November 05, 2009 16:30 ET

Sumitomo Electric Grants JDSU Global Contribution Award

JDSU to Serve as Prime Supplier of TOSA and ROSA Products for Datacom, LAN Switching and Storage Applications

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2009) - JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced that Sumitomo Electric has awarded the company its Global Contribution Award. Only two suppliers out of fifty received the award at a recent ceremony. JDSU will serve as the prime supplier of VCSEL, TOSA and ROSA products to Sumitomo Electric that are used for datacom, LAN switching and storage applications.

Sumitomo Electric selected JDSU based on the technical performance of its products, its ability to scale capacity for products based on demand, and assurance of JDSU's ongoing ability to meet its future needs. The company will use JDSU products in tailored network solutions that it provides to the communication and enterprise network markets, as well as equipment manufacturers, to help them expand their network bandwidth opportunities.

"JDSU is honored to receive the award and we look forward to continued collaboration with Sumitomo Electric," said Tom Fawcett, director of Transmission Product Marketing for the CCOP business segment at JDSU.

About JDSU Products

--  VCSEL - Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser that is used for short
    reach applications in the enterprise/data center space.
--  TOSA - Transmit Optical Sub-Assembly that includes a VCSEL and
    attaches to a PCB inside a transceiver.
--  ROSA - Receive Optical Sub-Assembly that includes a PIN and attaches
    to a PCB inside a transceiver.

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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