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.
Cree's new super-bright LEDs produce a record output that puts them on a par with fluorescent sources, Irish photonic device developer Firecomms scores a deal with broadband equipment provider Netopia, and a young Bell Labs scientist working on GaN scoops two awards.
Worries over Emcore's share of a solar energy contract are dismissed, Mitsubishi begins sampling a new WiMAX amplifier, Cascade licenses Bell Labs' quantum cascade laser technology, and RF Micro Devices ranks seventh in a new list of the world's largest RF and baseband semiconductor suppliers.
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