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DECEMBER 2010

31 December 2010

CIGS PV cell maker AQT announces first customer shipments

31 December 2010

M/A-COM Tech launches 250–3000MHz highly linear RF driver amplifier

31 December 2010

Opto Diode offers US-made custom LEDs

30 December 2010

NYSERDA awards Magnolia second product development contract

30 December 2010

Mitsui to become FOREPI’s largest shareholder, taking 15% stake

30 December 2010

Finisar raises $118m on close of public offering

30 December 2010

Emcore announces delay in filing Form 10-K for fiscal 2010

30 December 2010

Great Wall Kaifa, Epistar, Evertop and Country Lighting form KFES Lighting

30 December 2010

Taiwan’s Lextar produces 6-inch LED epiwafers

29 December 2010

Improving InGaAsN laser diodes with antimony passivation

28 December 2010

Substrate removal and reflector layer boost red LED output

27 December 2010

Taiwan’s AWSC wins orders from Japan for GaAs switch products

27 December 2010

Ascent Solar appoints new Norsk Hydro board member

24 December 2010

Two-dimensional hole gas with increased density and mobility

24 December 2010

French CPV start-up Heliotrop wins innovation awards

24 December 2010

First Solar awarded CanSIA’s ‘Solar PV Project of the Year’

23 December 2010

University of Warwick receives 1800ºC furnace for SiC-based power devices

23 December 2010

GigOptix and Civcom win grant to develop highly integrated 40Gb/s transponder

23 December 2010

GigOptix demos highly linear modulator supporting next-gen telecoms

23 December 2010

Riber sells three MBE production reactors to Asia for RFICs

22 December 2010

Taiwan researchers make steps to improve LED output

22 December 2010

San Chih’s revenue for sapphire ingots to overtake silicon wafers in 2H11

22 December 2010

Tablet PCs may drive shortage of high-end LED chips in February

22 December 2010

SETI ‘highly commended’ by IET’s Innovation Awards for UVClean DUV LED lamp

22 December 2010

Aixtron completes conversion into European company (SE)

22 December 2010

Emcore’s net loss slashed to $0.9m as quarterly revenue grows 16%

21 December 2010

LED oversupply accelerating due to cut in usage per panel

21 December 2010

Veeco appoints GT Solar’s CEO to board

21 December 2010

Boeing to supply more GaAs PV powered satellites to Mexico

21 December 2010

CPV firm OPEL receives Innovation Award

21 December 2010

US enterprise LED lighting market to grow 30% in 2011, and reach $1bn by 2014

20 December 2010

LED chip demand for TV backlight to return to first-half 2010 level in Feb

20 December 2010

LED lighting to reach $15.4bn in 2011 as market share tops 10%

20 December 2010

Finisar announces public offering of 3.6 million shares

20 December 2010

AXT upgraded to NASDAQ Global Select Market

20 December 2010

Mitsubishi Electric launching WCDMA PAs for PC datacom terminals in cellular networks

17 December 2010

THz QCL operated at higher temperature than thought possible

17 December 2010

JPSA completes expansion; to add workstations to job shop

17 December 2010

Obducat secures equity financing facility

17 December 2010

Veeco ships 200th TurboDisc K465i MOCVD system

17 December 2010

Riber sells reactor for Indian research on ultra-thin-film electronic structures

17 December 2010

Avancis’ PowerMax CIS PV module obtains MCS certification for UK market

17 December 2010

Endwave develops enhanced QFN packages to 50GHz

16 December 2010

LEDs on Ostendo/TDI’s semi-polar GaN 2.5x brighter than c-plane LEDs

16 December 2010

Circadian achieves CPV temperature-corrected peak module aperture efficiency of 30%

16 December 2010

Rubicon opens sapphire polishing facility In Malaysia

16 December 2010

AFRL engineer receives Harold Brown Award for GaAs-based terahertz imaging sources

16 December 2010

Cree launches High-Efficiency White LED to cut initial lighting fixture cost

16 December 2010

Lumileds enters mass production of GaN LEDs on 150mm wafers

16 December 2010

Osram doubles green LED brightness for 2-meter office projectors

16 December 2010

Taiwan’s HUGA orders Aixtron G5 reactors for blue HB-LEDs

15 December 2010

NASA SBIR award for GeneSiC power management project for Venus explorers

15 December 2010

GaAs IC market grows 36% in 2010

15 December 2010

SoloPower launches most powerful, certified, flexible CIGS module

15 December 2010

Samsung selects TriQuint’s RF front-end for Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S

15 December 2010

Anadigics’ LTE PAs used for LG’s first 4G USB wireless modem

15 December 2010

Avago adds to 0.1W and 0.25W gain blocks with 0.5W variants

15 December 2010

LG Innotek and Zumtobel cooperate on LED lighting products and marketing

15 December 2010

Luminus’ LEDs light live HDTV stage set

14 December 2010

Abound closes $400m DOE loan guarantee and $110m equity investment

14 December 2010

Modified p-type layer increases light output from nitride LED

14 December 2010

DOE grants $3.9m for SiC HEV charger development

14 December 2010

NEULAND project aims to halve energy loss for renewables, telecoms and lighting

14 December 2010

First Solar forecasts 46% sales growth in 2011 to $3.7–3.9bn

14 December 2010

Chinese thin-film PV equipment firm APOLLO enters LED epi with Aixtron reactor

14 December 2010

NRG to acquire First Solar’s 290MW Agua Caliente project

14 December 2010

HTC selects Skyworks power amplifier modules and switches for 4G smart phones

14 December 2010

TriQuint recognized for excellence by Raytheon for third consecutive year

14 December 2010

Cree’s 650V SiC Schottkys boost data-center power supply efficiency

14 December 2010

Cree and Habitat for Humanity complete first all-LED Habitat home

14 December 2010

RFMD launches low-noise, high-output xPON video receiver IC

13 December 2010

Power, speed and other highlights of IEDM 2010

13 December 2010

Intel and IQE report InGaAs QWFETs for low-power logic

13 December 2010

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

13 December 2010

SemiLEDs’ IPO raises $79m in net proceeds

13 December 2010

OIPT ships five-module cluster tool to Robert Bosch for PV R&D

13 December 2010

First Solar to supply modules to India’s ACME for 15MW project

13 December 2010

First Solar’s executive chairman Ahearn to become chairman of board

10 December 2010

Smartphone demand drives GaAs foundry WIN to boost capacity

10 December 2010

IMEC reports ultra-thin AlGaN-on-Si solar-blind EUV imager

10 December 2010

Osram Opto team receives Beckurts Prize for developing direct green-emitting laser

10 December 2010

Opnext makes chairman Bosco interim CEO after resignation of Bouchard

10 December 2010

Kopin announces $15m stock repurchase program

10 December 2010

CPV system maker Amonix chooses Flextronics as manufacturing partner

9 December 2010

Mitsubishi Electric launches InGaP HBT for satellite digital radio amplifiers

9 December 2010

RASIRC recruits engineering manager

9 December 2010

Comdel’s new Arc Detect Fast Shutdown minimizes arc damage

9 December 2010

Monocrystal launches 10-inch sapphire substrate

8 December 2010

UCSB uses more uniform InGaN for record efficiency semi-polar green LED

8 December 2010

Panasonic develops blocking-voltage-boosting structure for GaN-on-Si power transistor

8 December 2010

Huainan City lures Emcore–San’an China JV Suncore

8 December 2010

Semprius installs demo microcell-based HCPV system at Tucson Electric Power

8 December 2010

3S grows revenue 9% in fiscal 2010

8 December 2010

AFRL contracts to develop survivability for SWIR cameras

8 December 2010

Lam makes CEO Newberry vice chairman and promotes COO Anstice to president

8 December 2010

Solekia to distribute GigOptix’ ASICs in Japan

8 December 2010

TriQuint expanding Richardson fab for 6” GaAs

7 December 2010

Peregrine and Soitec announce bonded SOS substrate for RFICs

7 December 2010

NextEra buys 40MW of Canadian PV projects from First Solar

7 December 2010

Osram Opto launches TOPLED Compact with expanded color space coverage for LCD backlighting

6 December 2010

AlGaN-channel with more than 50% Al achieves 1800V breakdown

6 December 2010

Georgia Tech-led project yields SiGe prototype for space electronics

6 December 2010

Lumileds re-certified for ISO9001 and TS16949 quality standards

6 December 2010

Cree launches first lighting-class LED arrays

6 December 2010

DGKK Workshop to discuss opto, photonics, solar

6 December 2010

France’s INL orders Riber MBE reactor research system

6 December 2010

Ultratech opens Singapore International Operations manufacturing facility

3 December 2010

centrotherm acquires 14.4% of Taiwan CIGS firm Sunshine PV

3 December 2010

Nazca completes 1.28 MW Solyndra solar system installation

3 December 2010

Solyndra's rooftop solar system graces architectural landmark

3 December 2010

SAFC Hitech expands Taiwan plant to boost precursor capacity

3 December 2010

Corning probes optical losses in nitride laser at wafer-level

3 December 2010

Finisar’s quarterly revenue up 16% to record $240.9m

2 December 2010

Crystal IS wins $5m DARPA award to develop germicidal LEDs

2 December 2010

MiaSolé hits 15.7% efficiency with commercial-scale CIGS PV module

2 December 2010

LED market grows from $6.1bn in 2009 to $10bn in 2010

2 December 2010

Powdec unveils 600V GaN vertical Schottky diode

2 December 2010

OPEL’s new CPV panel improves efficiency, reliability and manufacturing cost

2 December 2010

OPEL launches wireless CPV tracker control network

2 December 2010

Oxford Instruments appoints training officer

2 December 2010

Osram Opto’s LEDs illuminate Tchibo sustainable coffee bars

2 December 2010

Maxtek expects increasing shipments of GaAs switch products in March

1 December 2010

Brewer Science opens offices in Tokyo and Seoul

1 December 2010

MiaSolé deploys Camstar to scale CIGS PV operations

1 December 2010

GT wins first sapphire furnace orders since buying Crystal Systems

1 December 2010

QuantaSol moves tunable CPV cells into pilot production

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NOVEMBER 2010

30 November 2010

Thin-film PV material market to grow from $2.1bn in 2011 to $5.9bn in 2016

30 November 2010

Putting on a bow-tie for higher-energy nitride laser performance

30 November 2010

Soitec and SEI to co-develop engineered GaN substrates

30 November 2010

Nujira’s first military PA platform halves power dissipation

30 November 2010

JDSU’s stockholders approve proposals at Annual Meeting

30 November 2010

Optogan opens largest LED plant in Eastern Europe

30 November 2010

TriQuint wins $17.5m TITLE III GaN manufacturing development contract

30 November 2010

GigOptix samples pre-production single-channel 40G and 100G SMT driver

30 November 2010

Aqualite opts for six Aixtron CRIUS systems to boost production of high-power LEDs

30 November 2010

LayTec adds color measurement to SolR thin-film PV monitoring tool

30 November 2010

LayTec wins German technology transfer award ‘Science Creates Jobs 2010’

30 November 2010

IQE receives Outstanding Supplier Award from Avago

30 November 2010

Osram Opto releases LM-80 reports for OSLON SSL and Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs

29 November 2010

Leti creates IR imaging array with record thermal resolution near 1mK

29 November 2010

Showa Denko and Air Water to form JV for specialty gases

29 November 2010

Nanometrics launches $10m share repurchase program

29 November 2010

Altatech launches system for inspecting wafer edges and controlling multi-layer overlap

26 November 2010

Neo-Neon shrinks LED epi expansion from 50 to 30 reactors

25 November 2010

Solyndra announces strategic collaboration with Sika

25 November 2010

China’s ULED receives six Aixtron CRIUS systems for GaN LEDs

24 November 2010

SEI announces first 2” semipolar/nonpolar GaN for green lasers

24 November 2010

AZZURRO closes €14.5m funding round

24 November 2010

SiN raises nitride HEMT breakdown without current collapse

24 November 2010

EPIR receives Chamber of Commerce business award

24 November 2010

SETI’s UVTOP DUV LEDs pass environmental robustness tests to complete space qualification

24 November 2010

AkzoNobel to double TMG precursor capacity again

24 November 2010

Ohio boosts nitride tunneling current to 118A/cm2 at –1V

23 November 2010

China to leap from number-4 to top LED-making region by Q4/2011

23 November 2010

Oclaro receives Excellent Core Partner Award from Huawei

23 November 2010

Osram’s TOPLED LEDs used in Netled’s horticultural lighting

23 November 2010

Osram’s Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs used in OMS’ luminaires

23 November 2010

GaAs epi foundry VPEC sees rebound

22 November 2010

Seoul Semiconductor partners with Vertex to invest in LED technology firms

22 November 2010

M/A-COM appoints director of global distribution and deputy director of distribution

22 November 2010

SEI’s {20-21} semi-polar green laser lowers threshold current by 2–3x

22 November 2010

China’s ZJF buys Irish POF transceiver maker Firecomms

19 November 2010

SEI unveils first 6” GaN substrates for white LEDs

19 November 2010

Apollo signs 5-year deal to supply Te to solar panel maker

19 November 2010

Kotura demos record 0.6mW 2x2 silicon photonics switch with 6ns speed

19 November 2010

Emcore switches from $14m Bank of America credit facility to $35m Wells Fargo credit facility

19 November 2010

Controlling self-catalysed GaAs nanowires on silicon

18 November 2010

SPTS opens San Jose facility as it celebrates anniversary

18 November 2010

Test/measurement & medical/science LED market to grow at 35.8%

18 November 2010

Ultratech to open Singapore International Operations

18 November 2010

Anadigics’ PAs chosen for Samsung’s GALAXY Tab

18 November 2010

EPC’s eGaN products win EDN China’s Innovation Award

18 November 2010

Avago launches high-linearity broadband InGaP HBT gain blocks

18 November 2010

Avago debuts first fully compliant CXP transceiver

17 November 2010

Developing layer transfer for mixing compound with silicon semiconductors

17 November 2010

Avago launches first optical module to enable multimode 40G Ethernet uplink applications

17 November 2010

Avago launches first optical module to enable multimode 40G Ethernet uplink applications

17 November 2010

Avago mini-SFP+ transceiver boosts port density by 30% over SFP+

17 November 2010

Avago launches 120Gbps high-density parallel optical interconnects

17 November 2010

Verticle launches first hexagonal LED chip

17 November 2010

HELIOS European silicon photonics project demos 10Gb/s modulator

17 November 2010

LG Innotek starts SiC project with Sweden’s Linköping University

17 November 2010

Femtocell radio component shipments triple in 2010

17 November 2010

Plextek re-designs obsolete GaAs ICs to avoid board re-design

17 November 2010

Ostendo orders Oxford Instruments deposition and etch systems

17 November 2010

Ascent Solar completes $20.25m public offering of common stock

16 November 2010

Advanced Photonix reports quarterly revenue up 29% year-on-year

16 November 2010

CdTe to maintain lead over silicon in cost

16 November 2010

Osram’s OSLON SSL LEDs light up Asian Games stadium

16 November 2010

DayStar cuts loss as it reduces debt and expenses

16 November 2010

Finisar demos first InfiniBand FDR active optical cable

16 November 2010

Luxtera’s 25Gbps silicon photonics transceivers showcased

16 November 2010

Seoul Semiconductor’s LEDs light up stage at Asian Games

16 November 2010

Luminus’ PhlatLight LEDs illuminate Madison Square Garden stage

16 November 2010

Avago linear PA modules extend GSM/EDGE talk time

16 November 2010

Jordan Valley appoints KLA founder Levy as chairman

16 November 2010

Changelight orders Aixtron MOCVD reactors for AlGaInP ROY LED expansion

15 November 2010

Nitronex launches second GaN HEMT on 2nd-gen platform

15 November 2010

Samsung uses Skyworks’ power amplifier modules in USA’s first LTE handset

15 November 2010

Non-polar nitride boost to blue and true-green laser diode performance

15 November 2010

Tegal returns to profit and revenue growth after shedding thin-film etch & PV

15 November 2010

Semiconductor Today launches redesigned website

15 November 2010

Epistar achieves record 162lm/W efficiency cool-white LED

12 November 2010

LED TV panel demand to rise significantly in January/February

12 November 2010

USDA awards $4.88m grant to study LED lighting of crops

12 November 2010

Modulight launches 635–1550nm OEM laser systems for medical & industrial applications

11 November 2010

Top-side TiO2 nanostructures increase blue LED light extraction

11 November 2010

CIGS PV firm Ascent prices public offering of common stock

11 November 2010

HelioVolt and NREL renew CRADA to continue CIGS PV development

11 November 2010

Microvision integrates direct green lasers into pico projector prototypes

11 November 2010

Finisar expects sixth quarter of double-digit growth to record $240–241m

11 November 2010

SÜSS MicroTec and Fraunhofer IST launch aligner technology for selective surface treatment

11 November 2010

Mitsubishi samples record-output 1W red laser for pico projectors

11 November 2010

CdTe, CIGS and metals supplier Apollo Solar appoints CEO

11 November 2010

GigOptix expands in Asia-Pacific with new support & sales offices in China

11 November 2010

Luminus awarded 50th US patent for ‘big-chip’ LEDs

11 November 2010

RFMD unveils 2.3–2.7GHz PA IC for WiFi, WiMAX, LTE wireless

10 November 2010

Moser Baer India wins government grant to develop CIGS solar cells

10 November 2010

Apple joins top-5 mobile phone vendors as market grows nearly 15% year-on-year

10 November 2010

Intematix launches green aluminate and red nitride phosphor materials for white LEDs

