ADC Partners Danish Research Center

Gives ADC access to Research Center COM facilities

November 22, 2000

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ADC (Nasdaq: ADCT;, a leading global supplier of fiber optics, networkequipment, software and integration services for broadband, multiservicenetworks, today announced the signing of a research and developmentco-operation agreement with Photonics Research Center COM in Denmark.Under the agreement, ADC will gain access to the research anddevelopment facilities at Research Center COM, which are located closeto ADC’s new Danish facilities in Copenhagen. A number of jointactivities will be initiated to facilitate the development of advancedphotonics technology for next generation optical networks. Also underthe agreement, ADC will place PECVD (plasma enhanced chemical vapordeposition) equipment at Research Center COM for use by ADC and ResearchCenter COM.

“Research Center COM has a prominent position within photonics researchin Europe,” said Torben Jacobsen, director of business development atADC Denmark. “We are pleased to be formally strengthening ourcooperation, which will support our R&D activities within integratedoptics. Further it recognizes and supports the strong researchenvironment at Research Center COM.”

“ADC is clearly committed to further strengthening its position as aleading global supplier of photonics components,” said Kristian E.Stubkjaer, director of Research Center COM. “Its investment in ADCDenmark is a significant addition to the clustering of photonicscompanies in the Copenhagen area. We are happy for our collaborationwith ADC, which adds to the variety of photonics technologies that weaddress, and is another example of Research Center COM’s ability tocollaborate with leading industrial partners.”

Since ADC’s acquisition in May 2000 of IBSEN Micro Structures A/S, nowknown as ADC Denmark, the company has more than tripled the number ofengineers at its Copenhagen facility. ADC now has 33 Master’s of Scienceand 14 Ph.D.s working in Denmark.

The first product to come out of ADC’s integrated optics activities inDenmark will be a multichannel DWDM monitor to be launched in 2001.Other integrated optical DWDM components are in development and areexpected to be released in the future, furthering ADC’s strongtechnology base in diffractive optics and semiconductor manufacturingprocesses.

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