Monday, October 16, 2006

JDSU Acquires Metconnex Wavelength Selective Switch Technology

JDSU has acquired the technology and patent portfolio of Metconnex Canada, Inc., a developer of wavelength selective switch (WSS) modules, for $2.5 million. JDSU did not acquire any of Metconnex's business operations. The companies also agreed to dismiss all pending litigation including litigation commenced by JDSU against Metconnex and certain of its officers and employees for alleged violation of JDSU patent and intellectual property rights.

WSS technology is central to JDSU's portfolio of reconfigurable add/drop multiplexers, or ROADMs, which are increasingly used by carriers to enable the rapid, cost-effective roll-out of triple-play services.

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