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MaxLinear and Jabil Announce Silicon Photonics-Based Pluggable 800G Optical Module Production Availability

  • Collaboration provides leading-edge interconnects and a unique, US-based supply chain for the exploding AI/ML 800G optical transceiver market

MaxLinear, a leading provider of high-speed interconnect ICs enabling data center, metro, and wireless transport networks, and Jabil, a global leader in design, manufacturing, and supply chain solutions, today announced the production availability of a family of 800G silicon photonics-based optical transceiver modules aimed at enabling the AI/ML revolution. The state-of-the-art modules leverage Jabil’s recently-announced collaboration with Intel and their highly reliable silicon photonics solutions. Jabil (Booth 1731), Intel (Booth 1501) and MaxLinear (Booth 4501) will all be exhibiting at the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference in San Diego from March 26-28, 2024.

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MaxLinear and Jabil announce silicon photonics-based pluggable 800G optical module production availability. (Photo: Business Wire)

MaxLinear and Jabil announce silicon photonics-based pluggable 800G optical module production availability. (Photo: Business Wire)

A groundbreaking advancement in optical interconnect technology, the new 800G optical interconnect leverages Intel's cutting-edge silicon photonics platform, renowned for its manufacturing efficiency and high reliability. Combined with Jabil's world-class manufacturing capabilities, the interconnect promises unparalleled performance and scalability. At its core lies MaxLinear's state-of-the-art 5nm 800G PAM4 DSP, pushing the boundaries of data transmission with its advanced signal processing capabilities. Together, these industry leaders have crafted a solution that not only meets the demands of today's data-intensive applications but also paves the way for future innovations in high-speed connectivity. With its seamless integration of innovative technologies, the new 800G optical interconnect sets a new standard for speed, efficiency, and reliability in data transmission.

“Our collaboration with Jabil brings a completely unique supply chain to the exploding AI/ML ecosystem,” said Drew Guckenberger, VP of High Speed Interconnect at MaxLinear. “The unique supply chains and geodiversity that Jabil and Intel bring are incredibly important for successfully scaling up networks in an accelerating demand environment like we are currently in.”

Jabil’s corporate scale, wide supply chain engagement, extensive manufacturing footprint and strong manufacturing expertise make them an ideal partner in the exploding AI/ML ecosystem. Based on the high-volume, high-reliability platform from Intel and MaxLinear, Jabil will supply 800G-DR8, 2x400G-FR4 and 2x400G-LR4 optical modules to the market.

“Jabil is excited to enter the optical module space as a direct supplier to many of our existing customers,” said Matt Crowley, SVP of Cloud and Enterprise Infrastructure at Jabil. “We are committed to this space long-term and to providing our customers with a unique value proposition they just cannot get anywhere else.”

Intel’s volume-proven silicon photonics platform leverages Intel’s high-volume silicon manufacturing technologies, and includes on-chip laser sources fabricated, tested, and burned-in at wafer-scale to provide unsurpassed reliability at component level, as well as simplicity and efficiency in module integration.

“Intel is pleased to collaborate with Maxlinear and Jabil to support the ramp in next-generation optical pluggable modules for cloud networking and AI infrastructure,“ said Amit Nagra, VP/GM of the Silicon Photonics Product Division at Intel. “Our goal is to enable and accelerate widespread adoption of our highly integrated and scalable silicon photonics components to support the exploding demand for bandwidth “

Jabil (Booth 1731), Intel (Booth 1501) and MaxLinear (Booth 4501) will all be exhibiting at the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference in San Diego from March 26-28, 2024. Come visit and learn more.

About Jabil

Jabil (NYSE: JBL) is a manufacturing solutions provider with over 250,000 employees across 100 locations in 30 countries. The world's leading brands rely on Jabil's unmatched breadth and depth of end-market experience, technical and design capabilities, manufacturing know-how, supply chain insights, and global product management expertise. Driven by a common purpose, Jabil and its people are committed to making a positive impact on their local community and the environment. Visit to learn more.

About MaxLinear, Inc.

MaxLinear, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXL) is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog, digital, and mixed-signal integrated circuits for access and connectivity, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit

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