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NeoPhotonics Announces Embedded OTDR Capability for PON Transceivers

New Optical Line Terminal Transceiver Features Embedded Optical Time Domain Reflectometer Capabilities for In Service Fiber Monitoring

San Jose, California – October 23, 2012 – NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuits, or PIC, based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced an optical line terminal (OLT) transceiver with embedded Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (eOTDR) for gigabit passive optical networks (GPON) in an SFP form factor and for use in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks.

This new eOTDR OLT transceiver was designed in collaboration with leading broadband access network equipment manufacturers and is designed to offer FTTH operators a cost effective way to monitor their fiber infrastructure during network operation. The eOTDR OLT represents the latest addition to the NeoPhotonics PON transceiver portfolio, which includes innovative modules such as the Mode Coupling Receiver (MCR) OLT announced last month during ECOC in Amsterdam, as well as a full range of GPON, GEPON and 10G PON transceivers.

“We are excited to introduce our eOTDR OLT SFP, which is designed to enable our customers to provide an integrated fiber monitoring solution instead of the current standalone test and measurement approach,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics.  “The eOTDR represents another example of innovative NeoPhotonics solutions designed to lower the overall cost of FTTH network rollout and operation,” continued Mr. Jenks.

FTTH has become a key wireline broadband access technology for the 21st century, and PON represents one of the most widely deployed network architectures. In their continuous drive to reduce network operations costs, telecommunications carriers around the world are integrating fault location and management into their operating systems to minimize traffic outages and revenue loss. These practices are already common in high bandwidth links at the core of the network, but with data rates growing in broadband access networks, the need is growing to do the same at the edge of the network. The NeoPhotonics eOTDR OLT is designed to address that need as its monitoring functions can be integrated with the network management system, thus allowing a continuous view of the access fiber infrastructure.

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 (USA) and Shenzhen, China. NeoPhotonics has been included in the Russell 3000® Index since June 2011. For additional information, visit www.neophotonics.com.
© 2012 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: acceptance by customers of eOTDR OLT transceiver products or the timing of such acceptance may not be as the company expects; the timing of or costs related to the development and performance and production of eOTDR OLT transceiver products may not be as the company expects; the demand for eOTDR OLT transceiver products may be volatile or lower than the company expects and its production capacity may be underutilized; demand for eOTDR OLT transceiver products could decrease from the company’s expectations due to general conditions in the telecommunications equipment industry, changes in network architectures, 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.

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