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NeoPhotonics Extends Leadership in 400G Optical Communications with 56GBaud Laser and Drivers

Low Power Consumption 56GBaud Laser and Drivers Provide Matched Component Sets for both 4x100G PAM4 and 8x50G NRZ 400G Solutions

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 24, 2015-- 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, today announced here at the Optical Fiber Communications conference and exhibition its low power consumption 56GBaud EML lasers and drivers for both 4x100G PAM4 and 8x50G NRZ client side 400G transceivers.

With the ever-growing demand for more bandwidth, datacenter operators and service providers are actively looking into the client side interface technologies beyond 100G, with 400G the clear next standard. NeoPhotonics’ latest 56GBaud products enable 400G interfaces with two possible solutions. First, with a PAM4 modulation scheme, the combination of a 56GBaud EML with a linear 56GBaud driver can achieve a 100Gbps data rate with one single laser. A 400G interface will use four wavelengths with PAM4 modulation. Second, a traditional NRZ modulation scheme with NeoPhotonics’ 56G EML and limiting driver can deliver 400G of capacity with eight wavelengths.

“The development of high speed components such as our 56Gbaud EML lasers and drivers by NeoPhotonics Semiconductor is the result of our commitment to lead in the technologies required for the ultra-high speed segment of the transceiver market,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We are pleased to support our customers and the industry with a solid and growing portfolio of high performance components based on our proven Indium Phosphide EML and Gallium Arsenide pHEMT technologies and to facilitate the next-generation 400G market with low power consumption and cost-effective components,” continued Mr. Jenks.

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, based optoelectronic components 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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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 56GBaud EML lasers and drivers 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, 2014 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Source: NeoPhotonics Corporation

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