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Emcore Expands DOCSIS 3.1 Laser Portfolio

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optics and space solar power markets, announced today that it has expanded its recently launched DOCSIS 3.1 laser line with the release of the Model 1616A DOCSIS 3.1, 1310 nm DFB Laser Module for CATV (Cable Television) applications. The new 1616A laser module is compliant with the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard, supporting operational bandwidth up to 1.2 GHz.

DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) is the standard that facilitates the addition of high-speed data transfer over existing CATV systems for internet access through cable television services. DOCSIS 3.1 is the latest version and is designed to deliver several new benefits to cable companies including greater capacity and speed. It allows for up to 50 percent more data throughput over the same spectrum to deliver up to 10 Gbps downstream and 1 to 2 Gbps upstream. DOCSIS 3.1 also decreases the cost-per-bit for data delivery by improving the efficiency of spectrum use.

The 1616A DOCSIS 3.1 laser module features EMCORE's advanced analog chip design and operates over an industrial temperature range from -40degrees C to +85degrees C. It has excellent inherent linearity which minimizes degradation of broadcast signals and is fully Telcordia(R) qualified.

Emcore Corp. (Nasdaq: EMKR)

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