10 November 2010

RFMD adds high-linearity differential IF mixers to Multi-Market Product catalog

10 November 2010

RFMD teams with Freescale to deliver ZigBee solutions for smart energy applications

10 November 2010

Cree launches single-die lighting-class LEDs delivering 1000lm at efficacy of 100lm/W

10 November 2010

Avago launches robust fiber-optic modules for harsh temperature environments

10 November 2010

Nichia files patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Harvatek

10 November 2010

Smartphone market grows 89.5% year-on-year in Q3 as new devices launch

9 November 2010

Fine-patterned SiGe halves power consumption of optical waveguide switch

9 November 2010

M/A-COM Tech’s Santa Clara Design Center expands to new facility

9 November 2010

Walsin Lihwa’s 49% stake to propel CIGS PV firm Solarion into mass production

9 November 2010

Singapore researchers create amber light for nitride LEDs

9 November 2010

Handset shipments reach 327m in Q3

9 November 2010

Peter Wolters’ new slurry halves polishing time for c-plane sapphire substrates

9 November 2010

XsunX ups CIGS PV cell efficiency further to 15.1%

9 November 2010

RFMD adds 75W device to family of GaN unmatched power transistors

9 November 2010

Freescale samples 77GHz SiGe chipsets for automotive radar systems

9 November 2010

SEMATECH to present III-V MOSFET, FinFET and resistive RAM research at IEDM

9 November 2010

Avago adds 1W cyan LEDs, optimized for traffic signals and signage

8 November 2010

Handset market grows to 346.2m in Q3, while Samsung gains market share

8 November 2010

CATV infrastructure amplifier market to grow at 10% annually to $227m in 2014

8 November 2010

Rubicon produces first boule from new sapphire plant

8 November 2010

AXT appoints VP of sales for Asia

8 November 2010

Cascade appoints Mahon as VP of operations

8 November 2010

M/A-COM Tech launches 20GHz HMIC broadband diode switches in Surmount packages

8 November 2010

Cree’s 120V LMR4 LED module achieves Title 24 compliance; warranty extended to 5 years

8 November 2010

Osram’s stack chip technology doubles output of infrared Power TOPLEDs

8 November 2010

Osram’s new TOPLED Compact 4520 LED produces bright high-current pulsed light for super flat displays

8 November 2010

Asia-Pacific helping push global handset shipments to 1.34bn in 2010

8 November 2010

GeneSiC samples multi-kHz, ultra-high-voltage SiC thyristors to US researchers

6 November 2010

Opnext reports higher-than-expected growth, to quarterly record of $86.4m

6 November 2010

Skyworks’ revenue exceeds revised guidance; up 14% to record $313.3m

5 November 2010

Varying wells to combat LED efficiency droop

5 November 2010

JDSU grows revenue despite supply and capacity constraints

4 November 2010

Sapphire maker Rubicon's revenue grows more-than-expected 30% in Q3

4 November 2010

CIS/CIGS PV market to grow at CAGR of 43.9% to 2015

4 November 2010

Osram Opto to present LED, IR and laser components at electronica

4 November 2010

RFMD unveils broadband 6-bit digital step attenuators

4 November 2010

RFMD to showcase expanded Multi-Market Product portfolio at electronica

4 November 2010

LED-based lighting market to drive opto sales

4 November 2010

Jiangxi Changda adds Aixtron MOCVD reactors to boost GaN HB-LED epi capacity

3 November 2010

Dow Electronic Materials breaks ground on Korean TMG plant

3 November 2010

Rensselaer Smart Lighting research center deploys first LED bulbs on its campus

3 November 2010

Arradiance ships first benchtop GEMStar ALD system to Oregon State University

3 November 2010

Osram’s four-chip OSTAR Lighting Plus offers powerful, efficient and surface-mountable incandescent replacement

3 November 2010

DOW POWERHOUSE becomes first solar shingle to gain UL certification

3 November 2010

TriQuint wins Navy contract to develop S-band MMIC amplifiers

2 November 2010

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

2 November 2010

Plessey starts development of 8” SiGe BiCMOS to expand RF capability

2 November 2010

Anadigics’ revenue grows 18.6% in Q3 to $61.3m

2 November 2010

Kopin’s III-V growth slows in Q3 to 4.4%

2 November 2010

Semi Materials enters LED lighting market with order for five Aixtron MOCVD systems

2 November 2010
USHIO launches first 6” full-field projection exposure system for LED chip making

2 November 2010

Veeco delivers GEN10 MBE system to University of New Mexico Center for High Technology Materials

2 November 2010

Spectrolab produces 3 millionth multi-junction space solar cell

2 November 2010

EPC updates device models for E-mode GaN transistors

2 November 2010

Demand for 802.11n spurs Wi-Fi equipment market to 18m units in Q2

2 November 2010

PVflex’s flexible CIGS PV module gains IEC61646 and 61730 certification

2 November 2010

TriQuint launches 30W GaN PA with 30% PAE for counter-IED EW/defense systems

2 November 2010

Cree raises output of XLamp XP-E and XP-C Color LEDs

1 November 2010
ATMI buys minority stake in metal-organic precursor supplier Lake LED Materials

1 November 2010
Cree adds XP-G and XP-E warm-white LEDs offering both high efficacy and CRI

1 November 2010
TriQuint launches 20W GaN PA with 30% PAE for Ku-band defense communications

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OCTOBER 2010

30 October 2010

RASIRC wins TechAmerica High Tech Award

30 October 2010

Infinera appoints Hooshmandt chairman of the board, and Welch as board member

30 October 2010

OPEL receives US patent for fourth-generation HCPV module

29 October 2010

MDA awards SETI phase II SBIR contract for AlInN/GaN-based FETs

29 October 2010

Amonix breaks ground on 150MW Las Vegas CPV system manufacturing plant

29 October 2010

First Solar’s sales rise 36% in Q3 to $798m

29 October 2010

GaN power device market to reach $350m in 2015

29 October 2010

LAST POWER project targets strategic independence for Europe in wide-bandgap semiconductors

29 October 2010

alwitra completes largest Solyndra installation in Germany

29 October 2010

Photon Energy installing 1.23MWp Solyndra CIGS PV project in Prague

28 October 2010

AXT’s revenue rises 16% in Q3 to $26.8m

28 October 2010

GigOptix’s growth 15% to record revenue in Q3 yields first non-GAAP profit

28 October 2010

Oclaro’s quarterly revenue growth slows from 11.4% to 7.6%

28 October 2010

Aixtron reports revenue up 11% in Q3 to record €212.7m

28 October 2010

Cyrium adds quantum dot solar cell technology to SUNRISE CPV solar trackers

28 October 2010

Osram launches OSLON SSL 150 LED, with 150° beam angle to boost luminaire efficiency

27 October 2010

TriQuint’s Q3 revenue exceeds guidance by nearly 8%

27 October 2010

Source Photonics sold to Francisco Partners for $146m

27 October 2010

RFMD wins $1.5m Navy contract for GaN RF power technology

27 October 2010

Veeco/NAMBE 2010 MBE Innovator Award goes to Boston University's Theodore Moustakas

27 October 2010

Emcore regains compliance with NASDAQ minimum bid price rule

27 October 2010

Cree appoints board member with consumer product expertise

27 October 2010

India’s TERI to evaluate Ascent Solar‘s flexible thin-film CIGS modules for “Lighting a Billion Lives” program

27 October 2010

SEMI Europe’s Standards Awards honor Liverpool's Williams and Freiberger's Bindemann

26 October 2010

RFMD’s quarterly revenue grows 12% year-on-year to record $285.8m

26 October 2010

Free-standing GaN substrate improves nitride solar cell performance

26 October 2010

XsunX boosts its CIGS PV cell efficiency to 15.09%

26 October 2010

Veeco grows a further 25% in Q3; on track for $1bn in 2010

26 October 2010

Packaged LED market to grow at 28.2% annually over 2009–2015

26 October 2010

SolFocus and Vision Electro Mechanical Company to build commercial solar power plant in Saudi Arabia

26 October 2010

Germanium market to exceed 126,400kg by 2015

25 October 2010

Oxford Instruments-TDI acquires IP rights from Fox Group

25 October 2010

Skyworks expands Asia presence by opening Singapore office

25 October 2010

Epistar places multi-tool order for Veeco K465i GaN MOCVD systems

25 October 2010

Osram LEDs illuminate MODA LIGHT down-lights at University of Notre Dame

25 October 2010

TriQuint launches low-noise, high-gain line amplifier for QAM-dominated content networks

22 October 2010

IC maker Power Integrations invests $30m in SiC device firm SemiSouth

22 October 2010

Smartphone shipments grow 78% year-on-year to 77 million in Q3

22 October 2010

LED production to grow 25% annually to $20bn in 2013

22 October 2010

Hittite exceeds revenue, margin and profit forecast in Q3

22 October 2010

Polarized LED from Rensselaer and Kyma raises hope of more efficient displays

22 October 2010

Luminus’ LEDs power brightest spot lights from Strong Entertainment Lighting

22 October 2010

LayTec among Germany's 50 fastest-growing technology firms for second consecutive year

21 October 2010

NYSERDA funds Magnolia for Phase II of nanostructured thin-film PV contract

21 October 2010

Ultrasonic Systems launches spray system for CdTe PV module making

21 October 2010

TELEFUNKEN offers Si and SiGe epitaxial deposition services

21 October 2010

SUNRISE test project unveiled by National Research Council of Canada

21 October 2010

Solar Frontier to supply 3.3MW of CIS modules to Thailand’s Gunkul Powergen

21 October 2010

RFMD expands broadband portfolio for hybrid fiber coax networks

21 October 2010

Anadigics launches high-bandwidth RF amplifier for FTTH and RFoG

21 October 2010

Anadigics’ upstream-path RF amplifier enables higher data rates to more CATV subscribers via DOCSIS 3.0

21 October 2010

TriQuint launches CATV amplifier for ONU, EoC applications

20 October 2010

Doubling of monthly sapphire wafer demand in 2010 sends 2” price over $30s

20 October 2010

Leti demos first IR single-impulse active 3D imaging matrix

20 October 2010

LayTec presents latest Pyro 400 results at IWN

20 October 2010

Wisconsin awards 5N Plus $500,000 for PV materials manufacturing and panel recycling plant

20 October 2010

Osram launches OSLON Black Series of LEDs, with metal lead frame for thermal stability

19 October 2010

Cree’s quarterly revenue rises 1.5% to another record of $268m

19 October 2010

Japan’s Solar Frontier to co-develop IBM’s CZTS solar cell technology

19 October 2010

XsunX produces CIGSolar cells surpassing 14% efficiency

19 October 2010

Eulitha unveils PHABLE UV litho technology for photonics patterning

19 October 2010

RFMD launches GaN hybrid power doubler amplifier module for CATV

19 October 2010

OPTEK reaches franchise agreement for TTI to distribute opto components

19 October 2010

TriQuint’s auto-qualified 77GHz chipset powers Delphi radar system for motion sensing

19 October 2010

Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems orders EVG’s UV-NIL/hot embossing systems

19 October 2010

EVG launches three-chamber EVG520L3 wafer bonding system

19 October 2010

SoloPower receives IEC European certification for its flexible CIGS PV modules

18 October 2010

OIPT launches next-gen HB-LED batch plasma production tools

18 October 2010
Infinera demos end-to-end digital OTN networking and 100GbE transmission

18 October 2010
Infinera reports revenue up 56% year-on-year to $130.1m in Q3

18 October 2010

Advancing infrared emission from nitride LEDs

18 October 2010

UK feed-in tariff could create supply chain for 4GW annual capacity by 2016

18 October 2010

Gas-analyzer manufacturer Tiger Optics adds eight distributors in Europe and USA

18 October 2010

SET launches patented chamber for oxide removal in device bonding

18 October 2010

First Solar doubles revolving credit facility to $600m

15 October 2010

Riber’s revenue bounces back by 11% in Q3/2010

15 October 2010

Nitride wells tune in to green and white

15 October 2010

Taiwan GaAs foundries AWSC & WIN continue record sales in September

15 October 2010

Cree extends lighting-class LEDs to high voltage for more efficient LED bulbs

15 October 2010

Air Products to build large-scale on-site ammonia plant for China LED maker Sanan

14 October 2010

Veeco announces $25m Asia expansion plan

14 October 2010

First Solar to build manufacturing plants in US & Vietnam totaling nearly 500MW in annual capacity

14 October 2010

Silan Azure orders Veeco MOCVD reactors to ramp LED manufacturing

14 October 2010

Optogan appoints general manager of global sales & marketing

14 October 2010

Thin-film PV substrate and encapsulation market to reach $1.3bn by 2015

14 October 2010

ClassOne Equipment joins FOA

14 October 2010

Osram Opto provides online Tools section of LED light website

14 October 2010

RFMD makes available new Wired Broadband Product Selection Guide

14 October 2010

SEMATECH gate-stack symposium identifies post-22nm strategies

13 October 2010

Belgium’s Umicore opens US germanium wafer plant, bolstering 6” capability

13 October 2010

Taiwan’s LED industry to grow 18% in 2011

13 October 2010

TriQuint raises Q3 revenue guidance by 8% from $215–225m to $238m

13 October 2010

Tyntek to set up China LED-making JV in Fuzhou

13 October 2010

MicroLink Devices opts for Aixtron 2800G4 HT system to boost production of solar cells and HBTs

13 October 2010

Solar Frontier enters global CIS module supply agreement with GE

13 October 2010
DuPont launches new Kapton films for flexible and thin-film PV applications

13 October 2010

Samsung selects RFMD for GALAXY Tab’s WiFi connectivity

13 October 2010

Ascent Solar signs Czech distribution agreement with Votum

12 October 2010

Solyndra launches ‘fastest and easiest-to-install’ rooftop solar system

12 October 2010

Bridgelux introduces first 5-year warranty for LED arrays and modules

12 October 2010

3M launches moisture-resistant front-side film for flexible CIGS, CdTe and OPV modules

12 October 2010

PhlatLight LED-based Martin Professional luminaire wins Danish Industry Prize

12 October 2010

FOREPI purchases its first Aixtron G5 system

12 October 2010

Emcore appoints chief financial officer

12 October 2010

Nextreme appoints CEO

12 October 2010

Ascent Solar launches USB OEM-ready modules for portable, off-grid charging

12 October 2010

Johns Manville to install Ascent's CIGS modules in comparative thin-film PV test site

11 October 2010

Mobile handset shipments to reach 1.43bn in 2011

11 October 2010

Epistar raises AlGaInP LED efficiency record at 20mA by 26% from 133 to 168lm/W

11 October 2010
Finisar receives Brocade’s 2010 Customer Focus Award

11 October 2010

Saint-Gobain forms CIGS JV with Hyundai Heavy Industries

11 October 2010

Ascent becomes first flexible monolithically integrated CIGS PV module maker with external IEC 61646 certification

11 October 2010

Soitec allies with Johnson Controls for utility-scale PV projects

8 October 2010

Renesas Electronics strengthens compound semiconductor business

8 October 2010

Emcore regains compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule

8 October 2010

SoloPower displaying CIGS PV modules at Solar Power International

8 October 2010

Opnext deploys Camstar Enterprise Platform to optimize supply chain efficiency and improve product quality

8 October 2010

Veeco completes sale of Metrology business to Bruker

8 October 2010

E-Band expands to 60GHz for enterprises & carrier picocell networks

8 October 2010

ETH Zurich orders Aixtron Black Magic system for single wall carbon nanotube deposition

7 October 2010

Tongfang selects Aixtron MOCVD systems to boost capacity for blue HB-LEDs

7 October 2010

Lumileds adds 4000K CCT Rebel white LED and raises top flux bin for cool- and neutral-white by 20%

7 October 2010

Lumileds’ LUXEON LEDs used by AOP's modular street lights in Chinese city

7 October 2010

RFMD releases high-efficiency 140W GaN RF transistor for volume production

7 October 2010

AWR Connected for CapeSym SYMMIC launched to streamline thermal analysis of MMICs

6 October 2010

Emcore revenue shrinks 3% as it concludes accounting review

6 October 2010

5N Plus’ revenue supplemented by non-solar products as Firebird ramps up

6 October 2010

Georgia Tech uses patterned SiC templates to direct graphene growth

6 October 2010

Spire produces record 42.3%-efficient solar cell

6 October 2010

Spanish CPV firms to build Ohio production facilities

6 October 2010

Kyma acquires select assets and IP rights from Fox Group

6 October 2010

Fujitsu develops record 1.3W output W-band GaN HEMT power amplifier

6 October 2010

LayTec delivers 1000th metrology tool

6 October 2010

First Solar announces 380MW rise in orders for 2011

5 October 2010

Zinc oxide nano-wire on gallium nitride lights up

5 October 2010
Avago launches tricolor surface-mount HB-LEDs in 3.4mm x 2.8mm PLCC-6 packages for multi-color displays

5 October 2010

Anadigics launches highly efficient and linear PA for WiMAX CPE and small-cell infrastructure

5 October 2010

Quantum dot laser wins Japan’s Green IT Award

5 October 2010

JDSU led ROADM market in first-half 2010, with 38% of revenue and 39% of shipments

