Compact SFP, Compact SFF MSA Group Forms
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Press release date: February 20, 2008
TOKYO and NEW YORK, Feb. 20 - NEC Corporation, Fujikura Ltd., and eGtran today announced the formation of a new Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) for a Compact Small Form-Factor Pluggable (CSFP) transceiver and a Compact Small Form-Factor (CSFF) transceiver to support network systems, especially those deploying single-fiber bidirectional transceivers.
The CSFP MSA defines a transceiver mechanical form-factor with latching mechanism and a host board, SFP-like, electrical edge connector and cage. The CSFF MSA also defines a transceiver mechanical form-factor.
The Dual-Channel CSFP has the same mechanical dimensions as the industry standard SFP transceiver and is compatible with the standard SFP cage. The Single-Channel CSFP and CSFF are half the size of the industry standard SFP and SFF packages. The CSFF design is modular to enable configurations of integrated 1, 2 or 4 channel modules.
These highly integrated compact transceiver modules will enable network system vendors to increase port density and data throughput, while reducing network equipment cost.
The CSFP MSA is seeking to add additional member companies in the near future.
The companies involved in this multi-source agreement are exhibiting their Compact SFP and Compact SFF transceiver products at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC 2008) being held in San Diego, California, on February 26, 2008.
For further information, customers may contact the following company representatives by e-mail:
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com/
About Fujikura Ltd.
Since its establishment in 1885, Fujikura Ltd. has grown to become one of Japan's foremost manufactures of power cables, optical fiber cables, various electric materials and multi-layer and fine pitch flexile print circuit. Leading the world in optical fiber manufacturing technology, Fujikura has pioneered optical fiber cable, optical components, optical fusion splicers and other products for the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) sector. For the development of FTTH and next-generation networks in Japan and abroad, we are combining our proprietary technology with the latest technologies to provide total solutions that satisfy the demands of every aspect and application of optical networks. For additional information, please visit the Fujikura home page at: http://www.fujikura.co.jp/
eGtran is a leading designer and manufacturer of a wide range of broadband components and subsystems that address the wireline and wireless needs of today's network service providers. The company acquired the Taiwan-based EZconn Corp. and the US-based GTRAN, Inc. in 2006. The combination of the two companies enables eGtran to provide ever more comprehensive services to its customers. eGtran operates in Taiwan, US (Los Angeles), China (Ningbo & Beijing), the Czech Republic, and Germany.
Source: NEC Corporation
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Fujikura Ltd: Akiyoshi Iguchi, email@example.com
eGtran: Hong-huey Lin, firstname.lastname@example.org
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