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DEC 2011

31 December 2011

Developing monolayer graphene for transparent conduction in nitride semiconductor LEDs

30 December 2011

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

29 December 2011

Back-barrier enhancements to AlN/GaN HEMTs

28 December 2011

Metal-assisted chemical etching makes high-aspect-ratio wet etch easier

28 December 2011

AtlanTecRF launches X-band miniature amplifier with MIL-STD-883 screening as standard

27 December 2011

RFMD launches monolithic analog temperature-compensating attenuators

27 December 2011

GigOptix adopts stockholder rights plan

26 December 2011

Sapphire supply and demand back in check

23 December 2011

Soitec agrees to buy Altatech

23 December 2011

First Solar recognizes top suppliers with achievement awards

22 December 2011

Terahertz pulse increases electron density in GaAs 1000-fold

22 December 2011

Infinera’s chief technical officer steps down but remains as technical advisor

21 December 2011

First yellow-green and amber micro-LED arrays

21 December 2011

Imec and Flamac to co-develop new thin-film PV materials

21 December 2011

Stion raises $130m in Korean-led funding round; partners with tool maker AVACO

21 December 2011

Soitec dedicates San Diego North American HQ and manufacturing plant

21 December 2011

LED maker Bridgelux closes in on 100% revenue growth in 2011

21 December 2011

Raytheon recognises TriQuint for exceptional performance

20 December 2011

Creating high-performance nitride semiconductor MOSFETs on silicon

20 December 2011

Wireless infrastructure drives RF power semi markets over $1bn in 2011

20 December 2011

Epistar reports record 216lm/W warm-white LED with high-voltage chipset

20 December 2011

SEMATECH and Dainippon Screen to develop abrupt, ultra-shallow junction formation

20 December 2011

JDSU opens broadband network development center in China

20 December 2011

Cree launches first HB-LED optimized for elevated outdoor video screens

20 December 2011

GigOptix launches surface-mountable microwave filters

20 December 2011

MidAmerican buys 49% stake in 290MW Agua Caliente CdTe PV project from NRG

20 December 2011

ZTE honours Skyworks with 2011 Global Partnership Award

20 December 2011

RFMD receives Lenovo MIDH's 2011 Best Supplier Award

19 December 2011

GreenVolts raises $35m in funding

19 December 2011

Soraa appoints Intel veteran as VP & general manager of Laser Products

19 December 2011

Cree licenses remote phosphor patents

19 December 2011

Burghardt to lead First Solar’s European sales operations

16 December 2011

BinOptics raises $13.3m in funding

16 December 2011

Avancis’ second plant begins operation, boosting production capacity six-fold

16 December 2011

Soitec acquires Rancho Bernardo manufacturing site for CPV module production

16 December 2011

IQE wins Elektra 2011 Manufacturer Export Award

15 December 2011

Nantong Tongfang increases HB-LED capacity with Aixtron G5 MOCVD reactors

15 December 2011

GreenVolts claims first fully integrated solar system

15 December 2011

Luminus introduces next-gen CBT-90 to replace 300W Xenon and 175W metal halide lamps

15 December 2011

Sofradir wins third space mission contract of year, and biggest to date

15 December 2011

MidAmerican acquiring 550MW Topaz Solar Farm from First Solar

15 December 2011

RFMD launches high-power front-end modules for 802.11b/g/n WiFi 2.4-2.5GHz CPE applications

14 December 2011

Quantum well steps to efficient multi-junction solar cells

14 December 2011

Jenoptik lays foundation stone for €10m extension of Berlin plant

14 December 2011

First Solar cuts 2011 financial guidance further, to just 10% up on 2010

14 December 2011

Air Products brings onstream first on-site high-purity ammonia plant in China to support booming LED market

14 December 2011

Power+Energy to launch 2nd-gen PE9000MZ purifier in Q1/2012

14 December 2011

Cree adds thermal simulation and photometric testing to TEMPO design and evaluation services for LED lighting development

14 December 2011

RFMD launches switch filter modules with five linear 3G/4G paths

14 December 2011

RFMD launches single-band RF front-end module for 802.11b/g/n WiFi RF systems

14 December 2011

First Solar restructures; appoints Jim Brown president of Global Business Development

13 December 2011

Dow Electronic Materials develops stannic chloride as tin precursor for GeSn films

13 December 2011

Soitec launches Sunidarity initiative with donation of Plug&Sun CPV mini-tracker to three development aid organizations

13 December 2011

Soitec introduces portable CPV mini-tracker

13 December 2011

Agilent ships EMPro 2011.11 release of 3D EM modeling platform, enhancing RF simulation speed

13 December 2011

GigOptix doubles Silicon Valley Bank credit agreement to $6m

13 December 2011

Amalfi wins GSA’s 2011 ‘Start-up to Watch’ award

13 December 2011

Avago receives Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company award

13 December 2011

Avago joins NASDAQ-100 Index

12 December 2011

Optogan partners with Ledison Patan to open Turkish sales hub for LED lamps and luminaires

12 December 2011

Sumitomo Metal Mining to commercialize large-diameter sapphire substrates

12 December 2011

Indian LED lighting market to grow at 45.5% till 2015

12 December 2011

Skyworks opens design center in Korea

12 December 2011

NGK introduces LPE-grown GaN substrate for UHB-LED applications

12 December 2011

Cree licenses key Doherty amplifier patents to RFHIC

12 December 2011

Reflections on DUV light extraction

12 December 2011

Southwest Solar demonstrates CPV system technology

12 December 2011

MRS Medal for Georgia Tech ZnO nanostructure researcher Zhong Lin Wang

12 December 2011

TriQuint extends high-linearity 3G/4G BTS driver amplifier range to 1W and 2W

12 December 2011

TriQuint earns ‘Excellent Supplier’ award from Chinese smartphone maker Yulong

12 December 2011

TriQuint launches broadband Darlington-pair cascadable gain block family

12 December 2011

Soltecture re-brands as it wins European F&S Award for Entrepreneurial Company of the Year

10 December 2011

Digital etching for damage-free gate recess in nitride transistors

9 December 2011

South Africa’s first CPV plant inaugurated as COP17 solar flagship legacy project

8 December 2011

Triode probe of efficiency droop in nitride semiconductor light emitters

8 December 2011

Cree launches first fully qualified SiC MOSFETs in chip form to enable more efficient power electronic modules

8 December 2011

Intel and IQE present joint papers on III-Vs-on-Si at IEDM

8 December 2011

Fraunhofer and CEA-LETI researchers receive Franco-German Business Award

8 December 2011

Seoul Semiconductor launches ZC chip-on-board DC LED

8 December 2011

Osram Pointled chosen as light source in Lumidigm’s fingerprint sensors

8 December 2011

Soitec selected as a preferred bidder under South Africa’s independent power producer program

8 December 2011

Altatech enters LED inspection market with AltaSight LEDMax

8 December 2011

GigOptix ships 14G parallel VCSEL drivers and receiver amplifier arrays for AOCs

8 December 2011

Lumileds receives ‘Best Technology Innovation Award’ from China’s Ofweek

8 December 2011

RFMD’s PowerSmart platform and RF724x 3G/4G PAs power next-gen smartphones

8 December 2011

Finland‘s University of Oulu orders Aixtron Black Magic system for CNT devices

7 December 2011

Increasing performance with III-V transistors on silicon

7 December 2011

Nippon Steel develops Japan’s first 6” SiC single-crystal wafer

7 December 2011

SPTS establishes joint venture with former parent SPP

7 December 2011

Soltecture produces first 100 Watt solar modules

7 December 2011

Bridgelux announces commercial availability of latest-generation LED arrays

7 December 2011

Rubicon celebrates anniversary of Batavia facility, as LED industry continues transition to large diameter sapphire wafers

6 December 2011

China’s LED lamp prices fall to $11 in November

6 December 2011

5N Plus reports record results

6 December 2011

Forepi converts Aixtron CRIUS II order to new 19x4“ CRIUS II-XL system

6 December 2011

Osram Opto appoints VP of worldwide sales & CEO of Asia business

6 December 2011

EPC’s eGaN FET receives EDN China Innovation Leading Product Award

6 December 2011

Soitec wins its first Chinese order for CPV systems

6 December 2011

ATK awards Emcore solar panel contract for Orbital’s cargo missions to ISS

5 December 2011

UCSB spin-off Soraa raises $88.6m

5 December 2011

Finisar’s revenue grows 5.8% quarter-on-quarter to $241.5m

5 December 2011

High-tech engineering key to solar manufacturers’ survival during coming consolidation

5 December 2011

Brewer Science and SÜSS MicroTec jointly commercialize ZoneBOND technology for thin wafer handling

5 December 2011

3S’ lasers in Curiosity rover launched aboard NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft

5 December 2011

Hittite launches 3mm2 MMIC band-pass filter tunable from 19 to 38GHz

2 December 2011

IQE and Penn State present arsenide/antimonide vertical hetero tunnel FETs

2 December 2011

Northrop Grumman awarded DARPA Microscale Power Conversion contract

2 December 2011

Skyworks and AnalogicTech amend merger agreement

2 December 2011

ISET ships initial non-vacuum CIGS PV modules to customers

2 December 2011

SPTS wins Technology Prize at inaugural Made in Wales awards

2 December 2011

RFMD’s GaN CATV hybrids win Platinum Awards from Communications Technology magazine

2 December 2011

Mitsubishi Electric develops 50W and 100W C-band GaN HEMTs for satellite earth stations

2 December 2011

Deloitte ranks LayTec 144th in 500 fastest-growing tech companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa

2 December 2011

Bridgelux ranked 58th in Forbes list of America’s 100 most promising companies

2 December 2011

First Solar signs 2°C Challenge Communiqué

1 December 2011

Magnolia Solar receives $750,000 Phase II award from AFRL

1 December 2011

Seoul Semiconductor and Philips enter into LED cross-license agreement

1 December 2011

Arima Changzhi to ramp HB-LED capacity with Aixtron G4 MOCVD systems

1 December 2011

Emcore solar panels powering NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft

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NOV 2011

30 November 2011

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

30 November 2011

Q-Cells reports CIGS PV test module with record aperture-area efficiency of 17.4%

30 November 2011

MiaSolé appoints former First Solar and Intel execs as CEO and president

30 November 2011

Cree launches LMH2 LED module family, with CRI>90 and 80lm/W system efficacy

30 November 2011

Anadigics expands 4G range with WiMAX/LTE PA delivering higher linear output

30 November 2011

Skyworks shipping analog control ICs for Siemens Healthcare’s MRI scanners

29 November 2011

Non-polar laser diode power comparable to c-plane devices

29 November 2011

MicroTech launches wet station for etching patterned sapphire substrates

29 November 2011

Osram Oslon Square LED's reflective package optimizes light usage and versatility

29 November 2011

WIN adds Aixtron MOCVD reactors to boost GaAs IC production

29 November 2011

Karlsruhe court rules that Dominant violates Osram patents

29 November 2011

Mitsubishi Electric to upgrade AAG transpacific cable network to 40G

28 November 2011

Kyma expands AlN template manufacturing capacity

28 November 2011

Singapore’s A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics to commercialize silicon photonics chips

28 November 2011

Soitec powering UN climate-change conference with South Africa’s first CPV plant

26 November 2011

Grading barriers for improved hole transport

25 November 2011

3S Photonics acquires fiber amplifier and laser maker Manlight

25 November 2011

NeoPhotonics doubles capacity of narrow-linewidth tunable lasers for coherent DWDM systems

25 November 2011

Fraunhofer ISE and Azur Space extend cooperation on developing space-based III-V solar cells

25 November 2011

Hittite launches ceramic-packaged GaAs MMIC SPDT switch operating up to 28 GHz

25 November 2011

Osram launches DURIS E 5 LED for residential retrofits

24 November 2011

Kyma advances AlN- and GaN-on-Si template product lines

24 November 2011

GaAs foundry WIN to list on Taiwan’s OTC market

24 November 2011

UK funding to support materials R&D for energy technologies

24 November 2011

M/A-Com Tech Belfast expands active load-pull capabilities with Mesuro

23 November 2011

M/A-COM Tech names WIN ‘Foundry Supplier of the Year’

23 November 2011

RFMD launches broadband low-power SP4T switch

22 November 2011

AlN interlayer doubles conversion of nitride semiconductor solar cell

22 November 2011

LED lighting to reach 52% share of commercial building market by 2021

22 November 2011

GT to repurchase $75m of its common stock from UBS

22 November 2011

Energy Focus achieves DesignLights Consortium listing

22 November 2011

GigOptix adds 30GHz GaAs MMIC distributed PA to wideband microwave portfolio

22 November 2011

Ascent’s CIGS PV panels named by TIME as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2011

21 November 2011

Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University inaugurates compound semiconductor lab

21 November 2011

TowerJazz signs MOU for process transfers and projects in India and Brazil

21 November 2011

TE launches compact CWDM module for easy fiber capacity expansion

21 November 2011

Ranor wins first order for manufacturing chamber from sapphire maker

21 November 2011

Kotura receives New Product Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan

19 November 2011

Graphite substrate exploration for vertical nitride LEDs

19 November 2011

LED lamp and luminaire shipments to exceed 500 million units in Asia-Pacific by 2021

19 November 2011

Modulight adds 1W blue laser to LimeLight family

18 November 2011

M/A-COM Tech launches CATV/broadband transformer designers’ kit

18 November 2011

DILAS launches homogenized conduction-cooled, line-source module at 600W, 880nm

17 November 2011

First e-mode AlInN/GaN MOS-HFET using SiON insulation

17 November 2011

Advanced Photonix returns to profit after quarterly revenue growth of 3.7%

17 November 2011

Nitronex develops 48V GaN-on-Si for cooler, more reliable RF power products

17 November 2011

Next-gen power semiconductors to grow at CAGR of 72%

17 November 2011

OIF approves new 100G Integrated Dual Polarization Quadrature Modulated Transmitter Assembly project

17 November 2011

First Solar achieves 5GW PV production milestone

17 November 2011

Manz to acquire Würth’s CIGS PV module innovation line by early 2012

17 November 2011

Mobile broadband device market to reach 525 million by 2016, driven by hotspots and USB modems

17 November 2011

3S reports annual revenue up 64% year-on-year to €51m

17 November 2011

Aixtron delivers eight further MOCVD systems to Hualei for GaN HB-LEDs

17 November 2011

GT authorizes $100m share buyback

17 November 2011

Reflexite Soitec Optical Technology JV formed to make SOG Fresnel lens plates at planned San Diego CPV system manufacturing facility

17 November 2011

Oclaro launches 100G coherent transponder module, joining existing 40G model

17 November 2011

Amonix earns LEED Gold Certification for two facilities

17 November 2011

Infinera showcases latest products and demos 100GbE at SCTE Cable-Tec

17 November 2011

RFMD expands broadband portfolio with differential amplifiers for CATV networks

16 November 2011

Cree’s Ruud Lighting breaks ground on expansion

16 November 2011

Smartphone shipments grow less-than-expected 42.6% in Q3

16 November 2011

Oxford Instruments releases white paper on ion beam etching

16 November 2011

SETi’s UV LEDs power next-gen phototherapy systems from Psoria‐Shield

16 November 2011

SemiSouth’s SiC JFETs used by Japan’s FUPET in record output power density, small-volume inverter

16 November 2011

Hiden launches 3FD mass spectrometer for fast, direct digital signal detection

16 November 2011

Anadigics’ CFO/COO Shields resigns; VP, finance & controller promoted to CFO

16 November 2011

HelioVolt CIGS PV modules receive UL and IEC certifications

16 November 2011

Largest CIGS PV plant opened, using 200,000 Q.SMART modules from Q-Cells

16 November 2011

Mitsubishi to launch DFB and APD for 10G-EPON optical network units

16 November 2011

Avago demos embedded parallel optical transmit & receive modules for high-performance computing

16 November 2011

Finisar launches Quadwire FDR active optical cable

15 November 2011

Oclaro’s quarterly revenue flat due to Asian telecom slowdown

15 November 2011

EU-funded HiPoSwitch project launched, targeting more efficient power electronics