5 October 2010

'JDSU Industry View’ campaign to share thought leadership from customers and experts

5 October 2010

France’s DisaSolar to distribute Ascent’s CIGS PV modules, including integration into train roofs and commercial signage

4 October 2010

Nitride LED output increased by up to 36% with distributed Bragg reflectors

4 October 2010

JX to transfer InP epi business to Optrans and form InP joint venture

4 October 2010

glo raises $25m, establishes Silicon Valley engineering center, and hires CEO

4 October 2010

Leti integrates CMOS-compatible plasmonic optical waveguides with silicon photonic devices

4 October 2010

Sony launches first 400mW blue–violet laser diode for Blu-ray

4 October 2010

Patent granted for NCSU’s buffer-free GaN-on-Si technology

4 October 2010

CSTG completes qualification of Hamilton wafer fab

4 October 2010

Alferov-Riber MBE Academy center of excellence to be established at Russia’s St Petersburg Academic University

4 October 2010

AWR releases PDK for Cree GaN HEMT MMIC foundry

4 October 2010

Australia’s Crompton Lighting launches LUXEON-based LED downlight

1 October 2010

LED City’s US members join forces with DOE consortium

1 October 2010

Enbridge and First Solar to open world's largest photovoltaic facility

1 October 2010

Taiwanese GaAs foundry WIN promotes Yu-Chi Wang to CEO

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SEPTEMBER 2010

30 September 2010

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

30 September 2010

RFMD expands Foundry Services to MBE-related epi products

30 September 2010

IQE acquires antimony-based substrate maker Galaxy

30 September 2010

Osram Opto and Iwasaki provide 50 LED street lights to Tokyo’s Chuo-ward

30 September 2010

Optogan first in Europe to order Aixtron CRIUS II for GaN LED production

30 September 2010

SolFocus CPV systems installed at Border Environment Cooperation Commission in Juarez, Mexico

30 September 2010

Emcore receives NASDAQ warning for sub-$1 share price

30 September 2010

M/A-COM Tech launches 38GHz packaged chipset for point-to-point radio

30 September 2010

Luminus PhlatLight LEDs light up Crowded House

30 September 2010

Analog Devices introduces new series of VGAs

29 September 2010

RFMD adds its GaAs technology to foundry services

29 September 2010

ARPA-E awards GeneSiC $2.53m for development of SiC thyristor-based devices

29 September 2010

Dow Corning producing 76mm 4H-SiC with micropipe-free seeds

29 September 2010

EVG installs wafer cleaning system at University of Tokyo

29 September 2010

Bridgelux selects ESI's AccuScribe wafer scriber

29 September 2010

One megawatt Solyndra rooftop PV system powers Frito-Lay's Modesto plant

29 September 2010

Lumileds boosts LUXEON Rebel color LED output and efficacy

28 September 2010

Oclaro opens Design Center in Tucson’s ‘Optics Valley’

28 September 2010

ZnO electronics market to grow to $1.3bn by 2015

28 September 2010

DelSolar and IBM to jointly develop solar cell technology

28 September 2010

RFMD launches MMIC I/Q up-converter in SMT ceramic package

28 September 2010

M/A-COM Tech Asia launches 2.5–4GHz core chip with transmit and receive modes

28 September 2010

Skyworks launches highly integrated switch matrices for DBS and CATV

27 September 2010

Al-Ga co-doped ZnO conducting layer boosts nitride tunnel junction LED

27 September 2010

GigOptix increases Q3/2010 revenue guidance

27 September 2010

PICO project to focus on Photonic Integration for Coherent Optics

27 September 2010

VI Systems presents low-power-consumption 45G short-reach receiver

27 September 2010

VI Systems gives update on 25/40G VCSEL technology at ECOC 2010

24 September 2010

IMEC and UGent spin off silicon photonics firm Caliopa

24 September 2010

Terrestrial military satcom market to grow from $423m to $684m over 2008–2013

24 September 2010

TriQuint enters co-marketing agreement with design resource firm VIPER RF

24 September 2010

IXYS subsidiary MwT adds family of GaAs and GaN based high linearity RF PAs to portfolio

23 September 2010

Accel-RF agrees CRADA with AFRL for reliability test-method improvement

23 September 2010

Kyma CTO selected for ‘Triangle Mover and Shaker’ award

23 September 2010

5N Plus wins Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards

23 September 2010

KAUST places order for multiple EVG systems

23 September 2010

ORNL’s ZEBRAlliance test-house project opened, using Seoul Semiconductor LEDs

23 September 2010

Lighting for Tomorrow 2010 winners announced

23 September 2010

Agilent unveiling ADS 2011 EDA software for multi-technology design

23 September 2010

Genesis Photonics orders six Aixtron CRIUS II systems to ramp GaN-based epiwafer production

22 September 2010

TriQuint releases 0.15µm TQP15 pHEMT foundry process to full production

22 September 2010

Mitsubishi Chemical investing $175m to expand from 40 million to 100 million LEDs per month

22 September 2010

Toyoda Gosei, Epistar and Twin Hill forming Taiwan LED-making JV

22 September 2010

GigOptix signs distribution deal

22 September 2010

GigOptix set to receive $5m in government funding

22 September 2010

Anadigics HELP3E dual-band PA chosen for Samsung's Intensity II and Gusto phones

22 September 2010

CPV Consortium holding ‘boot camp’ workshops on power plant development

21 September 2010

AML launches Cal Mimix RF and microwave component subsidiary

21 September 2010

Dow Corning to produce 100mm SiC epi, joining 100mm substrates and 76mm substrates & epi

21 September 2010

UCSB achieves semi-polar light extraction comparable to conventional LEDs

21 September 2010

Skyworks raises guidance for quarterly revenue from $300m to $310m

21 September 2010

Cree to install 150mm LED wafer line, for product qualification by June

21 September 2010

Osram’s 660nm deep-red Golden DRAGON Plus and OSLON SSL LEDs provide 37% efficiency for plant growth pilot project

21 September 2010

Luminus awarded DOE grant to develop driver electronics for high-power LEDs

21 September 2010

TriQuint showcases integrated base-station modules enabling remote radio heads

21 September 2010

Opnext's 40Gbps DQPSK module moves into full production

21 September 2010

M/A-COM Tech Asia introduces 8.5 to 11 GHz GaAs MMIC core chip

21 September 2010

Agilent expands optical receiver stress test to 850nm multimode transceivers

21 September 2010

NeoPhotonics announces general availability of Integrated Coherent Receiver for 100Gbps coherent transmission

21 September 2010

GigOptix launches low-power multi-rate SMART optical sub-assemblies

21 September 2010

JDSU delivers 1 millionth pump laser

20 September 2010

Walmart to add solar energy generation at 20–30 more sites in California and Arizona

20 September 2010

Finisar acquires EPON ‘system on a transceiver’ firm Broadway

20 September 2010

SETI drives single chip germicidal UV LED optical output power to a record 100mW

20 September 2010

China government concerned about LED investment overheating

20 September 2010

JDSU highlights ‘self-aware network’ technology at ECOC

20 September 2010

Oclaro demos new full-band tunable XFP transceivers

20 September 2010

Finisar demos Flexgrid technology, plus first board-mounted optical engine operating at 240Gb/s, and SONET/SDH SFP+ transceiver transmitting error-free over 10km fiber

20 September 2010

Finisar expands WaveShaper family of programmable optical processors with Flexgrid operation and programmable channel selector

20 September 2010

Opnext and Ixia demonstrate 40 Gigabit transceiver

20 September 2010

ECOC news: Opnext and Anritsu demonstrate 40 and 100G CFP module

17 September 2010

Sumitomo extends 40GbE transceiver reach from 10km to 40km

17 September 2010

UK III-V research center awarded £10m, five-year contract renewal

16 September 2010

TSMC breaks ground on thin-film solar R&D center and fab

16 September 2010

Building-integrated PV installed capacity to grow tenfold to 2.4GW by 2016

16 September 2010

JPSA’s laser system shipments grow 250% so far in 2010, driven by LEDs

16 September 2010

SDK expands monthly blue LED chip production from 200 million to 340 million

16 September 2010

Toyoda Gosei and Epistar sign LED-related patent cross-license agreement

16 September 2010

Cree brings lighting-class LEDs to half-Watt LED market

16 September 2010

Colt and Infinera complete first European trial of 100GbE client services

16 September 2010

Opnext to demo first error-free OTU4 transmission over 10km SMF at 111.8Gbps line rate

16 September 2010

Silicon photonics firm Kotura signs pan-European distribution agreement with AMS

15 September 2010

SETI wins $475,000 NSF SBIR Phase II award

15 September 2010

Oclaro launches dynamic spectrum WSS enabling telecom network speed upgrade

15 September 2010

GigOptix launching 40G and 100G Bundled Solutions at ECOC

15 September 2010

BC Systems launches RF power amp for 25-1000MHz defense applications

15 September 2010

Indian nanoelectronics center places multi-system order with Oxford Instruments

14 September 2010

UCSB achieves CW operation of AlGaN-cladding-free nonpolar lasers

14 September 2010

Microsemi acquires VT Silicon

14 September 2010

CPV system maker Concentrix Solar joins Transgreen Initiative

14 September 2010

GigOptix wins NI’s Supplier Award for second consecutive year

14 September 2010

Bridgelux adds high-efficacy LED Arrays for retrofit bulb market

14 September 2010

TriQuint recognizes top suppliers

14 September 2010

Finisar and Source Photonics settle patent dispute

14 September 2010

Source Photonics launches CWDM GPON OLT and ONT transceiver product family

14 September 2010

Aixtron wins follow-on order from China’s Long De Xin for GaN blue HB-LEDs

13 September 2010

GaAs device market to grow at 5% annually from $3.7bn in 2009 to $4.7bn in 2014

13 September 2010

Superphone shipments to grow from 15 million to 100 million by 2015

13 September 2010

Albemarle building Korean TMG plant to meet growth in HB-LEDs

13 September 2010

Lamps market to reach $24bn by 2015, driven by LEDs and CFLs

13 September 2010

Seoul Semiconductor’s LEDs used in ORNL’s ZEBRAlliance test house

13 September 2010

Ascent signs China distribution agreement for integration of CIGS PV modules into Radiant's metal roofing and façade systems

13 September 2010

Luminus receives SBIR grant for SSL technology

13 September 2010

Luminus appoints CFO as it expands to new solid-state lighting applications

13 September 2010

Lam announces $250m stock repurchase program

13 September 2010

Furniture retailer installs 80,000 Cree LRP-38 spotlights US-wide

10 September 2010

Nitride HEMT on silicon achieves 143GHz current gain cut-off frequency

10 September 2010

ODIS wins $150,000 Phase I development award from US Navy

10 September 2010

Kopin wins $750,000 SBIR award to develop AlInN HEMT materials

10 September 2010

Accel-RF adds RF fixture for characterizing compound semiconductor devices

10 September 2010

Osram’s CERAMOS LEDs used in Dolby’s professional reference monitor

10 September 2010

New CEO to take over at Osram Opto

10 September 2010

Taiwan-based subsidiary Mimix Asia becomes M/A-COM Tech Asia

10 September 2010

HB-LED makers boost Oxford Instruments Austin Scientific to record order month

9 September 2010

BeZnCdSe pure-green 545nm laser with threshold current density of 1.7kA/cm2   

9 September 2010

New military and sensing applications of mid-IR lasers to grow at 30% annually through 2014

9 September 2010

GigOptix debuts ultra-low-power 14G VCSEL driver and TIA for SFP+

8 September 2010

SETI and Kyma to co-develop high-efficiency deep UV LEDs on low-defect AlGaN substrates

8 September 2010

Nichia files provisional injunction actions against LED light-bulb seller

8 September 2010

Samsung's Epic 4G smartphone using Anadigics PA for mobile WiMAX

8 September 2010

Osram chooses Vistrian's computer-integrated manufacturing software for Malaysia fab

8 September 2010

OEM Group opens Taiwan sales, service, and manufacturing facility

8 September 2010

Emcore receives Platinum Supplier Award from Northrop Grumman

8 September 2010

SemiSouth demos 1200V, 100A, half-bridge, all-SiC power module

7 September 2010

Huga to expand to 80 reactors in 2011; TV backlighting to comprise 20% of shipments   

7 September 2010

Sulfurcell unveils first prototype large-format CIGSe PV module with efficiency above 10%

7 September 2010

Neo-Neon orders ten more Aixtron reactors for blue/green LED production

7 September 2010

OIPT's exceptional growth halts relocation plans   

7 September 2010

Finisar's new WSS technology targets demand for flexible bandwidth-capable ROADMs

7 September 2010

First single-port installation of LayTec EpiCurveTT on showerhead reactor

7 September 2010

Ascent Solar’s larger building blocks yield new 320W 5m-long BIPV/BAPV modules

7 September 2010

SoloPower first to receive UL certification for flexible CIGS module

6 September 2010

Trapezoid wells effect reduced LED droop and lower cross-over point

6 September 2010

UCLA sets record cut-off frequency of 300GHz for graphene transistors

3 September 2010

Taiwan researchers show how patterned LED lift-off boosts photoluminescence

3 September 2010

Finisar’s fifth quarter of double-digit growth yields record revenue of $207.9m

3 September 2010

Japan gets its first LUXEON-based LED retrofit light bulb

3 September 2010

E-Band launches 2.5Gbps backhaul solution for carrier LTE and 3G/4G networks

3 September 2010

Avago launches SOT-89-packaged gain blocks for cellular infrastructure

3 September 2010

Infinera and XO complete 1348km field trial of coherent 100G transmission on PICs

3 September 2010

Emcore wins Supplier Excellence Award from Space Systems/Loral

3 September 2010

Odersun secures €10m of loan guarantees from Germany’s Brandenburg State

3 September 2010

Odersun appoints chief financial officer

3 September 2010

Sunovia appoints CEO

3 September 2010

SiGe launches 2nd-generation higher-efficiency WiMAX PA in QFN package

2 September 2010

Miasolé exceeds 14% efficiency with commercial-scale CIGS thin-film PV modules

2 September 2010

Renewed solar shakeout favors Solibro, MiaSolé in CIGS; Amonix in CPV

2 September 2010

JDSU debuts its CPV cell technology

2 September 2010

IQE revenue grows 54% year-on-year to record £33m in first-half 2010

2 September 2010

Presto to support characterization and production testing for WIN’s GaAs foundry customers

2 September 2010

Veeco appoints CTO for CIGS Solar Equipment business

2 September 2010

Founder to retire as chairman as Ascent enters manufacturing and commercialization

2 September 2010

InP PIC-based transceiver firm OneChip opens regional office in Shenzhen

2 September 2010

Solar Semi Engineering acquires Edwards Chemical Management Europe

1 September 2010

Epistar achieves 135lm/W white LED operation at 1W

1 September 2010

CIS/CIGSSe PV maker Johanna renamed Bosch Solar CISTech

1 September 2010

Sunovia expands national sales network from 4 to 55 in last 6 months

1 September 2010

H.C. Starck targets improved sputtering materials at CIGS, a-Si and CdTe PV cell makers

1 September 2010

Intevac appoints executive VP of Emerging Markets

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AUGUST

31 August 2010

Arima Optoelectronics to set up new LED epitaxy subsidiary in China

31 August 2010

SPTS invests AUS$5.2m for 19.9% stake in BluGlass

31 August 2010

China plans to add 1200 MOCVD reactors, including 300 in 2010

31 August 2010

Global Solar rolls out 300W flexible CIGS BIPV module for roofing industry

31 August 2010

SÜSS MicroTec appoints VP R&D, focusing on cross-product roadmap for Coaters, Wafer Bonders and Photomask Equipment lines

30 August 2010

Cree demos 150mm SiC wafers with micropipe densities below 10/cm2

30 August 2010

Booming MOCVD market gathers pace

30 August 2010

Improving nitride light emission with silicon dioxide pillars and air gaps

30 August 2010

JDSU grows 20% in June quarter, despite supply and capacity constraints

30 August 2010

Tsinghua Tongfang selects Veeco as primary MOCVD supplier for new LED plant

27 August 2010

Connector Optics begins development of new industrial facilities to house MBE systems

27 August 2010

Industry insiders expect Epistar to sign patent cross-licensing agreement with Japan’s LED giants

26 August 2010

ISET begins pilot production of printable CIGS PV modules

26 August 2010

Arizona Corporation Commission endorses Emcore and Amonix CPV projects for ‘Solar Zone’

26 August 2010

CIGS PV maker MiaSolé signs 600MW long-term framework agreement with juwi

25 August 2010

SiC Systems wins grant to develop more efficiency green LEDs with Smart Lighting ERC

25 August 2010

Lextar’s revenue grows 82% in Q2, driven by LED backlighting

25 August 2010

Sunovia accuses EPIR of fraud, misappropriation of funds and non-performance

25 August 2010

Veeco authorizes share repurchases

25 August 2010

Skyworks receives second consecutive Silver Gateway Supplier of the Year award from 2Wire

25 August 2010

Emcore receives NASDAQ notice for delay in filing quarterly report

25 August 2010

IXYS claims highest-density, highest-efficiency MOSFET solution with SiC technology in isolated integrated package

