Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) has acquired Capella Photonics, a maker of advanced wavelength selective...

|By:, SA News Editor

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) has acquired Capella Photonics, a maker of advanced wavelength selective switch (WSS) components for optical switching hardware. The purchase comes after ALU reported a 17.5% Y/Y Q3 sales drop for its Optics division, and at a time when the company is reportedly mulling the sale of its submarine optical business. Finisar (FNSR) is a major WSS component supplier.