April 2, 2015
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2015 -- The OFC event brought together many different types of companies from around the world, with one unifying technology/topic/trend -- optical.
Well, OFC is the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition, after all.
Most vendors on the expansive show floor showed off chips, components, modules and systems for telco and data center networks, so Emcore Corp. (Nasdaq: EMKR), with its optical chips and systems for cable and video networks, stood out.
The company demonstrated an end-to-end DOCSIS 3.1 transmission link over 40 KM of fiber linking an optical switch and a prototype DOCSIS 3.1 optical network unit (ONU). For more details, see this press release.
Figure 1: Demo Double Act Emcore's corporate marketing communications manager Joel Counter and product marketing director Grant Olecko keep close guard of their DOCSIS 3.1 demo.
Emcore has recently decided to focus on its core business, which it refers to as its Broadband Fiber Optics line. It sold its tunable laser and transceiver product lines to NeoPhotonics Corp. (NYSE: NPTN) early this year in a deal that could be worth up to $17.5 million and sold its Space Photovoltaics unit to Veritas Capital for $150 million in December 2014. (See NeoPhotonics Closes Emcore Components Buy.)
Here's a snapshot of Emcore:
Vertically integrated CATV transmission components and systems
Public on Nasdaq (EMKR), market cap $175 million
About $18 million per quarter at current run rate
Slight operating loss from continuing operations in fiscal Q1 ended Dec. 31 2014
Headline customers/key accounts
Cisco, Harris, Aurora Networks
BUBT (China) for resale
Favorite movie (of Joel Counter, corporate marketing comms manager)
— Ray Le Maistre, , Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading
You May Also Like
5G Network Automation and AI at Global Megaevents: A Telco AI-at-scale case study with Ooredoo and EricssonOct 10, 2023
5G Transport & Networking Strategies Digital Symposium.Oct 26, 2023
Improve Service Efficiency in the Call Center and Field with Slack AutomationOct 13, 2023
Open RAN Evolution Digital Symposium Day 1Jul 26, 2023
Dec 1, 2023