Fiber series seventh week news Abstract 5

2012-02-16 13:54:27

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Inphi, NeoPhotonics collaborate on 100G modules
Inphi Corp. (NYSE: IPHI ), a provider of high-speed semiconductors, has partnered with NeoPhotonics Corp. (NYSE: NPTN) to develop 100G next-generation optical modules for high-density data center and cloud computing applications as well as 100G optical transport.NeoPhotonics says it plans to leverage "technology expertise in photonic integration to develop and design next-generation 100G optical solutions."  The company is a manufacturer of planar lightwave circuits (PLCs) and gained capabilities in indium-phosphide integration through its purchase of Santur towards the end of last year (see "NeoPhotonics agrees to acquire Santur").
Inphi, for its part, will offer its portfolio of 100G silicon, which includes physical layer (PHY) and clock data recovery (CDR) chipsets along with transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs), for NeoPhotonics to use in its 100G optical product development. Inphi says its mixed-signal semiconductor devices are designed to provide higher performance and lower power consumption than competing parts.Inphi was one of the first suppliers to announce 100G chips manufactured in CMOS process technology (see "Inphi sampling CMOS 100-Gigabit Ethernet PHYs"). The company claims that its CMOS PHYs and CDRs offer a substantial savings in power – three times less than currently available offerings – in half the area footprint, while improving reliability without sacrificing performance."Our next-generation 100G optical solutions can benefit from Inphi's technology leadership position in the 100G market and help us deliver high levels of performance and low power consumption for our PIC-based product portfolio," said Tim Jenks, chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics.
Phonoscope selects Ciena’s packet-optical platform
Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) says Houston-based metro carrier Phonoscope has selected its packet-optical transport and Carrier Ethernet technology to provide high-capacity, next-generation optical transport and business Ethernet services, as well as 4G LTE mobile backhaul services, to enterprise and service provider customers in the Houston area.Phonoscope provides a wide variety of networking services, including Ethernet and optical transport services to business, government, education, and residential service provider customers across seven counties. In business since 1953, the company says it holds the first and largest privately owned fiber-optic metropolitan-area network (MAN) in the US. And now Phonoscope will become the first metro network operator in Houston equipped to deliver services at speeds that scale from 10G to 40G to 100G, it crows.As part of a network expansion, Phonoscope will deploy Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, to build a new, high-capacity fiber-optic network that connects 25 fault-tolerant, multi-gigabit Ethernet rings. The enhanced network will enable Phonoscope to provide optical transport services with the ability to scale to 40G/100G with the addition of Ciena WaveLogic coherent optical line cards.Phonoscope will also deploy Ciena's 5410 and 5150 Service Aggregation Switches, and 3930 and 3931 Service Delivery Switches, all part of Ciena's Carrier Ethernet Solutions (CES) portfolio, to provide a reliable, high-capacity, transport-class packet network.Ciena is also providing Phonoscope with its network and service management software for automated service creation, activation, and monitoring; and professional services for this deployment via its Ciena Specialist Services portfolio, including ongoing testing and support."With Ciena's market-leading packet-optical solutions, as well as Carrier Ethernet technology, we will be equipped to offer data services at bandwidth speeds that scale from 10G to 100G, and have the ability to offer new services, such as mobile backhaul, to expand our addressable market while offering our customers the added benefit of only having to work with one vendor," said Rhonda Cumming, president at Phonoscope.
Tellabs to restructure, cut 530 jobs
Tellabs Inc. (NASDAQ: TLAB) has initiated a restructuring that will see the company concentrate its efforts on mobile backhaul and packet optical transport systems."In a climate of economic uncertainty, Tellabs needs to align expenses with revenue," said Rob Pullen, Tellabs CEO and president. "So we’re working to reduce our operating expenses and costs by $100 million."What this means is that Tellabs will stop new development work on the Tellabs SmartCore 9100 LTE product, although it will continue to support its SmartCore 9100 WiMax customers. The slimmed-down company will focus instead on what it called a "portfolio for the smart mobile Internet," which includes the Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solution, Tellabs Packet Optical Solution, and professional services such as Insight Analytics.The restructuring will affect about 530 people out of the total workforce of around 3,250, says Pullen. Tellabs will be consolidating its R&D facilities into fewer locations to gain efficiencies, and plans to close facilities in Petaluma, CA; Vancouver, Canada; Bangalore, India; and Karachi, Pakistan.Tellabs fourth quarter results were better than its previous guidance, but still represented the fifth consecutive quarterly loss. The company generated fourth quarter 2011 revenue of $317 million, compared with $410 million in the year-ago quarter, and a net loss of $5 million, compared with a net loss of $11 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.Looking at the annual results for 2011, Tellabs reported that revenue was $1.29 billion, compared with $1.64 billion in 2010. Overall in 2011 Tellabs lost $188 million, down from net earnings of $156 million in 2010.Tellabs had entered 2011 "in a difficult position driven by a dramatic change in business with one North American customer," Tom Minichiello, interim chief financial officer, told analysts on a conference call.In spite of this, the company made some real improvements, he said, expanding its customer base outside of North America to nearly half of the total. Its gross profit margin was also the highest in five quarters at 42.5%, compared with 38.0% in the year-ago quarter.Tellabs is not the first optical vendor to retrench in the face of economic pressure. In November 2011, Nokia Siemens Networks announced that it would reorganize to focus on mobile broadband (see "Nokia Siemens Networks refocus could cost 17,000 their jobs").The present round of cuts comes on top of the 125 job losses that Tellabs announced last July.  In the conference call with analysts, Pullen said that he couldn’t promise that this restructuring would be the last.
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