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Sumitomo Electric to Showcase AOC Leadership at OFC 2013

March 21, 2013
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Anaheim, CA – March 19, 2013 — Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., a leading global provider in advanced optical solutions, today introduced its next-generation of active optical cables (AOCs) at OFC/NFOEC which is taking place 17-21 March 2013, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, USA.

Extremely fast bandwidth growth and demand for rich media put tremendous pressure on storage and computing resources. Available with QSFP+ and CXP form factors, Sumitomo Electric AOC Connects cables are high-performance active optical cables with maximum aggregate bandwidth of 120 Gb/s.

Providing benefits over copper cables designed for InfiniBand QSFP SDR/DDR/QDR/FDR/EDR and 40/100 Gb/s Ethernet applications, AOC Connects cables support distances up to 100 meters while reducing the weight, density, and power consumption over traditional copper alternatives. Sumitomo Electric’s next generation AOC technology will have an important impact on the industry.

Visit us at OFC/NFOEC Booth 2318 for the EDR active optical technology demonstration

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 the field of information and communications 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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