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Monday 10th November 2008
Spanning from the C-band to the X-band with its HEMT technology, Fujitsu’s latest efficient PA is set to benefit broadband wireless and radar.
Friday 7th November 2008
The potential for super-slim designs will be the key market driver behind LED backlighting of large LCD TVs, predicts the Korean analyst firm Displaybank.
Friday 7th November 2008
The company is leading the GaAs field in profitability after six consecutive quarters of margin growth, even before its transition to 6-inch wafers is complete
Friday 7th November 2008
In a US government-sponsored test of fixtures from Cree and Philips, ten out of twelve builders said LED downlights would increase house price.
Thursday 6th November 2008
Milestones for CPV in Australia and Spain mark the way to continued growth for two firms using compound semiconductor cells next year.
Wednesday 5th November 2008
Employees at the wireless semiconductor firm must leave by November 7, as part of its plans to save $20 million a year.
Tuesday 4th November 2008
The epiwafer foundry completes a move across the island to a much bigger production facility housing six MBE reactors and with plenty of room for further expansion.
Tuesday 4th November 2008
Additional germanium and GaAs substrate customers look promising but can't stop the crystal grower making a loss this quarter.
Monday 3rd November 2008
The optical technology giant's CEO resigns, but not before he slashes seven test and measurement research centers and merges two laser diode-based divisions.
Friday 31st October 2008
High performance and an ability to operate broadly across the complicated 4G wireless landscape top baseband manufacturer Wavesat's PA wishlist.
Friday 31st October 2008
A nasty Hallowe'en for QPC Lasers, as SEC filings reveal that Finisar, owed $5.4 million, will seek possession of QPC's assets on November 7. * Updated November 3 *
Thursday 30th October 2008
Debt-free and still with a bulging order backlog, the MOCVD company will invest its way through a lull in orders and what is expected to be a challenging 2009.
Wednesday 29th October 2008
Though cautious about the potential impact that macroeconomic events will have on mobile handset demand, RF Micro Devices is rapidly gaining both market share and profitability.
Wednesday 29th October 2008
The Japanese technology company has developed a simple package for its highly integrated PHEMT sensor to ease radar module production.
Tuesday 28th October 2008
Lower revenue in 2009 than 2008 and job losses are on the cards as the credit crunch and a glut of Asian fabs combine to vex the MOCVD tool company.
Tuesday 28th October 2008
The Japanese steel expert claims the first commercial bulk SiC production technique based on solution chemistry, with its eye on post-silicon power electronics.
Monday 27th October 2008
Green emitters look set to benefit from TDI's epitaxy process, which relies on its precursor chemicals to help keep InGaN stable.
Monday 27th October 2008
The GaAs chip maker will focus on cutting outgoings through the rest of 2008 and is targetting a sales resurgence in a year's time, once it has regained credibility.
Monday 27th October 2008
The GaAs and InP laser manufacturer has reported record quarterly sales, and expects the credit crunch to bring more consolidation in optical communications.
Friday 24th October 2008
With transistors it believes are more efficient than any rivals, Fujitsu continues to push GaN power and efficiency into the marketplace.
Thursday 23rd October 2008
Three is definitely the magic number for the GaAs firm, but overachieving in the last quarter will lead to a drop in this period's revenues.
Wednesday 22nd October 2008
The GaN LED maker invests up to $18 million to boost output over the next quarter.
Tuesday 21st October 2008
Innovative semiconductor laser company QPC Lasers sheds employees as it searches frantically for new financing amid the global credit crunch.
Tuesday 21st October 2008
Energy conversion efficiency of 12% could see thermo-photovoltaic devices move into new markets and products.