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Opnext Demonstrates 40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ Transceiver Module at Industry Leading OFC/NFOEC Conference

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Opnext Demonstrates 40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ Transceiver Module at Industry Leading OFC/NFOEC Conference

Module enables OEMs to transmit 40GbE traffic over 10km single mode fiber

LOS ANGELES—March 8, 2011—Opnext, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPXT), a global leader in high speed optical communications technology, today announced the demonstration of its quad small form factor pluggable plus (QSFP+) transceiver module. Today, QSFP+ modules primarily support multimode applications with a 100 meter limitation, making the single mode QSFP+ the next logical addition. Opnext’s QSFP+ module, which uses single mode optics to transmit 40GbE traffic over a distance of 10km, will be on display in Opnext’s booth during OFC/NFOEC, March 8-10, 2011, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The 40GbE QSFP+ module extends an existing 40G family of products offered by Opnext, including the 40GBASE-LR4 module in the larger CFP form factor which is seeing initial deployments in customer systems now and has recently been announced as production released. 40GBASE-LR4 technology offers OEMs a lower cost, longer reach alternative to traditional 40G Sonet/SDH client interfaces and makes 40G deployments even more economically viable in high speed switches and edge routers. The QSFP+ 40GBASE-LR4 transceiver module is the newest technology for OEM next-generation systems where industry leaders are eager to extend reach, increase speed and lower their customers’ overall power consumption in support of large data center and enterprise applications. Moving to 40GbE QSFP+ also significantly improves port density.

“As QSFP+ emerges as the standard for 40GbE, adapting the technology to longer reach single mode applications enables our customers to increase their network speed, realize higher port density and lower overall power consumption,” said Rich Zoccolillo, President of Opnext’s pluggables business unit. “With the QSFP+ 40GBASE-LR4 transceiver module, Opnext is building on its existing leadership in high speed, single mode transceivers and optical integration.”

Opnext QSFP+ transceiver modules will go into production in the second half of 2011. Read More About QSFP+ Product Applications To read more about QSFP+ product applications, see the story titled, “New QSFP+ transceiver designs go the distance” appearing in the March/April issue of Lightwave online at For more information, visit our website at

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 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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