24 August 2010

Texas Tech ‘significantly’ improves InGaN solar cell performance

24 August 2010

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

24 August 2010

Cree launches MX-3 lighting-class PLCC LED suiting bulbs, retail display and linear lighting

24 August 2010

GigOptix expands 100G portfolio and samples quad 7.5V DWDM driver

24 August 2010

Luminus hires Philips Lighting North America veteran as general manager, Global Commercial Markets

24 August 2010

MiaSolé to supply Germany’s juwi Solar with 8.5MW of PV modules

24 August 2010

Goodrich launches lightweight SWIR camera for 24-hour imaging from hand-launched UAVs

24 August 2010

Epilight orders four Aixtron CRIUS MOCVD systems for GaN HB-LED capacity increase

23 August 2010

ZSW raises its thin-film solar cell efficiency record to 20.3%

23 August 2010

Billion-dollar microwave tube market holding off GaN threat

20 August 2010

Taiwan researchers show nanorod route to white LEDs

20 August 2010

5N Plus signs long-term CdTe supply agreement with Abound Solar

20 August 2010

Solyndra receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

20 August 2010

Civcom shipping GigOptix driver in small-form-factor 10G 300-pin MSA transponders

20 August 2010

Digi-Key to distribute Opto Diode’s products worldwide

20 August 2010

Avago’s 2300–4000MHz LNA completes range for cellular and LTE base-stations

19 August 2010

Emcore postpones reporting June-quarter results

19 August 2010

Aixtron MOCVD R&D reactor to form hub of INCT-DISSE materials project at University of Rio de Janeiro

18 August 2010

Fluoride push to nitride HEMT enhancement

18 August 2010

Chemtura expanding MO precursor capacity and forming Korean JV targeting HB-LEDs

18 August 2010

LumaSense acquires Opsens’ fiber-optic sensor technology

18 August 2010

Microsemi launches smallest WLAN PA for handsets and wireless modules

17 August 2010

Philips Lumileds places repeat order for multiple Aixtron G4 HT MOCVD systems

17 August 2010

Luminus licenses PhlatLight LED technology to Taiwan’s Epistar

17 August 2010

VI Systems ships first circular VCSEL arrays for datacoms

16 August 2010

Unveiling hot-electron over-spill in nitride LEDs

16 August 2010

Veeco sells Metrology business to Bruker for $229m

16 August 2010

Advanced Photonix enters underlying profit after quarterly growth accelerates to 22%

13 August 2010

Crystal IS and Asahi Kasei to jointly develop large-diameter AlN substrates

13 August 2010

Femtocell revenue to reach $4bn in 2014, driven by North America then EMEA

13 August 2010

AQT’s first CIGS PV manufacturing plant starts production

13 August 2010

Elec-Tech selects Veeco MOCVD as ‘tool of choice’ for two new China LED plants

13 August 2010

Europe’s first all-LED industrial plant opens, using Cree XLamp LEDs

13 August 2010

AXT appoints Nai-Yu Pai to board of directors

12 August 2010

Epistar invests in LED planar light source maker Oree

12 August 2010

Oxford Instruments’ wins multi-system order from Taiwanese HB-LED chip maker

12 August 2010

Yangzhou Longyao ramps production of GaN HB-LED epiwafers with order for Aixtron CRIUS MOCVD systems

12 August 2010

CPV system maker Concentrix to inaugurate its first power plant in South Africa

11 August 2010

Cree reports annual revenue up 53% as LED lighting sales double year-on-year

11 August 2010

5N’s profits still down despite further revenue growth

11 August 2010

Samsung leverages Skyworks’ femtocell solutions

11 August 2010

Asia distributor appointed by Luminus

10 August 2010

Mercedes-Benz opts for Philips Lumileds LUXEON Rebel LEDs for daytime running lights

10 August 2010

RFMD starts volume shipments of next-gen WCDMA/HSPA+ PAs for smart phones and 3G devices

10 August 2010

INCOTEX places Aixtron’s first order from Bulgaria

9 August 2010

SemiLEDs files for $172.5m IPO

9 August 2010

EU BIANCHO project to cut optical network component power consumption

9 August 2010

Harvard–Leeds team boost THz laser collimation and power collection efficiency

9 August 2010

BluGlass commissions fifth-generation RPCVD system

9 August 2010

Taiwan GaAs foundries post further revenue growth in July

9 August 2010

Honda extends range of residential-use CIGS PV module to 120W and 130W

9 August 2010

Cree sponsors construction of first all-LED Habitat for Humanity house

9 August 2010

Lighthouse video screens feature Cree LEDs

9 August 2010

Tektronix using 200GHz IBM’s 8HP SiGe technology for 30GHz oscilloscopes

9 August 2010

Nanometrics’ record revenue of $50.8m in Q2 aided by LED growth

6 August 2010

UCSB reports first packaged blue LEDs on (30-3-1) nitride substrates

6 August 2010

Rubicon’s sales grow 37% in Q2 to record $15.8m

6 August 2010

Opnext’s growth limited by supply constraints

6 August 2010

OIF projects to shrink tunable laser assembly and ease control plane deployment

5 August 2010

Oplink’s margins dip as it expands to meet growing demand

5 August 2010

DoD awards ASU $2.34m to research antimonide superlattices for IR photodetectors and lasers

5 August 2010

Skyworks maintains lead in power amplifier market share

5 August 2010

Intel takes further step toward Tbit/s data transmission

5 August 2010

Smartphone demand drives 54% year-on-year growth in Kopin’s III-V revenue in Q2

5 August 2010

Oclaro reports record profitability on 44% revenue growth year-on-year

5 August 2010

LED City program gains two Pennsylvania cities and California’s Huntington Beach

5 August 2010

Cree extends EasyWhite technology to LED modules

5 August 2010

Skyworks announces $200m stock repurchase program

4 August 2010

Solar Metrology extends in-situ XRF tool portfolio for CIGS PV composition and thickness measurement

4 August 2010

Cree LEDs being used in 64,000 Optiled luminaires to retrofit Singapore public housing complex

4 August 2010

Lumileds’ shipments of LUXEON LEDs exceeds 1 billion

4 August 2010

NREL seeks proposals for PV Technology Incubator program

4 August 2010

RFMD shareholders approve all proposals at annual meeting

4 August 2010

Emerging building-integrated photovoltaics market accelerates

4 August 2010

IQE’s NanoGaN granted patents for nanocolumn technology

4 August 2010

Sanan Optoelectronics places order for multiple Aixtron CRIUS II and AIX G5 Planetary Reactor MOCVD systems

3 August 2010

Stanford combines thermal and PV processes using cesium-coated GaN

3 August 2010

First Solar revenue grows just 3.5% to $587.9m in Q2

3 August 2010

China makes 120nm HEMTs with cut-offs above 100GHz

3 August 2010

Emcore and San’an to form JV for terrestrial CPVs

3 August 2010

Ascent externally certifies module encapsulation material for flexible CIGS PV laminate

2 August 2010

AXT’s profit doubles as revenue rises 25% in Q2 to $23.2m

2 August 2010

Anadigics enters profit as sales rise 18.7% in Q2 to $51.7m

2 August 2010

Sharp, Enel and ST form 3Sun for thin-film PV production in Italy

2 August 2010

GT Solar buys sapphire substrate maker Crystal Systems

2 August 2010

Global handset shipments exceed 321 million in Q2/2010

2 August 2010

Solyndra to provide 16.2MW of PV systems to Southern California Edison

2 August 2010

USAF awards GE $7m to demo SiC-switched solid-state primary power distribution technology

2 August 2010

Lumileds’ LUXEON Rebel LEDs illuminate bridge in Harbin, China

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JULY

31 July 2010

LED-backlit panels to account for 30% of AUO's shipments for TVs in Q3

30 July 2010

TriQuint grows 14.7% in Q2 after faster-than-expected Networks rebound

30 July 2010

Year-on-year handset growth slows to 13% in Q2

29 July 2010

Aixtron revenue up 24% in Q2; order backlog hits €250m

29 July 2010

Teledyne completes acquisition of Intelek

29 July 2010

TriQuint wins Samsung Quarterly Quality Award

29 July 2010

Nitronex launches thermally enhanced 25W GaN transistor for military applications

29 July 2010

Microsemi extends SiC RF power transistor range to 2200W for UHF radar

29 July 2010

Sulfurcell to supply 16MW of PV panels to China and India

29 July 2010

Lumileds extends LUXEON Rebel ES LED to 300lm output and 125lm/W efficacy to meet outdoor lighting standards

29 July 2010

University of Southampton and Oxford Instruments sign collaboration agreement

29 July 2010

Osram’s Golden DRAGON oval Plus LEDs light Russian city 

28 July 2010

RFMD’s revenue grows 29% year-on-year

28 July 2010

Taiwan’s LED production to surge 43% in 2010 to 26% of $9.6bn global output

28 July 2010

Exercise of over-allotment option boosts GigOptix public offering to $4.83m

28 July 2010

GigOptix’s 40G DQPSK driver IC enters mass production

27 July 2010

Smartphone shipments jump 43% year-on-year to 59.5 million in Q2

27 July 2010

Veeco’s record Q2 driven by LED & Solar revenues growing 66% from Q1

27 July 2010

Stanford buys Plasma-Therm deposition systems for Nanofabrication Facility

27 July 2010

Meijo orders Aixtron CCS MOCVD system for GaN-based UV and white LEDs

26 July 2010

Yields critical for LED chipmakers as material shortages persist

26 July 2010

40/100Gbps DWDM optical equipment revenue to exceed $3bn by 2014

26 July 2010

Handset semiconductor revenue to rise about 4% in 2010

26 July 2010

WEP installs wafer profiler at Aixtron’s Application Lab

26 July 2010

Inphi adds TI veteran to Technical Advisory Panel

25 July 2010

Output from vertical nitride LEDs boosted by 21%

25 July 2010

Skyworks grows revenue 44% year-on-year to $275.4m

25 July 2010

Americas to overtake EMEA in free-space optics market, but APAC growing fastest

23 July 2010

MOCVD equipment maker EMF enters receivership

23 July 2010

GigOptix grows 19% sequentially to record revenue of $6.3m for Q2

23 July 2010

Hittite grows 52% year-on-year to $60.3m in Q2

23 July 2010

Panasonic claims GaN transistor power density record of 2.4W/mm at 60GHz 

22 July 2010

CIGS firm DayStar in discussions with potential partners

22 July 2010

Infinera reports 62% year-on-year revenue growth to record $111.4m in Q2

22 July 2010

Tuning GaN growth for Schottky barrier diodes with record figure of merit

22 July 2010

Simulations cast light on CIGS solar cell efficiency puzzle

22 July 2010

First direct bonding of SiC–Si and GaN–Si at room temperature

22 July 2010

Epilight orders Veeco reactors for Shanghai LED fab ramp

22 July 2010

OPEL closes $7.55m private placement to enable build out of inventory  

22 July 2010

Innolume debuts QD pump laser enabling low-cost GPON reach extension

22 July 2010

Aixtron moves into new South Taiwan Office in Tainan

22 July 2010

Amonix signs lease for CPV manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas

22 July 2010

Mitsubishi develops GaN HEMTs for L- to C-band amplifiers

21 July 2010

Oclaro buys optical transport sub-system provider Mintera

21 July 2010

Osram boosts LED efficiency record to 44%

21 July 2010

European silicon photonics consortia formed into cluster 

21 July 2010

Veeco ships MOCVD reactors for Invenlux’s China LED factory ramp 

21 July 2010

RFMD repurchases and retires $110m of convertible notes

20 July 2010

Tohoku and Sony develop first 100W blue-violet ultra-fast pulsed semiconductor laser

20 July 2010

Quantum wells with AlGaN barriers increases blue-green laser light output

20 July 2010

Cree claims most color-consistent LEDs via smallest warm- and neutral-white color bins

20 July 2010

Hittite acquires license to IBM millimeter-wave technology

20 July 2010

Solyndra appoints VP of North America sales

19 July 2010

Component shortages limiting growth of LED backlight units for LCD TVs

19 July 2010

Infinera appoints Milbury to board

19 July 2010

Cree’s LED City program gains first Indian city

19 July 2010

Arima chooses Veeco MOCVD systems for production ramp

19 July 2010

ITC bans import of Emcore parallel fiber optics products infringing Avago patent

18 July 2010

SI GaAs epi to bounce back from 7% growth in 2009 to 21% in 2010

18 July 2010

Taiwan GaAs foundry WIN’s record revenue rises a further 2.3% in June

18 July 2010

SoloPower launches flexible CIGS PV module product line at InterSolar

18 July 2010

Metryx sees growth potential in new MEMS, LED and 3D IC application

18 July 2010

Jordan Valley and Nikon win ‘Best of West’ Awards

16 July 2010

Riber expects strong H2/2010 to compensate for first half

16 July 2010

Opto market to reach $932bn by 2015

16 July 2010

LED lighting firm Neo-Neon orders its first Veeco K465i MOCVD system

15 July 2010

AlN substrate used to make 260–240nm UV LEDs

15 July 2010

IQE expects first-half 2010 revenue up 50% year-on-year

15 July 2010

SAFC Hitech outlines strategy to address solar industry

15 July 2010

Tiger Optics claims first ammonia analyzer exclusively for HB-LED applications

15 July 2010

SRC forms The Energy Research Corp industry-university collaboration

15 July 2010

Osram Opto’s sensors complement LEDs in Arquiled street luminaire

15 July 2010

SOITEC president & CEO named chairman of SEMI Europe Advisory Board

15 July 2010

Plasma-Therm sells VERSALINE PECVD system to wireless component maker

15 July 2010

Praxair to supply Bridgelux with ammonia and high-purity hydrogen

15 July 2010

Avago launches 12kV fiber-optic short-link isolator for renewable energy and medical applications

15 July 2010

Avago’s 1500–2300MHz LNA offers 0.44dB noise figure and 36dBm OIP3 linearity for cellular infrastructure

14 July 2010

Strathclyde spins off mLED for microLED light sources

14 July 2010

Riber sells MBE reactors to two European research institutes

14 July 2010

Lumileds improves hot/cold factor and light output with LUXEON Rebel PC Amber LED

14 July 2010

E-Band delivers 80GHz Gigabit Ethernet wireless backhaul for Clearwire’s 4G network

14 July 2010

Millimeter-wave backhaul adoption accelerating

14 July 2010

NIH awards Vixar Phase II SBIR grant for red VCSEL laser scanning in computed radiography

13 July 2010

Self-organized quantum dots reduce green efficiency droop

13 July 2010

IMEC’s GaN-on-Si research program adds Micron, Applied and Ultratech

13 July 2010

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

13 July 2010

Concentrix founds US subsidiary after California Energy Commission listing

13 July 2010

SPTS triples first-half revenue, focusing on emerging micro device sector

13 July 2010

Plasma etch and dep tool maker OEM Group adds AlN film foundry services

13 July 2010

Jordan Valley launches first HR-XRD/XRR SiGe, Si:C and strained Si metrology tool

13 July 2010

Luminus adds sales directors for Northeastern and Eastern/Southeast US

13 July 2010

Taiwanese foundry opts for Aixtron next generation QXP-8300 ALD deposition tool

13 July 2010

Anadigics launches 4th-gen HELP PAs for 3G mobile devices

13 July 2010

RFMD launches 2.5mm x 2.5mm WiFi front-end module

13 July 2010

Skyworks’ PA module used in first commercial LTE device

12 July 2010

Veeco launches patterned sapphire substrate surface profiler for automated HB-LED production QA/QC

12 July 2010

EVG launches first fully automated wafer bonding system for HB-LED manufacturing

12 July 2010

First Solar completes acquisition of NextLight

9 July 2010

IQE presents graduate awards for optoelectronics

8 July 2010

Semi-insulating GaAs bulk substrate market defies recession

8 July 2010

IQE demos 40GB/s VCSEL technology for next-gen optical communications

8 July 2010

Nichia to ship sample green laser diodes from August

7 July 2010

Semipolar blue LED with 39.5% external quantum efficiency

7 July 2010

DOE offers Abound Solar conditional commitment for $400m loan guarantee

7 July 2010

Cree and Philips agree LED patent cross-license

7 July 2010

First Solar inaugurates 1.3MW PV plant atop German production facility

6 July 2010

AWSC’s record revenue rises a further 4.5% in June

6 July 2010

LED market to grow from $7bn in 2009 to $10.7bn in 2010 then $20.4bn in 2012

6 July 2010

RFMD adds front-end module for ZigBee-based smart energy and ISM applications

6 July 2010

EV Group launches EVG610 mask and bond aligner

6 July 2010

Digi-Key to distribute Bridgelux’s LED products worldwide

6 July 2010

Silan ramps GaN UHB-LED wafer production with order for six Aixtron CRIUS II MOCVD systems

5 July 2010

Demonstrating phosphide–nitride semiconductor integration with silicon

2 July 2010

Record 90% efficiency achieved using commercial GaAs RF devices

2 July 2010

NRL develops new laser-machining techniques for radiation detectors

2 July 2010

GigOptix prices public offering to raise $4.8m

2 July 2010

MwT introduces new ‘super’ low noise pHEMT devices

1 July 2010

First Solar creates utility systems business

1 July 2010

OIPT expands ‘Oi Service’ customer support

1 July 2010

VPEC to see record revenue in July due to new orders from Skyworks

1 July 2010

CPV cell supplier QuantaSol appoints opto industry veteran as chairman

1 July 2010

Sanan ramps GaN HB-LED epiwafer production with order for multiple Aixtron CRIUS MOCVD tools

