SOURCE: Xponent Photonics

May 22, 2007 13:30 ET

Xponent Photonics Unveils Xponent HDFiber™ for High Resolution Video Displays

New Optical Component Designs Combine Optical Performance and Electrical Ease of Use

LONG BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2007 -- Xponent Photonics announces its HDFiber product line at SID 2007. These optical components replace thick bulky copper cables connecting high resolution digital video displays with ultra-thin un-obtrusive fiberoptic cables. Based on Xponent's Surface Mount Photonics (SMP) technology, HDFiber can provide up to 10 Gbit/Sec transmission over a single optical fiber over hundreds of meters, delivering performance and cost advantages that dramatically simplify and improve the design of circuits and systems using fixed and mobile displays.

"Xponent HDFiber™ leverages our existing products for Fiber to the Home ('FTTH') networks which deliver voice, video and data to the home. We've been able to engineer substantial cost reductions for systems vendors in the telecommunication industry and we are now offering the same benefits in the information display market," said Ramzi Sawires, Xponent's Director of Marketing. "Our HDFiber products are specifically designed for digital video applications. They provide a simple interface that bridges the gap between electrical formats and high performance optical fiber, carrying uncompressed digital video at the highest resolution flawlessly with no signal degradation. For example, in residential applications, a single ultra-thin optical HDMI cable reduces clutter around the HD display and enables more flexible, less-expensive home networks."

SMP technology, developed by Xponent, enables optical component packaging using standard high-volume semiconductor processes, a development that breaks through traditional volume-cost models for optical components. Optical links are now squarely on the drawing board for Gigabit-speed cables for datacom, high resolution displays, and inter-board connections in PCs, laptops and mobile phones. Xponent is currently working with IC partners to enable products based on SMP technology.

These products, on display in booth 1451 at SID, are sampling now with production quantities available in Q4 of 2007.

About Xponent Photonics

Xponent is the innovator of Surface Mount Photonics, the building blocks for a range of optical assemblies. Surface Mount Photonics dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of optical devices while providing industry-leading specifications for reach, thermal performance, reliability and footprint. For more information, visit http://www.xponentinc.com.

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