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Annual Report


Our Industries and Developments

JDSU provides communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers ("NEMs"). Our diverse technology portfolio also fights counterfeiting and enables commercial lasers for a range of applications.

To serve its markets, JDSU operates the following business segments:

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º Communications Test and Measurement ("CommTest")

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º Communications and Commercial Optical Products ("CCOP")

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º Optical Security and Performance Products ("OSP")

Communications Test and Measurement

CommTest provides an integrated portfolio of network and service enablement solutions that provide end-to-end visibility and intelligence necessary for consistent, high-quality network, service, and application performance.

These solutions are made up of lab and field test instruments and customer experience management solutions ("CEM") supported by microprobes, monitoring software and optimization applications. This portfolio helps network operators and service providers effectively manage the continued growth of network traffic, devices and applications.

As a result of this continued and rapid growth, operators and providers are looking for new ways to drive business agility and generate revenue with innovative services, while continuing to focus on reducing operating costs and improving performance. To this end, CommTest is focused on providing world-class network and service enablement solutions, focusing investments on software and solutions offerings in high-growth markets while leveraging its instruments portfolio. These strategic investments are being placed globally to meet end-customer demand.

JDSU's network enablement solutions include instruments and software to build, turn-up, certify, troubleshoot, monitor, and optimize networks that are differentiated through superior efficiency, higher profitability, reliable performance, and greater customer satisfaction. These products include instruments and software that access the network to perform installation and maintenance tasks. Our service enablement solutions collect and analyze complete network data to reveal the true customer experience and opportunities for new revenue streams with enhanced management, control, optimization, and differentiation.

CommTest solutions address lab and production environments, field deployment and service assurance for Ethernet and IP services over wireless and fixed communications networks, including storage networks. CommTest's network and service enablement solutions include one of the largest test instrument portfolios in the industry, with hundreds of thousands of units in active use by major NEMs, operators and services providers worldwide. CommTest is leveraging this installed base and knowledge of network management methods and procedures to develop advanced customer experience solutions. These solutions let carriers remotely monitor performance and quality of service and applications performance throughout the entire network. Remote monitoring decreases operating expenses, while early detection increases uptime, preserves revenue, and lets operators better monetize their networks.

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CommTest customers include wireless and fixed services providers, NEMs, government organizations and large corporate customers. These include major telecom, mobility and cable operators such as AT&T, Bell Canada, Bharti Airtel Limited, British Telecom, China Mobile, China Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, Comcast, CSL, Deutsche Telecom, France Telecom, Reliance Communications, Softbank, Telefónica, Telmex, TimeWarner Cable, Verizon and Vodafone. CommTest customers also include many of the NEMs served by our CCOP segment, including Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Fujitsu and Huawei. JDSU test and measurement customers also include chip and infrastructure vendors, storage-device manufacturers, storage-network and switch vendors, and deployed private enterprise customers. Storage-segment customers include Brocade, Cisco Systems and EMC.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, we acquired GenComm Co., Ltd. ("GenComm"), a provider of test and measurement solutions for troubleshooting, installation and maintenance of wireless base stations and repeaters. During the third quarter of fiscal 2013, we acquired Arieso Limited ("Arieso"), a leading provider of location-aware software solutions that allow mobile network operators to improve the subscriber experience. Also, during the third quarter of fiscal 2013, we approved a strategic plan to exit the legacy low-speed wireline product line, which resulted in a $2.2 million charge for accelerated amortization of related intangibles of which $1.8 million and $0.4 million is included in Amortization of acquired technologies and Amortization of other intangibles in the Consolidated Statement of Operations, respectively. In addition, we incurred $11.3 million of inventory related charges included in Cost of sales in the Consolidated Statement of Operations primarily related to the write-off of inventory no longer being sold due to the legacy low-speed wireline product line exit.

Moving forward in fiscal 2014, we will refer to our CommTest business segment by a new name, Network and Service Enablement ("NSE"). The name NSE more accurately reflects the value we bring to our customers and the evolution of our product portfolio, one that includes but goes beyond communications test instruments by offering enhanced visibility across the network and up and down the network stack, including service and application performance.

Communications and Commercial Optical Products

CCOP is a leading provider of optical communications and commercial laser products and technologies and commercial laser components.

Serving telecommunications and enterprise data communications markets, CCOP products include components, modules, subsystems, and solutions for access
(local), metro (intracity), long-haul (city-to-city and worldwide), and submarine (undersea) networks, as well as SANs, LANs and WANs. These products enable the transmission and transport of video, audio and text data over high-capacity fiber-optic cables. CCOP maintains leading positions in the fastest-growing optical communications segments, including ROADMs and tunable XFPs and SFPs. CCOP's growing portfolio of pluggable transceivers supports LAN/SAN needs and the cloud for customers building proprietary data center networks.