15 November 2011

TriQuint supports ZTE’s Blade and new Skate smartphones

15 November 2011

Rubicon’s revenue falls less-than-expected 22% in Q3

15 November 2011

Emcore ramps production of 56Gbps FDR active optical cables

14 November 2011

Berkeley Lab shows external fluorescence is key to reaching Shockley-Queisser PV limit

14 November 2011

LayTec launches EpiTT 3W for simultaneous reflectance measurements of three wavelengths

14 November 2011

Soitec receives regulatory approval for 155MW of Californian power purchase agreements

14 November 2011

Osram’s new IR Power Topled boosted by 80% with Nanostack technology

14 November 2011

Nitronex qualifies NRF1 GaN process for volume production at foundry GCS

14 November 2011

Nitronex launches smallest L-band 50W MilCom PA

14 November 2011

M/A-COM Tech showcasing new CATV and broadband products at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

14 November 2011

M/A-COM Tech showcases new products at MILCOM

14 November 2011

RFMD showcasing new wired broadband components at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

10 November 2011

Two steps to high breakdown voltage in GaN diodes

10 November 2011

EU-funded researchers demo reliability of IQE-grown VCSELs at 40Gb/s

10 November 2011

GT lowers guidance after drop in orders

10 November 2011

Mesuro appoints IQE veteran as non-executive chairman

10 November 2011

Summit invests in wet processing tool maker Solid State Equipment

10 November 2011

CISSOID releases HADES high-temperature, high-reliability isolated gate driver for high-density power converters

10 November 2011

Voltaix appoints CEO; interim CEO succeeds president

9 November 2011

Increasing power density for InAlN/GaN HEMTs on sapphire

9 November 2011

MOCVD tool shipments fall to 170 in Q3; 2011 forecast cut to 700 tools

9 November 2011

GaN Systems closes first-round funding

9 November 2011

SemiLEDs’ revenue falls a further 5% due to delayed China lighting demand

9 November 2011

Skyworks grows quarterly revenue more-than-expected 13% to $402.3m

9 November 2011

Ascent selects student teams for prototype portable solar power design competition

8 November 2011

Aixtron launches 19x4-inch CRIUS II-XL MOCVD reactor

8 November 2011

NeoPhotonics grows margin in Q3 despite 16% revenue drop to $44m

8 November 2011

JDSU’s quarterly revenue falls 10.8% to $421.1m

8 November 2011

RFMD’s quarterly revenue rises 14% to $243.8m

8 November 2011

ATMI acquires full control of Safe Delivery Source rights

8 November 2011

SEMI-GAS launches Blixer for precisely blending gases

8 November 2011

Anadigics’ HELP4 PAs enable S 4G and SII X additions to Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone family

8 November 2011

GigOptix achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality management

8 November 2011

TriQuint receives Global Supplier Award from Sony Ericsson

8 November 2011

Dow’s POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles gains safety and performance certifications

7 November 2011

Graphene as transparent conductor for UV LED current spreading

7 November 2011

5N Plus expands Asian activities

7 November 2011

Power Integrations to be sales rep for SemiSouth’s SiC devices

7 November 2011

TeliaSonera and Infinera complete first Terabit trial based on 500Gb/s super-channels

7 November 2011

NeoPhotonics receives Huawei’s Golden Supplier Award at Core Partner Convention

7 November 2011

First Solar starts construction on Australia’s first utility-scale solar farm

7 November 2011

Odersun’s PV modules meet criteria for higher solar power tariff in Italy

7 November 2011

Cree LED lighting installed at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base

7 November 2011

Ascent Solar appoints TFG Radiant designate to board

7 November 2011

Emcore awarded solar panel contract for NASA’s LADEE moon orbiter

7 November 2011

Luminus’ CBM-360 LED powers High End Systems’ Trackspot Bolt entertainment lighting fixture

4 November 2011

Sharp reports record efficiency of 36.9% for non-concentrator triple-junction solar cells

4 November 2011

OIPT boosts customer support with dedicated training facilities

4 November 2011

Riber receives orders from Europe and Asia for three research MBE systems

4 November 2011

APS’ First Solar-powered Paloma plant comes online as first AZ Sun facility

4 November 2011

First Solar to build, operate and maintain 66MW Alpine Solar Project for NRG

4 November 2011

Opnext’s revenue falls 7.6% as China OEMs start producing 40G modules internally

4 November 2011

Osram’s new InGaAlP chip technology boosts output and thermal stability of red, orange and yellow Oslon SSL LEDs

3 November 2011

First Solar doubles annual production capacity in Germany to 250MW

3 November 2011

First Solar postpones Vietnam factory commissioning

3 November 2011

GigOptix grows 10% in Q3 to record $8.4m revenue

3 November 2011

Barrier doping increases light from semi-polar nitride quantum wells

3 November 2011

Singapore‘s Nanyang Technological University receives Aixtron CCS system for solid state lighting research

3 November 2011

Sales of Johnson Matthey PureGuard V-Purge Systems up in US and Europe

3 November 2011

Osram Opto’s Oslon SSL LEDs used in BEKA’s new LEDlume street-lighting luminaires

3 November 2011

MiaSolé produces 50 millionth CIGS PV cell

3 November 2011

Skyworks’ MMMB PA modules power Samsung's next-gen Galaxy smart-phones

3 November 2011

RFMD honored with Huawei’s Supplier of the Year award

2 November 2011

SETi prepares high-volume manufacturing of UV LEDs

2 November 2011

Anadigics’ sales rise 4.7% in Q3 to $37.3m

2 November 2011

Nanometrics TSM metrology tool – now with PL scanning - installed by CIGS PV maker

2 November 2011

RFMD launches pulse-width modulated, voltage-mode-controlled DC-DC converter IC

2 November 2011

GigOptix TFPS Mach-Zehnder modulators fully Telcordia qualified

2 November 2011

GigOptix ranked 95th in North America on Deloitte’s ‘Technology Fast 500’

2 November 2011

Intense appoints chief commercial officer Laughlin as CEO

1 November 2011

TriQuint’s revenue falls 6% in Q3

1 November 2011

GaAs epi substrate area to grow at 6% CAAGR over 2010-2015

1 November 2011

SPTS appoints industry veteran Nothhaft as non-executive chairman

1 November 2011

EVG launches ZoneBOND-capable equipment and open platform for temporary bonding materials

1 November 2011

Ammono discounts stock prior to launch of larger, 2” GaN substrates

1 November 2011

Bridgelux LED arrays used by Korea’s Ilsung Moolsan in Seoul hotel downlights

1 November 2011

RFMD launches 50-1000MHz, 15W GaN wideband PA

1 November 2011

GT wins Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award

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OCT 2011

31 October 2011

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

31 October 2011

GT customer Haotian opens sapphire manufacturing plant

31 October 2011

AXT’s revenue falls 5.7% in Q3 to $28.3m

31 October 2011

Kopin’s III-Vs revenue falls 3% in Q3

31 October 2011

RFMD creates corporate VP, business development

31 October 2011

Cree launches 10% brighter MT-G LEDs with high color quality and consistency

31 October 2011

First Solar’s sales rise 89% in Q3 to $1bn

28 October 2011

Thailand flooding to impact Fabrinet’s contract manufacturing to end of 2011

27 October 2011

Aixtron’s Q3 revenue down nearly 50% due to Asian market correction and credit tightness

27 October 2011

Rubicon ships 200,000th large-diameter sapphire wafer

26 October 2011

Veeco's Q3 growth suppressed by slowdown in TV demand and China push-outs

26 October 2011

Kyma’s chief operating officer named a Triangle Mover and Shaker

26 October 2011

MiaSolé’s CIGS PV modules reach 13% efficiency in volume production

26 October 2011

Cree launches high-voltage XLamp XT-E and XM-L LEDs

25 October 2011

Bridgelux raises extra $15 m to accelerate GaN-on-Si development

25 October 2011

Aixtron provides Infineon with G5 reactor for power HEMT GaN-on-Si development

25 October 2011

Riber sells three MBE systems to Russian research institutes

24 October 2011

Hittite sees rebound in margins and profits in Q3/2011

24 October 2011

Cree grows revenue 11% in Q3, driven by Ruud Lighting acquisition

24 October 2011

Rubicon begins on-site processing of aluminum oxide for sapphire crystal growth

21 October 2011

Back-barrier boosts nitride HEMT cut-off frequency

21 October 2011

JDSU appoints test & measurement expert Barnes to board

21 October 2011

GigOptix sampling 25G parallel VCSEL driver and receiver amplifier array

21 October 2011

RFMD launches 280W GaN wideband S-band pulsed power amplifier

21 October 2011

Amonix systems powering USA’s largest CPV plant

21 October 2011

EPC launches buck power conversion demonstration board featuring eGaN FETs

21 October 2011

Luminus appoints director of sales for North America

20 October 2011

CVD Equipment forms CVD Materials subsidiary

20 October 2011

3S Photonics acquired by Eurazeo Croissance

20 October 2011

Bridgelux’s 792% growth in 2006-2010 yields Deloitte ‘Technology Fast 500’ ranking

20 October 2011

Eyelit’s MES software implemented at Stion’s thin-film PV panel facilities

19 October 2011

Ammonium sulfide vapor passivation for InGaAs

19 October 2011

Riber reports 142% revenue growth for first three quarters of 2011

19 October 2011

Infinera cuts loss as Q3 revenue rebounds by 8% on Q2

19 October 2011

Soitec launches fifth-generation CPV systems for large-scale solar plants

19 October 2011

Edwards’ new iXH500H dry pump series cuts CoO by 30%

19 October 2011

Mitsubishi Electric’s new 10Gbps EML-TOSA transmitter module cuts power consumption by 50%

18 October 2011

Mobile handsets to comprise 50% of $6.4bn GaAs device revenues in 2015

18 October 2011

Bridgelux launches Micro SM4 LED for 20-40W replacement lamp market

18 October 2011

Bridgelux launches Decor ultrahigh-CRI LED arrays for retail and hospitality lighting

18 October 2011

Optogan opens Europe’s second largest LED chip production site

17 October 2011

5N Plus and Rio Tinto Alcan to discuss development of primary gallium source

17 October 2011

Taiwanese LED chip maker Epistar adopts KLA-Tencor’s Candela inspection system

17 October 2011

WIN releases PP15-50/PP15-51 next-gen 0.15μm power PHEMT process

17 October 2011

China’s first major highway LED lighting project lit by over 1 million Cree LEDs

17 October 2011

Cree adds TO-252 D-Pak packaged Z-Rec SiC Schottkys in 2A, 5A, 8A and 10A ratings

17 October 2011

RFMD launches 400-3500MHz broadband SPDT switch

17 October 2011

First Solar cuts its carbon emission intensity by 21% from 2008 to 2010

17 October 2011

NRG, El Paso Electric and First Solar dedicate opening of New Mexico's second-largest PV plant

17 October 2011

TriQuint wins Momentum Dallas corporate award

14 October 2011

Solar Chile and First Solar to co-develop PV projects in Northern Chile

14 October 2011

TriQuint launches integrated DVGAs with wide gain control, low noise and high efficiency and linearity

13 October 2011

Singulus adds vacuum-coating system to CIGS/CIS PV process equipment portfolio; receives first order

13 October 2011

NeoPhotonics completes acquisition of Santur

13 October 2011

M/A-COM Tech adds S-band digital phase shifters

13 October 2011

M/A-COM Tech showcasing new products for networks, aerospace & defense and multi-market applications

13 October 2011

Pacific Crossing and Infinera complete first transpacific 100 Gigabit subsea trial

13 October 2011

TowerJazz voluntarily early redeems US convertible notes due December 2011

13 October 2011

TowerJazz Global Symposium to include Aerospace & Defense day and Commercial day

12 October 2011

Integrating electrostatic discharge handling into nitride LEDs

12 October 2011

Nanosolar’s CIGS PV utility panels installed in National Guard camps

12 October 2011

TriQuint launches GaN RF MMIC switches operating at 10-40W and 6-18GHz

12 October 2011

TriQuint appoints SpanTech as sales rep in Spain/Portugal

12 October 2011

TriQuint expands Advanced Microwave Module Assembly facility with new die-attach equipment

12 October 2011

Cree boosts XLamp XP-G LED efficiency to 140lm/W in production

12 October 2011

NeoPhotonics reduces Q3 sales forecast from $48-53m to $43-45m

11 October 2011

Imec demos CMOS-integrated poly-SiGe piezoresistive pressure sensor

11 October 2011

Strategies Unlimited lowers 2011 HB-LED revenue growth forecast to 9.8%

11 October 2011

Osram red LED prototype breaks 200lm/W efficiency barrier

11 October 2011

China’s NEDI orders Aixtron MOCVD systems to develop power devices and LEDs

11 October 2011

Agilent’s latest RF design and 3D EM simulation platforms enhance multi-technology design and speed simulation

11 October 2011

Hittite launches low-noise frequency divider programmable to divide-by-1 or -3 up to a record 13GHz

11 October 2011

TriQuint launches 18W wideband GaN HEMT delivering in defense/commercial applications to 6GHz

11 October 2011

TriQuint named one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in 2011

10 October 2011

Pyramid LED arrays on amorphous glass

10 October 2011

Imec demos SiGe:C HBTs with 245GHz fT and 450GHz fMAX

10 October 2011

SETi wins STTR Phase II award to develop AlInN/GaN HFETs

10 October 2011

IQE launches customizable SOI with improved thickness and doping control

10 October 2011

Sofradir awarded IR detector contract for MUSIS/CSO Earth observation military satellites

10 October 2011

Osram acquires software firm Encelium for LED lighting control and management

7 October 2011

Voltaix opens Shanghai sales & technical/customer office

7 October 2011

Sumitomo Chemical investing $52m in compound semiconductor materials business

7 October 2011

Powerex launches low-profile split dual Si/SiC hybrid IGBT modules

6 October 2011

Nanosolar hits 17.1% aperture efficiency via printed CIGS process

6 October 2011

Tegal extends bid deadline for nanolayer deposition patent portfolio

6 October 2011

Raytheon awards UK team for high-temperature SiC technology

6 October 2011

TowerJazz expands SiGe, SOI and RF CMOS design kits for Agilent’s ADS 2011 software

6 October 2011

XsunX engages JW Technology to introduce CIGSolar to Korea

5 October 2011

RFMD forms Compound Semiconductor Group

5 October 2011

Dow forms LED Technologies business targeting solid-state lighting

5 October 2011

SENTECH launches plasma-enhanced ALD system

5 October 2011

Jordan Valley named one of the ‘Deloitte Israel Technology Fast 50’

5 October 2011

Osram Opto appoints new chief operating officer

5 October 2011

M/A-COM Tech adds VCOs with low phase noise, wide tuning range, and low current consumption

4 October 2011

Graded refractive index structures boost LED emission by up to 131%

4 October 2011

LEDs to hit 70% lighting market penetration in Japan

4 October 2011

Taiwanese GaAs foundry WIN chooses VIPER RF as approved design partner

4 October 2011

SemiSouth launches 1200V/5A SiC diodes in true surface-mount packaging

4 October 2011

Mitsubishi to launch next-gen SiC inverter for railcars

4 October 2011

Global Solar forms partnerships and expands manufacturing to deliver flexible CIGS PV roofing modules worldwide

4 October 2011

Constellation begins construction of Maryland’s largest PV system

4 October 2011

Exelon acquires 230MW AV Solar Ranch project from First Solar

4 October 2011

North County Watch and Carrizo Commons dismiss lawsuit against First Solar’s Topaz Solar Farm

4 October 2011

First Solar sells 550MW Desert Sunlight Solar Farm

3 October 2011

Mouser to distribute Panasonic’s semiconductor products

3 October 2011

Inphi delivers first 100GbE CMOS PHY solutions for 100G line-cards

3 October 2011

Sharp to launch 93.3lm/W LED in 50W input power class

3 October 2011

Applied Energy Systems breaking ground on new ultra-high-purity gas system manufacturing plant

