EMCORE awarded solar panel manufacturing contract by Sierra Nevada Corporation EMCORE Corporation has been awarded a contract by Sierra Nevada Corporation to design and manufacture solar panels for SNC to be used on NASA's Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System. The CYGNSS mission will be managed by Southwest Research Institute and is planned for launch, October 2016. EMCORE will populate solar panels with its most advanced ZTJ triple-junction solar cells. SNC will then deliver the finished panels to SwRI for integration into the eight Low-Earth Orbiting satellites that will be carried into orbit on a single launch vehicle.
EMCORE appoints Jeffrey Rittichier as CEO EMCORE announced that it has named Jeffrey Rittichier CEO of the company. In his new role, Rittichier succeeds Dr. Hong Hou, who has served as the company's president and CEO since March 2008. Rittichier has also been appointed to the company's board to fill the vacancy that will be created when Dr. Hong Hou steps down as CEO. Rittichier joins EMCORE from NanoStatics where he served as CEO.