OEMs use CCOP lasers-fiber, diode, direct-diode, diode-pumped solid-state, and gas-that offer low- to high-power output with UV, visible and IR wavelengths. This broad product portfolio addresses the needs of laser clients in applications such as micromachining, materials processing, bio-instrumentation, consumer electronics, graphics, and medical/dental. Core laser technologies include continuous-wave, q-switched and mode-locked lasers addressing application needs from continuous-wave to megahertz repetition rates. Photonic power products transport energy over optical fiber, enabling electromagnetic- and radio-interference-free power and data transmission for remote sensors such as high-voltage line current monitors.

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Gesture-recognition systems use both CCOP's gesture recognition light source and OSP's gesture recognition optical filters. These systems simplify the way people interact with technology by enabling the use of natural body gestures, like the wave of a hand, instead of using a device like a mouse or remote control. Emerging markets for gesture recognition include gaming platforms, home entertainment and personal computing.

CCOP's optical communications products customers include Adva, Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Infinera, Nokia Siemens Networks, and Tellabs. CCOP's lasers customers include Amada, ASML, Beckman Coulter, Becton Dickinson, Disco, Electro Scientific Industries, and KLA-Tencor.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, we approved a plan to exit the concentrated photovoltaic product line. As a result we incurred a $2.6 million charge during the period for accelerated amortization of related intangibles which is included in Amortization of acquired technologies in the Consolidated Statement of Operations.

Optical Security and Performance Products

OSP designs, manufactures, and sells products targeting anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, government, healthcare, and other markets.

OSP's security offerings for the currency market include Optically Variable Pigment ("OVP®"), Optically Variable Magnetic Pigment ("OVMP®") and banknote thread substrates. OVP® enables a color-shifting effect used by banknote issuers and security printers worldwide for anti-counterfeiting applications on currency and other high-value documents and products. OVP® protects the currencies of more than 100 countries today. OSP also develops and delivers overt and covert anti-counterfeiting products primarily targeting the consumer-electronics markets.

Leveraging its expertise in spectral management and its unique high-precision coating capabilities, OSP improves the performance of a range of products in the consumer-electronics market. For example, gesture-recognition devices designed for gaming platforms use OSP optical filters.

OSP value-added solutions meet the stringent requirements of commercial and government customers in aerospace and defense. In the aerospace industry, JDSU precision optical filters are a critical component in satellite and spacecraft power- and temperature-control systems. OSP also supplies anti-reflection coatings, beamsplitters, optical filters, laser optics, solar reflectors, and mirrors for a variety of defense and security applications including guidance systems, high-energy laser systems, battlefield eye protection, infrared night-vision systems, and secure optical communications.

OSP serves customers such as 3M, Barco, Kingston, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Pan Pacific, Seiko Epson, and SICPA.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2013, we completed the sale of our hologram business ("Hologram Business"), which primarily addressed the transaction card market. We have presented our current and historical Consolidated Statements of Operations and segment financials to reflect the sale of this business. The historical results of this business are reflected as discontinued operations in accordance with the authoritative guidance under U.S. GAAP and are not included in our quarterly results from continuing operations for all periods presented. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, we made a decision to cease production of certain legacy custom optic products at the end of their lifecycle, including anti-reflection products, solar cell covers, and front-surface mirrors for display and office automation applications as well as certain infrared and box coater solutions. We expect to substantially phase out production of these solutions by the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2014.

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Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In July 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued authoritative guidance that requires an entity to present an unrecognized tax benefit, or a portion of an unrecognized tax benefit, in the financial statements as a reduction to a deferred tax asset for a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward, except as follows. To the extent a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward is not available at the reporting date under the tax law of the applicable jurisdiction to settle any additional income taxes that would result from the disallowance of a tax position or the tax law of the applicable jurisdiction does not require the entity to use, and the entity does not intend to use, the deferred tax asset for such purpose, the unrecognized tax benefit should be presented in the financial statements as a liability and should not be combined with deferred tax assets. This guidance is effective for us in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. We do not anticipate that the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

In March 2013, the FASB issued authoritative guidance that resolves the diversity in practice regarding the release into net income of the cumulative translation adjustment upon derecognition of a subsidiary or group of assets within a foreign entity. This guidance will be effective for us beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. We do not anticipate that the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements, absent any material transactions involving the derecognition of subsidiaries or groups of assets within a foreign entity.

