Soitec has announced it has more than doubled production of bonded silicon-on-sapphire (BSOS) substrates to meet increased demand from its strategic partner, Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. Peregrine Semiconductor, a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), has increased peak-production capability of its latest-generation STeP5 UltraCMOS® technology-based RF switches to more than two million units a day, to support design wins in the Radio Frequency Front Ends (RFFEs) of today’s most advanced 4G smart phones, and other wireless-communication applications. These wins established Peregrine Semiconductor as the market leader for the main RF antenna switch for cellular handsets1.
Hittite Microwave Corporation has released a new Receiver (Rx) and Transmitter (Tx) Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) chipset which is ideal for frequency conversion applications in wireless infrastructure equipment such as base transceiver stations, remote radio units, small cells and repeaters from 700 – 3500 MHz.
ARC Energy has announced a new publication detailing the advantages of its CHES™ c-axis sapphire growth technology. CHES achieves 75% or greater material utilization across large diameter sapphire substrate sizes compared to 10-20% utilization for a-axis grown sapphire boules. CHES large diameter wafers cost less, lead to higher LED production throughput per MOCVD run, and have properties (such as lower, more uniform bow) that enable lower cost per lumen. The publication, called "Sapphire That Scales," is the latest in ARC Energy's CHES Foundations series which explains the advantages of CHES technology and furnaces.
Brolis Semiconductors and Veeco Instruments have announced that Brolis has received shipment of a Veeco GEN200(R) Edge(TM) Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) production system for installation at their new epitaxial wafer production facility in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Skyworks Solutions has announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $200 million of the company's common stock from time to time on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions.
CS International are pleased to announce Rainer Krause, Director Smart Cell Incubator Unit -Soitec has been confirmed as a guest speaker for the Compound Semiconductor industry's premier international event, CS International, which will held in Frankfurt, Germany on 4th & 5th March 2013. His presentation will be on PV Chip Development.
Everlight has introduced several low, mid, and high power LED lighting components which have passed the LM80 test. This will enable the company to strengthen its concept of “The Right LED for The Right Application.”