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AiDi Corporation wins Global Business Award

4th Tsukuba Venture Award ceremony

Emeryville, CA, March 10, 2009 – AiDi Corporation, a global company that specializes in optical communication products and services for PON, metro, and access markets, has announced that it has received Tsukuba Global Business Award at the 4th Tsukuba Venture Award ceremony held in Tsukuba, Japan.

The Tsukuba Venture Award was established in 2005 by a non-profit organization, Tsumugi Tsukuba, to honor and support venture-backed companies in Tsukuba every year, who have contributed toward a better quality of life through exceptional innovation, achievement and growth.

“AiDi is pleased to be recognized by Tsumugi Tsukuba as a successful example of global venture firm started in Tsukuba, known as the ‘Silicon Valley of Japan’,” says Kenzo Ishida, President and CEO of AiDi Corporation. “We will remain committed to providing our customers with highly innovative optical products and services.”

Past winners include CYBERDYNE Inc., DNAVEC Corporation and Plant Genome Center Co., Ltd. For more information on Tsumugi Tsukuba, visit

About AiDi Corporation

AiDi Corporation is a global company that offers innovative, high-value, optical communication products and services for PON, metro, and access markets. AiDi leads the way to expanding optical network markets and deployments through improved network efficiency and economics. AiDi has exceptional technical leadership in the industry, providing customers with advanced networking options at a lower total cost of ownership. Optical components from AiDi are remarkably well-suited for harsh environments, as well as highly populated urban centers. All AiDi products are carefully engineered and manufactured to exceed industry standards, resulting in a higher standard for durability and a longer lifetime in the field. The company is privately held, founded by industry pioneers with several U.S. and International Patents Pending. AiDi headquarters is in Japan, with independent operating subsidiaries in China and the United States. All Rights Reserved.

Contact: Erina Ishida, Corporate Communications, AiDi USA, Inc.,, 1250 45th Street, Suite 355, Emeryville, CA 94608


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Companies to Offer Integrated Testing Solution that Boosts Productivity in Current Economic Conditions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—March 10, 2009— Fanfare, delivering innovative testing solutions to network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and service providers (SPs), today announced it is partnering with Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A) to offer joint customers the ability to seamlessly integrate their test assets and automate complex system testing. Fanfare’s test automation solution, iTest® will be more tightly integrated with Agilent’s N2X multi-services test solution, accelerating the configuration and automation of test scenarios.

The Agilent N2X is widely used by NEMs and SPs to validate the performance and scalability characteristics of next-generation network equipment, and is designed to test IP-forwarding devices that deliver video, VoIP, data services and business VPNs. It is used in out-of-service lab environments to test at real-world scale with realistic traffic, ensuring quality of multiplay services. The N2X addresses the test challenges that multiplay services impose across the IP/MPLS core, carrier edge and broadband access networks.

Fanfare’s iTest orchestrates system testing by executing simultaneous commands to a multitude of different devices in a network to simulate real-world network testing. This enhances the quality of services that SPs offer, reduces time to market, and improves productivity across the entire service development and product development life cycle. Integrating Agilent’s N2X with iTest will ease the process of automating test assets for existing and prospective SP customers, providing a comprehensive solution for their system testing needs.

“Our customers have been telling us that they want to use Fanfare’s iTest to automate the Agilent N2X in their labs to ultimately get the best of both worlds ,” said Toni Piwonka-Corle, general manager of Agilent’s Data Networks Operation. “We’re pleased to announce that the current version of Fanfare’s iTest supports the latest Agilent N2X software release, and that we will continue the integration of our two products to boost our customers’ productivity.”

“In today’s uncertain economic conditions, productivity-enhancement tools such as iTest can play a critical role in helping carriers maintain their competitive edge,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of Fanfare. “Fanfare will continue to work with leading companies like Agilent to meet the market demand for integration between test equipment and test automation software, contributing to overall improvements in the quality chain.”

About Fanfare

Fanfare provides automated testing solutions that enable service providers, network equipment manufacturers, and enterprises to enhance productivity throughout the quality workflow by streamlining system and device testing, reducing product cycles, and lowering costs. Using Fanfare, quality assurance teams and developers can leverage a common testing platform to deliver quality services and products to market faster and more efficiently. For more information, please visit

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Media Contact:

Marisa Marzano

Big Sky Communications

(705) 484-5105

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