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Convergent Pulls IPO
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2001  |  Post a comment
Another one bites the dust: Convergent pulls its $85M IPO from the calendar
Chinook Blows Into Town
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2001  |  7 comments
Startup with MIT origins draws $17 million and an impressive executive team to pack more data into the last mile
Ellacoya Loses Sales VP
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2001  |  6 comments
Ellacoya's sales VP bolts as product delivery schedule slips
Don Smith Leaves Nortel
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2001  |  23 comments
One of the optical industry's leaders dials out of Nortel -- possibly for a startup -- as a reorg gets underway
LR Index Sinks to New Lows
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2001  |  2 comments
The Light Reading Index plumbs the depths of gloom. Survival is the name of the game
Agility Unveils Long-Haul Laser
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2001  |  10 comments
Its 10 milliwatt laser looks like a breakthrough, but it could be a publicity stunt
Intelligent Hardware: 'An $8.5B Market'
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2001  |  4 comments
The market for intelligent optical devices is set to grow 59 percent, according to a report from Infonetics
ADC Woes Raise Venture Question
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2001  |  1 comment
As ADC and other big firms downsize, their support of optical startups appears to be waning
Mayan Buys Ticker Symbol
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2001  |  22 comments
A bid for liquidity? Startup Mayan buys the tiny public company Ariel
Is the Bloom off Jasmine?
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2001  |  52 comments
Jasmine cuts staff by 25 percent and the CEO is gone. Did Nortel lead it astray? UPDATED 3/29/01 5pm EST
Avici Sales Chief Lands at TelOptica
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2001  |  Post a comment
Brian McCormack, former head of worldwide sales for Avici, surfaces at a Texas startup
Cisco Cautious on VOIP
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2001  |  75 comments
The telco world is in no rush to move voice traffic to the Internet, according to Cisco executives
Startups Team Up on Recruitment
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2001  |  17 comments
Eighteen startups in Massachusetts are pooling their efforts to attract recruits
Agere's Fistful of Dollars
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2001  |  3 comments
The Agere IPO gets priced at $6 per share, raising $3.6 billion. Shares trade up slightly in NYSE debut UPDATED 2pm ET
Nortel Warns of Shortfall, More Layoffs
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2001  |  12 comments
CEO John Roth has no "meaningful" guidance for the rest of the year. The company is cutting 15,000 jobs
MPLS Mavens Tout Progress
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2001  |  5 comments
About the most interesting thing about the latest MPLS interoperability test is the list of participants
Redback's Blair off to the Races
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2001  |  6 comments
Redback's marketing VP Larry Blair packs up for a two-month sojourn on the CART tour
Sorrento Shares Fall on Financing News
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2001  |  17 comments
Sorrento raises $10 million in a private placement sold below the market price of the stock -- investors unnamed
Corvis Closing in on New Customers
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2001  |  53 comments
Corvis has some new business brewing, which may finally give Wall Street the news it's looking for
Plea Bargain for Theft of Cisco Secrets
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2001  |  9 comments
A former Cisco team leader admits to taking confidential information to a startup, Calix Networks
God is Dead
Column  | 
3/26/2001  |  84 comments
God is Dead — Stephen Saunders
MEMS Make It Big?
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2001  |  32 comments
A growing number of vendors are developing large MEMS-based optical switches
Hitachi: A Small Fry in the Long-Haul
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2001  |  Post a comment
Hitachi's telecom unit is set to announce its new long-haul DWDM platform
Shakeout Shakes Up Jobs Scene
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2001  |  6 comments
Layoffs and the slowing economy are a mixed bag for startups
OpNet's Filling Its Dance Card
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2001  |  Post a comment
Small design and network-simulation software company appears to be on a roll
Sorrento Reports Earnings, Financing
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2001  |  6 comments
Sorrento Networks, ever hopeful, bends the discussion toward new financing ** UPDATED **
OFC's Hot Products
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2001  |  19 comments
The new product demos and announcements that got the biggest buzz
OFC Report: Pick of the Papers
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2001  |  Post a comment
The crème de la crème of research and development projects, according to the conference program's panel of experts
Agere Delays IPO and Reduces Offering
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2001  |  1 comment
Lucent spinoff puts off its IPO until at least next week, cuts its price in half--UPDATED 3/22/01 3PM EST
Alcatel Holds World Record for a Day
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2001  |  Post a comment
... then along comes NEC with an even bigger claim for high-capacity transmission
JDSU Switches Acquisition Strategy
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2001  |  Post a comment
Will focus on buying wee outfits working on next-gen technologies
The Booth Beauty Contest
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2001  |  67 comments
Trade show booths should say a lot about a company. Sometimes they say too much
Raman Risks Emerge
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2001  |  40 comments
Distributed Raman pumping might actually damage fiber and create safety hazards
Teem's Tiny Metro Amp Makes Waves
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2001  |  5 comments
Teem's amplifier is used in experiments by AT&T and Lucent and demonstrated here at OFC
Point Reyes Rises Again
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2001  |  Post a comment
The cadaver rises: Are recycled startups the new trend?
OFC Report: Day Two
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2001  |  11 comments
The roar of the transponders, the fear of the crowd
Cisco Marches Deeper Into the Metro
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2001  |  19 comments
Cisco aims to parlay its success in next-generation Sonet technology into victories in the DWDM market
Crowds and Smoke Mark OFC
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2001  |  1 comment
OFC, which expects 40,000 attendees this week in Anaheim, is booming. That's not to say everything went smoothly
Intel VC Resurfaces at Ignis Optics
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2001  |  Post a comment
Michael Lebby, ex-leader of Intel Capital's optical investments, heads components design firm
Components Companies Chill Out
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2001  |  Post a comment
Corning forecast sends another chill though the components business. Better times are at least six months away
OFC Report: Day One
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2001  |  3 comments
High-capacity 40-Gbit/s and DWDM component developments dominate the opening of the Optical Fiber Conference
Nortel Pumps a Bigger, Faster Core
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2001  |  4 comments
Nortel announces the key pieces to its strategy for beefing up the network's core equipment to speeds of 40-Gbit/s
Novalux Details Laser Advance
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2001  |  Post a comment
Launches first product and describes technology -- some of it -- for making high-power, surface-emitting lasers
Agilent Automates Component Testing
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2001  |  Post a comment
Agilent's put insider know-how of its test modules into new test software
Lucent Spins Out Laser Startup
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2001  |  Post a comment
Lucent's created AraLight, a startup claiming to generate 500-Gbit/s laser modules
Ocular Announces First Product
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2001  |  11 comments
Ocular says it has the solution to the service provisioning bottleneck
Quantum Bridge Snaps In DWDM
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2001  |  Post a comment
The company launches another low-cost optical access product, a DWDM unit
JDSU Readies OFC Blitz
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2001  |  Post a comment
A portfolio of 70 new products will push toward broader DWDM channel counts and 40 Gbit/s speeds
OptiMight Details Long-Haul Box
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2001  |  15 comments
OptiMight sees a Raman-free world through its new OMC1600 long-haul optical product
Velio Breaks Grooming Barrier
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2001  |  1 comment
Startup's chip could lead to much larger-scale grooming switches
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