Cree and Nichia reach a new, customer-protecting, patent agreement; meanwhile Nichia issues a patent suit against Seoul Semiconductor on its home turf; Aixtron receives an order from a Chinese university; and LG puts Anadigics' PA in its new Chocolate phone.
Big Blue is teaming with leading RF companies on silicon CMOS for cellphone and WLAN front ends, and says that ambitious PA makers will determine when the technology will pose serious competition to GaAs.
Cree researchers squeeze more than 1000 lm from a single-die LED; Finisar predicts drop-off in VCSEL business amidst "turbulence"; Bookham qualifies submarine laser production; and TDI enters production with 4-inch GaN and AlN epiwafers.
Armed with $0.3 million from the National Science Foundation, researchers at Amberwave Systems and the Rochester Institute of Technology embark on a three-year project to develop III-V resonant tunneling diodes on a silicon wafer platform.
Syntune picks up $7.1 million from investors; Emcore plans to fold three design centers into its main sites; Bookham makes 100,000 InP Mach-Zehnder modulators; and Sanyo starts up a new Aixtron reactor.
The Philips-owned optoelectronics firm previously known as Ulm Photonics ships its 10 millionth VCSEL; Anadigics' senior managers ring the Nasdaq bell; and MBE equipment specialist Riber has a quiet opening half to 2007, with not a single machine shipped.