3 October 2011

OPEL raises $10m from Kodiak Capital

3 October 2011

OPEL appoints VP of North American sales

3 October 2011

Avago launches compact low-power, high-linearity VGA module for cellular base-stations

3 October 2011

Opnext launches TXFP transceiver for 96 channels on full C-band, with flexibility to field re-tune any wavelength

3 October 2011

Opnext launches next-gen 100G DP-QPSK coherent transponder module

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SEPT 2011

30 September 2011

SPTS ships 600th AVP vertical thermal processing system

30 September 2011

Riber wins order from China for GaN MBE research reactor

30 September 2011

Lextar goes public on Taiwan stock exchange

30 September 2011

DOE announces Round 3 funding opportunity for solid-state lighting US Manufacturing Support

30 September 2011

Tenaska chooses First Solar’s CdTe PV modules and EPC services for 130MW Southern California plant

29 September 2011

Plasma Etch launches PE-100 Convertible combined anisotropic/isotropic etching/cleaning system

29 September 2011

NeoPhotonics to acquire fellow photonic integrated circuit firm Santur

29 September 2011

Linde starts up UHP nitrogen/oxygen plant in Hillsboro, Oregon

29 September 2011

SEMI-GAS upgrades semi-automatic valve manifold box design with PLC controller for emergency shutoff

28 September 2011

Improving etch process control in InGaN laser diodes

28 September 2011

Accel-RF announces university collaboration program for GaN RF reliability test

28 September 2011

Osram OSTAR Compact 2x2 LED doubles brightness for projection applications

28 September 2011

Osram launches prototype LEDs for headlights

28 September 2011

Accel-RF launches self-contained RF characterization platform

28 September 2011

SiGe acquisition boosts Skyworks to leading position in wireless networking market

28 September 2011

Cree launches testing services for LED lighting makers

28 September 2011

Teseq’s new power amplifier uses GaAs IC technology to improve compression characteristics

28 September 2011

ISOFOTON developing HCPV technology through Innpacto projects

27 September 2011

MOCVD metrology firm LayTec acquires ORS

27 September 2011

Jenoptik investing €10m to double production of GaAs laser bars

27 September 2011

TowerJazz and Presto collaborate on SiGe foundry

27 September 2011

Ammono launches high-transparency n-type GaN substrates

27 September 2011

LayTec launches EddY for high-resolution sheet resistance measurement

27 September 2011

GT releases case study on impact of sapphire material quality on LED wafering

26 September 2011

Current spreading for higher nitride LED output power

26 September 2011

LG receives Aixtron G5 MOCVD reactor for GaN/Si applications

26 September 2011

NXP’s SiGe:C yields lowest-power Ku-band downconverters for sat TV receivers

26 September 2011

Samsung LED’s 2323 package completes 6000 hours of LM80 testing

23 September 2011

TriQuint lowers Q3 revenue guidance by 8%

23 September 2011

SI GaAs substrate and epi markets to show 6% CAAGR unit growth through 2015

23 September 2011

Keithley expands Series 2400 SourceMeter family with lower-cost solution optimized for low-voltage testing

23 September 2011

EPC achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality management

22 September 2011

First Solar 550MW Topaz Solar Farm to miss DOE loan guarantee deadline

22 September 2011

Azur Space expands terrestrial CPV cell production with Aixtron MOCVD reactor

22 September 2011

Cree’s LED troffer replacements qualified by DesignLights Consortium

21 September 2011

Stion opens 100MW CIGSSe PV factory in Mississippi

21 September 2011

IHP expands SiGe PDKs for Agilent’s ADS 2011 software

20 September 2011

Umicore and INER introduce 8” Ge wafers for CPV

20 September 2011

Korea’s SK invests $50m in CIGS PV maker HelioVolt

20 September 2011

Infinera to scale next-generation InP PICs with Aixtron MOCVD system

20 September 2011

Raytheon's Air and Missile Defense Radar modules pass 1000-hour RF Operating Life test

20 September 2011

Finisar to demo first multi-rate serial CFP-FR module with error-free operation at 40G

20 September 2011

TriQuint launches 1st 32G SMT differential modulator driver with low power consumption for extending reach of 40G optical networks

20 September 2011

ClariPhy and Oclaro launch 40G coherent reference design

20 September 2011

JDSU demos QSFP+ modules for 40G transmission in enterprise, LAN and SAN networks

19 September 2011

M/A-COM Tech showcasing integrated modulator drivers for 100G DP-QPSK applications

19 September 2011

Bridgelux chosen as a ‘GoingGreen Global 200’ winner

19 September 2011

GigOptix showcases 40G DQPSK driver-modulator Bundled Solution

19 September 2011

GigOptix to supply 4-channel 10G VCSEL drivers & receivers to Delta for AOC and pluggable products

19 September 2011

Renesas launches SiGe:C HBT with 0.75dB noise figure at 5.8GHz

19 September 2011

First Solar modules to power Ohio State University at Solar Decathlon Competition in Washington DC

16 September 2011

Kyma’s new conductive and semi-insulating GaN templates provide added flexibility

16 September 2011

Optogan and Atlantik Elektronik sign distribution agreement

16 September 2011

Optogan enters Balkan LED lighting market by partnering with Romania’s KDF

16 September 2011

Infinera unveils first multi-terabit P-OTN network platform based on 500Gb/s PICs

16 September 2011

GigOptix unveiling ultra-low-power datacenter 10Gb/s SFP+ transceiver

15 September 2011

Kyma reports thermal conductivity analysis on GaN materials

15 September 2011

Ultratech achieves ISO 9001 and 14001 certification for Singapore operations and recertification for US facility

15 September 2011

UCSB’s Shuji Nakamura to receive Emmy Award

15 September 2011

Emcore wins solar cell contract for four Mitsubishi Electric satellites

14 September 2011

Cree teams with Xeralux on high-bay fixture upgrade to LED lighting

14 September 2011

OPEL selects investment bank GrowthPoint as advisor for ODIS affiliate

14 September 2011

OIF approves first Implementation agreement for 25G generation

14 September 2011

OIF next-gen interconnect and 100G projects to address growing pains for 100G and beyond

13 September 2011

Deep ultraviolet goes deeper on silicon

13 September 2011

HELIOS demonstates first 40Gb/s optical modulator in silicon

13 September 2011

EpiLEDs boosts blue HB-LED capacity with Aixtron CRIUS II-L MOCVD system

13 September 2011

Luminus appoints head of Global Operations

13 September 2011

EPC introduces development board for systems using EPC2007 eGaN FETs

13 September 2011

Oclaro unveils high-power 980nm pump lasers with smaller footprint and higher output

13 September 2011

Oclaro expands tunable product portfolio with zero-chirp TXFP

13 September 2011

Oclaro shipping 40Gbps coherent modules in volume

13 September 2011

Oclaro adds 100Gbps coherent receivers for transmission networks using PM-QPSK modulation

13 September 2011

Finisar launches first 1x20 high-port-count WSS with Flexgrid technology

13 September 2011

RFMD launches high-power 700MHz to 2.2GHz GaN broadband power transistors

13 September 2011

RFMD launches 2.4GHz front-end module for ZigBee and WiFi

12 September 2011

Baja Sun partners with Arima, launching Mexico’s first integrated solar firm

12 September 2011

Global LED capital spending forecast cut by 13% due to LED TV sales slowdown

12 September 2011

Ascatron spun off from Sweden’s Acreo as first independent pure-play SiC foundry

12 September 2011

III-V terrestrial CPV technology to grow at CAAGR of 75%

12 September 2011

SPTS takes 900th order for DRIE module

12 September 2011

Kyma’s chief scientist Paskova joins advisory board on returning to academia

12 September 2011

Optogan launches 60W-replacement LED lamp bulb

9 September 2011

DOE finalizes $90.6m Cogentrix loan guarantee

9 September 2011

GaN products gaining acceptance in commercial markets

8 September 2011

IMS downgrades 2011 packaged LED market growth to 1%

8 September 2011

Imec partners with Solliance on thin-film PV R&D

8 September 2011

Power+Energy appoints director of Global Sales

7 September 2011

EQE increased 2.4-fold with void-embedded cortex nano-patterned LED

7 September 2011

Avancis raises monolithic thin-film PV module efficiency record again

7 September 2011

Tegal sets bid deadline for Nanolayer Deposition patent portfolio

7 September 2011

IQE’s first-half 2011 growth driven by smartphones and diversifying opto business

7 September 2011

CVD Equipment doubles size by buying new facility

7 September 2011

Anadigics' HELP4 PA powers Casio's G’zOne smartphone for KDDI in Japan

7 September 2011

NeoPhotonics adds 40 and 80km SFP+ transceivers for high-capacity metro networks

6 September 2011

EPC adds 2nd-generation 100V, 30 milliohm eGaN FET power transistor

6 September 2011

GigOptix files amended complaint against M/A-COM Tech and related parties

6 September 2011

First Solar to supply 100MW of CdTe PV modules to India’s Reliance

6 September 2011

Mitsubishi Electric to launch 1.3μm 40Gbps EML module

6 September 2011

German partners in EnLight project target 40% cut in LED lighting power consumption

6 September 2011

Keithley products to be distributed by Metric in Finland, Baltic States

6 September 2011

Jiangsu Canyang to boost blue HB-LED capacity with Aixtron CRIUS II reactors

6 September 2011

First Solar extends CdTe PV module material and workmanship warranty to 10 years

5 September 2011

Nitrogen/oxygen plasma improves p-type MgZnO for LEDs

5 September 2011

US Ex-Im Bank providing $455m in project funding for First Solar exports to Canada

5 September 2011

Finisar’s quarterly revenue falls 3.7% to $228.2m

5 September 2011

Nichia files patent lawsuit against Everlight’s white LED products

5 September 2011

RASIRC relocates to double manufacturing and development space

5 September 2011

Smit Ovens sees strong sales of thermal tools for for CIGS and CdTe PV production

5 September 2011

Solar Frontier CIS PV panels TUV-certified for salt mist and ammonia resistance

5 September 2011

InnoLas appoints technical director

5 September 2011

NMIC launches first aluminum diamond heat spreader material for GaN devices

5 September 2011

Osram combines IR LED emitter with proximity and ambient light sensors to cut crosstalk in smart-phones

2 September 2011

nLIGHT raises $17.5m in Series E venture funding to speed growth

2 September 2011

Odersun’s Solarmodule-Designer wins Red Dot design award

2 September 2011

Skyworks unveils high-gain, high-linearity LNAs for cellular infrastructure

1 September 2011

Solyndra suspends operations and files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

1 September 2011

Manz presents record 14%-efficient thin-film PV module at EU PVSEC

1 September 2011

centrotherm presenting CIGS technology developments at EU PVSEC

1 September 2011

First Solar modules ‘Made in EU’ qualify for Italian feed-in tariff premium

1 September 2011

NRG begins operation of New Mexico CdTe PV project

1 September 2011

RFMD launches 225W and 280W GaN wideband pulsed power amplifiers

1 September 2011

Multi-junction CPV technology of Soitec, AZUR SPACE and Fraunhofer ISE nominated for German Future Prize

1 September 2011

Infinera expands with Moscow HQ to support customers in Russia & CIS

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AUGUST 2011

31 August 2011

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

31 August 2011

Passivated AlInN/GaN HEMT pushes beyond 200GHz cut-offs

31 August 2011

Neo Material acquires 80% stake in Gallium Compounds

31 August 2011

Veeco opens Taiwan Technology Center

31 August 2011

Australia’s first utility-scale PV project to use First Solar modules

31 August 2011

Epistar qualifies Veeco’s MaxBright MOCVD system for high-volume production

30 August 2011

More positive threshold with Al2O3 and m-plane nitride semis

30 August 2011

Forepi orders multiple Aixtron CRIUS II reactors to boost blue HB-LED capacity

30 August 2011

Aixtron delivers its first CRIUS II-L system to Taiwan’s Epistar

29 August 2011

Global Solar starts production at Berlin CIGS PV module plant

29 August 2011

5N Plus reports record quarterly revenue, earnings, EBITDA, funds from operations, and backlog

29 August 2011

Kyma announces staffing promotions and recruitment

29 August 2011

Lake Shore extends Hall mobility measurement down to 0.001cm2/Vs

29 August 2011

EPC introduces development board for systems using 40V EPC2014 eGaN FETs

27 August 2011

Outdoor LED lighting viability led by US market

27 August 2011

Stanford Nanofabrication Facility buys additional Plasma-Therm etching systems

27 August 2011

Amalfi launches second-generation AdaptiveRF CMOS PA architecture

26 August 2011

Bruker launches Dimension Edge PSS AFM for HB-LED production metrology

26 August 2011

OIPT details ‘Nanoscale Plasma Processing’ workshop for Grenoble

26 August 2011

First Solar executives purchase stock

26 August 2011

OPEL Solar continues revenue growth in Q2

26 August 2011

OPEL Solar International Inc changes name to OPEL Technologies Inc

26 August 2011

MiaSolé celebrates Wales solar park CIGS PV installation by sponsoring ArtAt Festival

25 August 2011

First noise assessment of AlN/GaN HEMTs on silicon

25 August 2011

HB-LED market to grow just 8% to $9bn in 2011 instead of $10.6bn

25 August 2011

Wireless infrastructure GaAs devices to reach $320m in 2015

25 August 2011

Deep-UV LED maker SETi nominated for South Carolina Manufacturer of the Year Award

25 August 2011

EPC adds 2nd-generation 40V, 16 milliohm eGaN FET power transistor

25 August 2011

Osram Opto launches smallest 1W-class IR LED

25 August 2011

G-Way launches GaN-based multi-octave PAs

25 August 2011

Microchip closes $750m credit agreement

25 August 2011

Skyworks supports ZTE with multiple front-end solutions

25 August 2011

M/A-COM Tech launches 1-bit digital attenuator for CATV applications

24 August 2011

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology receives 3rd Queen’s Award

24 August 2011

IQE appoints head of sales & marketing for Asia Pacific

24 August 2011

Premier Farnell signs worldwide stocking distribution deal with SemiSouth

24 August 2011

DOE announces Round 8 funding opportunities for solid-state lighting

24 August 2011

Magnolia demos high-voltage InGaAs QW waveguide solar cells

23 August 2011

Rubicon completes upgrade to large-diameter sapphire furnaces

23 August 2011

EPC adds 100 milli-Ohm power transistor to 2nd-gen 200V eGaN FET range

23 August 2011

Infinera establishes Hong Kong-based full-service facility

23 August 2011

Avago debuts first 16 Gigabit Fibre Channel transceiver for storage networking

22 August 2011

China’s LED industry to grow 23% to $5.8bn in 2011

22 August 2011

CIGS PV firm SoloPower receives $197m DOE loan guarantee

22 August 2011

First Solar dedicates Mesa factory site

22 August 2011

Advanced Photonix appoints CFO

19 August 2011

First Chinese Ka-band nitride semiconductor MMIC

19 August 2011

Cree acquires Ruud Lighting

18 August 2011

Utility Scale PV Map details considerable growth in North American market

18 August 2011

LED manufacturers boost market penetration by increasing product functionality

18 August 2011

RFMD celebrates twenty year anniversary by ringing the NASDAQ opening bell

17 August 2011

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology adds to executive team

17 August 2011

LUXEON Rebel LEDs power L Prize winning retrofit bulb

17 August 2011

First Solar appoints James Brown president of Utility Systems Business Group

16 August 2011

Blocking and reflecting to increase nitride LED light output

16 August 2011

Advanced Photonix's quarterly revenue grows 3.8%, but 15–20% annual growth still expected

15 August 2011

Ascent allies with TFG Radiant on 100MW China CIGS PV fab

15 August 2011

IMS lowers 2011 GaN MOCVD forecast by 24% to 833 reactors and upgrades 2012 forecast

