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CyOptics Introduces 10Gb/s CWDM TOSAs in Support of 40G Ethernet Standard

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/02/08 -- CyOptics Inc., a leader in Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chip and component technologies, today announced that it is expanding its 10Gbps TOSA (Transmit Optical Sub-Assembly) portfolio with the introduction of CWDM TOSAs for the emerging 40GBASE-LR4 standard.

The new 10Gbps TOSAs (TX1270, TX1290, TX1310, TX1330) operate on the ITU-T CWDM grid of 1271, 1291, 1311, and 1331 nm, and meet the emerging 40G Ethernet requirements for 40GBASE-LR4 standardized by the IEEE 802.3ba Task Force in support of 10km transmission over single-mode fiber. The TOSAs are based on CyOptics' standard field proven buried hetero-structure DFB laser chip design with over 2.5million units shipped since 2005 and more than 24 billion field service hours. The TOSAs incorporate an integrated InGaAsP monitor photodiode and are packaged in a TO-header with receptacle, compatible with the 10Gbps XMD MSA, for uncooled use over an operating temperature range of -5 degC to +75 degC and transmission rates of up to 10.7Gbps.

"The emerging 4x10GbE standard for the 10km interface is the fastest solution to market and uses cost-effective off-the-shelf optical and IC components," said Kou-Wei Wang, VP and GM InP OEM business at CyOptics. "Our new TOSAs leverage CyOptics' technology from the rapidly growing FTTX market to enable next generation 40G Ethernet solutions."

The introduction of these new products enhances the CyOptics 10Gbps product portfolio of FP, DFB, and EML-based TOSAs as well as PIN and APD-based ROSAs (Receive Optical Sub-Assembly). CyOptics products meet the stringent RoHS 6/6 environmental compliance requirements. The family of TX-XXXX is available in sample quantities now and full production will ramp in 2Q09.

About CyOptics

Founded in 1999, CyOptics designs, develops and markets a full line of InP optical chips and components for integration into access, metro and long-haul communications systems. The company also provides complete contract design, foundry and packaging services. CyOptics is an industry leader in both hybrid integration using different elements in a single package and monolithic integration on a single chip. Manufacture is enabled by an automated nano-tech capable assembly and test process that delivers best performance, uniformity and cost. The Company's InP design and fabrication operations are located in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania; its silicon PLC fab is located in South Plainfield NJ; its planar automated packaging and testing operations are located in Matamoros, Mexico; and its PGT Photonics S.p.A. subsidiary is located in Milan, Italy. CyOptics is ISO 9001:2000 certified. For more information, please visit http://www.cyoptics.com or call 1-484-397-2061.

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