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Expanding Chinese Operations

Southampton Science Park company, HiLight Semiconductor, is expanding its operations in China with the opening of a new Technical Support and Sales Office in cooperation with SITRI Group, headquartered in Shanghai.

The move sees the establishment of a new company, Chip-Link Semiconductor Inc, which combines HiLight’s Chinese staff with new staff from SITRI to provide sales and technical support for local customers. Additionally, a new laboratory will accelerate the design-in process there.

Founded in 2012, HiLight designs and supplies the world’s highest performance PMD and PHY ICs for high-speed fibre-optics based communications and networking/datacentre applications. In 2021, the company reported a record year of growth, during which it surpassed the milestone of shipping over 100 million units.

CEO and Executive Chairman, Gary Steele, commented: “We are honoured to be working with SITRI group, a world-class facility and team. With this co-operation we are demonstrating our commitment to our largest market, providing local customers with the immediate support they need.”

Dr Wenwei Yang, R&D Director of SITRI said: "After a thorough market analysis it became clear to us that HiLight Semiconductor has a world-class engineering team and products, meanwhile SITRI has the state-of-the-art Silicon Photonic pilot line. By combining our talents and resources we could create a clear number one position in the optical communications and networking markets.”

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