The departures are due to a re-organisation of the board resulting from the recent secondary offerings of the firm’s ordinary shares by its sponsor shareholders. The board has decided not to fill the vacancies created by their resignations.
The firm has demonstrated what it says is the industry's first commercial grade performance for a silicon-based LED. Optimisation of the epitaxy process on 8-inch silicon wafers will make LED manufacturing compatible with existing automated semiconductor lines.
The firm’s products, which incorporate VCSEL technology, are suited to data centre, storage, computing and consumer applications. The technologies developed with partners and customers will be demonstrated, at the 2011 Optical Fibre Conference (OFC).
The report, “Chinese Indium Strategies: Threats and Opportunities for Displays, Photovoltaics and Electronics,” indicates that high indium prices may force the conservative display industry to shift to ITO alternatives, especially those using nanomaterials.
Strategy Analytics says unless there is a serious commitment to deploying 3G and 4G networks and corresponding value added services, it is hard to see anything but long-term revenue stagnation for emerging market operators.
The French firm will use its IP and expertise in silicon, microelectronics and microsystems to expand the Alcatel-Lucent and Thales partnership in III-V Lab. The joint venture will target applications in telecoms, industrial control, environmental testing, defence, security and space.