APA Optics, Inc. Announces Repeat Order for Its 50 Gigahertz DWDM Optical Component

Order Represents Largest Dollar Value DWDM Order Received to Date by APA



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from APA Optics, Inc.

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- APA Optics, Inc. (Nasdaq:   APAT)
 announced today that it received a repeat order for its 16-channel, 50 GHz
 spacing dense wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer (DWDM) component.
 The order is for 21 units.
     "This is a significant order for our 50 GHz DWDM component," said Terry
 VanderWert, general manager of APA's Fiber Optics Product Group.  "APA has now
 received individual orders for 20 or more DWDM units for products with spacing
 of 200 GHz, 100 GHz and 50GHz, demonstrating the ability of APA's proprietary
 product design to meet the demands of customers for narrow channel spacing."
     The movement in optical communications toward higher bandwidths is being
 partially addressed with higher channel counts that are supported by narrowing
 channel spacing.  "The ability of APA to provide 50 GHz channel spacing, while
 maintaining low insertion loss and low crosstalk in a passive a-thermal
 package, makes our products very attractive to optical equipment
 manufacturers," added VanderWert.
     "The ability to provide narrow channel spacing illustrates one more reason
 why our bulk diffraction grating based DWDMs are receiving increased
 visibility in the optical component industry today," said Anil Jain, chief
 executive officer of APA.
     APA Optics, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets advanced
 products for fiber optic communications, including dense wavelength division
 multiplexing (DWDM) components, and gallium nitride compound
 semiconductor-based ultraviolet detectors, instruments and consumer products.
 Additional information about APA is available at http://www.apaoptics.com
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect
 management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future
 performance and economic conditions.  Such statements are made in reliance
 upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933
 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  The company cautions
 investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and
 uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ
 materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking
 statements.  Statements about purchase orders and the impact of those on APA's
 business are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties.  Other
 factors that may impact the company's results and forward-looking statements
 may be disclosed in the company's filings with the SEC.  APA disclaims any
 intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
 whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
 
 

SOURCE APA Optics, Inc.
    MINNEAPOLIS, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- APA Optics, Inc. (Nasdaq:   APAT)
 announced today that it received a repeat order for its 16-channel, 50 GHz
 spacing dense wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer (DWDM) component.
 The order is for 21 units.
     "This is a significant order for our 50 GHz DWDM component," said Terry
 VanderWert, general manager of APA's Fiber Optics Product Group.  "APA has now
 received individual orders for 20 or more DWDM units for products with spacing
 of 200 GHz, 100 GHz and 50GHz, demonstrating the ability of APA's proprietary
 product design to meet the demands of customers for narrow channel spacing."
     The movement in optical communications toward higher bandwidths is being
 partially addressed with higher channel counts that are supported by narrowing
 channel spacing.  "The ability of APA to provide 50 GHz channel spacing, while
 maintaining low insertion loss and low crosstalk in a passive a-thermal
 package, makes our products very attractive to optical equipment
 manufacturers," added VanderWert.
     "The ability to provide narrow channel spacing illustrates one more reason
 why our bulk diffraction grating based DWDMs are receiving increased
 visibility in the optical component industry today," said Anil Jain, chief
 executive officer of APA.
     APA Optics, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets advanced
 products for fiber optic communications, including dense wavelength division
 multiplexing (DWDM) components, and gallium nitride compound
 semiconductor-based ultraviolet detectors, instruments and consumer products.
 Additional information about APA is available at http://www.apaoptics.com
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect
 management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future
 performance and economic conditions.  Such statements are made in reliance
 upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933
 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  The company cautions
 investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and
 uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ
 materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking
 statements.  Statements about purchase orders and the impact of those on APA's
 business are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties.  Other
 factors that may impact the company's results and forward-looking statements
 may be disclosed in the company's filings with the SEC.  APA disclaims any
 intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
 whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
 
 SOURCE  APA Optics, Inc.