15 August 2011

GigOptix shares begin trading on OTCQX

15 August 2011

MagnaChip ramps Peregrine’s STeP5 UltraCMOS RF switches to mass production

12 August 2011

Singulus launches cluster-tool version of TENUIS CIGS coater 

12 August 2011

5N Plus closes new CDN$250m credit facility

11 August 2011

Cree’s quarterly revenue grows 11%, driven by LED lighting

11 August 2011

China GaN epi production to grow 300% in 2 years

11 August 2011

Ultrasonic installs spray coating system for Nexcis' CIGS PV module production

11 August 2011

MiaSolé adds VPs of marketing and business development

11 August 2011

Anadigics ships HELP4 LTE PA for ‘Revolution by LG’ smartphone

10 August 2011

Emcore quarterly revenue rises 5% to $49.5m

10 August 2011

M/A-COM Tech launches GaAs broadband push–pull amplifier for CATV infrastructure

9 August 2011

Anadigics’ revenue falls 18% in Q2 to $35.6m

9 August 2011

Bridgelux raises GaN-on-Si LED efficiency record

9 August 2011

Environmental organizations and solar development firms settle over San Luis Obispo projects

9 August 2011

Ascent Solar sponsoring US-wide collegiate Innovative Solar Design Competition

9 August 2011

Amkor makes available first QFN package design kit for Agilent’s ADS software

8 August 2011

Mouser and Cree sign global distribution agreement

8 August 2011

Lumileds adds 650–670nm deep red LUXEON Rebel LED

8 August 2011

M/A-COM Tech launches digital phase shifters for communications, electronic warfare and radar

8 August 2011

Oclaro expands board with former Sun exec Peterson

8 August 2011

Translucent launches vGaN wafer templates for epi growth of GaN devices

8 August 2011

Rubicon’s Q2 revenue driven by 62% growth for 6" sapphire

8 August 2011

GaN-on-Si epi supplier AZZURRO opens Asia regional office in Taiwan

8 August 2011

InGaN/GaN DHBTs achieve cut-off of more than 5GHz

8 August 2011

GT Solar’s quarterly revenue rises 71% year-on-year

8 August 2011

NeoPhotonics’ revenue grows 14% year-on-year to record $52.1m

8 August 2011

NRG acquires 290MW Agua Caliente solar project from First Solar

8 August 2011

Opnext revenue hit by 40G DQPSK and 100G CFP module production constraints

8 August 2011

Q-Cells installs CIGS PV systems on German soccer stadium roof-tops

5 August 2011

Aixtron’s revenue and margins dip in Q2 after China customer delays

5 August 2011

Metal-nitride semiconductor avalanche for UV detection

5 August 2011

Manz awarded €3.8m for German project to boost efficiency and cut cost for CIGS PV

5 August 2011

First Solar’s Q2 sales fall 6% to $533m

4 August 2011

TriQuint’s Q2 and Q3 revenue hit by product focus

4 August 2011

Kyma launches n+ bulk GaN substrate product line

4 August 2011

CdTe PV panel maker First Solar to supply Sempra's 150MW Nevada plant expansion for PG&E

4 August 2011

Phoenix Solar Singapore enters Indian market with two 1MWp contracts

4 August 2011

Tektronix launches 33GHz oscilloscopes using SiGe for 100GS/s sampling rate

4 August 2011

TowerJazz qualifies 0.13µm SiGe process transferred from US fab to Israel fab

4 August 2011

RFMD shareholders approve proposals at annual meeting

3 August 2011

Bridgelux raises $60m in equity financing round led by Craton

3 August 2011

GigOptix product revenue rises 8% in Q2 to record $7.6m

3 August 2011

Oclaro’s ramp of higher-margin products delayed by optical telecom inventory correction

3 August 2011

10X10 MSA releases 10km and 40km 100Gbps standards

3 August 2011

NeoPhotonics samples extended-reach 10G PON OLT transceivers

3 August 2011

Agilent and UCD announce Millimeter Wave Research Center

3 August 2011

Cree launches XLamp XT-E Royal Blue LED and patent licensing program for remote phosphor applications

2 August 2011

Asia driving near-term adoption of LED lighting

2 August 2011

Sapphire furnace maker ARC signs two contracts worth $96.9m

2 August 2011

Industrial–academic collaborations demonstrated at Southampton University

2 August 2011

SPTS completes management buyout from SPP

2 August 2011

Grasset leaves OPEL’s board

2 August 2011

Lumileds’ LUXEON Rebel LEDs win Electron D’Or 2011 award

2 August 2011

Emcore’s 33%-efficient IMM4J solar cells released to low-earth orbit from final Space Shuttle mission

1 August 2011

Veeco’s Q2 yields record orders as MaxBright comprises 40% of MOCVD orders

1 August 2011

Handset shipments grow 13% year-on-year to 361 million in Q2

1 August 2011

Apple becomes number one smartphone vendor in Q2/2011

1 August 2011

M/A-COM Tech launches 8-way splitter for CATV

1 August 2011

Cree launches 100mm MR16-replacement LED downlight

1 August 2011

Cree’s 1300lm, 152lm/W prototype exceeds DOE’s ‘21st Century Lamp’ L Prize requirements

1 August 2011

SEACOM uses Infinera’s PICs in first global 500GB/s network trial

1 August 2011

Avago launches Fast Ethernet transceiver for 50m (NA0.5) or 70m (NA0.3) links in harsh environments

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JULY 2011

30 July 2011

Thermal Technology adds sapphire crystal grower assembly facility, tripling capacity

30 July 2011

SemiSouth launches high-linearity, low-distortion SiC JFETs for high-end audio

29 July 2011

High-performance 150nm mHEMT on GaAs grown using MOCVD

29 July 2011

AXT Q2 revenue rebounds by 22% sequentially to $30m

29 July 2011

Optical chip and module makers launch XLMD2 MSA

29 July 2011

Mobile phone market up 11.3% in Q2, despite feature phones declining

29 July 2011

Kopin’s first-half III-V revenue up 10% year-on-year

28 July 2011

China developing supply chain after its LED sector grows 33.8% in 2010

28 July 2011

RFMD returns to sequential revenue growth

28 July 2011

Record output for single-chip 262nm mid-UV LED

28 July 2011

OPEL and LIMEN partner on two 1MW HCPV plants in Sicily

27 July 2011

Hot electrons in nitride semiconductors

27 July 2011

AXT files with SEC for $60m stock offering

27 July 2011

Riber triples first-half revenue year-on-year to €13m

27 July 2011

Riber sells Compact 21 MBE system to US solar module maker

27 July 2011

Smart-phone sales to top 420 million in 2011, taking 28% of handset market

27 July 2011

EVG breaks ground on expansion and seeks 100 new staff

27 July 2011

First Solar’s PV modules receive IEC certification for effectiveness in coastal environments

26 July 2011

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

26 July 2011

Opto market to reach $22.5bn in 2011

26 July 2011

Skyworks quarterly revenue up 27% year-on-year to $356.1m, beating guidance

26 July 2011

Cumulative CPV installations to grow from 23MW in 2010 to 12.5GW by 2020

26 July 2011

First Solar raises CdTe PV cell efficiency record from 16.7% to 17.3%

26 July 2011

Aquionics and Dot Metrics sign JDA to co-develop UV-LED disinfection products

26 July 2011

CPV system maker Amonix signs Thermax as EPC partner in India

26 July 2011

NeoPhotonics samples its first 40G transceiver module for Ethernet client-side applications

25 July 2011

First Solar sells 10MW PV plant in Spain to KGAL

25 July 2011

M/A-COM Tech launches front-end ICs for mid- and high-band MoCA applications

23 July 2011

Lumex adds 355, 365 and 377nm UV LEDs to QuasarBrite family

22 July 2011

US Ex–Im Bank $16m loan funds Azure’s 5MW plant in Rajasthan

21 July 2011

Hittite continues growth in Q2

21 July 2011

True North VC firm launched by First Solar co-founder & ex-CEO Ahearn

20 July 2011

Reducing LED droop at high current with nitride semiconductors

20 July 2011

Semprius awarded incentives to build CPV module pilot plant in North Carolina

20 July 2011

Infinera’s Q2 revenue rebounds but losses rise during new product development

20 July 2011

RF CMOS firm Amalfi appoints VP of worldwide sales

20 July 2011

Osram launches IR LED for low-profile small- and medium-size touch-screen displays

20 July 2011

Santur ramps-up production of 10X10 MSA-compliant 100Gbps CFP modules

20 July 2011

Luminus LEDs power Philips’ luminaires at Grand Ole Opry

20 July 2011

ISOFOTON appoints chairman for North America

19 July 2011

US Ex-Im Bank $9.2m loan finances Abound's exports to India

19 July 2011

RFMD adds FD25 low-noise and FET1H switching GaAs pHEMT processes to foundry portfolio

18 July 2011

Blocking stacking faults with aluminium nitride

18 July 2011

M/A-COM Tech launches 400–2700MHz analog control VGA for cellular infrastructure

18 July 2011

AWR announces Microwave Office model library for Mitsubishi’s nonlinear GaAs & GaN RF devices

18 July 2011

Samsung LED counter-sues Osram in US ITC

18 July 2011

RF & power electronics opportunities for GaN market growth

18 July 2011

Manchester MBE expert made Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

16 July 2011

Isofoton to supply 250MW of ‘made in Ohio’ CPV panels

16 July 2011

M/A-COM Tech promotes Dempsey to director of global distribution

15 July 2011

Energy efficiency driving demand for power management ICs

15 July 2011

Mouser to distribute M/A-COM Tech's products globally

14 July 2011

Translucent launches GaN-on-Si templates with embedded DBR mirrors

14 July 2011

IQE to report first-half 2011 revenue growth of 20% year-on-year

14 July 2011

UC Berkeley and CPV Consortium report on environmental benefits of CPV

14 July 2011

ARC Energy countersues GT for anticompetitive conduct

14 July 2011

ABEL signs long-term deal to buy Abound’s CdTe PV modules

14 July 2011

Osram Opto adds blue, green and orange to its red and yellow TOPLED Black Series

13 July 2011

High electron velocity for high HEMT frequencies

13 July 2011

ESI unveils LED wafer scribing system for high-volume HB-LED making

13 July 2011

Emcore’s new CPV module receives certification to IEC-62108 and listing to UL-SUB-8703

13 July 2011

SEMI-GAS offering bulk specialty gas source systems with flow rates of 1000slpm

12 July 2011

Nichia reports first room-temperature blue/‘green’ VCSELs with current injection

12 July 2011

Ireland’s Tyndall National Institute spins out InfiniLED

12 July 2011

Daylight raises $15m in funding round led by Northrop Grumman

12 July 2011

Imec demos implant-free quantum-well SiGe pFETs

12 July 2011

ARC delivers 100th CHES furnace for sapphire crystal growth

12 July 2011

NREL confirms 16.3% efficiency for XsunX CIGS PV devices

12 July 2011

ASM ships 500th ALD reactor

12 July 2011

PFT awarded $1.5m to expand thin-film PV and LED equipment manufacturing capacity

12 July 2011

BeRex launches GaAs pHEMT chips for RF applications to 26GHz

12 July 2011

M/A-COM Tech appoints senior director Asia Pacific sales

12 July 2011

Infinera creates VP of sales for cable market

11 July 2011

RoseStreet demos first long-wavelength LED based on InGaN-on-Si

11 July 2011

Glasgow expands fabrication capabilities with additional OIPT systems

11 July 2011

Ushio debuts first 200mm full-field projection litho tool for LEDs, plus 150mm laser lift-off system

11 July 2011

3Sun inaugurates Italy’s largest solar panel plant in Catania, Sicily

11 July 2011

Gas abatement and vacuum firms Steed and Highvac merge

11 July 2011

Samsung LED and KOPTI collaborate on LED lighting

11 July 2011

ESI unveiling expanded suite of LED manufacturing systems and applications

9 July 2011

ITC investigates Osram's allegation of LED patent infringement

8 July 2011

Quaternary nitride HEMT with record cut-off frequency

8 July 2011

SemiLEDs’ quarterly revenue drops a further 43%

7 July 2011

JDSU acquires assets from QuantaSol

7 July 2011

SETi achieves over 10,000 hours lifetime on UVTOP LEDs

7 July 2011

MHI’s µV1 machines SiC and sapphire wafer materials, eliminating photomasks

7 July 2011

TriQuint appoints general manager of Defense & Aerospace business

7 July 2011

Richardson RFPD receives Distributor Award from TriQuint

7 July 2011

Apollo forms subsidiary to exploit tellurium in thermal energy

6 July 2011

Aixtron launches largest MOCVD reactor for GaN LEDs

6 July 2011

AZZURRO completes management team to aid global roll-out of GaN-on-Si epi

6 July 2011

DOE offers $4.5bn in conditional loan guarantees to support three Californian CdTe PV plants

6 July 2011

Avago claims brightest oval through-hole LEDs for electronic signage

6 July 2011

GCT launches first 4x4 MIMO WiMAX 2 single-chip

5 July 2011

EpiGaN raises €4m in first-round funding to launch GaN-on-Si volume production

5 July 2011

Finisar completes Ignis acquisition

5 July 2011

Ascent Solar notes expiration date for unexercised Class B warrants

5 July 2011

Tiger Optics launching LaserTrace 3 trace gas analyzer at Semicon West

4 July 2011

Aixtron – SINANO MOCVD Training Center established

4 July 2011

SoloPower raises a further $15m in fifth-round funding

4 July 2011

US launch for GEN 2 version of Singulus’ VITRUM thin-film PV wet process tool

4 July 2011

Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium presenting at Intersolar

2 July 2011

Si implant enhances AlN spacer HEMT drain current

2 July 2011

Advanced Photonix’s quarterly revenue up 52% year-on-year, exceeding targeted 15–25%

2 July 2011

TriQuint launches 10–12GHz, 2W linear amplifier

2 July 2011

Infinera restores 400Gb/s of Pacnet’s Japan capacity in 4 weeks post-earthquake

1 July 2011

Warwick spins off Anvil to develop smaller, more efficient SiC-based power converters

1 July 2011

M/A-COM Tech launches LNAs for RF & microwave applications

1 July 2011

AWR completes merger with National Instruments

1 July 2011

Emcore announces Telcordia qualification and production release of tunable XFP transceiver

1 July 2011

Siltronic joins imec’s GaN-on-Si research program

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JUNE 2011

30 June 2011

AlN substrate developer Nitride Solutions’ Series A funding reaches $1.8m

30 June 2011

Siemens takes 16% stake in CPV firm Semprius

30 June 2011

Industrifonden invests in nanowire GaAs PV firm Sol Voltaics

30 June 2011

Novellus PECVD system for China SemiLEDs’ metal alloy LED chip manufacturing

30 June 2011

Aixtron opens Chinese subsidiary for faster and more efficient customer support

29 June 2011

Protecting nitride LEDs from reverse bias ESD

29 June 2011

SDK to boost high-purity ammonia production

29 June 2011

Electronic gases market recovers to 2008 levels

29 June 2011

Q-Cells launches Q.SMART CIGS PV modules on North American market

29 June 2011

China’s Guodian orders Aixtron AIX 2600G3 IC reactor for CPV solar cell research

29 June 2011

Soraa appoints Neal Woods as senior VP of worldwide operations

29 June 2011

Anadigics receives Cooperation and Support Award from Huawei

28 June 2011

Silicon photonics firm Kotura opens China office

28 June 2011

Renesas announces high-output, low distortion GaN power amplifier module for 1GHz CATV

28 June 2011

Sono-Tek exhibiting photoresist and thin-film solar coating system

28 June 2011

juwi chooses Solar Frontier for 3.8MW CIS project in north-east US

28 June 2011

OPEL Solar International’s AGM approves change of name to OPEL Technologies Inc

28 June 2011

TriQuint broadband LNAs eliminate matching components

28 June 2011

University of Illinois professor John A. Rogers awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

27 June 2011

SPTS management buy-out from SPP gets backing from Bridgepoint

27 June 2011

CEA-Leti and NEOLUX partner to industrialize third-generation intelligent LED systems

