Infineon in 4-Way Multisource Deal

Infineon, JDS Uniphase, Nortel, and LightLogic announce small-footprint OC192 multisource agreement for optical transponder

September 1, 2000

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MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies (NYSE:IFX - news; FSE:IFX), JDS Uniphase (Nasdaq:JDSU - news; TSE:JDU - news), Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT - news; TSE:NT - news) and start-up company LightLogic today announced a Multiple Source Agreement (MSA) for common mechanical, electrical, and optical specifications for small footprint OC-192 (10 Gb/s) SDH/SONET transponders in order to support the fast growing optical networking market. These devices provide a space and cost saving optical-to-electrical conversion solution for local area networks to metropolitan networks that is four times faster than today's standard OC-48 (2.5 Gb/s) products.

Under the MSA, a full drop-in solution is specified, enabling customers to benefit from multiple sources. The new MSA specifies a 200-pin connector and pinout that provides customers with an electrical interface compliant with Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) specifications. The optical interface is defined to comply with draft ITU and Telcordia specifications for short and very short reach applications.

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