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OPNEXT COMMERCIALIZES 100Gbps COHERENT TECHNOLOGY

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OPNEXT COMMERCIALIZES 100Gbps COHERENT TECHNOLOGY

Reinforces 100Gbps leadership with Subsystem launch

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 5 - Opnext, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXT), a global leader in high speed optical technology and a pioneer in 100Gbps coherent technology, today announced that it has shipped its 100Gbps coherent DP-QPSK-based modules and subsystems products to six customers in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Production of both the modules and subsystems are proceeding as planned this year to satisfy growing customer demand.

100Gbps coherent MSA module:
The Opnext OTM-100 is an OIF-compliant 5" x 7" industry standard MSA module and is based on second generation coherent technology which offers performance, power, size and cost advantages over first generation solutions. The OTM-100 module enables network equipment vendors to build 100Gbps metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul and submarine transport solutions. Utilizing Soft Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC) and advanced DSP algorithm, the OTM-100 module improves reach, enables fast optical restoration and switching (less than 50ms), minimizes or eliminates the need for regeneration points, and simplifies network deployment rules, thereby reducing network infrastructure and operating costs.

100Gbps coherent subsystem:
The Opnext flexible 100Gbps subsystem (OTS-100FLX) consists of a suite of line cards that includes a 10x10Gbps Muxponder (OTS-100MXP), a 100Gbps Transponder (OTS-100TXP), and a 100Gbps universal regenerator (OTS-100RGN). These line cards are designed to share a single type of common host card with multiple types of field-swappable, client-side plug-ins to minimize stocking and sparing costs to both system manufacturers and network operators.

“The Opnext 100Gbps turnkey transponder subsystem family (OTS-100FLX) offers 100Gbps performance comparable to 40Gbps coherent and, more importantly, compatible with installed 10Gbps DWDM systems,” said Roberto Nakamura, Technology Director for Padtec S/A. “The common link engineering rules and plug and play nature of this technology will enable us to upgrade the majority of our existing 10Gbps and 40Gbps DWDM build-outs to 100Gbps immediately. This will help Padtec continue to be the leading optical systems provider in Brazil and Latin America.”

The OTS-100FLX line cards can be supported in both the existing Opnext OTS-4000 chassis, with eight 100Gbps line cards, as well as in a recently released 4RU high OTS-mini shelf with two 100Gbps line cards in a horizontal orientation.

“Opnext’s early investment in 100Gbps coherent technology development is now translating into performance and cost leadership in this market,” said Mike Chan, President of Opnext Subsystems and Executive Vice President, Business Development & Marketing of Opnext. “Our strength is leveraging our engineering and manufacturing know-how to deliver best-in-class performance and bring products to market quickly.”

Exhibiting at OFC/NFOEC 2012 Opnext is showcasing its 100Gbps coherent MSA modules and subsystems at Booth #1425 during OFC/NFOEC 2012 in Los Angeles, March 6th through 8th. For more information, visit Opnext’s website.

About Opnext
Opnext (NASDAQ:OPXT) is the optical technology partner of choice supplying systems providers and OEMs worldwide with one of the industry's largest portfolios of 10G and higher next generation optical products and solutions. The Company's industry expertise, future-focused thinking and commitment to research and development combine in bringing to market the most advanced technology to the communications, defense, security and biomedical industries. Formed out of Hitachi, Opnext has built on more than 30 years of experience in advanced technology to establish its broad portfolio of solutions and solid reputation for excellence in service and delivering value to its customers. For additional information, visit www.opnext.com.

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