Collaboration with Corning Achieves Industry’s Longest Reach Embedded Optical Connectivity
SAN JOSE, Calif., and SINGAPORE,  March 11, 2014
Avago Technologies (NASDAQ: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, today announced its latest series of MicroPOD™ and MiniPOD™ solutions support 100GbE data transmission over a 550 meter link distance. Avago Technologies and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) have collaborated to provide long-reach, high-density embedded optical connectivity solutions targeting 100G interconnects for datacenter and enterprise network applications. The joint solutions enable datacenters and enterprise networks to transition from 10G to 100G Ethernet while supporting a 400m link distance per IEEE 10G Ethernet standards and a 550m link distance using Corning’s PretiumEDGE® Cables with Corning® ClearCurve® OM4 bend-insensitive multimode optical fiber.
Avago will be showcasing its latest MicroPOD and MiniPOD solutions in the Avago booth 3160 at the OFC 2014 exhibition in San Francisco, California from March 11th to 13th.
“As the data network infrastructure transitions to 100G data speeds to meet high bandwidth demands, the need for long-reach high-density 100G embedded optical connectivity is imperative for modern datacenters and enterprise networks,” said Philip Gadd, vice president and general manager of the Fiber Optics Product Division at Avago. “Together with Corning, we are now able to support a high-density 100G embedded optical link beyond 500 meters.”
“Corning has a long history of developing innovative fiber optic technology resulting in superior bandwidth performance for data centers. We are excited about the release of Avago’s latest series of embedded optical solutions,” said Stuart Hoiness, senior vice president, Enterprise Networks, Corning Optical Communications. “We look forward to future collaboration with Avago and other industry leaders as we create the next generation of optical technologies that will transform data centers – today and tomorrow.”
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems with a focus in III-V compound semiconductor design and processing. Backed by an extensive portfolio of intellectual property, Avago products serve three primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, and industrial and other. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 50 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. For more information, visit Avago’s website: www.avagotech.com.
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