San Jose, Calif., – July 21, 2009 – Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), a provider of optical components, modules and subsystems, today announced that it has received official designation as a Strategic Supplier by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Huawei indicated that Oclaro was chosen for this relationship due to the breadth of its product portfolio and enabling technologies, and the scale of the current business relationship.
The Strategic Supplier relationship is designed to enable more strategic collaboration on next generation product developments. The relationship will also encourage continued improvement in supporting the current business between the companies. To ensure success, a Senior Executive from each company has been designated to foster the relationship between the companies.
“We are very pleased to be selected by Huawei as a Strategic Supplier,” said Alain Couder, Oclaro President and CEO. “This designation validates our view that Oclaro has the fab technology, capacity and design expertise to deliver products that extend our leadership in the long haul and metro markets. All of us at Oclaro are committed to the continued success of this important relationship.”
Oclaro, with headquarters in San Jose, California, is a tier 1 provider of high performance optical components, modules and subsystems to the telecommunications market, and is one of the largest providers to metro and long haul network applications. Oclaro, the result of the combination of Bookham, Inc. and Avanex Corporation, leverages proprietary core technologies and vertically integrated product development to provide its broad customer base with cost-effective and innovative optical solutions. The company’s Advanced Photonics Solutions Division is chartered with driving Oclaro’s diversification and growth into new markets, leveraging Oclaro’s strong brand, chip design and manufacturing expertise. Oclaro is a global company, with leading chip fabrication facilities in the U.K., Switzerland and Italy, and manufacturing sites in the US, Thailand and China.