JDSU announced advancements in its strategy to offer complete portfolio of tunable solutions in multiple form factors for use in DWDM networks

September 21, 2009

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MILPITAS, Calif. -- JDSU (NASDAQ:JDSU - News) (TSX:JDU - News) today announced key advancements as part of its strategy to offer a complete portfolio of tunable solutions in multiple form factors for use within DWDM networks.

First, JDSU has released its tunable XFP transceiver into production. Announced in March 2009, the tunable XFP transceiver is a dramatically smaller pluggable solution that network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) will implement to send and receive light within DWDM networks.

In addition, JDSU has created a next generation integrable tunable laser assembly (ITLA) that it plans to incorporate into its 300 pin transponders and also offer as a standalone product to the open market.

JDSU leveraged two key building blocks from the Tunable XFP transceiver, the tunable TOSA and ASIC, to create the new ITLA. The tunable TOSA within the ITLA has been modified into a continuous wave (CW) TOSA to accommodate a tunable laser, designed for use with an external Lithium Niobate modulator to enable high performance in Long Haul and Ultra Long Haul networks. The CW TOSA is a key component that allows JDSU to offer lower cost and lower power tunable solutions.

"The DWDM market is looking for multiple supplier solutions that provide lower cost, lower power consumption and a smaller footprint to support the carrier dilemma of single digit revenue growth but double digit traffic growth," said Daryl Inniss, vice president and practice leader of Components at Ovum. "It's great to see that JDSU has extended its tunable XFP technology to support 300 pin MSA transponders as this should help provide lower power and lower cost options to the market."

JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; Toronto: JDU)

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