Avensys Tech more than doubles monthly FBG shipments

February 21, 2008, Montreal, QC, Canada--Avensys Corporation announced that Avensys Tech, a division of its wholly owned subsidiary Avensys Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of fiber-optic components and instrumentation for environmental monitoring, surpassed the mark of 11,000 fiber Bragg grating (FBG) units shipped in a single month, during the month of January 2008.

February 21, 2008, Montreal, QC, Canada--Avensys Corporation announced that Avensys Tech, a division of its wholly owned subsidiary Avensys Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of fiber-optic components and instrumentation for environmental monitoring, surpassed the mark of 11,000 fiber Bragg grating (FBG) units shipped in a single month, during the month of January 2008.

This milestone was achieved through a steady growth in the monthly production of FBG's and represents an increase of 116% compared to 5,100 units shipped during the same month last year. An FBG is a fiber-based mirror, used for wavelength selection or stabilization, and is a key component in telecom and fiber laser systems. The growing demand can be attributed to growth in both the telecom diode and optical sensor markets.

Avensys Corporation operates Avensys Inc., its wholly owned core subsidiary. Avensys Inc., through its manufacturing division Avensys Technologies, designs, manufactures, distributes, and markets optical components and modules as well as FBGs for the telecom market and high-power devices and sub-assemblies for the industrial market. Avensys Environmental Solutions, also a division of Avensys Inc., provides environmental monitoring solutions for air, water, and soil in the Canadian marketplace.

For more information, visit www.avensystech.com.

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