SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFOP) announces the release of a line of Polarization Maintaining Fiber Assembly solutions for advanced telecommunication requirements. These high performance connectivity products include PM fiber jumpers and pigtails, PM collimators, and PM fiber array units designed to satisfy the requirements in 100GHz coherent and related communication system subassemblies.  With high extinction ratio and low insertion loss, AFOP polarization maintaining products improve manufacturing yields and overall product performance.  They are available in FC, LC and SC terminations with either UPC or APC polish. AFOP Axis alignment accuracy delivers improved results in critical assembly of PM fiber attachment to lasers and modulators.

For more information, please contact us at or call 408-736-6900 or visit us at the Optical Fiber Conference Show in Los Angeles on March 6-8, 2012 in booth #1325.

About AFOP

Founded in 1995, Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of high performance fiber optic components and integrated modules. AFOP's products are used by leading and emerging communications equipment manufacturers to deliver optical networking systems to the long-haul, enterprise, metropolitan and last mile access segments of the communications network. AFOP's product line of passive optical components includes interconnect systems, couplers and splitters, thin film DWDM components and modules, fixed and variable optical attenuators. AFOP is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with manufacturing and product development capabilities in the United States, Taiwan and China. AFOP's website is located at

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Forward-looking Statements

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements as to the expected availability, features and benefits of AFOP's products, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, manufacturing difficulties, possibly delays in the release of other products, the impact of competitive products, and other risks detailed from time to time in AFOP's SEC reports, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended December 31, 2011. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. AFOP disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

David Hubbard
VP of Sales & Marketing
Tel: 408-736-6900