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NeoPhotonics Names Broadcom Executive Rajiv Ramaswami to Board of Directors

Former Cisco Executive Brings Wealth of Industry Experience to the NeoPhotonics Board

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 7, 2014-- NeoPhotonics (NYSE: NPTN) today announced the appointment of Dr. Rajiv Ramaswami to the company’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Ramaswami currently serves as Broadcom's Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Infrastructure & Networking Group, where he is responsible for Ethernet controller, switching and physical layer products, optical solutions, storage products, and security and embedded processors.

From 2002 to 2010, Dr. Ramaswami served as Vice President and General Manager for a variety of business units in optical, switching and storage networking at Cisco Systems, most recently the General Manager of the Cloud Services and Switching Technology Group. Prior to Cisco, he served in various technical and leadership positions at Xros, Tellabs and IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center.

“I know NeoPhotonics quite well from serving on their technical advisory board for the past four years. During that time the company’s advances in PIC technology have enabled it to become a leading provider of integrated components for Coherent and other high speed network applications,” said Dr. Ramaswami. “Given trends in wireless and wireline networks, and in data center and enterprise networking requirements, I believe the need will only grow for this type of core technology, and lead to further advances in systems features and benefits.”

“Rajiv has a tremendous amount of experience in technology strategy and telecom networking,” said Tim Jenks, CEO and Chairman of the Board. “His achievements and insights for business expansion in these areas can bring an important new dimension to our Board.”

Dr. Ramaswami holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras. He holds 34 U.S. patents primarily in optical networking and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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), Japan and China. For additional information, visit

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, 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 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. Certain risks and uncertainties 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 documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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