SOURCE: Bookham, Inc.

September 13, 2005 06:23 ET

European Debut for Expanded Bookham Product Portfolio at ECOC

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 -- Bookham, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKHM), a leading provider of optical components, modules and subsystems, is to unveil an expanded product portfolio at this month's European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC) at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre in Glasgow (26th-28th September).

Visitors to the Bookham stand (number 438) will be able to see a wide range of products, several of which will be on display for the first time in Europe.

"Bookham has consistently grown its revenue in recent times, especially in the DWDM Metro and Long Haul sector, where cost-effective upgrading of existing fiber-optic infrastructure is essential for network providers. Bookham is providing solutions at both 2.5G and 10G, which allow these upgrades to happen," said Paul Morris, Director of European Sales at Bookham. "The combination of our R&D expertise, in-house development capability and low-cost manufacturing facility in China is enabling Bookham to continue to be a leading supplier."

Product highlights include:

--  A family of new indium phosphide (InP) transmitters offering long-
    reach capabilities from a small form factor (SFF) module.
--  A range of 2.5Gb/s directly modulated tunable lasers.
--  A coplanar Avalanche Photodiode (APD) receiver with integrated
    Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA), which dynamically adjusts receiver power
    in DWDM systems.
--  A wideband tunable transponder -- a vertically integrated transponder
    using the Bookham full band DS-DBR tunable laser.
--  A suite of XFP transceivers offering low-cost form factor for the
    metro core.
--  Thin film filter chips, modules and components, giving high
    performance to FTTx applications.
    
Bookham is also highlighting the capability of its tunable technology with the presentation of three technical papers at the conference. The papers illustrate how far tunable technology has developed and the likely extent of its future application.

Notes to editors

1. The 31st European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC), Europe's largest showcase of fibreoptic communication technology, is being held at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow from 26th-28th September 2005. For more information about the conference and exhibition please visit www.ecocexhibition.com.

2. The Bookham technical papers are being delivered at the following times and dates: Laser FM noise impact on DCF-free transmission utilising electronic dispersion compensation (Tuesday, 4.2.5, 17:30-17:45); Compact, high power, MQW InP Mach-Zehnder transmitters with full-band tunability for 10 Gb/s DWDM (Thursday, 2.6.2, 11:15-11:30); and Design and analysis of DS-DBR lasers for C and L band, achieving a combined count of over 200 consecutive 50GHz spaced channels (Thursday, 2.5.4, 12:00-12:15).

3. For a stand tour, or to arrange an interview with a Bookham representative, please contact Helen Lyman Smith on +44 (0)115 948 6901 or email helen@gbcspr.com.

Bookham, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKHM) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of optical components, modules and subsystems. The company's optical components, modules and subsystems are used in various applications and industries, including telecommunications, data communications, aerospace, industrial and military. Since 2002, the company has acquired the optical components businesses from Nortel Networks and Marconi, as well as Ignis Optics, Inc., the business of Cierra Photonics Inc., New Focus, Inc., and Onetta, Inc. The company has manufacturing facilities in the UK, US, Canada, China and Switzerland; and offices in the US, UK, Canada, France and Italy and employs approximately 2000 people worldwide.

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