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Convergent Pulls IPO
News Analysis | 3/30/2001

Another one bites the dust: Convergent pulls its $85M IPO from the calendar

Chinook Blows Into Town
News Analysis | 3/30/2001

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

Ellacoya's sales VP bolts as product delivery schedule slips

Don Smith Leaves Nortel
News Analysis | 3/30/2001

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

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

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

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

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

A bid for liquidity? Startup Mayan buys the tiny public company Ariel

Is the Bloom off Jasmine?
News Analysis | 3/28/2001

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

Brian McCormack, former head of worldwide sales for Avici, surfaces at a Texas startup

Cisco Cautious on VOIP
News Analysis | 3/28/2001

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

Eighteen startups in Massachusetts are pooling their efforts to attract recruits

Agere's Fistful of Dollars
News Analysis | 3/28/2001

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

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

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

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

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

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

A former Cisco team leader admits to taking confidential information to a startup, Calix Networks

God is Dead
Column | 3/26/2001

God is Dead — Stephen Saunders

MEMS Make It Big?
News Analysis | 3/23/2001

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

Hitachi's telecom unit is set to announce its new long-haul DWDM platform

Shakeout Shakes Up Jobs Scene
News Analysis | 3/23/2001

Layoffs and the slowing economy are a mixed bag for startups

OpNet's Filling Its Dance Card
News Analysis | 3/23/2001

Small design and network-simulation software company appears to be on a roll

Sorrento Reports Earnings, Financing
News Analysis | 3/23/2001

Sorrento Networks, ever hopeful, bends the discussion toward new financing ** UPDATED **

OFC's Hot Products
News Analysis | 3/22/2001

The new product demos and announcements that got the biggest buzz

OFC Report: Pick of the Papers
News Analysis | 3/22/2001

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

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

... then along comes NEC with an even bigger claim for high-capacity transmission

JDSU Switches Acquisition Strategy
News Analysis | 3/22/2001

Will focus on buying wee outfits working on next-gen technologies

The Booth Beauty Contest
News Analysis | 3/22/2001

Trade show booths should say a lot about a company. Sometimes they say too much

Raman Risks Emerge
News Analysis | 3/21/2001

Distributed Raman pumping might actually damage fiber and create safety hazards

Teem's Tiny Metro Amp Makes Waves
News Analysis | 3/21/2001

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

The cadaver rises: Are recycled startups the new trend?

OFC Report: Day Two
News Analysis | 3/20/2001

The roar of the transponders, the fear of the crowd

Cisco Marches Deeper Into the Metro
News Analysis | 3/20/2001

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

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

Michael Lebby, ex-leader of Intel Capital's optical investments, heads components design firm

Components Companies Chill Out
News Analysis | 3/20/2001

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

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

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

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

Agilent's put insider know-how of its test modules into new test software

Lucent Spins Out Laser Startup
News Analysis | 3/19/2001

Lucent's created AraLight, a startup claiming to generate 500-Gbit/s laser modules

Ocular Announces First Product
News Analysis | 3/19/2001

Ocular says it has the solution to the service provisioning bottleneck

Quantum Bridge Snaps In DWDM
News Analysis | 3/19/2001

The company launches another low-cost optical access product, a DWDM unit

JDSU Readies OFC Blitz
News Analysis | 3/16/2001

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

OptiMight sees a Raman-free world through its new OMC1600 long-haul optical product

Velio Breaks Grooming Barrier
News Analysis | 3/16/2001

Startup's chip could lead to much larger-scale grooming switches

Movaz on the Move
News Analysis | 3/16/2001

Movaz Networks looks to be working on an optical transport switch based on G-MPLS

Luxcore to Demo Optical Switch Advance
News Analysis | 3/15/2001

Will show all-optical switch with optical wavelength conversion at OFC

Chorum Pulls IPO
News Analysis | 3/15/2001

Optical components maker Chorum surrenders to the market and yanks its $136 million IPO bid

Optical Fibers Go Active
News Analysis | 3/15/2001

KVH is making active components out of optical fiber, starting with a 40-Gbit/s modulator

Cinta Aims Big
News Analysis | 3/14/2001

The closely watched startup announces a giant optical switch that combines transport

Cisco Twists Test Results
News Analysis | 3/14/2001

... beyond recognition: Press release claims it -- not Juniper -- got the best results in Light Reading's router test

Startech Reorganizes for Tough Times
News Analysis | 3/14/2001

Fighting the gloom in the Texas Telecom Corridor

Blue Sky Scores Four in a Row
News Analysis | 3/14/2001

Newcomer unleashes a hoard of products, including a tunable laser that will compete with New Focus, Iolon

Big Carriers for a Big Internet
Column | 3/14/2001

Big Carriers for a Big Internet -- Scott Clavenna

Optisphere Claims Record in DWDM Trial
News Analysis | 3/13/2001

Siemens' Optisphere claims it's sent traffic at 3.2 terabits per second through WorldCom's network. Is it a first?

Brightlink Works on Its Grooming
News Analysis | 3/13/2001

Startup looks to take on the giants by grooming smaller optical pipes UPDATED March 15

White Rock: Heavy Metal?
News Analysis | 3/13/2001

Will the startup's high-density Sonet box make music in the metro market?