1 July 2010

Advanced Photonix ships 100G high-speed optical receivers

1 July 2010

Avago joins Russell 1000 Index

Top

JUNE

30 June 2010

QuantaSol gears up for volume production with management restructuring

30 June 2010

Advanced Photonix returns to growth, led by high-speed optical receivers

30 June 2010

Skyworks to increase outsourcing to GaAs foundry AWSC

30 June 2010

Edwards opens new Taiwan service centre and sales office

30 June 2010

LLFY partners Osram and Infineon support LED lamp project for Sri Lankan fishermen

30 June 2010

Emcore and TCIC pursue alternative means of cooperation to address regulatory concerns

29 June 2010

FOREPI raising capital to expand LED capacity

29 June 2010

LayTec appoints sales engineer for business development in South Korea and Russia

29 June 2010

Dominant’s LEDs provide exterior lighting for Haima’s first SUV

29 June 2010

RFMD launches single-chip integrated FEM for 2.4–2.5GHz ISM-band applications

29 June 2010

Oclaro added to Russell 3000 Index

29 June 2010

Inphi appoints VP of engineering for New Business Initiatives

29 June 2010

Philips Lumileds orders additional Aixtron AIX G5 HT system

29 June 2010

IQE appoints Meldrum to main board

28 June 2010

RoseStreet Lab demos multi-band cell in single-layer thin-film PV device

28 June 2010

Avago joins CFP MSA as specs for 40 and 100Gbps transceivers updated

28 June 2010

Minnesota awards Veeco $800,000 funding for CIGS PV project

28 June 2010

Spire receives DOE grant to develop LED-based solar simulator

25 June 2010

Taiwan GaAs foundries WIN and AWSC expect further growth in June

25 June 2010

NXP opens RF IC design center in US

25 June 2010

Xiris launches inspection systems for flexible thin-film PV cells

24 June 2010

IMEC’s CMORE service extended with SiGe-MEMS foundry and MPW runs

24 June 2010

GaN and SiGe to eat into GaAs MMIC markets

24 June 2010

First WDM-compatible silicon photonics detector operating at 32GHz

24 June 2010

LayTec distribution network gains DKSH Korea and MOS Technology Taiwan

24 June 2010

CRAIC launches microspectrophotometer for solar cell testing

24 June 2010

Aixtron CRIUS MOCVD system ordered for University of Duisburg-Essen’s NaSoL nitride nanowires project

23 June 2010

InAlN barrier strain used to shift nitride transistor thresholds

23 June 2010

Panasonic develops GaN-based detector for compact terahertz systems

23 June 2010

StockerYale changes name to ProPhotonix

23 June 2010

Bridgelux launches neutral-white LED arrays, delivering 4100K color temp

22 June 2010

Ascent-led team wins DARPA contract for low-cost portable PVs

22 June 2010

Dow Electronic Materials to expand TMG capacity to serve LED market

22 June 2010

RFMD launches highly integrated 4.9–5.8GHz PA for mobile PC and embedded applications

22 June 2010

Inphi appoints industry veteran Peter J. Simone to board

22 June 2010

Over-allotment option boosts Rubicon’s public offering proceeds to $61.5m

21 June 2010

Solar nanowire research targets 65% efficiency

21 June 2010

Saint-Gobain to build Avancis’ second CIS PV module plant

21 June 2010

5N provides financing to Sylarus and enters Ge supply & recycling agreement

21 June 2010

Solyndra targets $175m private placement to fund Fab 2 as it withdraws from IPO

21 June 2010

Osram launches higher-current OSTAR Compact LEDs for brighter projectors

21 June 2010

Skyworks launches 5mm x 6mm CMOS front-end module for entry-level GPRS

21 June 2010

PhlatLight LEDs light-up Christie MicroTiles

21 June 2010

Inphi files for initial public offering

21 June 2010

Sunovia appoints financial expert to board

21 June 2010

Amonix appoints CFO and two new independent directors

18 June 2010

First CMOS-compatible III-V n-MOSFET with self-aligned contacts

18 June 2010

CRAIC launches microspectrophotometer for thin-film thickness measurements

18 June 2010

Sofradir extends 15µm-pixel-pitch TV-format IR detectors from midwave to longwave

18 June 2010

Finisar appoints returnee Michael C. Child to board

18 June 2010

Cascade appoints new president & CEO

18 June 2010

Ascent Solar shareholders elect board members

17 June 2010

Stion licenses CIGSS technology to TSMC

17 June 2010

Multi-band trends in tactical military radios boosting component demand

17 June 2010

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

17 June 2010

EpiWorks demos 6" photovoltaic epiwafer capability

17 June 2010

Rubicon prices stock offering at $30 per share to raise $50.2m

17 June 2010

Odersun inaugurates manufacturing plant for customized CIS PV modules

16 June 2010

OIPT introduces Standby Mode dry pump system upgrade to save up to 96% N2

16 June 2010

JPSA appoints Worldwide Sales and Marketing director

16 June 2010

RFMD introduces FEM for 900 MHz ISM band applications

15 June 2010

Low threshold for m-plane nitride semiconductor lasing

15 June 2010

Bridgelux earns UL recognition for portfolio of LED Array products

15 June 2010

GigOptix receives conditional listing approval from NYSE Amex

15 June 2010

ISE researchers win Fraunhofer Prize for recordefficiency multi-junction solar cells and CPV modules

14 June 2010

Deep UV LED efficiency reaches 3%

14 June 2010

US LED production light panel/fixture market for broadcast, video & motion pictures to grow at 20.2% to 2016

14 June 2010

Veeco appoints ex-Intel and Raychem veteran Hunter to board

14 June 2010

LPS completes largest Solyndra installation in US

14 June 2010

Endwave launches dual-output VCOs to 8.9GHz

14 June 2010

Demand grows for GigOptix’s 100G quad-driver

11 June 2010

Finisar’s quarterly revenue rises 12.9% to record $188.5m

11 June 2010

MiaSolé sets efficiency record for commercial-scale thin-film PV modules

11 June 2010

Sapphire substrate maker Rubicon offers 1.8 million shares to fund expansion

11 June 2010

Russian sapphire substrate maker Monocrystal appoints new CEO

11 June 2010

Osram LEDs illuminate World Cup soccer stadiums

11 June 2010

Sofradir launches midwave IR detector with integrated digital interface

11 June 2010

Luminus’ PhlatLight LEDs behind Samsung’s new H03 Personal Media Player and Instant Projector

11 June 2010

Ascent CIGS PV modules used in Hydro Brise Soleil product line at Barcelona test site

10 June 2010

OPEL opens $7m fundraising round

10 June 2010

UCSB spin-off Soraa hires ex-Intel and Samsung exec as president & CEO

10 June 2010

University of Michigan’s Bhattacharya receives Welker Award at ISCS 2010

10 June 2010

Fujitsu top recipient of US patents for optical communications

10 June 2010

Solyndra receives microgeneration product certification in the UK

10 June 2010

Lumileds donates MOCVD system for UCSC materials science research

9 June 2010

InAlN provides better electron-blocking layer in nitride LEDs

9 June 2010

Nitride materials maker Kyma to expand with debt financing from NRDA

9 June 2010

RASIRC presents water vapor delivery for CIGSe and thin-film vacuum processes

9 June 2010

Russian research institute orders Riber SIVA21 system

9 June 2010

CPV firm Concentrix Solar joins the Desertec Industrial Initiative

9 June 2010

Osram makes management changes in North American LED business

8 June 2010

CPV firm Circadian establishes test facility at University of Lisbon

8 June 2010

CdTe PV module maker First Solar to double German plant capacity to 446MW

8 June 2010

Suss MicroTec introduces MA100e Gen2 automatic mask aligner for the production of HB-LEDs

8 June 2010

Infinera and Opnext partner on NTT 100GbE interoperability demo

8 June 2010

Aixtron receives order for two CRIUS MOCVD systems

7 June 2010

Sapphire to exceed 50% of compound semiconductor substrate processed surface area from 2011

7 June 2010

OPEL raises revenue forecast as firm reaches ‘turning point’

7 June 2010

Former Arizona Public Service chairman joins First Solar’s board

7 June 2010

Abound Solar signs sales contract with Germany’s RGE Energy AG

7 June 2010

GigOptix appoints independent director

4 June 2010

True green laser light from c-plane nitride semiconductors

4 June 2010

Sunovia and EPIR in contract dispute

4 June 2010

Fujitsu develops record low-noise transistor for millimeter-band receivers

4 June 2010

Anadigics showcases 4G technology at WiMAX Taipei 2010

4 June 2010

Infinera grabs second position in global long-haul optical networking market

4 June 2010

Solyndra opts for Eyelit's Manufacturing Software Suite for FAB 2

3 June 2010

Spire awarded contract to develop high-efficiency solar cells for space

3 June 2010

Ostendo and OI-TDI offer Semi-Polar GaN wafers for LEDs and LDs

3 June 2010

CdTe PV module maker Abound Solar inks sales contract with Solen Energy

3 June 2010

Fujitsu launches first 3G and LTE SAW-less transceiver

2 June 2010

Large chip improvements to deep-ultraviolet output power

2 June 2010

Veeco co-sponsors award for MBE innovators

2 June 2010

Luminus partners with ABS Lighting to enter transportation lighting industry

2 June 2010

Lumileds 2700K and 3000K Rebel LEDs shrink white binning space and improve efficacy stability

2 June 2010

NASDAQ to continue listing CIGS PV firm DayStar

2 June 2010

M/A-COM Tech and Mimix complete merger

2 June 2010

GaAs foundry VPEC to see revenue grow 30% in Q2

2 June 2010

Yangzhou Zhongke orders two Aixtron CRIUS systems to ramp GaN-based HB-LED production

1 June 2010

Nitride superluminescence expands blue–violet wavelength range

1 June 2010

OIPT launches the PlasmaPro NGP80, the first in a new range of etch, deposition and growth systems

1 June 2010

OPEL reports rise in quoting activity for industrial-scale CPV systems

1 June 2010

SiBEAM’s CEO named to Global Semiconductor Association’s Emerging Company CEO Council

1 June 2010

Luxtera’s silicon CMOS photonics modulators now support 30Gb/s serial data rates

Top

MAY

31 May 2010

LED chipmaker Epistar expands by taking 48% stake in Huga

31 May 2010

Opnext to burn cash for next two quarters whilst increasing capacity

31 May 2010

UC Berkeley orders Aixtron Black Magic system for CNT and SiGe nanowires

28 May 2010

Oclaro invests in ClariPhy to speed 100Gb/s coherent product development

28 May 2010

Frequency record for integrated circuits doubled to 0.67 terahertz

28 May 2010

Cobham introduces GaAs MMIC products for aerospace and defense applications

28 May 2010

StratEdge launches leadless, low-profile, hermetic, SMT packages for up to 30GHz 

28 May 2010

GCS showcases THz Schottky diode foundry process

28 May 2010

Riber receives order for MBE6000 production machine

27 May 2010

Fujitsu doubles output record to 12.9W for C-Ku band GaN HEMT amplifiers

27 May 2010

Nichia settles US patent lawsuit against Jiawei

27 May 2010

RFMD launches fully tested WiMAX power amplifier

27 May 2010

Opnext and TeliaSonera demo first European real-time single-wavelength 100G field trial

27 May 2010

Boston Globe 100 ranks Kopin 26th, Skyworks 42nd, Hittite 52nd in Massachusetts

27 May 2010

LDX orders Aixtron MOCVD reactors for LED backlighting market entry

27 May 2010

Avago develops complete RF front-end solution for Point-to-Point Radio

27 May 2010

Avago develops next generation LNAs for cellular and LTE base stations

27 May 2010

First Solar joins US Clean Energy trade mission in China

27 May 2010

GigOptix begins full production of 10G, 40G and 100G TIAs

26 May 2010

Fujitsu and University of Tokyo claim first 25Gb/s data transmission using QD laser

26 May 2010

Short-range gigabit radio poised for rapid growth

26 May 2010

UV APD improved by m-plane free-standing GaN substrate

26 May 2010

Integra samples first 50V GaN-on-Si device

26 May 2010

Plasma-Therm launches new website

26 May 2010

Excelpoint to represent LED maker Seoul Semiconductor in Asia

26 May 2010

RFMD expects positive net cash position in 2010

26 May 2010

RFMD introduces new family of DVGAs

26 May 2010

SolFocus completes largest CPV plant in North America

26 May 2010

Skyworks retires an extra $20.4m of principal convertible debt

26 May 2010

Skyworks captures GSM/GPRS and EDGE design wins at MediaTek

26 May 2010

Skyworks introduces next-generation LNAs for multiple cellular infrastructure receiver applications

26 May 2010

Advanced Photonix restructures debt to boost cash flow by $1.3m through fiscal 2013 and cut interest by $120,000

26 May 2010

Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia to distribute Luminus’ LEDs

26 May 2010

University of Central Florida joins Cree LED University program

26 May 2010

DOE announces Round 7 Core Technology Research and Product Development SSL funding opportunities

26 May 2010

LED maker Bridgelux wins 2010 Bourne Technology Award from El Dorado Ventures

25 May 2010

Getting nitride HEMT gates in shape for optimum performance

25 May 2010

LED market explosion hampered by materials shortage

25 May 2010

Applied launches turnkey MES software to speed solar, LED and chip packaging ramp-up

25 May 2010

Nitronex releases GaN MMIC process design kit for Agilent’s Advanced Design System

25 May 2010

Toshiba expands C-band GaAs FET lineup with PAs optimized for high gain and PAE

25 May 2010

Toshiba doubles power of Ku-band GaAs FETs for microwave radio

25 May 2010

Toshiba adds high-gain 50W GaN HEMT power amplifier for C-band satcoms

25 May 2010

Skyworks introduces mid- and high-power WiFi PAs

25 May 2010

RFMD introduces RFSW204x family of GaAs pHEMT switches

25 May 2010

RFMD introduces RF6525 FEM

25 May 2010

Shurjo earns IEC certification for modules with Global Solar's CIGS PVs

25 May 2010

CdTe PV module maker forms Abound Alliance with balance-of-system vendors

25 May 2010

Mintera ships first small-form-factor 40Gb/s DWDM DPSK module

25 May 2010

Pranalytica launches 2W QCL system covering 4 micron spectral gap for air defense

25 May 2010

Cree LED fixtures to light kitchens in new Habitat for Humanity homes

24 May 2010

AkzoNobel doubling TMG production capacity

24 May 2010

Durham becomes third city in North Carolina to join Cree’s LED City initiative

24 May 2010

Sharp to start mass producing blue LED chips in Fukuyama Plant

24 May 2010

Spire's large-area CPV cell reaches 41% efficiency at 500x suns

24 May 2010

Kaai starts shipping blue laser for display and specialty applications

24 May 2010

AQT partners with module maker and solar system firm to speed CIGS PV cells to market

24 May 2010

TriQuint wins AFRL contract for GaN modules to extend range of drone aircraft

24 May 2010

RFMD unveils I/Q converters for wireless backhaul

21 May 2010

Nano-patterned silicon substrate gives higher output power nitride LEDs

21 May 2010

Cree to demo GaN HEMT RF packaged power amplifier & switch products

21 May 2010

Cree expands GaN MMIC power amplifier range through X-band, launching first commercial GaN LNA

21 May 2010

Infinera accelerates 100G coherent system shipment to 2012

20 May 2010

Abound Solar partners with GP Joule to power 3.2MW of projects

20 May 2010

Epistar qualifies Veeco’s K465i GaN MOCVD system as it ramps LED production capacity

20 May 2010

VPEC increases capacity with order for eight additional Aixtron MOCVD systems

20 May 2010

JPSA appoints customer service manager

19 May 2010

Multi-story production of optoelectronics from GaAs release

19 May 2010

RFMD introduces RFVC975x family of laminate-based VCOs

19 May 2010

RFMD to showcase high-power GaN products at IEEE’s International Microwave Symposium

19 May 2010

Huawei recognises Skyworks’ base transceiver station RF customized devices with Technical Support Award

18 May 2010

OPEL International's CEO and president Robert G. Pico steps down

18 May 2010

Ascent Solar’s CIGS PV modules installed at ProLogis’ test site

18 May 2010

MiaSolé’s CIGS PV modules undergo performance testing at ProLogis’ test site

17 May 2010

Prospects for full visible coverage from one nitride substrate

17 May 2010

Kyma launches AlN and GaN on Si template lines

17 May 2010

Plasma-Therm rates highly in VLSI's customer satisfaction survey

17 May 2010

RFMD adds IPC technology to its foundry services portfolio

14 May 2010

LED prices likely to rise 5-10%, say Taiwanese chipmakers

14 May 2010

GCS announces THz diode foundry process for mm-wave transceivers

14 May 2010

Handset sales grow 19% year-on-year to Q1 record of 291 million

13 May 2010

Peregrine and IBM co-develop 180nm RF CMOS

13 May 2010

Seoul Semiconductor launches new Acriche LEDs at Lightfair

13 May 2010

Philips unveils first LED replacement for 60W household light bulb

13 May 2010

LPD firm Natcore agrees acquisition of II-VI-on-CNT solar firm Vanguard

13 May 2010

Luminus launches brightest surface-mount LED, targeting entertainment, display, medical and auto applications

