The optical data center interconnect patent assets of Adolite Inc., including 9 granted US patents are for sale. Advisory firm Hilco Streambank, specializing in the sale of intellectual property assets and domain name brokerage, is marketing for sale these patent assets.
Offers to acquire the assets are due by December 1, 2020. An auction will be held on December 3, 2020.
With data center infrastructures feeling the pressure of the increasing demand for data, Adolite’s patented technology “has led the way in developing highly sophisticated and innovative optical interconnect solutions” that support data center expansion and keep pace with demand.
Rather than relying on traditional embedded fibers, Adolite’s patented data center interconnect technology uses polymer to create higher-performance optical transceivers and on-board optics, ranging from 100G (gigabits per second) to 1.2T. It would be the only company that uses a patented single-layer polymer FPC (Flexible Printed-Circuit) which may allow for higher volume production and lower costs.
“With the combination of laser and silicon integrated optics, Adolite’s hybrid technology allows for higher bandwidth rates, longer transmission distances, and higher speed connections within data centers,” said Gabe Fried, CEO of Hilco Streambank. “Adolite’s patented FPC is based on specialized polymer materials and uses a single-layer structure that is simpler and costs less than the alternative three-layer structure.”
Data centers, 5G operators, CSPs
Adolite’s technology serves multiple markets, including data centers, 5G operators and cloud computing providers (CSPs). Adolite’s innovative technology would allow customers to meet performance requirements, quickly expand infrastructure and deliver more data to more customers faster.
Hilco Streambank is part of Northbrook, Illinois based Hilco Global, a global authority on maximizing the value of business assets by delivering valuation, monetization and advisory solutions to an international marketplace.