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Opnext will demonstrate how its products are reducing costs and adding features at OFC/NFOEC 2006 in Anaheim, California

March 3, 2006

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EATONTOWN, N.J. -- Opnext, Inc., a global leader in high-performance optical components, will demonstrate how its products are reducing costs and adding features such as increased thermal tolerance, tunability, and 10GbE transmission over legacy fiber at OFC/NFOEC 2006 in Anaheim, CA, March 7-9, 2006.

Additionally, on Monday March 6, Opnext’s CEO Harry Bosco will participate in the “State of the Industry” panel during the Optical Society of America’s (OSA) 2006 Executive Forum: The Road to Profitability - Strategies for the Optical Communications Industry. Opnext will feature the following demonstrations at the exhibition:

  • The Opnext TRF5022, a high temperature XFP which enables higher port densities by increasing thermal tolerance. Recent innovations in InP DFB structures have enabled Opnext to produce higher junction temperature tolerant devices. The TRF5022 is a 10G multi-protocol XFP module capable of meeting all standards under a module case temperature of 85ºC. Having a module that can operate from -5ºC to 85ºC is an industry first.

  • Critical to the support of 10GbE optical solutions over legacy OM1 multimode fiber is the Opnext TRE and TRT 504x XENPAK and X2 LX4 modules. Opnext’s solution introduces an innovative approach to coarse wave division multiplexing (CWDM) within the XENPAK and X2 modules. This enables a low cost OM1 multimode fiber solution, which meets the 300 meter distance requirement of IEEE 802.3ae with healthy parametric margins.

  • Enabling full migration to Small Form Factor Pluggables is the Opnext DWDM C-Band TRF79A6 2.7G direct modulation DFB for 120km applications and beyond. Opnext’s unique approach enables < 1W power dissipation, which reduces the thermal management requirements of system vendors. The Opnext solution also offers decision threshold tunability which enables receiver performance to be dynamically optimized.

  • Extending the reach of tunable transceivers is the Opnext TRV70A1. The TRV70A1 has increased chromatic dispersion robustness up to ± 3000 ps/nm making it useful in long haul telecommunications applications. The tunability offered is over the full C and L Band wavelengths, and 50GHz spacing is supported. Adding further flexibility is the multi-protocol nature of this module, which supports OC-192, 10GbE, 10GFC, and FEC rates.

Opnext will also participate in the Optical Internetworking Forum’s multi-vendor interoperability demonstration in booth #1149. The event will demonstrate the interoperability of an application code for Very Long Reach links.

Also at OFC/NFOEC 2006, Opnext will showcase industry-leading, MSA compliant products and technology developments, which focus on four key areas of component design – lower cost, common footprint, higher quality and best in class performance. These products are based on Opnext’s core optics, universal optical subassembly platform and augmented by Opnext’s demonstrated expertise in building leading-edge 10G/bit devices and modules. All products being demonstrated will be RoHS compliant in keeping with Opnext’s commitment to the environment.

Opnext Inc. (Nasdaq: OPXT)

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