Spectra7 and Amphenol ICC Showcase 100/200/400 Gbps Data Center Interconnects at DesignCon

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA–(Marketwired – Jan. 30, 2018) - (TSX:SEV) Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (“Spectra7″ or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, and Amphenol ICC (“Amphenol”) a major producer of electronic and fiber optic connectors, cable and interconnect systems will be demonstrating their latest data center cable products using Spectra7’s GaugeChanger™ active copper technology at the DesignCon 2018 expo on January 31 through February 1 in Santa Clara, California.

“Spectra7 has developed unique technology that not only helps extend data center copper based cable solutions but also minimizes cable bulk which aids in cable routing and maximizes system air flow,” said Brian Kirk, director of engineering for HSIO products at Amphenol ICC. “The demonstrations at DesignCon will highlight the key advantages of Spectra7’s technology in our interconnect products.”

“Amphenol is a leader in the data center interconnect solutions market,” said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. “These joint demonstrations at 100/200/400 Gbps showing both NRZ and PAM4, are another major milestone in the validation of our data center technology.”

Amphenol will be showcasing products with Spectra7’s GaugeChanger™ technology at Booth #833.

Spectra7 will be showcasing its GaugeChanger™ technology at Booth #851.


Amphenol ICC, a division of Amphenol, is a world leader providing interconnect solutions for the Information, Communications and Commercial electronics markets. Amphenol designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative connectors as well as cable assemblies for diverse applications including server, storage, data center, networking, industrial, business equipment and automotive. With a global presence in R&D, manufacturing and sales, Amphenol is well positioned to support its customers wherever they operate. For more information, please visit www.amphenol-icc.com.


Now in its 22nd year, DesignCon is the premier educational conference and technology exhibition for electronic design engineers in the high speed communications and semiconductor communities. Taking place annually in Silicon Valley, DesignCon was created by engineers for engineers and remains the largest gathering of chip, board and systems designers in the country. Combining technical paper sessions, tutorials, industry panels, product demos and exhibits, DesignCon brings engineers the latest theories, methodologies, techniques, applications and demonstrations on PCB design tools, power and signal integrity, jitter and crosstalk, high-speed serial design, test and measurement tools, parallel and memory interface design, ICs, semiconductor components and more. For more information, visit www.designcon.com.


GaugeChanger™ is an innovative and disruptive technology that allows copper to extend much longer lengths without the cost and power penalty of optics. It works equally well at 25Gbps NRZ and 50Gbps PAM4 enabling new connector standards of 100/200/400 Gbps.


Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with design centers in Markham, Ontario, Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, please visit www.spectra7.com.


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Sean Peasgood
Investor Relations

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Darren Ma
Chief Financial Officer