Xyratex to Present at the SPIE Photonics West 2014 Conference in San Francisco

Xyratex to Present at the SPIE Photonics West 2014 Conference in San Francisco

PR Newswire

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Jan. 28, 2014

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq:
XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced that
Richard Pitwon, leader of the photonics research and development group at
Xyratex, will present at SPIE Photonics West 2014, held in San Francisco from
February 1 through 6. Mr. Pitwon will deliver a presentation on Wednesday,
February 5 on the paper: "Demonstration of Fully-Enabled Data Centre Subsystem
with Embedded Optical Interconnect" at the OPTO 2014 conference, a part of
SPIE Photonics West 2014 event. The paper describes some of Xyratex's recent
achievements in deploying embedded optical interconnect into data storage
systems as an enabler for future Exascale data centre architectures. In
addition, Mr. Pitwon will chair a conference session on "Manufacturing

Xyratex further extends its participation at the conference with its
involvement in System Embedded Photonics in Access Networks ("SEPIANet"), an
EU funded collaborative research and development project coordinated by
Xyratex, to develop technology solutions for embedded optical architectures in
access network head-end systems allowing for a significant reduction in power
consumption and increase in energy efficiency, system density and bandwidth
scalability. The SEPIANet consortium comprises the organisations Xyratex,
Fraunhofer IZM, ILFA Feinstleitertechnik, TerOpta, V-I Systems and Conjunct.
The project has culminated in the first ever successful demonstration of
system embedded planar glass waveguide based optical backplane and pluggable
optical interconnect technologies. Fraunhofer IZM hosts a demonstration of
this joint accomplishment in its booth #4601-28 at the conference.

SPIE Photonics West has become the largest and premier event for the laser and
photonics community in North America encompassing two exhibitions, 1,240
exhibiting companies and a wide range of developed and contributed research
papers. The OPTO 2014 conference addresses the latest developments in
optoelectronic technologies including silicon photonics, photonic crystals,
optoelectronics, semiconductor lasers, quantum dots, and nanophotonics as well
as the integration of the technologies in multiple commercial applications.

Presenter: Richard Pitwon, lead photonics technologist at Xyratex
When: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Where: The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA (Optical
Interconnects XIV conference 8991, Session 8)

About Xyratex
Xyratex is a leading provider of data storage technology, including modular
solutions for the enterprise data storage industry and hard disk drive (HDD)
capital equipment for the HDD industry. Xyratex enterprise data storage
platforms provide a range of advanced, scalable data storage solutions for the
Original Equipment Manufacturer and High Performance Computing communities. As
the largest capital equipment supplier to the HDD industry, Xyratex enables
disk drive manufacturers and their component suppliers to meet today's
technology and productivity requirements. Xyratex has over 25 years of
experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage
systems and manufacturing process technology.

Founded in 1994 in an MBO from IBM, and with headquarters in the UK, Xyratex
has an established global base with R&D and operational facilities in North
America, Asia and Europe.

SOURCE Xyratex Ltd

Website: http://www.xyratex.com
Contact: Brad Driver, Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate
Communications, Xyratex, Tel: +1 (510) 687-5260, Email:
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