Applied Optoelectronics is a leading, vertically integrated provider of fiber-optic networking products, primarily for three networking end-markets: cable television, or CATV, fiber-to-the-home, or FTTH, and internet data centers. Applied Optoelectronics designs and manufactures a range of optical communications products at varying levels of integration, from components, subassemblies and modules to complete turn-key equipment.
In designing products for its customers, Applied Optoelectronics begins with the fundamental building blocks of lasers and laser components. From these foundational products, Applied Optoelectronics designs and manufacture a wide range of products to meet its customers' needs and specifications, and such products differ from each other by their end market, intended use and level of integration. Applied Optoelectronics is primarily focused on the higher-performance segments within all three of its target markets, which increasingly demand faster connectivity and innovation.