EMCORE Corporation (EMKR) CEO Hong Q. Hou and COO Christopher Larocca Interview with The Wall Street Transcript

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67 WALL STREET, New York - February 15, 2013 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Alternative Energy Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs and Equity Analysts. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.

Topics covered: Grid Parity Timelines for Alternative Energy - Asia Pacific Demand for Solar Energy - Alternative Energy Generation - Solar Energy Pricing - Government Subsidies and Regulation - The Rise of the Energy Efficiency Market - LED Adoption in Large-Scale Projects - Long-Term Opportunities in Emerging Markets - Solar Growth Drivers and Headwinds

Companies include: EMCORE Corporation (EMKR) and many more.

In the following excerpt from the Alternative Energy Report, the CEO and COO of EMCORE Corporation (EMKR) discuss the outlook for their company for investors:

TWST: Please start by giving us a history of EMCORE.

Dr. Hou: EMCORE was a company founded in 1984 in New Jersey by scientists from AT&T Bell Laboratories. Our original business was in the semiconductor equipment area. We designed and manufactured the first manufacturing platform for a compound semiconductor called metal organic chemical vapor deposition, or MOCVD.

Almost 30 years ago, there were no production platforms in compound semiconductors. So EMCORE's first product in many ways enabled the development and growth of compound semiconductor devices in the industry. Then EMCORE became a public company in 1997 and subsequently, using the proceeds from the IPO, EMCORE developed several new product platforms for sensors, for LEDs, for electronic devices, including a power amplifier for cell phones, and also fiber optics components, including lasers and photo detectors.

We pioneered many areas of semiconductor material and devices, and today is still viewed as our core competency. Then in the late 1990s - in the 1998, 1999 time frame - we used that core competency to develop the first application of high-efficiency multijunction solar cells.

Today, that is our space - photovoltaic division. We design and manufacture the highest performance solar cells and solar panels for satellite applications. Over the years, we focused on areas where we saw the largest growth potential in terms of solar and fiber optics components. So today's fiber optics business is a combination of many internal developments and also the acquisition of 12 different companies over the last 12 or 13 years...

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