A high price-tag has held back the uptake of white LEDs for many lighting applications. In an interview with Opto & Laser Europe magazine, Frank Steranka, vice-president of research and development at Lumileds, describes the company's strategy for creating cheaper, brighter devices.
Novalux, a semiconductor laser company located in Sunnyvale, California, has secured an additional $16 million dollars in venture capital funding to continue developing and manufacturing its NECSEL (Novalux extended cavity surface emitting laser) technology platform.
Xanoptix and Tyco Electronics have signed a manufacturing agreement for 2D VCSEL transceivers, Endwave has acquired synthesizer product and related assets from Verticom, and Unaxis Semiconductors has appointed a new president.
Emcore has reported a 19% sequential increase in revenues for the first quarter of 2003, due to a $7.1 million contribution from its Ortel division, and expects around 20% growth in the second quarter.
The two leading Japanese manufacturers of nitride LEDs, Nichia and Toyoda Gosei, have both issued separate statements to deny rumors that they are involved in patent licensing agreements with companies in Taiwan.