In addition to
product sales, we have been pursuing Non-Recurring Engineering (“NRE”) revenues from end-use customers and/or from strategic partners. In particular, we believe our 100/200/400G transceiver components represent a uniquely attractive opportunity for collaborative development with a strategic partner(s).
· Pursue a “fab-light” strategy. “Fab-light” is a common business model in the semiconductor industry.
Such a strategy allows the Company to invest more in design and development of Optical Interposer-based solutions, expand its marketing and sales presence globally and spend less on capital equipment and maintenance of facilities, enabling a faster path to profitability.
· Pursue complementary strategic alliance or acquisition opportunities. We intend to evaluate and
selectively pursue strategic alliances or acquisition opportunities that we believe will accelerate our penetration of specific applications or vertical markets with our technology or products.
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