Finisar Broadens Optical Interconnect Portfolio at Supercomputing 2013

Finisar Broadens Optical Interconnect Portfolio at Supercomputing 2013 
SUNNYVALE, CA and DENVER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/13 --  
Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) today introduced a broadened
portfolio of products for supercomputing interconnects. These
products utilize 10G, 14G, and 25G building blocks common across the
portfolio and leverage Finisar's strong leadership in
high-performance and reliable optics technology. These products
support a wide variety of protocols, including InfiniBand, Ethernet,
Fibre Channel, SAS and PCIe. The complete optics portfolio will be on
display in Finisar's booth #3608 at Supercomputing 2013 (SC13) in
Denver, Colorado from November 18-21, 2013.  
Finisar's 25G-enabled products include enhancements to the
established Quadwire(R) and C.wire(R) active optical cables,
Board-mounted Optical Assemblies (BOA) and QSFP28 transceivers. These
products support the latest InfiniBand EDR and 100G Ethernet
protocols, enabling the fastest applications in HPC today. The
10G/14G-enabled products include SFPwire(R), Quadwire(R), and
C.wire(R) active optical cables, as well as SFP+, QSFP+ and CXP
transceivers. These products are designed for InfiniBand QDR/FDR,
Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SAS, and PCIe protocols, providing the
industry's most reliable optical communication links. 
These products utilize Finisar's core technology components including
VCSELs, photodiodes, and ICs. Leveraging a common set of building
blocks shortens development times and improves manufacturing
efficiency. In addition, Finisar's active optical cables offer a
lightweight, more compact solution than traditional copper cables.  
During SC13 this week, Finisar will demonstrate its suite of 25G
building blocks in an optical engine form factor, Finisar's 25G
Board-mounted Optical Assembly (BOA). The BOA provides exceptionally
low power and the highest density optical interface for
supercomputing interconnects. The live demonstration will show a 25G
BOA connected to a second 25G BOA with integrated CDRs on both
transmit and receive channels. Finisar's BOA features the world's
fastest VCSEL, previously shown to work at speeds up to 56Gbps. The
BOA is currently sampling and is expected to be in full production in
early 2014.  
For more information about Finisar's products 
enabling the next
generation of supercomputers, visit our website: 
About Finisar 
 Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global
technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and components that
enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for
telecommunications, networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV
applications. For 25 years, Finisar has provided critical optics
technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands
for network bandwidth. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale,
California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices
worldwide. For additional information, visit  
Victoria McDonald
Finisar Corporation
+1 (408) 542-4261 
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