Bookham Intros SFF

Bookham announces fully qualified tunable 300pin SFF transponder

February 19, 2008

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Bookham, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKHM), today announced what is believed to be the industry's first fully Telcordia qualified tunable small form factor transponder (TSFF). A new zero chirp variant of the LambdaFLEX(tm) TL9000 300pin transponder will be demonstrated on the Bookham booth (#1334) at OFC/NFOEC, taking place next week in San Diego.

The TSFF has passed more than 2,000 hours of rigorous testing - proving its reliability and performance in a footprint 58% smaller than previous generation tunable LFF (large form factor) transponder products. The 2.2" x 3" footprint enables network equipment manufacturers to increase port density, placing two SFF transponders on a card where only one LFF would fit. The Bookham TL9000 is a direct drop-in replacement for the LFF devices - meaning that customers can also leverage Bookham's already competitive pricing on existing cards using LFF. Now released to volume production, the TL9000 is being field-deployed by a tier 1 North American network provider, and Bookham expects to ship several hundreds of these devices during the first calendar quarter.

"With this product, Bookham is truly leading the industry," said Bookham EVP and telecoms general manager, Adrian Meldrum. "We were first to market with this technology in early 2007, and we continue to stay ahead of our competition by announcing full qualification and major field deployments with a tier 1 customer.

"Our fully qualified optics, including receivers and transmitters, support products throughout our high performance tunable portfolio. This vertical integration model, combined with key facilities in the UK and China, enables us to scale manufacturing and control production costs to optimise our position as a market leader."

Bookham Inc. (Nasdaq: BKHM; London: BHM)

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