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Thursday 1st May 2003
Now feeling the full effects of losing substantial orders from Motorola, Celeritek's semiconductor revenues dropped by 45% in the first quarter of 2003.
Wednesday 30th April 2003
As the integration of the acquired NNOC business nears completion, Bookham has managed to make deep cuts to its cash burn, but now needs to grow its revenues.
Wednesday 30th April 2003
Tunable laser specialist Agility Communications has announced that its packaging operation has acheived yield levels of 95%.
Wednesday 30th April 2003
Sales at JDS Uniphase grew slightly in the first quarter of 2003, but the company still plans to lay off more staff.
Monday 28th April 2003
Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co. of Taiwan has been appointed as a second source for HBT epiwafers by Skyworks Solutions.
Friday 25th April 2003
Equipment maker Trikon Technologies will make further cuts to its workforce in the light of growing losses.
Friday 25th April 2003
JMAR has received further funding to procure X-ray masks as part of its ongoing program to develop a sub-100 nm lithography system.
Friday 25th April 2003
Despite seasonal weakness in the wireless business, TriQuint's revenue dropped only slightly overall, boosted by income from the optoelectronics business.
Thursday 24th April 2003
Kopin’s latest financial results included $1.3 million revenue from its CyberLite LED which is expected to become an increasingly significant revenue earner for the company.
Thursday 24th April 2003
AXT reported a slight sequential increase in revenue, driven largely by demand for nitride LEDs and for GaAs substrates used to make red and yellow LEDs.
Wednesday 23rd April 2003
RFMD's losses widened in the March 2003 quarter and the company predicts its revenue for the current quarter will be at best flat on a sequential basis.
Tuesday 22nd April 2003
Newport has acquired 19.9% of Nexx Systems, which develops and manufactures flip-chip processing equipment for back-end semiconductor manufacturing.
Tuesday 22nd April 2003
Sumitomo Electric Industries alleges that two of its patents are infringed by GaAs substrates manufactured by AXT.
Thursday 17th April 2003
Skyworks saw its revenues fall slightly on a sequential basis in the March 2003 quarter, although its operating income grew. Revenues for the June quarter will be flat to down 5%.
Thursday 17th April 2003
Cree's revenues continue to rise as the LED maker ramps capcity to meet the demand for its products.
Thursday 17th April 2003
Nokia expects handset shipments to grow by 10% in 2003, but says that the infrastructure market is very weak.
Thursday 17th April 2003
Anadigics reported a larger than expected loss and lower revenues as the seasonal downturn in the wireless industry hit hard.
Wednesday 16th April 2003
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. has purchased ATMI's GaAs epiwafer business and formed two new companies in Japan and the US to strengthen its position in this market.
Monday 14th April 2003
Osram Opto Semiconductors has opened a new 35,500 square foot fab to manufacture LED chips, laser diodes and sensors.
Friday 11th April 2003
Through the acquisition of a privately held RF and mixed signal semiconductor company, Channel Technology, RFMD has opened a new design center.
Friday 11th April 2003
In Taiwan, Giga Epitaxy Technology has received ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification, while Aixtron's new subsidiary will be officially opened next week.
Friday 11th April 2003
Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. has commenced volume production of gallium nitride substrates for the fabrication of GaN-based violet lasers, according to Nikkei Business Daily, a Japanese newspaper.
Wednesday 9th April 2003
Kamelian has secured further funding and a new investor for its semiconductor optical amplifier developments.
Tuesday 8th April 2003
Financials from Riber and RFMD, Celeritek calls a special meeting of shareholders, and Ommic gains ISO certification