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Avago Technologies Ships One-Millionth RoHS-Compliant Fiber Optic Transceiver Module; Broad Portfolio of Compliant Products Allows System Vendors to Meet European Directive Ahead of July 1 Deadline

ANAHEIM, Calif.--March 7, 2006--Avago Technologies today announced it has shipped its one-millionth fiber optic transceiver that is compliant with the European Union's directive for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). The lead-free, backward-compatible products have been designed as simple drop-in replacements in network infrastructure equipment including routers, switches, servers and storage systems.

"We're helping our customers deliver environmentally compliant products without compromising performance or quality, in advance of the July 1 deadline," said Ram Krishnan, vice president of operations for the Fiber Optics Products Division at Avago Technologies. "The rapid acceptance by customers also demonstrates how we can effect a smooth transition to lead-free products at no price premium."

Beginning July 1, based on legislation enacted by the EU, manufacturers are responsible for eliminating the products that contain any or all of the six banned substances. More information about Avago's lead-free fiber optic transceivers is available at www.avagotech.com/lead-free.

About Avago's Fiber Optic Module Solutions

Avago Technologies is the leading supplier of fiber optic transceivers, with manufacturing and testing procedures that produce the industry's most reliable devices. Avago's broad portfolio of Ethernet, SONET and Fibre Channel transceivers supports all speeds, and includes transmitters and receivers for industrial and automotive applications. The company's support and order fulfillment organizations provide unmatched service and delivery worldwide. For more information, visit

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