SOURCE: Equity Markets Inc.

May 23, 2011 09:00 ET

New Market Influence on Communication Sector -- Research Report on EMCORE Corporation and Opnext, Inc.

MACAU--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - Today, announced its research report highlighting EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR) and Opnext, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPXT). Full content and research is available at

Increased commercial requirements, buoyed by consumer demand for more bandwidth intensive communicative applications, has created a new strong market influence within communication. As previous trend and growth relied upon government infrastructure and logistical requirements of large multi-national corporations, the majority of today's requirements are flowing directly from end-users. The introduction and exponential popularity of Skype, Facebook, Groupon and LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) has skyrocketed the demand for internet bandwidth. Back-bone providers and holders of fiber, cable, cell, wireless and satellite networks -- along with secondary and tertiary suppliers remain the foundation of worldwide communication. As a result, this past period has seen investors turn to communication companies with established markets at value prices.

Equity Markets has reviewed EMCORE Corporation for its portfolio of compound semiconductor-based products for the broadband, fiber optics, space and solar power markets. The Company operates in two segments: Fiber Optics and Photovoltaics. EMCORE's Fiber Optics segment offers optical components, subsystems and systems for high-speed data and telecommunications, cable television (CATV) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks. The Company's Photovoltaics segment provides products for both space and terrestrial applications. Its products serve the telecommunications, datacom, CATV, FTTP, high-performance computing, defense and homeland security, space and terrestrial solar power markets. The full research report on EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR) is available here:

Equity Markets is covering Opnext, Inc. for its position as a designer and manufacturer of optical components, modules, and subsystems for communications uses. It sells the 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. On January 9, 2009, the Company completed the acquisition of StrataLight Communications, Inc. (StrataLight). The full research report on Opnext, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPXT) is available here:

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