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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

JDSU Forms Alliance With ULVAC

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MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU;TSX: JDU) and ULVAC today announced a collaboration agreement giving ULVAC the ability to commercialize JDSU's innovative UCP-1 optical coating processes in the Asia-Pacific market. This alliance combines JDSU's expertise in optical coating technology with ULVAC's experience in equipment design and manufacturing to provide customers in the region with high-performance custom optical coating capability. Under the agreement ULVAC will manufacture, supply and service the ULDiS-200UCP optical coating platform throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

The ULDiS-200UCP optical coating platform is a general purpose system innovated and evolved from Meta-mode technology for coating products in the visible and near-IR regions of the optical spectrum, applications include digital imaging, projection displays and custom optics. ULDiS-200UCP offer sspeed, tight spectral control and low defect levels. This combination results in breakthrough performance for a thin film coating platform.

"We are very pleased about working more closely with JDSU to bring the benefits of the revolutionary ULDiS-200UCP coating platform to a wider range of customers in Asia," said Hideyuki Odagi, General Manager of ULVAC. "ULDiS-200UCP offers a unique blend of fast cycle time for tight tolerances and low defects that is ideally suited for meeting our customers' rigorous demands."

"Blending ULVAC's equipment skills with JDSU's 60 year history of creating state of the art coating processes will enable penetration in a number of diverse applications throughout Asia, including high-growth semiconductor and electronics manufacturing," said Jim Veler, General Manager of JDSU's Custom Optics Business Unit. "We are excited to be joining forces with ULVAC to extend deployment of our technology in this area."

About ULVAC

ULVAC is a leading global supplier of production systems, instrumentation, pumps and vacuum components used in the semiconductor, flat panel display, disk/magnetic media, and industrial manufacturing markets. More information isavailable at www.ulvac.com .

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