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Holy Grail 12/4/2012 | 10:44:17 PM
re: OFC in Pictures
We told them the team had a track record of flawless execution.
We told them that we had industry pioneers on our TAB.
We told them that our business plan was watertight and that the product was a clear winner.
We said that we were an Optical Start up, that seemed to do the trick, the VCs gave us a ton of money and they said Gǣenough already, just go build it! Gǣ

Voila!
Oakster 12/4/2012 | 10:44:16 PM
re: OFC in Pictures A further reminder that the German language does not have a word for "marketing".
rjmcmahon 12/4/2012 | 10:44:15 PM
re: OFC in Pictures Ternary constructs balance or irreconciliation?
Twistall 12/4/2012 | 10:44:15 PM
re: OFC in Pictures Knowing that there is no such thing as "bad publicity", the Profile marketing team skillfully manipulated the Light Reading staff into providing them with free advertising space on the LR web site...
jgill 12/4/2012 | 10:44:14 PM
re: OFC in Pictures When the Mickey Mouse impersonator didn't show, the company's plan to recreate the high-tech magic and mystery of Disney's Epcot Center were dashed to pieces.
Titanic Optics 12/4/2012 | 10:44:13 PM
re: OFC in Pictures Bubble? Not really. The picture is of Profile's booth, a firm that announced it was acquired by Tektronix during OFC.

Profile smartly sold out to Tektronix. Unlike most M&A deals, this is a win-win-win situation. Profile gains access to Tektronix's vast sales network and marketing channels. Tektronix gains a tunable test laser product (competes with ILX Lightwave, #1 in the category of narrowly-tunable test laser racks--this product is different from the widely tunable test lasers that Agilent and New Focus offer). This slides right alongside Tektronix's offerings of the Advantest products such as OSAs and Tektronix's oscilliscopes. Tektronix is now a stronger player in optical testing. Everybody in this deal wins because there is more critical mass and the opportunity for co-selling--tunable test lasers are often sold as a package with an OSA.

As to AVNX/OPLK, is this a case of tying two rocks together and seeing if they float? You be the judge on that one.

But unlike a lot of the other booths that were symptomatic of the bubble, hats off to Profile.

Congratulations on a good, smart transaction
Rugger 12/4/2012 | 10:44:13 PM
re: OFC in Pictures Caption:

We Don't Know Either, But Ain't It Cool?
Titanic Optics 12/4/2012 | 10:44:12 PM
re: OFC in Pictures Ja, ve host small techno party at OFC in our custom-made rave dome.
opticalrecruiter 12/4/2012 | 10:43:57 PM
re: OFC in Pictures To elaborate on the bubble theory:

Always and avid fan of the optical networking industry, bubble boy managed to find a way to bring his personal biosphere to OFC by partnering with the kind folks at Profile.

By the way, for cool looking displays from OFC, check out http://www.cdsdisplays.com/gal...
http://www.cdsdisplays.com/102...
opticalrecruiter 12/4/2012 | 10:43:57 PM
re: OFC in Pictures blah, blah, blah - it's still an ugly looking bubble. lighten up and have a laugh, it won't kill you.
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