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Lockheed Spins Off Transmitter Startup
News Analysis | 11/30/2000

TeraConnect is the latest of a string of military R&D spinoffs UPDATED 12/1/00 1:00 PM

360networks Touts Global Mesh
News Analysis | 11/30/2000

Carrier says it's first to deploy a global optical mesh; but questions abound

Nortel's Roth Feels Bullish
News Analysis | 11/30/2000

Slowdown? What slowdown, says Nortel CEO John Roth

Out of the Lab: Really Cool Chips
News Analysis | 11/30/2000

IBM may have given up on superconductors, but Hypres reckons they could give electronics a new lease on life

IPO Nostalgia
Column | 11/30/2000

IPO Nostalgia -- R. Scott Raynovich

Tales of Lucent: Readers Respond
News Analysis | 11/29/2000

Our anonymous saga about Lucent's acquisition of Chromatis and Ignitus drew surprising testimonials

Startup Claims Chip Breakthrough
News Analysis | 11/29/2000

West Bay says it can sidestep the race to cram more transistors on a chip

ADC Shares Perk Up
News Analysis | 11/29/2000

ADC announced 63 percent growth in sales and the CEO blasted Wall Street doubters

Why Sycamore Changed Its Mind
News Analysis | 11/29/2000

Sycamore feels the pinch of big-bucks competitors and starts offering vendor financing

Riverstone Signs Deal With Tellabs
News Analysis | 11/29/2000

As Riverstone waits for the IPO market to recover, a partnership with a big telecom provider could help boost enthusiasm

Report: DWDM Growth Explodes
News Analysis | 11/28/2000

RHK says the DWDM components market will grow 130% this year and reach $24B by 2004

Startups Rev Up Recruitment Efforts
News Analysis | 11/28/2000

Hiring the right staff seen as a way of ensuring survival

Ex-Alcatel Crew Raises $25M
News Analysis | 11/28/2000

Former Packet Engines and Xylan execs leave Alcatel to go out on their own again

Sevin Rosen Sees the Light
News Analysis | 11/28/2000

With $875 million burning a hole in its pocket, Sevin Rosen Funds looks to soup up its optical investment team

Market Digests AT&T Broadband News
News Analysis | 11/27/2000

The market recovers after initial fears about AT&T's announcement that its cable spending will slow

Corvis: Time to Come Clean?
News Analysis | 11/27/2000

Corvis's secretive relationship with customers -- who also happen to be shareholders -- draws scrutiny

Fibernet Takes a Battering
News Analysis | 11/24/2000

But the UK network operator will bounce back, says analyst

Swiss On a Roll
News Analysis | 11/24/2000

A bunch of new ventures have been spun out of the country's research centers

Nova Crystal's Little Secret
News Analysis | 11/23/2000

It may have cracked a big problem in optical integrated circuits

Dark Horse Joins Optical Switch Race
News Analysis | 11/23/2000

Integrated Micromachines is planning to make a splash next Monday, five years after it was founded

Lucent, Chromatis & Ignitus: A True Tale?
News Analysis | 11/22/2000

Light Reading's gotten a hot tip on the tangled tale of Lucent's Ignitus and Chromatis acquisitions

Tough Seas for New IPOs
News Analysis | 11/22/2000

AFOP's a flop, but that doesn't seem to be stopping other optical startups from taking their chances on Wall Street

Roth Bought Nortel Shares
News Analysis | 11/22/2000

When Nortel's shares were taking a battering, its CEO put his money where his mouth was

SEC Cracks Down on Book Cooking
News Analysis | 11/22/2000

New rules will make it tougher for vendors to count their chickens before they're hatched

UK Startup Develops Mystery Switch
News Analysis | 11/22/2000

Polatis is developing a highly scaleable, low loss, all-optical switch - but won't say what it's based on

Report: Carrier Spending to Stay Strong
News Analysis | 11/21/2000

Carrier sales of data networking gear will continue to show double-digit growth next year, firm says

Six Degrees of Rembrandt Ventures
News Analysis | 11/21/2000

Aided by influential backers, Rembrandt Ventures is set to form an optical incubator and fund its progeny

Nortel Soothes Analyst Worries
News Analysis | 11/21/2000

Sticks to 2001 projections, allays fears over capex and inventories

Lucent Shares Hammered by $125M Goof
News Analysis | 11/21/2000

Thought the worst was over for LU? Guess again

Morgan Report Socks Equipment Stocks
News Analysis | 11/20/2000

Morgan Stanley cuts price estimates on Cisco and downgrades its competitors, Redback and Juniper

