SHENZHEN, CHINA and SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) today announced that it has received the prestigious Golden Core Partner award from Huawei, one of the world's leading providers of telecommunications network solutions. At an award ceremony at Huawei's corporate headquarters in Shenzhen, China, Finisar was honored for its innovative technology, high-quality, and on-time delivery of its optical components for high-speed communications. Finisar Executive Chairman Jerry Rawls and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Todd Swanson, attended the event.

Of the more than one thousand suppliers that Huawei works with each year, Finisar was one of only 18 companies to receive the Golden Core Partner Award. The award is bestowed upon companies that consistently deliver high performance and quality products that meet Huawei's highly specialized needs.

Finisar supplies a wide range of optical components to Huawei that are included in its telecommunications networking equipment. These optical components include passive devices, transceivers, and transponders. This is the third supplier award Finisar has received from Huawei.

"We are very pleased to be honored by one of the world's largest and fastest growing telecommunications equipment manufacturers," said Todd Swanson, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing of Finisar. "To consistently achieve the highest levels of performance, quality, and short delivery times while exceeding Huawei's stringent requirements is a testament to Finisar's innovative products and high-volume manufacturing capabilities."

About Finisar

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and network test systems that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For more than 20 years, Finisar has provided critical optics technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth and storage. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide. For additional information, visit

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