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First Active Optical Cables Providing Electrical Connectivity Over 300 Meters

Reflex Photonics, an advanced developer of extreme high speed Light on Board(TM) optical connectivity solutions for semiconductor packaging and data transfer applications, today announced its first InterBOARD(TM) QSFP Active Optical Cables (AOC), which will provide bi-directional, electrical to electrical connectivity over distances up to 300 meters using multi-mode optical fiber. The new products will begin sampling in 2Q 2008.

The cables, which are specifically designed to support high-performance computing (HPC) and data center environments, will feature Reflex Photonics’ own InterBOARD QSFP 4-channel optical modules, which have been in production since 4Q 2007. The QSFP-AOC modules offer four independent transmit and receive channels, operating at up to 10Gbps per channel for an aggregate bandwidth of up to 40Gbps. The QSFP-AOC modules provide an extremely compact solution for DDR/SDR Infiniband(TM), 10 Gigabit Ethernet CX4 (XAUI), 4 x OC-48 SONET, multi-lane PCI Express, 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel, as well as proprietary backplane interconnections. The cables will be available in both standard and custom lengths up to 300 meters, which will also be channel speed dependent.

“The demand for optical technology solutions is rapidly growing. Customers want active optical cables that are longer, lighter and less expensive. Reflex Photonics is meeting the needs of the market with the introduction of our QSFP Active Optical Cables,” said Dr. David Rolston, co-founder and CTO, Reflex Photonics. “We have already proven ourselves to be a leader in this industry with our InterBOARD and Light on Board product lines, and with the introduction of our high speed active optical cables, we will only further that reputation.”

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