As the Blu-ray Disc and high-definition DVD industry camps step up their bids to attract Hollywood's movie studios to their formats, Toshiba says that no deal on a unified next-generation standard has been agreed.
With a production order for GSM/GPRS power amplifiers from number-three handset vendor Samsung in the bag, Anadigics claims that it is leading the move towards PHEMT and HBT integration on the same die.
Despite an 8% drop in revenue year-on-year, leading GaAs power amplifier supplier RF Micro Devices believes that it will benefit from healthy growth of the handset market as consumers transition to high-end phones.
Sony and Toshiba are reportedly deep in talks, planning a hybrid version of the next-generation DVD standard, while one of the camps has developed a new disc mastering process that uses a 375 nm diode laser.
As it lands involvement in two NASA contracts for solar cell development, Emcore says that it will consolidate its photovoltaics operations into a single, highly-automated facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
With Raytheon and Cree finally confirming their involvement in DARPA's wide-bandgap semiconductors for RF applications effort, the DARPA program manager outlines some of the challenges facing the companies involved on the three-track program.