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NeoPhotonics Announces Extension of its High Speed Transceiver Platform to 400G with CFP8 PAM4 Development

400G CFP8 PAM4 Pluggable Transceiver Modules increase port density by a factor of 8 as compared to existing 100G CFP Modules

ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 21, 2016-- NeoPhotonics (NYSE:NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced hybrid photonic integrated optoelectronic modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks, today announced its 400G transceiver development for network interconnections in data center, cloud and other telecom applications.

“The drive for higher performance and higher density in optics is increasing as transmission speeds move toward 400G,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We are extending our high speed product family in a manner which leverages both proven, high performance and high volume capabilities, while providing an efficient path to high density and higher speed,” continued Mr. Jenks.

NeoPhotonics 400G PAM4 (4-level Pulse Amplitude Modulation) CFP8 form factor module development leverages the company’s comprehensive high speed component technologies and achievements including:

  • 28Gbaud high performance EML (Electro-absorption Modulated Laser)
  • High speed Opto-electronics packaging techniques
  • High performance and low loss multiplexers.

NeoPhotonics 400G CFP8 transceiver will be compliant with the IEEE 802.3bs 400GBASE- LR8 / FR8 specifications for links up to 10km.

NeoPhotonics’ high speed module technologies from the company’s QSFP28 and CFP2 dual rate 100G LR4 products are leveraged in this new 400G CFP8 LR8/FR8 PAM4 development. Notably this also leverages the company’s demonstrated 100G dual lambda PAM4 transmission introduced at ECOC 2015 and complying with the 400GBASE-LR8 standard.

“A number of market factors are driving the need for smaller and faster 400G Client Side transceivers, as the move to 400G cannot be reasonably achieved by using the same 100G modules. We believe our 400G PAM4 CFP8 solution will fulfill key market needs by leveraging the superior link performance of our high performance EML lasers, while reducing power consumption through integration of technology leading CMOS PAM4 chipsets,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics.

For additional information on using higher-order modulation formats to reduce the requirement for higher bandwidth devices with Pulse Amplitude Modulation, or PAM4, refer to NeoPhotonics’ blog post at:

Also, NeoPhotonics will have a live demo of its single wavelength 112Gbps link enabled by the company’s new 56 Gbaud EML with an integrated driver, which creates the path to delivering 100G and 400G transceivers in compact modules for datacenter applications.

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced hybrid photonic integrated 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

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

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 Coherent 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, 2015 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Source: NeoPhotonics

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