8 September 2010


Emcore receives Platinum Supplier Award from Northrop Grumman

Emcore Corp of Albuquerque, NM, USA, which makes components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber-optic, and solar power markets, has received a Platinum Supplier Award from Northrop Grumman Corp.

Emcore is currently under a long-term supply agreement (LTSA) with Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector to manufacture and deliver high-efficiency, multi-junction solar cells for Northrop Grumman satellite programs. The firm's solar cells will help to provide power for Northrop Grumman's space-based global climate monitoring capabilities and other satellite missions. The period of performance for the supply agreement is 2009 through 2012, with a potential value of more than $17m.

"Platinum Supplier Awards are presented to exceptional companies that provide excellent product quality, are extremely reliable, and have a solid record of on-time deliveries," comments Northrop Grumman subcontract administrator David Umanoff. "Their professionalism and expertise make these suppliers stand out in the industry."

The collaborative working relationship has also enabled Northrop Grumman to help Emcore maintain and grow its business base in the space photovoltaics market. Northrop Grumman has been using the LTSA to look across programs and accelerate orders to improve production efficiency in Emcore's production line. "We are grateful for Northrop Grumman's proactive support of Emcore," says Emcore's chief operating officer Christopher Larocca. "We are delighted with Northrop Grumman's confidence in Emcore and value the long-standing relationship we have enjoyed with them for the past 10 years."

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