27 June 2011

Finisar grows 57.6% year-on-year to record quarterly revenue of $263m

27 June 2011

Dedicated LED packaging equipment to drive $2bn investment over 2011–2016

27 June 2011

US researchers create LEDs for flexible arrays

27 June 2011

Indium Corp exhibiting new copper-gallium and indium rotary sputtering targets

27 June 2011

Microchip adds RF power amplifier modules for embedded WLAN applications

24 June 2011

AkzoNobel building two new LED precursor plants

24 June 2011

NREL and Helmholtz Association collaborating on next-gen PV

24 June 2011

Amonix new CPV system factory visited by US Energy Secretary Chu

23 June 2011

Transphorm’s $25m Series D round raises funding to $63m

23 June 2011

Rubicon’s Malaysian polishing plant starts volume production of large-diameter sapphire

23 June 2011

Kyoto makes record current-gain SiC BJTs

23 June 2011

Crystal IS’ board gains entrepreneur to aid UVC LED commercialization

23 June 2011

Skyworks unveils first stand-alone, high-dynamic-range power detectors for 3G and LTE smart-phones and data-cards

23 June 2011

SemiNex signs Télefo as Italian distributor

22 June 2011

University of Warsaw installs FIB milling system to create micropillars

22 June 2011

OIPT presenting white paper and poster at ALD conference

22 June 2011

SEMATECH to showcase advanced technologies and manufacturing methods at SEMICON West

22 June 2011

GigOptix sampling 14G parallel VCSEL drivers and receiver amplifier arrays for next-gen Infiniband AOCs

22 June 2011

Seoul Semiconductor receives Assodel Award 2011 in LED category

21 June 2011

Combining high current with high transconductance

21 June 2011

NREL’s Jerry Olson wins IEEE's Cherry Award

21 June 2011

AquaLite adds Aixtron CRIUS II MOCVD reactor to meet power LED chip demand

21 June 2011

Cree launches 1200V Z-Rec SiC Schottkys for power conversion applications

21 June 2011

Obama tours Cree's Durham plant

21 June 2011

Nat Semi launches first 100V half-bridge gate driver for E-mode GaN power FETs

20 June 2011

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

20 June 2011

Alta raises single-junction solar cell efficiency record again to 28.2%

20 June 2011

Cascade curve tracers for wafer-level probing of power devices

20 June 2011

SWID selects TowerJazz as strategic foundry for RFICs

20 June 2011

M/A-COM Tech appoints director of aerospace & defense

20 June 2011

Luminus’ LEDs power first Smart TV portable LED projector from LG

17 June 2011

Advanced Photonix to join Russell Microcap Index

17 June 2011

GigOptix completes acquisition of Endwave

16 June 2011

Record transconductance for nitride HEMT on silicon

16 June 2011

Soitec, Schneider Electric and Masen form first partnership under Mediterranean Solar Plan

16 June 2011

NeoPhotonics quadruples capacity for PIC-based Integrated Coherent Receivers

16 June 2011

Luminus launches compact RGB LED chipsets for ultra-mobile LED projectors

16 June 2011

Production order for GigOptix’s HXT/R4 chip-set for 40G AOC

16 June 2011

RFMD launches RF6555 ZigBee FEM for smart energy applications

16 June 2011

Tsinghua Tongfang adds Veeco's MaxBright MOCVD system to new NanTong fab

15 June 2011

GT Solar completes expansion of sapphire manufacturing facility

15 June 2011

LED makers target general illumination lighting market

15 June 2011

Microelectronic revenue continues strong growth

15 June 2011

Rubicon forecasts Q2/2011 revenue at high end of $40–43m guidance

15 June 2011

BAE Systems fabricates operational transistors using OPEL's POET platform

14 June 2011

GT Solar raises fiscal Q1 revenue outlook from $140–150m to $225m

14 June 2011

FOREPI orders multiple Veeco MaxBright MOCVD systems

14 June 2011

UMS expands EM analysis support using Agilent’s ADS 2011 EDA software

14 June 2011

Integra debuts broadband RF devices for military communications

14 June 2011

Integra launches high-voltage GaN-on-SiC devices for S-band radar

14 June 2011

Integra announces GaN-on-SiC devices for L-band avionics

13 June 2011

Nitride HEMTs grown on CMOS-compatible silicon

13 June 2011

Kyma to support Veeco in DOE-funded LED manufacturing equipment development project

13 June 2011

EpiCrystals introduces green laser light source for pico projectors

13 June 2011

Samsung LED counter-sues Osram in Korea

13 June 2011

GigOptix samples LX8220 TFPS modulator for 40G DQPSK

13 June 2011

Integra launches GaN-on-SiC HEMTs for C-band radar

13 June 2011

Anadigics expands family of small-cell wireless infrastructure PAs

13 June 2011

TowerJazz assisting Tecnopolis del Sur with R&D in Argentina

13 June 2011

Smartphone shipments to grow 55% to 472 million in 2011 then 982 million in 2015

13 June 2011

Skyworks closes acquisition of SiGe Semiconductor

13 June 2011

Skyworks named to Globe 100 for third year, rising from 42nd to 8th

10 June 2011

DOE offering $14.8m funding for eight solid-state lighting projects

10 June 2011

Seoul Semiconductor’s LEDs light up Roman Forum

9 June 2011

Smart Lighting ERC at RPI enlists 21 industrial partners

9 June 2011

First Solar reaches 4GW manufacturing milestone

9 June 2011

TowerJazz teams with DARPA’s GRATE program on 500GHz SiGe

9 June 2011

Belgian 3MW CIGS PV rooftop becomes Solyndra’s largest installation

9 June 2011

RFMD launches P2P radio chipsets for cellular backhaul

9 June 2011

Skyworks unveils ceramic-based filters for military and homeland security markets

9 June 2011

GT Solar appoints new board members

9 June 2011

AWR launches Analog Office RFIC PDK for Lfoundry’s 0.15µm RF CMOS process

8 June 2011

TriQuint reports GaN development milestones at IMS 2011

8 June 2011

M/A-COM Tech launches GaN RF power transistors for L- and S-band pulsed radar

8 June 2011

Kyma updates progress in crystalline AlGaN and AlN materials development

8 June 2011

Taiyuan University of Technology selects Aixtron CCS system for blue LEDs

8 June 2011

SemiSouth SiC diodes and JFET chosen by power module maker Vincotech

8 June 2011

CIGS PV maker Solyndra launches mount system for commercial metal roof market

8 June 2011

Anadigics ships dual-band PA for Samsung’s first 4G LTE smart-phone

8 June 2011

First Solar’s CdTe PV modules receive UK MCS certification

8 June 2011

Toshiba expands GaN HEMT range with 25W PA for extended Ku-band satcom

7 June 2011

RFMD’s GaN1 technology now also qualified for 65V operation

7 June 2011

Nitronex announces smallest broadband 5W PA

7 June 2011

Skyworks affirms above-market growth outlook

7 June 2011

Skyworks launches low-power LNAs for diverse 1.5–3.GHz wireless markets

7 June 2011

TriQuint’s new base-station RFICs integrate protection for data-intensive mobile networks

7 June 2011

DOE visits Optogan in St Petersburg to discuss US–Russian solid-state lighting projects

7 June 2011

Odersun’s CIS PV modules to be integrated into Franzen's solar façades

7 June 2011

Microsemi adds GaN-on-SiC devices to S-band RF power transistor family

7 June 2011

Cree ships 10 million Watts of commercial RF power transistors and high-power MMIC amplifiers

7 June 2011

RFMD adds narrowband MMIC VCOs with integrated dividers

6 June 2011

Fujitsu develops first GaN HEMT T/R module operating in C–Ku band

6 June 2011

NXP launches GaN for high-efficiency RF power amplifiers

6 June 2011

Osram sues Samsung and LG for LED patent infringement

6 June 2011

M/A-COM Tech chairman Ocampo joins RFaxis board of advisors

6 June 2011

Cree GaN HEMT and MMIC delivers PAE of 60% for S-band radar

6 June 2011

RFMD launches highly linear monolithic voltage-controlled attenuators

4 June 2011

High-brightness nitride LEDs on silicon through wafer bonding

4 June 2011

GT receives largest single order; $460m of sapphire furnaces for Chinese market entrant

3 June 2011

CSTG wins six-figure supply deal from Chinese comms developer

3 June 2011

Avago launches first WiMAX coexistence FEM for simplified design of mobile electronics

3 June 2011

Avago debuts integrated switch & LNA modules for TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE base-stations

2 June 2011

AlN barrier increases output current from GaN/Si HEMTs

2 June 2011

Cree demos first C-Band GaN HEMT MMIC high-power amplifier for satcoms

2 June 2011

GT Solar recruits VP finance, chief accounting officer & corporate controller

2 June 2011

Agilent delivers mm-wave simulation & modeling for TSMC’s 65nm, 60GHz CMOS wireless RDK

2 June 2011

New features and productivity enhancements of AWR 2011 design suite showcased

2 June 2011

RFMD ships 2 millionth multi-chip module for 3G wireless infrastructure transceivers

2 June 2011

Peregrine launches RF switch addressing FCC 15.115 isolation spec for broadband TV

2 June 2011

Global Solar’s PowerFLEX CIGS module awarded IEC and UL certifications

1 June 2011

Point-to-point radio shipments to exceed 2 million in 2015

1 June 2011

Osram laser used in 3D camera for precise range finding

1 June 2011

Osram extends LED portfolio in sub-1W power range

1 June 2011

EPC launches 2nd-generation 200V eGaN power transistor

1 June 2011

Lumileds and Future Electronics extend distribution agreement

1 June 2011

Anadigics ships production volumes of AWT6521 PA for Qualcomm’s Gobi 3000 module

1 June 2011

GigOptix’s polymer 40G MZ modulator completes system-level tests at tier-1 transponder manufacturers

1 June 2011

RFMD to showcase RF components at International Microwave Symposium

Top

MAY 2011

31 May 2011

Nitrogen-polar advantages for longer-wavelength nitride LEDs

31 May 2011

Genesis Photonics orders multiple Veeco MaxBright MOCVD systems

31 May 2011

RFMD adds low-power IQ modulators with Integrated local oscillators

31 May 2011

Sofradir’s IR detectors chosen for Sentinel-5-Precursor satellite mission

31 May 2011

TowerJazz launches wireless antenna switch SOI process

31 May 2011

Ruukki claims first fully integrated solar panel façade

31 May 2011

JPSA launches IX-6168 Micromachining system

31 May 2011

Peregrine’s co-founders to receive IEEE award for Emerging Technologies

31 May 2011

CVD Equipment’s over-allotment option boosts public offering proceeds to $9.6m

31 May 2011

Dark Field sells inspection tools to CIGS PV firm

31 May 2011

Philips unveils first LED replacement for 75W light bulb

31 May 2011

TriQuint recognizes top sales reps and distributors for 2010

30 May 2011

ZnO particle enhancement to nitride LED light extraction

30 May 2011

CPV ready to compete in solar market

30 May 2011

Sulfurcell renamed Soltecture

30 May 2011

GT Solar’s full-year income doubles as revenue grows 65%

30 May 2011

UK Business Secretary opens Edwards Vacuum factory in Korea

30 May 2011

Modulight launches multi-chip red laser modules for industrial, display and medical applications

30 May 2011

Mitsubishi Electric launching 40G DQPSK quad PD module

30 May 2011

Nanotronics launches nSPEC automated wafer inspection system

27 May 2011

SPTS and Griffith University to develop SiC-on-Si technology

27 May 2011

LayTec launches PearL in-line PL metrology system for CIGS and CdTe PV

27 May 2011

Riber expects revenue to grow 35% in 2011, then double by 2015

26 May 2011

Skyworks to buy power management firm Advanced Analogic Technologies

26 May 2011

Kyma launches AlGaN templates, with 5µm epi-ready buffer

26 May 2011

Mitsubishi's GaN HEMT PA for C-band satellites hits record PAE of 67%

26 May 2011

Imec processes first power devices on 200mm CMOS-compatible GaN-on-Si

26 May 2011

NI to buy RF design tool supplier AWR

26 May 2011

Changelight receives Aixtron’s 2000th MOCVD system

26 May 2011

M/A-COM Tech promotes director of global distribution to VP of sales

26 May 2011

Lam CEO Newberry joins Nanometrics’ board

25 May 2011

ZSW deposits CIGS cells on polymer film in single roll-to-roll system

25 May 2011

Nanometrics opens Singapore Advanced Metrology Center

25 May 2011

CVD Equipment prices stock offering to raise $8.8m

25 May 2011

NeoPhotonics enters volume production of small-form-factor DQPSK demodulator for 40G

25 May 2011

CyOptics launches 10G TOSA enabling 80km TDM and DWDM capability in SFP+ transceivers

25 May 2011

Odersun publishes online configuration software for solar modules

25 May 2011

Luminus launches 100lm/W white HB-LED for general lighting up to 1600lm

25 May 2011

M/A-COM Tech hires former Skyworks exec as corporate controller

24 May 2011

Short-wavelength quantum cascade lasing without antimony

24 May 2011

Aalberts buying high-purity gas & chemical system maker Lamers

24 May 2011

Plasma-Therm wins VLSIresearch awards

24 May 2011

ElectroniCast releases forecast of LEDs used in medical & biophotonic devices

24 May 2011

Nitronex ships 500,000th GaN RF device

24 May 2011

Phoenix inaugurates 18MW of CdTe solar parks on former German military airbase

24 May 2011

Skyworks unveils broadband quadrature modulators for cellular infrastructure

24 May 2011

Luminus and T-Opto launch single-source 6500lm LED module

24 May 2011

Mesuro demos first-pass design success for multi-harmonically matched MMIC PA

24 May 2011

Intense launches 20W 793nm multi-emitter pump module

24 May 2011

Infinera carries 2Tb/s of traffic on Paris–Lyon Route

24 May 2011

Former senior Verizon exec Wegleitner joins Infinera board

23 May 2011

Packaged LEDs in general lighting to grow from $500m to $13.4bn in 2020

23 May 2011

Georgia Tech uses VI’s 850nm VCSEL for record 25Gb/s POF link

23 May 2011

GigOptix’s product revenue rises 7% in Q1 to record $7.1m

23 May 2011

ARC Energy to fight GT Solar lawsuit

23 May 2011

Intense extends operating temperature performance of QC Mini Stacks

23 May 2011

Oclaro adds high-power laser diodes for materials processing

20 May 2011

Piranha gobbles up hysteresis of aluminum oxide nitride semiconductor interface

20 May 2011

GT Solar launches ASF100 advanced sapphire furnace

20 May 2011

Wafer bonding to be driven by small size wafers for LEDs and 12” wafers for 3D stacking & CIS

20 May 2011

Aixtron’s shareholders approve resolutions at AGM

20 May 2011

Riber receives order for clustered MBE research reactors

20 May 2011

TriQuint and Agilent push next-generation wireless design flow

19 May 2011

Cree adds lower-amperage 1200V Z-FET for 3–10kW solar, power supply and motor drive applications

19 May 2011

Swiss team claim world record efficiency for flexible CIGS solar cells on plastics

19 May 2011

Lumileds’ LUXEON wins Technical Innovation Award

18 May 2011

Semiconductor Today appoints Associate VP of Business Development, Asia

18 May 2011

SDG signs contracts for the additional supply of 125 megawatts of solar energy

18 May 2011

Samsung focuses on US LED lighting market

18 May 2011

Pantec selects Oclaro laser bars for transdermal drug delivery and tissue ablation

18 May 2011

China's first CIGS solar integrated power circuit

18 May 2011

Intense launches high-power, high-brightness diode lasers at Laser World of Photonics

