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.
Aachen/Germany, October 1, 2009 – AIXTRON AG announced today that in the fourth quarter of 2008, Optrans Corporation, Japan, placed an order for a CRIUS reactor for the production of InP-based photodiodes, LEDs and other optoelectronic devices. The Close-Coupled Showerhead (CCS) MOCVD tool is to be delivered in a multi 4 inch wafer configuration. Simultaneously, Optrans will receive an AIXTRON Argus multi-channel pyrometer that allows real-time surface temperature measurement and analysis. The unique design allows the customer to monitor the thermometric distribution across the whole of the MOCVD growth surface in the CCS system.
The future of what was to be the world’s largest concentrating photovoltaic power plant is now in doubt, after administrator PriceWaterhouseCoopers took over the running of its developer, Solar Systems.
RF Micro Devices, has announced the Company is engaged with two leading handset manufacturers and two leading baseband manufacturers in the development of fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution, or LTE, mobile broadband handsets.