Cortina Systems' Leading Family of 40G and 100G OTN Processors Selected by

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SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/12 -- Cortina Systems, Inc. (Cortina), delivering innovative technologies that link people and networks worldwide, today announced that Opnext, Inc. has selected the Cortina(TM) CS604x and CS605x family of 10G/40G and 100G Transport processors for Opnext's next generation optical transport subsystems. The Cortina CS604x and CS605x devices are the latest generation of OTN Processor families supporting aggregation, mapping, and transport of 10G, 40G, and 100G signals. With integrated jitter attenuation clean-up PLLs and direct interface to 10, 40, and 100G optical modules, Opnext has developed a highly efficient line card capable of mapping and transporting multi-protocols, including OTN, Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and SONET/SDH.

"Today's increasingly competitive marketplace demands high levels of integration and performance, and Cortina is delighted with Opnext's selection," said Arun Zarabi, Vice President at Cortina Systems. "We're confident this collaboration with Opnext will deliver the high-end solutions that surmount customers' needs."

"Opnext is continually pushing the envelope to deliver innovative optical transport subsystems to address the challenges our customers face when managing ever growing amounts of network traffic," said Jin Hong, vice-president, product line management at Opnext. "Cortina has proven its leadership in the transport ASSP market, and this project will enable Opnext to deliver solutions that support higher-capacity, faster, and more efficient networks."

About Cortina Systems Cortina Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance communications semiconductor solutions enabling next generation network connectivity and efficient bandwidth delivery from the core network to the home network. Our broad product portfolio includes carrier-class semiconductor devices for next generation optical transport and passive optical network systems, as well as data center connectivity and digital home solutions. For more information, please visit www.cortina-systems.com

Contacts: Barbara Kolbl Cortina Systems, Inc. (916) 293-0787 Cell: (408) 594-9744 Barbara.Kolbl@cortina-systems.com Michael Hara Cortina Systems, Inc. (408) 481-2347 Michael.Hara@cortina-systems.com