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Thursday 9th October 2008
"Electron overflow" contributes to the decrease in efficiency at high currents, according to experiments on LED test structures with an additional quantum well.
Thursday 9th October 2008
The massive Smart Lighting center looks set to receive up to $50m in its first ten years from government and industrial backers.
Wednesday 8th October 2008
The Japanese firm has made a 450 mW laser for the Blu-ray recorder market, where diode power is closely related to market share.
Wednesday 8th October 2008
Industry group calls for urgent commitment from the European Union and individual governments to six recommendations outlined in its white paper.
Tuesday 7th October 2008
A new class of InP photonic systems for fixed-frequency millimetre-wave applications could be used in radar, instrumentation and communications.
Tuesday 7th October 2008
With its share price in free-fall and the Nasdaq threatening to de-list its stock, the semiconductor equipment firm Aviza Technology re-negotiates a loan deal at a higher interest rate.
Tuesday 7th October 2008
The Japanese non-polar substrate pioneer unveils plans to scale to 2-inch material, and teases customers with the promise of a revolutionary, low-cost, growth method.
Monday 6th October 2008
The first simulator for concentrator photovoltaics, which predominantly use compound semiconductor cells, aims to speed up module testing.
Monday 6th October 2008
The superior physical properties of SiC are helping US semiconductor manufacturer Microsemi to increase the range and amount of information derived from aerospace radar.
Thursday 2nd October 2008
The Solar America Initiative bankrolls the foundry to develop “bifacial” GaAs cells, while SolFocus and Microlink Devices continue to be funded for their III-V based technologies.
Wednesday 1st October 2008
The solar system maker urges III-V cell companies to up their game, after its technology qualifies for more financial incentives and shows good results at a pivotal test installation.
Tuesday 30th September 2008
Sapphire wafer sales will reach $400m by 2012 across LED and RF applications, predicts Yole Developpement, but in the meantime prices are likely to be volatile.
Monday 29th September 2008
The Japanese electronics giant says a new efficiency record for UV emitters, based on technology it has previously used to make blue laser diodes, will help LED lighting.
Friday 26th September 2008
The SiC growth specialist is rescued by a consortium that has been watching the power semiconductor industry and has a history of long-term investments.
Thursday 25th September 2008
A method that introduces silicon impurities as boron and nitrogen atoms are deposited could produce the most robust semiconductor devices yet.
Wednesday 24th September 2008
GreenVolts bags another $30 million in venture capital, while installations using SolFocus' concentrator technology get approval to receive the Golden State's financial incentives.
Wednesday 24th September 2008
Redesigned contacts have added more than 2 percent to Fraunhofer ISE's conversion efficiency, with optimal performance at solar concentrations used in commercial systems.
Tuesday 23rd September 2008
Innovative molecular beam epitaxy and chemical vapor deposition processes are central to the development of graphene transistors in a DARPA project led by HRL Laboratories.
Tuesday 23rd September 2008
The transfer of the MBE business – and particularly the rights to provide after-sales support for installed reactors – looks to suit both tool makers' ongoing strategies.
Monday 22nd September 2008
The semiconductor giant reveals its release schedule for high-volume production of GaN-based power management devices.
Monday 22nd September 2008
A government-backed LED project produces crack-free GaN-on-silicon epiwafers with an internal quantum efficiency of 40 percent.
Monday 22nd September 2008
A positive analyst report and prizes for its fixtures validate the LED maker’s focus on general illumination and move away from display backlighting.
Thursday 18th September 2008
Sales of DVD recorders and players featuring GaN-based blue lasers are set to more than double in 2008, and may reach 12 million in 2009, says a new report from In-Stat.
Wednesday 17th September 2008
Having near-doubled sales in the past year, the Paris-based manufacturer of optoelectronic components for fiber-optics expects to grow by another 20% in 2009.