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Monday 18th November 2002
Friday 8th November 2002
Sony joins several other manufacturers that are planning to start production of blue-violet laser diodes next year.
Thursday 7th November 2002
Aixtron has made a slight downwards revision of its forecast for full year results after it posted a larger than expected drop in third quarter profits and sales.
Thursday 7th November 2002
Palomar Technologies has expanded its product portfolio with the acquisition of the fiber automation division of Axsys Technologies.
Thursday 7th November 2002
Insaco, which supplies sapphire wafer carriers to the GaAs industry, has expanded its Pennsylvania manufacturing facility.
Tuesday 5th November 2002
Sumitomo Electric has opened its first compound semiconductor manufacturing facility in the United States, a 90,000 square foot center for making 6-inch GaAs substrates.
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Monday 4th November 2002
ADC has ceased operations at its pump-laser manufacturing facility in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota and its tunable-laser manufacturing facility in Jarfalla, Sweden.
Monday 4th November 2002
The recent agreement by Umicore to acquire up to 47% of Picogiga seems to have run into trouble already
Thursday 31st October 2002
Despite the tough market environment, Opto Speed, a spin out from ETH Zurich, has secured further funding to develop its InP-based components for optical communications
Thursday 31st October 2002
ST Microelectronics has developed a silicon-based LED with an external quantum efficiency of 10%, using a complex process to embed silicon nanocrystals and rare-earth ions into silicon dioxide.
Wednesday 30th October 2002
Newly formed Skyworks Solutions has met its target of reaching operating profitability by the September quarter, while Alcatel Optronics has seen its losses widen as it continues with its major restructuring project
Wednesday 30th October 2002
Communicant receives EU approval for government subsidies of $363 million, Optillion receives $15 million in Series C funding, SAES Getters' Taiwan branch earns ISO9001:2000 certification and Rsoft opens an office in Japan.
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Tuesday 29th October 2002
Veeco is to 20% of workforce, Jobin Yvon has acquired Philips' ellipsometry business unit, while Intense Photonics has received additional backing
Tuesday 29th October 2002
Bookham Technology provided positive figures for its September quarter and an upbeat sales outlook, but warned that it's cash burn rate would increase as it integrated Nortel's business units.
Tuesday 29th October 2002
Due to excessive demand for white LEDs, Osram has licensed its manufacturing technology to Rohm and is open to approaches from other potential licensees.
Monday 28th October 2002
Sales continue to fall at JDS Uniphase, and the company continues to close plants and reduce its workforce.
Monday 28th October 2002
LumiLeds and Nichia have put aside their differences, entering a cross-licensing agreement that should accelerate LED technology and its adoption for general lighting.
Friday 25th October 2002
DARPA has awarded Rockwell Scientific a $1.8 million contract to develop high-efficiency megawatt SiC power switches.
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Friday 25th October 2002
Kopin's revenue rose 5% in the September quarter, but may fall by 25-30% in the December quarter due to the company's failure to sign a purchase agreement with its largest customer for III-V epiwafers.
Friday 25th October 2002
TriQuint has reported a 16% sequential increase in revenue for the September quarter.
Thursday 24th October 2002
AXT has been hit by price declines for GaAs substrates and lower orders for optoelectronic devices, while Riber's backlog has improved with orders for four new MBE machines.
Wednesday 23rd October 2002
MOCVD equipment manufacturer Aixtron has grown GaAs epitaxial structures on 8-inch wafers in a multi-wafer MOCVD system.
Wednesday 23rd October 2002
Tuesday 22nd October 2002
Vitesse's revenues fell slightly on a sequential basis in the September quarter, and the company has switched emphasis from the long-haul telecom market to the enterprise and storage segments.

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