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Oclaro Extends 100G Connectivity Leadership by Ramping


02 March 2015

Kelly Karr
Tanis Communications, Inc.
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Oclaro Extends 100G Connectivity Leadership by Ramping

Follows Company’s Proven History of Delivering High-Volume 100G CFP and CFP2 Products with Outstanding Reliability and Performance

San Jose, Calif., – March 2, 2015 Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced it is ramping-up production of its 100G LR4 CFP4 client-side transceivers.  Having delivered CFP and CFP2 solutions in high volume with outstanding performance and reliability, this announcement reaffirms Oclaro’s commitment to deliver 100G pluggable MSA form factor products to address the need for high-bandwidth connectivity for datacenter and packet optical transport applications.
The 100G LR4 CFP4 enables high-end core router and packet-optical transport systems to quickly and cost-effectively increase their front panel density to meet the higher bandwidth demands of datacenter interconnects and network operators.  These benefits are achieved through the transceiver’s small form factor design and low power consumption. The Oclaro CFP4 can deliver high quality Ethernet and OTU4 data rate performance while only consuming a typical 4W of power, which is equal to or better than other CFP4 solutions based on directly modulated laser (DML) technology. In addition, the Oclaro CFP4 is backwards compatible with existing Oclaro CFP and CFP2 LR4 designs and leverages its proven indium phosphide (InP) 28G core electro-absorption modulated laser (EML) technology for superior performance at both standard 100GbE and OTU4 data rates. The EML, together with Oclaro’s own Lens-Integrated PIN Photodiode (LIPD) array, are vertically integrated out of the Oclaro wafer fab facility in Japan, enabling a cost-effective solution and shorter lead-time to customers.
“Oclaro not only has one of the broadest and most comprehensive CFP portfolios in the market, but it also has a proven history of delivering reliable and high-performance CFP MSA designs in volume production,” said Yoshikazu Era, General Manager, Oclaro Japan Module Division. “We will continue to deliver to our customers leading-edge performance while offering the benefits of the smaller and power-efficient CFP4 transceiver so they can meet their market requirements for increased front panel density, backwards compatibility and high performance at Ethernet and OTU4 rates.”
Oclaro 100G LR4 CFP4 Availability
The Oclaro 100G LR4 CFP4 is shipping today to key customers and is expected to be in volume production in the second quarter of 2015.
The Oclaro LR4 CFP4 transceiver is compliant with the 100G Ethernet (100GbE) 100GBASE-LR4 and ITU-T G.959.1 4I1-9D1F as well as the CFP4 MSA standards.
About Oclaro
Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), is a leader in optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical, enterprise and datacenter markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation, photonics integration, and subsystem design, Oclaro's solutions are at the heart of the fast optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, voice over IP and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter at @OclaroInc.

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