|Series B, 4/12 |
Phoenix Venture Partners
Vixar is an early-stage start-up located in Plymouth, MN. Vixar manufactures high performance, cost-effective Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) products emitting at wavelengths ranging from 660 to 1850nm. VCSEL based components and subassemblies provide improved performance, size and energy efficiency for sensor and device applications within the biomedical, industrial, office product, military, automotive and consumer industries. Vixar was founded in 2005 by Dr. Klein Johnson and Dr. Mary Hibbs-Brenner. Drs. Johnson and Hibbs-Brenner were previously instrumental in establishing the VCSEL business at Honeywell serving the high speed fiber optic data communications market.