Since founding Juniper Networks 20 years ago, I’ve worked tirelessly with Juniper engineers to deliver on our commitment to invest in and incubate disruptive innovation.
Today, I’m pleased to share that Juniper Networks has entered into an agreement to acquire Aurrion, a disruptive innovator in silicon-photonics technology. If you’re not familiar with silicon-photonics, consider this:
Over the past almost two decades, Juniper has dramatically reduced the cost per bit-per-second of the electronics portion of networking systems. Unfortunately, the optoelectronics portion—the one that converts electricity to light and vice-versa—has not followed a similar cost curve.
Historically, the optoelectronic portion represented significantly less than half the cost of a networking system, especially for optoelectronics designed for short to medium distances. If we fast forward to today, we see that things have completely reversed: the optoelectronics portion now represents significantly more than half …