Cable Design Technologies

(CDT)

said it is comfortable with analysts' estimates for the first quarter and expects sales to grow 15% for the quarter.

The Pittsburgh-based company, which provides gigabit network connectivity products, said it is on track to meet expectations of 34 cents a share, in line with the

First Call/Thomson Financial

consensus estimate.

The company also expects to see sales grow by 15% over last year's first quarter, which it attributed partly to continued spending in gigabit, network and fiber-optic telecommunication applications. Furthermore, the company expects its fiber-optic product sales to be up more than 50% over last year's first quarter.