Technical focus sessions include the current hot topics of III-V photovoltaics, SiC power electronics, the convergence of GaAs and silicon processes, and new approaches to nitride device and materials development.
German chip manufacturer Osram Opto Semiconductors showcases the potential of its high-brightness LEDs in some key emerging applications - forward lighting in automobiles and backlighting of large-area displays.
Cree's profit slips - despite a huge increase in unit shipments of LEDs; optical communications module vendor Optium seeks to raise nearly $70 million in its initial public offering; and Formosa Epitaxy buys three new gas purifiers from Johnson Matthey.
The past few quarters have witnessed a dramatic increase in orders for epitaxy equipment at Veeco Instruments, mostly driven by demand from customers in the Asia-Pacific region for the latest MOCVD kit.
Engineers at III-V materials innovator Technologies and Devices International (TDI) claim to have developed the first hydride vapor phase epitaxy process suitable for depositing nanometer-scale layers of quantum wells.
Seoul Optodevice Co. and Sensor Electronic Technology develop brighter, more reliable ultraviolet LEDs, photonic component manufacturer Binoptics hires a new executive in charge of business development, and a Hokkaido University spin-out develops a new laser dicing system to improve LED yield from sapphire wafers.