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Content posted in August 2001
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Onix Follows in OMM's Footsteps
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2001  |  6 comments
Optical switching module startup puts its 3D MEMS developments on the back burner and sheds 25% of its staff
Network Photonics Scales Back
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2001  |  2 comments
Shuts Santa Rosa office, lays off 45 staff, focuses on making a simpler switch
Home-Growns Rule Chinese Roost
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2001  |  11 comments
The latest optical transport figures from RHK show secretive Huawei leading a burgeoning optical market
Zenastra Zaps Employees
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2001  |  21 comments
Components startup cuts 60 percent of its workforce, as it tries to sit out a funding famine
Riverstone and Tellabs in Bustup
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2001  |  9 comments
The ex-partners are pounding each other over the failure of their planned joint blitz of the MSO market
Nanovation Up For Sale
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2001  |  2 comments
Bankruptcy court gives it until Oct 19 to find a buyer or find some new investors. The former appears more likely
The Monster Memo
Column  | 
8/30/2001  |  4 comments
Mike O'Dell Vents – Peter Heywood
Corning Catches Cold
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2001  |  2 comments
A surprise reduction in fiber orders is forcing it to lay off another 1,000. Analysts see no immediate uptick
DeNuccio Joins Redback
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2001  |  4 comments
Former Cisco executive says he's focused on getting Redback back in black
Juniper Hits New Low
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2001  |  16 comments
Stock takes a tumble after Merrill Lynch analyst cuts earnings forecast
Intel Capital Still Looking for Deals
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2001  |  5 comments
10-Gig Ethernet component plays are "especially interesting" to Intel's investing arm
Cogent to Buy Allied Riser
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2001  |  4 comments
Can Cogent profit from the demise of yet another BLEC? Or is it risking all in a bid for customer access?
EPIK Says No to Sycamore
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2001  |  13 comments
An equipment trial announced last fall ends in a 'no sale' for Sycamore
Startup Moves Fibers, not Mountains
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2001  |  2 comments
German startup AIFOtec claims to have a nifty way of making small optical switches based on moving fibers
Finisar Falls
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2001  |  2 comments
Declares pro forma loss, despite increased sales, while analysts go sour on its stock
Optical Crossconnect Surge Seen
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2001  |  6 comments
KMI Corp. says the market will reach $6.3 billion by 2006, when all-optical crossconnects will overtake OEO gear
Coree Cuts Back
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2001  |  39 comments
One of the Iris Group companies resets its development efforts and fires most of its staff
Lucent Ditches Chromatis
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2001  |  45 comments
Lucent's consigned its Chromatis MSX products to the dustbin of history. About time, you say?
Crossbeam Announces Services Switch
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2001  |  4 comments
Partners with CheckPoint to offer networked firewall and security as its first applications
Temperance at Cisco
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2001  |  34 comments
Cisco's "drink responsibly" signs are observed and mocked by weary workers
I Am Next-Gen Optical -- Hear Me Roar!
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2001  |  2 comments
Slowdown? Intelligent optical networking gear sold like hotcakes from 2000 through the first half of 2001
Zhone Acquires Nortel's Access Gear
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2001  |  8 comments
Zhone buys bits of Nortel's Universal Edge and AccessNode product lines and will support its installed base
Report Details Component Hot Spots
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2001  |  13 comments
Arrayed wave guides, interleavers, and some types of tunable components are where the action is
Unisphere's Uphill IPO Battle
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2001  |  2 comments
Despite new customers and increased revenue, Unisphere is forced to reduce its IPO price target again
Cisco's DeNuccio Talks With Redback
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2001  |  5 comments
Kevin DeNuccio has quit Cisco and is interviewing for Redback's CEO job UPDATED: 8/24 5:00 EST
From Academics to Entrepreneurs
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2001  |  5 comments
This small stealthy semiconductor startup plans to take its academic research into the commercial world
Scientists Try a Solar Sell
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2001  |  Post a comment
Solar cell technology has given scientists new ideas about how to make efficient silicon light-emitting devices
Reorg Rips Through Cisco's Ranks
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2001  |  32 comments
Russo: down. Kennedy: out. Ullal: up. And Mazzola is promoted over Volpi
Startup Spins Novel Network Processor
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2001  |  12 comments
Cognigine says its architecture will blow the socks off the competition -- sooner or later
Mahi Secrets Surface
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2001  |  19 comments
Mahi has teamed with PMC-Sierra to deliver the mother of all metro God boxes. Is a BellSouth contract in the works?
Poll: Is MPLS BS?
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2001  |  173 comments
A large proportion of Light Readers think MPLS has gotten hijacked by the folk that got ATM in a mess
Maple Nabs New Funding
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2001  |  6 comments
One more push and the startup will have closed a $40M Series C round
Lucent: They're the Tops!
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2001  |  20 comments
The optical equipment market is in decline, but Lucent is gaining market share, according to Dell'Oro
Report Stirs Ethernet vs Sonet Debate
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2001  |  28 comments
Analysts agree that metro Ethernet is coming but argue about when, where, and how
VCs Say the Worst Is Over
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2001  |  6 comments
They're loosening their purse strings, according to a Deloitte & Touche poll
Optical Scythe Continues to Swing
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2001  |  5 comments
4,536 jobs lost in the US at Agilent, Fujitsu, and Metro-Optix
Sycamore Waterlogged
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2001  |  3 comments
Sycamore's revenues continue to dive; Sirocco founder heads out
Router Numbers Support Cisco
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2001  |  35 comments
Cisco took 5 percent of the core router market back from Juniper in the second quarter, says Infonetics
Sorrento Sees Revenue Slowdown
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2001  |  4 comments
Sorrento sees its revenues dropping 45 percent quarter-to-quarter
Startup Promotes Parallel Optics
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2001  |  Post a comment
Startup Paracer has gone from inception to shipments of its parallel optics modules in just eight months
Integrated Optics: $2.6 Billion by 2005?
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2001  |  Post a comment
CIR says the market will take off in 2003 and early entrants will reap rewards
TranSwitch Harvests Startup
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2001  |  Post a comment
In what amounts to a spin-in, it's acquiring Onex, a switching silicon startup founded by ex TranSwitch staff
Sigma Starts New Services
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2001  |  3 comments
Sigma Networks broadens its service offering, cozies up to Cisco
Morgan Stanley Report Pounds Stocks
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2001  |  8 comments
Morgan Stanley sees weakness in the Layer 3 market as Cisco gets ready for a pricing war
Investors Stand By Santera
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2001  |  20 comments
Santera nabs more than $100 million in funding, demonstrating continuing faith in God boxes
Riverstone Upstaged by Downgrades
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2001  |  7 comments
A big customer win and a technology first aren't enough to buoy Riverstone's stock on a bleak day for switch vendors
Mobile Infrastructure 101
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
8/20/2001  |  Post a comment
Announcing Unstrung Primers, the first in a series of useful overviews of the state of the wireless industry.
Vitesse Chops Chips
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2001  |  7 comments
Unveils developments aimed at halving the number of chips in grooming switches while boosting performance
Princeton Optronics Takes On Coretek
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2001  |  6 comments
Startup says it can make an equivalent tunable laser for one fifth the cost UPDATED 8/20 6pm EDT
Kestrel Takes Another Turn
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2001  |  12 comments
The deal with Teon is off and the company is going to shrink its technology to sell as a subsystem
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