Cutting transceiver sizes in half

A grou¥of six companies has signed a multisource agreement for development and delivery of next-generation fiberoptic transceivers that will be half the width of transceivers available today, reducing circuit-board space in fiberoptic data and telecommunications systems by u¥to 50%. Transceivers manufactured under the agreement will be 0.535 in. wide. (Standard transceivers manufactured today are 1 in. wide). The grou¥includes AM¥Incorporated (Harrisburg, PA), Hewlett-Packard Com

Cutting transceiver sizes in half

A grou¥of six companies has signed a multisource agreement for development and delivery of next-generation fiberoptic transceivers that will be half the width of transceivers available today, reducing circuit-board space in fiberoptic data and telecommunications systems by u¥to 50%. Transceivers manufactured under the agreement will be 0.535 in. wide. (Standard transceivers manufactured today are 1 in. wide). The grou¥includes AM¥Incorporated (Harrisburg, PA), Hewlett-Packard Company (Palo Alto, CA), Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Grou¥(Berkeley Heights, NJ), Nortel (Dallas, TX), Siemens AG - Fiber Optics (Cupertino, CA), and Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp. (Research Triangle Park, NC).

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