ZEPHYR COVE, NV--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2013) - Zephyr Photonics' unique high-temperature optical, VCSEL-based technology was featured in Oil and Gas Innovation Center's September 2013 publication. The Oil and Gas Innovation Center profiles technologies developed in other industries having crossover applicability in the petroleum industry. This resource focuses exclusively on the technology needs of the petroleum industry and featured Zephyr Photonics' high-temperature (up to 175°C) optical components capable of high-speed data transmission and operation in downhole applications. Such high temperature components will allow more time on hole for sensing and collecting measurements while drilling (MWD) for downhole and directional drilling applications.

Duane Louderback, Zephyr Photonics' President, explained, "It is great to find such a targeted outlet to help build awareness of our unique high temperature optical capabilities. We look forward to the industry leveraging our technology to drive productivity increases."

About Zephyr Photonics
For more than 25 years, Zephyr Photonics has developed innovative and advanced photonic solutions for government agencies, communication companies, and defense prime contractors. Enabled by its proprietary, wide-temperature VCSEL-based, optical technology, Zephyr Photonics brings ruggedized, high-performance optical interconnect solutions to demanding mission-critical applications. As a vertically integrated supplier, Zephyr Photonics is bringing the advantages of optical solutions to the defense, intelligence, industrial, and oil & gas industries. It operates a vertically integrated 17,000 square foot development and manufacturing facility, including cleanrooms for semiconductor epitaxial growth, device fabrication and testing, as well as device packaging and module assembly. Zephyr Photonics is a DMEA trusted supplier and foundry and is ITAR compliant and ISO 9001:2008 certified. For more information, go to: www.zephyrphotonics.com.

About Oil and Gas Innovation Center
The Oil & Gas Innovation Center addresses the specific technology needs of the petroleum industry. Technologies showcased on the site are either commercially available or close to this threshold. Subscribers receive detailed information about important new technologies without incurring the travel costs and substantial time commitments required to independently identify these promising breakthroughs. Technology profiles include full contact information for the early stage companies developing these innovations. Site subscribers are encouraged to use this information to interact directly with technology companies of interest to them. The Oil & Gas Innovation Center is supported entirely by the annual fees paid by subscribers and does not participate in any commercial transactions between subscribers and profiled technology companies. Subscribers join as either members or sponsors. Both groups have full access to the site content. Sponsors have their logos displayed on the site and on all correspondence associated with the Oil & Gas Innovation Center. The Oil & Gas Innovation Center is owned and managed by petroleum industry professionals for the benefit of the global petroleum industry. For more information go to: www.oilandgasinnovation.com.

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