17 May 2011

Skyworks to buy SiGe Semiconductor for $210m

17 May 2011

Elec-Tech places order for multiple MaxBright MOCVD reactors

17 May 2011

CS MANTECH news: Soitec showcases full range of RF substrate technologies

17 May 2011

Samsung LED to boost HB-LED production with Aixtron G5 reactors

17 May 2011

Transphorm unveils GaN transistor at PCIM Europe

17 May 2011

GigOptix signs WPG as ASIC product line distributor in the Americas

17 May 2011

Lumileds’ LUXEON A LED moves Into volume production

16 May 2011

GaAsP barrier used to increase VCSEL array power by 13%

16 May 2011

APIC and UAlbany NanoCollege partner on 'green' computer chip technology

16 May 2011

Oxford Instruments wins multiple etch system order from GCS

16 May 2011

M/A-COM Tech to defend GigOptix lawsuit

16 May 2011

Finisar sued over alleged violations of Federal Securities Laws

16 May 2011

IBM’s 8HP SiGe process meets Tektronix 30+GHz oscilloscope design goals

16 May 2011

Seoul Semiconductor announces production dates for DC-driven Acriche

16 May 2011

Thin-film PV firm Stion named top 50 startup at TiEcon

16 May 2011

OPEL proposing new directors

16 May 2011

Sunovia and EPIR settle lawsuit

13 May 2011

VCSEL achieves 92W output record

13 May 2011

Avago expands family of smallest RF amplifiers

12 May 2011

EMEA optical network hardware market to grow 7% in 2011

12 May 2011

Ultratech announces HB-LED Asia Technology Center in Taiwan

12 May 2011

Emcore quarterly revenue falls 2% year-on-year

12 May 2011

Bridgelux launches third-generation LED Array portfolio

12 May 2011

Transphorm orders Aixtron 6-inch GaN-on-Si MOCVD system

11 May 2011

Nitride HEMTs with 245GHz cut-off

11 May 2011

DOE offers $90.6m loan guarantee to Cogentrix

11 May 2011

GT Crystal sues ARC for misappropriation of trade secrets

11 May 2011

GT Solar wins $91m in sapphire furnace orders from Asia

11 May 2011

Osram’s Brilliant-Mix concept combines white & amber LEDs for 110lm/W, 92-CRI warm-white light

11 May 2011

Cree’s 1000lm LMR4 LED module outshines 26W CFLs, 100W incandescents

11 May 2011

Endwave extends multi-function upconverter MMIC range to 24GHz

11 May 2011

Avago launches white HB-LED in durable surface-mount package for streamlined assembly

11 May 2011

Kopin receives CLARUS Award from MDB Capital

10 May 2011

Cree demos record-efficiency 231lm/W white LED

10 May 2011

MOCVD reactor shipments down 18% in Q1 but still up 31% year-on-year

10 May 2011

Veeco opens Shanghai customer support & training center

10 May 2011

JDSU’s March-quarter revenue falls 4.6% to $455.4m

10 May 2011

Optogan appoints international sales director

10 May 2011

Oclaro joins Governing Board of EPIC

10 May 2011

Oxford Instruments adds further plasma etch, deposition & growth seminars

10 May 2011

First Solar & China Power International New Energy reach international cooperation agreement

9 May 2011

Stepping up EBL in laser diode internal quantum efficiency

9 May 2011

LEDs in signage/professional displays rises 17% to $1.52bn in 2010

9 May 2011

Anadigics’ sales fall 28% in Q1 to $43.5m

9 May 2011

Oclaro hit by Chinese telecom inventory correction

9 May 2011

Skyworks’ revenue exceeds guidance, up 37% year-on-year

9 May 2011

OEM Group buys Applied’s manual batch tool businesses

9 May 2011

Finisar completes voluntary cash offer to acquire Ignis shares; to commence mandatory cash offer

9 May 2011

Opto industry heads to higher-data-rate products

9 May 2011

3S announces strategic partnership with Boreal for South America

7 May 2011

Smartphones to rise from 27% to 53% of handset sell-through in 2015

7 May 2011

Compound semi firms diversify as handset market presents price erosion

7 May 2011

Molex and Bridgelux launch 120V AC version of Helieon Sustainable Light Module

6 May 2011

GigOptix receives conditional listing approval from NYSE Amex

6 May 2011

Multi-year supply deal with Space Systems/Loral yields Emcore’s second biggest PV contract

6 May 2011

Samsung and quantum dot firm Evident enter LED patent agreement

6 May 2011

TriQuint’s Buhaly named Oregon’s ‘CFO of the Year’ by Portland Business Journal

6 May 2011

Q-Cells’ chief operation officer resigns from executive board

5 May 2011

UCSB reports N-polar HEMT power density record

5 May 2011

Nanosolar to supply up to 1GW of CIGS PV panels to European installers

5 May 2011

Anadigics launches HELP3DC CDMA/WCDMA/LTE PA series

5 May 2011

Accel-RF launches flexible fixture options for RF measurement

5 May 2011

SoS RFIC supplier Peregrine strikes global distribution agreement with Digi-Key

4 May 2011

AXT’s Q1 revenue falls 8.6% to $24.6m

4 May 2011

Dow Electronic Materials wins Epistar’s first Supplier Award

4 May 2011

Emcore launches 1550nm CATV transmitter platform

4 May 2011

OPEL turnkey CPV installation for waste-water treatment facility

4 May 2011

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology promotes Ayres to role of GM

3 May 2011

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

3 May 2011

First Solar’s sales drop 7% in Q1; 2011 guidance cut

3 May 2011

GT to supply sapphire cores to Taiwanese LED wafer maker Tera Xtal

3 May 2011

Constellation acquires 30MW CdTe solar project from Belectric

3 May 2011

OPEL Solar director Slomka resigns

2 May 2011

ETH solves InP/GaAsSb maximum oscillation bipolar disorder

2 May 2011

TriQuint’s quarterly revenue falls 11% to $224.3m

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APRIL 2011

30 April 2011

Aixtron’s revenue drops 9% in Q1

30 April 2011

Lighting to overtake LCDs TVs in LED demand in 2014

30 April 2011

Apple overtakes ZTE for 4th place in handset shipments in Q1

29 April 2011

Hittite maintains growth in Q1

29 April 2011

Kopin’s Q1 revenue up 37% year-on-year to record $35m

29 April 2011

Infinera’s quarterly revenue falls 20.7%

29 April 2011

Chevron starts operation of 1MW CPV solar field with Soitec systems

29 April 2011

Diamond Materials Tech appoints president & CEO and CTO

28 April 2011

RFMD’s quarterly revenue drops 23% to $213.3m

28 April 2011

Abound Solar partners with Italian system integrators DW Europe and Thesan

28 April 2011

Emcore raises $9.6m in private placement of stock

27 April 2011

GT wins $218.9m sapphire furnace order from Haotian Opto

27 April 2011

Kyma awarded over $400,000 by NC Green Business Fund

27 April 2011

GigOptix sues Optomai, former staff and M/A-COM

27 April 2011

Daylight expands Aries line of high-power, multi-wavelength mid-IR lasers

27 April 2011

Cree launches first water-resistant SMD LEDs in tall package for video screen market

27 April 2011

UIUC’s Coleman receives SPIE Technology Achievement Award

27 April 2011

CISSOID releases THEMIS-ATLAS power driver evaluation kit; chipset for SiC switches selected by FUPET consortium

27 April 2011

Seoul Semiconductor’s Z4 1W LED provides 100lm/W and CRI>85

27 April 2011

ZemosLED launches 80,000 hour LED package

27 April 2011

Cree launches CR Series of LED troffers for commercial lighting

27 April 2011

Sofradir EC launches MCT-based IR imaging engine for SWIR camera

26 April 2011

Veeco’s revenue drops 15% in Q1 due to ‘lumpy’ order patterns

26 April 2011

M/A-COM Tech buys modulator driver and TIA designer Optomai

26 April 2011

Intel to transfer manufacturing expertise to speed MiaSolé's CIGS PV ramp to 150MW

26 April 2011

TowerJazz launches fastest foundry SiGe technology

26 April 2011

Sofradir demos 150K HOT MWIR detector consuming <2W

26 April 2011

Sofradir and Onera unveil IR detector with integrated Fisheye optics

26 April 2011

First Solar certifies SolarMax inverters for its FS 2 and FS 3 CdTe PV modules

26 April 2011

JDSU receives Ciena’s Account Team of the Year award

26 April 2011

G-Way launches GaN-based 0.5–2.5GHz high-power broadband amplifier

25 April 2011

Cree signs SiC materials license agreement with Nippon Steel

25 April 2011

Sapphire patterning boosts green light generation and extraction

23 April 2011

Apple largest handset vendor by revenue in Q1

23 April 2011

Sharp to commercialize first small- and medium-size LCD panels using InGaZnO

23 April 2011

Lumileds adds hot-tested LUXEON A illumination-grade LED with Freedom From Binning

23 April 2011

Endwave launches 67–97GHz sub-harmonically pumped mixer MMIC

23 April 2011

Avago adds four high-linearity LNAs

23 April 2011

Applied Seals North America opens applications and design center

21 April 2011

Apollo-NJIT Solar Energy Research Center files US Patent for Cd vacancy theory

21 April 2011

MEI delivers order for 17 wet processing systems

21 April 2011

Oxford Instruments receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade

21 April 2011

Aixtron CRIUS II qualified in Taiwan with LED maker Chi Mei

20 April 2011

UCSB theory blames indirect Auger recombination for nitride LED droop

20 April 2011

OPEL’s single-axis trackers chosen by Greenlight Power

20 April 2011

OPEL poised for growth after revenue dip in Q4/2010

20 April 2011

ODIS demos laser using POET monolithic optoelectronic fabrication technology

20 April 2011

Handset sales up 20.8% year-on-year to 382.9m in Q1

20 April 2011

Skyworks joins Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition

19 April 2011

Re-grown source–drain III-V MOSFETs demonstrate higher drain current

19 April 2011

Cree’s profit halved as revenue falls 15%

19 April 2011

LED shipments growing 40% to 165bn in 2011

19 April 2011

LED market for NVIS-compatible lighting to grow at 20.4%

19 April 2011

Osram-based LED street lighting pays off for small community

19 April 2011

Taiwan LED maker Epistar receives further Aixtron G5 reactors

19 April 2011

Altatech extends global network with distributor QES Singapore

18 April 2011

H.C. Starck’s CIGS, a-Si and CdTe PV sputter targets on show at SVC TechCon

18 April 2011

Elmet exhibits sputtering materials for CIGS and CdTe at SVC TechCon

18 April 2011

Marktech adds 650nm Point Source LED

18 April 2011

Handset sales to grow to 1.5 billion units in 2011

18 April 2011

US LED lighting market for broadcast, video & motion pictures to grow at 22.7% to 2017

18 April 2011

Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs visits Optogan in St Petersburg

18 April 2011

Interservice Uzunovi to install 1MW Solyndra CIGS PV project in Bulgaria

16 April 2011

Quantum Devices Award goes to Notre Dame’s Alan Seabaugh

16 April 2011

OSA announces winners of awards and medals for 2011

16 April 2011

Infinera appoints VP of sales for Asia Pacific

16 April 2011

Avago’s highly integrated FEM enables WiFi and Bluetooth coexistence

15 April 2011

Te doping opens up tunnel junction for GaInP/GaAs solar cells

15 April 2011

Hyundai-Avancis breaks ground on CIGS PV plant in Korea

15 April 2011

Fairchild buys Sweden’s TranSiC

14 April 2011

Solar Junction hits record 43.5% efficiency for CPV production cell

14 April 2011

QD Laser commercializes stable, single-mode 1064nm DFB laser module

14 April 2011

First Solar announces departure of president of operations Bruce Sohn

14 April 2011

Cree claims brightest, most efficient lighting-class LED array

14 April 2011

Mouser to distribute Luminus’ LEDs globally

13 April 2011

Dynamic improvement for nitride semiconductor power switching

13 April 2011

First Solar launches modules for 10–30kW commercial power systems

13 April 2011

Riber’s Q1 revenue doubles year-on-year

13 April 2011

Power+Energy wins Taiwanese orders for four hydrogen purifiers

13 April 2011

Soitec wins three contracts from SDG&E up to 30MW of solar power

13 April 2011

Skyworks first semiconductor firm to receive Best Quality Award from Samsung

13 April 2011

Osram’s OSTAR Headlamp LED receives PACE Award for Automotive Innovation

13 April 2011

Osram’s LEDs light street lamps in near-desert conditions

13 April 2011

Distributor ProPhotonix adds high-power blue and violet Opnext lasers

12 April 2011

California awards Applied $500,000 to improve LED manufacturing

12 April 2011

5N Plus grows sales 7% year-on-year to a record $20.6m

12 April 2011

LED fab equipment spending triples in 2010, driven by China

12 April 2011

Tera Santa Consortium formed to develop first Terabit OFDM network

12 April 2011

Northrop Grumman GaN-based modules set 180-day standard for sustained high-power operation

12 April 2011

Light measurement firm Pro-Lite takes majority stake in Germany's SphereOptics

12 April 2011

AWR announces China expansion with third direct office in Asia

12 April 2011

Cree launches its first high-lumen LED module for 230V Europe and Asia markets

11 April 2011

DOE awards $57m to CNSE CIGS PV project

11 April 2011

Opnext’s revenue down 1.8% after module assembly stoppage

11 April 2011

5N Plus completes MCP acquisition and $125m public offering

11 April 2011

EV Group wins Frost & Sullivan’s European Nanoimprint Technology Product Innovation Award

11 April 2011

LayTec hosting in-situ seminars at May’s CS Week and July’s ICNS

11 April 2011

Entegris launches 150mm Thick Wafer Shipper for LED manufacturing

11 April 2011

TriQuint finalist for Oregon TechAwards ‘System/Hardware Company of the Year’

11 April 2011

GigOptix settles dispute with stockholder DBSI

8 April 2011

Chinese silicon wafer maker LDK Solar enters sapphire wafer business

8 April 2011

No immediate disruption to GaAs supply chain from Japan quake

8 April 2011

GE reports record 12.8%-efficient thin-film solar panel; plans 400MW US manufacturing plant

7 April 2011

BluGlass and SPTS JV establishing RPCVD research and demonstration site in UK

7 April 2011

Sony Shiroishi laser fab partially resumes operation

7 April 2011

GigOptix wins $750,000 order for 100G DWDM modulator drivers

7 April 2011

CPV system maker Isofoton’s Q1 revenue up 74% year-on-year

7 April 2011

TowerJazz aims to nearly double capacity by buying Micron fab in Japan

7 April 2011

Anadigics’ CEO Rivas and senior VP White resign

7 April 2011

TowerJazz opens China office and appoints Country Manager

6 April 2011

Tantalum-based ohmic contacts for nitride semiconductor transistors

6 April 2011

SemiLEDs revenue drops due to pricing pressure

6 April 2011

Nanosolar reaches printed CIGS efficiencies of 13.9% for cells and 11.6% for panels

6 April 2011

Cree’s XM-L EasyWhite LED lowers cost for 25W replacement lamps

6 April 2011

3S names MD of French subsidiary and creates three new board members

6 April 2011

MAG to provide XsunX’s CIGSolar users with turnkey back-end process equipment and support

6 April 2011

Advanced Photonix promotes CFO to chief operating officer

6 April 2011

Mass spectrometers for thin films, plasma and surface engineering

5 April 2011

Oclaro cuts quarterly revenue guidance by 8%

5 April 2011

OIPT expansion boosts production capacity by 50%

5 April 2011

LED and laser maker Soraa adds Plasma-Therm dep and etch systems

5 April 2011

3S grows revenue 40% in fiscal first-half 2011

5 April 2011

TU Eindhoven to use Aixtron CCS MOCVD reactor for nanowire structures

5 April 2011

IQE CEO Nelson elected as new president of EPIC

5 April 2011

IQE recruits director of global GaN strategy

5 April 2011

Keithley launches high-power semiconductor test instrument

4 April 2011

Cree and Osram sign LED patent cross-license agreement

4 April 2011

Group4 Labs to site manufacturing facility at Ualbany’s CNSE

4 April 2011

NREL and AIST to compare CPV cells from USA, Japan and Germany

4 April 2011

GLOBALFOUNDRIES partners with IMEC

4 April 2011

GaN LED market to grow 38% in 2011

4 April 2011

SolFocus completes CPV plant for California agribusiness

4 April 2011

Fox signs fifth license for its SiC patents

4 April 2011

CISSOID launches high-voltage 225°C SiC power switch with logic-level gate control

