8-K 1 d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

September 15, 2009




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-33486   77-0560433

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

169 Java Drive

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(408) 572-5200

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 8.01 Other Events.

At meetings with investors this week, executives of Infinera Corporation (the “Company”) will discuss the following developments:


  (a) The Company will indicate that it began shipping its metro-edge platform products in late August and it has four customer wins. In addition, the Company intends to introduce this new product at the Supercomm 2009 Trade Show in Chicago in October, 2009.


  (b) The Company expects to deliver its next-generation (10 x 40Gb/s) 400Gb PIC to its system developers by the end of this year. The development cycle for the Company’s next-generation 40 Gb/s-based DTN system may or may not mirror that of its current 10 Gb/s-based DTN system, which has been shipping since 2004. However as a potential guideline for future product development at 40Gb/s and beyond, the Company will indicate that with its current DTN system, it took between 12 and 24 months to make the DTN system available at customers’ sites after the (10 x 10Gb/s) 100Gb PIC was delivered to Infinera’s systems developers.


  (c) The Company will note that Telefonica SA, one of the world’s top five telecommunications service providers, has purchased the DTN System from the Company. The DTN Product purchased by Telefonica is being used in submarine and terrestrial applications and has been shipped, deployed and is carrying live traffic.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

The disclosure contained in this Item 8.01 contains forward-looking statements concerning future announcements related to the Company’s new metro-edge platform and product development efforts. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they never materialize or prove incorrect, could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements included in this Item 8.01 disclosure include, but are not limited to, the future announcements of the Company’s product development efforts and new metro-edge platform. Further information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s future financial results are included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2008, subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including, but not limited to, the risk factors described therein). Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Date: September 15, 2009


/s/    Michael O. McCarthy III


Michael O. McCarthy III

Chief Legal Officer