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Oclaro Reinforces 100G Leadership at OFC/NFOEC; Demonstrates CFP2 LR4 and Speaks on Six Panels



  Oclaro Reinforces 100G Leadership at OFC/NFOEC; Demonstrates CFP2 LR4 and
                             Speaks on Six Panels

OFC Line-up Showcases Oclaro's Industry-Leading Vertical Integration, Broad
Product Portfolio and Expertise in 100G for the Line and Client Side

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. ^ (NASDAQ:
OCLR), a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser
solutions, today announced that it will be highlighting its 100G networking
leadership at the upcoming OFC/NFOEC show with a live demonstration of its LR4
CFP2 at Oclaro booth #2701, several new product introductions, and
participation in six panel discussions and various technical paper
presentations.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130129/SF49903LOGO)

CFP2 transceiver technology is being widely adopted in today's optical
networks because it features low power consumption in a form factor that is
half the size of first generation CFP products, and Oclaro is well positioned
to help customers lead this next phase of high-speed 100G networking.  The
live demo being showcased at OFC demonstrates interoperability with a Xilinx
Virtex-7 HT FPGA and will be the industry's first demonstration featuring an
MSA-compliant CFP2 and an FPGA with a direct 25Gbps x 4ch electrical interface
according to the recently released OIF CEI-28G-VSR specifications. Using a
direct electrical interface without a separate gearbox lowers the overall
system cost and is expected to accelerate the overall deployment of 100Gbps
client side interfaces.

"To deliver on the promise of 100G and beyond, our customers are demanding
higher density, lower power and increased performance – all of which are
enabled by higher data rate solutions such as CFP2 transceivers," said
Tadayuki Kanno, President, Oclaro Japan, Inc & GM, Modules & Devices Business
Unit.  "With our live CFP2 demo and extended 100G product portfolio, we are
establishing a leadership position in the market and highlighting the vast
technology resources, vertical integration, expertise and product breadth that
Oclaro has to offer customers to keep them at the forefront of innovation and
competiveness."

"By using the Xilinx Virtex(R)-7 HT FGPA and Oclaro CFP2 optical modules at
25.78Gbps, we have demonstrated a robust integration of 100G networking
systems through real world CFP2 implementations," said Gilles Garcia, Director
of Wired Communications at Xilinx. "Reducing bill of material cost, power,
footprint and board complexity are achieved through the combination of Xilinx
28Gbps capable GTZ transceivers and Oclaro optics thereby enabling the move
towards a smarter network."

About the Oclaro CFP2 Transceiver
Announced September 2012, the Oclaro CFP2 transceiver is roughly 50% the size
of all other CFP solutions on the market, which increases system front panel
port density from 4 ports to 8 ports.  The smaller size of the CFP2
transceiver is achieved by reducing the number of electrical lanes from 10 to
4 by applying a 25Gbps per channel electrical interface instead of 10Gbps and
hence removing the gearbox from the module. In order to achieve the smaller
size, more integrated in-house optical components are used based on Oclaro's
leading-edge optical device technologies. In addition, the CFP2 transceiver
can optically interoperate with first and second-generation CFP transceivers,
which allows customers to quickly and cost-effectively transition to CFP2
designs as market requirements evolve. The CFP2 is designed to be fully
compliant with the relevant MSA, IEEE and ITU-T specifications.

Oclaro Participation on OFC/NFOEC Panels
As industry authorities on 100G networking, Oclaro will be speaking on six
industry panels and presenting several technical papers during the OFC/NFOEC
show, some of which are highlighted below.

Speaker:    Oclaro CEO Alain Couder
            Executive Forum: The Future of the Optical Component Industry
            March 18^th at 16:00
Moderator:  Per Hansen, VP Product Marketing Optical Network Solutions
            Executive Forum: Building Massively Scalable Optical Networks
            March 18^th at 9:30
Speaker:    Per Hansen, VP Product Marketing Optical Network Solutions
            VIP Industry Leaders Networking Event
            March 19^th at 12:00
Speaker:    Yves LeMaitre, Chief Commercial Officer
            Market Watch: High Speed Pluggable Optics for Data Center
            March 19^th at 15:00     
Speaker:    Robert Blum, Director Product Marketing Photonic Components
            Market Watch: Components looking for the Booster Rocket
            March 20^th at 13:00    
Speaker:    Robert Blum, Director Product Marketing Photonic Components
            Workshop: Can Access Networks Afford to be Wavelength Agile
            March 18^th at 9:00    
Paper:      C-band Operation of LGLC Tunable Laser with Low Filter Current and
            with Stable SMSR against Filter Deviation. 
            Speaker:  A. Nakamura, Oclaro Japan
            March 21st at 14:15
Paper:      Uncooled (0 to 85 °C) and full C-band Operation of a 10.7 Gbit/s
            InP Mach-Zehnder Modulator Monolithically Integrated with SOA. 
            Speaker: A. Nakanishi, Oclaro Japan
            March 20th at 09:15

About Oclaro
Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is one of the largest providers of lasers and
optical components, modules and subsystems for the optical communications,
industrial, and consumer laser markets.  The company is a global leader
dedicated to photonics innovation, with cutting-edge research and development
(R&D) and chip fabrication facilities in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Switzerland,
Israel, Korea and Japan. It has in-house and contract manufacturing sites in
China, Malaysia and Thailand, with design, sales and service organizations in
most of the major regions around the world. For more information, visit
http://www.oclaro.com.

Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Oclaro, the Oclaro logo, and certain
other Oclaro trademarks and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks
of Oclaro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the US and other countries. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information in this
release is subject to change without notice.

SOURCE Oclaro, Inc.

Website: http://www.oclaro.com
Contact: Kelly Karr, Tanis Communications, Inc., +1-408-718-9350,
kelly.karr@taniscomm.com
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