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CFP MSA Announces the Completion of CFP2 Specifications for 40G/100G Optical Transceivers

A Comprehensive 40G/100G CFP2 Ecosystem on Display at OFC/NFOEC 2013

March 19, 2013
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

ANAHEIM, California, March 18, 2013 -- Avago Technologies (NASDAQ: AVGO), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), Fujitsu Optical Components Limited, Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (TYO: 5802) today announced the completion of CFP2 specifications defining the electrical and physical requirements for the 40Gbps and 100Gbps CFP2 optical transceiver products and systems. The CFP2 specifications document is now available at the CFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) website:

The CFP MSA member companies and interest groups will be showcasing a broad range of CFP2 products and systems at the OFC/NFOEC 2013 exhibition in Anaheim, California, USA from March 19th to 21st. Attendees will experience the ecosystem including CFP2 modules, systems and test equipment.

Following is a list of booths (and booth numbers) displaying CFP2 technology from CFP MSA member companies, Ethernet Alliance and Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF):

  1. Avago (1043)
  2. Ethernet Alliance (2909)
  3. Finisar (2405)
  4. Fujitsu Optical Components (1310)
  5. Oclaro (2701)
  6. OIF (2769)
  7. Sumitomo Electric (2318)

Following is a list of other booths displaying CFP2 technology:

  1. Altera (3357)
  2. Ericsson (2119)
  3. InPhi (3247)
  4. JDSU (2101)
  5. Juniper Networks (1433)
  6. NeoPhotonics (1601)

By exploring different CFP2 displays in the exhibition hall, attendees will also have a chance to win one of two new iPads sponsored by the CFP MSA. For rules and instructions of the OFC 2013 CFP2 TREASURE HUNT, please stop by one of the CFP MSA member booths.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems with a focus in III-V compound semiconductor design and processing. Backed by an extensive portfolio of intellectual property including approximately 4,200 patents and pending applications, Avago products serve three primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, and industrial and other. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 50 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots.

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About Finisar Corporation

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader of fiber optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For 25 years, Finisar has provided critical optics technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide.

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About Fujitsu Optical Components Limited

Aiming to strengthen Fujitsu's optical module business, Fujitsu Optical Components was established on April 1st, 2009 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited. With the establishment of the new company, the sales, research and development, and manufacturing functions of Fujitsu’s optical module business were integrated under a unified management structure. Headquartered in Kawasaki, Japan, Fujitsu Optical Components is a leading supplier of advanced, highly reliable, customer-focused optical components for datacom and telecommunication applications in the global market. Its broad product line-up includes100G Coherent Transceiver, 100GE CFP/CFP2 Transceivers, 40G/100G LN Modulators, 100G Integrated Receivers, SR/IR/LR/DWDM (Fixed & Tunable) XFP Transceivers and SFP+ Transceivers.

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About Oclaro, Inc.

Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is one of the largest providers of lasers and optical components, modules and subsystems for the optical communications, industrial, and consumer laser markets. The company is a global leader dedicated to photonics innovation, with cutting-edge research and development (R&D) and chip fabrication facilities in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Israel, Korea and Japan. It has in-house and contract manufacturing sites in China, Malaysia and Thailand, with design, sales and service organizations in most of the major regions around the world.

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About Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. produces a wide range of products from optical fibers, cables and components to electronic devices and automotive parts. Through effective research and diversification, Sumitomo Electric has become one of the world's leading companies in information and communication technology. The company operates in more than 30 countries, employing 190,000 people. Sumitomo Electric reported group net sales of $25 billion for the fiscal year ended March 2012.

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