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NeoPhotonics and Inphi Announce Production Shipment of High Dynamic Range ICR (HD-ICR) for 100G Colorless Coherent Transmission

The HD-ICR Incorporates Inphi's IN3250TA Transimpedance Amplifiers and NeoPhotonics High Sensitivity Photodiodes

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYS: NPTN) , a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, based optoelectronic modules and subsystems for bandwidth intensive high speed communications networks and Inphi Corporation (NYS: IPHI) , a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, today announced shipment to multiple customers of a new High Dynamic Range-Integrated Coherent Receiver (HD-ICR) in production volume. The HD-ICR couples the high dynamic range, low noise and high input current handling capabilities of the Inphi IN3250TA TIA with the high sensitivity of the NeoPhotonics photodiodes and is designed to deliver the high performance that is necessary for next generation 100G colorless coherent transmission systems.

100G coherent networks are rapidly moving towards more efficient "colorless" operation, meaning that add and drop ports are not limited to fixed predetermined wavelength channels, and any wavelength channel can enter or exit any port. Colorless operation improves the efficiency and cost of coherent transport networks, but places additional requirements on receiver performance. For colorless applications where the remaining channels are not filtered out optically, the incoming signal power can vary significantly depending on how many other channels are present, resulting in up to 100 times higher optical power falling on the receiver than in the single channel case. For this case, NeoPhotonics integrates a PIC variable optical attenuator that is designed to set the incoming optical power at the optimum point to avoid saturating the detector, while the high dynamic range and low noise of the Inphi IN3250TA enables the desired signal to be reproduced with high fidelity.

For the case where a single wavelength enters the receiver, the high sensitivity of the HD-ICR may eliminate the need for optical pre-amplifier in front of the receiver -- reducing cost and simplifying operation.

"We are pleased to add the HD-ICR to our extensive line of PIC based intradyne coherent receivers and we feel that working closely with Inphi has effectively made available to our customers the high performance of both companies' technology," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "Our next-generation 100G optical solutions coupled with Inphi's 100G electronic chips can help us meet the needs of our customers in next generation 100G systems and beyond."

"We are excited to cooperate with NeoPhotonics to accelerate the deployment of next generation components for 100G coherent transport applications," said Ford Tamer, President and CEO of Inphi Corporation. "Inphi remains uniquely positioned to deliver 100G solutions with its portfolio of CMOS PHY ICs and high-performance TIA and driver products, which will allow for faster deployment of next generation 100GbE optical solutions in enterprise, data center and service provider networks."

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, based optoelectronic modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks. The company's products enable cost-effective, high-speed data transmission and efficient allocation of bandwidth over communications networks. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO 9001:2000 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley (USA), Japan and China. For additional information, visit

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About Inphi

Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets. Inphi's end-to-end data transport platform delivers high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds, addressing performance and bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, from fiber to memory. Inphi's solutions 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, and storage platforms. To learn more about Inphi, visit

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This press release contains forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions and current expectations. The actual results of NeoPhotonics and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The risks and uncertainties that could cause the results of NeoPhotonics to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: acceptance by customers of the High Dynamic Range-Integrated Coherent Receiver (HD-ICR) or the timing of such acceptance may not be as the company expects; the timing of or costs related to the performance and production of the HD-ICR may not be as the company expects; the demand for the HD-ICR may be volatile or lower than the company expects; demand for the HD-ICR could decrease from the company's expectations due to general conditions in the telecommunications equipment industry, changes in network architectures, or the world economy generally, and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in the NeoPhotonics documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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