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Opnext Demos 16-G Fibre Channel Transceiver

SAN DIEGO -- Opnext, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXT), a global leader in the design and manufacturing of optical modules and components, today announced the availability of a 16G Fibre Channel Long Wave (FC LW) SFP+ Transceiver prototype. This is the industrys first live demonstration of a 16G Fibre Channel Long Wave SFP+. The demonstration will be showcased at the Opnext booth #902 during OFC/NFOEC being held March 24-26 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Opnext has a long history of leading the industry on high speed transceiver modules. Based on Opnext’s best in class 1310nm DFB laser technology, the Opnext 16G FC LW SFP+ optical transceiver offers transmission distances of up to 10km and brings a new level of high speed performance and port density to next-generation storage equipment.

“We are proud to be able to lead the market for our customers’ next generation storage networks needs,” said Rich Zoccolillo, vice president, pluggables business unit for Opnext. “Our 16G FC product will complement our existing 8G Fibre Channel and 10G for FC over Ethernet product lines.”

Opnext Inc.