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NeoPhotonics Increases Capacity and Commences Volume Shipments of PIC-Based Integrated Coherent Receivers for 40 and 100 Gbps Systems
NeoPhotonics Quadruples ICR Capacity to Support Demand for High-Speed Coherent Fiber Optic Transport Systems

SAN JOSE, Calif, Jun 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced that it has quadrupled capacity for PIC-based Integrated Coherent Receivers (ICR) for state-of-the-art 40 and 100Gbps coherent fiber optic transport systems.

The Company believes that the industry is coalescing behind the "coherent technology" approach for high-speed "backbone" networks. By combining the NeoPhotonics(TM) PIC-based ICR, which has one of the industry's highest signal detection responses, with advanced digital signal processing on each channel, the coherent approach is designed to provide service providers a solution for leveraging their existing fiber optic cable investments longer, more efficiently and in an "on demand" manner.

"The rapid increase in the use of coherent transmission technology for 40 Gbps on the line side, coupled with an initial ramp of 100 Gbps coherent systems, necessitates a significant increase in volume shipments of ICRs while maintaining stringent optical performance requirements," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "Our photonic integration technology utilizes our semiconductor-based wafer manufacturing capabilities and is inherently high quality, scalable and cost-effective, which positions us ahead of the demand curve for this important technology," concluded Mr. Jenks.

The NeoPhotonics ICR is designed to convert the phase encoded optical signals into electrical signals of varying intensity, which can then be analyzed using digital signal processing. As carriers upgrade from 10 Gbps network connections, the coherent solution utilizing the NeoPhotonics ICR not only provides more throughput capacity but also more intelligence. NeoPhotonics has earned multiple design wins for the ICR with its tier 1 customer base and is now shipping ICR products, with or without an internal polarizing beam splitter, to multiple customers.

The NeoPhotonics ICR is designed to support the OIF Implementation Agreement for Integrated Dual Polarization Intradyne Coherent Receivers*. The PIC-based ICR is designed to provide advanced demodulation to analyze the state-of-polarization and optical phase of a phase-modulated signal relative to an externally supplied optical reference signal, enabling recovery of the phase-polarization constellation of 40 or 100 Gbps format signals.

In addition to the ICR, NeoPhotonics currently offers a broad range of PIC-based components for high capacity data transport networks, including 90 Degree Hybrid Coherent Mixers for both 40Gbps and 100Gbps coherent transmission systems, and both small and standard form factor DQPSK Demodulators for 40Gbps transmission.

*Information on the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Implementation Agreement for Integrated Dual Polarization Intradyne Coherent Receivers can be found at www.oiforum.com and http://www.oiforum.com/public/documents/OIF_DPC_RX-01.0.pdf

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks. The company's products enable cost-effective, high-speed data transmission and efficient allocation of bandwidth over communications networks. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO 9001:2000 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley and Shenzhen, China. For additional information, visit www.neophotonics.com.

© 2011 NeoPhotonics Corporation. All rights reserved. NeoPhotonics and the red dot logo are trademarks of NeoPhotonics Corporation. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions and current expectations. The company's actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: the company's rate of new design wins and the rate at which design wins go into production could be slower than the company expects; acceptance by customers of coherent technology or new product introductions or the timing of such acceptance may not be as the company expects; unanticipated reductions in customer orders or delays in shipments of products to customers may occur due to market demand, network deployments, the development rate of customer systems designed to utilize coherent technology, market share awards or other reasons; the company relies on a small number of customers for a substantial portion of its revenues relating to the ICR product family, which could cause financial results to vary from the company's expectations even if only one of these customers varies the timing or amounts of its purchasing decisions; demand for the ICR product family could decrease from the company's expectations due to general conditions in the telecommunications equipment industry or the world economy generally, and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in the company's documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE: NeoPhotonics Corporation

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