GaAs market analysts say that with demand from cellular backhaul applications flattening out, device makers will have to develop multi-functional chips or modules to beat off the competitive threat from silicon.
A new marketing and application deal for quantum cascade lasers; Cree slings some more mud at BridgeLux; Vistec consolidates under one roof; Optium's revenue tracks up; and Endwave sales are hit by the merger of Nokia and Siemens wireless network systems.
A research team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggests that InGaAs-based HEMTs with thin InAlAs barrier layers could become the natural successors to logic processors based on silicon CMOS.
InGaAs camera maker Goodrich SUI works on a new sensor for unmanned military aircraft; AXT issues 4.15 million shares; materials start-up Aonex reveals a new approach to nitride substrates; and RF Micro Devices nets $39 million by selling off some Bluetooth assets to Qualcomm.
With a multi-million dollar investment in water management company WorldWater, the compound semiconductor chip manufacturer Emcore shows its intent to move up the terrestrial solar power systems industry chain.
Korea-based Seoul Semiconductor launches LED products that can be connected directly to AC-based mains power; Freescale's shareholders approve the chip giant's private equity buy-out; and RF Micro Devices samples more GaN-based power amplifiers.