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225 Charcot Avenue

San Jose, CA 95131

United States

Phone: 408-383-1400

Fax: 408-919-1501

Oclaro, Inc. provides optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical transport, service provider, enterprise and data center markets. The company provides differentiated solutions for optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, application virtualization and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. Product Offerings Client Side Transceivers: The company’s pluggable transceiver portfolio includes fixed wavelength SFP at data rates less than 10 Gb/s, X2, XFP and SFP+ at 10 Gb/s, CFP at 40 Gb/s, and CFP, CFP2, CFP4 and QSFP28 at 100 Gb/s. These package form factors support different link distances based on different optical connectors and media types, in both industry standard and proprietary optical specifications. These link distances typically go from 100 meters to 100 kilometers, depending on the laser and receiver technology utilized. Line Side Transceivers: The company’s internal device and sub-assembly technology enables its customers to provide coherent pluggable 100 Gb/s and 200 Gb/s solutions for metro and long haul networks. Tunable Laser Transmitters: The company’s tunable laser products include discrete lasers and co-packaged laser modulators to optimize performance and reduce the size of the product. The company’s tunable products at the component level include a tunable optical sub assembly and a 10 Gb/s co-packaged tunable laser mach-zender modulator. They also include an integrated tunable laser assembly and a 100 Gb/s or 200 Gb/s tunable laser assembly plus modulator. Lithium Niobate Modulators: The company’s lithium niobate external modulators are optical devices that manipulate the phase or the amplitude of an optical signal. Their primary function is to transfer information on an optical carrier by modulating the light. These devices modulate the lasers of discrete transmitter products, including its own standalone laser products. Transponder Modules: The company’s transponder modules provide both transmitter and receiver functions. A transponder includes electrical circuitry to control the laser diode and modulation function of the transmitter, as well as the receiver electronics. The company supplies a small form factor tunable transponder at 10 Gb/s. Discrete Lasers and Receivers: The company’s portfolio of discrete receivers for metro and long-haul applications includes 10 Gb/s XMD PIN and avalanche photodiode (APD) receivers, 10 Gb/s coplanar receivers in PIN and APD configurations and 20 Gb/s balanced receivers. The company also supplies distributed feedback laser die at 10 Gb/s and 25 Gb/s. Sales and Marketing The company’s sales and marketing organization includes direct sales force, customer service, marketing communications and product line specific marketing employees located in Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States. In addition to its direct sales and marketing organization, the company sells and markets its products through international sales representatives and resellers that extend its commercial reach to smaller geographic locations and customers. The company offers support services in connection with the sale and purchase of certain products, primarily consisting of customer service and technical support. Customers The company’s customers are primarily network equipment manufacturers of telecommunications and datacom systems and hyperscale data center operators. Its customers include ADVA Optical Networking; Ciena Corporation; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Coriant GmbH; Fiberhome Technologies Group; Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd; InnoLight Technology Corporation; Juniper Networks, Inc.; Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent; and ZTE Corporation. For the year ended July 2, 2016, Huawei accounted for 21 percent, Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent (Alcatel-Lucent was acquired by Nokia in 2016) accounted for 13 percent, ZTE accounted for 10 percent, and Coriant accounted for 10 percent of the company’s revenues. Business Strategy In order to maintain its position as a provider of core optical network components, modules and subsystems, the company is continuing to pursue various business strategies, including maintaining focus on communications networks; capturing share in new and emerging Web 2.0 and datacenter markets; extending optical product differentiation; matching global engineering and manufacturing resources with customer demands; expanding position with tier one customers through technology innovation and manufacturing flexibility; and considering the use of strategic investments, acquisitions and divestitures to maintain an optical leadership position. Research and Development The company spent $46.1 million on research and development, during the year ended July 2, 2016. The company’s research and development facilities are in China, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Intellectual Property As of July 2, 2016, the company held approximately 1,000 issued patents worldwide, with additional patent applications pending in various jurisdictions. Competition The company’s principal competitors in the optical subsystems, modules and components industry include Acacia Communications, Inc.; Finisar Corporation; Fujitsu Limited; Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.; Lumentum Holdings Inc.; NeoPhotonics Corporation; and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. History Oclaro, Inc. was founded in 1988. The company was incorporated in Delaware in 2004.


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