EMCORE’s tunable XFP transceiver in production after Telcordia qualification

EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ:EMKR) has announced production release of its tunable XFP transceiver after the device achieved Telcordia qualification. EMCORE’s task now is to narrow the gap JDSU has opened in the race to market share.

EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ:EMKR) has announced production release of its tunable XFP transceiver after the device achieved Telcordia qualification. EMCORE’s task now is to narrow the gap JDSU has opened in the race to market share.

The company has leveraged the most recent generation of its ClearLight patented external cavity laser (ECL) in the tunable XFP optical module. The company offers support of both negative and zero chirp and will play in long-haul and regional applications as a replacement for fixed 300-pin modules, EMCORE sources told Lightwave earlier this year. All of the active optical subcomponents within the device are manufactured in-house via EMCORE’s wafer growth and fabrication capabilities.

The company says it also will add capacity at its contract manufacturer over the second half of this year to meet expected demand.

"Our successful Telcordia GR-468 qualification and production release of the TXFP represents a major milestone for EMCORE. We have demonstrated that our technology exceeds the mandated industry robustness and reliability standards," stated Rob Stone, director of EMCORE's Telecom Business Unit. "We have been successful in our goal of enabling customers to replace their legacy 10-Gbps long-haul tunable interfaces with a more power and size efficient module, which improves both their operational and capital expenses."

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