Settlement Agreement Regarding Lawsuit over Trademark Issue on Fujikura Fusion Splicers

Spartanburg, SC - Fujikura Ltd., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality fiber optic products, announces that Fujikura and Vibrant Technologies, Inc. have come to a settlement on December 28, 2009, regarding the lawsuit that Fujikura files against Vibrant Technologies in the New Hampshire federal court.

Under the settlement, Vibrant has agreed to stop selling Fujikura fusion splicers that Fujikura asserted were modified from their original manufactured condition.

Financial and other terms of the settlement agreement have not been disclosed due to the confidentiality agreements between the parties.

About Fujikura Ltd.
Established in 1885, Fujikura Ltd. is a world leader of advanced technologies in telecommunications, electronics and the automotive industries. Fujikura is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and employs over 49,000 worldwide. For additional information, visit

About AFL
AFL is an industry leader in providing fiber optic products, engineering expertise and integrated services to the Electric Utility, Broadband, Telco, OEM, Private Network and Wireless markets. It has operations in the U.S., Mexico and the U.K. AFL is a division of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.

Corie Culp, Public Relations Manager