Oplink and Kaiam to Jointly Demonstrate 10x10 40km CFP Transceiver at OFC/NFOEC 2013

Oplink and Kaiam to Jointly Demonstrate 10x10 40km CFP Transceiver at
OFC/NFOEC 2013

Transceiver Substantially Reduces Costs for Best in Class Performance in
100Gbps Extended Reach Applications

FREMONT, Calif. and NEWARK, Calif., March 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oplink
Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPLK), a leading provider of design, integration
and optical manufacturing solutions (OMS) for optical networking components,
modules and subsystems, and Kaiam Corporation, a leader in hybrid Photonic
Integrated Circuit (PIC) technology, today announced a joint demonstration of
the 100Gbps 10x10 40km CFP transceiver technologies for extended reach (ER)
100Gbps applications at OFC/NFOEC 2013 in Anaheim, CA.

The 10x10 40km CFP modules, jointly developed by the two companies, enable
cost effective deployments of 100G for inter-data center and broadband
backhaul applications. The CFP (C form-factor pluggable) transceiver
incorporates electro-absorption modulator laser (EML) chips with a wavelength
multiplexer in a transmitter optical subassembly and APD (Avalanche
Photodiode) receivers with a wavelength demultiplexer in a receiver optical
subassembly to support aggregate 100Gb/s data rate, in a standard CFP form
factor and electrical interface. The wavelength channels are compatible with
10x10Gbps 2 and 10km reach as defined by the 10x10 MSA.Samples will be
available in the second quarter of calendar year 2013, with production release
planned for third quarter of calendar year 2013.

"With increasing bandwidth demand from broadband mobile and cloud computing
applications, service providers and data center operators require economical
100Gbps bandwidth upgrade solutions. Our 10x10 40km CFP is designed for
integration with volume-deployed, mature and, low cost 10Gbps components, and
is ideally suited for 100Gbps extended reach inter-data center connections and
wireless and wireline service backhauling applications, at a most compelling
cost point," commented Dr. Rang-Chen Yu, Vice President of Business
Development of Oplink. "The 10x10 40km CFP nicely complements our other client
and line side 100G module solutions, such as 100G LR4 CFP2 and 4x28G DWDM
CFP."

"The 10x10 40km CFP leverages Kaiam's MEMS-based hybrid integration technology
that supports the fabrication of dense multi-channel modules using generally
available tested components.The critical optical alignment and attachment
between components is achieved through silicon micro-mechanics, Kaiam's
patented integration engine technology. The packaging platform enables
integration of complex high-performance functions at low cost and a small
footprint, making it ideal for 100Gbps applications," commented Byron Trop,
Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Kaiam Corporation.

Oplink and Kaiam will jointly demonstrate the performance of the 10x10 40km
CFP at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National
Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) in Anaheim, CA (March 17-21) at
Oplink booth #2901 and Kaiam booth #1246.

About Oplink

Incorporated in 1995, Oplinkis a leading provider of design, integration and
optical manufacturing solutions (OMS) for optical networking components,
modules and subsystems. Oplinkoffers advanced and cost-effective
optical-electrical components and subsystem manufacturing through its
facilities in Zhuhai andShanghai, China. In addition,Oplink maintains
optical-centric front-end design, application, and customer service functions
at its offices inFremont, Californiaand has research facilities in Zhuhai
andWuhan, China and Hsinchu Science-Based Industrial Park
inTaiwan.Oplink'scustomers include telecommunications, data communications
and cable TV equipment manufacturers around the globe.Oplinkis committed to
providing fully customized, photonic foundry services incorporating its
subsystems manufacturing capabilities. To learn more aboutOplink, visit its
web site at:http://www.oplink.com/.

About Kaiam Corporation

Headquartered in Newark, California, Kaiam Corporation is a private company
commercializing photonic integrated circuits.Founded by leading technologists
from the optical networking industry, the team has a record of delivering
breakthrough products that change the rules of the marketplace.Kaiam is
working with several partners to deliver PIC-based products for high bandwidth
applications.For more information, visit www.kaiamcorp.com.

CONTACT: Investor relations for Oplink:
         Erica Abrams
         The Blueshirt Group
         (415) 217-5864
         erica@blueshirtgroup.com
        
         Matthew Hunt
         The Blueshirt Group
         (415) 489-2194
         matt@blueshirtgroup.com
        
         Media Contacts for Kaiam:
         Jeff Crerie, Ph.D.
         Kaiam Corporation
         P) (323) 397-5511
         E) Jeff@KaiamCorp.com
        
         Rebecca B. Andersen
         Pacific Bridge Marketing
         P) (202) 321-5488
         E) RAndersen@PacificBridgeMarketing.com
 
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