OneChip Photonics Names Jonathan Boocock VP of Product Development

  OneChip Photonics Names Jonathan Boocock VP of Product Development

Will lead the company’s efforts to extend its breakthrough PIC technology into
             the Next-Generation Data Center Interconnect market

Business Wire

OTTAWA -- December 03, 2012

OneChip Photonics today announced that is has named Jonathan Boocock its Vice
President of Product Development. Boocock is responsible for the development
of OneChip’s Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC)-based Passive Optical Network
(PON) transceivers and Bi-directional Optical Sub-Assemblies (BOSAs), and he
will lead the company’s efforts to extend this breakthrough technology into
the Next-Generation Data Center Interconnect (NG DCI) market.

“Jonathan knows what it takes to succeed in the very cost-sensitive,
high-volume broadband access arena,” said Jim Hjartarson, CEO of OneChip
Photonics. “His experience in developing innovative optical communications
solutions, from the ground up, will be crucial as we look to extend our unique
PIC technology to the fast-growing data communications market.”

Boocock, 49, has more than 25 years of industry experience and most recently
was Executive Vice President of Engineering at BTI Systems Inc., where he
managed development of the BTI 7000 Series Service Edge and Aggregation Packet
Optical Platform from its inception to its volume delivery to carriers
worldwide.

Previously, he was a co-founder and member of the senior management team at
Catena Networks, an Ottawa-based broadband access start-up, which was sold in
May 2004 for U.S. $487 million to Ciena Corporation. Boocock also was a senior
Manager at Nortel Networks, where he led development of its World Line Card
access product, which shipped in volumes of more than 12 million lines per
year and has a deployed base of greater than 200 million lines.

OneChip Poised for Success in Next-Generation Data Center Interconnect Market

“I am excited to join a company that was the first to develop fully integrated
optical modules for the PON market,” Boocock said. “I look forward to leading
our product development efforts in this and the exploding data communications
market, where our technology can greatly reduce the cost and footprint of
optical modules and boost optical interconnect speeds to 40G, 100G and
beyond.”

OneChip, on May 21, 2012, announced that it will make available, in the second
half of this year, engineering samples of its Photonic Integrated Circuit
(PIC)-based 40GBASE-LR4 and 100GBASE-LR4 receiver chips for partner testing.
The company also expects to make engineering samples of its 40GBASE-LR4
transmitter optical components and 100GBASE-LR4 single-chip transmitter PICs
available, after the release of its PIC-based receiver chips.

According to Boocock, OneChip will use the feedback that it receives from
these initial 40G and 100G engineering sample designs to develop PIC-based
optical modules – such as Transmitter Optical Sub-Assemblies (TOSAs) and
Receiver Optical Sub-Assemblies (ROSAs) – which can be used to lower costs,
boost performance and improve reliability in high-speed optical interconnect
applications. These solutions would help remove traffic bottlenecks in data
centers and in campus and enterprise networks.

Meanwhile, the company will continue to grow the Engineering team that is
focused on this effort.

“We have an opportunity, with our PIC technology, to make a significant impact
in the PON market and the Next-Generation Data Center Interconnect market, and
we want to bring in additional Engineering talent to supplement the strong
team that we have in place,” Boocock said.

To learn more about OneChip’s plans to address the Next-Generation Data Center
Interconnect market, please go to the following link to view a Q&A interview
with Jonathan Boocock and a video animation highlighting the benefits of
OneChip’s 40GBASE-LR4 and 100GBASE-LR4 solutions:
http://www.onechipphotonics.com/company/OneChipVideos.htm

For the latest Career opportunities at OneChip, please go to:
http://www.onechipphotonics.com/careers/

About OneChip Photonics

OneChip Photonics is a privately held company, headquartered in Ottawa,
Canada, that develops and manufactures low-cost, high-performance optical
modules and transceivers – based on monolithic Photonic Integrated Circuits
(PICs) in Indium Phosphide (InP) – for access networks and other mass-market
broadband telecom and datacom applications. OneChip’s PIC-based Passive
Optical Network (PON) Bi-directional Optical Sub-Assemblies (BOSAs) and
transceivers will help system providers deploy Fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) more
cost-effectively than ever before and meet consumer and business demand for
high-bandwidth voice, data and video services. OneChip now is extending its
PIC technology to the data communications market, where it can greatly reduce
the cost and footprint of optical modules and boost optical interconnect
speeds to 40Gbps, 100Gbps and beyond. For more information, please contact
OneChip at +1 (613) 226-6117, +1 (866) 652-4627 (toll-free),
info@onechipphotonics.com or sales@onechipphotonics.com, or visit our Web site
at www.onechipphotonics.com.

OneChip Photonics and the OneChip Photonics logo are trademarks of OneChip
Photonics. All other trademarks or service marks mentioned in this document
are the property of their respective owners. ©2012 OneChip Photonics. All
rights reserved.

Contact:

OneChip Photonics
Company Contact:
Steve Bauer
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
+1-613-218-3378
steve.bauer@onechipphotonics.com
or
Agency Contact:
The Ardell Group
Angela Edgerton, +1-858-792-2941
angela@ardellgroup.com