SOURCE: Finisar

January 24, 2007 14:15 ET

Finisar Demonstrates Next-Generation Optical Modules at Asia's Largest Optical Communications Exhibition

New Transceivers to Provide Greater Flexibility and Scalability for Applications With Growing Bandwidth Requirements

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2007 -- Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a technology leader in fiber optic solutions for high-speed data networks, today announced that it will be demonstrating a 10 Gb/s Ethernet Long-Reach (LR) SFP+ optical transceiver at Fiber Optics Expo (FOE) 2007, January 24 - 26 in Tokyo, Japan. In addition, Finisar will demonstrate a new DWDM SFP (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing, Small Form Factor Pluggable) transceiver that supports L-Band channels, and the latest generation of its 40 Gb/s Short Reach transponder. All of these optical products are designed to provide greater flexibility and scalability for high-bandwidth datacom and telecom applications.

Finisar's 10 Gb/s Ethernet LR SFP+ is targeted at next-generation applications requiring the emerging SFP+ form factor. Finisar's 10G SFP+ transceivers will enable high optical port density for Ethernet switches, core and edge routers, network interface cards and multiservice provisioning platforms (MSPPs). Capable of transporting 10 Gb/s Ethernet traffic at distances of up to 10 km, these transceivers have a maximum power dissipation of less than one watt, and incorporate Finisar's patented digital diagnostics functionality.

Finisar's L-Band DWDM SFP is a pluggable optical transceiver that addresses challenges faced by carriers who have deployed networks with dispersion-shifted optical fiber, a common fiber-type used in Japan. The L-Band is a specific grid of wavelengths standardized by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) that enables DWDM operation over dispersion-shifted fiber. The L-Band DWDM SFP offers multi-protocol performance meeting SONET OC-48/STM-16 and Gigabit Ethernet standards over link lengths of more than 80 km, and is compatible with the DWDM SFP MSA (Multi-Source Agreement).

"As the leader in high-speed optical communications, we continually strive to create innovative optical products to support the ever-increasing bandwidth requirements of our largest customers," said Joe Young, vice president and general manager, Finisar's Optics Group. "The demonstration of our 10 Gb/s SFP+ transceiver, in particular, is a testament to our commitment and determination to providing consistently high-performing, quality optics."

Also on display will be the latest generation of Finisar's 40 Gb/s Short Reach 300-pin transponder, which provides very high-speed optical transport with low power dissipation and outstanding link performance.

Finisar will demonstrate these technologies at Booth #4-4 at the Tokyo Big Sight conference center. For more information about Finisar's full line of optical component products, visit or contact Finisar at 1.408.548.1000 or email

About Finisar

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a technology leader for fiber optic components and subsystems and network test and monitoring systems. These products enable high-speed data communications for networking and storage applications over Gigabit Ethernet Local Area Networks (LANs), Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs), and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) using Fibre Channel, IP, SAS, SATA and SONET/SDH protocols. The Company's headquarters is in Sunnyvale, California, USA.

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