NeoPhotonics Introduces Low Power Consumption High Performance Laser and Driver for Dual Rate 100G LR4/ER4 CFP2 Transceivers

Low Power Consumption Laser and Driver Provide a Matched Solution for Dual Rate 100G LR4/ER4 CFP2 Form Factor Pluggable 100G Optical Transceiver Modules

CANNES, France — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 22, 2014 — NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuits, or PIC, based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced general availability of its low power consumption 28G EML laser and driver for Dual Rate 100G LR4/ER4 CFP2 client side transceivers. Low power EML lasers and drivers are especially critical for 100G CFP2 power class 3 transceivers, which require a total power consumption of less than 9W.

The NeoPhotonics CFP2 EML laser and driver for 100G LR4/ER4 CFP2 transceivers are fully compliant with the 25G IEEE 802.3ba 100GBASE-LR4/ER4 standard and the stringent 28G OTU-4 standards. The designs are optimized between the driver and the EML laser to shorten the design cycle time of CFP2 transceiver and provide the best matched solution. The available form factors for these matched laser and driver are as a 100G Quad TOSA (Transmitter Optical Sub-Assembly) integrating 4-channel EML lasers into a PIC-based TOSA and also as matched Chip on Carrier laser and driver. The maximum power consumption for the Quad TOSA is 2W over the operating temperature range while the typical maximum power consumption for the driver over the temperature range is 0.3W. Along with the already available high performance and high volume CFP version of the EML laser and driver, NeoPhotonics provides 25/28G dual-rate high performance high volume EML laser and driver sets for all current 100G client interface applications.

“The introduction of high performance components such as our CFP2 EML laser and driver underlines our commitment to continue supporting the ultra-high speed segment of the transceiver market through NeoPhotonics Semiconductor,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We are pleased to support our customers with a growing portfolio of high performance components based on our proven InP EML and GaAs pHEMT technologies and to facilitate the rapidly expanding 100G market with high performance yet low power consumption and cost-effective components,” continued Mr. Jenks.

In addition, on Wednesday September 25th at 1:35 PM, Dr. Winston Way, Chief System Architect of NeoPhotonics, will present a talk entitled: “CDC ROADMs: Exploring Modular and Expandable Approaches” in the “Optical Network Agility” Session of the Market Focus forum as part of the ECOC Exhibition.

NeoPhotonics will exhibit its suite of standard and small form factor PIC-based components for 100G coherent line-side applications, along with its 100G client-side CFP2 transceivers and its next generation transceivers for access networks at Stand 307 at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), Palais Des Festivals, Cannes, France, September 22-24.

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), Japan and China. For additional information visit

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions and current expectations. The Company’s actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these 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 CFP2 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 CFP2 transceivers may not be as the Company expects; the demand for CFP2 transceivers may be volatile or lower than the Company expects; demand for CFP2 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 documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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