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CSTG completes qualification of Hamilton wafer fabrication facility

Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global announces that it has completed the qualification of its Hamilton wafer fabrication plant, following the acquisition of the facility from Intense Ltd in January 2010.

 In addition to providing continuity of supply of all high power laser products to Intense throughout the qualification period, transfer of all products from the former facility on the West of Scotland Science Park was completed at the end of September.

The Hamilton facility is now engaged in the manufacture of a wide range of GaAs and InP foundry products including high power 650nm-1.6um lasers, 1310nm-1550 single mode lasers and gain elements, semiconductor optical amplifiers, super luminescent LEDs, quantum cascade lasers, InGaAs detectors and custom monolithic chip solutions.

CEO Neil Martin commented, ‘We set ourselves a very aggressive timetable of an exit from the former facility within 6 months which included equipment transfer and staff consolidation. I am pleased to report that the Hamilton acquisition will fulfil its aim in allowing us to continue our expansion with both enhanced capacity and capability to service growth in all sectors of the compound semiconductor markets.’

Engineering focus is now shifting to expanding the portfolio of foundry processes into materials technologies such as Gallium Nitride and Antimonides, and device technologies such as Quantum Cascade lasers, VCSELs and high speed edge emitting lasers.
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