GCS chose Oxford because its ICP etchers offer a combination of process capability, consistency, value and diversity to process a variety of compound semiconductor materials, including GaAs, InP and GaN to achieve the desired device performance.
The EMEA optical network hardware market is forecast to make an overall gain of about 7% in 2011 as a result of a spending recovery in Western Europe, access network deployments in the Middle East and strong growth in metro WDM equipment in Eastern and Central Europe.
GT Solar says that ARC and two of its employees have used trade secrets relating to GT Crystal Systems’ technology for manufacturing sapphire crystals, as a means of entering the sapphire crystallisation equipment business.
IMS Research says that Veeco is inching its way towards Aixtron in the MOCVD reactor market. While Veeco was the number one provider of MOCVD tools in China and Europe, Aixtron led in Korea, Taiwan and the USA.
The combination of high detection sensitivity and high spectral rates are enabling better EDX mapping of materials that are highly sensitive to electron beam damage, such as composition analysis in nanometre-scale InGaN quantum wells used in LEDs and other compound semiconductor devices.