Fabrinet was organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands in August 12, 1999 and commenced its business operations in January 2000. The Company provides optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of complex products such as optical communication components, modules and sub-systems, industrial lasers and sensors. It offers a range of advanced optical and electro-mechanical capabilities across the entire manufacturing process, including process design and engineering, supply chain management, manufacturing, advanced packaging, final assembly and test. Its customer base includes companies in complex industries that require advanced precision manufacturing capabilities, such as optical communications, industrial lasers and sensors. Its customers in these industries support a growing number of end-markets, including semiconductor processing, biotechnology, metrology, material processing, automotive, and medical devices. The products that it manufacture for its OEM customers include: optical communications devices, such as: elective switching products, such as reconfigurable optical add-drop modules (ROADMs), optical amplifiers, modulators and other optical components and modules that collectively enable network managers to route signals through fiber traffic at various wavelengths and over various distances; tunable transponders and transceivers that eliminate, at a significant cost savings, the need to stock individual fixed wavelength transponders and transceivers used in voice and data communications networks; and active optical cables providing high-speed interconnect capabilities for data centers and computing clusters, as well as Infiniband, Ethernet, fiber channel and optical backplane connectivity; solid state, diode-pumped, gas and fiber lasers used across an array of industries, including semiconductor processing (wafer inspection, wafer dicing, wafer scribing), biotechnology (DNA sequencing, flow cytometry, hematology, antibody detection), metrology (instrumentation, calibration, inspection), and material processing (photo processing, textile cutting, annealing, marking, engraving); and sensors, including differential pressure, micro-gyro, fuel and other sensors that are used in automobiles, and non-contact temperature measurement sensors for the medical industry. It also designs and fabricates application-specific crystals, prisms, mirrors, laser components and substrates and other custom and standard borosilicate, clear fused quartz, and synthetic fused silica glass products. Its competitors include Sanmina-SCI Corporation, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd., Celestica Inc., Venture Corporation Limited and Oplink Communications, Inc. It is subject to a variety of international and U.S. laws and other legal requirements relating to the use, disposal, clean-up of and human exposure to, hazardous materials.