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Intel Announces Optical Silicon Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corporation today introduced seven optical networking semiconductors that enable telecommunications equipment manufacturers to create new systems that extend the reach of their service provider customers' optical networks, add intelligence to those networks and deliver new services. Systems based on these new integrated optical silicon solutions enable service providers to reach new customers without having to install expensive repeaters that boost the signal of traffic traveling long distances over fiber optic cables. These new components are also capable of receiving and transmitting data over multiple communications protocols such as ATM, Packet over SONET, Packet over Fiber and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. This is important to service providers who must support all those multiple protocols if they are to service their customer bases.

"Optical networking equipment based on Intel's new optical components will enable service providers to reach beyond their existing service boundaries and capture more revenue without increasing their spending," said Mark Christensen, vice president and general manager of Intel's Network Communications Group. "In addition, our new optical products give our clients the ability to address the needs of service providers in the metropolitan, long-haul and ultra-long-haul sectors. Our technology allows our clients to reduce their capital spending while gaining greater return on their investment."

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