EMCORE, Northrop Grumman Partner to deliver solar cells for satellite programs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., 18 Sept. 2009. The Solar Photovoltaics Division of EMCORE Corp., a provider of compound semiconductor-based components, subsystems, and systems for the fiber-optic and solar power markets, has entered into an agreement with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Sector. According to the long-term supply agreement, EMCORE engineers will manufacture and deliver high-efficiency, multi-junction solar cells for Northrop Grumman's satellite programs.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., 18 Sept. 2009. The Solar Photovoltaics Division of EMCORE Corp., a provider of compound semiconductor-based components, subsystems, and systems for the fiber-optic and solar power markets, has entered into an agreement with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Sector. According to the long-term supply agreement, EMCORE engineers will manufacture and deliver high-efficiency, multi-junction solar cells for Northrop Grumman's 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.

The production of the solar cells will take place at EMCORE's state-of-art manufacturing facilities located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Christopher Larocca, EMCORE's Chief Operating Officer, stated, "We are very pleased to receive this award from Northrop-Grumman and appreciate their confidence in our technology leadership to provide solar cells for their space missions." Mr. Larocca continued, "Our proven manufacturing capabilities and unsurpassed reliability heritage make EMCORE the supplier of choice for demanding spacecraft power systems. We look forward to working with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems to power their satellite missions for many years to come."

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