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NeoPhotonics Announces 64 Gbaud Micro-Intradyne Coherent Receiver

Class 40 ICR Supports up to 600Gbps Single Wavelength Data Transmission for Datacenter Interconnects

DÜSSELDORF, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 19, 2016-- NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of hybrid photonic integrated circuit based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced at the European Conference on Optical Communications and Exposition (ECOC) held in Dusseldorf, Germany, that it is sampling a Class 40 High Bandwidth Micro-Intradyne Coherent Receiver (HB Micro-ICR) capable of supporting 64 Gbaud symbol rates, which is double the bandwidth of standard 32 Gbaud ICRs. The HB Micro-ICR supports higher order modulation up to 64 QAM, which when coupled with NeoPhotonics ultra-narrow linewidth, external cavity Micro-ITLA laser, can achieve 600 Gbps over Datacenter Interconnect distances of 80 km.

Similarly, using Dual Polarization QPSK modulation the HB Micro-ICR extends the reach to 2000 km at 200Gbps, double the data rate of standard coherent transmission. By using NeoPhotonics advanced coherent components, system designers can increase the bandwidth by up to a factor of six and dynamically change the reach and modulation format while keeping the number of components unchanged, enabling software defined networks (SDN) and greatly reducing the cost per bit.

NeoPhotonics HB Micro-ICR is designed to support the Optical Internetworking Forum Implementation Agreement for Micro-Intradyne Coherent Receivers (# OIF-DPC-MRX-01.0). The HB Micro-ICR form factor is designed to fit into both CFP2-ACO and CFP-DCO pluggable modules. Both the HB Micro-ICR and the ultra-narrow linewidth laser also exhibit the low electrical power required for use in pluggable modules. NeoPhotonics also offers a 45 Gbaud (Class 30) Micro-Coherent Receiver, which when used with the company's ultra-narrow linewidth tunable laser in a DP-32QAM configuration achieves 400 Gbps in Datacenter Interconnect applications.

"Our new HB Micro-ICR enables coherent system designers to greatly reduce the cost per bit by getting much higher data-rates out of the same number of optical components while at the same time flexibly changing the reach and data rate under software control in SDN," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "This exciting new product is made possible by our Advanced Hybrid Photonic Integration technology and, along with our line of Multi-Cast Switches, helps enable our customers to achieve their vision of a completely flexible high speed network that can dynamically adjust to changing needs," continued Mr. Jenks.

NeoPhotonics will exhibit at ECOC in stand 562 its suite of standard, small form factor and high bandwidth PIC-based components for 100G to 600G coherent line-side applications, along with its 100G and 400G client-side and datacenter CFP2, CFP8 and QSFP28 transceivers and components, as well as its multi-cast switches for "contentionless" ROADMs.

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of hybrid photonic integrated optoelectronic 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), Japan and China. For additional information visit www.neophotonics.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release includes statements that qualify as forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those related to industry trends and expected demand for Coherent and other high speed network applications. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are only predictions based on the company's current expectations, estimates and projections about their respective industry and business, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by the company, all of which are subject to change and which may differ materially from actual future events or results. The actual company 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. Certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements as well as other risks and uncertainties relating to the company's business, are described more fully in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as well as in the Company Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the three month periods ended March 31, 2016 and June 30, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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