Aachen/Germany, October 7, 2009 – AIXTRON AG today announced that Dr. Holger Juergensen, one of the company’s founders, had been recognized for his personal contribution to the Semiconductor industry and awarded the European SEMI Award for 2009. The award was presented to Dr. Juergensen at the Executive Summit on October 6, 2009 on the occasion of the SEMICON Europe conference in Dresden.
According to the Strategy Analytics annual industry forecast and outlook for the GaAs (gallium arsenide) industry the global economic meltdown slowed year-on-year GaAs industry growth from its previous forecast of 9% down to 6% in 2008. With the market projected to contract again 5% year-on-year in 2009, gains made in 2008 will be effectively wiped out and the GaAs industry is projected to generate revenues of $3.5 billion in 2009.
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc has announced its acquisition of TriAccess Technologies, a provider of Cable TV (CATV) and Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) integrated circuits for the amplification of high quality multimedia content. Previously, TriQuint served as TriAccess’ foundry supplier.