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POET Technologies $PTK.ca $POETF Announces Upsize to Private Placement

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:31 AM on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
  • Agreed to increase the size of the Placement.
  • The Company will now issue up to 14,706,000 units from the treasury of the Company, at a price of $0.85 per Unit for total gross proceeds of up to approximately $12.5 million (the “ Placement ”).

TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2021 — POET Technologies Inc. (“ POET ” or the “ Company ”) (TSX Venture: PTK; OTCQX: POETF), the designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer™ and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for the data center and tele-communication markets, is pleased to announce that in connection with the private placement (the “ Placement ”) announced by the Company earlier today, the Company and a syndicate of agents led by Cormark Securities Inc., and including IBK Capital Corp. and PI Financial Corp. (collectively, the “ Agents ”), have agreed to increase the size of the Placement. The Company will now issue up to 14,706,000 units (the “ Units ”) from the treasury of the Company, at a price of $0.85 per Unit (the “ Issue Price ”) for total gross proceeds of up to approximately $12.5 million (the “ Placement ”).

In addition, the Company and the Agents have also agreed that the Agents shall have an option (the “ Agents’ Option ”) to purchase up to an additional 2,941,200 Units on the same terms, exercisable up until the time of closing of the Placement, for market stabilization purposes and to cover over-allotments, if any. If the Agents’ Option is exercised in full, an additional approximately $2.5 million will be raised and the aggregate proceeds of the Placement will be up to approximately $15.0 million.

In connection with the Placement, the Company will pay a cash commission to the Agents equal to 6.0% of the aggregate gross proceeds of the Placement and will issue broker warrants equal to 6.0% of the number of Units sold under the Placement, each exercisable to acquire one Common Share at the Issue Price for a period of 24 months from the closing date of the Placement.

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POET Technologies $PTK.ca $POETF Announces Brokered Private Placement of Units

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:35 AM on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
  • Announced a brokered private placement led by Cormark Securities Inc. of up to 11.8 million units at a price of $0.85 per Unit, to raise gross proceeds of up to $10.0 million .
  • Marc Lustig , founder and former Chairman of Origin House has committed to be a lead participant in the Placement.

TORONTO , Jan. 26, 2021 – POET Technologies Inc. (” POET ” or the ” Company “) (TSX Venture: PTK) (OTCQX: POETF), the designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer™ and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for the data center and tele-communication markets, is pleased to announce a brokered private placement (the ” Placement “) led by Cormark Securities Inc. (” Cormark “) of up to 11.8 million units (the ” Units “) at a price of $0.85 per Unit, to raise gross proceeds of up to $10.0 million . Marc Lustig , founder and former Chairman of Origin House has committed to be a lead participant in the Placement.

Suresh Venkatesan , Chairman and CEO of POET Technologies commented: “We are extremely pleased to see this investment led by Marc Lustig , a well-known Canadian entrepreneur and investor. We are happy to have Marc as a supporter at this point in POET’s growth plan and the proceeds of this offering will strengthen the Company’s balance sheet while streamlining the Company’s plans to seek an additional listing for its Common Shares on NASDAQ Capital Market.”

Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company (a ” Common Share(s) “) and one Common Share purchase warrant (a ” Warrant “). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one additional Common Share at a price of $1.15 per Common Share for a period of 24 months following the closing of the Placement. The Warrants are subject to an accelerated expiry if, following the date that is four months and one day after the date of issuance of the Units and prior to the expiry date of the Warrants, the daily volume weighted average trading price of the Shares exceeds $2.30 for ten consecutive trading days. The Placement price of $0.85 per Unit represents a discount of 5.5% of the VWAP (volume weighted average price) of POET’s Common Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (” TSXV “) for the 5 trading days ended January 25, 2021 .

Closing of the Placement is subject to receipt of all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSXV. Closing of the Placement is anticipated to occur on or about February 11, 2021.

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VIDEO – POET Technologies $PTK.ca $POETF Discusses Opening of Product Design and Development Center in Shenzhen, China

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

POET Technologies $PTK.ca $POETF Opens Product Design and Development Center in Shenzhen, China

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Announces Appointment of Dr. Jinyu Mo as Senior Vice President, Asia

  • Opened a product design and development center in Shenzhen, China, which will be focused on the optical engine, reference designs for customer applications and new product activities.
  • POET also announced the appointment of Dr. Jinyu Mo as its Senior Vice President of Asia, with responsibility for managing the Company’s activities in China and Singapore. Dr. Mo is a highly experienced technical and business veteran of the photonics and optoelectronics industries.

TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2021 — POET Technologies Inc. (“ POET ” or the “ Company ”) (TSX Venture: PTK; OTCQX: POETF), the designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer™ and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for the data center and tele-communication markets, announced today that it has opened a product design and development center in Shenzhen, China, which will be focused on the optical engine, reference designs for customer applications and new product activities.

POET also announced the appointment of Dr. Jinyu Mo as its Senior Vice President of Asia, with responsibility for managing the Company’s activities in China and Singapore. Dr. Mo is a highly experienced technical and business veteran of the photonics and optoelectronics industries. She has over 22 years of experience spanning several companies, including MACOM Technology Solutions, Bookham/Oclaro, Huawei, I2R in Singapore and Nexvave Photonics Technology Co., which she founded and served as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Mo was most recently with MACOM as the Senior Director and Chief Scientist of the Lightwave business unit in Asia and site leader in Shenzhen. Dr. Mo received her PhD degree in Optical Communications from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. She is a Senior member of IEEE and has been a member of IEEE’s Technical Committees for several international conferences.

POET Optoelectronics Shenzhen Co. Ltd., a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) and wholly-owned subsidiary of POET, will augment the Company’s existing design, development and engineering operations in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Singapore.   The Shenzhen operation will also support the activities of Super Photonics Xiamen Co. Ltd., the Company’s joint venture with Sanan IC, a subsidiary of Sanan Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Stock Exchange, SSE: 600703).

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VIDEO – POET Technologies $PTK.ca $POETF Closes At Highest Levels Since 2016 On Entry Into Artificial Intelligence #AI Market With Undisclosed Leader In #Photonic Computing

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:55 AM on Thursday, January 7th, 2021

When a small cap company enters into a developer and supply agreement with a technology leader in its space AND can’t name the company, that is typically a very good thing.

Understanding the world of Photonics isn’t the easiest thing small cap investors have had to understand.  In fact, it may be the very hardest thing they’ve ever had to understand.  However, given the fact we are the very reason current photonics devices aren’t living up to snuff trying to keep up with our surfing, streaming, binging and zooming – you start to see why understanding photonics and POET Technologies could open up investors to a whole new world.

We went beyond the press release with POET management to discuss its “Entry Into Artificial Intelligence Market With Undisclosed Leader In Photonic Computing”  No, we didn’t understand the title at first either ….. but the management trio on the Zoom did a great job explaining it in terms that are both compelling yet understandable.

Before watching this video, here is some important background information. 

Photonic devices create, detect and manipulate light.  Laser generated light is fundamental to sensing, computing, data and telecommunications, which require the fastest transfer of data possible.

This is where POET comes in.

Why? All the surfing, streaming, binging and zooming we do requires 2 things to happen:

1. Massive data centres filled with tens of thousands of servers.

2. Speed … and we mean lighting speed that requires lasers to transfer all that data fast enough for you not to complain about 2 second latency when searching for weight-loss programs for your New Year’s resolution (We see you).  

Examples of the the biggest trends sucking up all that power and speed in computing today:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • 5G and Edge 

HERE IS THE PROBLEM

Making photonics devices that are reliable is expensive in terms of both capital and labor. Unlike almost every electronic device or component on this planet that has seen their costs drop dramatically over time, photonics cost declines have not kept up with Moore’s Law, with most photonics devices built one at a time. (NOT A TYPO).

The Result? Integration of components at wafer-scale has not been fully implemented even by the largest companies working for the past 20 years  ….. UNTIL NOW

POET has developed a unique, disruptive and differentiating new entry into photonics markets – The POET Optical Interposer™ Platform. Don’t worry if that sounds like a mouthful. All you have to know is that it

  • Enables lower cost
  • Delivers higher performance
  • Across a wide range of applications like those mentioned above


Today’s press release announcing its entry into the “Artificial Intelligence Market with Technology Leader in Photonic Computing”  serves as great 3rd party validation that POET Technologies can open up the AI market for its Optical Interposer Platform.

