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Emcore Receives Platinum Supplier Award From Northrop Grumman Corporation

The firm was awarded for its performance in supplying high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells for use in Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems' Satellite Programs

Emcore Corporation, a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and solar power markets, has received a Platinum Supplier Award from Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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.

Emcore solar cells will help 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 $17 million.

Northrop Grumman Subcontract Administrator David Umanoff commented, "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. Their professionalism and expertise make these suppliers stand out in the industry."

This 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.

Christopher Larocca, Emcore's Chief Operating Officer, stated, "We are grateful for Northrop Grumman's proactive support of Emcore. 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."

Emcore 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.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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