December 13, 2016

Applied Optoelectronics to Host COBO Meeting in Taiwan

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI), a leading provider of fiber-optic access network products for the internet datacenter, cable broadband, fiber-to-the-home, and telecom markets, will host the next meeting of the Consortium for Onboard Optics (COBO), to be held in Taipei, Taiwan on Feb. 8-9, 2017.

The meeting will facilitate technical discussions regarding the Consortium's standards for interconnects for intra-datacenter applications, and for coherent inter-datacenter and long-haul applications. In addition to hosting the COBO meeting, AOI will provide a tour of its R&D and manufacturing facilities in Taipei.

"The COBO mission of creating standards for the next generation of optical interconnects depends critically on the input and support from companies like Applied Optoelectronics," said Brad Booth, president of COBO. "We greatly appreciate their support and commitment to our vision of the future for data center optical interconnects."

The event is open to participants from COBO member companies.

About Applied Optoelectronics

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI) is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced optical products, including components, modules and equipment. AOI's products are the building blocks for broadband fiber access networks around the world, where they are used in the internet datacenter, CATV broadband and fiber-to-the-home markets. AOI supplies optical networking lasers, components and equipment to tier-1 customers in all three of these markets. In addition to its corporate headquarters, wafer fab and advanced engineering and production facilities in Sugar Land, TX, AOI has engineering and manufacturing facilities in Taipei, Taiwan and Ningbo, China. For additional information, visit www.ao-inc.com.

About COBO

The Consortium for Onboard Optics was founded to develop a set of industry standards to facilitate interchangeable and interoperable optical modules that can be mounted or socketed on a network switch or network controller motherboard. Modules based on the COBO standard are expected to reduce the size of the front-panel optical interfaces to facilitate higher port density and also to be more power efficient because they can be placed closer to the network switch chips. For additional information, visit www.onboardoptics.org.

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Willis Chen

281/295-1807

wchen@ao-inc.com

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