Kotura Signs European Distributor

Monterey Park-based Kotura, a developer of silicon photonics components, said this week that it has added a distrbutor covering Europe. The firm said it has signed AMS Technologies, a firm specializing in optoelectronics, thermal management and power electronics, as part of a pan-European distribution agreement. AMS will distribute Kotura's entire line of products, which are used for 40 and 100 Gb/s Ethernet communications. Kotura is venture backed by ARCH Venture Partners, GF Private Equity, Rockeley Ventures, FUSE Capital, and Viterbi Group.