EMCORE Announces Enhanced 1550nm Transmitter and Fiber Amplifier Product Line


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 26 -- EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite and terrestrial solar power markets, today announced new features to its 1550nm broadband transmitter and optical amplifier product lines. In order to support the requirements for extended bandwidth CATV systems and RF overlay for PON networks, these new products offer 1GHz RF performance, dual hot swappable power supplies and SNMP management capabilities.

EMCORE's new Medallion 5000 series of externally modulated transmitters offer 45 - 1003 MHz RF passband with user-adjustable SBS suppression capabilities and transmitter output power of +11dBm. Available with wavelength select lasers that operate on the ITU grid and capable of supporting optical launch powers of up to +22dBm directly into the fiber when used with an EMCORE optical amplifier, the Medallion 5000 series of transmitters deliver high quality analog and digital data over distances of up to 100 km. Extension of operational bandwidth to 1 GHz, allows network operators to future proof their network to support expanding choices of standard digital and high definition video content.

EMCORE's new PONA 2200 and PONA 3200 series optical amplifiers provide optical output power from +14 to +35dBm over the entire C-band. PONA 2200 amplifiers are 1 RU, and are available with optical outputs of +14 to +27dBm. The PONA 3200 amplifiers are 2 RU and provide +27 to +35dBm optical output power. Multiple optical output configurations are available, with up to 32 output ports for the PONA 3200 high power amplifier allowing highly flexible and customizable network designs, with significant cost per watt savings for FTTH "blast and split" architectures.

"These new transmitters and optical amplifiers are ideal for extending traditional CATV systems such as headend consolidation and broadcast transport. Additionally, new FTTH projects in countries around the world are representing a significant and growing market opportunity. In North America alone, an estimated 10 million homes are now passed with fiber, and global FTTH connections will grow from 20 million homes in 2007 to as many as 90 million homes by 2012. Network providers are demanding high quality and economical delivery of video to their customers, while extending capacity and improving network management intelligence. The enhanced features, and cost effective designs leveraged from EMCORE's long established experience in 1550nm transmitter and EDFA technology exceeds the demanding needs of today's networks," said Christopher Larocca, Vice President and General Manager of EMCORE Broadband.

Demonstration units will be available during the second calendar quarter of 2008.

ABOUT EMCORE

EMCORE Corporation is a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite and terrestrial solar power markets. EMCORE's Fiber Optics segment offers optical components, subsystems and systems that enable the transmission of video, voice and data over high-capacity fiber optic cables for high-speed data and telecommunications, cable television (CATV) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks. EMCORE's Solar Photovoltaics segment provides solar products for satellite and terrestrial applications. For space and satellite applications, EMCORE offers high-efficiency compound semiconductor-based gallium arsenide (GaAs) solar cells, covered interconnect cells and fully integrated solar panels. For terrestrial applications, EMCORE offers concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems for utility scale solar applications as well as offering its high-efficiency GaAs solar cells and CPV components for use in solar power concentrator systems. For specific information about our company, our products or the markets we serve, please visit our website at www.emcore.com.

Source: EMCORE Corporation

CONTACT: EMCORE Corporation, Gyo Shinozaki, +1-626-293-3400, info@emcore.com;

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Web site: www.emcore.com/

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