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EMCORE to Host Live Demonstration of its micro-ITLA for 40/100/400 Gigabit Coherent Applications at OFC/NFOEC 2013

EMCORE to Host Live Demonstration of its micro-ITLA for 40/100/400 Gigabit
Coherent Applications at OFC/NFOEC 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation
(Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components
and subsystems for the fiber optics and solar power markets, announced today
that it will host a live demonstration of its micro-ITLA (micro-Integrable
Tunable Laser Assembly) at the 2013 Optical Fiber Communications Conference
and Exhibition at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 19-21, in booth #3411.

EMCORE invites OFC/NFOEC attendees, industry analysts and members of the media
to view the demonstration of its micro-ITLA throughout the duration of the
show. The demonstration will illustrate the features making the micro-ITLA one
of the most sought after components to power the next generation of
high-performance telecom networks.  EMCORE's demonstration will highlight the
flexibility of the micro-ITLA's tuning capability, which allows tuning to any
grid and frequency at different power output levels, with very low noise and
superior frequency accuracy.

"We are very excited to demonstrate the micro-ITLA at OFC/NFOEC 2013," said
Jaime Reloj, Vice President of Business Development for EMCORE. "To date more
than 400 samples have been shipped and the product has been designed into
several key customers platforms. The micro-ITLA is currently being used in
multiple field trials, and we are ramping production to meet demand."

The micro-ITLA is based on EMCORE's Clearlight External Cavity Laser (ECL)
technology, which is the most widely-deployed tunable laser source for
high-speed 100 and 400 gigabit per second coherent systems. It is fully C-Band
tunable and EMCORE plans to make available L-Band tunability in the same
form-factor later in 2013. Other advance features such as ultra-low power
dissipation options and ultra-high output power will become available in the
same time frame.

EMCORE will be exhibiting and meeting with customers and industry analysts at
the 2013 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition at the Anaheim
Convention Center, March 19-21, in booth #3411.


EMCORE Corporation offers a broad portfolio of compound semiconductor-based
products for the fiber optics and solar power markets. EMCORE's Fiber Optics
business segment provides optical components, subsystems and systems for
high-speed telecommunications, Cable Television (CATV) and
Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) networks, as well as products for satellite
communications, video transport and specialty photonics technologies for
defense and homeland security applications. EMCORE's Solar Photovoltaics
business segment provides products for space power applications including
high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells, Coverglass Interconnected Cells
(CICs) and complete satellite solar panels. For further information about
EMCORE, visit

Forward-looking statements:

The information provided herein may include forward-looking statements within
the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include
statements regarding EMCORE's expectations, goals or intentions, including,
but not limited to, financial performance, production schedules, expected
customer sales, product features and their benefits, product quality and
product performance. These forward-looking statements are based on
management's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about
EMCORE and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results and events to differ materially from those stated in the
forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause EMCORE's
actual results to differ from those set forth in any forward-looking statement
are discussed in more detail in EMCORE's SEC filings available at,
including under the headings "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and
Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations." Forward-looking
statements contained in this press release are made only as of the date
hereof, and EMCORE undertakes no obligation to update or revise the
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

         Jaime Reloj
         Vice President, Business Development
         (510) 896-2126
         TTC Group
         Victor Allgeier
         (646) 290-6400
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