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AFOP: Fiber Optics Components

December 22, 2014

There are companies that provide other companies with the products and services they need to do business in a day-to-day basis. These companies have specific expertise and manufacturing capabilities that allow them to be the company that other companies rely on since they can provide these products in the required volume and the all important economical price.

Alliance Fiber Optics Products (AFOP) is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It was founded on December 12, 1995 by Peter C. Chang and Anita K. Ho.  The firm designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of high-performance fiber optic components and integrated modules incorporating these components, for leading and emerging communications equipment manufacturers and service providers in North America, Europe and Asia.

AFOP provides a wide array of products including interconnect devices that are used to connect optical fibers and components, couplers and splitters that are used to divide and combine optical power, and wavelength division multiplexing devices, such as DWDM and CWDM, that separate and combine multiple specific wavelengths.

The company’s emphasis on design for manufacturing and its comprehensive manufacturing expertise allows it to manufacture its products efficiently, with high quality and in volume quantities. Its product scope and ability to integrate its components into optical modules enable AFOP to satisfy a broad spectrum of customer requirements across the optical networking market. AFOP’s customers deploy its products in long-haul networks that connect cities, metropolitan networks that connect areas within cities, last mile access networks that connect to individual businesses and homes, and enterprise networks within businesses.

More than 15 years since its founding, AFOP continues to provide its customers with products that help power and run the information technology world that we life in. Given the rapid and multifaceted changes occurring in the information world AFOP has to be at the cutting-edge while at the same time able to deliver at an acceptable price. So far the company has been able to do this and is in fact achieving admirable growth and sustainability.

 

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