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Intel Out for Broadcom Blood
News Analysis | 8/31/2000

It's not yet clear what impact Intel's lawsuit could have on Broadcom's nascent optical efforts.

Corning's Mixed Message
News Analysis | 8/31/2000

It's putting millions into liquid-crystal DWDM components at the same time as it backs MEMS for future switches

Sycamore in Standards Setback
News Analysis | 8/30/2000

Its ODSI initiative could be close to committing hara-kiri

Geyser Emits First Product
News Analysis | 8/30/2000

Ability to dynamically allocate Sonet capacity in tiny increments sets it apart from the competition, it claims

Ciena Mascot Assaulted at NFOEC
News Analysis | 8/30/2000

Lightworks Lou shaken but unhurt – declines to comment on key optical networking issues

Lightwave Microsystems Mulls IPO
News Analysis | 8/29/2000

Rising demand for components boosts interest in integrated optical chip company

Zaffire’s CEO Stands Down
News Analysis | 8/29/2000

Did he jump, or was he pushed?

Corvis's Secret Sauce?
News Analysis | 8/28/2000

Is its all-optical switch based on ground-breaking components from Iolon, a startup backed by Khosla and Huber?

Semiconductor Merger Mania
News Analysis | 8/28/2000

$4.5-billion AMCC/MMC merger driven by the need for a full communications chip portfolio

Cyras CEO: 'We're Cleaner'
News Analysis | 8/28/2000

Company intends to break the mold for optical IPOs: no customer equity positions, and revenue on the books

Tsunami Hits the Market
News Analysis | 8/28/2000

Startup focuses on coarse wavelength-division multiplexing

JDSU and SDL: The Saga Continues
News Analysis | 8/25/2000

Analysts speculate that the DOJ could ask JDSU to sell off its chip manufacturing facility to make room for SDL

Ciena Loses Chief Scientist
News Analysis | 8/25/2000

Victor Mizrahi has cashed in his chips to become an entrepreneur. UPDATED 3:30 EST

Sycamore Beats Expectations
News Analysis | 8/24/2000

Fourth quarter earnings top analysts' forecasts

Nortel Mixes DWDM With IP
News Analysis | 8/24/2000

Combo lets carriers offer secure IP services over fiber, but reaction to announcement is muted

Corvis Mania Continues
News Analysis | 8/24/2000

Its first quarterly report shows losses and no revenue -- but analysts expect its stock to continue shooting upward

JDSU, SDL Face Further Grilling
News Analysis | 8/24/2000

Proposed merger threatens pumped laser market

IPG Hides Its Light Under a Bushel
News Analysis | 8/23/2000

It makes a mean amplifier, and keeps it quiet

Cisco Takes a Dip
News Analysis | 8/22/2000

Are the days of Cisco's dominance of the core IP routing market numbered?

Quantum Bridge's Big Deal
News Analysis | 8/22/2000

A $50-million sale to ATG is the first big commercial PON contract

Is Trouble Brewing in Ottawa?
News Analysis | 8/22/2000

Nortel denies an exodus of staff in the wake of recent changes

Cyras Cuts VCs Out of the Loop
News Analysis | 8/21/2000

Sonet startup borrows $150 million –- and will file for an IPO in October, sources say

Intel Unveils Packet Tracker
News Analysis | 8/21/2000

PCI card makes it easier to develop billing, security, and other apps for optical nets

Corvis Drives 4,000 Kilometers...
News Analysis | 8/21/2000

...Without stopping once

Alcatel's Former Employee Fights Back
News Analysis | 8/21/2000

Lawsuit may set precedent for companies suing ex-employees for alleged theft of secrets

ONI Wins Key Contract
News Analysis | 8/18/2000

A small deal with Qwest could eventually pay big dividends for the metro DWDM vendor

Finisar Boosts Its Telecom Prospects
News Analysis | 8/18/2000

Its $700 million acquisition of Sensors Unlimited augments its recent entry into the Sonet component market

The Bull Market: Bull Exhaust?
Column | 8/17/2000

The Bull Market: Bull Exhaust?

Ciena Scores Big In Q3
News Analysis | 8/17/2000

Ciena slam dunks third quarter expectations and announces first revenue from Core Director

Cosine IPO: Still On Hold
News Analysis | 8/16/2000

Cosine takes its time, raising questions about its aggressive distribution of pre-IPO shares to customers

Nanovation Comes Down to Earth
News Analysis | 8/16/2000

Consolidation, announced yesterday, is only part of the picture for the optical-chip player

Yipes/Syndesis Integrate Provisioning Plans
News Analysis | 8/16/2000

Yipes and Syndesis team up on bandwidth provisioning services -- but can they make it work?

