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Opnext High Speed Technology Leadership Highlighted during OFC/NFOEC 2012

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Keira Shein

Opnext High Speed Technology Leadership Highlighted during OFC/NFOEC 2012

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 5 - Opnext, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPXT), a global leader in high speed optical technology, will be reinforcing its technology leadership through its participation in the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) being held March 6th through the 8th in Los Angeles, California.

Opnext OFC/NFOEC 2012 demonstrations include the following:
  • Hitachi Central Research Labs (CRL) will join the Opnext booth to demonstrate a 1310nm LISEL (Lens-integrated Surface-emitting DFB Laser) array operating at 25-40Gbps, which was developed under management of PETRA (Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association) supported by NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization). LISEL technology is predicted by Hitachi, Ltd. to be an alternative for VCSEL in the future development of 40Gbps and 100Gbps client side, ultra small transceiver technology for optical backplane and interconnects that support data center applications.
  • Opnext will demonstrate its next-generation 100Gbps coherent flexible line cards in a display that includes the OTS-100MXP (10x 10Gbps Muxponder) and OTS-100TXP (1x 100Gbps Transponder) line cards. The 100Gbps coherent transponders from Opnext include soft decision FEC and are designed to provide 9.6Tbps capacity per fiber up to a distance of 2,000km between regeneration points.
  • Expanding the Company’s robust 40Gbps product family, Opnext will demonstrate its 40Gbps technology in a QSFP+ (quad small form factor pluggable plus) module showing multi-rate functionality. The QSFP+ 40GBASE-LR4 module uses 4x10Gbps CWDM integrated optics to transmit 40GbE traffic over a distance of 10km on single mode fiber to support data center and enterprise applications.
  • Opnext’s 10Gbps XFP tunable transceiver demonstration will show 80km transmission with full C-Band at 50GHz channel spacing. This demonstration will illustrate the ability to perform automatic wavelength tuning designed to maintain stable wavelength control while supporting a wavelength range of 1529nm to 1567nm.
  • Opnext will provide the industry’s first interoperability demonstration between a 1550nm wavelength CFP module and a 1310nm wavelength module at 40Gbps using the Opnext 40GBASE-FR. The demonstration will be supported by JDSU’s ONT-40/100G test solutions, the industry’s reference for 40/43G SDH/SONET/OTN and Ethernet testing.
Opnext OFC/NFOEC 2012 speaking engagements are scheduled as follows:
  • OSA 2012 Executive Forum Harry Bosco, CEO Monday, March 5th from 4-5:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott, Los Angeles Panel 5: The (Gross) Margin Challenge in the Optical Components Industry – Reasons, Solutions, The Future
  • Ethernet Alliance Panel Jon Anderson, Technical Marketing Wednesday, March 7th, 1-2 p.m. at the Expo Theatre II Panel 1: Next-Gen 100G Optical Ethernet
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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