Emcore Awarded DOD Contract

Emcore Corp. of Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, was awarded a
$7,364,902 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Advanced
Multi-Junction Space Cell Producibility Program.  The project
is to be conducted in at the company’s Albuquerque facility. 
Work is expected to be completed by April 13, 2018.  The
company was contracted through the U.S.Department of Defense, and
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The goal of the project is to
improve the manufacturing processing capabilities and qualify solar
cells to at least 33 percent efficiency. The program is looking to
qualify high efficiency, flexible or rigid, multi-junction space
solar cells.  Currently, the firm’s highest efficiency solar
cell operates at a minimum of 29.5% efficiency.