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.
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.
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.
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.
Motorola slashes its payroll to cut costs; the price of germanium is set to go up; foundry company Global Communication Semiconductors allies with a chip and module designer; and The Fox Group signs a new LED distribution deal covering the UK and Ireland.
Continued strength in US GaAs wireless manufacturing will help the domestic industrial crystals market to grow at an annual rate of six percent over the next four years, according to a new analyst report.
JDSU completes its purchase of Picolight; Nitronex hires a supply chain manager to aid higher volume production; Furukawa intervenes to ensure OCP sale; TriQuint brings out a line of packaged RF chips.
Radio-frequency (RF) and microwave device makers are the focus of improvements made by Applied Wave Research in its Microwave Office 2007 design and simulation software, promising earlier identification of potential pitfalls.
The US companyâ€™s materials division demonstrates its lowest defect density SiC substrate in a 4-inch (100mm) diameter n-type format to meet the long-term performance goals expected of GaN and SiC power electronics.
Seoul Semiconductor responds to Nichia's latest lawsuit by saying that companies should not use patents for "improper sales and marketing"; with a new director of technology on board, AXT is set to explore GaP substrates; Infinera is ready to raise up to $190 million by going public.
The top-flight power amplifier manufacturer has brighter growth prospects than industry leader RFMD, thanks to its focus on developing technologies such as W-CDMA and integrated front end modules, says a report from Morgan Stanley Research.