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Opnext Sets New 10 Gigabit Industry Milestone.

Company Ships More Than a Quarter Million 10G Transceivers

TOKYO & EATONTOWN, N.J. -- Opnext, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of transmit and receive optical modules and components which enable high-speed telecommunications and data communications networks in high-performance optical components, today announced that the Company has shipped more than 250,000 10G transceivers. As an industry leader in 10G transceivers and above, Opnext offers a broad portfolio of products in the 10G family including 300-pin, XENPAK, X2, XPAK and XFP, encompassing all port types within these form factors. The Company's modules support SONET OC-192, SDH STM-64 and 10GbE protocols enabling long-reach terrestrial transmission, metropolitan area network, OADM, access, enterprise switching, high-speed data and storage communications. Opnext products will be on display at FOE 2007 (Fiber Optic Expo) in Tokyo, Japan, January 24-26, 2007 at Stand 6-5.

"Reaching one quarter of a million 10G transceivers shipped further validates our position as an industry-leading technology provider of 10G solutions, and also exemplifies the accomplishments of our talented and dedicated employees," said Tadayuki Kanno, senior vice president, Opnext modules business unit. "We are pleased with our proven track record of not only developing but also delivering market-leading products."

Opnext's core competency in semiconductor laser diodes is based upon a history of leading technical research. Through its collaboration with Hitachi's Central Research Laboratory and shared R&D, Opnext is investing in core technologies to maintain industry leadership and drive next-generation technologies for fiber optics communications.

Opnext's 10G 300-Pin and X-Module transceivers fully comply with industry standards from ITU-T G.691, G.709, and IEEE 802.3, and OIF recommendations supporting a variety of electrical interfaces including SFI-4, XAUI and XFI which ease the integration onto system host boards. Opnext transceivers meet and exceed standards established by industry Multi Source Agreements (MSAs). The Company offers extensive value added monitoring features and has in-depth knowledge dealing firmware handshaking requirements.

About Opnext

From the latest communications networks to new security systems, and from major advances in medical systems to high-demand consumer electronics, Opnext laser technologies add the spark of innovation to a world of new applications. The company's industry expertise, future-focused thinking and commitment to research and development combine in bringing to market solutions that are ready for the next generation of laser-based products. Formed out of Hitachi, Opnext has built on more than 30 years experience of advanced technology to establish its broad portfolio of solutions and solid reputation for excellence in service. For additional information, visit www.opnext.com.
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