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Finisar to Accept Advisory Council Spotlight Award from Sci-Tech Discovery Center

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Awarded for Visionary Leadership in Promoting STEM education in North Texas

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and DALLAS, March 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR), the leader in optical communication modules and VCSEL technology, will be accepting an award from Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco, Texas during their annual Brainiac Bowl fundraiser and awards ceremony on Friday, March 29.

Each year, the Board of Directors of Sci-Tech Discovery Center recognizes several key sponsors at their Brainiac Bowl.  Finisar was selected for the Advisory Council Spotlight Award for demonstrating visionary leadership in STEM education. Specifically, Finisar’s sponsorship will be used to create a Mobile Laser Lab with interactive exhibits centered on optics technology. The Finisar Mobile Laser Lab is designed to provide 5th-12th grade students in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Sherman areas first-hand experience with lasers and other optical components. The Finisar Mobile Laser Lab is expected to debut this spring.

“Finisar, alongside other community partners, has made it possible for us to deliver STEM education to thousands of students in North Texas,” explained Sci-Tech Executive Director Peter Claffey. “Sci-Tech Discovery Center could not operate without the support of strong science pioneers, like Finisar, who are committed to developing young minds and creating a technologically proficient workforce.”

“Finisar is fully committed to helping the local community develop the kind of programs needed to teach young people about the exciting careers available in optics technologies,’ said Jeff Brown, Vice President and General Manager of Texas Operations, Finisar. “As a world leader in laser technology for optical communications and 3D Sensing applications, Finisar is excited to receive this award and be involved in the STEM education of students across North Texas.”

About Finisar
Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader in optical communications, providing components and subsystems to networking equipment manufacturers, data center operators, telecom service providers, consumer electronics and automotive companies.  Founded in 1988, Finisar designs products that meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth, data storage and 3D sensing subsystems. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide. Visit our website at www.finisar.com.

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