Kotura Named to Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Silicon Photonics Innovator Logs Three-Year Sales Growth of 206 Percent
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. September 5, 2012 – Silicon photonics innovator Kotura, Inc. has been named to Inc. magazine’s sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This year’s list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth between 2008 and 2011. With a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 206 percent during that three-year span, Kotura is ranked number 1452 on the overall list and is the number nine ranked company in the computer hardware industry category.
With a concerted focus on advancing communications through the application of silicon photonics to create faster, limitless access to digital information, Kotura is recognized as a leader in the field. Their recently introduced Optical Engine provides an inexpensive, small form factor that reduces power consumption to deliver fast, high-speed communications. Photonic integrated chips from Kotura address pressing bandwidth and performance needs of cloud computing, virtualization, high performance computing among other data intensive applications.
“To be included in the Inc. 5000 is a reflection of the dedication and hard work our team has displayed over the last few years,” said Jean-Louis Malinge, Kotura president and CEO. “As the field of silicon photonics continues to grow, Kotura is at the forefront of this industry and will continue to be a pioneer as the technology is expanded to new applications. We are honored to be recognized.”
The Inc. 500|5000 list is a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs. According to Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg, “Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is.”
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The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.
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About Kotura, Inc.
Kotura, Inc., a worldwide leader in silicon photonics, designs, manufactures and markets application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for the communications, computing, sensing and detection markets. The company is singularly focused on the application of silicon photonics to solve a range of communications problems. An ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Kotura’s unique platform technology integrates optics and electronics to refine optical networking, applying photons where electrons are currently used, and developing ASICs that provide a bridge to the next generation of connectivity. The company’s in-house fab ensures that its silicon photonic ICs are manufactured to the highest quality standards, resulting in high-performance, affordable solutions that are power efficient and have a small footprint. Known for operational excellence, Kotura was founded in 2004, and is headquartered in Monterey Park, Calif. with an office in Shenzhen, China. For more information, please visit www.kotura.com or follow the company on Facebook.