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On CNBC's Stock Pops & Drops, Pete Najarian explained that Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: LTM) jumped 15 percent on reports that the company might be going private. He would not buy the stock because the opportunity is gone and it is time to look...
TheStreet.com  Mar 6  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of JDS Uniphase were gaining 4.1% to $13.87 Friday after rival communication equipment company Finisar's fiscal third quarter results and strong fiscal fourth quarter guidance. Finisar reported earnings of 25...
TheStreet.com  Mar 6  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Finisar are soaring, sharply up 8.21% to $22 on very heavy volume in midday trading Friday, following the release of the network equipment maker's upbeat fiscal third quarter earnings results and current...
Benzinga  Mar 5  Comment 
Shares of Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) surged more than 5% in the after-hours trading session after the company reported results for the fiscal third quarter. The Sunnyvale, California-based company posted quarterly net income of $1.7 million,...
TheStreet.com  Mar 5  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Finisar were gaining 1.9% to $21.20 after-hours Thursday after the networking equipment maker reported its fiscal third quarter results. Finisar reported earnings of 25 cents a share for the fiscal third...
TheStreet.com  Mar 5  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Investor concerns about weak telecom spending have pressured shares of optical components manufacturer Finisar , which are down 15% over the past 12 months. But this company is hardly one-trick pony. Finisar's strong...
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Incorporated in 1987, Finisar Corporation is a leading provider of fiber optical subsystems and components as well as network test and monitoring systems. Finisar products enable high-speed data communications for networking and storage applications over Gigabit Ethernet Local Area Networks (LANs), Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs), and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) using both IP and SONET/SDH-based protocols. Finisar funded its initial product development largely through revenues derived under research and development contracts. The company went public in November 1999 and again raised capital through a secondary offering in April 2000.

Finisar reports its revenues under two operating segments.

Optical subsystems (contributed 91.1% of 2007 revenue) consists primarily of transmitters, receivers, and transceivers principally based on the gigabit Ethernet, fiber channel, and synchronous optical network (SONET) protocols. A transmitter converts electrical signals into optical signals for transmission over fiber optics. Receivers incorporating photo detectors convert incoming optical signals into electric signals. A transceiver combines the functions of both transmitter and receiver in a single device. The company's optical subsystem products perform these functions and support a range of protocols, transmission speeds, fiber types, wavelengths, transmission distances, physical configurations, and software enhancements. These products rely on the use of digital semiconductor lasers in conjunction with integrated circuit design and novel packaging technology to provide a cost-effective means for transmitting and receiving digital signals using a wide range of network protocols, transmission speeds, physical mediums, and configurations over distances of 200 meters to 120 kilometers. Optical subsystems are sold to leading manufacturers of storage and networking equipment such as Brocade, Cisco Systems, EMC, Emulex, Hewlett-Packard Company, Huawei, McData, and Qlogic. Sales of optical components consist primarily of packaged lasers and photo-detectors used in transceivers, primarily for LAN and SAN applications. Optical subsystems also include multiplexers, de-multiplexers, and optical add/drop modules for use in MAN applications.

Network test and monitoring systems (contributed 8.9% of 2007 revenue) includes products designed to test the reliability and performance of equipment. These solutions allow engineers, service technicians, and network managers to generate and capture data at high speeds, filter the data, and identify various types of intermittent errors and other network problems for SANs, LANs, wireless networks, voice-over-Internet protocol applications, and emerging technologies, including 10-gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), Internet small computer systems interface (iSCSI), fiber channel over IP (FCIP), serial-attached small computer system interface (SAS) and serial advanced technology attachment (SATA). These products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Brocade, EMC, Emulex, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, McData and Qlogic and, to a lesser degree, to the operators of networking and storage data centers for monitoring and troubleshooting the performance of their installed systems.

With over 4,200 employees, Finisar has operations worldwide with corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A. Its product development and manufacturing facilities are located in Texas, Malaysia, China, and Singapore. Geographically, the company generated 64.4% of its total 2007 revenue from the U.S. and the remaining 35.6% from the rest of the world. The company's customers include Alcatel, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Juniper, Intel, Motorola, Nokia, Nortel, and Siemens among others.




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