Gemfire Corporation is a planar integrated optical component company. Gemfire is developing a family of products based on three technology platforms: lithium niobate, polymers and semiconductor lasers. Our first products are currently in the engineering prototype and testing phase, and are soon to be transitioned to new state-of-the-art volume manufacturing facilities. Gemfire has developed proprietary processing methods and device designs that enable large-area integration of many waveguide and optical switching devices on the platforms. Gemfire is developing a family of products based on three technology platforms: lithium niobate, polymers and semiconductor lasers. Our first products are currently in the engineering prototype and testing phase, and are soon to be transitioned to new state-of-the-art volume manufacturing facilities. Gemfire has developed proprietary processing methods and device designs that enable large-area integration of many waveguide and optical switching devi

Financials

Date Type Amount Investors Valuation
09/13/07 Series E 37M Aperture, Centaurus Capital, Dali, Hook Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Loudwater Partners, Mohr, Davidow Ventures, Spring Creek Partners, Uberior Equity, Cisco Systems, Corning, Finisar, Intel Capital, Kodak, LG Electronics, Microvision, Ricoh, Stanford University, TriQuent Semiconductor Unknown

People

William Bischel (VP R&D)

Richard Tompane (President/CEO)

Jeff Kalk (Board Member)

Russell Childs (Director of Operations)

Alan Green (VP Finance)

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