Motorola Closes Optical Buy

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Motorola Inc. has closed on its stock-swap deal to bring fiber-optic
transmission-systems company Synchronous Inc. into its arsenal of products.

Synchronous produces a dense-wave-division-multiplexing 1550-nanometer
transmitter platform and erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, which will be integrated
into Motorola's 'OmniStar GX-2' headend and hub-optics platform.

Motorola said it will continue to support customers who are already using
Synchronous equipment.

Motorola's fiber-optic division will operate out of Horsham, Pa., and
Synchronous' old San Jose, Calif., offices.

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