Optiwave announces software agreement with Corning

March 14, 2002--Optiwave Corp. today announced the formation of a software relationship with Corning Inc. whereby Optiwave's EDFA_Design LITE software tool for the design of optical amplifiers and lasers will be distributed with Corning PureMode erbium-doped photonic fiber.

Mar 14th, 2002

March 14, 2002--Optiwave Corp. (www.optiwave.com) today announced the formation of a software relationship with Corning Inc. (www.corning.com) whereby Optiwave's EDFA_Design LITE software tool for the design of optical amplifiers and lasers will be distributed with Corning PureMode erbium-doped photonic fiber. Optiwave's software tool will use encrypted characterized data to enable easy amplifier design based on PureMode fiber.

This agreement involves the distribution of two versions of Optiwave's EDFA_Design LITE software. The relationship will allow Corning and Optiwave to combine their technological expertise to target the fiber-optics market.

"We are thrilled to announce this new initiative. It represents the first step in what we believe will be a long and productive relationship with Corning," said Velko Tzolov, VP of marketing and sales at Optiwave.

EDFA_Design LITE is a software tool that allows users to evaluate or predict the behavior of real erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, using specific fiber data provided by the manufacturer. EDFA_Design LITE simulates the behavior of the amplified fiber and provides the user with accurate results that are comparable to real life applications.

"Corning erbium-doped fiber customers benefit from world-class uniformity, an extremely important element in good amplifier design," said William T. Morris, business manager of PureMode Fiber. "We're now enhancing that advantage with EDFA_Design LITE."

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