AIXTRON AG announced today that in the third quarter of 2009 Formosa Epitaxy Inc. ‘FOREPI’, based in Lung-Tan, Taoyuan, Taiwan, placed an order for multiple MOCVD reactors which will be used for the production of ultra-high brightness (UHB) InGaN-based blue LEDs
Three years ago, Raleigh became the first city in the world to join the Cree LED City program, a now-international initiative to deploy and promote LED lighting. Raleigh now boasts more than 40 installations, ranging from accent and indoor lighting to street and parking lot lighting.
After three consecutive quarters of red ink, the global market for LCD-TV panels returned to profitability in the second half of 2009, paving the way for a resumption of revenue growth in 2010, according to iSuppli Corp.
In a groundbreaking effort, IMS Research has released the first market research report characterizing the supply side of white and RGB LED production used for high brightness (HB) LEDs. HB LEDs, including GaN and InGaN, have been experiencing record breaking growth from early 2009 as a result of the rapid shift to LEDs in notebook displays. While this growth continues to accelerate, other markets are also increasingly migrating to LEDs such as signaling, very large outdoor displays, digital billboards, personal lighting, automotive and industrial.
A recent survey of solar cell/photovoltaic device researchers and manufacturers working in government, university-based, and corporate labs and manufacturing facilities indicates distinct differences in testing methods and priorities among respondents from Asia, North America, and Europe. Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE: KEI) conducted the study during Summer 2009 using a by-invitation-only online survey generating 564 responses. A white paper summarizing the results is available for downloading at no charge from Keithley's website at: http://www.keithley.com/data?asset=52794.