Watch this great interview with:

  • Suresh Venkatesan, Chairman and CEO
  • Vivek Rajgarhia, President & General Manager
  • Thomas Mika, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

POET Technologies $PTK.ca $POETF Enters Artificial Intelligence #AI Market with Technology Leader in #Photonic Computing

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:19 AM on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
  • Entered into development and supply agreements with a technology leader in photonic neural network systems for Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications.
  • Artificial Intelligence, at the cusp of its own revolutionary impact to humanity, is driving an unprecedented demand for computation at the same time that the physics of digital semiconductors, driven by Moore’s law, is reaching its end.
  • Chipset market for AI applications is projected to grow from approximately $18 billion in 2020 to over $65 billion by 2025.

TORONTO, Jan. 06, 2021 — POET Technologies Inc. (“ POET ” or the “ Company ”) (TSX Venture: PTK; OTCQX: POETF), the designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for the data center and tele-communication markets, today announced that it has entered into development and supply agreements with a technology leader in photonic neural network systems for Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications.

Artificial Intelligence, at the cusp of its own revolutionary impact to humanity, is driving an unprecedented demand for computation at the same time that the physics of digital semiconductors, driven by Moore’s law, is reaching its end. Transistor scaling is approaching its limits and AI accelerator companies are struggling to keep pace with demands, particularly in “edge” applications that require greater power and cost efficiency. Domain-specific architectures targeted to AI workloads can make up for some of the slowdown in transistor advances but that approach also has its limits.

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VIDEO – POET Technologies $PTK.ca $POETF Hits 52 Week High As “Flip-Chip” Enables The World’s Lowest-Cost and Smallest Optical Engine Of Its Kind

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:32 AM on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Understanding the world of Photonics isn’t the easiest thing small cap investors have had to understand.  In fact, it may be the very hardest thing they’ve ever had to understand.  However, given the fact we are the very reason current photonics devices aren’t living up to snuff trying to keep up with our surfing, streaming, binging and zooming – you start to see why understanding photonics and POET Technologies could open up investors to a whole new world.

We went beyond the press release with POET management to discuss the “Industry’s First Flip-Chip DML Lasers”  No, we didn’t understand the title at first either ….. but the management trio on the Zoom did a great job explaining it in terms that are both compelling yet understandable.

Before watching this video, here is some important background information. 

Photonics are critical to the next phase of semiconductor development.  Semiconductors are an essential component of every electronic device on the planet.

Photonic devices create, detect and manipulate light.  Laser generated light is fundamental to sensing, computing, data and telecommunications, which require the fastest transfer of data possible.

In short, all the surfing, streaming, binging and zooming we do requires 2 things to happen:

1. Massive data centres filled with tens of thousands of servers.

2. Speed … and we mean lighting speed that requires lasers to transfer all that data fast enough for you not to complain about 2 second latency when searching for last minute Christmas gift ideas (We see you)  

Examples of the the biggest trends sucking up all that power and speed in computing today:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • 5G and Edge 

HERE IS THE PROBLEM

Making photonics devices that are reliable is expensive in terms of both capital and labour.

Cost declines have not kept up with Moore’s Law, with most photonics devices built one at a time – and multiple different components must be able to interconnect seamlessly without constant testing.

The Result? Integration of components at wafer-scale has not been fully implemented even by the largest companies working for the past 20 years  ….. UNTIL NOW

POET has developed a unique, disruptive and differentiating new entry into photonics markets.

The POET Optical Interposer™ Platform – patented photonics integration platform that enables lower cost and higher performance across a wide range of applications.

The press release announcing the industry’s first flip-chip DML lasers might very well take POET to a whole new level.

Watch this great first interview of many with:

Suresh Venkatesan, Chairman and CEO

Vivek Rajgarhia, President & General Manager

Thomas Mika, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

POET $PTK.ca $POETF Announces Industry-First Flip-Chip DML Lasers

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:16 AM on Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Enables the World’s Lowest-Cost and Smallest 100G CWDM4 Optical Engine

  • Completed and tested its high-speed Directly Modulated Laser (DML) designs using a distributed feedback (DFB) structure and successfully “flip-chipped” these lasers onto the Company’s Optical Interposer platform, which also incorporates several other industry-first accomplishments.
  • flip-chip assembly technique enables a true single-chip, fully integrated Optical Engine to be produced at wafer-scale, resulting in the lowest-cost, smallest-size 100G CWDM4 Optical Engine with a form factor of 9mm x 6mm, while including banks of four lasers, four monitor photodiodes, four high speed photodiodes, a multiplexer, demultiplexer, taps for power monitoring and features supporting a self-aligned fiber attach unit.

