Lumera Intros 100G Modulator

Company: Revolutionary modulator is first of its kind in the world

November 1, 2007

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BOTHELL, Wash. -- Lumera Corporation (NASDAQ:LMRA - News), a leader in the field of photonic communications, announced today it is now readying for launch its 100 Gbps electro-optic polymer modulator that will become the first known modulator in the world to transmit at 100 Gbps data rates. Additionally, Lumera announced it has received an order from a well known research institution for the modulator. Specific terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Earlier this month, the company introduced its 40 Gbps modulator and indicated that market dynamics were quickly shaping to support its upcoming 100 Gbps product. Lumera sees bandwidth demand increasing rapidly as system designers are developing higher bandwidth networks to meet market requirements.

The market opportunity for a polymer solution rests in the material's ability to optimize bandwidth while keeping power needs, and resulting heat, at low levels. This is something that existing crystalline materials cannot accomplish efficiently.

Professor Larry Dalton, an award-winning professor at the University of Washington and a global expert in the development of electro-optic materials, believes that the time for a shift to a disruptive technology such as electro-optic polymers is now at hand.

“For modulators based on crystalline technologies the bandwidth is compromised as you lower the driving voltage,” said Dr. Larry Dalton. “To solve this dilemma, Lumera’s electro-optic polymer modulators are the best and, right now, only known solution, as they offer simultaneously low driving voltage and extremely high bandwidth.”

Lumera Corp.

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