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Tuesday 25th March 2008
The research focus on high-performance LEDs will now shift towards more warm-white LED and high-efficacy luminaire development, says a US Department of Energy report.
Wednesday 19th March 2008
Asian researchers demonstrate an InGaAs/InAs-channel device with improved RF performance, in a logic-focused collaboration with Intel.
Wednesday 19th March 2008
Japan-based QD Laser has firm orders for its MBE-grown quantum-dot Fabry-Perot lasers, and by the end of this year it should become the first company to make such devices on a volume production scale.
Tuesday 18th March 2008
A focus on wireless applications cut the epiwafer foundry’s losses in 2007, and its business model is continuing to evolve to better fit this sector.
Monday 17th March 2008
Luminus Devices looks beyond televisions and display applications as investors sink more than $72 million into the advanced LED manufacturer.
Monday 17th March 2008
Skyworks is well positioned to make it into the first big roll-outs of femtocells, which ABI Research predicts will be generating $4.5 billion in sales annually by 2012.
Friday 14th March 2008
Matsushita Electric Works says liquid phase epitaxy can make non-polar GaN more quickly and economically than existing production methods.
Thursday 13th March 2008
Luminus Devices and Osram Opto look set to benefit from the market for tiny projectors, but numerous formats mean opportunities abound for laser diode and LED manfacturers.
Thursday 13th March 2008
The German epitaxy equipment maker is making the most of the momentum in the Asian LED industry, recording a vintage year in 2007 as it predicts an order slowdown for 2009.
Monday 10th March 2008
Alcatel-Lucent showed off three tiny InP chips that could boost data transmission rates at OFC 2008.
Monday 10th March 2008
Fabless GaAs design company WJ Communications is set to come under the wing of wafer manufacturing giant TriQuint Semiconductor.
Wednesday 5th March 2008
It's like father, like son, as a second-generation optoelectronics researcher wins an early career award for developing LEDs that could boost LCD backlight efficiency.
Wednesday 5th March 2008
The GaAs chip maker says its $25 million acquisition of Filtronic Compound Semiconductors will delay the need for a $200 million capital investment.
Tuesday 4th March 2008
A deluge of tunable laser releases at last week’s OFC will drive down selling prices, but 100 Gbit/s communications promise another round of innovation.
Monday 3rd March 2008
Analyst firm Yole Développement sees strong GaN, sapphire and GaAs substrate revenues through 2012, as compound semiconductors beat silicon in growth of total wafer areas processed.
Friday 29th February 2008
The Australian company says it welcomes help in pushing the GaAs solar system agenda, but warns against over-hyping the emerging technology.
Wednesday 27th February 2008
The photonic integrated circuit manufacturer imitates the silicon industry with its own roadmap for future development, and cites Fred Kish as its version of Gordon Moore.
Wednesday 27th February 2008
A growing share of the GaAs market and qualification of substrates by additional LED and III-V solar customers suggest 2008 will be a good year for AXT.
Wednesday 27th February 2008
Now going into volume production, the Korean LED maker's new Z-Power P7 is said to emit more light than a conventional 60W bulb.
Tuesday 26th February 2008
Scientists at the European research center hope to make the most of industry-leading germanium junctions, and intend to deploy an unusual cell design to do so.
Monday 25th February 2008
Now much less reliant on mobile phone backlighting, the market for high-brightness LEDs is bouncing back from two years of sluggish growth.
Monday 25th February 2008
An academic collaboration with Bell Labs will initially make GaAs quantum cascade lasers, and opens up the possibility of SiGe devices based on the same principles.
Monday 25th February 2008
Researchers at McMaster University aim to produce solar panels based on regular silicon cells, but with a secret compound deposited using MBE to form a second junction and double their efficiency.
Friday 22nd February 2008
Extra government support will help CPFC, the foundry at the center of the Ottawa photonics cluster, expand upon its reputation in optical communications.