Auxora Buys Confluent

Auxora has completed its acquisition of Confluent Photonics Corporation

March 6, 2006

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BALDWIN PARK, Calif. -- Auxora, Inc., a world leader in optical solutions, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Confluent Photonics Corporation, a leading provider of optical bandwidth expansion solutions for HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coaxial) networks. The financial terms were not disclosed.

“The acquisition of Confluent marks an important milestone of Auxora’s corporate development. It is also a critical part of Auxora’s strategy of expanding into more diverse markets and customer base. By combining Confluent’s technologies and products, Auxora is now well positioned to meet the market’s needs for bandwidth expansion when the demand of bandwidth continues to grow and the means of delivery converge,” said Dr. Xin Zhang, President/CEO of Auxora. “The acquisition also provides Auxora an expanded and complementary technology platform that will enable us to address a wider range of applications outside the communication industry,” added Zhang.

Confluent Photonics was founded in 2000 and based in Salem, NH. With its patented grating technology, Confluent supplies cable MSO operators DWDM products for bandwidth expansion and node splitting. Confluent DWDM products are the only products in the field that are completely passive and can operate in the hardened environment (from -40 oC to 85 oC). They also feature the lowest loss and best loss uniformity for large channel count DWDM products.

As part of the acquisition, Grant Watkins, the Vice President of Business Development of Confluent Photonics will join the Auxora executive team as its Vice President of Sales. “This is very good news for our customers because the combined company can now offer complete solutions for bandwidth expansion. Whether it is WDM, CWDM, or DWDM, low channel or high channel count, inside or outside plant solutions, Auxora now has the full range of engineering expertise and products to address our customers’ diverse needs,” said Watkins. “The combination of the two companies is a natural step because Auxora’s industry leading thin film filter based products have long been part of Confluent’s cost effective solutions to our customers.”

Confluent CEO Nicholas Economou will join the Auxora board of directors. “Nick is a seasoned executive and his counsel, networks and experience will be critical as Auxora expands into new markets he knows well, serving customers in the cable and semiconductor capital equipment industries,” said Michael Kim, a partner at Rustic Canyon Partners.

Auxora Inc.

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