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These excerpts taken from the API 10-K filed Jun 29, 2009.

Research and Development

Since its inception in June 1988, the Company has incurred material research and development (R&D) expenses, with the intent of commercializing these investments into profitable new standard and custom product offerings. During the fiscal years ended in 2009 and 2008, research and development expenses amounted to $4.7 million and $4.2 million, respectively. The Company expects that an increase in research and development funding will be required for new projects/products as well as the continuing development of new derivatives of the Company’s current product line. The Company has in the past, and will continue to pursue customer funded, as well as internally funded, research and development projects when they are in support of the Company’s development objectives.

As the Company begins the new 2010 fiscal year, the following research and development projects are currently underway:

  • HSOR - next generation photodiodes and high-speed optical receivers for both the 40G and 100G telecommunications market,
  • 40G DPSK and DQPSK long haul and metro markets
     
  • 40G NRZ short reach market
     
  • 100G DP-QPSK long haul and metro markets
     
  • 100G NRZ short reach market
     
  • Cost Reduction and performance enhancements through vertical integration of strategic 40G and 100G components
  • THz – 
  • Application development utilizing the T-Ray® 4000 product platform for industrial quality and process control targeted at the aerospace, pharmaceutical and consumer product markets,
     
  • T-Ray® 4000 cost reduction and durability initiatives for high volume industrial QC markets
     
  • T-Ray® 4000 product platform research and development for homeland security/military markets
  • Custom optoelectronics - Si PIN and APD photodiode developments to meet unique customer requirements, such as higher speeds, lower electrical noise, and unique multi-element geometries.

Research and Development


Since its inception in June 1988, the
Company has incurred material research and development (R&D) expenses, with
the intent of commercializing these investments into profitable new standard and
custom product offerings. During the fiscal years ended in 2009 and 2008,
research and development expenses amounted to $4.7 million and $4.2 million,
respectively. The Company expects that an increase in research and development
funding will be required for new projects/products as well as the continuing
development of new derivatives of the Company’s current product line. The
Company has in the past, and will continue to pursue customer funded, as well as
internally funded, research and development projects when they are in support of
the Company’s development objectives.


As the Company begins the new 2010
fiscal year, the following research and development projects are currently
underway:



  • HSOR - next generation photodiodes and high-speed optical receivers for
    both the 40G and 100G telecommunications market,


  • 40G DPSK and DQPSK long haul and metro markets
     
  • 40G NRZ short reach market
     
  • 100G DP-QPSK long haul and metro markets
     
  • 100G NRZ short reach market
     
  • Cost Reduction and performance enhancements through vertical integration
    of strategic 40G and 100G components


  • THz – 


  • Application development utilizing the T-Ray® 4000 product
    platform for industrial quality and process control targeted at the aerospace,
    pharmaceutical and consumer product markets,
     
  • T-Ray® 4000 cost reduction and durability initiatives for high
    volume industrial QC markets
     
  • T-Ray® 4000 product platform research and development for
    homeland security/military markets


  • Custom optoelectronics - Si PIN and APD photodiode developments to meet
    unique customer requirements, such as higher speeds, lower electrical noise,
    and unique multi-element geometries.

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10-K (2 sections)
Jun 29, 2009
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