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NeoPhotonics Announces 100G CFP2 Transceivers for Datacom and Telecom Applications

New CFP2 Form Factor Pluggable 100G Optical Transceiver Modules for Both 10x10 and LR4 Standards are Designed to Enable Double the Face Plate I/O Density

ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2013-- 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, announces the introduction of two new 100G CFP2 transceiver modules. The new 100G CFP2 modules include both the popular 10x10 MSA transceiver based on the “10x10” PIC architecture developed by NeoPhotonics and the “4x25” 100GBASE-LR4 transceiver. The CFP2 form factor is a hot pluggable module that is designed to offer lower power and smaller size compared to current generation CFP transceivers and to enable doubling of the face plate input/output port density. The CFP2 is also an attractive form factor for use in fast growing datacenter and metro Ethernet applications.

The new NeoPhotonics 10x10 CFP2 transceiver is based on ten synchronous electrical lanes and is capable of operating at both 100GE and OTU4 date rates. It features the NeoPhotonics PIC-based 10-channel laser array powered by a 10-channel driver array. The array architecture helps to streamline manufacturing processes. The 10x10 CFP2 is also backward compatible with the 10x10 CFP platform currently being commercially deployed. The company also intends for the CFP2 electrical interface to support both 4x25 LR4 and 10x10 LR10 on the same line card.

The CFP2 LR4 transceiver is based on four synchronous electrical lanes of 28Gbps signals and is designed to comply with the IEEE 100GBASE-LR4 and OTU4 specifications. The 4-channel PIC-based integrated transmitter is based on high performance EML lasers designed to meet stringent OTU-4 optical performance requirements.

“We are excited to announce the development of our PIC based 10x10 and LR4 CFP2 optical transceiver line, which we believe will provide our customers with the flexibility to meet many different network demands,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “The CFP2 platform is enabled by the company’s ability to integrate lasers in arrays utilizing proprietary PIC technology which we believe will continue to enable smaller transceiver form factors and lower power consumption for datacenter and metro Ethernet applications.”

NeoPhotonics is demonstrating the interoperability of its 100G CFP2 transceiver with Inphi Tri-Rate PHY/SerDes Gearbox in the Inphi booth, #3247, at OFC/NFOEC 2013.

Also at the OFC Exhibition, NeoPhotonics is showcasing its 100G Client Side transceivers alongside its existing product portfolio, including intradyne coherent receivers and narrow linewidth tunable lasers for 100G coherent communications and an extensive line of OLT transceivers for FTTH PON networks (March 19-21, 2013, Anaheim Convention Center, Booth 1601).

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, based 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) and Shenzhen, China. 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 CFP2 transceivers or the timing of such acceptance may not be as the company expects; the timing of or costs related to the development, general availability and performance and production of CFP2 transceivers may not be as the company expects; the demand for CFP2 transceivers may be volatile or lower than the company expects; demand for CFP2 transceivers 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.

Source: NeoPhotonics Corporation

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