BroadLight, Clavis partner in Japan

January 18, 2006 Mountain View, CA -- BroadLight, a supplier of ITU passive optical network (PON) semiconductors and software, has signed a distribution agreement with Clavis Company in Japan. According to a press release, effective immediately, Clavis will be responsible for supporting BroadLight's existing Japanese customers and for pursuing design wins for BroadLight's End-to-End (E2E) GPON platform.

January 18, 2006 Mountain View, CA -- BroadLight, a supplier of ITU passive optical network (PON) semiconductors and software, has signed a distribution agreement with Clavis Company in Japan. According to a press release, effective immediately, Clavis will be responsible for supporting BroadLight's existing Japanese customers and for pursuing design wins for BroadLight's End-to-End (E2E) GPON platform.

"BroadLight is ready to bring its GPON technology to Japan, and we are making a significant investment in this market," comments Andrew Vought, CEO of BroadLight. "With Clavis as our partner in Japan, we will be able to quickly bring our E2E GPON products to customers ahead of the competition and in time for the major GPON roll-outs."

BroadLight's ITU-T G.984-compliant E2E GPON platform consists of the company's BL2000 System-on-Chip (SoC) for ONT applications, as well as its BL3000 OLT MAC device and PONmaker software.

"Since BroadLight has the only GPON product on the market, we feel confident that we will be very successful with Japanese customers," adds Hiromi Ohkuma, president of Clavis Company. "We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with BroadLight, and to providing outstanding services to the Japanese market."

Clavis Company is a division of Macnica Inc., a distributor of electronics and information technology in markets in Japan and elsewhere in Asia.

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