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Yenista Optics and Anritsu Reach Technology Transfer Agreement

Yenista Opttics acquires the laboratory Optical Products of Anritsu

On January 30, 2009, Yenista Optics and Anritsu agreed on the transfer of selected optical instruments and technology to Yenista. The instruments and technology relate to laboratory optical products including tunable lasers (Tunics), a modular platform (Osics), a tunable filter (Xtract), and an optical component tester (MT9820). The agreement guarantees continuity in product support for Anritsu’s customers.

“This transfer perfectly fits the long term strategy of Anritsu and we are confident that Yenista Optics will continue to support the customers in this area very well” says Mark Evans, Executive VP of Anritsu. “The transferred products will continue to be fully available through Anritsu’s sales channels and will be gradually transferred to Yenista’s sales channels over the next 12 months.”

As part of the deal, Yenista acquired the corresponding patent portfolio comprising IP on tunable lasers, tunable filters, optical spectrum analyzers, PMD measurement and DWDM multiplexers. “The deal is an excellent opportunity for Yenista to further expand its T&M business. We added a complete new product line with the lasers and seriously extended our IP” stated Michiel van der Keur, CEO of Yenista. “Yenista focuses on providing high performance T&M equipment in order to enable customers to solve efficiently the most demanding T&M problems“.

Yenista will move manufacturing and R&D from the Paris area to its headquarters in Lannion, France.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. Following its acquisition of NetTest in 2005, it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sell in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees. With a dedication to support service providers through out the network and service lifecycles, Anritsu’s product portfolio comprise a wide set of products; from early network rollout and deployment testing, to in-service monitoring and optimization. As a part of this product program Anritsu offers both portable network and service performance analyzers, enabling rapid network fault restoration, and OSS Service Assurance solutions providing the service providers with vital operations intelligence.

About Yenista
Yenista Optics (www.yenista.com) designs, manufactures and markets fiber optic T&M equipment for a broad range of applications. The company was founded in 2003 and developed bulk grating technology for wavelength management applications. In 2006, the T&M business was started with tunable filters based on this technology. The current products are the WS40, a low insertion loss filter with a Gaussian shape, and the WS160, a flat-top filter with adjustable bandwidth. Yenista owns over 20 patents protecting its proprietary technologies on measurement techniques, optical filters and external cavity lasers.

Yenista Optics
Michiel Van der Keur
4 rue Louis de Broglie, Bât. Y2 BP 80429
22304 Lannion - France
Tel. +33 2 96 48 37 15
Email: michiel.vanderkeur@yenista.com

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