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2020 — POET Technologies Inc. (“POET” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: PTK; OTCQX: POETF) the designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer™ and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for the data center and tele-communication markets, announced today that it has completed and tested its high-speed Directly Modulated Laser (DML) designs using a distributed feedback (DFB) structure and successfully “flip-chipped” these lasers onto the Company’s Optical Interposer platform, which also incorporates several other industry-first accomplishments.

The flip-chip assembly technique enables a true single-chip, fully integrated Optical Engine to be produced at wafer-scale, resulting in the lowest-cost, smallest-size 100G CWDM4 Optical Engine with a form factor of 9mm x 6mm, while including banks of four lasers, four monitor photodiodes, four high speed photodiodes, a multiplexer, demultiplexer, taps for power monitoring and features supporting a self-aligned fiber attach unit.

“Without being able to flip-chip the lasers, we would be unable to assemble Optical Engines at wafer-scale, which is the single most important driver of cost. Wafer-scale processing enables the production of high unit volumes at low incremental costs, ultimately allowing us to reduce the cost of building photonics devices by 25% to 40% compared to conventional approaches,” stated Suresh Venkatesan, Chairman and CEO of POET. “Following our successful demonstration of this flip-chip assembly process, POET can now readily incorporate these lasers and other active devices into derivative optical engine configurations, supporting data communications applications such as 200G CWDM4, 100G CWDM6, and 100G LR4, telecom applications such as 5G, as well as other applications that could benefit from the small size and low cost of our platform technology.”

Four DML lasers are commonly used in 100G transceiver applications, a key initial target market for POET’s Optical Interposer, enabling high speed optical communication in the 2 to 10 km range. Operating at speeds of 25 gigabits per second (GPS), POET’s family of four DML lasers of different wavelengths are the first known commercial 25G DFB-type DML lasers to utilize a flip-chip process to passively align and bond to electronic and optical circuitry on the interposer platform, while maintaining optimal performance. Given the estimated total available market (TAM) for 100G transceivers of approximately $2.5 billion, POET believes that its recently formed JV company, SuperPhotonics Xiamen, can achieve annual revenue of over $100 million within this single market segment in the 2024-25 time frame.

Flip-chip assembly of electronic devices on circuit boards, MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) and other devices is an advanced manufacturing process for achieving electrical interconnect (often referred to as 2-D, 2.5-D and 3-D) in semiconductor architectures. To achieve the benefits of the planar architecture of POET’s Optical Interposer that facilitates wafer-scale processing, flip-chipping of lasers was an important development milestone, requiring POET to demonstrate that it could simultaneously optimize the RF (radio frequency) performance of the flip-chipped DML laser on interposer while preserving a low RIN (relative intensity noise) measurement both before and after assembly.   RF performance relates to the quality and power of the electrical signals, while RIN is a measure of stability of the lasers that are assembled on the Interposer.

“Beyond The Press Release”

POET Technologies goes “Beyond The Press Release” to discuss today’s news. Shareholders and other interested parties are encouraged to check back on this link before market open on the morning of Tuesday December 22, 2020.

https://agoracom.com/ir/POETTechnologies/forums/discussion/topics/751215-poet-technologies-goes-beyond-the-press-release/messages/2293211#message

About POET Technologies Inc.
POET Technologies is a design and development company offering integration solutions based on the POET Optical Interposer™ a novel platform that allows the seamless integration of electronic and photonic devices into a single multi-chip module using advanced wafer-level semiconductor manufacturing techniques and packaging methods. POET’s Optical Interposer eliminates costly components and labor-intensive assembly, alignment, burn-in and testing methods employed in conventional photonics. The cost-efficient integration scheme and scalability of the POET Optical Interposer brings value to any device or system that integrates electronics and photonics, including some of the highest growth areas of computing, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles and high-speed networking for cloud service providers and data centers. POET is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Allentown, PA and Singapore. More information may be obtained at www.poet-technologies.com .

Shareholder Contact for POET:
Shelton Group
Brett L. Perry
[email protected]
Company Contact for POET:
Thomas R. Mika, EVP & CFO
[email protected]

This news release contains “forward-looking information” (within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws) and “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Such statements or information are identified with words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “potential”, “estimate”, “propose”, “project”, “outlook”, “foresee” or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding any potential outcome. Such statements include the Company’s expectations with respect to the success of the Company’s product development efforts, the performance of its products, the expected results of its operations, meeting revenue targets, and the expectation of continued success in the financing efforts, the capability, functionality, performance and cost of the Company’s technology as well as the market acceptance, inclusion and timing of the Company’s technology in current and future products.

