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NeoPhotonics Announces Sampling of PAM4-Based 400G Pluggable CFP8 Transceiver Module

400G CFP8 Modules Utilize NeoPhotonics High Performance Components to Offer Superior Performance on Links up to 10 km

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2017-- 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 that it has begun sampling its 400G CFP8 transceiver modules, designed for data center interconnection and client side telecom applications. This CFP8 represents the first step on NeoPhotonics 400G roadmap for DataCenter and Client Side applications

NeoPhotonics’ 400G PAM4 (4-level Pulse Amplitude Modulation) CFP8 module leverages the company’s comprehensive high speed component technologies, including its 28 Gbaud high performance and low power EMLs (Electro-absorption Modulated Lasers) as well as its high speed PIN photodiodes. The CFP8 module relies on the high volume, production-proven 28 Gbaud component platform used in the currently deployed NeoPhotonics 100G LR4 modules and leverages NeoPhotonics continuous EML technology improvement specifically focused on lowering power consumption while assuring superior high speed performance. As part of this development, NeoPhotonics recently announced an EML with the driver integrated into the EML at the chip-on-carrier (CoC) level.

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

“We are pleased to provide our customers this 400G CFP8 module which extends our high speed product family in a manner that leverages both our proven high performance and high volume production capabilities, providing an efficient path to high density and higher speed,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We believe our 400G PAM4 CFP8 solution will fulfill imminent market needs by leveraging the superior link performance of our high performance EML lasers, while reducing power consumption through integration with technology leading CMOS PAM4 chipsets. We believe that this product firmly demonstrates our leadership position at 400G,” continued Mr. Jenks.

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:

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

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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 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, as well as in the Company Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the three month periods ended March 31, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Source: NeoPhotonics

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