Telcordia qualifies MEMSCAP MEMS VOA to 2 passive optical component standards

April 20, 2012 – Business Wire — MEMSCAP (Paris:MEMS), micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) optical components provider, qualified its high-voltage electrostatic MEMS variable optical attenuator (VOA) with Telcordia standards GR-1209 and GR-1221 for passive optical components.

The MEMS-based VOA met all environmental, mechanical and operational stress tests in the standards. Telcordia GR-1209-CORE and GR-1221-CORE, Generic Requirements for Passive Optical Components, Issue 4; and Generic Reliability Assurance Requirements for Passive Optical Components, Issue 3, contain generic criteria for passive optical components to help promote the satisfactory operation and reliability of such components in single-mode fiber transmission and access networks, and to permit economical planning and engineering of communications networks. Learn more here.

Telcordia qualification showcases MEMSCAP’s “highly reliable processes, designs, packaging, and packaged products.” said Steve Wilcenski, GM of the MEMSCAP Customer Products Business Unit. MEMSCAP’s strategy is to provide more integrated components for customers and markets it serves.

MEMS-based VOAs are integrated in complex optical modules operating up to 100 GBits, for optical network applications from optical module protection to power management. MEMSCAP’s packaged electrostatic VOA exhibits superior optical power attenuation stability in closed loop operation and is designed to fit most optical printed circuit boards (PCBs).

MEMSCAP provides MEMS-based components, as well as component designs/IP, manufacturing, and related services. The company’s shares are traded on the Eurolist of NYSE Euronext Paris S.A (ISIN: FR0010298620-MEMS). More information can be obtained at

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