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AiDi develops FISH for environmental and bio sensing applications

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Emeryville, CA, March 12, 2009 – AiDi Corporation has announced the release of its new Fourier-Transform, Integrated-Optic Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (FISH) for environmental sensing and health diagnostics. AiDi has been known for its high-quality broadband optical communication products. Using its expertise in planar lightwave circuits (PLC), AiDi enters the optical sensor business by extending the boundaries of the latest technology.


The FISH device utilizes an interferometric Fourier transform technique called Spatial Heterodyne Spectroscopy to measure high resolution optical spectra with high optical throughput. The implementation of the interferometer on a palm-size PLC (Planar Lightwave Circuits) chip offers a number of advantages, such as mass manufacturability, compactness, and easy coupling of light using standard PLC components. Because there are no moving parts, the device is highly robust and can withstand harsh environments.


“There has been a growing need to develop miniature spectroscopic sensors capable of sensing biological and environmental materials on real-time basis. By using Si3N4 waveguides, we will be able to develop wearable miniature spectrometers, 1cm x 1cm in size, for health care and environmental monitoring at low cost,” says Dr. Katsunari Okamoto, Chief Technology Officer of AiDi Corporation.


“We will also be able to apply it to 3-dimensional device sensors with this innovative patent-pending technology. We are currently looking for partners in the biotechnology and green environmental technology industries to develop applications for sensor products using the FISH chip as a passive optical core engine,” says Kenzo Ishida, President and CEO of AiDi Corporation. Please contact AiDi directly at sales@aidicorp.com for more information.


AiDi will be presenting FISH at National Institute of Information Communication Technology (NICT) International Symposium on “Challenge to new frontiers in photonic technology,” to be held in Tokyo, Japan on March 13, 2009.


For more information, visit: http://act.nict.go.jp/lwd/event.html.


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.


http://www.aidicorp.com


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


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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 http://www.tsumugi.org/.


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.


http://www.aidicorp.com


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


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AiDi introduces Fiber Optic Ribbon Hermetic Feedthrough

Fiber Optic Ribbon Hermetic Feedthrough


Emeryville, CA, September 19, 2008 – AiDi Corporation has advanced current wavelength-switched optical metro and access network technology with its fiber optic ribbon hermetic feedthrough. The innovation is in AiDi’s ability to use ribbons with large fiber count, and manufacture in mass quantities while retaining consistent resilience to the environmental stress conditions defined by Telcordia.


Many advanced optical switch and VOA (Variable Optical Attenuator) technology platforms (MEMS, Liquid Crystal, Polymer, etc.) for wavelength channel switching require encapsulated environments. Therefore, the fiber ribbon pigtails must maintain a hermetic seal. For large channel count ribbons, traditional feedthrough assemblies are not robust enough to survive Telcordia environmental qualification. AiDi pioneers the technology for mass production of ribbon feedthroughs with high channel count of 12 or more.


“As the markets for WSS (Wavelength Selective Switch) modules, VOA arrays, advanced multiplexers and demultiplexers, and other modules mature, the demand will grow and deployment will be limited by the ability of manufacturers to produce in adequate volume. This innovation eliminates a potential bottleneck in the overall supply chain and helps enable current and future wavelength-switched optical networks,” says Kenzo Ishida, President and CEO of AiDi Corporation.


In addition, unlike other suppliers, AiDi takes complete control of the supply chain from selection of raw materials through to delivery of the final product. The result of this model for customers is more confidence in the product integrity along with very rapid product development cycles.


About AiDi Corporation


AiDi Corporation is a global company that offers innovative, high-value, Passive Optical Network (PON) products and service. 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. PON 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.


http://www.aidicorp.com


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


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AiDi Corporation Promotes “One-Stop Factory” at FTTH 2008

Emeryville, CA, September 17, 2008 – AiDi Corporation invites visitors to their booth at the 2008 FTTH Conference & Expo, to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, from September 22 – 24, 2008. AiDi Corporation will be promoting their “One-Stop Factory” solutions, including PLC splitter, MPO-LC fanout, CWDM MUX/DMUX, and DWDM MUX/DMUX component and module product lines. Modules can be LGX style, thin cassette style, or ultra-compact form factors, and are customizable.


The “One-Stop Factory” concept refers to AiDi’s vertically-integrated manufacturing line, which produces optical subcomponents, components, and modules. This greatly simplifies the supply chain and keeps AiDi’s prices low. As a single point-of-contact turnkey solution, AiDi also saves customers’ overhead costs by eliminating the need for managing multiple vendors and long lead times due to consignment logistics.


