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Date: 19-11-13

EMCORE appoints Dr. LC Chiu as GM of its fiber optics biz

EMCORE Corporation has announced a broad realignment of operational responsibility in its Fiber Optics business segment and the appointment of Dr. Liew-Chuang (LC) Chiu as the new General Manager for its Fiber Optics business, reporting to its President and CEO, Dr. Hong Q. Hou.

Prior to joining EMCORE, Dr. Chiu served as Chief Operating Officer for Contour Energy Systems, Inc., a developer of advanced primary and next-generation rechargeable battery systems and Chief Executive Officer for Superprotonic Inc., a startup developing fuel cell technology. Dr. Chiu is a veteran in the fiber optics industry, bringing over 20 years of experience in engineering design, manufacturing, quality and business processes. Dr. Chiu has worked in management and executive level positions for PCO, HP, E2O Communications, JDSU, and Optical Communication Products over recent years. Dr. Chiu received his BS in Physics, and MS and Ph.D in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology.

"We are delighted to have LC join our team as the General Manager of our Fiber Optics segment," said Dr. Hong Hou. "LC brings us a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the fiber optics industry. 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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