GigOptix books European order for undersea optical drivers

JUNE 22, 2009 -- The fabless manufacturer says the order, to be delivered during 2H09, is worth more than a million dollars.

JUNE 22, 2009 -- GigOptix Inc. (search Lightwave for GigOptix), a provider of electronic engines for optical communications, has announced the booking of a $1.46 million purchase order for its ultralong-reach Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) drivers. The order, from a large European customer for undersea optical network cable drivers, is to be delivered in full during 2H09.

"Despite the difficult market conditions, we see a continued healthy demand for our long-reach and ultralong-reach drivers for terrestrial and undersea optical cable links greater than 500 km. Our drivers, with integrated encoders for 10-Gbps RZ and RZ-DPSK modulation formats, are valued for their superior performance and offer the best jitter specifications in the market," claims Padraig O'Mathuna, director of product marketing at GigOptix. "This new order brings our expected 2009 sales to this customer to more than $3.5 million."

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