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Monday 5th March 2007
Thanks to €1.3 million funding from the Swedish government, SiC transistor developer TranSiC is embarking on a three-year project to improve device epitaxy and packaging techniques.
Friday 2nd March 2007
The GaAs chip manufacturer files a prospectus in a bid to raise cash through a public offering of up to 7.7 million shares, with capital expenditure plans in mind.
Friday 2nd March 2007
Alexandre Krivine, an entrepreneur with past connections to Alcatel, takes over the management of Avanex's III-V semiconductor operations in Nozay, France.
Friday 2nd March 2007
Fujitsu and communications firm KDDI have made a prototype 25 W transmitter amplifier that is based on GaN HEMT devices.
Thursday 1st March 2007
The substrate vendor reports its first profit since 2000, thanks largely to an unexpectedly strong boost to process yield and faster crystal growth.
Tuesday 27th February 2007
Lumileds says that the US International Trade Commission believes that Epistar's metal-bonded LEDs infringe its patents, and that other LED products made by the Taiwanese company could also violate the law.
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Tuesday 27th February 2007
Infinera files for an initial public offering worth up to $150 million and discloses that it has made a $89.1 million loss in 2006.
Tuesday 27th February 2007
JDSU has agreed to buy VCSEL manufacturer Picolight for $115 million in stock and up to $10 million in cash.
Monday 26th February 2007
China looks to increase its development and manufacturing of III-V chips with orders for MOCVD and MBE reactors.
Thursday 22nd February 2007
Nichia hints at an expansion of its GaN laser diode production capacity; wide-bandgap materials specialist Cermet rolls out non-polar substrates; and Japan-based wafer polishing company Fujimi branches out into sapphire wafer production for LED applications.
Wednesday 21st February 2007
Better news for the optoelectronic component company as key fiber-optic system vendor Tyco Communications chooses Bookham's 980 nm laser pump modules for a submarine network upgrade.
Wednesday 21st February 2007
A week after the company posted a massive increase in sales of its GaAs RF components, shares in New Jersey-based Anadigics reach their highest valuation since January 2002.
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Tuesday 20th February 2007
Claiming a new deposition process suitable for 4-inch GaN epiwafers, Japanese chemicals giant Showa Denko is building a facility to mass manufacture blue LEDs.
Monday 19th February 2007
Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed a cold-white LED based on six individual chips that produces more than 1000 lm.
Friday 16th February 2007
With sales of MOCVD equipment continuing to gather momentum, Veeco chief executive Ed Braun says that the end of 2007 could mark a major scale-up in HB-LED chip capacity to meet anticipated demand from makers of large LCD screens.
Friday 16th February 2007
Just two weeks after revealing a slump in demand and another round of restructuring at Bookham, Giorgio Anania cuts his ties with the company.
Wednesday 14th February 2007
Philips Lumileds develops an undisclosed technology that enables LEDs to maintain their efficacy at high drive currents.
Monday 12th February 2007
Nichia has introduced a 365 nm LED for curing and photo-catalyst applications that is claimed to be the most powerful of these chips available today.
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Friday 9th February 2007
Thanks largely to design wins in 97 new mobile phones during 2006, TriQuint swings to an annual net profit of more than $22 million.
Friday 9th February 2007
Cree has begun shipping production quantities of a large-area SiC Schottky rectifier that can optimize the efficiency of the connection between renewable energy sources and the electrical grid.
Wednesday 7th February 2007
Things are looking up at Avanex, but its second-quarter figures weren't exactly helped by a $2.1 million charge relating to an abandoned acquisition.
Wednesday 7th February 2007
LED Lighting Fixtures, whose CEO Neal Hunter was previously at Cree, says that a "revolutionary" new LED-based down light will change the lighting industry.
Tuesday 6th February 2007
Said to be the fastest-growing LED manufacturer in Taiwan, Genesis Photonics says that, following an order for six more Thomas Swan MOCVD reactors, it will target the LCD backlighting market.
Monday 5th February 2007
JDSU's optical component sales help the company to a net profit for the latest quarter; Vishay releases a new series of InGaN-on-sapphire LEDs for white-light applications; and Avago Technologies develops a green LED for use in camera flash modules.

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