NTT Presents a Certificate of Appreciation to SANWA

Sanwa was presented with a certificate of appreciation from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation for its contribution to the IEEE Milestone Certification.

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (“NTT”) has been recognized by IEEE, the world’s largest academic society in the field of technology, as a world-renowned “IEEE Milestone” for its development of “Physical Contact Push-Pull Technology for Fiber Optic Connectors”.

Mr. Akira Okada, Ph. D., Vice President, Head of NTT Device Technology Laboratories visited the Sanwa’s Tokyo Head Office and presented a certificate of appreciation from Mr. Jun Sawada, President and Chief Executive Officer, Representative Member of the Board of NTT and a commemorative gift (Replica of the IEEE commemorative plaque) to Yasuo Ishii, President and CEO of Sanwa, for Sanwa’s contribution to the development and dissemination of the optical fiber connectors adopting physical contact push-pull fastening technology.

Physical contact connection technology, the core of optical connectivity solutions, is used in various types of optical connectors as an international standard (IEC 61755-3-1, IEC 61755-3-31, -32) and has become the de facto standard in optical communications worldwide. The SC connectors and MPO connectors that laid the foundations are widely used in the ever expanding global optical fiber networks from backbone networks and access networks to data centers.

We will continue to make concerted efforts to contribute to brightening the future of the world.

Certificate of Appreciation from NTT
Replica of the IEEE Commemorative Plaque
Right: Mr. Akira Okada, Ph.D., Vice President, Head of NTT Device Technology Laboratories
Left: Yasuo Ishii, President and CEO of Sanwa

Announcing SANWA’s Acquisition of Fiberon Technologies, Inc.

SANWA Denki Kogyo Expands Market Coverage and Product Offering with Acquisition of Fiberon Technologies, Inc. 

Combination of optical fiber connectivity leaders accelerates the technology advancements while expanding customer support in the global data center, telecom and broadband markets.

SANWA Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd. (“SANWA” or the “Company”), a leader in technology and expertise for optical fiber connectivity products, announced today that it has completed acquisition of Fiberon Technologies Inc. (“FIBERON”), another leading provider of fiber optic network solutions.

FIBERON, founded in 1998, is a leading supplier of interconnect, advanced passive and active connectivity products for the optical fiber communications market.

“FIBERON has continuously delivered quality products with excellent service and speed as a trusted supply partner to its customers,” said Yasuo Ishii, President and CEO of SANWA. “Joining FIBERON’s advanced product lines and strategic geographical presence together with SANWA’s unparalleled engineering, manufacturing, and quality management will significantly expand the available product range and service reach for current customers and offer a powerful supplier partnership for optical communications industry worldwide.”

In addition to the expanded product offerings by both companies, SANWA’s in-house design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities will now provide custom engineering and OEM sourcing options to FIBERON’s existing and new customers.

Mark W. Johnson, President and Director of FIBERON, added “In today’s ever-expanding telecom and data communications markets, competitive pricing, fast deliveries, high performance and quality/reliability are all increasingly important and critical to customers worldwide. We are excited to join SANWA at a time when the need for powerful engineering, manufacturing, supply capacities, and world-class expertise with a long-proven record has never been more important for companies supporting the fast-growing demands of global fiber optic communications.”

Excellence Accelerated; Together, SANWA and FIBERON will further strengthen our products and services thereby enhancing our customers’ businesses worldwide.


Established in 1947, Sanwa Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd., is a renowned leading manufacturer of communication equipment, servicing the global optical communications market. With over 74 years of innovation and engineering excellence, Sanwa continues its rich history of developing and manufacturing quality connectivity solutions and components to enhance the performance in optical networks of today and into the future.

SANWA is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and has offices in Plano, TX USA and Hsinchu Taiwan, and two manufacturing locations in Japan and Thailand.

To learn more, visit SANWA’s website at (Global) / (HQ).


Since 1998, FIBERON has been designing, developing and delivering leading edge fiber optic products worldwide.  Founded by a highly respected and well-known fiber optic design engineer and featuring a management team with a long and distinguished career in fiber optics industry, FIBERON has expanded from its base as an OEM supplier of primarily interconnect products to a wide range of advanced passive and active products.

FIBERON is headquartered in Westborough, MA USA, and has offices in San Diego CA, Wroclaw Poland and Taipei Taiwan, as well as affiliated sales offices in Dubai and India. 

To learn more, visit FIBERON’s website at