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Opnext Sets New Industry Milestone

TOKYO -- Opnext, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of transmit and receive optical modules and components which enable high-speed telecommunications and data communications networks in high-performance optical components, today announced that the Company has shipped more than 250,000 10G transceivers. As an industry leader in 10G transceivers and above, Opnext offers a broad portfolio of products in the 10G family including 300-pin, XENPAK, X2, XPAK and XFP, encompassing all port types within these form factors. The Companys modules support SONET OC-192, SDH STM-64 and 10GbE protocols enabling long-reach terrestrial transmission, metropolitan area network, OADM, access, enterprise switching, high-speed data and storage communications. Opnext products will be on display at FOE 2007 (Fiber Optic Expo) in Tokyo, Japan, January 24-26, 2007 at Stand 6-5.

“Reaching one quarter of a million 10G transceivers shipped further validates our position as an industry-leading technology provider of 10G solutions, and also exemplifies the accomplishments of our talented and dedicated employees,” said Tadayuki Kanno, senior vice president, Opnext modules business unit. “We are pleased with our proven track record of not only developing but also delivering market-leading products.”

Opnext Inc.