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18 February 2008


Bookham reaches half a million shipments of its 980nm pump laser module

Optical components, modules and subsystems manufacturer Bookham Inc of San Jose, CA, USA says it has shipped half a million 980nm pump laser modules to the telecoms industry. The 500,000th 980nm pump laser was shipped to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

“We have been shipping this technology to tier 1 telecoms equipment manufacturers for well over 10 years and have built a reputation for industry leading performance and reliability,” said PLM director, Mark Ives. “The 980nm pump portfolio continues to be a strategic and key business segment for Bookham, with ownership of the core technology providing the basis for a broad and successful product set. Our field proven reliability in the terrestrial market has been a key enabler allowing us to be a volume player in the ultra high reliability submarine market, with the OceanBright uncooled MiniDIL pump series.”

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