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NeoPhotonics Releases Dual Rate 100G CFP4 LR4 Transceivers

March 23, 2015 | By Business Wire News


NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of hybrid photonic integrated circuit based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today introduced a new compact and dual rate 100G CFP4 LR4 for Telecom and Datacom applications. The 100G CFP4 LR4 requires much less power and is half the size compared to the current generation CFP2 form factor. Thus, the 100G CFP4 is an attractive next-generation 100G module for bandwidth hungry data center applications, where both port density and lower power are highly desired.

The 100G CFP4 LR4 transceiver is designed to fully comply with the IEEE 802.3 100GBASE-LR4 and CAUI-4 Electrical Interface and OTN OTU4 standards for links up to 10km. It combines CFP4 MSA and MDIO functionality and is interoperable with previous generation of CFP and CFP2 modules. The 4-channel PIC-based integrated transmitter utilizes NeoPhotonics proven performance and high volume manufacturing platform of 28G EML lasers and drivers, which enable the best in class module performance, especially in OTN applications, inter-operability and easy deployment.

“The introduction of our new 100G CFP4 LR4 Client transceiver module underlines our commitment to the ultra-high speed segment of the transceiver market,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We are pleased to support our customers with their growing demand for 100G by adding production capacity for our CFP2 LR4, which was released last year,” continued Tim Jenks.

Also at the Optical Fiber Communications conference and exhibition here, NeoPhotonics is showcasing its 100G Client transceivers alongside its existing product portfolio, including intradyne coherent receivers and narrow linewidth tunable lasers for 100G coherent communications and an extensive line of OLT transceivers for FTTH PON networks.

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, based optoelectronic modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks. The company’s products enable cost-effective, high-speed data transmission and efficient allocation of bandwidth over communications networks. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO 9001:2000 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley (USA) and Shenzhen, China. For additional information, visit

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes statements that qualify as forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those related to industry trends and expected demand for 100G Transceivers and other high speed network applications. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results, they involve risks and uncertainties and they are only predictions based on the company’s current expectations, estimates and projections about its industry and business, management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by the company. The actual company results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The risks and uncertainties that could cause the company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: acceptance by customers of CFP4 transceivers or the timing of such acceptance may not be as the company expects; the timing of or costs related to the development, general availability and performance and production of CFP4 transceivers may not be as the company expects; the demand for CFP4 transceivers may be volatile or lower than the company expects; demand for CFP4 transceivers could decrease from the company’s expectations due to general conditions in the telecommunications equipment industry, changes in network architectures, or the world economy generally, and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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