LIGHTCONNECT opens new manufacturing site in Newark, Calif.

Aug. 8, 2001
Aug. 8, 2001--LIGHTCONNECT, Inc. a designer and manufacturer of MEMS-based, fiber optic components for next generation, dynamically configurable optical networks, opened a new 5,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility adjacent to the company's headquarters.

LIGHTCONNECT, Inc. a designer and manufacturer of MEMS-based, fiber optic components for next generation, dynamically configurable optical networks, opened a new 5,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility adjacent to the company's headquarters in Newark, California.

This follows on the company's recent introduction of its first two products at the NFOEC trade show in Baltimore and the $15.8 million in second round financing in early July.

The manufacturing and test facility, when fully built, will be capable of producing up to 10,000 Variable Optical Attenuators (VOAs) and 300 Dynamic Gain Equalizers (DGEs) per month, and at full capacity will employ up to 300 people. The company's headquarters continues to house G and A, as well as research, development and limited manufacturing capabilities.

About LIGHTCONNECT, Inc.:

Founded in 1999, LIGHTCONNECT designs and manufactures innovative, MEMS-based, fiber optic components for next generation, dynamically configurable optical networks. For more information, visit www.lightconnect.com.

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