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Friday 2nd October 2009
Veeco introduces advanced dicing system precision dicing tool for solar, LED, and optics applications
Friday 2nd October 2009
Sunovia Energy Technologies and EPIR Technologies complete closed space sublimation system
Friday 2nd October 2009
World's smallest semiconductor laser for optical science
Friday 2nd October 2009
IQE announces results showing solid performance in the downturn
Friday 2nd October 2009
Neo Material Technologies closes acquisition of Recapture Metals Limited
Friday 2nd October 2009
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has revealed details about green LED research
Friday 2nd October 2009
Jazz Semiconductor aims to replace GaAs with SiGe
Thursday 1st October 2009
According to the Strategy Analytics annual industry forecast and outlook for the GaAs (gallium arsenide) industry the global economic meltdown slowed year-on-year GaAs industry growth from its previous forecast of 9% down to 6% in 2008. With the market projected to contract again 5% year-on-year in 2009, gains made in 2008 will be effectively wiped out and the GaAs industry is projected to generate revenues of $3.5 billion in 2009.
Thursday 1st October 2009
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc has announced its acquisition of TriAccess Technologies, a provider of Cable TV (CATV) and Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) integrated circuits for the amplification of high quality multimedia content. Previously, TriQuint served as TriAccess’ foundry supplier.
Thursday 1st October 2009
Aachen/Germany, October 1, 2009 – AIXTRON AG announced today that in the fourth quarter of 2008, Optrans Corporation, Japan, placed an order for a CRIUS reactor for the production of InP-based photodiodes, LEDs and other optoelectronic devices. The Close-Coupled Showerhead (CCS) MOCVD tool is to be delivered in a multi 4 inch wafer configuration. Simultaneously, Optrans will receive an AIXTRON Argus multi-channel pyrometer that allows real-time surface temperature measurement and analysis. The unique design allows the customer to monitor the thermometric distribution across the whole of the MOCVD growth surface in the CCS system.
Thursday 1st October 2009
The future of what was to be the world’s largest concentrating photovoltaic power plant is now in doubt, after administrator PriceWaterhouseCoopers took over the running of its developer, Solar Systems.
Thursday 1st October 2009
While production experience is a key weapon for III-V cell-making incumbents, other seasoned compound semiconductor manufacturers are joining the market, the latest of which is JDSU.
Tuesday 29th September 2009
Dopant activation and new materials for new device generations
Thursday 24th September 2009
RF Micro Devices, has announced the Company is engaged with two leading handset manufacturers and two leading baseband manufacturers in the development of fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution, or LTE, mobile broadband handsets.
Wednesday 2nd September 2009
Monday 17th August 2009
Plasma Etch, Inc. (Carson City, NV), a pioneer in plasma etching technology for nearly 30 years, introduces a highly affordable benchtop plasma cleaning system, the PE-50, designed specifically for Universities and R&D facilities.
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Wednesday 1st July 2009
RFHIC says that GaN-on-SiC devices can be competitive with products manufactured on silicon wafers, thanks to economies of scale offered by its strategic partner Cree.
Wednesday 1st July 2009
Nichia has produced individual 515 nm continuous-wave laser diodes, crashing past the 500 nm mark, which was previously the longest wavelength reached by electrically driven InGaN lasers.
Wednesday 1st July 2009
The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is exploiting a new analytical tool to solve a wide range of problems in GaNrelated electronic materials, according to Jim Speck, a professor in UCSB’s materials department and a specialist in wide- bandgap semiconductors.
Wednesday 1st July 2009
Three major Korean companies are making key investments in their LED manufacturing operations, as the country seeks to become one of the top three LED producers.
Wednesday 1st July 2009
Aviza Technology is set to sell parts of its etch and deposition semiconductor manufacturing equipment business to Sumitomo Precision Products, as it seeks bankruptcy protection. The California-based company filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code on June 9 after signing a non-binding agreement with Sumitomo.
Wednesday 1st July 2009
Better-than-expected demand for RF components and a synchronized cell phone handset supply chain have triggered another upward surge in the share price of RF Micro Devices (RFMD).Better-than-expected demand for RF components and a synchronized cell phone handset supply chain have triggered another upward surge in the share price of RF Micro Devices (RFMD)