Inphi and Sumitomo Electric to Develop Solutions for Next-Generation CFP Optical Modules for 100GbE Systems

Inphi’s Low Power CMOS 100GbE PHYs Will Allow Substantial Savings in Power for Higher Density 100GbE Applications

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November 9, 2011

SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 9, 2011 – Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, today announced it will engage with Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations (SEDI) to develop solutions for 100G CFP optical modules. These next-generation CFP modules will enable higher density 100G line cards by taking advantage of Inphi’s CMOS PHY technology that offers substantial savings in power - 3x less than current available offerings. SEDI has agreed to utilize Inphi’s recently announced 100G CMOS Gearbox IC design in one of their 100G CFP platforms.

Inphi will provide high-speed signal integrity expertise, software link-analysis tools and the industry’s leading 100GbE CMOS PHY solutions with lowest power and highest levels of integration. SEDI, with its long history of success in optics, is committed to the success of the CFP design utilizing CMOS technology. SEDI, one of the founding members of the CFP MSA, will work with Inphi’s physical layer solutions in conjunction with its optical sub-assemblies to design and manufacture the 100GbE CFP modules.

“The industry-leading technical merits of Inphi’s recently announced 100GbE CMOS PHY allows SEDI to push the envelope on power and performance of CFPs while minimizing supply-risk,” said Manabu Yoshimura, General Manager, Technology and Marketing Strategy Department at SEDI. “We view Inphi’s 100GbE PHY as being a significant contribution to the further deployment of 100GbE CFP modules for next-generation 100G network equipment.”

“Inphi is excited to have this opportunity to work with SEDI on next-generation, power-optimized 100GbE CFP modules,” said Siddharth Sheth, Vice President of Marketing for Inphi's high-speed connectivity products. “This design allows us to expand the application space of our recently announced 100GbE CMOS PHY technology into already deployed CFP applications. Working with an industry leader of SEDI’s repute and knowledge-base in optical modules will let Inphi productize its 100GbE PHY technology sooner in existing real-world applications.”

Sumitomo Electric Device Innovation, Inc. (SEDI), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., was launched as a new company in August 2009 by integrating the wireless and optical transmission device business of Eudyna Devices, Inc. and Sumitomo Electric. SEDI designs and manufactures optical/wireless components and subsystems for telecommunication, CATV, broadband data communication and wireless transmission.
SEDI is one of the world’s leading companies in the optical communication components market, while also providing various solutions in other areas such as mobile communication, consumer-use application and automobile markets.

nphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, providing high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds that are designed to address bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, minimize latency in computing environments and enable the rollout of next generation communications infrastructure. Inphi’s solutions provide a vital interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, enterprise and data center servers, storage platforms, test and measurement equipment and military systems. To learn more about Inphi, visit .

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