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Emcore Hires GM for Fiber Optics Unit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 18, 2013 — Emcore Corp., a provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optics and solar power markets, announced Monday the appointment of 20-year fiber optics industry veteran Dr. Liew-Chuang Chiu as the new general manager for its Fiber Optics business, part of what it said is a broad realignment of operational responsibility in the segment.

Prior to joining Emcore, Chiu served as chief operating officer of Contour Energy Systems Inc., a developer of advanced primary and next-generation rechargeable battery systems; and CEO of Superprotonic Inc., a start-up developing fuel cell technology. Chiu has more than 20 years of experience in engineering design, manufacturing, quality and business processes. He has worked in management and executive-level positions for PCO, HP, E2O Communications, JDSU, and Optical Communication Products. Chiu received his Bachelor of Science in physics, and Master of Science and Ph.D. in applied physics, from California Institute of Technology.

“LC brings us a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the fiber optics industry,” said Dr. Hong Q. Hou, Emcore Fiber Optics president and CEO. “With his deep technical and operations background, we believe he can drive further improvements in our business for new product introduction, cost reduction and operational efficiency.”

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