Emcore Launches Transponder

Very short-reach OC192 transponder for optical networking equipment manufacturers

October 23, 2001

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SOMERSET, N.J. -- EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR - news), a leading provider of semiconductor technologies for global communications, today announced commercial availability of a new 300 pin MSA (multi source agreement) compliant transponder module to provide very short reach interconnections over parallel fiber links at SONET OC-192 data rates. The MTR8500 VSR Transponder is the first commercially available 300-pin transponder compliant with the Optical Internetworking Forum's VSR-1 Implementation Agreement (OIF-VSR4-0.10). The MTR8500 is the initial product offering from a family of EMCORE transponder products and will soon be followed by a small form factor version. Designed to help solve data bottle necking problems for distances under 300 meters in central office (CO) or point-of-presence (POP) environments, the new module provides a cost effective alternative to more costly, comparable serial interconnects. EMCORE's new transponder performs logic-to-light and light-to-logic conversions for data transmission over multimode fiber ribbon cable, at a wavelength of 850nm, using a 1x12 array of EMCORE's leading edge proprietary oxide-confined VCSELs (vertical cavity surface emitting laser). According to Dr Robert Bryan, Vice President of EMCORE's Fiber Optics division, "Network capacity demands are continuing to grow. To meet this demand, EMCORE has leveraged its VCSEL expertise to develop a full range of high speed, high performance interconnect products aimed at alleviating data congestion problems in CO and POP environments."Emcore Corp.

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