EMCORE Introduces New EMP-3, EMP-4 and EMP-7 Precision Fiber Optic Gyro Modules for UAV and Missile Guidance, Navigation and Aeronautics

These latest models feature performance specifications ideal for medium accuracy platform stabilization applications such as camera systems used in aircrafts and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 13, 2013 -- EMCORE Corporation

(Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components
and subsystems for the fiber optics and space solar power markets, today
announced the release of the new EMP-3, EMP-4 and EMP-7 Fiber Optic
Gyroscope (FOG) modules, expanding the Company's EMP FOG platform with the
latest generation navigational grade fiber optic gyro technology.

The EMP-3, EMP-4 and EMP-7 augment EMCORE's FOG product line between the
tactical grade EMP-1 and the navigational grade EMP-1.2K. These latest
models feature performance specifications ideal for medium accuracy platform
stabilization applications such as camera systems used in aircrafts and
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), as well as a variety of other guidance,
navigation and aeronautics applications. The availability of these new
navigational grade models provides customers with greater flexibility to
choose the performance parameters that best meet their application.

EMCORE's latest EMP-3, 4 and 7 FOG modules operate over a broad distance
range with a typical bias drift from 0.2 degrees per hour for the EMP-3, to
a mere 0.005 for the EMP-7. Bias drift is an important measure of accuracy
and precision of the FOG, with lower bias models delivering higher
performance overall. Like all EMCORE FOG modules, the EMP-3, EMP-4 and EMP-7
feature advanced integrated optics and closed-loop Digital Signal Processing
(DSP) electronics to deliver higher accuracy, lower noise, greater
efficiency, improved drift stability and higher linearity than competing

EMCORE develops most of the key FOG components internally including the
optical transceiver and the lithium-niobate modulator. This allows
performance parameters to be customized to specific customer requirements at
price levels equivalent to, or less than that of lower-performance open-loop
designs. Like the original EMP-1 and EMP-1.2K modules, the EMP-3, 4 and 7
are compact, lightweight and rugged, with very low power consumption

"These latest additions to our EMP FOG platform further leverages EMCORE's
unique vertical integration capabilities to expand our product line with
navigational grade models that deliver greater precision and customization
flexibility to our customers," said Dr. K.K. Wong, Director of Fiber Optic
Gyro Products for EMCORE. Frank Weiss, EMCORE's Vice President of Advanced
Systems, added, "Our latest FOG modules models achieve new standards in
price-performance within the highly-flexible EMP platform."

EMCORE's complete line of FOG products will be featured at AUVSI's Unmanned
Systems Conference, August 13-15 in booth #1949 at the Walter E. Washington
Convention Center in Washington, DC.


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.

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