New facility will speed time-to-market and enable volume shipping of solutions designed under statically controlled conditions

December 16, 2009

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OTTAWA -- OneChip Photonics today announced that it will open a newheadquarters facility, which includes 4,000 square feet of clean room space, effective Jan. 2, 2010.The new site includes 30,000 square feet of space, designated for offices, manufacturing, labs anda clean room, which will enable OneChip to streamline workflow processes and begin the build ofmanufacturing-grade devices under controlled conditions. OneChip’s headquarters will berelocated within the Kanata North Business Park to:

495 March Road
Suite 200
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2K 3G1

Taking on a clean room supports OneChip’s commitment to maintain ownership of a pilotproduction facility, which enables the commencement of new product builds, as well as thedevelopment of manufacturing processes for later transfer to the company’s volume partners.

OneChip uses a Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) design/fabrication approach, which is based onvertical integration of all the active and passive transceiver components into a common multiguidestructure manufactured in one epitaxial growth. This approach produces inherently highyields, many times those normally seen for Indium Phosphide (InP)-based laser devices, and verylow costs. In addition, with the new clean room facility, OneChip’s design will benefit from afaster development cycle, quality control of in-house samples, and reliability for immediatedeployment into field trials.

“The relocation of OneChip’s headquarters and acquisition of a clean room facility is a milestonein OneChip’s growth as an innovator in the Ottawa region and the optical communicationsindustry,” said Chris Hart, vice president of operations at OneChip Photonics. “The advantagesinherent with owning a clean room will support the advancement of our breakthrough approachand PIC-based optical transceivers, while driving down costs and maintaining quality control thatdelivers yields not offered by any other optical component provider.”

OneChip Photonics Inc.

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