Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI): Applied Optoelectronics designs and makes fiber-optic networking components for communications equipment used by cable-TV providers, broadband network providers, and Internet data centers to enable faster network connections. Those components include laser chips, subassemblies, and modules using the company’s proprietary Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) fabrication process. The company’s customers include Arris Group, Aurora Networks, Cisco Systems, Harmonic, and Motorola. The company was founded during 1997 and became a publicly-traded company during 2013.