Optical Market Falls Seven Percent
News Analysis | 11/20/2000

Cisco and Ciena show positive growth in spite of wilting market. Everyone else is in reverse

New Jersey Startups Clean Up
News Analysis | 11/20/2000

Lucent troubles deliver recruiting boon for startups in New Jersey

Agility Launches First Product
News Analysis | 11/20/2000

4 milliwatt, 100 channel tunable laser goes head-to-head with ADC

Ex Foundry VP Sues Company, CEO
News Analysis | 11/17/2000

Ex VP of marketing at Foundry alleges CEO Bobby Johnson harassed her while she was pregnant

Corvis Stock Tanks
News Analysis | 11/17/2000

Optical switching company's stock is down 40 percent and volume has doubled in two days -- but no one's talking

Tachion Tackles Its Critics
News Analysis | 11/17/2000

After a few fits and starts, Tachion is close to raising $75M in new funding

Optical IPOs Hang at the Gate
News Analysis | 11/16/2000

Having registered for IPO, some optical vendors don't seem eager to rush into a bearish market

Redback Completes IP ASICs
News Analysis | 11/16/2000

Company makes at run at Cisco in next-generation Sonet products by adding IP services

Sycamore Spreads Its Roots
News Analysis | 11/16/2000

Wireless carrier Vodafone is Sycamore's new customer, pledging a $40M multiyear contract

Former Geyser CEO Finds New Home
News Analysis | 11/16/2000

Interim Geyser CEO, Joe Savage, has moved onto a new company, and Wu Fu Chen is still in charge

Avici Plays OC192 Card
News Analysis | 11/16/2000

CEO Surya Panditi says support for OC192 router interfaces will be available by the end of the year

Ed Kozel Is Back at Cisco
News Analysis | 11/15/2000

Routing visionary returns to his alma mater to head up its service provider strategy -- and do battle with Juniper

ADC's Power Investment Strategy
News Analysis | 11/15/2000

Backing startup Cinta is the latest in a long line of well-considered optical investments

ICG's Dark Cloud
News Analysis | 11/15/2000

ICG files for bankruptcy protection, raising more questions about equipment financing deals

Out of the Lab: Polymer's Progress
News Analysis | 11/15/2000

Organic polymer could prove to be a breakthrough material for optical components - UPDATED 11/16/00

Volpi Downplays Cisco Concerns
News Analysis | 11/15/2000

OC192 is coming, and inventory problems will be resolved, says Cisco's CTO

Sycamore Raises Forecasts
News Analysis | 11/14/2000

Reports a solid quarter and beats expectations again

Redback's 10Q Confusion
News Analysis | 11/14/2000

CFO says the sale of $5 million in receivables to a bank led to false rumors about restated earnings

Option Plans Under Threat
News Analysis | 11/14/2000

Bean counters are taking another crack at putting the squeeze on stock options

Cisco, Corning Team for Portfolio Sell
News Analysis | 11/14/2000

A mutual interest in Pirelli appears to be at the heart of the agreement

Level 3 CEO Rips Into Gilder
News Analysis | 11/14/2000

At the UBS Warburg Telecom conference, James Crowe vents on George Gilder

Photonex Has a 40-Gbit/s Idea
News Analysis | 11/14/2000

Photonex, led by MIT scientists and a bevy of Wellfleet alumni, aims to combine IP services with the optical core

American Broadband
Column | 11/14/2000

American Broadband -- By Scott Clavenna

A Sneak Peek Into Atoga
News Analysis | 11/13/2000

Atoga's software-savvy edge switch is expected to ship next year

Ex AT&T Broadband CTO to Head Startup
News Analysis | 11/13/2000

Tony Werner becomes president and CEO of Aurora Networks

Ciena's New Contract: No Big Deal, Yet
News Analysis | 11/13/2000

The Interoute deal fails to excite, but there may be more in store

Another Cyras Exec Quits
News Analysis | 11/13/2000

Cyras has lost another top exec. Is the heat dissipating at the hot startup?

Blaze Networks Gets $40 Million
News Analysis | 11/13/2000

Components manufacturer targets the customer premises market

Startup Prepares Sonet Successor
News Analysis | 11/10/2000

Ultra Fast Optical Systems is targeting 640 Gbit/s per wavelength

Redback's Barsema to Lead Startup
News Analysis | 11/10/2000

The former Redback CEO will be assuming the CEO post at long-distance amplifier maker Onetta, say sources

Luminent's Dull Debut
News Analysis | 11/10/2000

UPDATED: Shares of components maker Luminent price below expected range, then trade barely above $12

Pluris Preparing for Its Public
News Analysis | 11/9/2000

With another $100 million in its account and a product set to ship, can an IPO be far behind?

