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Tuesday 22nd October 2002
TriQuint has moved into the opto business by buying a large part of Agere's optoelectronics business, and will now become one of the world's leading suppliers of optical modules and components.
Monday 21st October 2002
10 Gbit/s datacom transceiver use to reach $3.26 billion in 2006, Agere and Infineon enter WLAN alliance, Tyco to manufacture 2D VCSEL transceivers, Agility and Opto Speed appoint distributors.
Monday 21st October 2002
Anadigics' revenues could drop below $20 million in the fourth quarter, although cost-cutting measures are expected to reduce its losses.
Friday 18th October 2002
Cree's LED sales were up more than 50 percent in the September quarter fueled by new design wins in a number of applications including cell phones.
Thursday 17th October 2002
Celeritek's revenues grew slightly in the September quarter, and the company also plans to acquire a fabless designer of PA modules.
Thursday 17th October 2002
Strong demand for new handset models boosted Nokia's profits in the September quarter, and the company reiterated its forecast for total sales of 400 million units in 2002.
Wednesday 16th October 2002
RFMD plans to start production of 6-inch GaAs HBTs in the March 2003 quarter, and has reported record revenues for its most recent quarter.
Wednesday 16th October 2002
ATMI has written off $34.6 million to account for its GaAs epiwafer business, and hopes to transfer the assets to a new venture.
Tuesday 15th October 2002
The recent company closure and merger activity in the optical components industry has continued with the announcement that OCP has bought VCSEL manufacturer, Cielo Communications.
Tuesday 15th October 2002
Beam Express, a spin-off from EPFL in Switzerland, has developed an optically-pumped 1550 nm tunable VCSEL.
Tuesday 15th October 2002
Well known for its high brightness LEDs, Osram Opto is also developing GaN-based blue lasers and has reported a steady improvement in the lifetime of its devices
Monday 14th October 2002
A group at Fujitsu Laboratories in Japan has continued with its run of record breaking devices by reporting an InP-based HEMT with an ft of 562 GHz, making it the fastest transistor ever made
Friday 11th October 2002
Schott now has a majority stake in ULM Photonics, while Applied Optoelectronics has earned ISO 9001:2000 certification.
Tuesday 8th October 2002
Sensors Unlimited is breaking away from Finisar - the company that acquired it two years ago - to form a privately held entity focusing on applications for InGaAs photodiode arrays and cameras in military, industrial spectroscopy and telecommunications markets.
Monday 7th October 2002
The rumors and speculation over who might buy Nortel’s optical components business have come to an end with the announcement that Bookham Technology is to take over some of the unit's assets
Friday 4th October 2002
Thermo VG Semicon and UMIST are to open an MBE process development laboratory in the UK, Cerxon has added a thick film hybrid prototyping laboratory to its production plant in Virginia and Riber has reported sharply lower sales for the first half of 2002.
Wednesday 2nd October 2002
Newport and EM4 have announced a collaboration intended to lower the cost of fiber-optic component assembly.
Wednesday 2nd October 2002
TriQuint has further expanded its network of independent design centers with the addition of QinetiQ, while AWR is including Ommic's processes in its GaAs IC design software.
Wednesday 2nd October 2002
Nichia has achieved another first with the announcement that it is to begin sampling a 375 nm UV laser diode.
Tuesday 1st October 2002
A new company has revealed its first product fabricated using a process technology developed at Princeton University to improve the production yield of InP-based optoelectronic integrated circuits
Tuesday 1st October 2002
ATMI has received a boost to its nitride substrate and epitaxy development activity with an R&D contract from the ONR
Monday 30th September 2002
Epiwafer manufacturer IQE has settled a patent dispute with Rockwell relating to MOCVD process technology.
Monday 30th September 2002
Umicore Advanced Materials has broadened its existing cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) for Ge solar cells to include a contract to develop SiC substrates.
Monday 30th September 2002
ATMI says worse than anticipated results during the third quarter will result in restructuring measures that impact its GaAs epiwafer business.