Celestica joins the HiWire™ Consortium

Membership continues to expand as value of Active Electrical Cables is realized

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#400G–The HiWire Consortium, a non-profit corporation supporting the advancement and adoption of HiWire Active Electrical Cables (AECs), announced today that Celestica has joined the HiWire Consortium.

Our Cloud Service Provider customers have increasing demand to deliver an open, flexible, reliable and scalable network,” said Randy Clark, Senior Director, Product Solutions at Celestica. “HiWire Active Electrical Cables are an innovative solution to connect the building blocks in Celestica’s modular platforms, enabling a new, comprehensive data center system solution architecture,” he said. “We look forward to working with the other members of the HiWire Consortium to promote solutions that optimize system flexibility and drive maximum value creation for customers.” Randy stated.

The data center network is constantly evolving to both reducing power and increasing data rates, but must do so reliably and cost effectively,” said Stephen Cheng, General Manager of Celestica Design Center. “ Today, our customers can realize immediate cost savings by switching to HiWire AECs, which are similar in performance to fiber but offer improved reliability, lower cost and half power,” Stephen said. “For these reasons, we support the HiWire Consortium’s plug & play AEC interconnect standard,” he concluded.

We enthusiastically welcome Celestica to the HiWire Consortium and are excited by the growing membership joining in our work to enable an ecosystem of truly plug & play Active Electrical Cables in network architecture applications,” said Sheng Huang, President of HiWire Consortium.

About HiWire Consortium

HiWire Consortium is a non-profit corporation supporting the advancement and adoption of HiWire Active Electrical Cables (AEC) by facilitating the development of high-quality compatible HiWire AEC devices and promoting end-user demand for HiWire AEC products through increased public awareness. Consortium members include Accton, Alpha Networks, Arrcus, Intel, Barefoot, BizLink, Broadcom, Cameo, Canaan, Celestica, Centec, Chelsio, Credo, Dell EMC, Delta, DriveNets, EDOM Technology, FoxLink, Innovium, Inventec, Juniper, Keysight Technologies, Microsoft, Quanta Computer, QCT, Senao Networks Inc., Spirent, Steligent, UfiSpace, UL, Wistron, WNC, and wiwynn. The organization’s AEC product was featured as part of the first live DDC (Distributed, Disaggregated Chassis) demonstration ever recorded and shown at the OCP Summit 2020.

For more information, please visit www.hiwire.org. Follow HiWire Consortium on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Celestica

Celestica enables the world’s best brands. We bring innovative technologies to market faster, with a robust, leading-edge hardware portfolio and strategic investments in future technologies for our customers. With over 20 years of experience delivering Enterprise-class solutions, Celestica provides global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from the drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services. Our Joint Design Manufacturing (JDM) and Hardware Platform Solutions deliver industry-leading quality, flexibility and customization options for today’s datacenter markets.


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