Finisar first to demonstrate 40 Gigabit Ethernet LR4 CFP transceiver over 10 km of optical fiber at ECOC

September 21, 2009

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., and VIENNA -- Dedicated to delivering the innovation that drives optical communication networks, Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR - News) today announced that it will demonstrate several new technologies and products at ECOC. These demonstrations include an operational 40 Gigabit Ethernet LR4 CFP optical transceiver transmitting data over 10 km of optical fiber. Another demonstration shows the interoperability of 10 Gb/s CML(TM)-based XFP with EML-based XFP transceivers. In addition, Finisar will debut its Edge Wavelength Processor (EWP) 1x2 Wavelength Selective Switch and WaveShaper S-Series programmable processors. With these demonstrations, Finisar continues to lead the optics industry by providing high-performance and reliable products for datacom and telecom applications. Demonstrations will take place in Finisar's booth #640 at ECOC, the European Conference on Optical Communications, taking place in Vienna, September 21-23, 2009.

40GE CFP Optical Transceiver

Highlighting Finisar's presence at ECOC will be the world's first public demonstration of an operational 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GE) module in the new pluggable CFP form factor. The demonstration will consist of a working prototype of a 40GE LR4 CFP optical transceiver module, transmitting Ethernet traffic error-free over 10 km of single mode fiber. Finisar's 40GE LR4 complies with the 40GBASE-LR4 optical interface as defined in the IEEE P802.3ba standard, internally multiplexing four CWDM wavelengths running at 10.3 Gb/s each. The CFP form factor is essential for next-generation Ethernet networks as it is currently the only pluggable form factor capable of supporting this interface for various datacom and telecom applications, including enterprise switches, router to transport links, and test equipment connectivity. The CFP module will be demonstrated using EXFO's FTB-85100G 40G/100G Ethernet Tester. In addition, EXFO will also demonstrate this tester at their booth using Finisar's SR4 version of the 40 GE CFP modules. Visit EXFO booth #711 for more information.

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., and VIENNA -- Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR - News) today introduced its new Edge Wavelength Processor (EWP) 1x2 Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS). Based on Finisar's Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) technology, this new platform provides the same flexible programmability and reliability as Finisar's existing Dynamic Wavelength Processors (DWP), but its small size and low power consumption make it ideal for applications at the network edge.

"WSS ROADM applications comprise one of the fastest growing segments of the optical market," said Daryl Inniss, Vice President and Practice Leader of Communication Components at Ovum. "The availability of Finisar's 1x2 WSS extends the powerful capabilities of its existing ROADM technology in a way that enables a whole new range of products for high volume, metro-access applications."

Finisar Corp. (Nasdaq: FNSR)

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