Motorola slashes its payroll to cut costs; the price of germanium is set to go up; foundry company Global Communication Semiconductors allies with a chip and module designer; and The Fox Group signs a new LED distribution deal covering the UK and Ireland.
Continued strength in US GaAs wireless manufacturing will help the domestic industrial crystals market to grow at an annual rate of six percent over the next four years, according to a new analyst report.
JDSU completes its purchase of Picolight; Nitronex hires a supply chain manager to aid higher volume production; Furukawa intervenes to ensure OCP sale; TriQuint brings out a line of packaged RF chips.
Radio-frequency (RF) and microwave device makers are the focus of improvements made by Applied Wave Research in its Microwave Office 2007 design and simulation software, promising earlier identification of potential pitfalls.
The US companyâ€™s materials division demonstrates its lowest defect density SiC substrate in a 4-inch (100mm) diameter n-type format to meet the long-term performance goals expected of GaN and SiC power electronics.
Seoul Semiconductor responds to Nichia's latest lawsuit by saying that companies should not use patents for "improper sales and marketing"; with a new director of technology on board, AXT is set to explore GaP substrates; Infinera is ready to raise up to $190 million by going public.
The top-flight power amplifier manufacturer has brighter growth prospects than industry leader RFMD, thanks to its focus on developing technologies such as W-CDMA and integrated front end modules, says a report from Morgan Stanley Research.
Structured Materials Industries has earned a US government grant for its patent pending work on chalcogenide CVD, which the company says will boost the development of next-generation memory technologies.
The US wide-bandgap semiconductor company produces a new 100W power transistor, exploiting its maturing GaN-on-Si technology in response to demand from the WiMAX market for higher-power base station amplifiers.
The US company says that its development of multi-junction solar cells with a conversion efficiency of 31 percent will lead to a new class of flexible, lightweight, high-efficiency solar arrays for space applications.
Optical Communication Products says that fewer shipments, a fall in average selling prices, and a portfolio dominated by legacy products are to blame for its negative gross margin in its recent fiscal quarter.
Cree, Sandia National Labs, and the University of California, Santa Barbara spin-out Inlustra Corporation are among the winners of the Department of Energyâ€™s third funding round for solid state lighting.