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Sumitomo Electric Demonstrates Continued Leadership of CFP4 Optical Transceivers at OFC 2014

March 12, 2014
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., a leading global provider in advanced optical solutions, today demonstrated high-speed communications solutions including the next generation of CFP4 optical modules. Sumitomo Electric introduced the industry’s first CFP4 LR4 at OFC 2014 in San Francisco, CA.

The CFP4 will quadruple the front panel port density compared to CFP and offer low power consumption enabling high-density line-card design. Applications include core routers to end of row switches for up to 10 km distance.

“Sumitomo Electric is committed to developing the products necessary to meet the requirements of high-bandwidth, high-speed optical networks” commented John Wyatt, President of Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, USA. "By leveraging our next-generation assets, we will continue to advance the technology for high-performance networking applications and demonstrate the same quality, reliability, and performance our customers have come to expect."

Sumitomo Electric, a member of the CFP MSA, is participating in the CFP4 Treasure Hunt. Stop by our booth to pick up your official registration form.

Visit us at OFC2014: Sumitomo Electric Booth 3845

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 200,000 people. Sumitomo Electric reported group net sales of $23 billion for the fiscal year ended March 2013. For more information, visit

About Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA, Inc. (SEDU)

Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA, Inc., (SEDU), a Sumitomo Electric Group company, is a leading provider of optical components and modules to the telecom, CATV, broadband, and data communications markets. SEDU offers a comprehensive array of transceivers, transmitters, receivers, lasers, photodiodes, and passive components. SEDU also provides a comprehensive line of RF high power wireless solutions. SEDU focuses on the Americas market, while drawing on the well-established global presence of Sumitomo to achieve integrated support to customer facilities throughout the world.

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