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Inphi Announces Latest Driver Addition to the Industry’s First 45GBaud Linear Coherent Product Family at OFC 2015

Upgrading Bandwidth and Capacity for Coherent Systems; Enabling 200G and Beyond for Next-Generation Long Haul and Metro Infrastructure

LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2015 – Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets, today announced the sampling of a new product in its 45GBaud Linear Coherent Product Family. Inphinow introduces the IN4518SZ, a quad linear differential to single-ended Mach-Zehnder Modulator Driver. Pin-compatible with the award winning and field deployed linear driver IN3214SZ, for 200G coherent Optical interconnect applications, the IN4518SZ extends the reach of 200G coherent for long haul applications and enables one set of hardware to serve multiple segments in the long haul and metro markets. The IN4518SZ will be showcased at Inphi’s booth #709 at OFC 2015 in Los Angeles, March 24-26.

The new IN4518SZ expandsInphi’s 45GBaud Linear Coherent Product Family offering, which was originally announced at ECOC 2014, with Inphi’s IN4514SZ, an octal linear differential to single-ended Mach-Zehnder Modulator Driver,and the IN4550TA, a quad linear TIA/VGA Amplifier.

With the ever-growing demand for more bandwidth, service providers and data center operators are actively deploying 100G and 200G for long haul and metro, while development accelerates for the next-generation higher capacity. The Inphi family of IN4514SZ, IN4518SZ and IN4550TA are designed to take network infrastructure to the next level, enabling the critical implementation of more complex and flexible modulation formats for 200G and 400G coherent systems in the long haul and metro networks.

“Cost is currently the primary limitation to wider adoption of coherent technology for metro and long-haul applications,” said Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst, Carrier Transport Networking at Infonetics Research. “With this new product Inphi is helping to reduce the cost and accelerate the adoption of 200G coherent systems.”

“The IN4518SZ is the latest addition to our 45GBaud Linear Family to address market demands for high-performancelinear drivers that can manage the growing traffic between data centers,” said Lian Zhao, product line manager, Optical Interconnect at Inphi. “It affirms Inphi’s market leadership to enable dynamic, next-generation optical networking and gives existing 100G/200G coherent system designs an efficient upgrade path to 400G beyond.”

About Inphi
Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets. Inphi’s end-to-end data transport platform delivers high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds, addressing performance and bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, from fiber to memory. Inphi’s solutions minimize latency in computing environments and enable the rollout of next-generation communications infrastructure. Inphi’s solutions provide a vital interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, enterprise and data center servers, and storage platforms. To learn more about Inphi, visit

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