13 May 2010

Luminus’ PhlatLight LEDs powering Guth lighting products

13 May 2010

Fraunhofer ENAS orders second Altatech liquid-precursor CVD system

13 May 2010

NXP to offer 50 SiGe:C BiCMOS-based RF/microwave products

12 May 2010

Emcore losses slashed as revenue grows 14%

12 May 2010

IQE announces 6” wafer capability for CPV applications

12 May 2010

Genesis increases prices for green LED epiwafers

12 May 2010

Tekcore to raise $47m to grow from 28 to 46 MOCVD reactors by end 2010

12 May 2010

GigOptix reports record revenue of $5.3m in Q1

12 May 2010

Ascent starts production of monolithically integrated flexible CIGS PV modules at FAB 2

12 May 2010

Oclaro closes $77.2m public offering of common stock

12 May 2010

Higher drive current for Cree’s MX-6 lighting-class PLCC LED boosts output by 160%

12 May 2010

Luminus and Almeco demo first single-source LED street light

11 May 2010

Kopin places multi-year order for Aixtron MOCVD systems

11 May 2010

JDSU grows 15% quarter-to-quarter in Optical Communications

11 May 2010

Future Lighting Solutions adds royalty-free eligibility mark to Lumileds-based light engines

11 May 2010

Cree sets new 5-year warranty standard for LED fixtures

11 May 2010

Cree launches 84lm/W 6-inch LED downlight, doubling CFL efficiency

11 May 2010

Cree announces CR6 LED downlight for residential lighting

11 May 2010

Cree launches directional lamps based on TrueWhite technology

11 May 2010

Opnext grows margin despite drop in sales

10 May 2010

Kopin’s III-V revenue more than doubles year-on-year in Q1

10 May 2010

RFMD qualifies second GaN process

10 May 2010

Tyndall to develop GaN capabilities with Aixtron CCS MOCVD tool

10 May 2010

SemiLEDs adds Taiyo Nippon Sanso reactor to boost UV LED capacity

10 May 2010

Global Solar Energy powers largest CIGS PV rooftop installation

10 May 2010

Cree LED luminaire reaches 100lm/W for indoor lighting

10 May 2010

Accel-RF adds multi-channel solid-state power amplifier subsystems

10 May 2010

Freescale enters GaAs MMIC market with four devices for base-stations

10 May 2010

TriQuint wins TechAmerica Oregon’s System/Hardware Company of the Year award for 2nd consecutive year

10 May 2010

SiBEAM launches first dual-mode WirelessHD/WiGig RF transceiver and development kit

7 May 2010

Oclaro grows margin for third consecutive quarter

7 May 2010

ZSW sets thin-film PV cell efficiency record of 20.1%

7 May 2010

Spire launches large-area solar simulator for thin-film modules

7 May 2010

Electro-optic optical modulators to gain market share as 40 and 100Gbps deployments intensify

7 May 2010

Fraunhofer ISE’s Frank Dimroth receives French science prize

7 May 2010

M/A-COM Technology appoints Jihye Whang as head of Strategic Marketing

6 May 2010

Mimix to merge with M/A-COM Tech

6 May 2010

Integrated lens for Osram Opto's IR DRAGON LED boosts radiant intensity by 3.5x

6 May 2010

RFHIC launches 80W GaN power amplifier for LTE/WCDMA

6 May 2010

LED lighting to comprise 46% of commercial building lamps by 2020

6 May 2010

Lumileds provides analysis of LED array lifetime performance

5 May 2010

Skyworks' March quarter beats guidance with 38% year-on-year growth

5 May 2010

Infineon adds to SiC Schottky diode portfolio

4 May 2010

Yet another angle on nitride laser diodes

4 May 2010

Penn State selects Plasma-Therm multi-module ICP etch tool for Nanofabrication Research Lab

4 May 2010

Oclaro receives Quality Excellence Award from Huawei

4 May 2010

RFMD launches first 1.2GHz CATV amplifiers, enabling enhanced, bandwidth-driven services

4 May 2010

Oxford Instruments announces Nanoscale Plasma Processing Workshop

4 May 2010

ETH Zurich orders Aixtron Black Magic tool

4 May 2010

Smartphone shipments jump 50% to 54m in Q1/2010

3 May 2010

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

3 May 2010

Aixtron grows 31% in Q1; orders up fivefold year-on-year

3 May 2010

Q1 handset shipments of 303 million show 3G eclipsing 2G

3 May 2010

GigOptix starts shipping volume production orders of 40G RZ-DQPSK receiver amplifiers to tier 1 telecom OEM

3 May 2010

SemiSouth launches 1700V and 1200V SiC JFETs

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APRIL

30 April 2010

Defense to remain driver in $376m GaN microelectronics market

30 April 2010

TriQuint grows 52% despite dip from last quarter

30 April 2010

Ascent Solar announces nomination of new board members

30 April 2010

Nitronex and Modelithics release enhanced non-linear GaN device model

30 April 2010

Cree XLamp LEDs mounted on PCBs avaiable from Newark

29 April 2010

AXT’s GaAs sales drive growth of 4.5% in Q1

29 April 2010

Cd PV maker First Solar’s profit rises in Q1 despite 11% dip in sales

29 April 2010

SemiProbe appoints WESI as Taiwan and China rep

29 April 2010

GigOptix consolidates debt and cut interest costs

29 April 2010

University of Waterloo orders multiple OIPT systems

29 April 2010

USG and University of Western Ontario join Cree LED University program

29 April 2010

Taiwanese LED maker orders JVS’ recently introduced QC3 diffractometer

28 April 2010

Acreo and DENSO to co-develop SiC power switches for non-automotive applications

28 April 2010

Anadigics revenue rises 4.1% to $43.5m as loss is cut further

28 April 2010

Strong demand gives RFMD 51.4% increase in revenue year-on-year

28 April 2010

Veeco’s LED & Solar orders up seven-fold year-on-year as backlog reaches $0.5bn

28 April 2010

Sumitomo powers up vertical nitride transistor technology

28 April 2010

OPEL Solar begins qualifying firms to build its product line in North America

28 April 2010

Cree launches Z-Rec 1700-V JBS diode series

28 April 2010

First Solar to acquire solar project developer NextLight for $285m

27 April 2010

SoloPower hits record 11% aperture efficiency for flexible module

27 April 2010

Osram inaugurates its first LED chip fab in Asia

27 April 2010

MiaSolé agrees multi-year CIGS PV module deal with Phoenix Solar

27 April 2010

Sanan Optoelectronics places multi-tool order for Veeco K465i and E475 TurboDisc MOCVD systems

27 April 2010

Kopin appoints key staff

27 April 2010

FOREPI joint venture Jiang Su Can Yang orders Aixtron Planetary and Showerhead HB-GaN LED MOCVD tools

26 April 2010

GigOptix starts shipping 100G DP-QPSK driver

26 April 2010

Seoul Optodevice continues expansion by adding Veeco MOCVD tools

26 April 2010

Genesis Photonics orders Veeco MOCVD systems

23 April 2010

Oplink grows revenue but profit dips

23 April 2010

HB-LED lighting market to exceed $3.2bn by 2013

23 April 2010

Anadigics celebrates 25th anniversary by ringing NASDAQ closing bell

23 April 2010

ODIS receives additional AFRL awards

23 April 2010

Skyworks releases annual Sustainability Report

22 April 2010

Hittite’s quarterly growth accelerates to 24%

22 April 2010

Amonix raises $129.4m in Series B funding

22 April 2010

Precision Flow Technologies to double staffing

22 April 2010

Osram’s UX:3 chip boosts OSLUX LED flash from smaller area

22 April 2010

SemiProbe appoints Inseto as UK, Ireland & Scandinavia rep

22 April 2010

OPEL Solar partners with Portugal’s Tecneira on one-megawatt solar plant

21 April 2010

Record, above-target performance at Cree from buoyant lighting market

21 April 2010

SAFC Hitech appoints Philip Rose as president, as Barry Leese retires

21 April 2010

LayTec sells first EpiCurveTriple TT system

21 April 2010

LayTec adds business development manager for China and Taiwan

21 April 2010

SolFocus 235kW CPV plant to provide 28% of Alice Springs Airport’s electricity

20 April 2010

Infinera grows for fourth consecutive quarter

20 April 2010

Riber reports Q1 revenue up 11% year-on-year

20 April 2010

Plasma-Therm sells PECVD systems to South Korean LED maker

20 April 2010

EPC introduces EPC9002 development board

19 April 2010

Jiangsu Canyang aims to be top-5 LED chipmaker in 3-5 years

19 April 2010

AUO cutting number of LEDs in TV backlights

19 April 2010

Neophotonics files for $115m IPO on New York Stock Exchange

19 April 2010

Seattle to lead DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium

19 April 2010

Osram’s Golden DRAGON Plus used for Indonesia’s first LED-lit toll road

19 April 2010

Luminus’ LEDs power Philips’ Selecon’s FOCUS display light

19 April 2010

Purespectrum launches its first LED-based product

16 April 2010

Advantech Wireless Broadband uses GaN for high-density power amplifiers

16 April 2010

Lumileds-based China tunnel lighting yields 60% energy savings

16 April 2010

Philips launches 60W-replacement LED lamp that consumes just 12W

15 April 2010

Green laser diode market $500m by 2016 as pico-projector market drives growth

15 April 2010

Good grades for GaN HEMT ohmic source/drain contacts

15 April 2010

Philips and Future Lighting extend LED distribution deal to light engines

15 April 2010

Luminus launches ballasts optimized to power lighting-class PhlatLight LEDs

14 April 2010

Oclaro expects revenue up 8% in March quarter

14 April 2010

Picometrix adds second shift for hybrid assembly of 40G products

14 April 2010

Atlumin and MCP Wellingborough combine operations

14 April 2010

Seoul Semiconductor plans Q4 launch of 150lm/w Acriche LED as 100lm/W enters production

14 April 2010

Luminus SST-50 and SST-90 PhlatLight LEDs adopted for lighting applications

14 April 2010

Avago expands series of 3W common-footprint LEDs for solid-state lighting

14 April 2010

Samsonite to integrate Ascent’s CIGS PV modules into carrying cases

13 April 2010

First demonstration of semipolar III–nitride ‘deep-UV’ LED

13 April 2010

Taiwanese LED makers expanding to meet backlighting demand

13 April 2010

Changelight boosts ROY UHB-LED ramp-up with two more Aixtron MOCVD tools

13 April 2010

Plasma-Therm introduces Mask Etcher MLS

13 April 2010

Avago introduces 3-Watt LED emitters for solid-state lighting applications

13 April 2010

Zumtobel launches LED fixtures based on Cree's TrueWhite technology

12 April 2010

Taiwan government forms CIGS industry alliance

12 April 2010

SPTS announces shipments of $40m in first-quarter 2010

12 April 2010

Skyworks launches WCDMA PA modules with integrated daisy chain coupler

12 April 2010

Cree’s XLamp XM LED delivers record-breaking efficacy of 160 lumens per watt at 350mA

12 April 2010

Cambrios selects Ascent as PV partner for US Army flexible solar cell contract

12 April 2010

Osram adds system integrators to LED Light for You network

12 April 2010

Sintec distributing MTC’s PBN and CVD silicon carbide in Europe

12 April 2010

Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy hit new highs

12 April 2010

Mimix launches 3.5–6GHz 3W power amplifier module

9 April 2010

Leti demos fully CMOS-compatible laser source coupled to silicon waveguide

9 April 2010

5N Plus’ sales rise 22% to record $19.2m

9 April 2010

Spire to provide PV module manufacturing line to Solartech

9 April 2010

Tunneling a way to understand efficiency droop in InGaN LEDs

9 April 2010

GE unveils 9W LED bulb with output of 40W incandescent that lasts 25 times longer

9 April 2010

France’s CNRS orders Obducat nanoimprint lithography system

8 April 2010

GigOptix grows 54% in 2009 to $14.8m, but margins hit by ChipX acquisition

8 April 2010

Possible route to better and smaller source/drain contacts for III–V logic

8 April 2010

LED industry entering fast growth stage in 2010

8 April 2010

International Rectifier opens manufacturing plant for high-reliability products

8 April 2010

CTT launches 1–18GHz LNA covering more than four octaves

8 April 2010

Thorlabs launches 1310 and 1550nm turnkey broadband SLD benchtop sources for imaging applications

8 April 2010

Avago introduces pair of 1-Watt PAs

8 April 2010

Daylight launches external-cavity quantum cascade lasers tunable over 250cm–1

8 April 2010

RFMD introduces the ML2730 for wireless media applications

7 April 2010

OPEL’s revenues shrink 60% in Q4/2009 while focusing on demonstration projects

7 April 2010

CIGS PV maker AQT raises $10m to fund first, 15MW production plant

7 April 2010

Inphi opens UK Design Center to accelerate R&D on 100Gbps analog interface ICs

7 April 2010

Cree launches 5mm round amber HB-LEDs for transportation signage

7 April 2010

Cree claims widest viewing angle for new RGB oval LEDs for outdoor video screens

7 April 2010

Sensors Unlimited launches mil-hardened InGaAs SWIR video camera

6 April 2010

Optoelectronics, sensors and discretes to hit record sales in 2010

6 April 2010

AIST achieves record efficiency of 15.9% for flexible CIGS solar cell submodule

6 April 2010

Natcore acquires Vanguard Solar

6 April 2010

Riber sells production MBE reactor to Russia’s Connector Optics

6 April 2010

RFMD tops ranking of cell-phone PAs and front-end modules

6 April 2010

ULIS’ 17µm LWIR detector chosen by Thermoteknix for portable thermal imaging equipment

6 April 2010

New LED modules bring Cree TrueWhite technology to lighting makers

6 April 2010

Agilent’s GoldenGate software chosen by RF Integration

6 April 2010

LED linear tube lamp market to grow at 85% to 2016

6 April 2010

LED maker Luminus joins Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance

6 April 2010

EMEA gaining on Americas and Asia Pacific in PLC market

6 April 2010

Sofradir demos video-quality version of 15µm-pitch IR detector in longwave format

6 April 2010

AZUR wins Solar Power Industry Growth Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan 

6 April 2010

Skyworks launches dual-band WCDMA PA modules with integrated coupler

6 April 2010

Infinera adds ex-Cisco veteran as VP of architecture

6 April 2010

Sofradir launches Altair MW–MW dual-band IR detector for missile warning systems

1 April 2010

Capacity of InGaAs to increase drive current in nano MOSFETs

1 April 2010

Solyndra enhances global sales network with Solution Provider Program

1 April 2010

Camtek signs Japan distribution rights agreement with Canon

1 April 2010

VectraWave’s first 40G circuit designed using TowerJazz’s SiGe BiCMOS

1 April 2010

Cree announces Creative LED Lighting Design Contest winners

1 April 2010

CVD Equipment reports sixth consecutive profitable year, despite 42% revenue drop

1 April 2010

OIPT wins order from silicon solar cell manufacturer

1 April 2010

Sofradir and Onera develop IR detector chip with integrated optics

1 April 2010

Finisar overtakes JDSU as WSS ROADM market share leader

1 April 2010

NREL and 3M to jointly investigate renewable energy

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MARCH

31 March 2010

Nichia achieves 2.78% external quantum efficiency for 281nm UV-LED

31 March 2010

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

31 March 2010

LED maker Seoul Optodevice buys Candela CS20 to optimize epi productivity

31 March 2010

Luminus launches its first UV PhlatLight LED

31 March 2010

BC Systems’ GaN-based military RF power amplifier delivers 100W at 20–305MHz

30 March 2010

EU project PRIMA aims to boost PV efficiency

30 March 2010

Riber confirms return to profitability in 2009

30 March 2010

Osram Opto’s LEDs used in first large-scale deployment of street lighting in Italy

30 March 2010

Purdue University orders Aixtron Black Magic tool

29 March 2010

LED market to reach $14.8bn by 2015

29 March 2010

TriQuint receives ‘Supplier of the Year’ award from ZTE for third consecutive year

29 March 2010

GaN-on-Si transistor maker EPC makes available SPICE models

26 March 2010

Nitronex raises $16m to finance expansion

26 March 2010

Taiwan’s Walsin Lihwa to co-develop integrated light-source packaging for Kaai

26 March 2010

5N Plus promotes Audet to VP as it ends Amerigon partnership

26 March 2010

IEEE to amend IEEE 802.3 standard

25 March 2010

DARPA solicits proposals for Compact Mid-Ultraviolet Technology program

25 March 2010

LED-backlit TVs to reach 20% of 180m-unit LCD TV market in 2010

25 March 2010

TSMC breaks ground on LED fab

25 March 2010

Infinera adds ex-Nortel to modulation technique developer to Ottawa team

25 March 2010

Infinera photonic integration circuit developer Kish named OSA fellow

25 March 2010

Infinera showcases photonic integration

25 March 2010

Mitsubishi Electric introduces world's first Dual-Rate Burst-Mode Optical Transceiver for 10G-EPON systems

25 March 2010

Luminus' white PhlatLight LEDs power Chauvet's Q-Spot 260-LED entertainment light

25 March 2010

Global Solar Energy appoints Jean-Noel Poirier as vice president of marketing and business development

