SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5 -- Uniphase Corp. has become a member of the NASDAQ-100 Index, which the company describes as representing the largest and most active non-financial domestic and international stocks traded on the NASDAQ. The Index includes such firms as Cisco, Intel and Microsoft. We see our inclusion in the NASDAQ-100 Index as another demonstration of the growing importance of the entire fiber optic component industry, said Kevin Kalkhoven, chairman and CEO of Uniphase. The NASDAQ-100 Index contains some of the most dynamic high technology companies in the world, and we are proud to be a part of it. This announcement also reflects in part the momentum that we are gaining from our pending merger with JDS FITEL and the opportunities for further growth that we believe will be afforded by that combination.