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Spectra7 Works with Molex to Deliver Next Generation 800G Data Center Interconnects

Molex will Offer Active Copper Cables with new GC1122 GaugeChangerTM Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(TSX-V:SEV) Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (“Spectra7” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, today announced that Molex will support next generation 800Gbps Active Copper Cable (ACC) interconnects using Spectra7’s new GC1122 solution.


"Spectra7 has created a compelling solution to address the dramatically increasing power and cost of data center interconnects," said Chad Jameson, General Manager, IO Solutions at Molex. “We are seeing significant interest from our largest customers for 800 Gbps ACCs with Spectra7 technology and are pleased to be working with them.”

“We are thrilled to have Molex as a collaborator for our 800Gbps GaugeChanger™ technology," said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. "They are a technology and market leader in the hyperscale interconnect market."

The GC1122 is the latest addition to the GaugeChanger™ product line and extends the data rate from 56 to 112Gbps per lane. Since the GC1122 is analog and highly linear, dynamics such as line rate adjustment, multi-level signaling, intermittent line silence, transmit pre-emphasis or amplitude adjustment and receiver adaptivity are fully preserved.

GaugeChanger™ is an innovative and disruptive technology that allows copper to extend much longer lengths without the cost and power penalty of optics. It works equally well at 25 Gbps NRZ, 50 Gbps PAM-4 and 100 Gbps PAM-4 enabling new connector standards of 100, 200, 400 and 800 Gbps.

About Molex

Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, automotive, industrial and medical.

ABOUT SPECTRA7 MICROSYSTEMS INC.

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with a design center in Cork, Ireland and technical support location in Dongguan, China. For more information, please visit www.spectra7.com.

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Contacts

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.
James Bergeron
Investor Relations
289-512-0541
ir@spectra7.com