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06/13/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/13/2019 07:05

Tencent and Spectra7 Launch CRX Consortium to Accelerate Adoption of Active Copper Cable Technology

Specification and Initial Deployments Expected in the Second Half of 2019

June 13th, 2019
BEIJING, CHINA AND SAN JOSE, CA (Business Wire) 2019 - Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX:SEV) ('Spectra7' or the 'Company'), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, announced that Tencent(TCEHY:OTC) and Spectra7 have launched the CRX (Copper Reach Extension) Consortium to accelerate the adoption of active copper cable products using technology from Spectra7. Additional founding members will include a complementary mix of partners spanning the entire supply chain for data centers. The complete list of founding members is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks. The announcement took place today at the Optinet China Conference in Beijing.

'Tencent has worked together with Spectra7 to create the CRX Consortium to accelerate the adoption of analog active copper cable technology,' said Tencent Sr. Network Architect Dr. Min Sun. 'We chose this analog active copper cable approach over competing technologies because of its low power, low cost and fast link-training. Going forward we plan to use only passive and active copper cables for our server connections.'

As one of China's largest tech companies, Tencent continues its rapid expansion of data centers around the world with a keen interest in improving efficiency. The formation of the CRX Consortium will accelerate the adoption of advanced connectivity technology from Spectra7 that will allow significantly lower cost and power interconnects to be used in new data centers.

'Tencent's data center growth is impressive and their leadership in this important technology category is welcomed,' said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. 'We are extremely pleased to have worked with Tencent in the formation of the CRX Consortium and to be part of their network infrastructure upgrade plans.'

Luxshare-ICT and Foxconn Interconnect Join CRX Consortium

'Spectra7 is integral in helping to drive the future of the data center interconnects industry, and we are proud to be collaborating with them and Tencent in the formation of the CRX Consortium,' said Jinhua Chen, Data Center GM at Luxshare-ICT.

'Our data center partners are continuously making requests for longer reach, lower power, and lower cost cable solutions that cannot be achieved with existing passive or optical technology, said Steve Shultis, General Manager at Foxconn Interconnect Technology's CMIT business unit. 'We are thrilled to be partnering with Tencent and Spectra7 in formation of the CRX Consortium.'

ABOUT THE CRX CONSORTIUM

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with design centers in Cork, Ireland and Little Rock, Arkansas.

ABOUT TENCENT

Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Every day, hundreds of millions of people communicate, share experiences, consume information and seek entertainment through our integrated platforms. Tencent's diversified services include QQ, Weixin/ WeChat for communications; Qzone for social networking; QQ Game Platform for online games; QQ.com and Tencent News for information and Tencent Video for video content. Tencent was founded in Shenzhen in 1998 and went public on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2004. The Company is one of the constituent stocks of the Hang Seng Index. Tencent seeks to evolve with the Internet by investing in innovation, providing a mutually beneficial environment for partners, and staying close to users. For more information, visit Tencent.com

ABOUT SPECTRA7 MICROSYSTEMS INC.

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with design centers in Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas.

CAUTIONARY NOTES

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For more information, please contact:

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.
Sean Peasgood
Investor Relations
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Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.
Darren Ma
Chief Financial Officer
669-284-3170
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