Advanced Photonics Inc. , a company specialized in semiconductors, optical communications and optical interconnection

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  • Advanced Photonics, Inc.
  • KOL304, The University of Tokyo
    Komaba 4-6-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8904, Japan
  • Developing, Design, Manufacturing, and Sales of optical interconnection related products.
  • March


Supreme Technology Advisor/Director

  • Dr.Yoshiaki Nakano, Professor of The University of Tokyo, School of Engineering

Vice President
Legal Advisor

  • Xueliang Song
  • Foo Cheong YIT
  • Takehiko Ueno (Chairman of KT Group)
  • Akira Nitta
  • AZX General Law Office http://www/

Corporate history

  • Nakano Lab of the University of Tokyo Started research of optical semiconductors, optical communications and optical interconnection.
  • In April 2003, “Business Strategy for Optical Interconnection Device” proposed by Nakano Lab was adopted as a Technology Incubation Program(TBI) in The University of Tokyo Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology and its commercialization efforts were started.
  • Advanced Photonics, Inc. was established on March 15, 2006.
  • In April 2006, University of Tokyo filed application for patent.
    Licensing Agreement was concluded in Jan 2007.

  • In Jan 2007, we succeeded in achieving 10 Gbps optical transmission among chips. Nikkei Business Daily took it up in the banner headline on the front page.
  • In July 2007, we succeeded in achieving 80Gbps optical transmission among chips. Nikkei Business Daily reported it in its Venture Business Column.
  • In October 2007, we successfully completed the second round financing from Venture capitals.

  • In September 2008 we, in collaboration with Advantest Corporation, had a major publication. This outlined the successful construction of a 40Gbps  per channel semiconductor test system (this is the fastest test system in its class)
  • In September 2008 we had a booth and gave a seminar at the InterOpto show in Tokyo. The name of the talk was “Speeding up open innovation in a new market: Optical interconnections”.
  • In April 2009 we finished our 240Gbps optical interconnect board development (supported by NEDO). This was reported in The Nikkei.
  • In January of 2010 we attended the FOE show in Tokyo as well as having a booth we also gave a seminar. This seminar was entitled “The first successes in open innovation in application to optical components”.
  • In March 2010 we completed our third round of funding.
  • In June 2010 the development of a large area PCB with optical waveguides was completed and the results were subsequently reported in the Nikkei Business Daily Newspaper.
  • In September 2013, the product plan of 100Gbps EDR AOC was covered by the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun .
  • In April 2017, we demonstrated a tiny high-resolution POF camera co-developed with KT Group and Honda Tsushin Kogyo Co., Ltd., in the technical private show held by KT Group.