25 March 2010

Cree's LEDs used in Lighthouse Technologies’ high definition video screens

24 March 2010

Chevron starts project to test thin-film PV technologies

24 March 2010

GaN power management chip market to grow to $183m by 2013  

24 March 2010

IQE rebounds by 46% to record £31.2m revenue in second-half 2009

24 March 2010

Shuji Nakamura joins Seoul Semiconductor as consultant

24 March 2010

CIGS PV maker MiaSolé installs 200kW at Chevron test facility

24 March 2010

HelioVolt using GE’s Proficy software at new CIGS PV panel plant

24 March 2010

Luminus' PhlatLight LEDs illuminate Martin Professional's new MAC 350 Entour

24 March 2010

Avago introduces pair of PAs for Point-to-Point radio transmitters

24 March 2010

RFMD’s 2G Transmit Modules reach 100 million unit shipments milestone

24 March 2010

China awards JPSA patent for laser scribing technology

24 March 2010

Dow’s CIGS based Powerhouse solar shingle wins GLOBE Foundation award

24 March 2010

BC Systems introduces GaN-based RF power amplifier

24 March 2010

Inphi launches 40Gb/s TIA for VSR applications and next-gen networks

24 March 2010

NeoPhotonics introduces 10G PON transceivers for FTTP

24 March 2010

SEI and Anritsu demo 40Gb/s serial 1310nm EML for high-bandwidth next-gen networks

24 March 2010

Bridgelux and Molex launch the Helieon Sustainable Light Module to displace traditional lighting

23 March 2010

Reducing well/barrier polarization mismatch for higher-output LEDs

23 March 2010

Mn-doped GaN PV cell absorbs in UV, visible and infrared

23 March 2010

Tegal sells thin-film etch and PVD assets to OEM Group

23 March 2010

SAFC Hitech expanding TMG capacity in UK plant

23 March 2010

Finisar closes public offering, raising net proceeds of $131.2m

23 March 2010

Finisar, Exfo and Ixia demonstrate 100G Ethernet optical link

23 March 2010

Finisar to demonstrate new technologies and products at OFC

23 March 2010

Skyworks launches widest frequency range integrated synthesizers for 3G/4G base-stations

23 March 2010

Cree expands XP-C range with high-power royal blue, blue, green, amber, red-orange and red LEDs

23 March 2010

Oxford Instruments-TDI appoints Neil Wester as general manager

23 March 2010

Luxtera announces OptoPHY transceiver for 40G Ethernet applications

23 March 2010

Emcore’s active optical cables show five failures in 1bn hours of operation

23 March 2010

Opnext and Sumitomo to give world’s first public demonstration of 40GBASE-LR4 interoperability

23 March 2010

Opnext debut multiple live demonstrations at OFC/NFOEC 2010

23 March 2010

RFMD features Ember ZigBee technology in new FEMs for smart energy

23 March 2010

Tyntek plans epiwafer plant for mainland China

23 March 2010

Fraunhofer IAF orders Aixtron MOCVD reactor for GaN-on-SiC transistors

23 March 2010

Avago launches 40Gb/s Ethernet QSFP transceiver for short-range multi-lane communication and interconnect applications

23 March 2010

Avago claims lowest noise figure for GPS filter-LNA-filter module

23 March 2010

JDSU launching ROADM and tunable XFP products for agile optical networks

23 March 2010

Infinera, Juniper, Finisar and Opnext demo 100GbE optical module interoperability

22 March 2010

Quaternary semiconductor nanowire promises higher-efficiency solar cells

22 March 2010

CyOptics demos record 500Gb/s TOSA/ROSA

22 March 2010

NeoPhotonics introduces integrated coherent receiver

22 March 2010

CoreOptics introduces 40G coherent MSA transponder module

22 March 2010

E-Band and Aviat sign OEM agreement for 70/80GHz backhaul

22 March 2010

Nanosolar appoints AMD and Rambus veteran Tate as CEO

22 March 2010

FiberHome, BroadLight, and Oplink join Vitesse’s FTTx Ecosystem

22 March 2010

Chevron commissions 190kW PV installation to explore performance of Abound Solar's CdTe thin-film technology

22 March 2010

Avago and IBM collaborate on 120Gb/s optical interconnects for supercomputers

22 March 2010

Jordan Valley Semiconductors acquires assets of VUV metrology firm Metrosol

22 March 2010

Avago’s miniature embedded parallel optics T/R modules provide 150Gb/s for short-range datacom and interconnect apps

22 March 2010

Ascent Solar inks strategic alliance agreement with India's Kirloskar Integrated Technologies Ltd

22 March 2010

3S’ 1550nm directly modulated analog laser module tested at 32Gb/s over 20km SMF

22 March 2010

Exercise of over-allotment option boosts Finisar offering to $139.1m

22 March 2010

OIPT introduces LN2 Auto Changeover Upgrade

22 March 2010

TriQuint starts production of first 40 & 100Gb/s SMT amplifiers

22 March 2010

TriQuint’s TriAccess CATV/FTTH products supporting convergence of telecom services in China

19 March 2010

GE increasing investment in thin-film PV

19 March 2010

Advanced Photonix launches CCRx-compliant compact 100G coherent receiver

19 March 2010

Opnext partners with Mobius to develop low-power quad CMOS ADC for 127Gb/s PM-QPSK modulation

19 March 2010

US Vice President Biden and Energy Secretary Chu visit LED maker Cree

19 March 2010

Fujitsu adds 40G coherent optics to FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM platform

19 March 2010

Tekcore orders multiple new-generation Aixtron AIX G5 HT systems

19 March 2010

3S accelerates launch of high-efficiency pump laser range

19 March 2010

Victor Valley College installs 1 MW solar power plant

19 March 2010

Emcore expands ClearLight tunable laser platform with micro-ITLA

19 March 2010

Emcore releases 100mW ultra-low-RIN DWDM laser modules

18 March 2010

NYSERDA awards $1.5m for clean energy incubator at UAlbany NanoCollege

18 March 2010

TriQuint expecting Q1 revenue at high-end of $170–175m guidance

18 March 2010

Jordan Valley Semiconductors posts 10% year-to-year growth

18 March 2010

Plasma-Therm joins Fab Owners Association to share dry etch and PECVD insights

18 March 2010

Civcom launches first integrated 40G 300-pin tunable transponder with DCM and EDFA

18 March 2010

5N Plus inks long-term supply and recycling deal with CdTe thin-film PV manufacturer Calyxo

18 March 2010

Accel-RF ships its first millimeter-wave reliability test system

18 March 2010

Oclaro adds XTLS 4x1 50 GHz wavelength selective switch to product portfolio

18 March 2010

Opnext and Ixia demo error-free 100GbE traffic transmission at Juniper

18 March 2010

BreconRidge delivers its first GaN microelectronic modules

18 March 2010

Finisar boosts public offering of common stock to yield $121m

17 March 2010

Kotura demos first silicon photonics mux/demux for 0.5Tb/s transmission

17 March 2010

Dowa presents 320–350nm UV LED samples

17 March 2010

CPV firm Solar Junction raises $13.3m in Series C funding

17 March 2010

Umicore completes new US germanium substrate plant

17 March 2010

Skyworks launches 0–30dB fixed attenuator chips for up to 40GHz

17 March 2010

Firecomms licenses OptoLock interconnect design for POF wall plate product

17 March 2010

RASIRC appoints North American sales manager

17 March 2010

Cree claims most energy-efficient neutral- and warm-white lighting-class LEDs

17 March 2010

Oclaro introduces Telcordia qualified 40-Gigabit RZ-DQPSK transponder

17 March 2010

EMPA orders Aixtron Black Magic system

17 March 2010

Xenics targets professional thermography and security markets

16 March 2010

PLACE-it project targets light, flat and flexible LED-based products

16 March 2010

ITC rules in favor of Avago in parallel fiber optics case

16 March 2010

Seoul Semiconductor LEDs light up 1000 street lamps in Valencia

16 March 2010

Avago introduces SMT high brightness round and oval LED Lamps for electronic signs

16 March 2010

First Solar becomes associated partner of Desertec Industrial Initiative

16 March 2010

New shares from Aixtron stock option program to be traded under separate ISIN

15 March 2010

LED chip-maker Tekcore raising capital to fund MOCVD purchases

15 March 2010

Increased UV power from diamond LEDs enables E. coli sterilization

15 March 2010

RFMD makes first PV cells using high-volume 6” GaAs equipment

15 March 2010

Lumileds adds ultra-compact LUXEON c for appliance, portable and personal lighting

15 March 2010

Luminus licenses Forepi to make small-chip PhlatLight-based LEDs

15 March 2010

Harsh-environment fiber-optic component market $615m in 2009

15 March 2010

Orange launches OptoLock-enabled fiber-optic home installations

15 March 2010

Intense adds ultra-compact, high-brightness 600W Mini stacked array laser

15 March 2010

Edwards' new Zenith range incorporates iXH vacuum pump and Atlas family of gas abatement solutions

15 March 2010

First Solar sells 30MW New Mexico PV project to Southern Company and Turner Renewable Energy

12 March 2010

Taiwan’s Epistar entering mainland China LED manufacturing

12 March 2010

SiBEAM secures $36.5m in Series D funding

11 March 2010

Mitsubishi develops 25Gbps laser and photodiode for 100GbE

11 March 2010

Showa Shell unveils 2nd-gen CIS PV panel with 16% cell efficiency

11 March 2010

RFHIC launches GaN pallet amplifier for LTE/WCDMA RRH systems

11 March 2010

Peregrine expands with European RFIC design, manufacturing and sales center

10 March 2010

Atlumin and Floridienne partner to supply and reclaim Cd-containing materials

10 March 2010

Aixtron reports 2009 revenue up 10% to a record €302.9m

10 March 2010

Gain Microwave expands portfolio with high-power VCO GaN MMIC

10 March 2010

SemiSouth announces reference design for 1200V SiC FET

10 March 2010

Anadigics launches PAs for 4G LTE and 3G HSPA+

10 March 2010

Nitronex recruits Diane DuVall as director of North American Sales

10 March 2010

Riber wins Compact 21 MBE system order from IHP for graphene research

10 March 2010

Opnext demos single wavelength, real-time coherent 100G PM-QPSK modem

10 March 2010

Veeco introduces new AFM system

10 March 2010

Testar wins investment to expand LED chip testing services

10 March 2010

Avago launches miniature high-linearity wireless data PAs for WiMAX and WiFi

9 March 2010

Solar installations to grow at 23% annually to 2015, but revenue to lag at 14%

9 March 2010

First Solar to supply PG&E with 300MW from 550MW Desert Sunlight plant

9 March 2010

Microsemi adds 1500W SiC RF power transistor for UHF pulsed radar

9 March 2010

OPEL and BETASOL secure Spanish feed-in tariff for 330kW HCPV solar farm

9 March 2010

5N Plus and Teck sign long-term supply agreements for Ge and In feedstock

9 March 2010

Osram’s OSTAR Compact LED targets light-guide-based daytime running lights using just two LEDs

9 March 2010

Advanced Photonix adds National Sales Account Manager for Terahertz product platform

8 March 2010

RFMD raises revenue guidance to $240–245m

8 March 2010

EPC launches 40–200V E-mode GaN power transistors

8 March 2010

Mindspeed collaborates with Emcore on subsystems using new optical PMD chipset for 3G/4G wireless base-stations

8 March 2010

XsunX completes CIGS co-evaporation processing chamber design

8 March 2010

Jenoptik opens laser application center in Korea

8 March 2010

Digi-Key to distribute Seoul Semiconductor’s LEDs worldwide

8 March 2010

Mimix celebrates ten years in business

8 March 2010

OIPT to co-host seminars and workshops with key research institutes and universities

8 March 2010

Taiwan’s Ritek breaks ground on China CIGS PV cell plant

5 March 2010

Pushing AlInN and AlGaN HEMTs further on SiC and silicon

5 March 2010

Showa Shell to open US and Europe offices as it becomes Solar Frontier

5 March 2010

Georgia Tech gets NASA grant to develop radar for mapping ice formations

5 March 2010

Magnolia wins NYSERDA award to develop low-cost nano-based thin-film solar cells

4 March 2010

GigOptix launches linear TIA for 40G coherent receivers

3 March 2010

Finisar grows 32.4% year-on-year

3 March 2010

SPTS’ Q4/2009 orders up nearly 150% quarter-on-quarter

2 March 2010

Multi-quantum blocking raises deep-UV LED efficiency

2 March 2010

JPSA starts expansion, driven by LED market growth

2 March 2010

Toulouse Lab orders Riber MBE reactor for opto research

2 March 2010

EVG ships wafer bonding systems to the University of Michigan's Lurie Nanofabrication Facility

2 March 2010

Ascent to supply FTL with modules for defense/disaster relief and portable power

2 March 2010

Avago launches 6GHz broadband InGaP HBT gain blocks

2 March 2010

LED shortage looms in 2010

2 March 2010

Solyndra appoints former Agilent head Barnholt to board

2 March 2010

Auriga Measurement Systems changes name to Auriga Microwave to reflect module focus

1 March 2010

Improving deep UV emission on aluminum nitride templates

1 March 2010

Skyworks raises March-quarter revenue guidance from $225m to $230–235m

1 March 2010

Tyndall claims first junctionless transistor

1 March 2010

AWR establishes direct sales, support and marketing office in Korea

1 March 2010

Avago closes over-allotment option on secondary offering of shares

1 March 2010

Avago launches enhanced ultra-thin auto-focus LED for digital cameras

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FEBRUARY

27 February 2010

First Solar officers execute company stock transactions

26 February 2010

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

26 February 2010

Kopin reports record Q4 revenue, up 13% year-on-year

26 February 2010

Osram details record output & efficiency cw direct green InGaN laser diodes

26 February 2010

Resort hotel lit by Cree LED Lighting

26 February 2010

CPV Consortium appoints board members from NREL and Fraunhofer ISE

25 February 2010

TDI wins $600,000 award to boost solid-state lighting materials production

25 February 2010

CIGS firm Global Solar first to exceed 13% thin-film efficiency on flexible substrate

25 February 2010

Mimix Broadband introduces 5.6 to 10.5 GHz GaAs MMIC up-converter

25 February 2010

OPEL Solar wins Connecticut Green Business Award

25 February 2010

RFMD and SELEX extend collaboration on MMICs for phased array radar systems

25 February 2010

Mitsubishi Electric claims first GaN HEMT amplifier exclusively for satellites

24 February 2010

TriQuint grows a more-than-expected 12% in Q4/09

24 February 2010

Seeking ultra-low ohmic path to high-frequency nitride transistors

24 February 2010

Kopin appoints Dr Wayne Johnson to direct III-V product line development

24 February 2010

Concentrix enters US market with 1MW CPV deployment at Chevron plant

24 February 2010

Circadian recruits business development manager

24 February 2010

Ascent’s CIGS PV modules certified to Mil-Spec 810G for defense applications

24 February 2010

Avago claims brightest miniature PLCC-2 SMT LEDs for automotive and industrial applications

23 February 2010

AXT’s Q4/2009 sales up year-on-year

23 February 2010

Luminus raises $19m more in venture funding

23 February 2010

Taiwan's largest LED chip maker orders Ultratech lithography system

23 February 2010

Plasma-Therm celebrates first year of independence and reports positive financial results for FY/2009

23 February 2010

IR claims first commercial GaN-based integrated power stage devices

23 February 2010

RFMD secures $3.2m R&D contracts to further develop GaN-based microelectronics

23 February 2010

Agilent launches first single-box analyzer/curve tracer for 40A/3000V power devices

22 February 2010

EU launches TRAMS project for reliable terascale memory systems

22 February 2010

Firecomms’ OptoLock powers POF products designed by NYCE and offered by SMC

22 February 2010

Aixtron’s new-generation AIX G5 achieves productivity targets at Epistar

22 February 2010

Market for solar cell & module chemicals and materials to grow 27% in 2010

19 February 2010

First Solar grows 33% sequentially, but project development hits profits

19 February 2010

Colorado’s CRSP funds 10 solar projects

19 February 2010

JGU’s Felser receives IBM Shared University Research Award in support of CIGS-based solar cell research

19 February 2010

KLA-Tencor introduces Prolith X3.1 virtual lithography tool

19 February 2010

JDSU to acquire Agilent’s Network Solutions Test Business

18 February 2010

Anadigics’ sales rise 13.9% in Q4/2009

18 February 2010

Tilting at higher laser temperature stability

18 February 2010

Hittite revenue grows a more-than-expected 5.3% in Q4/09

18 February 2010

TriQuint plans to move design center to Texas

18 February 2010

GigOptix advisory board gains Benhamou Global Ventures partner

18 February 2010

Keithley's new Model 4225-PMU "useful for characterizing III-V materials"

18 February 2010

Skyworks names TowerJazz Supplier of the Year

18 February 2010

RFHIC launches 20W GaN-on-SiC power amplifier covering 20–1000MHz

17 February 2010

DayStar appoints new CEO

17 February 2010

GigOptix launches universal limiting TIA

17 February 2010

RFMD launches single-placement RF front ends, providing scalable 2G power platform

17 February 2010

Skyworks’ portfolio of LTE PAs and FEMs now support ST-Ericsson’s M710 solution

17 February 2010

Solyndra signs distribution agreement with Advanced Green Technologies

17 February 2010

RFMD expands 3G portfolio with 2nd-generation TD-SCDMA PA

17 February 2010

Indian research institute orders Riber's Compact21 MBE system for GaN

17 February 2010

Lattice Power orders multiple Aixtron MOCVD systems to meet demand for LCD backlighting

