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Thursday 23rd August 2007
US defense contractor BAE Systems will combine its GaN semiconductor expertise with a novel approach to printed circuit board technology to build a 160 W power amplifier for military applications.
Thursday 23rd August 2007
Confident that a quarter-on-quarter drop in its optical communications business is just a blip, JDSU talks up the opportunities presented by VCSELs.
Thursday 23rd August 2007
An Intel executive has been blogging about compound semiconductors for Moore's Law enforcement, as the company publishes another approach to quantum-well transistors.
Wednesday 22nd August 2007
Buoyed by a strengthening market for RF components used in high-end wireless applications and a new deal with key customer Anadigics, epiwafer supplier IQE posts an operating profit and a sharp increase in sales.
Tuesday 21st August 2007
Aixtron and Veeco sell more MOCVD tools to Asian epiwafer customers.
Tuesday 21st August 2007
The two optical subsystem makers both post revenue increases, regardless of the distractions of their integration, and expensive restructuring at OCP.
Tuesday 21st August 2007
More consolidation in the RFIC sector, as TriQuint Semiconductor expands its product portfolio and acquires a wide-bandwidth chip technology that could greatly simplify power amplification in wireless networks.
Monday 20th August 2007
The US Department of Energy points its finger at a lack of testing standards and expresses concerns over “vampire loading”, or off-state power consumption.
Monday 20th August 2007
As the market for LEDs used in handset backlights hits saturation point, larger-scale applications will represent a billion dollar market by 2012, predicts IMS Research.
Friday 17th August 2007
The global industrial giant has coupled FETs and Schottky diodes based on the robust compound semiconductor materials, forming a gas detector for harsh environments that it says beats existing solutions.
Friday 17th August 2007
Technology and Devices International is using its expertise in HVPE to offer InGaN templates for LED makers, and hopes that it can ultimately enable green laser diode production.
Thursday 16th August 2007
Laser and LED chips look set for surprise benefits from recent improvements in GaN epitaxy, in the form of bismuth telluride growth for thermal management.
Tuesday 14th August 2007
JDSU claims brightest 808 nm diode laser; Microsemi and Semisouth agree to cooperate on SiC wafers; Nichia settles lawsuit with UK retailer Argos; Seoul Semiconductor successfully defends white LED patent.
Monday 13th August 2007
Leading RFIC manufacturer RF Micro Devices is set to expand once again by acquiring Colorado-based Sirenza in a deal valued at $900 million.
Thursday 9th August 2007
Sales of HBT epiwafers jump 20 percent at Kopin, but the company receives a warning from the Nasdaq exchange about its late filing of financial reports.
Wednesday 8th August 2007
Cree continues its transformation, posting an operating loss and a net profit in its latest quarter.
Wednesday 8th August 2007
Strategy Analytics cites TriQuint as the big winner in its 2006 ranking of GaAs device manufacturers.
Tuesday 7th August 2007
Tom Low's proof that HBT infant failure depends on the emitter area and the underlying substrate's defect density wins the 2007 CS Mantech best paper award.
Tuesday 7th August 2007
A high-speed front-side scribing method based on a 266nm laser source can cut 20 percent more LEDs per wafer when compared with 355nm back-side scribing, says JPSA Laser.
Tuesday 7th August 2007
BridgeLux raises $23 million; Emcore claims production solar cell record; Aixtron taps into China's university research market; and Philips Lumileds reveals how its ceramic phosphor could push LED performance in auto headlamps.
Monday 6th August 2007
With orders from key customer Nortel returning, sales of tunable lasers growing fast, and cost-cuts having the desired effect, Bookham is looking to the future with increased optimism.
Monday 6th August 2007
The semiconductor materials start-up says that its chlorinated chemistry technique will enable a ten-fold increase in growth rate.
Friday 3rd August 2007
A Norwegian plan to restrict the use of arsenic compounds in consumer products is due to come into force at the end of the year.
Friday 3rd August 2007
Arasor buys Alfalight; NEC releases GaAs tri-band WiMAX switch; Philips Lumileds delivers 100 million Luxeon Flash chips.