SOURCE: Inphi Corporation

Inphi Corporation

March 08, 2011 08:00 ET

Inphi's Next Generation Coherent Technology Enables Industry's First 100G Field Deployment

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - OFC/NFOEC 2011 -- Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, today announced that its 2850TA dual-channel transimpedance amplifier (TIA) enables the deployment of industry standard single wavelength 100G coherent transport systems.

The proliferation of mobile devices and wireless connectivity has led to bandwidth exhaustion especially with users demanding faster access to high-definition video and multimedia content and applications. To handle this growing network bandwidth, carriers and data centers are seeking to scale their core networks to the next level -- from 10G to 40G and 100G networks. Inphi, in collaboration with industry leading optical receiver suppliers, is delivering next generation coherent technology designed to enable the rollout of 100G networking infrastructure.

"Designed to address increasing bandwidth demands, next generation coherent technology is the cornerstone of 100G optical networking. Inphi is excited to collaborate with several leading receiver manufacturers to be a part of this significant advancement in helping carriers migrate their backbone network from 10G to 100G for faster, 'always-on' Internet access," said Loi Nguyen, Vice President of Networking, Communications and Multi-Market Products at Inphi.

The demand for 100G solutions puts severe constraints on the underlying technologies in the transceivers and line cards of next generation networks. Coherent detection is an innovative approach to achieving 100G serial bit rate transmission over existing optical networks. With the mass production of the Inphi 2850TA, receiver makers can now deliver 100G coherent receivers for long-haul and metro regional networks.

"Coherent detection is a breakthrough approach to achieve 100G networks and by jointly pioneering a next generation solution with Inphi we were able to make 100G a reality. This is a tremendous achievement and we are excited to be at the forefront of such technological advancements," said Andreas Umbach, Cofounder and CEO u²t Photonics AG.

"We are proud of the launch of our 100G coherent receiver. By integrating Inphi's next generation coherent TIA into our high-speed optical receivers we have enabled major tier one telecom OEMs to deploy 100G in the field," said Rob Risser, CFO of API, cofounder and General Manager of Picometrix Advanced Photonix company (NYSE Amex: API).

Inphi's 2850TA Coherent Technology
The Inphi 2850TA is the industry's first 100G coherent TIA that has enabled OIF-based 100G integrated coherent receivers. Inphi's 2850TA offers exceptional performance, superior linearity, low power consumption, and high signal integrity to help ensure error-free data transport.

OFC/NFOEC 2011
At the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) 2011 in Los Angeles, March 8-10 in Booth #1447, Inphi will highlight its broad portfolio of high-speed analog semiconductors for next generation networks.

Inphi also announced today, a new 100 GbE CMOS SerDes architecture, called iPHY, that is designed to enable the development of next generation low power and high port density 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GbE) solutions to address bandwidth bottlenecks in next generation data center and communications infrastructures (see today's related announcement titled: "Inphi Announces Next Generation 100 Gigabit Ethernet CMOS SerDes Architecture").

About Inphi
Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, providing high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds that are designed to address bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, minimize latency in computing environments and enable the rollout of next generation communications infrastructure. Inphi's solutions provide a vital interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, enterprise and data center servers, storage platforms, test and measurement equipment and military systems. To learn more about Inphi, visit www.inphi.com.

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in the press release that are not historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as can, designed to, enable, seek, believe, expect, continue, may, will, provide and the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. These statements include statements relating to the anticipated features and benefits of our 2850TA dual-channel transimpedance amplifier, or the 2850TA, the ability of the 2850TA to enable the first deployment of industry standard single wavelength 100G coherent transport systems, carriers and data centers seeking to scale their core networks from 10G to 40G and 100G networks, our collaboration with industry leading optical receiver suppliers to deliver next generation coherent technology designed to enable the rollout of 100G networking infrastructure, the ability of receiver makers to deliver 100G coherent receivers for long-haul and metro regional networks with the mass production of the 2850TA, and the anticipated features and benefits of our 100 GbE CMOS SerDes architecture, called iPHY, that is designed to enable the development of next generation low power and high port density 100 Gigabit Ethernet solutions. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated as a result of various factors, including: product defects, our ability to develop new or enhance products in a timely manner; market development of and demand for our products, reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble and test products; our ability to compete and other risks inherent in fabless semiconductor businesses. For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to our recent SEC filings, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, which is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. Inphi Corporation undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements for any reason, except as required by law.

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