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Opnext's QSFP+ 40GBASE-LR4 Transceiver Enters Volume Production

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Keira Shein

Opnext's QSFP+ 40GBASE-LR4 Transceiver Enters Volume Production

Dual-rate version of QSFP+ demonstrated at industry leading OFC/NFOEC Conference

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 5 - Opnext, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPXT), a global leader in high speed optical technology, today announced the production release of its QSFP+ 40GBASE-LR4 transceiver. As industry leaders start to outgrow the reach and efficiency of current-generation 40GbE pluggables, the QSFP+ 40GBASE-LR4 transceiver offers the latest technology to Opnext customers eager to scale up.

“QSFP+ is emerging as the standard for 40GbE. Adding the QSFP+ 40GBASE-LR4 product offering to our portfolio enables substantially higher port density and significantly lower power consumption for our customers,” said Rich Zoccolillo, President of Opnext's pluggables business unit. “With the QSFP+ 40GBASE-LR4 transceiver, Opnext is introducing a low cost integration and packaging technology for multiple long reach DFB lasers—all inside a module no larger than a pack of gum.”

As OEMs are approaching the limits of current 40GbE technology in their data center and enterprise applications, Opnext’s QSFP+ 40GBASE-LR4 transceiver ushers in a new era of network performance. It offers up to 100 times the reach of current QSFP+ SR4 solutions while improving on industry metrics as compared to the CFP form factor—power consumption is reduced by more than 50 percent and almost 80 percent less faceplate surface area is occupied. The evolution of laser integration technology allows for higher-density TOSA packages. Combined with the maturation of the 40GbE supply chain, these packages enable more compact, better performing, and more affordable 40GbE solutions. Opnext is now in full production with the QSFP+ 40GBASE-LR4 transceiver.

Opnext will be exhibiting at Booth #1425 at OFC/NFOEC 2012, being held March 6th through the 8th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California.

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 10Gbps 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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