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Inphi Opens OFC 2018 with Comprehensive Portfolio of Solutions for Data Center Interconnects and Inside Data Centers

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 8, 2018 – Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leader in high-speed data movement interconnects, today announced the details of its participation at the 2018 Optical Networking and Communication (OFC Conference) and Exhibition, the world’s leading conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals.

OFC 2018 will be held March 13-15, 2018.

Inphi will be in booth #4013, located in the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego.

Visit Inphi’s booth to see the latest technology demonstrations spanning 200G to 600G interconnects between data centers and 50G to 400G PAM4 solutions inside data centers. Inphi will demonstrate its Polaris™ and Vega™ families of PAM4 DSP Platform solutions, spanning 50G to 400G optical interconnects, and system retimers for the inside data center segment. In addition, Inphi will demonstrate its new Tunable COLORZ® 100G DWDM QSFP28 optical platform in a Bi-Directional (single fiber) operating configuration. Inphi will also showcase its latest 45Gbaud and 64Gbaud family of coherent amplifiers and drivers and its new LightSpeed-III™ M200 DSP.

Additional demonstrations of Inphi’s 16nm Polaris™ 56Gbps PAM4 production DSP will take place in the OIF Booth #5525, showing interoperability with multiple industry vendors over optical and electrical links.

Presentation Highlights:
Inphi will participate eight presentations during the week:

Title: Workshop: DSP for Short Reach and Client Optics – What Makes Sense?
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 12:30 – 3:30
Location: Room 2
Panelist: Ilya Lyubomirsky, Distinguished Engineer, Inphi

Title: OIDA Executive Forum – Special CEO Fireside Chat: The View from the Top/Hear from the Leaders or Everything You Wanted to Know about Optics but were Afraid to Ask
Date: Monday, March 12, 2018, 16:10 – 17:20
Location: Hilton Bayfront Hotel, San Diego, CA USA
Panelist: Ford Tamer, President & CEO, Inphi

Title: Data Center Summit: Data Center Optical Interconnect – Technologies and Markets
Date/Time: Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 10:15 – 12:15
Location: Expo Theater II, Hall E
Moderator: Frank Chang, Principle Engineer, Inphi

Title: Market Watch Panel III: Challenges and Solutions for Delivering 400G+ Client and Line Side Optics
Date: Tuesday, 13 March, 2018, 14:30 – 16:00
Location: Expo Theater I
Panelist: Siddharth Sheth, SVP, Networking Interconnect, Inphi

Title: Rump Session: When will Coherent Replace Direct Detection in the Data Center?
Date/Time: Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 19:30 – 21:30
Location: Room 6F
Panelist: Sudeep Bhoja, CTO, Networking Interconnect, Inphi

Title: Network Operator Summit Keynote
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 10:30 – 11:00
Location: Expo Theater I
Keynote: Frank Chang, Principle Engineer, Inphi

Title: Extended Reach 40km Transmission of C-Band Real-Time 53.125 Gbps PAM-4 Enabled with a Photonic Integrated Tunable Lattice Filter Dispersion Compensator
Session: Joint Poster Session I, W2A.30
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 10:30 – 12:30 PM
Location: Exhibit Hall B
Co-authors  Frank Chang, Principle Engineer, Inphi and Daniel Blumenthal, UCSB

Title: OIF Panel: 400G Coherent: What Does it Mean to You?
Date: Thursday, 15 March 2018, 10:15 – 11: 15
Location: Expo Theater II, Hall E
Panelist: Sudeep Bhoja, CTO, Networking Interconnect, Inphi

About Inphi
Inphi Corporation is a leader in high-speed data movement interconnects.  We move big data – fast, throughout the globe, between data centers, and inside data centers. Inphi’s expertise in signal integrity results in reliable data delivery, at high speeds, over a variety of distances. As data volumes ramp exponentially due to video streaming, social media, cloud-based services, and wireless infrastructure, the need for speed has never been greater. That’s where we come in. Customers rely on Inphi’s solutions to develop and build out the Service Provider and Cloud infrastructures, and data centers of tomorrow. To learn more about Inphi, visit

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