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Emcore Enhances Tunable XFP

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optics and solar power markets, announced today an enhanced feature set for the full-band Tunable 10 Gbps (Gigabits per second) Form-factor Pluggable (TXFP) Transceiver, including 40 nm full-band support, a transmitter variable optical attenuator and flexi-grid compliance. Based on EMCORE's patented ClearLight(TM) fourth generation External Cavity Laser (ECL) platform, the TXFP transceiver delivers the highest-quality optical signal, wavelength accuracy and transmission performance, along with best-in-class Side-Mode Suppression Ratio (SMSR).

The EMCORE TXFP enables customers to dramatically reduce size, power consumption, and operating expenses by replacing both legacy 300-pin tunable transponders and fixed wavelength DWDM XFP transceivers. Now with an expanded feature set, customers have even greater flexibility to empower the next-generation of optical networks. EMCORE's TXFP supports a full-band of 40 nm (100 x 50 GHz channels), making it the most widely tunable transceiver on the market. In addition, it addresses the new International Telecommunications Union (ITU) flexi-grid standard allowing customers to tune onto any frequency grid and address any off-grid frequency. EMCORE also plans to include an optional transmitter variable optical attenuator which allows customers to remove external attenuators, once again increasing density while reducing overall system cost and complexity.

"The EMCORE TXFP represents the leading-edge in metro and long-haul DWDM network flexibility by delivering the highest level of performance and tuning capability in the smallest available form-factor," commented Jaime Reloj, EMCORE's Vice President of Business Development. "By leveraging our ECL technology and in-house semiconductor manufacturing, we are able to offer our customers performance and features that no one else in the industry can match. Our customers are using the unique features of the EMCORE TXFP such as flexi-grid tuning and highest available SMSR to enable more flexible and cost-effective optical network architectures."

Emcore Corp. (Nasdaq: EMKR)

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