Jasmine: Wall Street's Way to San Jose
News Analysis | 11/9/2000

A metro optical startup with top talent, Jasmine plans to compete with Cisco, Cyras, Redback, et al.

Internet Bandwidth is Ballooning
News Analysis | 11/9/2000

It's increased 383% in a year, according to TeleGeography

"One in Five Bosses Are Boneheads"
News Analysis | 11/9/2000

Our online poll also indicates 73 percent of respondents are considering quitting

Investors Ease Broadcom Battering
News Analysis | 11/9/2000

Company responds to investors after comments from Cisco caused its share price to plunge

Cisco's at a Crossroads
Column | 11/9/2000

Cisco at a Crossroads -- R. Scott Raynovich

Alcatel Seeks to Buy Optical Startup
News Analysis | 11/8/2000

Something optical, metropolitan, and cheap, s'il vous plait. Astral Point, perhaps?

All Eyes on Tellium IPO
News Analysis | 11/8/2000

The bankers set its price range for $13-$15 a share. The company waits to see if the market holds up

Bookham's Not Bookin'
News Analysis | 11/8/2000

Its revenues are rocketing but its sexier products aren't selling

IBM Moves Into Integrated Optics
News Analysis | 11/8/2000

Its partnership with Kymata could get it off to a flying start

Cinta: Paddling Towards an IPO?
News Analysis | 11/8/2000

With more funding, and product trials coming soon, is Cinta, with its new CEO, gearing up to go public?

Nortel Educates and Indoctrinates
News Analysis | 11/7/2000

Its training and certification scheme is designed to entrench its market leadership.

Cisco Plods Toward Optical Portfolio
News Analysis | 11/7/2000

UPDATED: The Wavelength Router and the ON15200 get their first customer -- but they aren't expected to ship until 2001

Texas Startups Tap Another Fund
News Analysis | 11/7/2000

SSM Ventures spawns Verity Ventures, a $100 million+ fund dedicated to investing in Texas-based startups

Cenix Backed by Cisco, Kleiner Perkins
News Analysis | 11/7/2000

Vinod Khosla is among those betting $25 million on automated interface card production

Cisco: Boom or Bust?
News Analysis | 11/6/2000

Cisco's quarter was just a little bit better than predicted -- as usual -- so what are investors fretting about?

Telica Scores First Deal
News Analysis | 11/6/2000

Telica announces its first customer and is generating revenue. Might an IPO be around the corner?

Ex-Lucent Execs Question New Plan
News Analysis | 11/6/2000

Lucent's recent attempts to revamp bonus and options plans may be too little too late, say former employees

Marconi Unveils Big Switch/Router
News Analysis | 11/6/2000

Calls into question competitors' ways of measuring switch capacity

Broadcom's on a Buying Spree
News Analysis | 11/6/2000

Chip company adds to its networking processor portfolio by spending nearly $2 billion on SiByte

Tunable Filters Go Solid State
News Analysis | 11/3/2000

New developments could usher in reconfigurable optical networks

Visa Envy?
News Analysis | 11/3/2000

Large companies get more H-1B visas, but new law also makes it easy for startups to steal talent

OCPI Shares Soar After IPO
News Analysis | 11/3/2000

UPDATED: Optical Communications Products, a Furukawa spinoff, trades as high as $20 in stock market debut

Juniper CEO: Low-Margin Metro?
News Analysis | 11/2/2000

CEO Scott Kriens questions the rush to metro and hasn't decided how and when his company will go there

Out of the Lab: The Hole Thing
News Analysis | 11/2/2000

Riddling semiconductors with microscopic holes may be the key to making optical integrated circuits

Nortel Bashing Continues
News Analysis | 11/2/2000

Nortel sees more analyst backlash. It may be Nortel's sales structure that's causing the problems [UPDATED 11.3.00]

Blueprint Rolls Out the Next Fund
News Analysis | 11/2/2000

Despite telecom turbulence, small VCs such as Blueprint don't see the deals slowing down

Alcatel Takes On Juniper
News Analysis | 11/2/2000

Alcatel's new routers compete head to head with the same gear that its reselling from Juniper

Carriers Hit Back at Wall Street
News Analysis | 11/1/2000

Northpoint CEO blames analysts for her company's slide in shareprice

Metro DWDM: Not the Only Game in Town
News Analysis | 11/1/2000

CodeStream is about to get $50 million to develop a low-cost alternative

Experts Sound Alarm on Internet Routing
News Analysis | 11/1/2000

Ballooning BGP routing tables could bring the Net to its knees within a couple of years

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