BluGlass, a spin-out from the III-nitride department at Macquarie University in Australia, is looking to raise money to build a pilot manufacturing plant that will house its low-temperature, low-cost GaN growth process.
Strained-silicon pioneer Amberwave Systems closes a new investment round; the CEO of Freiberger Compound Materials moves on; and the US Department of Energy reveals another funding opportunity for LED companies.
French materials innovator Soitec gets busy by launching the industry's first commercial line of strained silicon-on-insulator substrates, breaking ground on a new facility in Asia, and looking to hire 100 more research staff.
Speakers from RF Micro Devices, Freescale, Cree and JDSU are among the 24 invited presentations at this year's event, which will focus on five key industry trends set to shape the compound semiconductor business in the near future.
Chips from RF Micro Devices power the latest must-have gadget from Sharp; Aixtron sells its first combined atomic layer deposition and atomic vapor deposition machine; Ricoh develops optics that could allow integrated HD-DVD and Blu-ray players; and the Centre for Integrated Photonics works on a portable DNA analyzer featuring III-V optoelectronics.