News | March 5, 2019

Spectra7 Demonstrates Active Copper Cables With Cisco, Arista, Juniper, Intel And Other Leading Suppliers

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX:SEV) (“Spectra7” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, announced that it is participating in the Ethernet Alliance OFC 2019 Demo featuring 21 member companies including leading switch and silicon makers Cisco, Arista, Juniper and Intel. Spectra7 technology is well represented in the demo and includes speeds of 25G, 100G and 400G and form factors including SFP, QSFP, QSFP-DD and OSFP. In all, there are 8 interconnects that include Spectra7 chips. The groundbreaking demo, available for viewing from March 5 – 7, 2019 in booth 4749 on the OFC 2019 expo floor, highlights the growing diversity and maturity of Active Copper Cables (ACCs) for the current and next generation of Ethernet.

"We are thrilled to be so well represented in this leading-edge demo of ethernet technology," said Spectra7's CEO Raouf Halim. "With the buildout of 25G and 100G happening now and the start of 400G expected later this year, we believe OFC 2019 is the perfect venue to highlight our new technologies."

GaugeChangerTM is an innovative and disruptive technology that allows copper to extend much longer lengths without the cost and power penalty of optics. It works equally well at 25 Gbps NRZ and 50 Gbps PAM-4 enabling new connector standards of 100, 200 and 400 Gbps.

The Ethernet Alliance interoperability demonstrations showcasing Spectra7’s GaugeChangerTM technology will be in Booth #4749

Spectra7 will also be showcasing its GaugeChangerTM technology at Booth #5408

About OFC

The Optical Fiber Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For more than 40 years, OFC has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward.

OFC includes dynamic business programming, an exhibition of more than 700 companies, and high impact peer-reviewed research that, combined, showcase the trends and pulse of the entire optical networking and communications industry. OFC is managed by The Optical Society (OSA) and co-sponsored by OSA, the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc), and the IEEE Photonics Society. OFC 2019 will be held from 3-7 March 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center, California, USA. Follow @OFCConference, learn more OFC Community LinkedIn, and watch highlights OFC YouTube.

About the Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new Ethernet technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education.

For more information about the Ethernet Alliance, please visit http://www.ethernetalliance.org, follow @EthernetAllianc on Twitter, visit its Facebook page, or join its LinkedIn group.

About Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with design centers in Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, please visit www.spectra7.com.

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