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Industry News

Monday 28th April 2008
Despite filing for bankruptcy, the SiC wafer specialist is hopeful that its advanced technology and commercial customer base will attract a buyer.
Thursday 24th April 2008
After posting record quarterly sales, the GaAs chip manufacturer's stock roars back to life, rising by 33 percent.
Thursday 24th April 2008
Market analysts at iSuppli predict that the days of the cold-cathode fluorescent lamp are numbered – in notebook PC applications, at least.
Wednesday 23rd April 2008
After another increase in profits, the chip maker predicts that those with the biggest manufacturing capabilities are likely to carve up what's left of the handset power amplifier market between them.
Tuesday 22nd April 2008
Backed strongly by industry and the European Commission, the "Brighter" project is delivering powerful 635 and 650 nm diodes for medical applications as the first of its many goals.
Monday 21st April 2008
GaN VCSELs are now producing electrically pumped lasing thanks to superlattice structures in the n-type mirror and indium tin-oxide coating of the aperture.
Friday 18th April 2008
Having substrate, phosphor, sealant and near-UV LED product lines all in one company, bringing them together in a white lamp is a logical next step.
Thursday 17th April 2008
The GaAs power amplifier maker is moving test operations closer to its customer base and has received its first orders for a new product line made at the same site.
Wednesday 16th April 2008
The UK-headquartered firm hopes that its global reach will help it to fully exploit TDI's nitride growth technology.
Tuesday 15th April 2008
4Power’s trials have shown that the lab-based processes for making economical multi-junction solar cells can be transferred to 200 mm silicon wafers.
Tuesday 15th April 2008
A 350 MW supply contract with government- and industry-backed photovoltaic system maker Solar Systems strengthens the power generating credentials of compound semiconductor cells.
Monday 14th April 2008
The LED chip maker says its knowledge of GaN epitaxy will be a key asset as it positions for greater vertical integration.
Thursday 10th April 2008
A new type of cluster tool featuring cyclic CVD and plasma treatment stages will ship to a leading maker of high-brightness LEDs this summer.
Thursday 10th April 2008
With its demonstration chips out of the foundry, the deals are beginning to roll for Micromem.
Wednesday 9th April 2008
A researcher from Ehime University in Japan hopes that pulsed LED operation, which fools us into thinking that we’re looking at brighter light, can be used in residential lighting.
Tuesday 8th April 2008
II-VI's decision to sell eV Products emerges from a background of tough competition from incumbent technologies for its X-ray and gamma-ray sensors.
Monday 7th April 2008
Emcore and Spectrolab are joining SolFocus and others in the CPV Consortium, with the aim of increasing the small fraction of the solar power market its members currently claim.
Friday 4th April 2008
Emcore and Spectrolab are planning to manufacture cells on larger germanium wafers to help meet the anticipated growth of GaAs-based solar power generation.
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
Analysts at the Prometheus Institute predict a big future for concentrating solar power, and that as much as 6 GW of concentrator photovoltaics could have been installed by the end of the next decade.
Tuesday 1st April 2008
In early-stage research, a US team demonstrates electroluminescence from a novel II-VI-on-InP system, suggesting that a new type of laser based on the unusual combination of materials might be possible.
Monday 31st March 2008
The stalwart Skyworks supplier is looking to gain profitability by combining its recently expanded MOCVD set-up and its historical growth expertise.
Thursday 27th March 2008
Cable network upgrades will increase chip demand over the next five years, but sales could dwindle once every network provider is HD-ready.
Wednesday 26th March 2008
A complaint made to the US International Trade Commission on the basis of two broad-ranging patents covering doping processes targets imports of blue-violet lasers and LEDs.
Tuesday 25th March 2008
Despite trebling in value between now and 2012, sales of wide-bandgap electronic devices will remain dwarfed by the GaN LED and laser diode markets, says the latest report from Strategies Unlimited.