TE Connectivity Becomes Newest Affiliate Member of UCSB-led Terabit Optical Ethernet Center

  TE Connectivity Becomes Newest Affiliate Member of UCSB-led Terabit Optical
  Ethernet Center

  Leader in connectivity joins group developing next-generation Ethernet to
    handle surging traffic, support cloud computing, emerging applications

Business Wire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- September 11, 2013

TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, has joined the Terabit
Optical Ethernet Center (TOEC) research center at the University of
California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) as its newest affiliate member. The company
joins other industry affiliates Google Inc., Verizon, Intel, Agilent
Technologies and Rockwell Collins Inc. TOEC is working on developing the
technology necessary for a new generation of Ethernet that is a thousand times
faster, and much more energy efficient, than today’s most advanced networks.
They are aiming for 1 Terabit Ethernet over optical fiber—1 trillion bits per
second—by 2015, with the ultimate goal of enabling 100 Terabit Ethernet by

“TE Connectivity is recognized for its innovation in creating fiber networks
across the globe,” says Daniel Blumenthal, Professor of Electrical and
Computer Engineering at UCSB and Director of TOEC, which is part of UCSB’s
Institute for Energy Efficiency (IEE). “We’re pleased that they have joined
our board and are working with us to make 1 Terabit Ethernet over optical
fiber a reality.”

“The dramatic rise in data storage and processing is placing increasing
demands on computing architectures and the reduction in latency for data
transport around them,” says Rob Shaddock, Executive Vice President, Chief
Technology Officer, TE Connectivity. “Terabit Ethernet is a vital component
for next generation data systems. The integration of optical processing,
digital processing and connectivity that is required to make Terabit Ethernet
a reality will have application in many of the markets that we serve.”

Blumenthal adds, “As the boom in cloud computing exponentially increases the
amount of data being transferred and stored, and consumers continue streaming
videos and sharing high-resolution photos, we will need to develop much faster
networking to keep up. That’s what we’re working on.”

“Being affiliated with TOEC gives TE the opportunity to further shape the
future technological development and formation of standards around Terabit per
second -- and faster -- solutions for data centers, super computers, and
telecommunications networks,” says Bill Weeks, Technology Fellow, Product
Engineering and Development, TE Connectivity. “Plus, our participation gives
us access to world-class research in nanophotonics.”

"There is exciting work coming out of UCSB's Terabit Optical Ethernet Center,
bringing together truly innovative engineering researchers at UCSB and
partners in industry, like TE Connectivity, that are motivated to meet the
demands of a new age of exponential network growth and big data," added Rod
Alferness, Dean of the College of Engineering at UCSB.

More information about TOEC can be found at iee.ucsb.edu/toec.

More information on TE fiber connectivity solutions can be found at

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity (NYSE:TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The
company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic
connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy
and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and
aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to
innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for
more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing
productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE
Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every
day. To connect with the company, visit www.TE.com.


TE Connectivity Media:
Kari Janavitz, 312-882-2015
UCSB Media:
Melissa Van De Werfhorst, 805-893-4301
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