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Finisar Corporation
Founded1988[citation needed]
HeadquartersSunnyvale, California [1]
ProductsOptical communication components [1]
Revenue$1.2B+[citation needed]
Number of employees
14,000[citation needed]
ParentII-VI Incorporated

Finisar Corporation is a manufacturer of optical communication components and subsystems. In 2008, Finisar merged with Optium Corporation.[2]

Finisar's products include optical transceivers, optical engines, active optical cables, optical components, optical instrumentation, ROADM & wavelength management, optical amplifiers, and RF-over-Fiber. Their products enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications.

In November 2018, II-VI Incorporated announced an agreement to acquire Finisar.[3]


Apple Inc. announced a new partnership with Finisar in December 2017.[4] The planned investment of $390 million, will support Finisar's increase production of its R&D spending and high-volume production of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers that power some of Apple's features. The plant, supporting more than 500 jobs, is located in Sherman, Texas.[5]


  1. ^ a b "FNSR Profile - Finisar Corp Profile". MarketWatch. Archived from the original on 2009-11-21. Retrieved 2010-01-15.
  2. ^ "Finisar/Optium Merge". Network Computing. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
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  4. ^ "Apple is investing $390 million into a company that makes chips for the iPhone X and AirPods". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  5. ^ "Apple awards Finisar $390 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund". Apple Newsroom. Retrieved 2017-12-13.

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