Modulight and Broadtechs boost access to China

25 June 2003 Tampere, Finland Lightwave Europe--Modulight, Inc. and Broadtechs (Shanghai, China) have signed a distribution agreement to improve customer support and sales activity of Modulight's communications lasers in China.

Jun 25th, 2003

25 June 2003 Tampere, Finland--Modulight, Inc. and Broadtechs (Shanghai, China) have signed a distribution agreement to improve customer support and sales activity of Modulight's communications lasers in China.

The main purpose of the agreement is to sell and promote Modulight's products throughout the country, believed by many suppliers to be one of the best market opportunities currently. Modulight's product portfolio covers optoelectronic (OE) epiwafers, OE chips and packaged laser components.

Broadtechs has experience in distributing optoelectronic products and long-time presence in Chinese market. With its offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chengdu, Beijing, Shenzhen and Wuhan it covers most important optical areas in China.

Modulight's Fabry-Pérot laser products, from lower speeds up to 10Gbit/s, have raised remarkable interest from customers in US, Europe and Asia. The company believes that a distribution agreement with Broadtechs will strengthen its existing customer base and provide new customers.

"We are seeing increasing interest in our laser products from Chinese customers and we want to improve our local sales support in this rapidly increasing market area. We expect that coming DFB laser product releases will be well adopted also in China market. We have been co-operating with Broadtechs already for a while and are very satisfied with their response efficiency which is important for an agile company like Modulight", said Dr. Petteri Uusimaa, Modulight's President & CEO.

Dr. Dong Zhang, Broadtechs President, said, "We are fully prepared to introduce Modulight's quality optical subcomponents to China. We are seeing steadily increasing demand from our customers and we expect fruitful cooperation between our companies."

Broadtechs
Broadtechs is an IC/Module/Subsystem distributor and service company in China. It has its headquarters in Shanghai and offices also covering Hong Kong, Chengdu, Beijing, Shenzhen and Wuhan areas. Broadtechs customers include top telecom, datacom, consumer electronics and IT companies in China.

Modulight
Modulight is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of high-performance optical subcomponents (laser die / chip) for datacommunications and telecommunications.

Modulight's products, based on semiconductor layers, are designed to increase the capacity and to enable the creation of flexible, scalable and cost-effective Metropolitan, Access and Enterprise networks. The company achieved its first profitable results in 2002.

For further information, visit www.modulight.com and www.broadtechs.com

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