Nanoptics and Samyang form joint venture on high-speed data communications

July 18, 2001
July 18, 2001--The new company, Digital Optronics Corporation, will further develop Nanoptics' new method for mass production of Graded Index Plastic Optical fiber (GRIN POF) for use in Digital Communications.

Nanoptics, Inc. announced the formation of a joint venture with strategic partner Samyang Corp. The new company, Digital Optronics Corporation, will further develop Nanoptics' new method for mass production of Graded Index Plastic Optical fiber (GRIN POF) for use in Digital Communications.

GRIN POF is a high bandwidth digital communication medium for distances up to100 meters (330 feet). It will compete in two primary markets namely Residential Networking and Optical Backplanes within the Internet infrastructure.

GRIN POF is the ideal medium for these applications as it is inexpensive, unaffected by electromagnetic interference, is very secure, stable at high temperatures, extremely resilient, easy to install with minimal training and is able to transmit data at speeds of up to 2 Gigabits per second.

The project has been named "Firebase," because of its speed and potential universal use as a basic networking medium. Firebase GRIN POF compares well with existing primary media, i.e. Glass Optical fiber (GOF) and twisted copper wire. Firebase is less expensive to manufacture and install than both copper wire and GOF, is faster than copper and significantly easier to handle and connect than GOF.

About Nanoptics:

Nanoptics, Inc., a researcher and manufacturer of specialty Plastic Optical Fiber for over 14 years, is located in Gainesville, FL. For more information, visit www.nanoptics.com

About Samyang:

Samyang Corp. is a worldwide manufacturer and holding company of the Samyang Group of Companies that produces industrial polymer fiber, foodstuffs, engineering plastics, pharmaceuticals and heavy machinery located in Seoul, Korea.

About Digital Optronics:

Digital Optronics Corp. will be initially located at Nanoptics' R&D Facility in the NE Industrial Park of Gainesville, FL.

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