Picometrix touts 100G design win in China

Picometrix, LLC, a subsidiary of Advanced Photonix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: API), reports that it has been chosen by what it described as “a leading China provider of telecommunications equipment and networks solutions” to supply the CR-100D 100G coherent receiver for 100G optical transport network equipment. The company did not identify its client by name, but did reveal that initial orders total close to $500,000 with potential revenue of over $2 million for the next fiscal year.

Picometrix, LLC, a subsidiary of Advanced Photonix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: API), reports that it has been chosen by what it described as “a leading China provider of telecommunications equipment and networks solutions” to supply the CR-100D 100G coherent receiver for 100G optical transport network equipment. The company did not identify its client by name, but did reveal that initial orders total close to $500,000 with potential revenue of over $2 million for the next fiscal year.

Picometrix says the CR-100D provides high sensitivity, which helps to reduce total system costs. The coherent receiver made its debut last summer (see “Picometrix offers coherent receiver with integrated VOA”).

"This is part of the much anticipated 'China Hockey Stick' that is expected to be the world's largest 100G backbone deployment to date," said Rob Risser, general manager of Picometrix and COO and director of API. "This 100G DP-QPSK design win with a major Tier 1 China-based telecom OEM is a validation that our efforts to penetrate the China OEM market are beginning to bear fruit, and further enhances our position as a leading supplier in the rapidly growing 100G markets.

100G markets are in the early adoption phase, and are expected to grow rapidly over the next five years to become the dominant modulation format deployed in the long haul and metro markets in order to support the wireless and wire-line bandwidth demands of high definition video and audio, Risser notes.

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