December 2009

31 December 2009
AlGaN-cladding-free semipolar laser nears green

30 December 2009
LED-backlit LCD-TV shipments to rise eight-fold in 2010

30 December 2009
Cascade Microtech appoints interim executive VP

30 December 2009
SemiLEDs’ customers confirm new I-core LED achieves over 120lm/W

30 December 2009
Finisar appoints new director

29 December 2009
Fluorine enhanced AlGaN HEMTs

28 December 2009
CPV system maker Amonix acquires Sunworks

28 December 2009
Epiwafer foundry VPEC aims to ramp capacity 40-60% in 2010

28 December 2009
II-VI Inc to acquire China's Photop Technologies

28 December 2009
Toyoda Gosei and Sharp agree LED and laser diode patent cross-licensing

24 December 2009
Emcore revenues rebound by 5%, driven by broadband fiber optics

24 December 2009
Mitsubishi to ship 28.5dBm, 2.5% EVM power amps for WiMAX terminals

24 December 2009
New Mexico business expert joins Emcore’s board

23 December 2009
Direct wafer bond route to III-V field-effect transistors

23 December 2009
AXT’s opto-related revenues to grow at 15-20% annually, forecasts analysts

23 December 2009
Ascent sees retirement of senior VP of production operations

23 December 2009
CPV firm OPEL signs dealer agreement with SOLYPAC for utility-scale markets

22 December 2009
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

22 December 2009
Oclaro acquires wavelength selective switch firm Xtellus

22 December 2009
Sapphire substrate maker Rubicon details capacity expansion plans

22 December 2009
First Solar and NRG start up California’s largest PV plant

22 December 2009
Osram’s Golden DRAGON Oval Plus LEDs used for Zhujiang New City street lamps

22 December 2009
Nextreme launches high-temp gold-tin thermoelectric cooler for standard opto assembly

21 December 2009
Taiwanese LED makers set up plants in China

21 December 2009
LED-backlit TV shipments to grow eight-fold to 26 million in 2010

21 December 2009
LCPV cell firm Cyrium launches first products: quantum dots yield 40% efficiency

18 December 2009
LED TV backlighting market to grow at 148% to $7.5bn in 2013

18 December 2009
LED market to nearly double to $14.3bn by 2013

18 December 2009
Nanometrics prices public offering to raise $20.6m

18 December 2009
Ex-CEO of AMCC joins Infinera’s board

18 December 2009
Jetronic to distribute Luminus’ LEDs in China and Asia; regional sales manager appointed

17 December 2009
Progress towards high-efficiency InGaN/Si tandem solar cell

17 December 2009
3S to acquire optical telecom component firm Avensys Inc

17 December 2009
CdTe PV maker First Solar forecasts 2010 sales of $2.7–2.9bn

17 December 2009
Finisar files SEC shelf registration statement for $100m public offering

17 December 2009
AWR launches Version 2009 of Analog Office to enhance high-frequency IC design

16 December 2009
HB-LEDs to drive doubling of MOCVD sales to 415 systems in 2011

16 December 2009
SET claims record performance for large-area single-chip deep UV LEDs

16 December 2009
OIPT launches flexible support agreement packages

16 December 2009
US National Air and Space Museum exhibit lit by Cree LED fixtures

16 December 2009
First Solar becomes first PV firm to produce 1GW in a single year

15 December 2009
Mid-decade timescale for compound/silicon semiconductor integration

15 December 2009
First InGaAs FinFETs suppress short-channel effects

15 December 2009
PV maker First Solar to expand Enbridge’s Sarnia project by 60MW

15 December 2009
SemiLEDs orders Aixtron CCS CRIUS system to boost 4-inch LED chip line

15 December 2009
Tegal regains NASDAQ compliance as it appoints independent board member

15 December 2009
Cree introduces EasyWhite bins to simplify LED design and improve color consistency

14 December 2009
CPV system maker Circadian and Radboud University form tf2 devices

14 December 2009
NEC reports GaN-on-Si power transistor with high threshold voltage control

14 December 2009
Osram retrofits LEDs in period-style lanterns in Regensburg

14 December 2009
Solar cell to return to high growth in 2010

14 December 2009
Abound Solar appoints new CEO; interim CEO to become chairman

14 December 2009
Low-power-consumption CMOS process used for 1.6GHz LNA for GPS

11 December 2009
Soitec acquires CPV system maker Concentrix Solar

11 December 2009
TriQuint simulates entire MMIC using AWR’s AXIEM 3D planar EM solver

10 December 2009
Osram’s second LED chip plant starts production

10 December 2009
Panasonic develops first single-chip GaN inverter IC for motor drives

10 December 2009
CdTe PV maker First Solar appoints executive VP of marketing & product management

10 December 2009
Cree debuts 122lm neutral-white LEDs optimized for outdoor applications

10 December 2009
Agilent introduces InP chipset for oscilloscopes with 16GHz bandwidth

