EMCORE Introduces New DFB Laser Modules for Wireless and Distributed Antenna System Applications

EMCORE Introduces New DFB Laser Modules for Wireless and Distributed Antenna
System Applications

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 3, 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 has introduced two new Distributed Feedback (DFB) laser modules
designed for analog wireless and Distributed Antenna System (DAS)
applications. The new 1764 1550 nm C-Band DWDM and 1615 1310 nm DFB Laser
Modules will be previewed at ANGACOM, June 4-6 at the Cologne Germany
Fairgrounds by EMCORE and EQ Photonics in hall 10.2, stand D038.

The increasing demands on wireless networks from social media, texting, email,
and uploading and downloading of applications, music, videos and photos is
creating greater and greater need for deployment of cost-effective, integrated
wireless DAS systems. Both the new 1764 and 1615 Series laser modules are
designed, tested and optimized specifically to support highly-linearized
wireless applications. These lasers are matched to 50 Ohm systems typical of
wireless networks and have a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to
+85°C for reliable performance in harsh node environments and narrow
transmitter designs. Both models have bandwidth up to 2.7 GHz.

The 1764 1550 nm C-Band DWDM Laser Module features low adiabatic chirp to
maximize signal quality over both short and long fiber lengths. The laser's
superior linearity minimizes degradation of the broadcast signals caused by
distortions and non-linear effects. The 1764 is available in all C-Band ITU
grid wavelengths. The 1615 1310 nm DFB Laser Module also delivers superior
linearity and supports fiber lengths up to 10 km without dispersion issues.

"We are seeing a growing market opportunity for adaptation of our
highly-linear DFB laser technology for specialized wireless and DAS
applications," said Jaime Reloj, Vice President of Business Development for
EMCORE. "Wireless systems providers are building systems in subway tunnels,
massive stadiums, high-speed trains and cruise ships. Our new DFB lasers for
wireless applications integrate extremely well into these systems, enhancing
bandwidth to help enable the delivery of consistent, reliable WiFi signals in
areas where interference is high, or signals are normally weak," said Reloj.

All EMCORE lasers utilize the highly-linear, directly-modulated DFB technology
which has become synonymous with the highest-quality, high-speed photonics
that drove the wide-scale deployment of fiber optics in CATV networks,
satellite earth stations and mobile phone antenna sites. EMCORE's new 1764 and
1615 DFB lasers extend that heritage of performance and reliability to today's
demanding DAS applications and are compatible with the 4G LTE (Long-Term
Evolution) standard for wireless high-speed data communications over mobile
devices.

About EMCORE

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, Covered Interconnect Cells (CICs)
and complete satellite solar panels. For further information about EMCORE,
visit http://www.emcore.com.

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 www.sec.gov,
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.

CONTACT: EMCORE Corporation
         Jaime Reloj
         Vice President, Business Development
         (510) 896-2126
         jaime_reloj@emcore.com
        
         Investor
         TTC Group
         Victor Allgeier
         (646) 290-6400
         vic@ttcominc.com

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