16 February 2010

Multi-wavelength emission from III-nitride/ZnO hybrid

16 February 2010

OEpic leasing cleanroom space to foundry clients

16 February 2010

Veeco's MBE business records fourth consecutive year of revenue growth

16 February 2010

RFMD expands family of 2G transmit modules; to ship 100 millionth RF71xx TxM In March quarter

16 February 2010

Skyworks launches GaAs and SOI antenna switch modules for 2/3/4G wireless broadband and mobile handset applications

16 February 2010

OIPT introduces CCD1 Spectrometer system

15 February 2010

Deep ultraviolet power boost at shorter wavelengths

15 February 2010

E-Band receives EU and Russian Federation certifications for Gigabit wireless systems

15 February 2010

RFMD begins volume production of RF720x WCDMA/HSPA+ PAs

15 February 2010

RFMD introduces PowerSmart power platforms for multimode, multi-band cellular RF architectures

15 February 2010

Skyworks introduce new multimode power amplifier modules

12 February 2010

Smit Ovens wins repeat thermal processing order for CIGS PV mass production

12 February 2010

General Frank Akers to represent Sunovia’s LED lighting products to US government

12 February 2010

Infinera adds service provider veteran to board

12 February 2010

MOSEL project develops long-wavelength VCSELs for next generation high-speed communication systems

11 February 2010

IBM makes 9.6%-efficient PV cell from earth-abundant materials

11 February 2010

Nitride semiconductor illumination through sapphire pyramids

11 February 2010

Cascade Microtech sees Q4/2009 revenues rebound to 2008 levels

11 February 2010

Digi-Key stocking Skyworks’ diodes

11 February 2010

Lumileds gains ISO/TS16949 certification at three sites

11 February 2010

Matheson Tri-Gas inks exclusive agreement to distribute RASIRC’s products throughout the US

10 February 2010

Emcore revenue recovers a further 5%, driven by space PVs and CATV

10 February 2010

New start-up Seren Photonics targets white LED market

10 February 2010

Rubicon recovering as LED backlighting drives sapphire price up 7% in Q4

10 February 2010

Taiwan’s UniLite SAT-approves Obducat’s Sindre400 lithography system for the mass production of LEDs

10 February 2010

Luminus in full production with warm-white PhlatLight LEDs

10 February 2010

Cree boosts performance of XLamp XP LEDs

10 February 2010

Arizona State University joins LED University program

10 February 2010

TriQuint outlines RF portfolio expansion for end-to-end connectivity

10 February 2010

Anadigics introduces smallest dual-band CDMA PA

10 February 2010

SoloPower appoints Harris as CEO

10 February 2010

Ultratech launches lithography system for HB-LED manufacturing

10 February 2010

LED chip-makers Epistar, Formosa and Genesis report strong year on year revenue growth

9 February 2010

Kyma and RPI search m-plane GaN for LED wavelength stability

9 February 2010

Sapphire faces shortage in second-half 2010, to be resolved in early 2011

9 February 2010

Finisar’s better-than-expected December-quarter revenue up 14% to a record $166–167m

9 February 2010

New SiC and GaN power devices pave the way to a $160m market by 2013

9 February 2010

Advanced Photonix minimizes drop in margin despite sales slump

9 February 2010

Avago introduces MGA-633P8 GaAs MMIC LNA

9 February 2010

UCSB orders Aixtron Black Magic PECVD system

8 February 2010

Veeco’s MOCVD revenue more than doubles sequentially

8 February 2010

Germanium lines up bands for laser action

8 February 2010

Application-oriented quantum theory for infrared nitride lasers?

8 February 2010

3S closes acquisition of Avensys

8 February 2010

Sapphicon and AWR partner to develop SoS PDKs

8 February 2010

Gain Microwave launches high-power 6GHz GaN HFET RF switch

8 February 2010

Hiden introduces Transient Mass Spectrometer

8 February 2010

Alaska’s Valdez joins LED City program

8 February 2010

TriQuint unveils RF front-end optimized to support 3G chipset solutions from Qualcomm

8 February 2010

GigOptix gives update and outlook for 2010

5 February 2010

Opnext revenue falls a further 6% quarter-to-quarter

5 February 2010

LayTec develops AbsoluT for precise on-site temperature calibration

5 February 2010

SETI wins $500,000 SBIR award from NSF to advance deep UV LEDs

5 February 2010

Umwelt-Sonne-Energie completes 1.9MWp Solyndra CIGS PV project in Belgium

4 February 2010

JDSU’s margin growth focused on new products

4 February 2010

Cree breaks 200lm/W efficacy barrier in R&D for white high-power LED

4 February 2010

Bridgelux expands portfolio of LED arrays for general lighting market

4 February 2010

Osram launches LED Light Site

4 February 2010

Digi-Key broadens distribution partnership with Avago

4 February 2010

E-Band takes lead in US 70–80GHz wireless Gigabit backhaul market

4 February 2010

IQE’s Wafer Technology division extends GaSb substrate range to 4”

4 February 2010

QPC lasers claim record power and brightness at 1410–1550nm eye-safe wavelengths

4 February 2010

Solyndra signs Allied Building Products as first North America distributor

3 February 2010

Emcore to sell 60% stake in Fiber Optics business for $27.8m

3 February 2010

Kyma wins $2.8m DoD funding for low-defect GaN development

3 February 2010

JDSU launches Mini 50 WSS module to provide highly cascadable and 40G/100G solution

3 February 2010

Anadigics claims first high-efficiency device to cover entire 3.3–3.8GHz WiMAX band

3 February 2010

Oxford Instruments' HB-LED tool sales boosted by LCD TV backlighting demand

3 February 2010

Aixtron’s 2009 results to far exceed guidance with record revenue and profit

3 February 2010

Solyndra appoints senior VP, corporate development & general counsel

2 February 2010

Stopping nitride HEMT buffer leaks

2 February 2010

Oclaro grows 10%, driving cash generation and investment

2 February 2010

AXT wins 5-year Ge substrate contract from AZUR SPACE

2 February 2010

Philips Lumileds implements 2D barcode tracking

2 February 2010

Black Sand acquires CMOS PA patent portfolio

2 February 2010

Nujira uses RFMD’s GaN to create 50%-efficient 700–1000MHz PA

2 February 2010

TriQuint and Nujira create record-efficiency 2.1GHz base-station PA

2 February 2010

FOREPI considers 4” wafer capability as it ramps capacity with order for ten Aixtron MOCVD systems

2 February 2010

Cree’s MPL EasyWhite LED delivers up to 1500lm at 75lm/W in 12mm x 13mm footprint

2 February 2010

Cree celebrates 3rd anniversary of Raleigh becoming first LED City

1 February 2010

Getting closer to improve QWFET performance

1 February 2010

Novatel selects Anadigics’ PAs for HSPA+ mobile broadband USB modems

1 February 2010

Luxtera and Siemon co-developing active optical cabling for data centers

1 February 2010

Seoul Semiconductor launching 100lm/W LED

1 February 2010

TriQuint’s new TriPower GaAs HV-HBT RF transistors offer 55% efficiency for 3G/4G base-station amplifiers

1 February 2010

Jordan Valley launches HR-XRD tool for LED & compound semi quality control

1 February 2010

LCD-TV panel market returns, boosted by LED backlights

1 February 2010

centrotherm produces its first CIGS PV modules at Taiwanese customer

1 February 2010

Inphi launches first OIF-compliant 100G coherent TIA and highest-sensitivity 40G linear TIA

1 February 2010

Cascade acquires SUSS MicroTec Test Systems

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29 January 2010

Handset market returns to growth in Q4/2009

29 January 2010

Oplink increases margin and profit despite revenue dip

29 January 2010

AOI announces Fuji Electronics as distribution partner in Japan

29 January 2010

Northrop Grumman supplies ICs for ESA spacecraft

29 January 2010

TriQuint ships 100 millionth CuFlip-based product

28 January 2010

Gate control of terahertz transistor emission frequency

28 January 2010

RFMD grows revenue 24% year-on-year

28 January 2010

Concentrix wins IEC certification for new CX-75 CPV module

28 January 2010

Infinera reports 8% revenue growth to $90m, plus record bookings

28 January 2010

3S demos reliable high-power pulsed operation of 1064nm wavelength-stabilized diode lasers

28 January 2010

Avago launches first water-resistant high-brightness tricolor surface-mount LEDs for full-color signs

28 January 2010

Opnext delivers first SMT multiplexer IC for 100G; 128Gb/s SiGe chip designed for DP-QPSK modulation

27 January 2010

Aixtron investing €40m to expand to new R&D facilities

27 January 2010

Creating optical memories from whispers in InP disk lasers on SOI

27 January 2010

LEDs to surpass CCFL in large-area TFT LCD backlights in 2011

27 January 2010

Plextek’s RF design services now accessible to TriQuint’s foundry customers

27 January 2010

Emcore awarded PV contract for NASA Crew Exploration Vehicle project

27 January 2010

Oclaro receives Fujitsu’s Distinguished Partner Award

27 January 2010

Nakamura awarded 2010 Harvey Prize by Israel’s Technion

26 January 2010

HB LED demand to grow 61% in 2010, outstripping supply

26 January 2010

IPG Photonics acquires Photonics Innovations

26 January 2010

Energy Focus wins $1.6m in awards to develop LED lighting for DARPA and NASA

26 January 2010

Anadigics’ PAs integrated on Altair’s ExpressCard for power-efficient LTE uplink

26 January 2010

Sofradir wins €2.5m follow-on IR detector contract for earth observation

26 January 2010

Opnext launches shorter-wavelength, higher-power red lasers for miniature projector and show laser markets

25 January 2010

SEI explains polarization clues to optimal GaN green laser stripes

25 January 2010

Magnolia Solar completes reverse merger; becomes publicly traded corporation

25 January 2010

Keithley’s solar cell testing survey shows priorities and best practices in test methods

25 January 2010

Oclaro launches 60W 8xx nm fiber-coupled diode for next-gen solid-state lasers

25 January 2010

Oclaro boosts 808nm single-emitter pump module to 7W

25 January 2010

Camtek launches inspection system for LED manufacturing

25 January 2010

Oclaro claims brightest, most powerful conductively cooled laser diode bars

22 January 2010

Avancis claims record 15.1% CIS PV efficiency

22 January 2010

Skyworks reports revenue up 17% year-on-year to record $245m

22 January 2010

Infinera obtains TL 9000 certification 

22 January 2010

New Audi A8 uses all-LED Osram headlamps

21 January 2010

DOE provides $12m for four early-stage PV firms

21 January 2010

Veeco awarded $4m in R&D matching funds from DOE solid-state lighting manufacturing grant

21 January 2010

LEDs in signage & professional displays to grow to $1.8bn in 2015

21 January 2010

Intense announces new executive appointments

21 January 2010

Arrow to distribute Cree’s SiC-based power electronic devices

20 January 2010

Leeds wins €2.5m European grant to research terahertz optoelectronics

20 January 2010

Cree reports record revenue up 18% sequentially to $199.5m

20 January 2010

Deep UV LED maker Sensor Electronic Technology attains ISO9001 certification

20 January 2010

Cree demonstrates 6-inch LED downlight for residential market

20 January 2010

First Solar to provide 22MW of CdTe PVs to New Mexico utility PNM

20 January 2010

GigOptix’s 45G differential limiting amplifier enters mass production

19 January 2010

Veeco launches TurboDisc K465i GaN MOCVD system

19 January 2010

IQE expects second-half 2009 revenue 45% up on first half

19 January 2010

Bridgelux to open new manufacturing & HQ complex in April–May

19 January 2010

Ferrotec acquires Temescal Division of Edwards Vacuum

19 January 2010

ODIS wins AFRL contract for monolithic IR imaging and readout ICs

19 January 2010

Accel-RF ships reliability test systems for European GaN device development

19 January 2010

Alfalight extends 808nm laser to 3.5W, and launches 879nm and 793nm lasers with wavelength stabilization technology

19 January 2010

CIS PV module maker Odersun’s IEC certification prompts volume production

19 January 2010

Oclaro expands filter range to high-power industrial lasers

18 January 2010

DOE selects SSL Core Technology, Product Development, and Manufacturing projects for $37.8m funding

18 January 2010

Oclaro doubles power output of Orion fiber-coupled diode lasers

18 January 2010

Oclaro reports 550W output for QCW-mode laser diode bars

18 January 2010

RASIRC launches Steamer ‘02 for transition from R&D into production

18 January 2010

City of Ann Arbor converting more streetlights to LEDs

15 January 2010

Riber returned to profit in 2009, despite revenue drop; expects growth in 2010

15 January 2010

Milwaukee Area Technical College joins Cree LED University program

15 January 2010

Advanced Photonix amends Michigan facility lease, saving $1.6m

15 January 2010

II-VI supplier 5N Plus reports dip in sales, but solar demand strong

14 January 2010

Spire awarded $2m from DOE tax credit program

14 January 2010

MiaSolé awarded $100m in US tax credits to ramp up CIGS PV manufacturing

14 January 2010

Nitronex ships 200,000 devices to CATV amplifier supplier

14 January 2010

Skyworks supports Google’s Nexus One mobile phone

14 January 2010

First Solar acquires project development pipeline of Edison Mission Group

14 January 2010

Mitsubishi launches record 500mW red laser for pico projectors

14 January 2010

Aixtron participates in Germany’s ‘So-Light’ OLED R&D project

13 January 2010

III-V opto foundry CST acquires laser manufacturer Intense

13 January 2010

Bridgelux boosts Series D financing round by extra $50m to $80m

13 January 2010

TriQuint raises Q4/09 revenue guidance from $175–185m to $190m

13 January 2010

HB-LED consumption to triple to $15bn in 2015

13 January 2010

Siklu launches first SiGe-based E-band transceiver for wireless backhaul

13 January 2010

TELEFUNKEN’s SiGe power HBT run rate reaches 100 million per year

12 January 2010

Spire authorized for Phase II of NREL CPV contract

12 January 2010

EU CMOS photonics project achieves phase-one goals

12 January 2010

Cree launches GaN HEMT MMIC power amplifier and samples new transistors

12 January 2010

IMEC joins initiative to cut network energy consumption 1000-fold by 2015

12 January 2010

Avago’s light guide film technology cuts number of LEDs for mobile backlighting

11 January 2010

Producing more light than heat from quantum cascade lasers

11 January 2010

Luminus settles lawsuit with lender Hercules, but lays off 30 staff

11 January 2010

GigOptix launches PMDs for flip-chip assembly

11 January 2010

Avago launches blue and green 5mm through-hole HB-LED lamps

8 January 2010

Reducing GaN HEMT degradation with InAlN barrier

8 January 2010

EpiWorks completes Phase II of capacity expansion

8 January 2010

Samsung partners with Luminus on first LED-based data front projector

8 January 2010

HexaTech raises $300,000 in debt financing

8 January 2010

Hitachi Cable develops 1mm x 1mm high-power 55lm red LED chips

8 January 2010

Handset semiconductor sales rebound in Q4/09

7 January 2010

Kaai demos 523nm continuous-wave green laser diode

7 January 2010

OIPT reports record demand for ion beam tools

7 January 2010

Luminus launches RGB LED chipset for ultra-mobile projectors

7 January 2010

Global Solar unveils first thin-film PV charger with USB connection

7 January 2010

Luminus’ LEDs power LG's HX300G XGA ultra-compact projectors

7 January 2010

Non-reflective high-isolation SPDT switch for cellular and LTE/4G

7 January 2010

CIGS PV maker Ascent working with metal roofing provider EnergyPeak

7 January 2010

Kyma announces new hires

6 January 2010

XsunX completes fully functional hybrid CIGS thin-film PV device

6 January 2010

OPEL Solar boosts US sales force with director of Western Regional Sales

6 January 2010

Veeco appoints new chief financial officer

6 January 2010

Ascent Solar hires Dow Corning veteran as VP of sales

6 January 2010

GigOptix hires VP of optical communications sales

6 January 2010

Ascent Solar hires VP of manufacturing

6 January 2010

GigOptix ships millionth IC for parallel optical interconnects

6 January 2010

TriQuint’s entire RF portfolio available globally through Mouser

5 January 2010

Anadigics launches 5GHz WLAN PA to boost range and throughput for WiFi and WHDI

5 January 2010

Ritek invests $24.8m more in CIGS joint venture PVNext

5 January 2010

Finisar and Ixia demo 100Gb/s Ethernet interoperability

5 January 2010

II-VI completes acquisition of Photop; updates fiscal 2010 guidance

5 January 2010

Anadigics makes Tong Hsing Supplier of the Year for 2009

5 January 2010

Hittite announces management promotions

4 January 2010

CIGS PV maker Solyndra files for $300m IPO

4 January 2010

Johnson Matthey delivers nitrogen purifier to Cornell's NanoScale Science and Technology Facility

4 January 2010

Anadigics makes changes to board and extends CEO’s term of employment

4 January 2010

CNRS, Thales, NTU open collaborative nanotech lab in Singapore

4 January 2010

Helios launches 31%-efficient CPV module

1 January 2010

LCD TV shipments to grow 22% in 2010, boosted by LEDs

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