Thursday, September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016


II-VI Incorporated Awarded for Excellence in Service and Responsiveness by Cisco


PITTSBURGH, September 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leading provider of solutions for optical networks today announced that it has received the 2016 Excellence in Service and Responsiveness award from Cisco®.

This prestigious award recognizes II-VI Incorporated for exemplary performance in teamwork, communication, and responsiveness to Cisco's business directives. The distinction was awarded during Cisco's 25th Annual Supplier Appreciation Event, held September 8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.

“The theme for our Silver Anniversary SAE event, ‘Celebrating the Journey’, puts the spotlight on our continued journey towards Digitization and the tremendous opportunities that come from connecting people, processes, data and things,” said John O’Connor, vice president, Global Supplier Management, Cisco. “Cisco’s supply chain has evolved into the recognized leader it is today with suppliers and partners playing an instrumental role in the company’s growth, development and success. We’ve come a long way, but we must continue to evolve, innovate and accelerate.”

Cisco presented awards to suppliers in recognition of their contributions to Cisco’s success in fiscal year 2016. Celebrating 25 years of partnering, Cisco recognized the dedication and successes of the very best of its strategic suppliers and manufacturing partners—critical to a complex, global supply chain like Cisco.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016


II-VI Incorporated to Present at ECOC 2016 Market Focus on Emerging Embedded Monitoring Technologies in Optical Networks


PITTSBURGH, September 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), the leading provider of embedded monitoring in optical networks today announced that Dr. Sanjai Parthasarathi, Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy, Optical Communications Group, will be a speaker at the ECOC 2016  Market Focus event taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany, on Monday, September 19, 2016. The talk will review emerging compact embedded OTDR technologies for real-time monitoring of the optical physical layer.

Service providers and data center operators achieve greater levels of optimization and operational efficiencies with centralized control planes that rely on real-time network diagnostics.  New compact OTDR technologies are being embedded into optical network systems to provide real-time monitoring of the optical physical layer.

II-VI will exhibit its embedded optical monitoring solutions in Booth # 730. II-VI will also showcase its advanced components, 980 nm pump lasers, transceiver-embedded optical amplifier solutions, intelligent modules and dynamic subsystems.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 06, 2016


II-VI Incorporated Unveils 980 nm Uncooled Pump Laser Module with In-package Wavelength Stabilizer Technology


PITTSBURGH, September 6, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leading provider of pump laser modules and micro-optics for transceiver-embedded optical amplifiers, today announced the introduction of new uncooled 980 nm pump laser modules that feature patent-pending in-package wavelength stabilization within an 8-pin mini-DIL package.

High bit rate transceivers operating at 100 Gb/s and higher continue to be designed into smaller packages to meet the needs of telecom carriers and cloud service providers for equipment with greater bandwidth to form-factor density. II-VI’s new 980 nm uncooled pump laser module integrates a wavelength stabilizer into the small 8-pin mini-DIL package, eliminating the need for an external fiber Bragg grating in the fiber pigtail assembly. Instead, II-VI’s new 980 nm uncooled pump laser features an 80 micron low-bend loss, small-bend radius and polarization-maintaining fiber pigtail that enables optical amplification within small transceiver packages.

“With our existing portfolio of ultra-compact optical components, we are the leader in pump lasers and micro-optics for transceiver-embedded optical amplifiers for the fast growing 100 Gb/s CFP2-ACO market” said Dr. Sanjai Parthasarathi, Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, Optical Communications Group. “Our 8-pin uncooled mini-DIL pump lasers continue to be the smallest commercially available. With the integrated wavelength stabilizer technology, these pump lasers are now also the most versatile solutions for the growing market of optically amplified high bit-rate coherent transceivers.”

The new 980 nm pump lasers are built on II-VI’s field-proven OC-2 packaging platform with over two million modules shipped to date. They also house II-VI’s market-proven G08 lasers to ensure superior wavelength locking performance, reliability and stability. The new 980 nm pump lasers, together with II-VI’s portfolio of ultra-compact hybrid passives based on II-VI’s micro-optics technology platform, enable low-noise and high-power optical amplification within transceiver form-factors previously unachievable and are available now.