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Single-Mode OGI Multi-Fiber panel-mount and backplane feedthrough system includes multi-fiber cable assemblies, multi-fiber fan-out assemblies, panel-mount couplings, daughter-card couplings and backplane couplings. Panel-mount couplings come in single- and 4-port versions. Backplane blind-mate quad couplings hold 4 OGI connectors, each of which houses 8- or 12-fiber MT ferrules in ½ in. interface. Cable Assemblies are available in 8- and 12-fiber cables.

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3M Introduces Single-Mode OGI Multi-Fiber Systems

AUSTIN, Texas - January 7, 2002 - 3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the worldwide availability of the 3M brand Single-Mode OGI Multi-Fiber System. This system is a 3M-patented, high-density panel mount and backplane feed-through system that is a technological improvement over existing parallel optic solutions. It includes multi-fiber cable assemblies, multi-fiber ruggedized fan-out assemblies, panel mount couplings, daughter card couplings and backplane couplings.

Panel mount couplings are available in single and 4-port versions. Backplane blind-mate quad couplings hold four OGI connectors, each of which houses 8- or 12-fiber MT ferrules in a half-inch nominal interface. The metal components in the coupling bodies enhance EMI shielding performance, and the independent shutter system in the couplings enhances eye safety. 3M also is developing a cleaning system that enables customers to clean OGI connectors after they are installed in a backplane or front panel, saving customers valuable time and money.

3M Single-Mode OGI Multi-Fiber Cable Assemblies are available in both 8- and 12-fiber cables. Ruggedized fan-out assemblies are available only in 8-fiber cables at this time. Single-mode OGI standard and ruggedized fan-outs use an OGI connector on one end and discrete connectors (ST brand, LC, SC, FC ) on the breakout end. They meet higher pull strength requirements for extensive handling applications.

Pricing is based on the length of each assembly, termination requirements and other variables.

Concurrent with the announcement of the OGI product launch, 3M is introducing the OGI logo. This logo designates products manufactured under strict standards to ensure their complete interoperability with regards to connection interface and data transmission performance.

For more information on the 3M-patented, parallel optic, high-density OGI feed-through system, contact the 3M Electronic and Interconnect Solutions Division, A130-3N-25, 6801 River Place Blvd., Austin, Texas 78726-9000, USA, or call 1-800-225-5373.

The 3M Electronic and Interconnect Solutions Division, headquartered in Austin, Texas, provides interconnect systems primarily for data and telecommunications equipment, test equipment and instrumentation, and industrial and other high-performance applications. It also provides products and solutions to meet the electronic industry's challenges of protecting sensitive components from adverse environmental conditions during handling and transportation. Division products include a wide range of 3M brand copper and fiber connectors, cables, and cable/connector assemblies; 3M brand static control products and tape and reel transport media for passive, semiconductor, and electro-mechanical components plus IC transport media; and 3M Textool brand test and burn-in sockets.

For more information, visit the web site at www.3M.com/eisd.
3M is a $16 billion diversified technology company with leading positions in electronics, telecommunications, industrial, consumer and office, health care, safety and other markets. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, the company has operations in more than 60 countries and serves customers in nearly 200 countries. 3M businesses share technologies, manufacturing operations, brands, marketing channels and other important resources. 3M is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and also is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Additional information about the company is available on the Internet at www.3M.com.

3M and Textool are trademarks of 3M Company.
ST is a trademark of Lucent Technologies.

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