November 17, 2009 11:00 ET

JDSU Wins 2009 Sesames Award for HoloFuse™ Product

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced that it has won a prestigious Sesames Award for its HoloFuse™ polycarbonate film in the Applications Identification category. The awards were presented at an opening reception during the CARTES & IDentification exhibition on November 16, 2009 in Paris, France.

Every year, ten Sesames Awards are presented by a jury of industry experts for the best new advances in the hardware, software and application categories that benefit card manufacturing businesses and other related industries.

"We have long respected the Sesames Awards and are honored to have won this prestigious award," said Mark Bonney, vice president and general manager of Authentication Solutions for the AOT business segment at JDSU. "The award recognizes HoloFuse as a breakthrough technology and represents how committed JDSU is to providing solutions that can help reduce fraud for governments and their citizens."

Introduced in May 2009, HoloFuse is a new and highly integrated product that helps protect government-issued identity documents such as passports, national identity documents and driver's licenses against counterfeiting and tampering.

HoloFuse is the first solution that helps prevent counterfeiting efforts by adding secure holographic security features to polycarbonate cards without the use of an adhesive layer, which is currently prone to attack by document forgers. In addition, providing an integrated solution simplifies the manufacturing process for card and identity document makers.

About JDSU

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at

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