November 13, 2009 08:00 ET

JDSU Wins IHMA "Excellence in Holography" Award for HoloFuse™ Product

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2009) - JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced that is has won an IHMA Excellence in Holography Award from the International Hologram Manufacturer's Association for its HoloFuse™ polycarbonate film in the Best Applied Security Product category. JDSU received the award at the annual Holo-Pack/Holo-Print event on November 12th in Budapest, Hungary.

Sponsored by Holography News and now in their 16th year, the IHMA awards recognize outstanding achievements in holography, focusing on the commercial benefits delivered to vendors and their customers.

"HoloFuse is an innovative solution that provides a whole new level of security for critical documents, while also helping card manufacturers meet their objectives for efficient manufacturing," said Adam Scheer, marketing director of Authentication Solutions for the AOT business segment at JDSU. "This prestigious award represents our commitment to provide innovative solutions for the holography market. JDSU is immensely proud to be a 2009 IHMA award winner."

Philip Hudson, Chairman of the IHMA and Chairman of the judging panel, commented: "We had absolutely no hesitation awarding JDSU's HoloFuse product for the Best Applied Security Product category. By integrating the hologram into polycarbonate, JDSU has provided document manufacturers with an easy way of improving the security of their cards without having to make wholesale changes to the manufacture process. We congratulate the company for this excellent innovation."

JDSU's HoloFuse polycarbonate film was introduced in May 2009 and 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 includes a hologram that is integrated into a polycarbonate film without the use of adhesives.

The film in turn becomes the clear outer layer of identity documents, helping to reduce the ability of counterfeiters to separate card layers and tamper with their security. In addition, providing an integrated solution simplifies the manufacturing process for card and identity document makers.

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