Emcore Corp. has purchased Force Inc. of Christiansburg, Va., including its fiber optic transport and video broadcast products, technologies and intellectual property. The Somerset N.J., company provides compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite and wireless communications markets. The acquisition will enable it to enter the emerging area of video transport infrastructure. Force’s manufacturing operations will be consolidated at Emcore’s plants. Financial terms of the mostly stock-for-assets transaction were not disclosed.