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Content posted in August 2000
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Intel Out for Broadcom Blood
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2000  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
Its ODSI initiative could be close to committing hara-kiri
Geyser Emits First Product
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2000  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
Lightworks Lou shaken but unhurt – declines to comment on key optical networking issues
Lightwave Microsystems Mulls IPO
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2000  |  Post a comment
Rising demand for components boosts interest in integrated optical chip company
Zaffire’s CEO Stands Down
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2000  |  Post a comment
Did he jump, or was he pushed?
Corvis's Secret Sauce?
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2000  |  Post a comment
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  |  1 comment
$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  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
Startup focuses on coarse wavelength-division multiplexing
JDSU and SDL: The Saga Continues
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2000  |  Post a comment
Analysts speculate that the DOJ could ask JDSU to sell off its chip manufacturing facility to make room for SDL
Ciena Loses Chief Scientist
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8/25/2000  |  Post a comment
Victor Mizrahi has cashed in his chips to become an entrepreneur. UPDATED 3:30 EST
Sycamore Beats Expectations
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2000  |  Post a comment
Fourth quarter earnings top analysts' forecasts
Nortel Mixes DWDM With IP
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8/24/2000  |  Post a comment
Combo lets carriers offer secure IP services over fiber, but reaction to announcement is muted
Corvis Mania Continues
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8/24/2000  |  Post a comment
Its first quarterly report shows losses and no revenue -- but analysts expect its stock to continue shooting upward
JDSU, SDL Face Further Grilling
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8/24/2000  |  Post a comment
Proposed merger threatens pumped laser market
IPG Hides Its Light Under a Bushel
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2000  |  Post a comment
It makes a mean amplifier, and keeps it quiet
Cisco Takes a Dip
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2000  |  Post a comment
Are the days of Cisco's dominance of the core IP routing market numbered?
Quantum Bridge's Big Deal
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2000  |  Post a comment
A $50-million sale to ATG is the first big commercial PON contract
Is Trouble Brewing in Ottawa?
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8/22/2000  |  Post a comment
Nortel denies an exodus of staff in the wake of recent changes
Cyras Cuts VCs Out of the Loop
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8/21/2000  |  Post a comment
Sonet startup borrows $150 million –- and will file for an IPO in October, sources say
Intel Unveils Packet Tracker
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2000  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
...Without stopping once
Alcatel's Former Employee Fights Back
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2000  |  Post a comment
Lawsuit may set precedent for companies suing ex-employees for alleged theft of secrets
ONI Wins Key Contract
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2000  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
Its $700 million acquisition of Sensors Unlimited augments its recent entry into the Sonet component market
The Bull Market: Bull Exhaust?
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8/17/2000  |  Post a comment
The Bull Market: Bull Exhaust?
Ciena Scores Big In Q3
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8/17/2000  |  Post a comment
Ciena slam dunks third quarter expectations and announces first revenue from Core Director
Cosine IPO: Still On Hold
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2000  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
Consolidation, announced yesterday, is only part of the picture for the optical-chip player
Yipes/Syndesis Integrate Provisioning Plans
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8/16/2000  |  Post a comment
Yipes and Syndesis team up on bandwidth provisioning services -- but can they make it work?
Charlotte's Web: We're Not for Sale
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8/15/2000  |  Post a comment
Israeli terabit routing startup denies that it is courting suitors
Earnings Expectations Remain High
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2000  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
Zettacom says its chips can slash development times - but when will they arrive?
Organic Lasers Grow in the Lab
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2000  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
A new startup, WaveSmith, has connections with Castle Networks, bought by Unisphere
Big Apple, Big Pipes
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2000  |  Post a comment
Enkido is offering OC768 (40 Gbit/s) connections in New York
Mitel's Widget Draws Skepticism
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2000  |  Post a comment
The Echelle Grating concept sounds cool, but the test of successful components comes in manufacturing, not the lab
Raj Singh's Sour Note
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8/11/2000  |  Post a comment
Two key executives leave Roshnee Corp., which could mean trouble for the newly formed startup
Startup Exercises Phoenix Option
News Analysis  | 
8/10/2000  |  Post a comment
Zebulant hopes to rise from the ashes of Capillary
Alcatel Sues Hoosier Hackers
News Analysis  | 
8/10/2000  |  1 comment
Alcatel takes steps to keep its secrets out of the wrong hands--including suing a South Bend "Hackers Club"
Lucent Cleans Up Core Routing
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8/10/2000  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
Another Wu-Fu Chen startup seeks to challenge Corvis, Qtera
Amber Suiting Up for IPO?
News Analysis  | 
8/9/2000  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
Vendors are pouring money into fiber Bragg gratings
Cisco Beats Street, Cries 'Optical'
News Analysis  | 
8/8/2000  |  Post a comment
Company officials tout optical growth in quarterly conference call, but challengers proliferate
Unisphere Registers For IPO
News Analysis  | 
8/8/2000  |  Post a comment
Siemens will retain majority control
Geyser Spouts Off
News Analysis  | 
8/8/2000  |  Post a comment
Wu-Fu Chen's startup will play in the metro space -- along with everyone else
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