Avago Technologies First to Market With 8 Gb/sec SFP+ LR Transceiver for Fibre Channel

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 7, 2008— Avago Technologies today announced availability of the industrys first 8 Gb/sec SFP+ LR (Long Reach) optical transceivers for Fibre Channel applications. The company is a leading supplier of interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. Avagos AFCT-57D5ATPZ optical transceiver operates over single-mode optical fiber at signaling rates up to 8.5 GBd for distances up to 10 km. The Fibre Channel SFP+ transceiver couples excellent transmitter optics with industry-best electromagnetic interference (EMI) performance. The new transceiver also enables the production of high port density, standards-based 8 Gb/sec storage area network (SAN) applications, such as inter-switch links, storage replication and other long-reach networks.

Based on Avagos highly reliable 1310 nm DFB laser, the AFCT-57D5ATPZ is compliant with industry 8.5/4.25/2.125 GBd Fibre Channel specifications. Avagos new transceiver supports RoHS requirements and provides real time monitoring of transmitted optical power, receive optical power, laser bias current, temperature and supply voltage information. The AFCT-57D5ATPZs digital diagnostic interface also adds the ability to disable the transmitter, monitor for transmitter faults and monitor for receiver loss of signal.

The AFCT-57D5ATPZ is complementary to Avagos AFBR-57D5APZ multimode optical transceiver with a 150 m reach that was released in early 2008. Avago continues to demonstrate its commitment to the growing Fibre Channel market with the introduction of our high-performance long reach transceivers, said Randy Clark, product marketing manager for Avago Technologies fiber optic products division. Customers worldwide can turn to us for fiber optic technologies that best meet their product needs as we remain very involved with the industry standard organizations that define the direction of the storage networking industry.

Pricing and Availability

Avagos AFCT-57D5ATPZ is available now. Pricing begins at $200 in volume.

About Avagos Fiber Optic Module Solutions

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of fiber optic transceivers, with manufacturing and testing procedures that produce the industrys most reliable devices. The companys broad portfolio of Ethernet, SONET and Fibre Channel transceivers supports all speeds, and includes transmitters and receivers for industrial and automotive applications. Avago is also the world leader in high-density parallel optic interconnect products. The companys support and order fulfillment organizations provide unmatched service and delivery worldwide. For more information, visit www.avagotech.com/fiber.

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 more than 40,000 customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer 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.

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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 managements 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 13, 2007, 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 SECs 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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