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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Today Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced the industry's most compact and power-efficient 100 gigabits per second (100 G) transceiver technology, reducing space and power requirements by over 70 percent compared with alternative transceiver form factors, such as CFP. The breakthrough transceiver, Cisco CPAK™, will initially be available on the Cisco® ONS 15454 MSTP 100 G coherent transponder. Future routing and switching line cards will also incorporate CPAK technology, which is powered by Cisco's nLight™ silicon. Internet Protocol (IP) backbones, the foundation of the public Internet, use high-speed fiber optics to connect the major routers across the Internet, enabling networks to communicate with each other. Amid the explosion in video, data and mobile traffic, 100 G rates are necessary for these backbones to enable a generation of video and multimedia services to their customers. Demonstrating the increasing role of the network in people's lives, the most recent Cisco Visual Networking Index Forecast indicates that global IP traffic has increased eightfold over the past five years and will increase threefold over the next five years. However, to make 100 G widely deployable, its cost and power must be significantly reduced. Solutions based on Cisco CPAK technology are engineered to meet rapidly increasing bandwidth demands while improving port density and reducing power consumption requirements to deploy 100 G services. Cisco has combined advanced optics with leading-edge integrated circuit (IC) technology to create the industry's first production complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) transceivers, which fully comply with applicable 100 G industry standards. The small footprint and reduced power consumption significantly increase face-plate density for 100 G pluggable optics, helping enable network operators to cost-effectively support traffic levels predicted for the zettabyte era. Most importantly, by using mature and highly reliable CMOS fabrication technology, Cisco is able to take advantage of more than 40 years and $400 billion in industry investment in proven CMOS IC technology, mitigating risks associated with esoteric fabrication technologies. Cisco Systems Inc.

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brookseven,
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3/20/2013 | 11:08:01 PM
re: Cisco Intros 100G Transceivers
Joe,

What they said is the semi industry has spent $400B on CMOS.

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JoeBogart,
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3/20/2013 | 6:06:57 PM
re: Cisco Intros 100G Transceivers
Did they just say that they spent $400 Billion? They would need to sell 100 Million CPACKs just to break even.

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