Oplink launches "environmentally friendly'' Green Platform for passive photonic devices

August 9, 2004 San Jose, CA--Oplink Communications, a photonic foundry and provider of optical networking components, today announced that it has launched the patent-pending Green Platform as an environmental initiative for its micro-optic product lines.

August 9, 2004 San Jose, CA--Oplink Communications, a photonic foundry and provider of optical networking components, today announced that it has launched the patent-pending Green Platform as an environmental initiative for its micro-optic product lines.

This platform expands Oplink's manufacturing and packaging capabilities to include lead-free products that comply with the RoHS Directive, an international environmental initiative that limits the use of certain materials including Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium in the manufacturing of electrical and electronic equipment.

Oplink's Green platform offers numerous technical advances, including high performance and superb thermal stability required for operation in harsh environments. In addition, the Green platform shortens production cycles and meets customer's critical lead-time demands. Its thin film filter (TFF) based products have surpassed full Telcordia GR-1221 and 1209 standards under test conditions suitable for fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) applications. TFF products are generally available for volume production today.

"As Oplink expands our photonic foundry business, we continue to focus on next-generation photonic manufacturing process developments to ensure our technical leadership in the future," commented Joe Liu, chief executive and president of Oplink. "The launch of this new Green Platform process will provide our customers higher performance solutions, further cost savings, and better long-term reliability, with an emphasis on environmental friendliness."

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