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NeoPhotonics Announces General Availability of High Power Non-Hermetic DFB Laser Arrays for Silicon Photonics Applications
[March 15, 2017]

NeoPhotonics Announces General Availability of High Power Non-Hermetic DFB Laser Arrays for Silicon Photonics Applications


NeoPhotonics (News - Alert) Corporation (NYSE:NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic solutions for the highest speed communications networks in telecom and datacenter applications, today announced general availability of high power 1310 nm lasers and laser arrays qualified for use with low-cost, non-hermetic packages for 100G silicon photonics based QSFP28 modules in data center applications.

NeoPhotonics is addressing the need for custom high-power and non-hermetic laser sources to provide the light source for Silicon Photonics based transceivers used for 100 Gbps connections within the data center. Deployment of such transceivers in industry-standard "Multi-Source (News - Alert) Agreement" formats such as CWDM4, CLR4 and PSM-4, predominantly in a QSFP28 form factor, is now underway. To support the emerging Silicon Photonics eco-system, NeoPhotonics has developed and qualified to the Telcordia (News - Alert) GR-468-CORE Issue 2 standard, a line of high power, uncooled lasers and laser arrays for several industry-leading Silicon Photonics transceiver manufacturers. Each laser provides an efficient and high power light source designed around a specific implementation of Silicon-based high speed analog and digital electronic devices and related photonic components. These high power 1310nm CW DFB lasers are qualified to non-hermetic test compliance with Telcordia GR-468-CORE Issue 2, including damp heat testing for powered non-hermetic devices, and are production ready.

"These uncooled, high power non-hermetic CW DFB lasers and laser arrays are a critical component for any of the emerging 100G, 200G or 400G Silicon Photonics-based transceivers developed for data center switching applications," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "These new lasers effectively illustrate the wide ranging applications for our Advanced Hybrid Photonic Integration technology by efficiently combining our high optical power Indium Phosphide laser technology with our partner's Silicon Potonics modulator technology to maximize link performance margins," continued Mr. Jenks.

NeoPhotonics laser developments are focused on three specific customer requirements: first, the need for high optical power output from 40mW to 70mW for both NRZ and PAM-4 modulation; second, lasers fully qualified and reliable in non-hermetic packages -- making it possible to achieve the high volume and low cost necessary for mega-data center deployments; and third, custom laser features that help NeoPhotonics customers use automated laser attach and alignment methods to increase volume and further reduce assembly costs.

These new lasers and laser arrays, along with NeoPhotonics' broad suite of products for line and client side 100G and beyond applications, will be displayed in Booth #3017 at the OFC Conference and Exhibition in Los Angeles, California, March 21-23, 2017.


About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic solutions for the highest speed communications networks in telecom and datacenter applications. 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 www.neophotonics.com.

© 2017 NeoPhotonics Corporation. All rights reserved. NeoPhotonics and the red dot logo are trademarks of NeoPhotonics Corporation. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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This press release includes statements that qualify as forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those related to industry trends and expected demand for 1310nm and 1550nm high power lasers and laser arrays and other high speed network applications. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are only predictions based on the company's current expectations, estimates and projections about their respective industry and business, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by the company, all of which are subject to change and which may differ materially from actual future events or results. The actual company 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. Certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements as well as other risks and uncertainties relating to the company's business, are described more fully in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 , as well as in the Company Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the three month periods ended March 31, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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