December 13, 2011 08:30 ET

JDSU Announces Top Tech Trends for 2012

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 13, 2011) - JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today launched its 2012 technology trends campaign with a video that premiered at In addition to highlighting a wide variety of technologies, the campaign is underscored by a message about the continued need for technology innovation in order to contribute to a better world.

JDSU 2012 technology trends include:

  • Development of Next-Generation Satellites to Improve Weather Forecasting

JDSU optical coatings are being used in the creation of next generation satellites. Scheduled to launch over the next few years, these new satellites will help scientists study global precipitation patterns and improve weather forecasting. They will also help experts identify more potable water sources that can be supplied to water-deficient regions and better protect people from impending storms with faster warning systems.

  • Improved Communications to Stimulate Economies, Education and Personal Expression

The Internet and wireless communications have become key modern utilities. In 2012, the pressure is on to make these communications faster, smarter, and more reliable in order to sustain the way people and businesses now function in urban, rural and developing parts of the world. These communications infrastructures also support growing use of social media as a platform for individuals to express views that help shape events happening at both a global and local level.

JDSU continues to focus its research and development on dramatically smaller and highly integrated optical components that support this complex and unpredictable flow of communications. Its test solutions provide network intelligence needed to ensure the quality and reliability of these communications, touching virtually every network in the world.

  • New Uses for Gesture Recognition and 3D Technology in Computing, Medicine, and Education

JDSU continues to explore new uses for gesture recognition and 3D technology beyond gaming that will help people interact with technology in a more natural way. New approaches are being explored in areas such as mobile computing, medicine, and education.

  • Life Saving Technology for Night Vision, Genetic Research and Anti-Counterfeiting

In 2012, JDSU will also continue to evolve technologies that ultimately support life saving solutions. These include optical and test services that support mobile emergency services, diode lasers for night vision that aid search-and-rescue efforts, anti-counterfeiting technology for tamper-evident packaging on products such as pharmaceuticals, and lasers for genetic research.

  • Green Efforts to Help Change the Way We Use Energy

As part of its continued renewable energy efforts, JDSU is refining its optical components to reduce power needs in server farms that support networks. It also provides lasers for the scribing of LED wafers used in low-energy lighting solutions, and concentrated photovoltaic technology for the efficient conversion of sunlight into electricity within solar panels.

JDSU Tech Trends 2012 Online Survey
Share your thoughts on what you think are the biggest tech trends for next year at by December 15th and be eligible to win a free iPad.

About JDSU
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) innovates and markets diverse technologies that enhance the way people experience the world every day. We enable fast, high-quality communications, secure financial transactions, reliable consumer electronics, green energy, differentiated brands and a host of other solutions. We provide these solutions through three business segments: Communications Test and Measurement, Communications and Commercial Optical Products, and Advanced Optical Technologies. To learn more about JDSU, please visit and Follow us on JDSU Perspectives, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.