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NeoPhotonics Initiates Sampling of ClearLight™ CFP-DCO Coherent Transceiver

Coherent Pluggable Module Platform Supports 100Gbps and Beyond Data Rates with Single Wavelength Data Transmission for Datacenter Interconnects Through Long Haul Transmission Distances

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 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, announced today that it has initiated sampling of its Coherent CFP-DCO module as part of its ClearLight™ Coherent Module platform introduction. The ClearLight™ DCO Platform uses the latest advances in 16nm Digital Signal Processors (DSPs), and is capable of achieving single wavelength 100 and 200 Gbps transmission over Datacenter Interconnect through Long Haul transmission distances.

NeoPhotonics’ ClearLight™ CFP-DCO platform is based on optical components with performance capabilities that have already been proven in high volume production. These include a high power tunable laser having the narrowest linewidth and the lowest power consumption in the industry, a low insertion loss modulator capable of higher order modulation, a high responsivity receiver and a low power consumption digital signal processor. These features enable the ClearLight™ CFP-DCO to deliver performance without compromise, as it offers both high optical performance and low electrical power consumption. The ClearLight™ 100G CFP-DCO provides a significantly higher transmitter OSNR by eliminating a booster EDFA to achieve the necessary output optical power level. This high transmitter OSNR can enable longer transmission distances and CDC ROADM operations.

The first release 100Gbps version uses a standard 100GE or OTU-4 interface which can plug directly into existing 100G CFP client-side slots to extend the range and capacity for metro and DCI applications. The module incorporates standard hard decision staircase forward error correction for interoperability, as well as proprietary soft decision forward error correction for high performance applications. A 200Gbps version utilizing 16-QAM is based on the same platform and utilizes the same high volume, proven coherent optical components.

"Our new ClearLight™ CFP-DCO 100G pluggable Coherent transponder represents a powerful new platform product for NeoPhotonics, and we are pleased to initiate sampling to customers," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "This exciting new product is made possible by our Advanced Hybrid Photonic Integration technology, coupled with the latest advances in 16 nm Coherent DSPs, and provides our customers with a flexible, high performance pluggable coherent module for their high speed networks," continued Mr. Jenks.

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, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Source: NeoPhotonics Corporation

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