4 April 2011

TE launches 2nd-gen 10G QSFP+ active optical cable assemblies

4 April 2011

Mouser expands Osram Opto distribution into Europe

1 April 2011

Towards CMOS-compatible HEMTs

1 April 2011

RFMD and Atmel collaborate on ZigBee solutions for smart-energy applications

1 April 2011

Agilent ships ADS 2011 for RF and microwave design and simulation

1 April 2011

CIS PV firm Odersun co-operates with Lithodecor on solar façades

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MARCH 2011

31 March 2011

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

31 March 2011

Ascent re-focusing from BIPV/BAPV to high-value, emerging markets

31 March 2011

Q-Cells hits record 13.4% efficiency for mass-produced CIGS thin-film PV module

31 March 2011

ROHM launches 600V/20A SiC Schottky barrier diodes

31 March 2011

MV launches vacuum foreline traps for HB-LED and solar cell manufacturing

31 March 2011

PARC orders Aixtron CCS MOCVD system for InGaAlN lasers and LEDs

30 March 2011

Emcore acquires assets of CPV system maker Soliant

30 March 2011

ZTE names TriQuint ‘Best Global Partner’ for 4th year running

29 March 2011

Opto sector growth seen at equipment & material suppliers

29 March 2011

IQE’s final 2010 revenue up 38%, tripling profit

29 March 2011

Simulating way to improved DUV LEDs

28 March 2011

Sumitomo Chemical and Samsung LED to form $72m sapphire substrate JV

28 March 2011

Optical component market grows 35% to $5.6bn in 2010

28 March 2011

First Solar and juwi solar sponsor road cycling team

28 March 2011

Avago debuts fail-safe bypass LNA modules for cellular infrastructure

25 March 2011

Improving PV material quality with patterned sapphire

25 March 2011

M/A-COM Tech appoints VP of operations

24 March 2011

Cree cuts March-quarter revenue forecast by 15%

24 March 2011

Acriche A8 LED launched as single-package 60W replacement bulb

24 March 2011

RFMW to distribute MwT’s RF and microwave products in EMEA

23 March 2011

Back-barrier to InAlN HEMT short-channel effects

23 March 2011

Abound partners with Solarsis for Indian PV market

23 March 2011

Anadigics ships CATV hybrid line amplifiers for Shanghai Qianjin Electronics’ optical receivers

23 March 2011

SemiLEDs launches 135lm I-Do LED chip

23 March 2011

Cree recruits senior VP of sales & business development

22 March 2011

II-VI expanding SiC operations in Mississippi

22 March 2011

CdTe PV firm First Solar breaks ground on Vietnam factory

22 March 2011

Finisar offers to acquire Ignis

22 March 2011

Lumileds launches its first high-voltage LED, using rectified AC

21 March 2011

Polarization junctions increase nitride transistor breakdown voltage

21 March 2011

Slowing growth of microelectronics segment in Q4/2010 ‘not a concern’

21 March 2011

China’s ULED orders Veeco’s MOCVD reactors for LED manufacturing ramp

21 March 2011

OIPT sells systems to European LED maker Optogan

21 March 2011

AWR and CapeSym sign reselling deal for electrical-thermal MMIC co-design

21 March 2011

Sunload Mobile Solutions to distribute Ascent's EIPV modules in Europe

18 March 2011

UV LED market to grow at nearly 30% to over $100m in 2016

18 March 2011

Nokia recovering in US smart-phone market as Samsung growth continues

18 March 2011

Sunovia modifies agreements with co-founders and changes fiscal year date

17 March 2011

Tekcore and Seoul Semiconductor to form sales & distribution JV

17 March 2011

First Solar to build 250MW CdTe PV module factory in Mesa

17 March 2011

Microsemi announces E-mode GaN FETs for rad-hard applications

17 March 2011

Beiji Haotian upgrades power LED epi capacity with Aixtron G4 and G5 systems

17 March 2011

ITRI adopts Synopsys’ simulation software to speed SiC power device development

17 March 2011

U-L-M launches VCSEL and PIN products for 16G Fiber Channel and FDR Infiniband

16 March 2011

Probing vacuum-deposited copper-zinc-tin-chalcogenide kesterite anneal process

16 March 2011

Smartphones and tablets boost Taiwan’s WIN and VPEC 46% year-on-year

16 March 2011

Blind spot detection in 25% of new cars by 2016

16 March 2011

Emcore adds 1MHz to 40GHz fiber-optic transport to Optiva Platform for satcom and microwave links

16 March 2011

First Solar recruits chief financial officer

16 March 2011

Avago announces changes to board

15 March 2011

Osram hits record 142lm/W efficiency for 2755K warm-white LED

15 March 2011

SPTS promotes Single Wafer Division’s MD to COO

15 March 2011

EPC launches lead-free and RoHS-compliant eGaN FETs

15 March 2011

XsunX signs multi-megawatt CIGSolar purchase and license deal with energy firm Globe Future

15 March 2011

Avago names Artimar as South America rep

14 March 2011

Kyma and Sinmat cooperate on crystal fabrication services

14 March 2011

Plasma-Therm acquires majority stake in Advanced Vacuum

14 March 2011

Superabrasives supplier Engis to double size of HQ

14 March 2011

Penetration of LED backlights into LCD TVs to grow from 21% to 53% in 2011

14 March 2011

NeoPhotonics grows for 8th year to record $184.1m revenue

14 March 2011

Lumileds improves SnapLED array for automotive lighting

14 March 2011

Sensors Unlimited launches SWIR line-scan camera for machine vision, sorting & solar inspection

14 March 2011

Bell Labs demos first fully integrated optical OFDM generator based on InP PICs

11 March 2011

DARPA targets transmitters with improved RF amp power supplies

11 March 2011

InGaAs tunnel FET with ON current increased by 61%

11 March 2011

SolFocus expands COO’s role to president as commercial activity ramped

11 March 2011

Accel-RF delivers reliability test systems to Asia

11 March 2011

Wide-bandgap electronics alliance formed in Taiwan

11 March 2011

Agilent launches 2011 version of Goldengate RFIC simulation software

10 March 2011

Chinese indium export policies pushing price over $1000/kg

10 March 2011

Tenaska selects Concentrix for 150MW San Diego CPV project

10 March 2011

Osram Opto’s OSLON SSL LEDs power street lighting for three Beijing districts

10 March 2011

NeoPhotonics launches coherent receiver with integrated polarizing beam splitter

10 March 2011

Analog Devices unveils first 11Gbps and 6Gbps integrated optical receivers

10 March 2011

Emcore demos tunable XFP technology

10 March 2011

Emcore demos Infiniband 56Gb/s FDR, 120Gb/s Ethernet CXP AOCs and 14Gb/s OSAs

10 March 2011

Emcore adds defense expert Tegnelia to board

10 March 2011

Emcore ships over 100,000 active optical cables

10 March 2011

JDSU adds 40/100G modulators and receivers

10 March 2011

JDSU’s 40G DWDM transponder uses Semtech’s MUX/DEMUX chipset

9 March 2011

Liquid phase pushes deep ultraviolet to higher efficiency

9 March 2011

Finisar grows 57.6% year-on-year to record quarterly revenue of $263m

9 March 2011

Alta raises $72m to boost economics of high-efficiency PVs

9 March 2011

CPV installed capacity to grow at CAGR of 174% through 2015

9 March 2011

Avago unveils first 14Gbps per lane transceivers

9 March 2011

Avago unveils fiber-optics for data-center, storage, computing and consumer applications

9 March 2011

Interoperability testing completed between Xilinx Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs and Avago SFP+ and QSFP+ modules

9 March 2011

Bridgelux adds board member as chair of audit committee

9 March 2011

Finisar demos 80km 10G SFP+ transceiver and first 4x25G DFB-based CFP modules; launches industrial-temperature SFP+ transceivers

9 March 2011

Opnext launches next-gen 40G DPSK line-side module

9 March 2011

Opnext demos 40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ transceiver module for 40GbE over 10km single-mode fiber

9 March 2011

Opnext demos tunable TOSA delivering wavelength stability

8 March 2011

Bridgelux claims first commercial-grade performance for Si-based LED

8 March 2011

UCSB spin-off Transphorm unveils first product

8 March 2011

France’s CEA-Leti joins III-V Lab

8 March 2011

RFMD expands portfolio of 5GHz WiFi FEMs for handsets, smart-phones and tablets

8 March 2011

Skyworks ramps production of precision analog ICs supporting enterprise access points, cable set-top boxes and wireless video systems

8 March 2011

IR imaging firm Sofradir appoints VP of technology

8 March 2011

Finisar buys Aixtron MOCVD reactor for next-generation VCSEL production

8 March 2011

Luxtera launches silicon CMOS photonics based optical engine

8 March 2011

NeoPhotonics’ PIC products surpass 3bn operating hours without field failure

8 March 2011

Opnext announces production release of 40GBASE-LR4 CFP transceiver

8 March 2011

Emcore Connects Cables enable fastest supercomputer

8 March 2011

Oclaro launches third-gen 40G PM-QPSK transponder, and samples 40G receiver and modulator for coherent modulation

7 March 2011

LED maker Tekcore installs first of seven Dow VaporStation systems

7 March 2011

GT Solar settles IPO securities litigation for $10.5m

7 March 2011

Lumileds’ LUXEON LEDs first to light ENERGY STAR qualified 60W-equivalent retrofit bulb

7 March 2011

Osram Opto expands LED chip making in Malaysia and Germany to 6” wafers

7 March 2011

Smart-phone demand drives 34% III-V revenue growth for Kopin in 2010

7 March 2011

Self-organized process for light boost

7 March 2011

Russian President visits Optogan’s St Petersburg plant

7 March 2011

GigOptix 40G DPSK modulator passes Telcordia high-temperature operating lifetime testing

7 March 2011

Molex launches QSFP+ AOC assemblies for 40Gb/s over 4km at 0.78W per cable end

5 March 2011

WLAN market reaches nearly $5bn in 2010

5 March 2011

Osram’s LEDs rejuvenate Bangkok’s Siam Discovery Center

5 March 2011

AWR and Rohde & Schwarz to host ‘LNA Design and Characterization’ webinar

4 March 2011

Infinera presents first Terabit photonic integrated circuit

4 March 2011

POF-PLUS to report Gigabit transmission over plastic optical fiber

4 March 2011

Microelectronics segment poised for strong 2011

4 March 2011

Opto segment of compound industry maintains momentum Into 2011

4 March 2011

OPEL’s POET technology receives third-party valuation as it mulls its sale

4 March 2011

Cree and Zumtobel extend strategic agreement for LED downlights

4 March 2011

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

3 March 2011

Oxford Instruments Optoelectronics Laboratory opened at ITRI

3 March 2011

RFMD fabricates dual-junction PV cells

3 March 2011

Lateral conduction, substrate-free deep UV nitride semiconductor LEDs

3 March 2011

Mitsubishi develops first monolithically integrated 43G RZ-DQPSK transmitter

3 March 2011

Cree extends XM-L LED range from cool white, claiming record-efficacy warm- & neutral-white lighting-class LEDs

3 March 2011

Global Solar Energy adds CTO to focus on BIPV

3 March 2011

Solar module maker Telecomps to use XsunX’s CIGSolar cells

3 March 2011

Finisar launches first interoperable EPON stick in SFP package

3 March 2011

Avago mini-SFP+ transceivers boost port density for storage and Ethernet equipment

2 March 2011

Lumileds’ LUXEON LEDs light up Guangzhou TV Tower

2 March 2011

GeneSiC to showcase technology at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

2 March 2011

Kyma CEO named Triangle Top 50 Entrepreneur

2 March 2011

Skyworks supports next-gen smart-phones and tablets from HTC

2 March 2011

Interoute completes first European PIC-based 100G transmission on subsea network

2 March 2011

CyOptics launches compact PM-QPSK receivers for 40 and 100Gbps coherent systems

2 March 2011

Civcom launches first multi-rate tunable optical transceiver for SAN

1 March 2011

Aixtron’s revenue grows more than 2.5-fold in 2010

1 March 2011

Ascent’s 150MW FAB3 project reaches DOE due-diligence review phase

1 March 2011

Solyndra closes $75m credit facility

1 March 2011

Alfalight announces strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel

1 March 2011

RFMD celebrates 20th anniversary

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FEBRUARY 2011

28 February 2011

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

28 February 2011

5N Plus to acquire Belgian specialty metal firm MCP

28 February 2011

Samsung selects Veeco MOCVD system for GaN-on-Si power electronics research

28 February 2011

Johnson Matthey reports rapid growth of hydrogen purifier sales to LED makers in 2010

28 February 2011

GigOptix reports fifth quarter of double-digit revenue growth

28 February 2011

Monolithic InGaAs nanolaser on silicon

28 February 2011

SemiSouth ships first normally-off SiC JFET for up to 50kW

28 February 2011

GT Solar wins $41.6m order for sapphire furnaces from new Asian customer

28 February 2011

Cree launches XLamp ML-B lighting-class LED for distributed illumination

26 February 2011

OPEL Solar designated a member of 2011 TSX Venture 50

26 February 2011

First Solar’s second German factory to start production ahead of schedule in June

26 February 2011

First Solar in Germany recognized by Great Place to Work Institute

25 February 2011

First Solar grows revenue 24% in 2010, despite drop off in Q4

25 February 2011

Cree launches first surface-mount 1200V SiC Schottky

25 February 2011

GigOptix chosen as ‘Best and Brightest’ technology leader by MDB

24 February 2011

Kyma produces record 300mm AlN-on-Si template for GaN

24 February 2011

Transphorm emerges from stealth mode prior to launching GaN power modules

24 February 2011

Seoul Semiconductor earns EPA recognition for conducting LM-80 testing

24 February 2011

Infinera achieves 1Tb/s on integrated photonic chip

24 February 2011

HKUST to use Aixtron CCS reactor for III/Vs-on-silicon research

24 February 2011

USHIO America launches VUV ashing system for nano-imprint lithography equipment

23 February 2011

Sapphire supplier Monocrystal triples revenue in 2010 to $153m

23 February 2011

DOTFIVE presents high-speed SiGe HBTs at ISSCC

23 February 2011

Lumileds introduces ‘Freedom From Binning’

23 February 2011

Taking the a-plane to higher crystal quality

23 February 2011

Lumileds’ new LUXEON S LED delivers 1300 ‘hot’ lumens and ‘Freedom From Binning’

23 February 2011

Osram Opto’s Multi CHIPLEDs used in FormoLight’s displays

23 February 2011

TriQuint to open NASDAQ market to commemorate 25th anniversary’s record earnings in 2010

22 February 2011

EVG adds EVG620HBL mask aligner for HB-LEDs, boosting throughput and yield

22 February 2011

Ge doping used for strain engineering control in GaN-on-Si

22 February 2011

HB-LED market grew 93% in 2010, driven by LCD TV/monitor backlights

22 February 2011

Cree launches XLamp MT-G LED for 35–50W halogen MR16 retrofits

22 February 2011

Taiwan LED chip maker Ubilux boosts capacity with Aixtron CRIUS II systems

22 February 2011

Roled recognizes Future Lighting Solutions as ‘Outstanding Supplier for 2010’

