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Mitsubishi Selects Passave Devices

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TSE:6503 - News), a world leader in communication systems, and Passave, the leading provider of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) semiconductor solutions, have partnered to drive greater penetration of low-cost, fiber-based Gigabit Ethernet services to consumers in Japan. Through the partnership, Mitsubishi will supply a complete access network solution that combines Passave's optical line terminal (OLT) and optical networking unit (ONU).

Passave's second generation Ethernet passive optical network (EPON) chipset is the only field-proven EPON solution, tested by a large number of customers and carriers and proven to be fully compliant with the newly ratified IEEE 802.3ah standard. Passave silicon is also the first to be tested and proven to support the requirements for field deployment by Japan's major carriers. These requirements include sophisticated encryption and high-efficiency dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA).

Japan is the world leader in deployment of fiber-based Internet access, and through the support of Mitsubishi Electric's EPON solution, Japan's leading carriers are aggressively expanding their already large FTTH build-outs.

"Mitsubishi Electric is a leader in Japan's new generation of FTTH systems, re-defining Internet access together with Japan's major carriers," said Ariel Maislos, president of Passave. "It is a great honor to be chosen by such a world leader."

Passavé Technologies Inc.

Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

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