Such forward-looking information or statements are based on a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions which may cause actual results or other expectations to differ materially from those anticipated and which may prove to be incorrect. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, management’s expectations regarding the success and timing for completion of its development efforts, financing activities, future growth, recruitment of personnel, opening of offices, the form and potential of its planned joint venture, plans for and completion of projects by the Company’s third-party consultants, contractors and partners, availability of capital, and the necessity to incur capital and other expenditures. Actual results could differ materially due to a number of factors, including, without limitation, the failure of its products to meet performance requirements, operational risks in the completion of the Company’s anticipated projects, a delay or abandonment of its planned joint venture, delays in recruitment for its newly opened operations or changes in plans with respect to the development of the Company’s anticipated projects by third-parties, risks affecting the Company’s ability to execute projects, the ability of the Company to generate sales for its products, the ability to attract key personnel, and the ability to raise additional capital. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information or statements are reasonable, prospective investors in the Company’s securities should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because the Company can provide no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking information and statements contained in this news release are as of the date of this news release and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise this forward-looking information and statements except as required by law.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

120 Eglinton Avenue, East, Suite 1107, Toronto, ON, M4P 1E2- Tel: 416-368-9411 – Fax: 416-322-5075

POET Technologies $PTK.ca $POETF to Present at the LD Micro Main Event Virtual Conference on December 15

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:11 AM on Thursday, December 10th, 2020
  • Suresh Venkatesan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the LD Micro Main Event Conference, which will be held as a virtual event. Management is scheduled to present to a live virtual panel on Tuesday, December 15 th at 2:40 p.m. EST.

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2020 — POET Technologies Inc. (“POET” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: PTK; OTCQX: POETF), the designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer™ and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for the data center and tele-communication markets, announced today that Suresh Venkatesan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the LD Micro Main Event Conference, which will be held as a virtual event. Management is scheduled to present to a live virtual panel on Tuesday, December 15 th at 2:40 p.m. EST.

Following the conference a webcast replay of management’s presentation will be available on the “ Presentations & Events ” page in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website.

About POET Technologies Inc.

POET Technologies is a design and development company offering integration solutions based on the POET Optical Interposer™ a novel platform that allows the seamless integration of electronic and photonic devices into a single multi-chip module using advanced wafer-level semiconductor manufacturing techniques and packaging methods. POET’s Optical Interposer eliminates costly components and labor-intensive assembly, alignment, burn-in and testing methods employed in conventional photonics. The cost-efficient integration scheme and scalability of the POET Optical Interposer brings value to any device or system that integrates electronics and photonics, including some of the highest growth areas of computing, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles and high-speed networking for cloud service providers and data centers. POET is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Allentown, PA and Singapore. More information may be obtained at www.poet-technologies.com .

Shareholder Contact:
Shelton Group
Brett L. Perry
[email protected]
Company Contact:
Thomas R. Mika, EVP & CFO
[email protected]

This news release contains “forward-looking information” (within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws) and “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Such statements or information are identified with words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “potential”, “estimate”, “propose”, “project”, “outlook”, “foresee” or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding any potential outcome. Such statements include the Company’s expectations with respect to the success of the Company’s product development efforts, the expected results of its operations, meeting revenue targets, and the expectation of continued success in the financing efforts, the capability, functionality, performance and cost of the Company’s technology as well as the market acceptance, inclusion and timing of the Company’s technology in current and future products.

Such forward-looking information or statements are based on a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions which may cause actual results or other expectations to differ materially from those anticipated and which may prove to be incorrect. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, management’s expectations regarding the success and timing for completion of its development efforts, financing activities, receiving full payment for its sale of its DenseLight subsidiary, future growth, plans for and completion of projects by the Company’s third-party consultants, contractors and partners, availability of capital, and the necessity to incur capital and other expenditures. Actual results could differ materially due to a number of factors, including, without limitation, operational risks in the completion of the Company’s anticipated projects, delays or changes in plans with respect to the development of the Company’s anticipated projects by the Company’s third-party relationships, risks affecting the Company’s ability to execute projects, the ability of the Company to generate sales for its products, the ability to attract key personnel, and the ability to raise additional capital. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information or statements are reasonable, prospective investors in the Company’s securities should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because the Company can provide no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking information and statements contained in this news release are as of the date of this news release and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise this forward-looking information and statements except as required by law.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

