Pirelli launches new company at OFC/NFOEC

FEBRUARY 27, 2008 -- PGT Photonics' headquarters will be based in Milan, with a sales office in Atlanta, GA.

FEBRUARY 27, 2008 -- Pirelli (search for Pirelli) has announced that it is presenting PGT Photonics, a new group company that will specialize in second-generation photonics based on nanotechnologies, and displaying its product offering -- which includes its DTL tunable laser, integrated tunable laser assembly (ITLA), 300-pin MSA transponders, and DWDM XFP transceivers -- at OFC/NFOEC 2008 in San Diego, CA, this week.

PGT Photonics' headquarters will be based in Milan, with a sales office in Atlanta, GA.

Earlier this month, Pirelli announced the incorporation of a new company that would integrate the Photonics business unit of Pirelli Broadband Solutions and the Optical Innovation division of Pirelli Labs. The company bills the move as "a strategic initiative to generate greater synergies" between R&D efforts and the commercialization of Pirelli's growing product portfolio of optical components and modules.

"With a more flexible structure suited for the optical communications sector, we will be more closely focusing on our core business while simultaneously leveraging our expertise in order to meet the needs of the marketplace in a timely manner," says Claudio De Conto, general manager for the Pirelli Group and chairman for PGT Photonics.


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