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Opnext Demonstrates 100Gbps Coherent OIF MSA Module Interoperability

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Keira Shein

Opnext Demonstrates 100Gbps Coherent OIF MSA Module Interoperability

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA, Feb. 29 - Opnext, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXT), a global leader in high speed optical technology, today announced that its 100Gbps coherent module has demonstrated full optical line side interoperability with modules from both a module vendor and a system vendor. This milestone validates the critical work done within the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) to define fully-interoperable 100Gbps DP-QPSK MSA modules.

The companies that participated in the interoperability testing can be found in the latest press release from NTT Electronics Corporation. Opnext currently expects to release its first OTM-100 product in the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The 100Gbps Digital Coherent Signal Processing LSI (DSP-LSI) in Opnext’s digital signal processor is manufactured by NTT Electronics Corporation, and the DSP-LSI incorporates the outcome of "R&D on High Speed Optical Transport System Technologies" supported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan.

“We are pleased to see our developed 100Gbps DSP chips are contributing to leading optical module vendors such as Opnext to help nurture the ecosystem that is essential to commercialize 100Gbps coherent deployments around the world,” said Dr. Masahito Tomizawa, Group Leader, Supervisor of NTT Network Innovation Labs.

Opnext has started the integration and testing of NTT’s second version of the DSP-LSI chips which is expected to enable reduced power consumption for Opnext’s next release of the OTM-100 100Gbps coherent OIF MSA module. Opnext currently expects the second release of the OTM-100Gbps coherent module to occur during the quarter ending September 30, 2012. Detailed results of the interoperability testing will be presented during the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC 2012), being held March 6 through March 8 in Los Angeles.

The presentation, to be given by Dr. Tomizawa from NTT Network Innovation Labs will be part of the MarketWatch “Entering the 100G Era,” panel planned for Thursday, March 8 from 1 – 3 PM, PT. Opnext will be showcasing its 100Gbps coherent MSA modules in Booth #1425 during OFC/NFOEC 2012. 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

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