JDSU Announces Availability of 8500 Series 40G Coherent Transponder

Leverages System-on-Chip (SOC) Technology from ClariPhy to Provide Cost Efficient Transmission for Broad Range of High-Speed Optical Network

Milpitas, California, March 1, 2012 – JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU and TSX: JDU) today announced availability of its 8500 series 40 Gigabit per second (40G) coherent (DP-QPSK) transponder for a broad range of high-speed optical networking applications that includes key coherent processing technology from system-on-chip (SoC) supplier ClariPhy. 

Coherent optical transmission increases both the reach and capacity of fiber networks, eliminating bulky and expensive optical dispersion compensation equipment while simplifying network management for network operators. This allows network operators to deploy flexible networks that can be scaled to 100G and beyond in a easy and cost effective way.

The JDSU 8500 series transponder integrates a wide range of optical components from JDSU, including an intradyne coherent receiver, tunable laser, and lithium niobate modulator. It also includes the latest mixed signal digital processing (MXSP) system-on-chip  technology from ClariPhy. The new transponder increases fiber capacity by a factor of four (versus 10G) while achieving over 3,000 km of reach on uncompensated fiber links.

 “ClariPhy’s single-chip coherent technology and the team’s ability to support a fast paced development enabled us to deliver our 8500 series transponders to customers who have been looking for a cost and power effective upgrade path to 40G coherent transmissions,” said Tom Fawcett, vice president of Marketing for transmission modules at JDSU. “We strongly believe that the shipment of this product marks a turning point in the wide scale deployment of 40G coherent transmission.”

“JDSU is increasing the adoption rate of 40G coherent transmissions by delivering a power and cost efficient transponder based on its vertical integration of key optical components,” said Nariman Yousefi, chief executive officer and president of ClariPhy. “We are proud to support JDSU in this area with our leading-edge SoC solutions”

JDSU will demonstrate the new transponder at booth #1403 during the Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optics Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) in Los Angeles, California from March 6-8, 2012.

JDSU 40G Coherent Product Portfolio

The JDSU 8500 series 40G coherent transponder is currently being sampled with customers and offers significant advantages in reach, polarization mode distortion (PMD) and ease of use over competing 40G solutions. As a vertically integrated market leader in lithium niobate modulators, intradyne coherent receivers and tunable lasers, JDSU is able to supply high performance and low cost solutions for the full range of emerging 40G line and client side applications.

About JDSU

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and 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 www.jdsu.com and www.jdsu.tv. Follow us on JDSU PerspectivesTwitter,Facebook and YouTube.

About ClariPhy

ClariPhy Communications, Inc. develops mixed signal, advanced digital signal processing (MXSP) ICs targeting 10G, 40G, 100G and beyond for optical networks. ClariPhy’s LightSpeed SoC’s increase capacity and reach while eliminating costly regeneration equipment, simplifying network management  and lowering system CAPEX and OPEX costs. ClariPhy’s investors include Nokia Siemens Networks, Oclaro, Norwest Venture Partners, Onset Ventures, and Allegis Capital. ClariPhy is headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in Los Altos, California and Cordoba, Argentina. For more information, please visit http://www.clariphy.com.

Contact Information

Press:           Noël Bilodeau 408-546-4567 or noel.bilodeau@jdsu.com

Investors:     Cherryl Valenzuela 408-546-4521 or cherryl.valenzuela@jdsu.com

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