SOURCE: Finisar

April 29, 2008 08:00 ET

Finisar Partners With Networking Industry Leaders to Demonstrate First 10G Serial Active Optical Cable at Interop 2008

Laserwire™ Addresses Growing Customer Demand for Low-Cost, Energy Efficient Data Centers

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR)

What:

Finisar will demonstrate Laserwire, the first 10G serial active optical cable with industry leaders Chelsio, Force10, Fujitsu, Fulcrum Microsystems, Mellanox Technologies, Myricom, NetEffect, Neterion, and NetXen at Interop 2008, Finisar booth #2176.

When/Where:

April 29 - May 1 2008, Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Why Laserwire:

Today's data centers are hampered by the physical burdens of CX-4 and category 6a (10GBase-T) copper cabling. In addition to being large, heavy, power hungry and expensive, copper cable is limited to short distance connections. Data integrity and signal strength deteriorate rapidly as copper transmission distances increase. Laserwire presents an alternative solution, utilizing fiber optic technology for the transmission of high speed data with smaller size, weight, and power consumption than copper wire.

Event Details:

Interop blends thought leadership across the range of IT areas with a focus on interoperability -- more important than ever as a new wave of technologies promises unprecedented access to information and increased productivity.

Registration:

Registration for Interop can be accessed online at: http://www.interop.com/lasvegas/registration/

About Finisar

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic components and subsystems and network test and monitoring systems. These products enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for networking, storage and wireless applications over Local Area Networks (LANs), Storage Area Networks (SANs), and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) using Ethernet, Fibre Channel, IP, SAS, SATA and SONET/SDH protocols. The Company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA. More information can be found at www.finisar.com.

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