In December 2011, the FASB issued authoritative guidance that requires an entity to disclose information about offsetting and related arrangements to enable users of its financial statements to understand the effect of those arrangements on its financial position. In January 2013, the FASB issued authoritative guidance to clarify the scope of the guidance issued in December 2011. Specifically, the scope is specified to apply only to derivatives, repurchase agreements and reverse purchase agreements, and securities borrowing and securities lending transactions that are either offset in accordance with specific criteria contained in the authoritative guidance or subject to a master netting arrangement or similar agreement. This guidance will be effective for us beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. We do not anticipate that the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on its financial statement disclosures, absent any material transactions that fall within the scope of this authoritative guidance.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

The preparation of our consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, net revenue and expenses, and the related disclosures. We base our estimates on historical experience, our knowledge of economic and market factors and various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Estimates and judgments used in the preparation of our financial statements are, by their nature, uncertain and unpredictable, and depend upon, among other things, many factors outside of our control, such as demand for our products and economic conditions. Accordingly, our estimates and judgments may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ from these estimates under different estimates, assumptions or conditions. We believe the following critical accounting policies are affected by significant estimates, assumptions and judgments used in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements:

Revenue Recognition

We recognize revenue when it is realized or realizable and earned. We consider revenue realized or realizable and earned when there is persuasive evidence of an arrangement, delivery has occurred,

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the sales price is fixed or determinable, and collectability is reasonably assured. Delivery does not occur until products have been shipped or services have been provided, risk of loss has transferred and in cases where formal acceptance is required, customer acceptance has been obtained or customer acceptance provisions have lapsed. In situations where a formal acceptance is required but the acceptance only relates to whether the product meets its published specifications, revenue is recognized upon shipment provided all other revenue recognition criteria are met. The sales price is not considered to be fixed or determinable until all contingencies related to the sale have been resolved.

We reduce revenue for rebates and other similar allowances. Revenue is recognized only if these estimates can be reliably determined. Our estimates are based on historical results taking into consideration the type of customer, the type of transaction and the specifics of each arrangement.

In addition to the aforementioned general policies, the following are the specific revenue recognition policies for multiple-element arrangements and for each major category of revenue.

Multiple-Element Arrangements

In October 2009, the FASB issued authoritative guidance that applies to arrangements with multiple deliverables. The guidance eliminates the residual method of revenue recognition, on non-software arrangements, and allows the use of management's best estimate of selling price ("BESP") for individual elements of an arrangement when vendor-specific objective evidence ("VSOE") or third-party evidence ("TPE") is unavailable. In addition, the FASB issued authoritative guidance which removes non-software components of tangible products and certain software components of tangible products from the scope of existing software revenue guidance, resulting in the recognition of revenue similar to that for other tangible products. We adopted these standards at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2011 on a prospective basis for applicable transactions originating or materially modified on or after July 3, 2010.

When a sales arrangement contains multiple deliverables, such as sales of products that include services, the multiple deliverables are evaluated to determine whether there are one or more units of accounting. Where there is more than one unit of accounting, then the entire fee from the arrangement is allocated to each unit of accounting based on the relative selling price. Under this approach, the selling price of a unit of accounting is determined by using a selling price hierarchy which requires the use of VSOE of fair value if available, TPE if VSOE is not available, or BESP if neither VSOE nor TPE is available. Revenue is recognized when the revenue recognition criteria for each unit of accounting are met.

We establish VSOE of selling price using the price charged for a deliverable when sold separately and, in remote circumstances, using the price established by management having the relevant authority. TPE of selling price is established by evaluating similar and interchangeable competitor goods or services in sales to similarly situated customers. When VSOE or TPE are not available then we use BESP. Generally, we are not able to determine TPE because our product strategy differs from that of others in our markets, and the extent of customization varies among comparable products or services from our peers. We establish BESP using historical selling price trends and considering multiple factors including, but not limited to geographies, market conditions, competitive landscape, internal costs, gross margin objectives, and pricing practices. When determining BESP, we apply significant judgment in establishing pricing strategies and evaluating market conditions and product lifecycles.

The determination of BESP is made through consultation with and approval by the Segment management. Segment management may modify or develop new pricing practices and strategies in the future. As these pricing strategies evolve, we may modify our pricing practices in the future, which may result in changes in BESP. The aforementioned factors may result in a different allocation of revenue

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to the deliverables in multiple element arrangements from the current fiscal quarter, which may change the pattern and timing of revenue recognition for these elements but will not change the total revenue recognized for the arrangement.

To the extent that a deliverable(s) in a multiple-element arrangement is subject to specific guidance (for example, software that is subject to the authoritative guidance on software revenue recognition) we allocate the fair value of the units of accounting using relative selling price and that unit of accounting is accounted for in accordance with the specific guidance. Some of our product offerings include hardware that are integrated with or sold with software that delivers the functionality of the equipment. We believe that this equipment is not considered software related and would therefore be excluded from the scope of the authoritative guidance on software revenue recognition.