10 December 2009
Ex-Procomp chair begins 14-year jail term

9 December 2009
Sanyo to exit red and infrared laser diode production

9 December 2009
Belfast spin-off Lamhroe to design GaAs MMICs for OMMIC

9 December 2009
RFMD ships pre-production GaN-based hybrid amplifiers to US CATV equipment maker

8 December 2009
Long-term thermal probe into GaN-Schottky performance

8 December 2009
IMEC presents GaN-on-Si FET for E-mode power switching

8 December 2009
Finisar’s capacity constraints suppress profit margin despite upturn

8 December 2009
Huga orders six Aixtron MOCVD reactors to boost LED capacity expansion

8 December 2009
AWR offers upgraded PDKs for UMS PH15 and PH25 GaAs MMIC foundry processes

8 December 2009
GigOptix appoints new CFO

7 December 2009
Smart grid market creating opportunities for GaN and SiC

7 December 2009
Notebook PC firm Inventec buys 4.9% stake in LED maker Huga

7 December 2009
CPV panel maker OPEL rebounds in third-quarter 2009

7 December 2009
Advanced Photonix awarded high-speed photodiode patents

7 December 2009
Oclaro receives Excellent Core Partner Award from Huawei

4 December 2009
LEDs in general lighting to triple

4 December 2009
Cree acquires semi-insulating SiC and power device patents from Daimler

4 December 2009
AkzoNobel to increase trimethyl gallium pricing

4 December 2009
Luminus expands reseller channel in Japan with distributor Marubun

3 December 2009
Auger largely responsible for limited LED efficiency

3 December 2009
Bridgelux opts for Praxair high-purity ammonia supply system

3 December 2009
Cree signs LED do Brasil as manufacturer’s representative

3 December 2009
Obducat appoints new CEO

3 December 2009
AWR offers RF small-signal design kit for NXP’s SiGe:C BiCMOS

2 December 2009
II-VI supplier 5N buys Firebird to expand into III-Vs and substrate making

2 December 2009
Cree claims record 186lm/W efficiency from high-power white LED

2 December 2009
Presstek sells Lasertel to SELEX for $10m

2 December 2009
Solyndra to supply CIGS PV panels to roofing firm alwitra

2 December 2009
Nitronex and Modelithics collaborate on non-linear GaN device models

1 December 2009
InGaN LED spillover and efficiency droop

1 December 2009
GaAs integration to stave off silicon challenge

1 December 2009
Cambridge NanoTech sells plasma ALD systems to US national labs

1 December 2009
Cree and Liaoyuan demo 98.3lm/W LED street light

1 December 2009
RFMD ships its 25 millionth 2G transmit module

November 2009

30 November 2009
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

30 November 2009
JEMI France integrates with SEMI to create SEMI Europe – Grenoble Office

27 November 2009
Fuji Electric smoothes way to silicon carbide power transistors

27 November 2009
Thickening aluminum nitride layers on sapphire substrates

27 November 2009
Boston joins LED City program as it trials LED streetlights

26 November 2009
LED maker Seoul raises $248m from Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund

26 November 2009
CIGS firm Solyndra signs $105m deal with Italian PV integrator Sun System

26 November 2009
CIP claims first 60GHz reflective electro-absorption modulator

25 November 2009
MiaSolé starts commercial shipments of CIGS PV modules to multiple customers

25 November 2009
DayStar appoints business development expert and investment banker as independent directors

24 November 2009
Accessing higher THz gain with switched quantum cascade lasers

24 November 2009
HRL orders Aixtron CCS MOCVD reactor to boost GaN HEMT capabilities

24 November 2009
Skyworks extends automotive certification to entire Mexicali plant

24 November 2009
First Solar sells California’s largest PV power plant to NRG

23 November 2009
Search on for more abundant, efficient solar cell materials

23 November 2009
Atlumin establishes thin-film PV materials manufacturing in California

23 November 2009
RFMD cellular switch designed into two CDMA smartphones for 2010

23 November 2009
Entegris ships gas purification systems to Taiwanese LED maker Lextar

23 November 2009
Osram Opto’s new MULTILED boosts homogeneity for video displays

20 November 2009
Pit-stop towards improved AlGaN-on-Si HEMT breakdown

20 November 2009
LED lighting approaching tipping point

20 November 2009
IQE appoints group business development director

20 November 2009
Solar Metrology launches line-mountable XRF tool for CIGS

20 November 2009
Nitronex adds director of sales & business development for Asia-Pacific

19 November 2009
Finisar demos 120Gb/s CXP-to-QSFP active breakout cable

19 November 2009
Luxtera launches low-power version of 40G active optical cable

18 November 2009
Triangle wells aim to beat polarization

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