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Timbercon Announces the New PRIZM(R) LightTurn(R) Cable Assemblies

(March 06, 2012)

PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/12 -- Timbercon, Inc., a fiber optics product and solutions manufacturing company, announced today at the OFC/NFOEC tradeshow in Los Angeles, California, the availability of PRIZM® LightTurn® cable assemblies. The US Conec Ltd.'s PRIZM® LightTurn® is a right angle connector that interfaces with the Avago MicroPOD™, MiniPOD™ and other high density transceivers.

The PRIZM® LightTurn® 12-fiber connector consists of a multi-fiber floating ferrule with a photonic TIR lens enclosed in a protective housing. The unique perpendicular mating capability increases real-estate opportunities on dense printed circuit boards by improving cable management and allowing for tight spacing of transceiver modules internal to the board rather than using very limited and in high demand parallel edge-mount solutions. It enables an easy, low cost termination that requires no polishing of fibers and easy testing. The cable assembly will connect PRIZM® to the MTP®.

"With our termination and cable assembly expertise, combined with US Conec's unique PRIZM® LightTurn® connector, Timbercon is able to offer another customizable solution to meet high density applications," said John Lee, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "PRIZM® LightTurn® cable assemblies are already being used in networking, supercomputers and military harsh environment applications."

The PRIZM® LightTurn® cable assemblies are now being displayed at OFC/NFOEC, March 6-8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California in booth #1747.


PRIZM LightTurn and MTP are registered trademarks of US Conec Ltd. MicroPOD and MiniPOD are trademarks of Avago.

About Timbercon, Inc.

Founded in 1997, Timbercon, Inc. is a fiber optic product and solution manufacturing company providing a vast array of connectivity solutions to the medical, broadcast, data storage, telecommunications, military, industrial and networking industries. In addition to standard fiber optic assemblies and attenuated loopbacks, Timbercon has pioneered proprietary products, many of which are now considered to be an industry benchmark. Additional company information can be found at www.timbercon.com.

About US Conec Ltd.

US Conec, headquartered in Hickory, NC, manufactures and markets MT-style and contract multi-fiber ferrules, the MTP® connector family, fiber management products, dry connector cleaning solutions, and high precision molded and metal components for parallel optic transceiver interfaces and specialty applications. Applications include OE component interfaces and multi-fiber interconnections for card-to-card and rack-to-rack for premise networks, HPC, Ethernet, LAN/SAN, telecom switching/DWDM equipment, medical, military, and instrumentation equipment. See products and make inquiries at www.usconec.com.

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