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ECOC: Remote Report

8:45 AM -- No, I didn't get to go to the European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Belgium. But judging from the press releases, there are some interesting things to talk about:

  • Santur Demos 100G PIC
    This one was compelling enough that we wrote about it here. Santur Corp. is getting to 100-Gbit/s by multiplexing the array of lasers it's already using for its tunable devices.

  • JDSU Reworks Amps
    Interesting to see JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; Toronto: JDU) producing some innovative work in optics. The AON Superblade, unveiled at OFC/NFOEC, combined a ROADM switch, an amplifier, and optical channel monitors. Now, the photonic integrated amplifier (PIA) does something more obvious but no less ambitious, turning the discrete piece-parts of an amplifier into a photonic integrated circuit (PIC).

  • JDSU Unveils FTTx Tester and JDSU Tests FTTx
    That's not a duplication; JDSU just had that much to say about FTTx.

  • Bookham Launches XFP-E and Bookham Demos at ECOC
    Bookham Inc. (Nasdaq: BKHM; London: BHM) carries on with the tunable laser that's become its flagship.

  • AMCC Ships Pemaquid, AMCC Scores Wins, and AMCC Spews News
    That last release includes a deal Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (Nasdaq: AMCC) scored with MergeOptics GmbH , which was nearly a candidate for last year's dubious ECOC list.

    — Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

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