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EMCORE Corporation to Participate in the Green Jobs Leadership Summit Hosted by the United States Senate

EMCORE Corporation to Participate in the Green Jobs Leadership Summit Hosted by the United States Senate

EMCORE Corporation to Participate in the Green Jobs Leadership Summit Hosted by the United States Senate

ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and solar power markets, announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Hong Q. Hou, has been invited to participate in the Green Jobs Leadership Summit, hosted by the US Senate Democratic Caucus, in recognizing EMCORE's leadership in advancing clean energy and green economy industries in New Mexico. The summit, scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, 2009, will focus on discussions on creating clean energy jobs and supporting the new green economy.

About EMCORE:
EMCORE Corporation offers a broad portfolio of compound semiconductor-based products for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite and solar power markets. EMCORE's Fiber Optic segment offers optical components, subsystems and systems for high speed data and telecommunications networks, cable television (CATV) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP). EMCORE's Photovoltaic segment provides products for both satellite and terrestrial applications. For satellite applications, EMCORE offers high efficiency Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) solar cells, Covered Interconnect Cells (CICs) and panels. For terrestrial applications, EMCORE is adapting its high-efficiency GaAs solar cells for use in solar concentrator systems. For further information about EMCORE, visit http://www.emcore.com.

Contact:
EMCORE Corporation
Silvia M. Gentile
Executive Offices
(505) 323-3417
info@emcore.com

TTC Group
Victor Allgeier
(646) 290-6400
vic@ttcominc.com

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