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NeoPhotonics Demonstrates Advanced ClearLight™ CFP2-ACO Coherent Transceiver for 400/600Gbps
[March 20, 2017]

NeoPhotonics Demonstrates Advanced ClearLight™ CFP2-ACO Coherent Transceiver for 400/600Gbps

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, announced today that will demonstrate its pluggable Coherent CFP2-ACO module for 400G and beyond, at the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference and Exhibition at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, March 21 to 23. The ClearLightTM CFP2-ACO Platform is capable of achieving single wavelength 200G, 400G and 600 Gbps transmission over Datacenter Interconnect through metro/regional distances.

NeoPhotonics' ClearLightTM CFP2-ACO platform uses next generation optical components which are based on platforms that have been proven in volume production for 100G and 200G network applications. The platform uses NeoPhotonics' high bandwidth Class 40 Coherent Receiver capable of 64Gbaud with 16-QAM to 64-QAM modulation. This high bandwidth receiver maintains high sensitivity to simplify migration from 100G to 200G and 400G links. The platform also uses NeoPhotonics' industry leading high power, external cavity, ultra-narrow line width tunable laser with low power consumption. The ultra-narrow line widths enables higher order constellations with less processing requirements from the DSP.

The ClearLightTM 64 Gbaud CFP2-ACO demonstrates the ability to scale data capacity to 400G/600G on a single wavelength while maintaining performance and link budgets in DCI or metro/regional links. The data capacity scaling optimizes the cost per bit and thus enables broad deployment of coherent transmission from short to long reaches.

With low power consumption, the ClearLightTM CFP2-ACO 400G/600G significantly increases faceplate density, while moving the DSP outside the module enables management ofthe heat generated by the DSP when operating at these high data-rates.

"Our new ClearLightTM 64 Gbaud CFP2-ACO 400G/600G pluggable coherent transponder demonstrates a powerful new platform for NeoPhotonics which is capable of efficiently implementing 400G to 600G transmission networks," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "This exciting new platform is made possible by our Advanced Hybrid Photonic Integration technology utilizing our latest advances in high bandwidth receivers and ultra-narrow linewidth lasers in conjunction with higher order modulation," continued Mr. Jenks.

The ClearLightTM CFP2-ACO 400G/600G, along with NeoPhotonics broad suite of products for 100Gbps and beyond line side and data center 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 hybrid photonic integrated 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 www.neophotonics.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

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 Coherent 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, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

© 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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