Avago's Longest Reach 40GbE Proven With Leading Multimode Fiber Cabling Vendors

Avago's Longest Reach 40GbE Proven With Leading Multimode Fiber Cabling

Avago's New 40GbE QSFP+ eSR4 Multimode Transceiver Extends Beyond 500 Meters

SAN JOSE, Calif. and SINGAPORE, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avago
Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components
for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, today joined the
industry's leading fiber infrastructure and cabling vendors to solve
significant interconnect challenges in today's ever growing data centers. The
joint solutions enable data centers and enterprise networks to seamlessly
transition from 10G to 40G Ethernet while warranting a 400m link distance per
IEEE 10G Ethernet standards and a 550m link distance with the vendors' optical
cabling solutions.

Avago will be showcasing a joint demo of its new 40GbE QSFP+ eSR4 product
using multimode fiber cables from Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW), Panduit
Corp. and Commscope Inc. The demo will be in the Avago Booth #1043 at the
OFC/NFOEC 2013 show in Anaheim, California, USA from March 19^th to 21^st.
Attendees will experience first-hand live traffic stream of 40GbE Layer 2 data
transmitted over various 550m fiber cables from participating vendors.

"Avago is honored to have collaborated with the industry's leading fiber
cabling companies in addressing data center challenges, especially for modern
mega data centers that demand higher data rates over an extended link
distance," said Philip Gadd, vice president and general manager of the Fiber
Optics Product Division at Avago. "Together with our strategic fiber cabling
vendors, we are now able to support a link distance beyond 500 meters."

"We have worked closely with the Avago team to test a wide array of our fiber
optic cables with their parallel optic transceivers," said Stuart Hoiness,
senior vice president, Enterprise Networks for Corning Cable Systems. "We have
validated the link distance of our Corning^® ClearCurve^® OM4 optical fiber up
to 550 meters using Avago's 40G QSFP+ eSR4 multimode transceiver."

"With Panduit's Signature Core Fiber Optic Cabling System, the transmission
reach has been measured beyond 550 meters using Avago's 40G QSFP+ eSR4
multimode transceiver," said Dennis Renaud, vice president of DataComm
Products at Panduit. "We will certify links out to 550m when using Signature
Core and Avago's 40G QSFP+ eSR4 modules."

"Link distance is a major challenge for IT managers dealing with data center
expansion," said George Brooks, senior vice president of Enterprise Product
and Market Management at CommScope. "Now they can reach 550 meters while
protecting up to approximately 50% of their investments on fiber cabling
infrastructure by deploying our SYSTIMAX® InstaPATCH® 360 fiber solution along
with Avago's 40G eSR4 multimode transceiver."

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a
broad range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and
subsystems with a focus in III-V compound semiconductor design and processing.
Backed by an extensive portfolio of intellectual property including
approximately 4,200 patents and pending applications, Avago products serve
three primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure,
and industrial and other. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of
technical innovation dating back 50 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. For
more information, visit Avago's website: www.avagotech.com.

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