Finisar Introduces SFP28 and QSFP28 Optical Modules for High Port-Count 25G and 100G Data Center Applications
Mar 24 15
Finisar introduced multiple new products, including a variety of optical modules based on the 100G QSFP28 MSA form factor, as well as the 25G Ethernet SFP28-SR transceiver, based on the SFP+ form-factor. The optical modules are designed for 100G Ethernet applications within the data center. The product portfolio includes 100G-CWDM4 module, the first 100GBASE-LR4 module under 3.5W, and a 100GBASE-SR4 module breaking-out to four SFP28-SR modules. Finisar is demonstrating new products which enable the implementation of various reaches in the QSFP28 MSA form factor in high port-count 100G systems for data centers. Targeting duplex single mode fiber applications, a new 100GBASE-LR4 QSFP28 optical transceiver module will be demonstrated on a 10 km 100G link, interoperating error-free with a CFP2 LR4 transceiver. By using a new generation of low-power DFB laser technology, the module supports a maximum power dissipation of 3.5W, enabling up to 4 Tb/s in a 1RU Ethernet Switch or Router card. It provides a retimed 4x25G electrical interface to the host board, meets IEEE 802.3 standards, and interoperates with existing 100GBASE-LR4 CFP, CFP2 and CFP4 modules. Additionally, Finisar will demonstrate the QSFP28 CWDM4 module, operating error-free over a single mode fiber link of 2 km. Using Finisar's new generation, low-power DFB laser technology, the module also supports a maximum power dissipation of 3.5W. The module meets the CWDM4 MSA optical requirements. Both of the QSFP28 CWDM4 and LR4 modules will be sampling over the next several weeks.
Finisar to Create Broadest 200G Coherent Product Portfolio with New Products
Mar 24 15
Finisar announced several new coherent transport product demonstrations to be shown this week at OFC 2015. These demonstrations include a pluggable CFP2-ACO coherent transceiver supporting 100G QPSK and 200G 16QAM applications, and the industry's first 5 inch x 7 inch Flex-Rate (40G to 200G) coherent transponder with internal DSP. Separately, Finisar will demonstrate a 100G ultra-long repeater-less fiber optic link, using its Ultraspan® Products. These demonstrations will take place in Finisar's booth #1403 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, March 24-26, 2015. With its new Flex-Rate Transponder and CFP2-ACO transceiver, Finisar brings next-generation coherent 200G technology to datacenter-interconnect and Metro/Long Haul DWDM applications. Coherent 200G technology offers the lowest cost per bit solution available and enables 400G transport using two wavelengths. The demonstration shows 200G 16QAM interoperability between Finisar's Flex-Rate Transponder and a CFP2-ACO module. These flexible solutions support multiple combinations of modulation format, data rate, and reach to simplify system integration. Supported by the embedded Lightspeed II CL20010 DSP from ClariPhy, the module provides exceptional OSNR (Optical Signal to Noise Ratio) tolerance and extended chromatic dispersion tolerance, reducing the need for regeneration. The module is suitable for applications in transport and routing systems. A variant of the module supporting 40/50G BPSK is also available for ultra-long haul and submarine applications. The CFP2-ACO transceiver, based on Finisar's Indium Phosphide (InP) technology, offers the most flexible architecture in the industry. Using linear RF drivers, the Finisar CFP2-ACO can support any modulation format from 40/50G BPSK to 200G 16QAM. Separate lasers for transmit and receive allow the module to support different wavelengths in each direction. The module follows the mechanical and management interface defined by the CFP MSA and supports all three classes defined by the draft OIF Implementation Agreement. While today's router and transport equipment typically offer 1-2 coherent ports per line card, the CFP2-ACO will enable system vendors to offer high-density pluggable interfaces supporting 1 Tb/s or more on a line card. Both products are currently sampling. Finisar is showcasing new technology based on its UltraSpan® amplifiers to extend the reach and capabilities of traditional telecom systems. For ultra-long (400 km) fiber optic links, Finisar is demonstrating a 100G ultra-long coherent link that does not require repeaters. Ultra-long links are used in applications such as oil, gas, mining, energy, and transportation. UltraSpan products are currently shipping in volume.
Finisar Corp. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended January 25, 2015; Reports Impairment Charges for the Third Quarter Ended January 25, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2015
Mar 5 15
Finisar Corp. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended January 25, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of USD 306,283,000 compared with USD 294,018,000 for the same period last year. Income from operations was USD 3,401,000 compared with USD 33,096,000 for the same period last year. Income before income taxes and non-controlling interest was USD 3,087,000 compared with USD 29,895,000 for the same period last year. Net income attributable to the company was USD 1,678,000 or USD 0.02 per diluted share compared with USD 27,061,000 or USD 0.26 per diluted share for the same period last year. Operating income -non-GAAP was USD 26,852,000 compared with USD 46,295,000 for the same period last year. Non-GAAP income attributable to the company was USD 26,706,000 or USD 0.25 per diluted share compared with USD 44,993,000 or USD 0.44 per diluted share for the same period last year. Adjusted non-GAAP income attributable to the company was USD 26,706,000 compared with USD 45,532,000 for the same period last year. Non-GAAP EBITDA was USD 49,954,000 compared with USD 62,894,000 for the same period last year. Third quarter capital expenditures totaled USD 31.7 million.
For the nine months, the company reported revenue of USD 930,902,000 compared with USD 850,808,000 for the same period last year. Income from operations was USD 16,510,000 compared with USD 90,308,000 for the same period last year. Income before income taxes and non-controlling interest was USD 9,156,000 compared with USD 87,670,000 for the same period last year. Net income attributable to the company was USD 4,560,000 or USD 0.04 per diluted share compared with USD 83,037,000 or USD 0.82 per diluted share for the same period last year. Operating income -non-GAAP was USD 87,240,000 compared with USD 123,459,000 for the same period last year. Non-GAAP income attributable to the company was USD 83,503,000 or USD 1.18 per diluted share compared with USD 120,029,000 or USD 0.23 per diluted share for the same period last year. Adjusted non-GAAP income attributable to the company was USD 84,575,000 compared with USD 121,646,000 for the same period last year. Non-GAAP EBITDA was USD 151,810,000 compared with USD 169,668,000 for the same period last year.
For the quarter, the company reported impairment of acquired developed technology and other long-lived assets was USD 5,722,000.
The company indicated that for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 it currently expects revenues in the range of USD 310 to USD 330 million, non-GAAP gross margin of approximately 30%, non-GAAP operating margin of approximately 8% to 9%, and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share in the range of approximately USD 0.22 to USD 0.28. Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately USD 35 million in the fourth quarter.
Finisar Corp. Presents at Piper Jaffray Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference 2015, Mar-11-2015
Feb 12 15
Finisar Corp. Presents at Piper Jaffray Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference 2015, Mar-11-2015 . Venue: Le Parker Meridien, 119 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States. Speakers: Eitan Gertel, Chief Executive Officer and Director.