CyOptics sees its way clear to optical networks. The company makes optical subcomponents based on indium phosphide (InP) -- a compound semiconductor that runs faster than silicon, the material in most microchips. Its products, including lasers, detectors, and transmitters, are used primarily in communications networking equipment, but also by the aerospace and defense sector, among others. CyOptics also offers silica-on-silicon fabrication, as well as packaging, assembly, and test services. Founded in 1999, the company was acquired by chip maker Avago Technologies (later renamed Broadcom Limited) in 2013.