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Kotura Becomes the First Silicon Photonics Company to Announce ISO 9001:2000 Certification.

Industry Leader in Silicon Photonics Ready for Rapid Growth

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. -- Kotura Inc., a leading provider of silicon photonic components, is proud to become the first silicon photonics manufacturer to announce ISO 9001:2000 certification. The award follows an independent audit of Kotura's operations, management and quality systems performed by TUV USA Inc., member of the TUV Nord Group.

"This certification highlights our passion for continuous improvement," commented Wayne White, Kotura's Vice President of Operations. "We were delighted that our very first TUV USA audit resulted in zero major and zero minor non conformances. This rarely happens and speaks to the quality of the management systems we had in place."

"As Kotura expands our global customer base, this certification reinforces our commitment to customer satisfaction as well as our dedication to being a world class supplier of silicon photonics products," added Jean-Louis Malinge, CEO of Kotura.

About Kotura, Inc.

Kotura, Inc., a worldwide leader in silicon photonics, designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of application-specific silicon photonics products that are deployed in commercial applications within the fields of communications, computing, sensing, and detection. The company has been in mass production for more than three years and previously announced a two-year supply agreement with Alcatel-Lucent for its Ultra Fast Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA) Arrays. Kotura is also an active participant in the IEEE 802.3 Higher Speed Study Group (HSSG), the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) and the Silicon Photonics Alliance, the first formal Community of Interest with the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA). Kotura recently announced a partnership with Oki Optical Components for VOAs for APD receivers. For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.kotura.com.

About ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Founded in 1946 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) created the first international standards for manufacturing, trade and communications. Achieving ISO 9001:2000 certification requires that a company demonstrate that it has a quality management system (QMS) that conforms to the standard and that the company uses this quality management system to run their business and enhance customer satisfaction.

www.iso.org

About TUV USA, Inc. (Member of the TUV NORD Group)

TUV USA, Inc. is an internationally recognized testing, inspection and certification organization offering the highest quality services for a wide range of industries worldwide, including certification for the following standards: ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001, AS9100, ISO 13458, TL 9000, and more.

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