Alhambra based EMCORE is a leader of Mixed-Signal Optics

EMCORE’s Corporate Headquarters in Alhambra.

EMCORE pioneered linear fiber optic transmission technology, and today is a leader in optical components and complete end-to-end solutions for high-speed communications networks, enabling major systems and internet service providers to stay ahead of growing demand for ultra-high-speed internet, HDTV, streaming video, and other advanced communications services.

EMCORE’s advanced optical technologies serve many markets and applications including:


  • Cable television.
  • Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) networks.
  • Telecommunications and data centers.
  • Satellite and microwave communications.
  • Wireless and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks.
  • Aerospace and defense systems.

EMCORE has a world-class 7,000-square-foot Indium Phosphide (InP) semiconductor wafer fabrication facility in Alhambra. This provides EMCORE with fully vertically integrated manufacturing capability, as well as contract design, foundry, and component packaging services. EMCORE’s operations in Alhambra; Warminster, Pennsylvania; and Beijing, China, are all ISO 9001 certified.

EMCORE was originally founded in New Jersey in 1984 but moved its corporate headquarters to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for several years where its former Solar Photovoltaics division was located. It has operated its fiber optics business segment in Alhambra since 2003, and it moved its headquarters to Alhambra in 2014 following the sale of its Albuquerque operations. EMCORE went public in 1997, and its stock is traded on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol or EMKR. The company employs over 400 people worldwide with approximately 200 based here in Alhambra.

Being involved in the local community is important for EMCORE. The company is active in employment and community events regularly including the First Annual Pomona Veterans Resource and Employment Fair in July 2017, L.A. County's 16th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair in September 2016, the American Red Cross Blood drive in May 2017, the Food Drive for Las Familias del Pueblo, and the Sparks of Love Toy Drive sponsored by the L.A. County Fire Department.

For more information on EMCORE, visit the company’s website at www.emcore.com.


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Oct 2018


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