Why Williams Sold Its Sonus Shares
News Analysis | 3/12/2001

Williams Communications' sale of $25 million in Sonus shares seems to say more about the carrier than its supplier

IPO Window Shuts Tighter
News Analysis | 3/12/2001

As Nasdaq plummets, WaveSplitter and OMM shelve their IPO plans, and Unisphere may be delayed

Genoa Amps Up
News Analysis | 3/12/2001

Startup unveils a chip-based amplifier for metro networks and bags $75M in funding

Altamar Unveils High-Density Switch
News Analysis | 3/12/2001

Ditech's spinoff claims to have a switch that supports 16,000 ports, with a million more to come

Juniper Wins Monster Router Test
News Analysis | 3/12/2001

Beats Cisco and leaves other vendors in the dust in Light Reading's ground-breaking evaluation of terabit routers

Cisco Slashes Jobs, Costs
News Analysis | 3/9/2001

Cisco Systems to eliminate as many as 8,000 temporary and regular positions in preparation for the slowdown

Caspian's CEO Suddenly Bolts
News Analysis | 3/9/2001

Grahame Rance has resigned from Caspian Networks to head up SBS Technologies

Tellium Lowers Its IPO Ambitions
News Analysis | 3/9/2001

Tellium is still on track for its IPO, but the proceeds it hopes to raise have been cut in half

BBO Says BBye to 69 Employees
News Analysis | 3/8/2001

Kleiner Perkins-backed CLEC, Broadband Office, trims about 15 percent of its staff

Out of the Lab: Light From Silicon
News Analysis | 3/8/2001

Research published today points the way to making a silicon-based laser [UPDATED 3/9/01 9:15 AM ET]

Tellabs Warns; Shares Recoup Losses
News Analysis | 3/8/2001

Revenues have been lower than expected, but most analysts are maintaining their ratings [UPDATED 4:30 PM ET]

Top Ten Private Companies Revisited
News Analysis | 3/8/2001

The march toward IPO has been slowed. We've adjusted our list accordingly

Xanoptix's Strange Story
News Analysis | 3/8/2001

Was it founded by a VC firm that wouldn't take no for an answer?

Sonet: Who's Ahead in Metro?
News Analysis | 3/8/2001

Cisco's claims of OC48 market leadership backfire

Mayan Finds a Customer
News Analysis | 3/7/2001

Mayan finally announced a customer win, but some observers have their doubts

JDSU Cuts Guidance Again
News Analysis | 3/7/2001

Citing a weakened market and poor visibility, JDSU has lowered Wall Street expectations for the second time in a month

Zolo Buys Gratings Maker
News Analysis | 3/7/2001

DWDM components startup acquires Hyperfine to secure supplies of diffraction gratings

Startup Automates Module Manufacture
News Analysis | 3/6/2001

Cirrex is picking materials that enable it to automate the assembly of add-drop mux modules

Sonet: Who's Ahead in Long Haul?
News Analysis | 3/6/2001

Cisco's taken the lead on OC48, but Nortel dominates North America's OC192 market ** UPDATED **

New Focus Slows Down
News Analysis | 3/6/2001

Company cites industry slowdown in earnings warning; stock takes a hit

LR Index Gets Relief
News Analysis | 3/6/2001

Investors signal that the optical stock freefall has gone on long enough

Princeton Lightwave Comes Out
News Analysis | 3/6/2001

A trickle of news is starting to come out of the secretive laser startup

Optical Options: Still Top Priority
News Analysis | 3/5/2001

Poll results: Option packages are still seen as a key aspect of compensation, despite a slowdown

Broadwing Sells Corvis Shares
News Analysis | 3/5/2001

Carrier nets $43 million in cash by dumping one-third of its stake in the optical networking startup

Onetta Scores Three Customers
News Analysis | 3/5/2001

In a matter of months, Onetta has landed a solid management team, plenty of cash, and customers

Gemfire Comes Out Blazing
News Analysis | 3/5/2001

Integrated optics startup announces first products, heavyweight backers

Quantum Bridge Moves Beyond PON
News Analysis | 3/5/2001

PON is just an option in the startup's latest product, an Ethernet access box

Dan Yang's Next Big POP?
News Analysis | 3/2/2001

Dr. Yang says her new startup's technology could drastically shorten development time for optical switch makers

Sycamore Hit by Capex Cuts
News Analysis | 3/2/2001

Sycamore's likely to feel the squeeze from capital spending cuts announced by 360networks

Redback and Juniper Talked, Balked
News Analysis | 3/2/2001

Redback has been exploring options with Juniper and Nokia, but the market quashed a potential deal with Juniper

Agere Sets Pricing Date and Range
News Analysis | 3/1/2001

Agere is getting closer to its public offering, setting its price range between $12 and $14

Intel Swaggers Into OC192 Market
News Analysis | 3/1/2001

A big bowl of optical chips puts Intel into the high-speed fray. Can it gain traction there?

Ironbridge's Last Ditch Efforts Fail
News Analysis | 3/1/2001

Ironbridge's hopes for salvation are dashed as the company files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom. . .
Column | 3/1/2001

Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom -- Gary Shaffer

Nortel: Top Dog, but for How Long?
News Analysis | 3/1/2001

Its claims of market leadership continue to gloss over its small share of the high-channel-count DWDM market

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