SOURCE: EMCORE

EMCORE

March 08, 2011 08:26 ET

EMCORE Corporation to Host Live Demonstration of Tunable XFP Technology at OFC 2011

ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and solar power markets, today announced that it will demonstrate its new tunable XFP product at the OFC / NFOEC conference in Los Angeles, California beginning on March 8-10, 2011.

At booth 2125, EMCORE invites you to view a demonstration of tunable XFP technology (TXFP) based on EMCORE's patented ClearLight external cavity laser platform. EMCORE is currently shipping pilot production quantities of the TXFP, and is ramping domestic and off-shore production.

"EMCORE's TXFP was designed with the goal of enabling our customers to dramatically reduce size, power consumption, and operating expenses thus replacing legacy 300-pin transponders," stated Dr. Hong Q. Hou, EMCORE's Chief Executive Officer. "Our TXFP offers industry-leading performance with both negative and zero chirp options." The TXFP incorporates the fourth generation of EMCORE's external cavity laser technology, deployed in worldwide fiber networks since 2004.

About EMCORE:
EMCORE Corporation offers a broad portfolio of compound semiconductor-based products for the broadband, fiber optics, space and solar power markets. EMCORE's Fiber Optics segment offers optical components, subsystems and systems for high speed data and telecommunications networks, cable television (CATV) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP). EMCORE's Photovoltaics segment provides products for both space and terrestrial applications. For space applications, EMCORE offers high efficiency gallium arsenide (GaAs) solar cells, covered interconnected cells (CICs) and panels. For terrestrial applications, EMCORE is adapting its high-efficiency GaAs solar cells for use in solar concentrator systems. For further information about EMCORE, visit http://www.emcore.com.

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