Charlotte's Web: We're Not for Sale
News Analysis | 8/15/2000

Israeli terabit routing startup denies that it is courting suitors

Earnings Expectations Remain High
News Analysis | 8/15/2000

With Sycamore and Ciena yet to report, the pattern is set: You must show upside to maintain your stock price

Zettacom: Hurry Up and Wait
News Analysis | 8/15/2000

Zettacom says its chips can slash development times - but when will they arrive?

Organic Lasers Grow in the Lab
News Analysis | 8/14/2000

Bell Labs scientists demo the first organic lasers, but telecom applications are still years away

Broadcom Buys Its Way In
News Analysis | 8/14/2000

Its strategy for high-end networking components has been unclear: Buying NewPort for $1.24 billion helps clear it up

Son of Castle Networks?
News Analysis | 8/14/2000

A new startup, WaveSmith, has connections with Castle Networks, bought by Unisphere

Big Apple, Big Pipes
News Analysis | 8/11/2000

Enkido is offering OC768 (40 Gbit/s) connections in New York

Mitel's Widget Draws Skepticism
News Analysis | 8/11/2000

The Echelle Grating concept sounds cool, but the test of successful components comes in manufacturing, not the lab

Raj Singh's Sour Note
News Analysis | 8/11/2000

Two key executives leave Roshnee Corp., which could mean trouble for the newly formed startup

Startup Exercises Phoenix Option
News Analysis | 8/10/2000

Zebulant hopes to rise from the ashes of Capillary

Alcatel Sues Hoosier Hackers
News Analysis | 8/10/2000

Alcatel takes steps to keep its secrets out of the wrong hands--including suing a South Bend "Hackers Club"

Lucent Cleans Up Core Routing
News Analysis | 8/10/2000

In with the new, out with the old: After Nexabit exodus, Lucent tries to whip its core routing division into shape

OptiMight Reaches for Distance
News Analysis | 8/9/2000

Another Wu-Fu Chen startup seeks to challenge Corvis, Qtera

Amber Suiting Up for IPO?
News Analysis | 8/9/2000

It's got the ingredients for an IPO, including board member Mory Ejabat and carrier investors Williams and Enron

FBGs: Key to DWDM's Future?
News Analysis | 8/9/2000

Vendors are pouring money into fiber Bragg gratings

Cisco Beats Street, Cries 'Optical'
News Analysis | 8/8/2000

Company officials tout optical growth in quarterly conference call, but challengers proliferate

Unisphere Registers For IPO
News Analysis | 8/8/2000

Siemens will retain majority control

Geyser Spouts Off
News Analysis | 8/8/2000

Wu-Fu Chen's startup will play in the metro space -- along with everyone else

Hazy Atmosphere Hangs Over Ditech
News Analysis | 8/7/2000

Ditech picked up Atmosphere Networks for a song--but investors have yet to find anything to sing about

Life After Corvis
News Analysis | 8/7/2000

The IPO was insane. But it's not the first time Wall Street's appetite for the optical market has been redefined

Redback's Khosravi Question Answered
News Analysis | 8/4/2000

Former Siara marketing VP packs his bags, but he's having a hard time getting people to follow him

Wu-Fu Chen: In It for the Long Haul
News Analysis | 8/4/2000

Legendary entrepreneur says ultra-long-haul technology is the hottest investment in optical networking

HR Ignorance Imperils Startups
News Analysis | 8/4/2000

Startups may be dropping the ball in human resources -- leaving some nasty suprises, experts say

Lucent Shakes Up Optical Group
News Analysis | 8/3/2000

The optical division is broken into pieces. Bosco is out, and Kim is in. Former Chromatis CEO takes lead role, too

Desh's Passage to India
News Analysis | 8/3/2000

Sycamore's founder goes East to invest in the future of optical networking

Fixed Wireless IPOs Heat Up
News Analysis | 8/2/2000

Giganet and Floware, two Israeli fixed wireless companies, cash in on the American markets UPDATED 8-4-00 8:00 PM EST

Sycamore's Smith Speaks
News Analysis | 8/2/2000

Evaluates the strategies of the competition in Opticon keynote

Kymata Goes West
News Analysis | 8/2/2000

Expanding component startup moves stateside in pursuit of optical circuits market

Avici Nabs Lucent Exec
News Analysis | 8/1/2000

Lucent's Steve Kaufman could be Avici's next president

Speed Key in Juniper's MFN Deal
News Analysis | 8/1/2000

Juniper's lead in the OC192 market seals multimillion-dollar MFN deal

Cisco's Russo: We're Just Getting Started
News Analysis | 8/1/2000

Carl Russo details Cisco's optical strategy, and says Monterey and Pirelli are just fine

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