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3 April 2020

COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global high-tech industries

Trendforce provides late-March update to report

3 April 2020

Cree cuts March-quarter guidance due to greater-than-expected impact from COVID-19

Expected net loss revised from $10-16m to $15-17m

2 April 2020

Micro-LED display developer Plessey to work with Facebook

LED manufacturing operations to be dedicated to helping Facebook prototype and develop technologies for AR/VR applications

2 April 2020

RF GaAs revenue falls nearly 6% in 2019, due to declining smartphone shipments

…but 5G network and device deployments to drive resumption of growth, to $9bn by 2024

1 April 2020

Veeco revises Q1 revenue guidance from $95-120m to $100-105m due to COVID-19

Operations deemed by government to be part of critical infrastructure

31 March 2020

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

For key compound semiconductor business and technology developments, see latest issue

31 March 2020

AXT GaAs substrate customer qualifies new wafer processing facilities

New GaAs production site expands capabilities and increases capacity

31 March 2020

ALLOS reports wavelength uniformity and reproducibility of 200mm GaN-on-Si epiwafers for micro-LEDs

Firm’s strain-engineering technology shown to scale to 300mm on MOCVD reactor

30 March 2020

IQE pre-announces 2019 financial performance in line with November trading update

Q1/2020 trading in line with prior expectations

26 March 2020
Micro-scaling of indium gallium nitride blue and green light-emitting diodes
Researchers find green LEDs become more efficient than blue ones as the device diameter passes below 10μm.
25 March 2020

Smartphones production may fall up to 30% in first-half 2020

Whitepaper identifies short-and long-term impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on 5G devices, smartphones & wearables

24 March 2020

CSA Catapult in Newport to coordinate Materials and Components aspects of UK’s DER Industrialisation Centres

Network targets faster design, development and industrialization of power electronics, electric machines and drives, focusing on silicon carbide

24 March 2020

Plasma-Therm adds systems engineering expertise with acquisition of UK-based JLS Designs

Table-top etch and deposition added to portfolio

24 March 2020

Ecosense acquires Soraa’s assets

LED technology company enters lamp replacement category

23 March 2020

Power GaN device market grows 16% in Q4/2019

Growth in 2020 being driven by adoption for fast chargers in consumer electronics

23 March 2020

Smartphone shipments fall a record 38% year-on-year in February, from 99.2 million units in 2019 to 61.8 million in 2020

Covid-19-driven demand collapse in Asia dragging down shipments worldwide

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2 April 2020
Ozone precursor for hafnium dioxide dielectric in gallium nitride transistors
Single dielectric for gate insulation and passivation simplifies fabrication, boosts performance and suppresses current collapse.
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2 March 2020

Adding indium selenide to prospects for 2D electronics
Mike Cooke looks at work exploring properties and possibilities of the material.

2 March 2020

Developing complementary p-channel transistors for GaN-on-silicon power
Researchers use commercial epitaxial material designed for 650V normally-off p-type gallium nitride gate power devices.

2 March 2020

Imec demos scalable III–V and III–N devices on silicon, targeting beyond-5G RF front-end modules
First functional GaAs HBTs on 300mm silicon and CMOS-compatible GaN devices on 200mm silicon for mm-wave applications presented at CCNC 2020

2 March 2020

Epitaxy equipment market to grow from $940m to over $6bn by 2025, driven by VCSEL and disruptive LED devices
Disruptive non-silicon-based ‘More than Moore’ devices are leading to a more competitive epitaxy growth landscape, says Yole Développement.

2 March 2020

Thermal droop in InGaN LEDs
Researchers see power losses at high temperature as being caused mainly by transport effects.

2 March 2020

Monolithic InGaN white LED
Researchers used pulsed current injection to achieve color rendering index of more than 80 with 2700–6500K correlated color temperature.

2 March 2020

Enhancing AlGaN hole injection with germaniumdoped tunnel junctions
Light output power increased between 3 and 6 times over reference aluminium gallium nitride diode.

2 March 2020

Patterned sapphire silica substrate for ultraviolet LEDs
Researchers improve aluminium gallium nitride crystal quality and light extraction efficiency to boost output power.

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