Agilent announces shipment of 2.5-millionth small-form-factor transceiver

March 6, 2001
Mar. 6, 2001--Agilent Technologies Inc., a provider of technologies for communications and life sciences, announced that it has shipped over 2.5 million fiber-optic transceivers in industry-standard miniature small-form-factor (SFF) packages.

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A), a provider of technologies for communications and life sciences, announced that it has shipped over 2.5 million fiber-optic transceivers in industry-standard miniature small-form-factor (SFF) packages. This is what the company claims to be the highest volume in the industry.

SFF transceivers provide double the fiber-optic port density of the older SC-Duplex interface standard on a typical system board. This increased port density provides more bandwidth per card with lower overall system-hardware costs. This reduces the cost and space requirements of routers, switches and other networking equipment. Agilent's SFF transceivers adhere to the same package specifications as devices from Lucent Technologies Inc., IBM, and numerous other suppliers.

All Agilent SFF products feature small-form-factor multi-source agreement (MSA) compliance, good electromagnetic interference (EMI) performance for panel mounting and jitter specification compliance in a cost effective design. All Agilent SFF products are designed to be produced in the company's high-volume manufacturing facilities.

Today, Agilent is shipping high volumes of Gigabit Ethernet SFF transceivers for enterprise (or LAN) applications, and plans to ramp production of SONET (Synchronous Optical Network) devices aimed at metropolitan area network (MAN) applications over the coming months.

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Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:UA) is a global technology provider for the communications, electronics, life sciences and healthcare markets. For more information, visit www.agilent.com.