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EMCORE Introduces Second Generation 2804 Fiber Optic Transmitter for CATV Applications

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 the introduction of the 2804 Generation II 1310 nm fiber optic transmitter for Cable Television (CATV) applications. This second generation 2804 is a fully redesigned version of the popular 2804 line of transmitters.

The 2804 Generation II transmitter features EMCORE's legendary linear analog DFB laser as the foundation of a high-performance product packaged in an economical form-factor. This makes the 2804 Generation II a perfect fit for small and independent operators who require a reliable, easy to install high-performance solution.

The 2804 Generation II transmitter is offered in a 19 inch, 1 RU rack-mount, fully-contained enclosure and features output power up to 15 dBm. Several different configurations can be requested including single or dual power supplies, plus an innovative dual transmitter option is available. The dual transmitter option allows users to deploy two 1310 nm transmitters in the same space traditionally used for one transmitter.

"The new 2804 Generation II transmitter makes EMCORE's laser and RF technology accessible to small and independent operators," said Jaime Reloj, Vice President of Business Development for EMCORE. "The innovative design offers the operator flexibility to configure their system in a variety of ways," added Reloj.

EMCORE will debut its new 2804 Generation II 1310 nm transmitter at the 2014 CCBN show in Beijing, China in BUPT booth #1A401, March 20-22. EMCORE expects to begin shipping the 2804 Generation II transmitter beginning in the second quarter of 2014. Please contact your EMCORE representative for more information.

About EMCORE

EMCORE Corporation offers a broad portfolio of compound semiconductor-based products for the fiber optics and space 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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