If the transactions entered into are materially modified on or after July 3, 2010 were subject to the previous accounting guidance, the reported net revenue amount during the year ended July 2, 2011, would decrease by approximately $7 million.


Revenue from hardware sales is recognized when the product is shipped to the customer and when there are no unfulfilled company obligations that affect the customer's final acceptance of the arrangement. Any cost of warranties and remaining obligations that are inconsequential or perfunctory are accrued when the corresponding revenue is recognized.


Revenue from services and system maintenance is typically recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the contract. Revenue from time and material contracts is recognized at the contractual rates as labor hours are delivered and direct expenses are incurred. Revenue related to extended warranty and product maintenance contracts is deferred and recognized on a straight-line basis over the delivery period. We also generate service revenue from hardware repairs and calibration which is recognized as revenue upon completion of the service.


Our software arrangements generally consist of a perpetual license fee and Post-Contract Support ("PCS"). Generally we have established VSOE of fair value for PCS contracts based on the renewal rate or the bell curve methodology. Revenue from maintenance, unspecified upgrades and technical support is recognized over the period such items are delivered. In multiple-element revenue arrangements that include software, software related and non-software-related elements are accounted for in accordance with the following policies.

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º Non software and software related products are bifurcated based on a relative selling price

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º Software related products are separated into units of accounting if all of the following criteria are met:

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º The functionality of the delivered element(s) is not dependent on the undelivered element(s).

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º There is VSOE of fair value of the undelivered element(s).

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º Delivery of the delivered element(s) represents the culmination of the earnings process for that element(s).

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If these criteria are not met, the software revenue is deferred until the earlier of when such criteria are met or when the last undelivered element is delivered. If there is VSOE of the undelivered item(s) but no such evidence for the delivered item(s), the residual method is used to allocate the arrangement consideration. Under the residual method, the amount of consideration allocated to the delivered item(s) equals the total arrangement consideration less the aggregate VSOE of the undelivered elements. In cases where VSOE is not established for PCS, revenue is recognized ratably over the PCS period after all software deliverables have been made and the only undelivered item is PCS.

Allowances for Doubtful Accounts

We perform credit evaluations of our customers' financial condition. We maintain allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of our customers to make required payments. We record our bad debt expenses as SG&A expenses. When we become aware that a specific customer is unable to meet its financial obligations to us, for example, as a result of bankruptcy or deterioration in the customer's operating results or financial position, we record a specific allowance to reflect the level of credit risk in the customer's outstanding receivable balance. In addition, we record additional allowances based on certain percentages of our aged receivable balances. These percentages are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to, current economic trends, historical payment and bad debt write-off experience. We are not able to predict changes in the financial condition of our customers, and if circumstances related to our customers deteriorate, our estimates of the recoverability of our trade receivables could be materially affected and we may be required to record additional allowances. Alternatively, if we provide more allowances than we need, we may reverse a portion of such provisions in future periods based on our actual collection experience.

Stock-based Compensation

We estimate the fair value of stock options with service conditions and employee stock purchase plan awards ("ESPP") using the Black-Scholes-Merton option-pricing model and a single option award approach. This option-pricing model requires the input of highly subjective assumptions, including the award's expected life and the price volatility of the underlying stock. The expected stock price volatility assumption is determined using a combination of historical and implied volatility of our common stock. We use the Lattice model to estimate the fair value of certain performance-based options with market conditions ("market-condition options"). The fair value of the time-based Full Value Awards is based on the closing market price of our common stock on the date of award. We use a Monte Carlo simulation to estimate the fair value of certain performance-based Full Value Awards with market conditions ("MSUs").

Pursuant to the authoritative guidance, we are required to estimate the expected forfeiture rate and only recognize expense for those shares expected to vest. When estimating forfeitures, we consider voluntary termination behavior as well as future workforce reduction programs. Estimated forfeiture is trued up to actual forfeiture as the equity awards vest. The total fair value of the equity awards, net of forfeiture, is recorded on a straight-line basis over the requisite service periods of the awards, which is generally the vesting period, except for performance-based Full Value Awards and options with market conditions which are amortized based upon a graded vesting method.


Our investments in debt securities and marketable equity securities are primarily classified as available-for-sale investments or trading securities and are recorded at fair value. The cost of securities sold is based on the specific identification method. Unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale

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investments, net of tax, are reported as a separate component of our Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity. Unrealized gains or losses on trading securities resulting from changes in fair value are recognized currently in earnings. Our short-term investments include securities with stated maturities of longer than twelve months which are classified as current assets as they are highly liquid and available to support current operations.

We periodically review our investments for impairment. If a debt security's . . .

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