120 Eglinton Avenue, East, Suite 1107, Toronto, ON, M4P 1E2- Tel: 416-368-9411 – Fax: 416-322-5075

POET $PTK.ca $POETF Launches Campaign with AGORACOM for Online Marketing and Social Media Engagement

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:16 AM on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
  • Announced that it has launched a marketing campaign through AGORACOM for the purposes of raising the visibility and awareness of the Company on key online platforms while also facilitating education and increased understanding of POET’s technology, development progress and market opportunities.
  • The POET HUB, containing multiple landing pages, videos, photos and other helpful information, will be updated regularly over the course of the engagement and go-live on December 10, 2020 at: https://agoracom.com/ir/POETTechnologies

TORONTO, Dec. 09, 2020 — POET Technologies Inc. (“POET” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: PTK; OTCQX: POETF), the designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer™ and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for the data center and tele-communication markets, is pleased to announce that it has launched a marketing campaign through AGORACOM for the purposes of raising the visibility and awareness of the Company on key online platforms while also facilitating education and increased understanding of POET’s technology, development progress and market opportunities. 

Significant Exposure Through AGORACOM Digital Network
In 2019, AGORACOM has served over 350 public companies and surpassed 600 million page views, exceeding industry engagement metrics by over 400%. 

The POET HUB, containing multiple landing pages, videos, photos and other helpful information, will be updated regularly over the course of the engagement and go-live on December 10, 2020 at: https://agoracom.com/ir/POETTechnologies

The POET HUB will receive significant exposure through continuous brand impression, content marketing, search engine marketing and social media engagement throughout the entire AGORACOM network. AGORACOM is the only small-cap marketing firm to hold a Twitter Verified badge, averaging 4.2 million Twitter impressions per month in 2019.

“Beyond The Press Release” Interviews on AGORACOM Discussion Forum
POET has also launched a Discussion Forum on AGORACOM that will serve as a media and communications platform to provide expanded information about the Company and its technology to both current and prospective shareholders in a fully moderated environment. The new Discussion Forum will exclusively feature a “Beyond the Press Release” interview series with POET’s executive management team, which will include in-depth reviews and highlights from the Company’s most recent press releases. The first of the “Beyond The Press Release” Interviews can be found at: https://agoracom.com/ir/POETTechnologies/forums/discussion/topics/750580-video-poet-technologies-launch-of-lightbar-for-data-centers-is-an-inflection-point-for-the-company/messages/2291701#message

The POET discussion forum can be found at: https://agoracom.com/ir/POETTechnologies/forums/discussion

Verified officers at launch will be: Vivek Rajgarhia, President & General Manager and Thomas Mika, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

The AGORACOM marketing campaign is scheduled to run for a period of 12-months at a total annual cost of C$75,000 plus HST, which will be paid entirely in shares of POET’s common stock at various intervals after services have been rendered. The shares to be issued will not be issued at a discount. The Company will issue 30,268 shares at today’s closing price of C$0.56 associated with the initial payment for services rendered to-date. The issuance of all shares related to the marketing campaign agreement are subject to the TSX Venture Exchange policies and regulatory approvals.

About AGORACOM
AGORACOM is a pioneer of online marketing, broadcasting, conferences and investor relations services to North American small and mid-cap public companies, with more than 300 companies served. AGORACOM is the home of more than 7.7 million investors that visited 55.2 million times and read over 600 million pages of information over the last 10 years. The average visit of 8min 43sec is more than double that of global financial sites, which can be attributed to the implementation and enforcement of the strongest moderation rules in the industry.

About POET Technologies Inc.
POET Technologies is a design and development company offering integration solutions based on the POET Optical Interposer™ a novel platform that allows the seamless integration of electronic and photonic devices into a single multi-chip module using advanced wafer-level semiconductor manufacturing techniques and packaging methods. POET’s Optical Interposer eliminates costly components and labor-intensive assembly, alignment, burn-in and testing methods employed in conventional photonics. The cost-efficient integration scheme and scalability of the POET Optical Interposer brings value to any device or system that integrates electronics and photonics, including some of the highest growth areas of computing, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles and high-speed networking for cloud service providers and data centers. POET is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Allentown, PA and Singapore. More information may be obtained at www.poet-technologies.com .

Shareholder Contact for POET:
Shelton Group
Brett L. Perry
[email protected]
Company Contact for POET:
Thomas R. Mika, EVP & CFO
[email protected]
  

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