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Date: 18-04-13

Avago to acquire CyOptics

Avago Technologies has announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire CyOptics for an aggregate acquisition price of approximately US$400 million in cash. CyOptics is a Indium Phosphide (InP) semiconductor based optical chip maker.

CyOptics revenue has more than tripled over the past three years. During calendar year 2012, CyOptics net sales were approximately $210 million, up 21% from 2011.

"We believe CyOptics' leading InP technology and optical manufacturing capability will strengthen Avago's fiber optics portfolio and accelerate our ability to capture next generation 40G and 100G enterprise and data center sockets," stated Hock Tan, President and CEO of Avago. "With CyOptics, we also see interesting revenue growth opportunities in delivering a broad range of proprietary components to the market."

"We are delighted to join Avago Technologies, a company with a long history of innovation and a strong position in the wired infrastructure market. We believe this transaction presents tremendous opportunities for our customers and our employees," said Ed Coringrato, President and CEO of CyOptics. "I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our long standing investors, JVP and especially their founder, Dr. Erel Margalit, for their support and guidance over the past decade in building CyOptics into the significant industry participant it is today. My gratitude as well to our recent partners, TA Associates, for their vote of confidence and support."

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