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The Bedford Report

May 31, 2011 08:16 ET

EMCORE and Opnext Benefit From New Growth Drivers

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on EMCORE & Opnext

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - Analysts believe that companies in the Optical Components industry remain well positioned to take advantage of several secular shifts relating to the way in which companies and the general population access the internet. Optical fiber companies have a strong outlook because raw-data consumption continues to skyrocket. As data-usage goes up, networks need fiber optics to increase the speeds of their networks. The Bedford Report examines the Optical Components Industry and provides research reports on EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR) and Opnext, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPXT). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-05-EMKR

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-05-OPXT

Some analysts are predicting the fiber optics market will double during the coming years thanks to increased internet use. The fact that the smartphone and mobile device market is highly competitive and the technology is rapidly changing should also ensure that the sector's customers will frequently need to upgrade their networks. The research firm, Ovum, claims that the optical components (OC) market grew by 35 percent last year to earn revenues of $5.6 billion.

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Opnext sells products which enable high speed network connectivity to address the increasing data usage by the global population, to other businesses. Additionally, the Company sells infrared and visible light optical devices for industrial and commercial use. Earlier this month the company reported fourth quarter net income of 10 cents a share. For the fiscal year, revenue from sales of industrial and commercial products increased 94% to $30.5 million.

EMCORE operates in two segments: Fiber Optics and Photovoltaics. In the most recent quarter revenue for the Fiber Optics segment was $30.0 million, which represents a 1% decrease compared to the prior year and a 5% decrease compared to the immediate preceding quarter. Revenue for the Photovoltaics segment was $17.2 million, which represents a 4% decrease compared to the prior year and a 17% decrease compared to the immediate preceding quarter.

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