Pirelli presents new company PGT Photonics at OFC/NFOEC

February 26, 2008, San Diego, CA--Pirelli (Milan, Italy) announced that it is presenting PGT Photonics, a new Group company that will specialize in second-generation photonics based on nanotechnologies, at the OFC/NFOEC exhibition and conference, taking place in San Diego, 24-28, 2008. PGT Photonics will have its headquarters in Milan along with its Sales office in Atlanta, GA.

Feb 26th, 2008


February 26, 2008, San Diego, CA--Pirelli (Milan, Italy) announced that it is presenting PGT Photonics, a new Group company that will specialize in second-generation photonics based on nanotechnologies, at the OFC/NFOEC exhibition and conference, taking place in San Diego, 24-28, 2008. PGT Photonics will have its headquarters in Milan along with its Sales office in Atlanta, GA.

Earlier this month, Pirelli announced the incorporation of a new company that would integrate the Photonics business unit of Pirelli Broadband Solutions and the Optical Innovation division of Pirelli Labs. The move is seen as a strategic initiative to generate greater synergies between R&D activities and the commercialization of Pirelli's growing product portfolio of optical components and modules. "The OFC/NFOEC exhibition and conference is the ideal platform to announce to the industry the name of our new company PGT Photonics," said Claudio De Conto, General Manager for the Pirelli Group and Chairman for PGT Photonics. "With a more flexible structure suited for the Optical Communications sector, we will be more closely focusing on our core business while simultaneously leveraging our expertise in order to meet the needs of the marketplace in a timely manner."

At the core of the tunable portfolio presented at the OFC/NFOEC is Pirelli's Dynamically Tunable Laser: Telcordia GR-468-CORE qualified and hermetically sealed in a 26-pin butterfly package, providing increased reliability, a smaller footprint and a significant reduction in optical network costs. On the pluggable side, Pirelli's DWDM XFP Transceivers feature high output power and dispersion tolerance levels for 80 to 200+ km distances, optimizing cost-performance ratios for network operators.

For more information, visit www.pirelli.com.

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