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Earthquake in Southern Taiwan, No Impact to Operations

Sugar Land, TX, February 8, 2016 – On Friday, February 5, 2016, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit southern Taiwan, where the majority of the damage was concentrated in an area near Tainan City.  AOI’s factory in New Taipei City, Taiwan is located approximately 290km north of the earthquake epicenter and suffered no damage or interruption. 

“There has been no impact to our operations in Taiwan due to the earthquake and AOI will continue its Taiwan operations at normal capacity.  We express our deepest sympathies for all the victims in Taiwan affected by this natural disaster, especially just before the Lunar New Year celebration,” said Willis Chen, an Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. spokesperson.

About Applied Optoelectronics

Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AOI) is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced optical products, including components, modules, and equipment. AOI's products are the building blocks for broadband fiber access networks around the world, where they are used in the CATV broadband, internet datacenter, and fiber-to-the-home markets. AOI supplies optical networking lasers, components and equipment to tier-1 customers in all three of these markets. In addition to its corporate headquarters, wafer fab and advanced engineering and production facilities in Sugar Land, TX, AOI has engineering and manufacturing facilities in Taipei, Taiwan and Ningbo, China.

For additional information, visit www.ao-inc.com. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. and the related AOI logo are trademarks of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

Media Enquiries:

Willis Chen
281/295-1807
wchen@ao-inc.com