Avago Technologies Continues Expansion of Next-Generation SFP+ Transceiver Products for 10 Gbps Ethernet Apps

New Short and Long Range SFP+ Optical Transceivers Can Be Operated at 10 Gbps or 1 Gbps Within the Same Port

SAN JOSE, Calif. & SINGAPORE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 2, 2009 — Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced yet another expansion of its family of SFP+ optical transceiver modules for next-generation 10 Gbps Ethernet equipment designs. The new additions to Avago’s SPF+ transceiver series include the 10/1 Gbps dual-rate AFCT-701SDDZ 10GBASE-Long Range (LR) single mode and AFBR-703SDDZ 10GBASE-Short Range (SR) multimode fiber transceivers for use in enterprise and data center applications. The dual-rate operation allows flexibility in data rate control through hardware or software control.

Both the AFCT-701SDDZ and AFBR-703SDDZ SPF+ transceivers are Halogen-free and in compliance with the International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) 61249-2-21 specifications aimed at protecting the environment, as well as by applications with enhanced fire safety needs. These transceivers are also compliant with the Halogen free specifications as defined by industry organizations such as JPCA, IPC, iNEMI. Avago is one of the first optical transceiver vendors to announce the shift to delivering Halogen-free transceiver products to its customers.

Avago’s AFCT-701SDDZ is a 10/1 Gbps LR transceiver for operation in single mode fiber link applications for distances of up to 10 kilometers and complies with the optical interface specification per IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE-LR standards and with the transmitter extinction ratio and receiver sensitivity specifications at 1.25 Gbps per 1000BASE-LX. This transceiver is manufactured with Avago’s 1310nm DFB Laser and PIN Detector technology. Moreover, Avago’s AFCT-701SDDZ is an addition to the previously released 10 Gbps ACFT-701SDZ which operates at case temperatures in the commercial range from 0 to 70-degrees Celsius while maintaining maximum power dissipation of less than 1W.

The AFBR-703SDDZ is a 10/1 Gbps SR transceiver for operation in OM3 multimode fiber link applications for distances of up to 300 meters. This transceiver incorporates Avago’s 850nm VCSEL and PIN Detector technology to provide an IEEE 10 Gbps Ethernet design that is compliant with the 10GBASE-SR standard, and with the transmitter extinction ratio and receiver sensitivity specifications at 1.25 Gbps per 1000BASE-SX. The AFBR-703SDDZ transceiver is an addition to the previously released 10 Gbps AFBR-703SDZ and is also designed to operate in case temperatures ranging from 0 to 70-degrees Celsius to enable 10Gbps Ethernet equipment designs with high port density.

Avago’s 10 Gbps Ethernet SPF+ optical transceiver series include products for 10GBASE-SR, -LR, and -LRM IEEE compliant optical performance and comply with the electrical interface specifications from SFF-8431 for enhanced 10Gbps SFP+, as well as the SFF-8472 specification for DMI in optical transceivers. All of Avago’s 10 Gbps SPF+ transceiver products are RoHS 6 compliant.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the AFCT-701SDDZ and AFBR-703SDDZ 10Gb/1Gb SFP+ optical transceivers are $380 and $250, respectively in minimum quantities of 10. Samples and production quantities are available now through Avago’s direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, industrial and automotive electronics, and consumer and computing peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement and supporting materials may contain forward-looking statements which address our expected future business and financial performance. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future Company or industry performance based on management’s judgment, beliefs, current trends and market conditions, and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these statements. Avago Technologies Finance Pte. Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on December 17, 2008, recent Current Reports on Form 6-K, and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") (which you may obtain for free at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov) discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations, and financial condition.

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