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AFOP Announces Patent Grant from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Multi-Mode Tap Filters for High-Speed Data Communications

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFOP), an innovative supplier of fiber optic components, subsystems, and integrated modules for the optical network equipment market, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has granted two patents in the company’s Tap Filter technology portfolio. The two patents, U.S. Patent No. 9,182,550 and 9,188,744, cover designs for power splitting without dispersion, for high-speed data communications in both Unidirectional and Bi-directional applications. AFOP’s patented Multi-Mode Tap technology addresses the increasing Data Center needs for high-speed and cost-effective optical power monitoring.

“We are pleased with the newly granted patents on Tap Filters which are seeing great market acceptance for high-speed data communications optical monitoring,” said David Hubbard, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing. "AFOP is one of the leading fiber interconnect providers to data centers and has innovated to bring solutions appropriate for next generation high bandwidth applications. These new U.S. patents add further depth to AFOP's extensive patent portfolio for optical communications devices."

About AFOP

Founded in 1995, Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of high performance fiber optic components and integrated modules. AFOP's products are used by leading and emerging communications equipment manufacturers to deliver optical networking systems to the long-haul, enterprise, data center, metropolitan and last mile access segments of the communications network. AFOP offers a broad product line of passive optical components including interconnect systems, splitters, thin film CWDM and DWDM components and modules, and optical attenuators. AFOP is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with manufacturing and product development capabilities in the United States, Taiwan and China. AFOP's website is located at http://www.afop.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements as to our expectations regarding future revenue levels, profits, business prospects and the time periods thereof, our beliefs regarding demand in the global market, growth in the fiber optics industry, and our expectation regarding future demand for our products are forward looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to general economic conditions and trends, trends in demand for bandwidth, the rate of conversion from copper to fiber technology, the impact of competitive products and pricing, timely introduction of new technologies, timely design acceptance by our customers, the acceptance of new products and technologies by our customers, customer demand for our products, the timing of customer orders, loss of key customers, our ability to ramp new products into volume production, the mix of products sold and product pricing, the costs associated with running our operations, industry-wide shifts in supply and demand for optical components and modules, industry overcapacity and demand for bandwidth, the success of cost control initiatives, our ability to obtain and maintain operational efficiencies, financial stability in foreign markets, and other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC reports, including AFOP's quarterly report on Form 10-K for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. AFOP disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Keting Lin Investor Relations Associate 408-736-6900 ext.188 klin@afop.com

Source:Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.