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Avago and Corning Collaborate on Optical Connectivity Solutions

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SAN JOSE, Calif. and SINGAPORE, March 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avago Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO) and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced collaboration on new optical cabling connectivity solutions.

Avago Technologies, a world's leading provider of fiber optic components, has developed a series of pluggable transceivers and Atlas optical engines at 40G/100G and beyond, ideally suited for the Ethernet, Storage, and high performance computing applications.

Enabled by Corning® ClearCurve® OM4 optical fiber and by Corning's Pretium EDGE® Solutions, Corning Incorporated has developed a new high-bandwidth optical solution that is ideally suited to applications at 40G/100G and beyond.

Together, Avago and Corning will provide and promote new optical connectivity solutions targeting next-generation networks and data centers.

Avago will be showcasing a private demo of its new single-mode and multimode optics transceivers and embedded optics at 40G/100G and beyond using innovative optical connectivity solutions from Corning. The demo will be in the Avago Booth #1043 at the OFC/NFOEC 2013 show in Anaheim, California, USA from March 19th to 21st. To schedule a private demo, please contact your local Avago Technologies sales representative.

"We are extremely excited to work closely with Corning to demonstrate our capability of exceeding industry standards with Avago standard product offerings. By combining the technological strength of two industry leaders, we are able to allow our customers greater flexibility in solving the challenges of the data center environment," said Steve Shultis, director of product marketing at Avago Technologies.

"Corning is pleased to join Avago in testing product solutions that will provide economical, high-bandwidth capabilities," said Stuart Hoiness, senior vice president, Enterprise Networks for Corning Cable Systems. "Avago's optics transceivers and embedded optics at 40G/100G ensure data center infrastructures are as efficient as technologically possible."

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems with a focus in III-V compound semiconductor design and processing. Backed by an extensive portfolio of intellectual property including approximately 4,200 patents and pending applications, Avago products serve three primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, and industrial and other. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 50 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. For more information, visit Avago's website: www.avagotech.com.

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About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.

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CONTACT: Avago Technologies Contact: Corporate Communications press.relations@avagotech.com Telephone: +408-435-4570 Corning Cable Systems Contact: Stephanie Hicks (828) 291-6016 stephanie.hicks@corning.com

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