Picolight is already shipping in high volume and, having been around since the dawn of time (1999 anyway), is an established enough name for carriers to recognize.
Ricci wouldn't say what exactly derailed the E2O products but he did note long-wavelength VCSELs are a difficult technology. "With Picolight, we feel comfortable they've cracked the nut," he says. But the Picolight buy wasn't precipitated by some failing of E2O's, he says.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading