OCLARO, INC. (OCLR) SPO
|Company Name||OCLARO, INC.|
|Company Address||2584 JUNCTION AVENUE
SAN JOSE, CA 95134
|Company Phone||(408) 383-1400|
|Employees (as of 6/30/2012)||2790|
|State of Inc||DE|
|Fiscal Year End||7/3|
|Exchange||Nasdaq National Market|
|Shares Over Alloted||--|
|Shareholder Shares Offered||--|
|Lockup Period (days)||180|
|Quiet Period Expiration||--|
Unless we otherwise indicate in the applicable prospectus supplement, we currently intend to use the net proceeds from this offering primarily for general corporate purposes, including working capital. We may set forth additional information on the use of net proceeds from the sale of the securities we offer under this prospectus in a prospectus supplement relating to the specific offering. Pending the application of the net proceeds, we intend to invest the net proceeds in investment-grade, interest-bearing securities.
The optical communications markets are rapidly evolving. We expect these markets to continue to be highly competitive because of the available capacity and number of competitors. We compete with domestic and international companies, many of which have substantially greater financial and other resources than we do. As of June 30, 2012, we believe that our principal competitors in the optical subsystems, modules and components industry include Finisar Corporation (Finisar), JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU), Oplink Communications, Inc. (Oplink) and Opnext, which we acquired on July 23, 2012, and vertically-integrated equipment manufacturers such as Fujitsu Limited and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. The principal competitive factors upon which we compete include breadth of product line, availability, performance, product reliability, innovation and selling price. We seek to differentiate ourselves from our competitors by offering high levels of customer value through collaborative product design, technology innovation, manufacturing capabilities, optical/mechanical performance, intelligent features for configuration, control and monitoring, multi-function integration and overall customization. There can be no assurance that we will continue to compete favorably with respect to these factors. We encounter substantial competition in most of our markets, although no one competitor competes with us across all product lines or markets. Our competitors also include laser diode suppliers such as DILAS Diode Lasers, Inc., Jenoptik AG, Coherent, Inc. and JDSU, some of which are captive suppliers to their own vertically integrated laser systems operations as well as suppliers to external customers, and some of which, like us, are merchant suppliers of laser diodes. Our competitors in VCSEL products include Avago Technologies. Consolidation in the optical systems and components industry in the past has intensified, and future consolidation could further intensify, the competitive pressures that we face. For example, in addition to our mergers with Opnext and Avanex, our fiscal year 2010 acquisition of Xtellus and our fiscal year 2011 acquisition of Mintera; Finisar and Optium Corporation merged in 2008, Finisar acquired Ignis Optics in 2011 and Red-C Optical Networks Ltd. in 2012, Neophotonics acquired Santur in 2011 and Opnext acquired StrataLight Communications, Inc. in 2009. In the past, JDSU and Oplink have also expanded their businesses through acquisitions. We also face competition from companies that may expand into our industry and introduce additional competitive products. Existing and potential customers are also our potential competitors. These customers may internally develop or acquire additional competitive products or technologies, which may cause them to reduce or cease their purchases from us.
We are a tier-one provider of optical communications and laser components, modules and subsystems for a broad range of diverse markets, including telecommunications (telecom), industrial, scientific, consumer electronics and medical. Industry sources estimate that the total addressable markets
for optical communications and industrial and consumer lasers are approximately $6.7 billion and $800 million, respectively. In all markets, our approach is to offer a differentiated solution that is designed to make it easier for our customers to do business by combining optical technology innovation, photonic integration, and a vertically integrated approach to manufacturing and product development. Our customers include Alcatel-Lucent; ADVA Optical Networking; Ciena Corporation; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Ericsson; Fujitsu Limited; Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd; Infinera Corporation; Laserline Inc.; and Tellabs, Inc. --- We are a supplier of core optical network technology to leading telecom equipment companies worldwide. We target telecom equipment manufacturers that integrate our optical technology into the systems they offer to the telecom carriers that are building, upgrading and operating high-performance optical networks. Telecom carriers are increasingly demanding greater levels of network capacity from their telecom equipment suppliers, our customers, in order to meet their rapidly growing network bandwidth requirements. We believe that the trend toward an increase in demand for optical solutions, which increase network capacity, is in response to growing bandwidth demand driven by increased transmission of video, voice and data over optical communication networks. Network carriers also seek to decrease the total cost of ownership of their networks and many of our advanced optical solutions, both now and potentially in terms of future optical technologies to enable new network architectures, can provide a level of flexibility and responsiveness consistent with supporting these goals. The rapid development of network infrastructure underway in developing countries is also driving growth in demand for optical solutions. Increasingly, internet service providers with their own wide area networks have similar requirements and are also becoming customers for our optical network products. We design, manufacture and market optical components, modules and subsystems that generate, detect, amplify, combine and separate light signals in telecom networks. We are a leading supplier of optical products at the component level, including tunable lasers, pump lasers, external modulators, integrated lasers and modulators and receivers. We are also a leading supplier of products at the module and subsystem levels, including transceivers, transponders, tunable dispersion compensation, amplifiers, wavelength selective switch (WSS) and controlled subsystems, including integrated reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) line cards. Many of our products enable increased flexibility in optical telecom networks, making the networks more dynamic in nature. With the acquisition of Opnext, we expect to reinforce our leadership position in transceivers, transponders and subsystems in our traditional core optical network markets, and to extend our presence more significantly into the datacom/enterprise market with Opnext’s portfolio of client-side and short reach transceivers. Within our overall business, we also have specific product lines focused on the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of optics and photonics solutions for select non-telecom markets. These products include high-power lasers targeted at material processing, consumer, medical, industrial and printing markets, vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) targeted at consumer markets and thin film filter products targeted at biotechnology and other markets. Increasingly, customers outside of the telecom market are recognizing the value of optical technology to their products and end markets. We believe that there is a long-term transition under way across many markets from the use of electronics to the use of light waves. We also believe that the proliferation of optical technology into new and emerging markets and our ability to be a viable supplier of differentiated technologies to larger laser system companies serving these markets helps drive our growth in related product lines. One such example is our introduction of fiber lasers, which we believe may contribute to our customers’ ability to compete effectively in related markets with existing vertically integrated competitors. ------- We were incorporated in Delaware in June 2004. Our principal executive offices are located at 2560 Junction Avenue, San Jose, California 95134, and our telephone number at that location is (408) 383-1400. We maintain a website at www.oclaro.com.
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