NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading developer and manufacturer of silicon photonics and advanced hybrid photonic integrated circuit-based lasers, modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today issued a statement regarding the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) press release on May 22, 2020 announcing the impending addition of certain Chinese companies to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Entity List.
The action of BIS will potentially restrict the export of items subject to the EAR to our customer FiberHome Technologies Group. NeoPhotonics will continue to monitor BIS guidance to assess the final ruling and any changes that may be required, and will remain in full compliance.
The Company does not anticipate any material impact on its near-term financial prospects and currently expects second quarter 2020 results to be within the upper half of its previously published outlook ranges.
NeoPhotonics is a leading developer and manufacturer of lasers and optoelectronic solutions that transmit, receive and switch high-speed digital optical signals for Cloud and hyper-scale data center internet content provider and telecom networks. The Company’s products enable cost-effective, high-speed over distance data transmission and efficient allocation of bandwidth in optical networks. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO 9001:2015 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley (USA), Japan and China. For additional information visit www.neophotonics.com.
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