Agilent Technologies and Corning Cable Systems partner to accelerate deployment of parallel-optics solutions

Sept. 6, 2001--Agilent Technologies Inc. and Corning Cable Systems announced an agreement to provide the communications industry with a high-volume supply of new parallel-optics solutions.

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Corning Cable Systems announced an agreement to provide the communications industry with a high-volume supply of new parallel-optics solutions.

Under the terms of the agreement, Agilent and Corning Cable Systems will collaborate to advance the acceptance and adoption of parallel-optics technology. Both companies will work together to provide joint customers with strategic access to Corning Cable Systems' passive optical technologies and Agilent Technologies' active parallel-optics modules. In addition to aiding in the deployment of Corning InfiniCor multimode fiber and 30 Gb/s optical modules, Corning Cable Systems and Agilent will jointly market and support parallel-optics solutions.

Parallel-optics is targeted at high density interconnects for terabit switches and routers, server-to-server backplane interconnects, and low-cost SONET/SDH OC-192 very short reach (VSR) connections. Parallel-optics technology solves the data capacity and space problems inherent with copper interconnects and existing optical transceivers.

Both companies are currently shipping production volumes of their respective products.

About Corning Cable Systems:

Corning Cable Systems is a manufacturer of fiber optic and copper communications system solutions for voice, data and video network applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.corning.com/cablesystems.

About Agilent Technologies:

Agilent Technologies is a diversified technology company that designs and manufactures test, measurement and monitoring instruments, systems and solutions, and semiconductor and optical components. For more information, visit www.agilent.com.

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