PLC switching vendor Lynx qualifies pigtail assembly to Telcordia standards

6 May 2003 Calabasas Hills, CA Lightwave -- Lynx Photonic Networks, a subsystems company with patented planar lightwave circuit (PLC) switching technology, and Celestica, an electronics manufacturing services company, have qualified the chip interconnect assembly operation for Lynx's Photon.PCSS switching subsystems to meet Telcordia reliability standards (GR-1221-Core).

May 6th, 2003

6 May 2003 Calabasas Hills, CA Lightwave -- Lynx Photonic Networks, a subsystems company with patented planar lightwave circuit (PLC) switching technology, and Celestica, an electronics manufacturing services company, have qualified the chip interconnect assembly operation for Lynx's Photon.PCSS switching subsystems to meet Telcordia reliability standards (GR-1221-Core). This project has formed the basis for a continuing strategic manufacturing relationship between the two companies.

"What makes this qualification unique is that the process was approved not on the standard array-to-array assembly, but on the much more difficult array-to-chip assembly," said Yuval Shani, Lynx's senior vice president of operations. "By perfecting the interconnect process, Celestica's optical packaging services are now ready to support Lynx's transition into volume production of its photonic switching subsystems and platforms."

Stressful endurance conditions were extended to include high optical power durability testing (23 dBm at 110ºC) and bond strength tests that exceed the Telcordia standard.

Lynx's solid-state PLC switching devices contain no moving parts and require no active cooling. Qualifying Lynx's pigtailing process ensures that the products will surpass the stringent requirements of carriers' central offices. The reliability report, which includes a complete description of the Telcordia test results, is provided under non-disclosure to Lynx's customers.

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