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Tuesday 26th June 2007
A non-profit pilot project is using LEDs and CIGS solar cells to provide light in remote communities, and hoping to extend the concept to other electronic devices.
Tuesday 26th June 2007
Aixtron customer qualifies LEDs in two weeks; Semprius gets business grant; Sales partner bags German deal for Infinera; JDSU signs a supply agreement including diode lasers.
Tuesday 26th June 2007
Losing its supply deal with RF Micro Devices will put a £10 million dent in Filtronic's fiscal 2008 sales, but new customers in the pipeline and a broader market focus mean that the business can still become profitable, according to one analyst.
Monday 25th June 2007
Firecomms' resonant cavity LEDs are the subject of two new deals, including the first licensing agreement for a user-friendly, do-it-yourself, plastic optical fiber technology.
Monday 25th June 2007
UK GaAs fab Filtronic says that PHEMT production for its number-one customer - RF Micro Devices - will cease in September. As a direct result, Filtronic has put its compounds business up for sale, and is set to cut 115 jobs.
Friday 22nd June 2007
Stock option troubles return to the InP foundry, but a new auditor and financial positives suggest the end is in sight.
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Friday 22nd June 2007
Analysis of electron trapping in the Japanese company's capped GaN HEMT shows how to push its lifetime to over a million hours.
Tuesday 19th June 2007
Alfalight, JDSU and nLight vie for attention with their new product releases at the Laser – World of Photonics show in Munich this week, promising wider operational temperature ranges, higher power and brighter diodes.
Tuesday 19th June 2007
Multi-million dollar prizes for LED replacements of the 60 W bulb and a 150 lm/W fixture could be awarded if the US senate passes a bill currently under debate.
Tuesday 19th June 2007
Built at Northrop Grumman Space and Technology, Sirenza’s new HEMT promises better performance for data transmission and military applications.
Tuesday 19th June 2007
Camping equipment specialist Coleman switches to Cree LEDs; Toshiba develops a CMOS process to take on high-frequency GaAs transceivers; and Philips Lumileds orders an Aixtron multi-wafer tool.
Tuesday 19th June 2007
Dynamic lighting hot-shots Color Kinetics are picked to join Lumileds and TIR Systems on the Philips team, opening up a bright future for its award-winning lighting systems.
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Monday 18th June 2007
With the optical communication industry pinning its hopes on 10Gbit/s transmission rates and above, a money manager forecasts differing fortunes for some of the key compound semiconductor companies in the market.
Thursday 14th June 2007
Anadigics, Nitronex and Nortel look into the future of wireless networking, with WiMAX offerings that push the power and efficiency envelopes.
Wednesday 13th June 2007
Highest-ever annual sales help the data communication company give an upbeat outlook, despite suffering patent disputes, inventory and accounting problems in the closing quarter.
Tuesday 12th June 2007
If implemented, the US International Trade Commission's decision to ban imports of new 3G cell phone handsets that contain Qualcomm chips will have a negative impact on GaAs manufacturers Anadigics and TriQuint Semiconductor, says a Morgan Stanley analyst.
Tuesday 12th June 2007
Laser dicer maker Synova and blade saw firm Disco join forces to make a single cutting machine, promising accurate dicing of semiconductor devices composed of layers of different materials.
Monday 11th June 2007
The latest product to come from the company's Swiss laser-making operation stakes its claim on an area of the spectrum not usually addressed by semiconductor lasers.
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Friday 8th June 2007
Compoundsemiconductor.net speaks with BinOptics CEO Alex Behfar about slashing the cost of blue laser diodes by squeezing more chips onto a wafer.
Friday 8th June 2007
Finnish start-up OptoGaN raises €5 million in venture capital; silicon-on-sapphire specialist Peregrine and its partner Oki Electric are now manufacturing 2.5 million "UltraCMOS" devices every week; metals supplier Williams Advanced Materials opens a new facility in the Czech Republic.
Thursday 7th June 2007
The UK government finally sits up and takes notice of the potential of solid-state lighting, backing a consortium including GaAs wafer manufacturer Filtronic, Qinetiq and Cambridge University to develop GaN emitters based on 6 inch silicon substrates.
Thursday 7th June 2007
Eyeing a total addressable market that it believes to be worth $1 billion, RF Micro Devices introduces five 48 V GaN power transistors and says that volume production should begin in the second half of this year.
Wednesday 6th June 2007
The Japanese hi-tech group further demonstrates the maturity of its GaN expertise, promising an era of higher-power X-band amplifiers.
Wednesday 6th June 2007
The poison pill is put back in the bottle as Oplink raises its offer for the remaining stock in Optical Communication Products.

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