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.
Structured Materials Industries has earned a US government grant for its patent pending work on chalcogenide CVD, which the company says will boost the development of next-generation memory technologies.
The US wide-bandgap semiconductor company produces a new 100W power transistor, exploiting its maturing GaN-on-Si technology in response to demand from the WiMAX market for higher-power base station amplifiers.
The US company says that its development of multi-junction solar cells with a conversion efficiency of 31 percent will lead to a new class of flexible, lightweight, high-efficiency solar arrays for space applications.
Optical Communication Products says that fewer shipments, a fall in average selling prices, and a portfolio dominated by legacy products are to blame for its negative gross margin in its recent fiscal quarter.
Cree, Sandia National Labs, and the University of California, Santa Barbara spin-out Inlustra Corporation are among the winners of the Department of Energyâ€™s third funding round for solid state lighting.
Sales of LEDs for the flash in camera phones will soar over the next few years, according to Strategy Analytics, but total revenue for LEDs from the handset market will decline due to the falling price of LEDs for backlights.
LED Lighting Fixtures gains a US patent for its alternative approach to generating white light; Sofradir wins a HgCdTe detector contract from the US Army; Riber nets three orders that boost its order book to € 10.3 million; and WJ Communications launches a range of broadband amplifiers for next-generation cellular infrastructure applications.
A UK partnership between Sharp Laboratories Europe, the University of Glasgow, the Institute of Photonics, and Mesophotonics has just kicked-off a $2.4 million project to build ultra-bright photonic crystal LEDs for LCD backlights.
German lighting giant Osram is to expand two of its Opto Semiconductors subsidiaryâ€™s factories in a multi-million euro program, which includes converting its Asian packaging facility into a chip making base.
Combining GaP and GaN in intricately designed nanowires could increase solar power efficiency and give tailored bandgaps, according to calculations performed at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory.