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Monday 4th August 2014
The debate over the cause of efficiency droop in nitride LEDs is heating up as recent publications ‘unambiguously’ assign this malady to Auger recombination. Here we take a critical look at the proposed efficiency sapping mechanisms, discuss several missing pieces in the droop puzzle and offer an intriguing new LED architecture for efficiency enhancement.
Tuesday 29th July 2014
Parallel printing of miniature multi-junction cells offers a low-cost, scalable approach to the production of CPV modules
Monday 28th July 2014
Concerns over reliability testing and material quality are tempering the success of the GaN HEMT
Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Evaluating efficiency via outdoor testing of a CPV module
Tuesday 22nd July 2014
Novel LED model offers new insights into droop 
Monday 21st July 2014
MBE-grown GaAs can maintain the march of Moore’s law by forming faster, low-power ICs with optical capabilities.
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Thursday 17th July 2014
Marrying HVPE and ammonothermal growth techniques will accelerate the production of ultra-high quality GaN
Thursday 10th July 2014
The latest red phosphor from Philips-Lumileds and LMU Munich researchers could usher in next generation white LEDs sooner rather than later. Compound Semiconductor reports.
Tuesday 8th July 2014
New formulations increase the quality and intensity of LED lighting
Thursday 3rd July 2014
With high-voltage GaN devices close to commercialisation, manufacturers can, at last, look forward massive market growth. Compound Semiconductor talks to Philippe Roussel from Yole Développement to find out more. 
Thursday 26th June 2014
As UV LED markets gather momentum, Crystal IS has launched the first commercial AlN-based LEDs. Will LED makers choose these over existing sapphire-based alternatives, asks Compound Semiconductor.
Monday 23rd June 2014
Recycling native GaN substrates via chemical lift-off promises cost-competitive manufacture of high-performance vertical LEDs
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Monday 23rd June 2014
What will be the result of the merger of these US heavyweights?
Wednesday 18th June 2014
As Analog Devices buys Hittite, Compound Semiconductor talks to Strategy Analytics analyst, Eric Higham, to find out what lies in store for RF players.
Friday 13th June 2014
In the last 12 months, share prices for Oclaro and Finisar have more than doubled. What's driving this growth?
Thursday 5th June 2014
IQE has joined a €23 million pan-European project to get VCSEL fabrication ready for volume production in just three years. Compound Semiconductor finds out more
Friday 23rd May 2014
Simulations unravel the interplay between the design of the electron-blocking layer and extent of LED droop
Thursday 22nd May 2014
A host of lesser-known compound semiconductors are being used to exploit graphene's electronic properties. Compound Semiconductor reports.
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Tuesday 20th May 2014
An advanced form of SIMS identifies dopants, impurities, compositions and thicknesses in various layers of VCSEL structures
Monday 19th May 2014
GaN and SiC devices are poised for growth, but much depends on developments in packaging technology
Friday 16th May 2014
Speakers at CS International reveal how the introduction of envelope tracking will help silicon CMOS to wrestle a share of the power amplifier market from GaAs
Thursday 15th May 2014
As sales of sales compound semiconductor devices other than LEDs look to pass $2 billion by 2020, SEMICON West adds a compound semiconductor technology program this year to look at volume manufacturing technology issues.
Wednesday 14th May 2014
GaN-based solar cells for integration to multi-junction photovoltaics could raise concentrated photovoltaic system efficiencies to more than 50%. Compound Semiconductor talks to the researchers designing the devices.
Monday 12th May 2014
Increasing cell efficiencies, trimming material costs and replicating manufacturing processes employed in the LED industry could cut CPV's electrical generation costs to below those of silicon

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