20.8.207: Meldung: Emcore Corp.: Notice From NASDAQ
Friday August 17, 5:22 pm ET
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 17 / EMCORE Corporation, a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite and terrestrial solar power markets, announced today that it received a NASDAQ Staff Determination letter on August 13, 2007.
Status of SEC Filings
Since the completion of the investigation by the Special Committee of the Board of Directors (the "Board") of EMCORE Corporation (the "Company"), the Company has focused on determining the appropriate measurement dates for all historical stock option grants which have been incorrectly dated, and on making corresponding accounting adjustments to the Company"s historical and current financial statements where appropriate. The Company believes that it has determined the appropriate measurement dates for all misdated stock option grants and has determined the accounting impact for those grants. Management has also provided to the Company"s independent registered public accounting firm documentation supporting these determinations. They are auditing the Company"s determinations of the appropriate measurement dates and corresponding accounting adjustments to the Company"s past financial statements.
The Company and its legal and accounting advisors are working diligently to complete the remaining steps necessary for the Company to become current in its Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") reporting obligations. While the Company intends to file the required reports as soon as practicable, management and the Board also recognize the importance of accurate reporting and the timeframes required by the Company"s independent registered public accounting firm to audit the Company"s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2006 and to review the Company"s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended December 31, 2006, March 31, 2007, and June 30, 2007. The Company is hopeful that these reports will be filed in September 2007 such that it will be able to regain compliance with NASDAQ and SEC filing requirements.
While there can be no assurance that the Company will become compliant with NASDAQ requirements that it file its periodic reports and restatement before the NASDAQ Listing and Hearing Review Council (the "Listing Council") takes any action lifting the stay, the Company continues to work diligently to do so.
As previously disclosed, on June 15, 2007, the Company received a letter from The NASDAQ Stock Market stating that the Listing Counsel has stayed the previously reported May 10, 2007 decision of the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel (the "Panel") and any future Panel determinations to suspend the Company"s securities from trading on NASDAQ, pending further review by the Listing Council. Consequently, the Company"s securities would continue to be listed and tradable on the NASDAQ Global Market System until further action by the Listing Council to lift the stay, which would not occur prior to August 10, 2007. In addition, the Company was invited to submit any additional information to the Listing Council for consideration in its review by no later August 10, 2007.
On August 10, 2007, the Company submitted a letter, in response to the Listing Council"s invitation, requesting that the Listing Council exercise its discretionary authority in favor of granting the Company an additional extension to regain compliance with NASDAQ"s filing requirement. The Company is awaiting the Listing Council"s response to this letter.
On August 13, 2007, the Company received a NASDAQ Staff Determination letter stating that the Company is not in compliance with the filing requirements for continued listing set forth in NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(14) and that its common stock is subject to delisting from the NASDAQ Stock Market. The notice, which the Company expected, was issued as a result of the Company"s failure to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2007 with the SEC by the required deadline. This is the third such notice for delinquent quarterly filings with the SEC that the Company has received from NASDAQ. The Company had previously filed a Notification of Late Filing on Form 12b-25 with the SEC indicating that the Company would be unable to file this Quarterly Report by the original filing deadline of August 9, 2007 due to the Company"s ongoing review of its prior stock option grants.
Adam Gushard - Interim Chief Financial Officer
EMCORE Corporation offers a broad portfolio of compound semiconductor- based products for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite and terrestrial solar power markets. EMCORE"s Fiber Optic segment offers optical components, subsystems and systems for high-speed data and telecommunications networks, cable television (CATV) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP). EMCORE"s Photovoltaic segment provides products for both satellite and terrestrial applications. For satellite applications, EMCORE offers high efficiency Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) solar cells, Covered Interconnect Cells (CICs) and panels. For terrestrial applications, EMCORE is adapting its high-efficiency GaAs solar cells for use in solar power concentrator systems. For further information about EMCORE, visit http://www.emcore.com.
Source: EMCORE Corporation