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25 February 2008


Emcore completes $85m acquisition of Intel's optical telecom business

Maker of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems Emcore of Albuqerque, New Mexico, USA has completed its acquisition of the telecom-related portion of Intel's Optical Platform Division, for $85 million in cash and common stock. As part of the deal, Emcore acquires intellectual property, assets and technology comprised of tunable lasers, tunable transponders, 300-pin transponders, and integrated tunable laser assemblies (ITLA). The assets will be integrated into Emcore's Digital Products Division (EDP).

"We are excited about the addition of the product portfolio, customer base, and the business and technical personnel from this acquisition. Emcore is now one of a very few companies able to offer customers products for long-haul telecom, DWDM, enterprise and storage applications. Furthermore, Emcore will leverage its infrastructure of contract manufacturing and the vertical integration on both the long- and short-wavelength products to continue its cost reduction effort," said Stephen Krasulick VP & GM of EDP.

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