Revenues in H1 2010 grew by 54% to £33.0m over H1 2009, primarily driven by strong demand for smartphone products during the first half of the year supported by accelerating growth in optoelectronic and advanced silicon components.
The firm is striving to improve sputtering target performance in its Thin Film Materials Lab equipped with specific sputtering tools and instrumentation for advanced testing and characterizations of thin film properties.
The semiconductor and solar capital equipment market veteran has previously held senior management positions at Applied Materials and Cymer. He will now focus on capital equipment in the Emerging Markets division.
With 24 years of experience and a winner of “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, Buckland has served on many public company boards. He has raised $175 million in private and public capital while starting nine companies and turned around seven companies.
The joint module uses Opticomp’s TRX-04-950-15 module which transmits (and receives) 40 Gb/s traffic over a single multimode fiber. The transceiver incorporates 4 VCSELs and 4 PIN photodiode detectors.
Lux Research says that Q-Cells subsidiary Solibro and start-up Miasolé are dominant innovators in CIGS technology. Furthermore, Amonix has broken away from its competitors followed by Concentrix and Solaria, while the rest of the CPV field struggles.
IMS Research report on the LED market says in the last quarter, Aixtron held a 60% market share, dominating in China and Taiwan. Veeco’s multi-wafer share rose by 5% to 37% on the strength of rapid growth and share gains in South Korea where it dominated.
The new technology in optical fiber and semiconductor lasers offers lower loss, higher bandwidth and immunity to electromagnetic interference. It also boasts lighter weight, lower costs, and lower maintenance needs over traditional methods.
Rainer Knippelmeyer will oversee R&D and innovation management for all products. With many years of experience in various Carl Zeiss AG companies , his main focus will be on the creation of a cross-product technology roadmap within the SÜSS MicroTec group.
TSMC has aggressively moved into the solar industry this year by becoming Motech's single largest shareholder with a 20% stake. The firm has also acquired a 21 % stake in U.S. solar photovoltaic company Stion to obtain its thin-film solar cell technology.
The firm's pilot non-vacuum ink-based production line will enable it to manufacture low-cost solar cells on glass. They initially aim to reach efficiencies as high as 14%, which has been demonstrated on a laboratory scale.
The new product identifies 1550nm calibrated wavelength signals as well as 800nm to 1700nm wavelength signals. The identifier boasts a five-stage display of signal intensity and two detachable InGaAs detectors.