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NeoPhotonics Announces General Availability of Dual Rate 100G CFP2 LR4 Transceiver

Low power, Dual Rate and Compact 100G CFP2 Pluggable Optical Transceiver Module Designed to Enable High Bandwidth and High Density Client Interface

CANNES, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 22, 2014-- 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, announced the general availibility of Low Power, Dual Rate 100G CFP2 LR4 for Telecom and Datacom applications. The 100G CFP2 LR4 requires less than half of the power as well as half of the size compared to 100G CFP form factor transceivers. This makes the CFP2 LR4 an attractive next generation 100G module solution for today’s bandwidth hungry datacenter applications where both port density and lower power are highly desired.

The 100G CFP2 LR4 transceiver is designed to fully comply with the IEEE 802.3 100GBASE-LR4 and CAUI-4 Electrical Interface, and OTN OTU4 standards for link distances up to 10km. It also complies with CFP2 MSA and MDIO functionality. The 4-channel PIC-based integrated transmitter is based on NeoPhotonics proven performance and high volume manufacturing platform of 28G EML lasers and drivers, which enable best-in-class module performance, inter-operabability and ease of deployment.

“After serving the 100G market with our CFP product, we are pleased to add this second generation form factor into our 100G portfolio,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “CFP2 is the first 100G interface that provides face plate density advantages over 10G SFP+. Therefore we believe this new form factor, based on our industry leading 28G EML laser technology, will provide additional value to the rapidly expanding 100G market in which maximum bandwith management is a necessity,” continued Mr. Jenks.

In addition, NeoPhotonics announced that on Wednesday, September 25, 2014 at 13:35 pm, Dr. Winston Way, Chief System Architect of NeoPhotonics, will present a talk entitled “CDC ROADMs: Exploring Modular and Expandable Approaches” in the “Optical Network Agility” Session of the Market Focus forum as part of the ECOC Exhibition.

NeoPhotonics will exhibit its suite of standard and small form factor PIC-based components for 100G coherent line-side applications, along with its 100G client-side CFP2 transceivers and its next generation transceivers for access networks at Stand 307 at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), Palais Des Festivals, Cannes, France, September 22-24.

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. 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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