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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Aegis Semiconductor Awarded Patents for Tunable Optical Filter and Package

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-- Low-cost assembly using the commodity TO package, the most widely deployed hermetic package in the fiber-optics industry.

-- Solid-state reliability of a silicon-based design with no moving parts, proven to meet telecom reliability standards by passing a full suite of mechanical and endurance stress tests as well as accelerated aging tests, based on Telcordia GR-468-CORE.

The Active Thin Films technology platform is the basis for Aegis' low-cost channel monitor products, which have gained wide acceptance in DWDM fiber-optic communications networks, fueled by service provider deployments of Re-configurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) systems, multi-haul (or multi-reach) DWDM systems and transparent optical network architectures that support third party (or "alien") wavelengths.

About Aegis Semiconductor

Aegis Semiconductor is a privately held company that builds cost-effective solutions for intelligent optical networks. Based on its Active Thin Films(TM) technology, Aegis is the first company to deliver low-cost wavelength-monitoring components and modules that are easily manufactured using proven methods from the semiconductor industry. Aegis has raised more than $30 Million in funding from leading investors and venture capitalists including Vesbridge Partners, Alta Partners, Technology Venture Partners and Megunticook Management. The company is located in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA. More information can be viewed at www.aegis-semi.com.

CONTACT: Aegis Semiconductor Mark Lourie, 781-904-4000, ext. 207 Dir. of Marketing & Product Management mlourie@aegis-semi.com KEYWORD: MASSACHUSETTSINDUSTRY KEYWORD: HARDWARE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKINGSOURCE: Aegis Semiconductor

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