Other products include the recently released fiber optic ribbon hermetic feedthrough assemblies, Fiber Arrays, PMFA, V-Groove Arrays, Connectorized Patchcables and Fanout Assemblies, and the rest of the PLC Splitter product line. Marketing services and advanced technical services are also available.


To find out more about AiDi Corporation’s entire product and service portfolio, visit Booth #722 at FTTH 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee from September 22 – 24, 2008.


About AiDi Corporation


AiDi Corporation is a global company that offers innovative, high-value, Passive Optical Network (PON) products and service. 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. PON 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.


http://www.aidicorp.com


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


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AiDi Corporation Exhibits New Products at ECOC 2008

Emeryville, CA, September 15, 2008 – AiDi Corporation invites visitors to their booth at the 34th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC 2008), to be held in Brussels, Belgium, from September 22 – 24, 2008. The latest addition to the AiDi Corporation product line is the fiber optic ribbon hermetic feedthrough, which can be manufactured in volume and still withstand Telcordia environmental requirements.


Other products include LGX style filter boxes, thin cassette filter/splitter boxes, Fiber Arrays, V-Groove Arrays, Connectorized Patchcables and Fanout Assemblies, and the rest of the PLC Splitter product line. Marketing services and advanced technical services are also available.


To find out more about AiDi Corporation’s entire product and service portfolio, visit Booth #5 at ECOC 2008 in Brussels, Belgium from September 22 – 24, 2008.


About AiDi Corporation


AiDi Corporation is a global company that offers innovative, high-value, Passive Optical Network (PON) products and service. 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. PON 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.


http://www.aidicorp.com


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


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AiDi Corporation wins 2008 TCI Business Award

Emeryville, CA, September 12, 2008 – AiDi Corporation, a global company that specializes in passive optical network (PON) products and services, has announced that it has received the 2008 TCI Business Award from Tsukuba Center Inc. (TCI) in Japan.


The TCI Business Award was established to celebrate 20 years of service that Tsukuba Center Inc. has provided. TCI Business Awards honor venture companies in Tsukuba with exceptional achievement and growth and are recognized as a mark of excellence across scientific and technological communities.


“We have achieved continuous progress, doubling our revenue every year since established in 2004,” says Kenzo Ishida, President and CEO of AiDi Corporation. “We are proud and honored to have won this award from TCI. We will remain committed to providing our customers with innovative optical products and services and continue to expand globally in the United States, Japan and China.”


About Tsukuba Center Inc.


Tsukuba Center Inc. (TCI) provides services that benefit regional development in Tsukuba and surrounding areas by supporting the exchange and cooperation of researchers from governmental, academic and industrial sectors. The company is funded by the Ibaraki Government, Development Bank of Japan and 76 local companies.


TCI acts as a base for support for the establishment of venture businesses and promotes the cooperation of R&D development between governmental, academic, and industrial institutions. TCI also provides information on R&D in Tsukuba through internet and journals.


For more information about Tsukuba Center Inc. (TCI), visit http://www.tsukuba-tci.co.jp


About AiDi Corporation


AiDi Corporation is a global company that offers innovative, high-value, Passive Optical Network (PON) products and service. 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. PON 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.

http://www.aidicorp.com


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


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AiDi appoints Dr. Katsunari Okamoto as CTO

AiDi Corporation has announced that Katsunari Okamoto has joined its executive management team as Chief Technology Officer. Most recently, Dr. Okamoto served as President of Okamoto Laboratory Ltd., an R&D consulting company specializing in planar lightwave circuits, and Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis.


Dr. Okamoto brings with him over 30 years of experience in the field of fiber optics, including 26 years at NTT where he served as Director of Okamoto Research Laboratory in NTT Photonics Laboratories. During his time at NTT, he has engaged in research and development of the transmission characteristics of various fibers including PANDA fibers, fiber optic components, AWGs, integrated optic add/drop multiplexers and proposed the idea of dispersion-flattened fibers (DFF). He is a fellow of IEEE and a research fellow of NTT Science and Core Technology Laboratory Group and has also taught and performed research at Southampton University and University of Tokyo with Dr. D.N. Payne and Prof. E.A.J. Marcatili from AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Okamoto has published more than 260 papers in technical journals and international conferences. He has also authored and co-authored 8 books, including “Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides,” published by Academic Press.


“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Okamoto to our executive management team,” says Kenzo Ishida, President & CEO of AiDi Corporation. “Dr. Okamoto has been a pioneer in the field of optical waveguide/PLC and his strong research background will accelerate the growth of our technology portfolio and product lines.”


About AiDi Corporation


AiDi Corporation is a global company that offers innovative, high-value, Passive Optical Network (PON) products and service. 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. PON 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.

http://www.aidicorp.com

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

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