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Exar to acquire Infineon's optical networking line

Posted: 11 Apr 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:fiber channel? over sonnet/sdh? resilient packet ring? data? bandwidth?

Exar Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement with Infineon Technologies North America Corp. in which Exar has agreed to acquire for cash a significant part of Infineon's optical networking(ON) business unit. The acquisition includes assets relating to the multi-rate TDM framer products, Fiber Channel over SONET/SDH, Resilient Packet Ring (RPR), as well as certain intellectual property for Data over SONET products.

With the acquisition, Exar expands its SONET/SDH product portfolio by adding products covering all data rates starting from OC-3/STM-1 to OC-192/STM-64 and supporting up to 40Gbps of bandwidth or 80Gbps full-duplex bandwidth.

By leveraging its existing products and the new acquired products, Exar strengthens its offering for high-density multi-service SONET/SDH platforms as well as optical cross-connects and switches. With devices such as the Cobra and Tethys, Exar's multi-rate framers enable significant flexibility in line card design coupled with substantial cost and power savings.

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