Advanced Photonix, Inc. Announces 10G APD ROSA Products

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Picometrix®, LLC, an Advanced Photonix® company (NYSE MKT: API) and the leading independent supplier dedicated to the design and manufacture of high performance optical receiver components for communications networks and test equipment, today announced sample availability of its avalanche photodiode (APD) receiver optical sub-assembly (ROSA). General product availability is planned for the third quarter of 2014.

The AT-10D ROSA is an XMD compliant form factor for use in high performance 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) transceivers and transponders for high-speed data and telecommunications applications and the emerging 10Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTx) markets. The AT-10D utilizes the company's patented, high performance APD technology that provides market leading bandwidth and sensitivity over temperature in a low cost, industry standard package. The company plans to provide a suite of its high performance APD products to support the growing market need. According to industry analysts the market will grow at a CAGR of 33% to over $160M by 2017.

"We are leveraging our core APD technology to support our customers' needs as the demand for higher bandwidth moves from the long haul and metro markets into the enterprise and FTTx markets," says Robin (Rob) Risser, General Manager of Picometrix and COO of API. "The AT-10D represents our next generation; low cost package targeted at high volume and high growth 10 Gbps markets; which are perfectly suited to our industry leading, high performance APD's. Our product family plans include both 2.5 and 10 Gbps APD's in front-side and back-side illuminated configurations with standard packaging options, including TO-46, chip-on-carrier and chip-on-tape configurations."

About Advanced Photonix, Inc.

Advanced Photonix, Inc.® (NYSE MKT: API) is a leading supplier of optoelectronic sensors, devices and instruments used by Test and Measurement, Process Control, Medical, Telecommunication and Homeland Security markets. The company has three product lines: Optosolutions focuses on enabling manufacturers to measure physical properties, including temperature, particular counting, color, and fluorescence for Medical, Homeland Security and Process Control applications. The Terahertz sensor product line is targeted to the Process Control, to enable quality control, and Security markets through nondestructive testing. The T-Gauge® sensor can measure subsurface physical properties, like multi-layers thicknesses, density, moisture content, anomaly detection and some chemical features, online and in real time. High-Speed Optical Receiver (HSOR) products are used by the telecommunication market in both telecommunication equipment and in test and measurement equipment utilized in the manufacturing of telecommunication equipment. For more information visit us on the web at

The information contained herein includes forward looking statements that are based on assumptions that management believes to be reasonable but are subject to inherent uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, unforeseen technological obstacles which may prevent or slow the development and/or manufacture of new products; potential problems with the integration of the acquired company and its technology and possible inability to achieve expected synergies; obstacles to successfully combining product offerings and lack of customer acceptance of such offerings; limited (or slower than anticipated) customer acceptance of new products which have been and are being developed by the Company; and a decline in the general demand for optoelectronic products.


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