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Technical Insights

Thursday 3rd July 2014
With high-voltage GaN devices close to commercialisation, manufacturers can, at last, look forward massive market growth. Compound Semiconductor talks to Philippe Roussel from Yole Développement to find out more. 
Thursday 26th June 2014
As UV LED markets gather momentum, Crystal IS has launched the first commercial AlN-based LEDs. Will LED makers choose these over existing sapphire-based alternatives, asks Compound Semiconductor.
Monday 23rd June 2014
Recycling native GaN substrates via chemical lift-off promises cost-competitive manufacture of high-performance vertical LEDs
Monday 23rd June 2014
What will be the result of the merger of these US heavyweights?
Wednesday 18th June 2014
As Analog Devices buys Hittite, Compound Semiconductor talks to Strategy Analytics analyst, Eric Higham, to find out what lies in store for RF players.
Friday 13th June 2014
In the last 12 months, share prices for Oclaro and Finisar have more than doubled. What's driving this growth?
Thursday 5th June 2014
IQE has joined a €23 million pan-European project to get VCSEL fabrication ready for volume production in just three years. Compound Semiconductor finds out more
Friday 23rd May 2014
Simulations unravel the interplay between the design of the electron-blocking layer and extent of LED droop
Thursday 22nd May 2014
A host of lesser-known compound semiconductors are being used to exploit graphene's electronic properties. Compound Semiconductor reports.
Tuesday 20th May 2014
An advanced form of SIMS identifies dopants, impurities, compositions and thicknesses in various layers of VCSEL structures
Monday 19th May 2014
GaN and SiC devices are poised for growth, but much depends on developments in packaging technology
Friday 16th May 2014
Speakers at CS International reveal how the introduction of envelope tracking will help silicon CMOS to wrestle a share of the power amplifier market from GaAs
Thursday 15th May 2014
As sales of sales compound semiconductor devices other than LEDs look to pass $2 billion by 2020, SEMICON West adds a compound semiconductor technology program this year to look at volume manufacturing technology issues.
Wednesday 14th May 2014
GaN-based solar cells for integration to multi-junction photovoltaics could raise concentrated photovoltaic system efficiencies to more than 50%. Compound Semiconductor talks to the researchers designing the devices.
Monday 12th May 2014
Increasing cell efficiencies, trimming material costs and replicating manufacturing processes employed in the LED industry could cut CPV's electrical generation costs to below those of silicon
Wednesday 7th May 2014
Do the latest quarterly results from Veeco and Aixtron point to market recovery, asks Compound Semiconductor
Wednesday 7th May 2014
In the RF and power electronic sectors, a silicon foundation is a great way to increase the competitiveness of GaN devices
Thursday 1st May 2014
As Cree builds business for the long-term, shares fall as investors lose faith. What next for the LED lighting heavyweight, asks Compound Semiconductor.
Wednesday 30th April 2014
The etched facet laser is an attractive candidate for silicon photonics, thanks to its small dimensions, freedom from hermetic sealing and its compatibility with passive alignment to waveguides.
Thursday 24th April 2014
With GaN-on-silicon technology entering mass production, industry power players are poised for action. Compound Semiconductor finds out M/A-COM's plans.
Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Fast growth of high-quality SiC epilayers has paved the way to the fabrication of power devices with blocking voltages exceeding 20 kV.
Tuesday 22nd April 2014
Growth on patterned sapphire can lead to large, low-cost semi-polar substratesBy Keisuke Yamane from Yamaguchi University, Japan
Thursday 10th April 2014
Manufacturers of high voltage GaN-on-silicon transistors have yet to deliver, but GaN Systems promises a raft of products this year. Compound Semiconductor reports.
Thursday 10th April 2014
MOCVD reactors equipped with three-layer nozzles and operating at atmospheric pressure can produce growth rates and doping ranges that manufacturers of GaN power electronics and ultraviolet LEDs are looking for.

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