JDSU acquires Circadiant

NOVEMBER 18, 2008 � JDSU says it has acquired Circadiant, a provider of SFP+, 10-Gigabit Ethernet, and other stressed signal test equipment. Terms of the acquisition were not released.

NOVEMBER 18, 2008 � JDSU (search for JDSU) says it has acquired Circadiant (search for Circadiant), a provider of SFP+, 10-Gigabit Ethernet, and other stressed signal test equipment. Terms of the acquisition were not released.

JDSU says that Circadiant expands its product portfolio for the lab and production test market by capitalizing on a number of key assets, including Circadiant's successful Hydra and OST product platforms, established test expertise, and close customer relationships with leading network equipment manufacturers, optical module vendors, and semiconductor companies. At the same time, JDSU believes its optical transport product development capabilities and global distribution channels will broaden the availability of Circadiant's platforms.

"To capitalize on the economic benefits of developing SFP+ modules, equipment manufacturers require test solutions that evolve accordingly," said Bill Mortimer, vice president and general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "Circadiant has technology and products that not only meet this challenge but complement the JDSU optical transport test portfolio and offer important test capabilities our customers are asking for."

Circadiant standards-based test offerings include the Hydra platform, the industry's first 10-Gigabit Ethernet Long Reach Multimode (LRM) and SFP+ test systems, and the OST platform for testing optical components, modules, and systems using real-world conditions.

"Testing 10-Gigabit Ethernet components and systems requires the verification of standards compliance for product development, but also simplified, lower-cost test solutions for manufacturing," said My Chung, CEO of Circadiant. "Providing industry-first test solutions that help meet new and complex challenges associated with SFP+ while also accelerating time-to-market is the differentiator for Circadiant products. We will expand these capabilities as part of JDSU."

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