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NeoPhotonics Adds 40km and 80km Versions to its Portfolio of SFP+ Transceivers for High-Capacity Metro Network Applications
SFP+ Product Line Designed to Enable "Green Photonics" by Reducing Power Consumption More than 50 Percent

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sep 06, 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 added new versions to its SFP+ transceiver product suite. These additions enhance the existing portfolio of 6G SFP+ transceivers for Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) and 10G SFP+ transceivers for 10G Ethernet and OC-192/STM-64 SONET/SDH Transport.

NeoPhotonics(TM) new SFP+ transceivers also address the "green" transition in networking toward lower power and smaller footprint modules, which reduce overall power consumption in communication systems and support the ever higher face plate port density necessary to meet rapidly growing bandwidth demands. The SFP+ MSA allows for a maximum of 1.5 Watts of power consumption per module without Clock and Data Recovery (CDR), whereas the older XFP MSA allowed 3.5 Watts, or more than double the power, for an equivalent transceiver module. NeoPhotonics portfolio includes several versions that cover both 40km (ER) and 80km (ZR) reach and support various communication protocols.

"The introduction of new SFP+ transceivers underlines our commitment to the high speed segment of the transceiver market," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "We are pleased to support our customers in their green efforts to reduce the power consumption and carbon footprint of their broadband networks, and to meet their growing needs for higher optical port densities on their equipment shelves," continued Mr. Jenks.

SFP+ transceivers without integrated CDR are designed to support 10G Ethernet transport and comply with IEEE 802.3-2005 and 802.3-2008. Transceivers with integrated CDR are designed to support OC-192/STM-64 SONET/SDH and comply with the ITU-T Recommendation G.709 for Optical Transport Network (OTN) at the OTU2 line rate. All of these transceivers are designed to meet Telcordia GR-468 CORE qualification requirements and cover the extended operating temperature range of -5 to +85C (E-Temp). Both RoHS5 and RoHS6 versions are available. The SFP+ ER and ZR transceivers are available in sample quantities.

NeoPhotonics will showcase its new line of SFP+ transceiver modules alongside its Fiber-to-the Home (FTTH) transceiver products and PIC-based products for 40 and 100 Gbps at the China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE), in booth T323 of the Shenzhen Convention Center, September 6-9.

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. NeoPhotonics has been included in the Russell 3000(R) Index since its reconstitution in June 2011. For additional information, visit

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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 SFP+ products or the timing of such acceptance may not be as the company expects; the company's rate of new design wins and the rate at which design wins go into production relating to the products described herein could be slower than the company expects; the demand for SFP+ products may be volatile or lower than the company expects and its production capacity may be underutilized; demand for SFP+ products 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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