SOURCE: Infinera


January 22, 2010 12:00 ET

Infinera Obtains TL 9000 Certification

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2010) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) has achieved TL 9000 registration for its major facilities in the US and India, confirmation of the world-class standards applied by Infinera to all its operations throughout the Infinera supply chain. TL 9000 is a demanding international standard for quality processes in the telecommunications industry, including requirements for all major management and measurement systems.

Infinera's TL 9000 registration represents a continuing emphasis on customer relationships, reliability of products and services, enhanced product life cycle, tracking customer requirements through design and development, telecom specific performance measurements, service requirements, benchmarking data, comprehensive disaster recovery and long-term commitment to continuous improvement. The achievement of this certification demonstrates that Infinera systems meet the quality and reliability needs of the world's most demanding telecom networks.

"We are proud to achieve TL 9000 certification, evidence of Infinera's commitment to build a sustained world class business around our innovative PIC technology," said Infinera Vice President of Customer Service and Corporate Quality Lonny Orona. "Infinera is focused on maintaining the highest standards of operating excellence."

Infinera previously achieved ISO 9001 certification in 2007 and continues to maintain this certification. Since then, Infinera has worked to improve its business processes. There are some 50 additional requirements in a TL 9000 registration as compared to the ISO 9001 certification.

About TL 9000

In 1998, QuEST Forum developed the TL 9000 Quality Management System to meet the supply chain quality requirements of the worldwide telecommunications industry. The TL 9000 provides value and benefits across all the supply chain disciplines (buyers, suppliers, and service providers) by providing a consistent set of quality expectations that parallel rapid technology changes and customer expectations. The result is a unique, robust quality management system that drives continual improvement and business excellence. More information on TL 9000 certification can be found at

About Infinera

Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers worldwide. Infinera's systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the photonic integrated circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems and PIC technology are designed to provide customers with simpler and more flexible engineering and operations, faster time-to-service, and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on information available to Infinera as of the date hereof; and actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Infinera's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our ability to protect our intellectual property, claims by others that we infringe their intellectual property, our manufacturing process is very complex, product performance problems we may encounter, our dependence on sole or limited source suppliers, our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, our ability to maintain effective internal controls, the ability of our contract manufacturers to perform as we expect, a new technology being developed that replaces the PIC as the dominant technology in optical networks, general political, economic and market conditions and events, including war, conflict or acts of terrorism; and other risks that may impact Infinera's business are set forth in our annual report Form 10-K, which was filed with the SEC on February 17, 2009, as well as subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and we disclaim any obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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