BIRD Foundation approves funding grant for joint project between Mellanox and Chromus Fiberoptics

The "Polymer Optical Fibers for data centers" project by Mellanox of Yokneam, Israel and Chromus Fiberoptics of Warren, NJ, USA was approved at the recent meeting of the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation. this was one of nine projects that will receive a total of $7.5 million in grants.

The BIRD Foundation promotes collaboration between U.S. and Israeli companies in various technological fields for the purpose of joint product development. In addition to providing conditional grants of up to $1 million for approved projects, the Foundation assists by working with companies to identify potential strategic partners and facilitate introductions.