22 February 2011

Cree launches LBR-30 LED lamp targeting tracks and recessed downlight fixtures

22 February 2011

Skyworks names TowerJazz best foundry supplier for third consecutive year

21 February 2011

LED luminaire market to grow from $3.8bn in 2010 to $8.3bn in 2014

21 February 2011

Q-Cells’ CIGS PV modules outperform competitors at Australian desert test site

21 February 2011

SoloPower receives $197m DOE loan guarantee to build CIGS PV module factory

21 February 2011

LayTec GmbH converts into AG

21 February 2011

RFMD launches quad-band and dual-band linear EDGE/GPRS transmit modules

18 February 2011

Anadigics’ sales fall less-than-expected 1.7% in Q4 to $60m

18 February 2011

Avago linear PA enables WiMAX to coexist with other radios in portable devices

18 February 2011

Anadigics’ HELP3E dual-band PAs powering Sierra’s AirPrime MC Series modules

18 February 2011

RFMD FEM featured in smart-phones and tablets with TI WiLink platform

17 February 2011

Monocrystal ships 8” epi-ready sapphire to leading LED maker

17 February 2011

Sulfurcell’s commercial CIGSe PV module confirmed at 12.6% efficiency

17 February 2011

Lumileds launches SignalSure surface-mount LEDs for automotive signaling

17 February 2011

Austin Scientific wins order from HB-LED maker

17 February 2011

OIPT co-hosting seminars with key research institutes & universities worldwide

17 February 2011

Seoul Semiconductor launches Acriche A7 AC LED for lighting applications

17 February 2011

China’s ISCAS to receive Aixtron MOCVD reactors for electronics and red LEDs

16 February 2011

Sapphire maker Rubicon’s revenue grows more-than-expected 44% in Q4

16 February 2011

Solar Junction’s commercial-ready CPV cell hits 41.4% efficiency

16 February 2011

Marglen adopts Solyndra CIGS PV system for plastic bottle recycling plant

16 February 2011

Solyndra CIGS PV system to provide power and teaching tool to Texas school

16 February 2011

CPV firm Cyrium opens Hong Kong Office and appoints general manager/Asia

16 February 2011

Amalfi ships 25 million 2G GSM/GPRS cellular handset TxM ICs in first year

15 February 2011

Nazca completes second Solyndra installation in France

15 February 2011

Skyworks adds GaAs- and SOI-based antenna switch modules for smart-phones, tablets and datacards

15 February 2011

LG selects RFMD’s PowerSmart power platforms and WiFi FEMs for first full 3D smart-phone

15 February 2011

RFMD powers Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone and tablet family

15 February 2011

RFMD expands portfolio of cellular FEMs

14 February 2011

Boston’s Moustakas awarded $1.5m to develop handheld UV laser

14 February 2011

Veeco receives $4.8m DOE grant to speed multi-stage CIGS PV tool development

14 February 2011

Advanced Photonix's December-quarter revenue up 68% year-on-year

14 February 2011

LED lamp consumption for general lighting in US to grow at 27.6% to $1.64bn in 2015

14 February 2011

Anadigics names passive component maker Murata ‘Supplier of the Year’

14 February 2011

Fox Group signs fourth license for its SiC patents

14 February 2011

Russia’s Kazan installs street lighting using Osram’s Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs

14 February 2011

RFMD unveils power platform for entry-level 3G handsets

14 February 2011

RFMD launches 4G HSPA+ power amplifiers with peak efficiency

14 February 2011

Moser Baer to use 25MW of First Solar CdTe PV modules

14 February 2011

Skyworks powering multiple LTE platforms

14 February 2011

TriQuint’s WLAN PAs powering smartphones using TI’s WiLink solutions

11 February 2011

University of California reports on toxic metals in LEDs

11 February 2011

Thermal Technology sells 59 sapphire crystal growers to Taiwan, Korea and China for LED substrates

11 February 2011

Infinera co-founder Welch to receive 2011 John Tyndall Award

11 February 2011

Palomar expands on high-volume HB-LED assembly services

11 February 2011

GigOptix announces 40G & 100G TIA and MZ modulator design wins

10 February 2011

TriQuint grows revenue 7% in Q4, but more-than-seasonal 13% drop expected in Q1

10 February 2011

Nokia, Samsung face low-end cell-phone threat from Indian OEMs

10 February 2011

SPTS buys Tegal’s DRIE assets

10 February 2011

First Solar agrees 250MW PV deal with Southern California Edison

10 February 2011

Normally off nitride transistor with oxide insulated gate

10 February 2011

Epistar JV Epicrystal to speed expansion with five Aixtron UHB GaN LED systems

9 February 2011

LED firm Bridgelux raises a further $21m

9 February 2011

Opto Diode launches high-output red LED

9 February 2011

Lam appoints ex-Dell executive to board

9 February 2011

M/A-COM Tech realigns management structure

9 February 2011

Anadigics launches 2.11–2.17GHz AWB7227 PA for small-cell base-stations

8 February 2011

Veeco reports record quarterly revenue of $300m in Q4

8 February 2011

All American Semiconductor to distribute GeneSiC’s products

8 February 2011

Military and commercial aviation spending boosts markets for pulsed RF power semiconductors

8 February 2011

China’s Epilight chooses Veeco MOCVD systems for new LED fab in Hefei

8 February 2011

China start-up EnRayTek chooses Veeco’s MOCVD systems for LED plant

8 February 2011

Taiwan’s ITRI and Oxford Instruments agree research collaboration

8 February 2011

EPIR and NREL achieve 77.6% fill factor for CdTe single-junction PV cell

8 February 2011

SemiSouth orders largest commercial capacity SiC Planetary Reactor from Aixtron

8 February 2011

Skyworks and Ember partner on next-gen ZigBee system solutions

7 February 2011

Semiconductor Device Engineer - Circadian Solar

7 February 2011

UCSB demonstrates record-frequency normally-off nitride transistor

7 February 2011

Veeco launches MOCVD multi-reactor system for HB-LEDs

7 February 2011

Nokia Siemens joins EC’s GALACTICO 100GbE transponder project

7 February 2011

Emcore’s revenue falls 4% due to ITC parallel-optical module ruling

7 February 2011

High-speed optical IC firm GigOptix to acquire high-frequency RF firm Endwave

7 February 2011

Anadigics expands 4G LTE PA family to support 15 bands worldwide

7 February 2011

INM’s glass-like diffusion barrier layer boosts CIGS PV efficiency by 13%

7 February 2011

DayStar agrees $5m securities purchase with Socius and extinguishes $3.6m in debt

5 February 2011

DOE’s PV Incubator program invests $7m in fourth round of projects

5 February 2011

JDSU reports record revenue and profit margins

4 February 2011

Self-aligned Ni-InGaAs as source–drain for InGaAs MOSFET

4 February 2011

Opnext grows for fourth consecutive quarter to record $97.1m

4 February 2011

GaAs to remain dominant in cellular PAs despite CMOS & LDMOS gaining at low end

4 February 2011

Kopin wins fourth consecutive supplier award from Skyworks

4 February 2011

TriQuint announces EMEA distribution agreement with RFMW

4 February 2011

DOE offers loan guarantee for 290MW First Solar-built Arizona PV project

3 February 2011

Taiwan LED production bounces back to US$5,43bn in 2010

3 February 2011

Avago orders Rudolph's automated inspection system for Singapore opto fab

3 February 2011

Base-station PA transistor market to exceed $1bn in 2014

3 February 2011

SPTS acquires HF vapor oxide etch firm Primaxx

3 February 2011

5N Plus extends long-term CdTe recycling & supply deals with First Solar

3 February 2011

Photonic integrated circuit-based firm NeoPhotonics raises $82.5m in IPO

3 February 2011

SW Solarwatt to market and install Ascent’s CIGS PV modules in Greece and Cyprus

3 February 2011

Anadigics adds PA for 3.5GHz WiMAX in CPE and femtocells

2 February 2011

NC State’s argon buffer boosts GaN device power handling 10-fold

2 February 2011

Superlattice nitride solar cells achieve higher conversion

2 February 2011

First Solar-built Cimarron Solar Facility starts commercial operation

2 February 2011

Lumileds adds SignalSure surface-mount LEDs for automotive signaling

2 February 2011

Nanowire LED firm Glo appoints Philips Lighting veteran as chairman

2 February 2011

Bridgelux extends output, color temp and CRI range of RS LED arrays

2 February 2011

Rudolph expands into LED market with orders for inspection systems and software

1 February 2011

IMEC and Coventor collaborate on SiGe MEMS + IC design and manufacturing

1 February 2011

First Solar acquires 15MW Amherstburg II project from Helios

1 February 2011

Enbridge acquiring 20MW of solar projects from First Solar

1 February 2011

Polymeur Sun to market and install Ascent’s CIGS PV modules in Singapore & Malaysia

1 February 2011

TriQuint launches multi-mode power amplifier module for Qualcomm’s 3G/4G chipset

1 February 2011

SemiLEDs subsidiary Helios Crew launches LED using MEMS silicon packaging

1 February 2011

Russia’s Saturn expands PV production with 15x4" Aixtron system

1 February 2011

Aixtron’s CEO joins SEMI Europe’s Advisory Board

1 February 2011

40–100GE to propel Ethernet switch market to $25bn in 2015

1 February 2011

Finland’s Beneq receives €9m funding

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JANUARY 2011

31 January 2011

Avancis raises monolithic thin-film PV module efficiency record to 15.5%

31 January 2011

TriQuint unveils broadband WCDMA solution for ST-Ericsson platforms

31 January 2011

Advanced Photonix to supply 40G HSOR to China OEM telecom systems provider

31 January 2011

DOE’s $5.15m grant to fund SiC power device development

31 January 2011

Mobile phone market grows 17.9% year-on-year in Q4

31 January 2011

Nextreme launches thermoelectric cooler for high heat fluxes in photonics

31 January 2011

Defense semiconductor market to still grow at 6% through 2015

31 January 2011

Apple, RIM and HTC gain handset market share in 2010

31 January 2011

Istanbul’s Sabanci University orders Vistec e-beam litho system

29 January 2011

Normally-off nitride semiconductor tunnel junction FET with high drive

29 January 2011

Smartphone shipments grow 75% to record 94 million in Q4

28 January 2011

GaAs device market grows 32% from $4.3bn to $4.9bn in 2010

28 January 2011

Handset shipments reach 400 million in Q4/2010

28 January 2011

Oclaro’s profit dips during investment and ramp-up

28 January 2011

Infinera’s revenue dips 10% in Q4, but still up 30% year-on-year

28 January 2011

InnoLas expands to supply laser systems for 300MW of thin-film PV production

28 January 2011

Honda Soltec to boost CIGS PV module efficiency to 13%

28 January 2011

Steed buys Applied Technology Specialists Inc

28 January 2011

Green Earth to distribute Ascent's CIGS PV modules in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany

28 January 2011

CMP chooses TriQuint as GaAs foundry services partner

27 January 2011

Multi-band GaAsN cell yields full-spectrum solar response

27 January 2011

Cree demos 60W-equivalent LED replacement bulb

27 January 2011

Dai Nippon Printing uses Eulitha’s PHABLE technology

27 January 2011

TU Berlin demos 980nm VCSELs on IQE material capable of high performance at elevated temperatures

27 January 2011

Photonic integrated circuit firm CyOptics raises $50m

27 January 2011

Cyrium’s QDEC CPV cells deployed in 200kW plant in China

27 January 2011

Exploring droop and wide-well nitride LEDs

27 January 2011

Voids cut defects 2–3 orders of magnitude in GaN-on-sapphire

27 January 2011

RFMD’s revenue falls 2.4% due to 3G drop at Nokia

27 January 2011

IQE supporting TriQuint in US contract for GaN-based materials

27 January 2011

HelioVolt’s CIGS PV module completes lifetime testing

27 January 2011

CdTe PV maker Abound receives MCS certification and enters UK market

26 January 2011

Soraa demos record 4W blue laser diode

26 January 2011

RFMD receives first production orders for PowerSmart power platforms

26 January 2011

Opnext launches 500mW 404nm violet laser for medical illumination systems

26 January 2011

Opnext launches 60mW 445nm blue laser for embedded device mini projector applications

26 January 2011

Skyworks grows revenue 7% to record $335.1m

26 January 2011

Oclaro expands single-emitter laser diodes to cosmetic skin treatment

26 January 2011

Oclaro ships 100 millionth VCSEL

26 January 2011

Oclaro delivers VCSELs for first miniature atomic clock available in volume

26 January 2011

Epicom launches WCDMA/HSPA PAs for Greater China 3G markets

26 January 2011

Smartphone sales grow 66% in 2010

25 January 2011

Rubicon produces first 12-Inch sapphire wafers for LED manufacturing

25 January 2011

Packaged HB-LED consumption to rise from $10bn to $46bn in 2020

25 January 2011

IMEC launches research program on high-bandwidth optical I/O

25 January 2011

Military spending and GaN adoption driving RF power semiconductor markets

25 January 2011

OIDA announces strategic partnership with OSA

25 January 2011

Sulfurcell gains €18.8m for CIGSe PV module production expansion and launch

25 January 2011

Epistar raising US$280m via bond issue

25 January 2011

Entegris launches thin wafer shipper for LED manufacturing

25 January 2011

Black Sand launches its first 3G CMOS PAs

25 January 2011

Sensors Unlimited launches CE-certified compact, large-format SWIR camera

25 January 2011

Xenics launches Lynx SWIR line camera in US

25 January 2011

Cree adds LMR2 module to speed adoption of LED lighting

24 January 2011

ENI commits SEK1.5m to Obducat’s convertible debenture loan issue

21 January 2011

Large-size LED-backlit LCD panels to reach 67% market share in 2011

21 January 2011

GT Solar wins $33.3m order for sapphire furnaces from South Korea’s OCI

21 January 2011

KLA-Tencor launches KLARITY LED defect analysis system and ICOS WI-2220 LED wafer inspector

21 January 2011

KLA-Tencor launches HB-LED inspection tool for improved substrate and MOCVD process control

21 January 2011

Oclaro to highlight entry into new markets at Photonics West

21 January 2011

Oclaro’s new 808nm lasers demo integration of Tucson wafer fab into Zurich

21 January 2011

Seoul adds HB-LED lamps to speed penetration of solid-state lighting market

20 January 2011

CSTG ships millionth laser from Hamilton fab

20 January 2011

Nitride solar cell achieves peak EQE of 72%

20 January 2011

Dow Corning joins IMEC GaN Affiliation Program

20 January 2011

IQE reports record revenue and higher-than-expected profit for 2010

20 January 2011

Hittite acquires mixed-signal IC firm Arctic

19 January 2011

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

19 January 2011

Deposition and inspection equipment maker Altatech gains ISO 9001 certification

19 January 2011

Cree’s sales falls 4% after standards-induced pause in China LED streetlights

19 January 2011

SEMI and Yole partner on ‘HB-LED Manufacturing Growth & Transition’ webinars

19 January 2011

Luminus’ LEDs power tactical flashlights

18 January 2011

Ge doping alternative for GaN on Si

18 January 2011

SemiLEDs’ revenue almost doubles year-on-year

18 January 2011

Epistar targets $1/500lm in 2012 then $1/1000 lumen in 2015 for LED lighting

18 January 2011

LED lighting market take-off to start in Q3/2011

18 January 2011

LED pricing pressure extending into Q1/2011

18 January 2011

Cree launches first commercial SiC power MOSFET

18 January 2011

US research center orders Aixtron Hot-Wall tube reactor for graphene on SiC

18 January 2011

OIPT supplies plasma systems to Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery

18 January 2011

Environmental permitting final for AV Solar Ranch One

18 January 2011

Concentrix system in Jordan confirms CPV’s readiness for large-scale deployment in hot, arid regions

18 January 2011

centrotherm photovoltaics’ Dirk Stenkamp joins SEMI Europe’s Advisory Board

18 January 2011

Modulight adds features and scales up power of FiberLight lasers

18 January 2011

Germany’s HiTrans project develops 40G VCSEL components, says VI Systems

17 January 2011

OPEL Solar and Ecotech start JV OPEL Solar Asia with 2MW product order

14 January 2011

Riber reports 2010 revenue up 20% to €20.7m

14 January 2011

Opto sector continues growth in late 2010

14 January 2011

LED market grows a record $4bn in 2010, up 67% to $10.2bn

14 January 2011

CIGS PV firm SoloPower to build panel production plant in Oregon

13 January 2011

Good grades for reducing nitride LED efficiency droop

13 January 2011

China’s HC SemiTek receives six more Aixtron CRIUS MOCVD reactors

13 January 2011

Sandia solicits partners for surface patterning of GaN to allow epi lift-off

13 January 2011

TowerJazz adds high-speed and high-power 0.18µm SiGe PDKs for Agilent’s ADS software

12 January 2011

Lumileds wins Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation of the Year

12 January 2011

Microelectronics segment of compound industry ends 2010 strongly

12 January 2011

5N Plus’ sales match company record

12 January 2011

Emcore regains compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule

12 January 2011

Emcore wins $10m solar panel contract from NASA

11 January 2011

Luxtera sells active optical cable business to Molex

11 January 2011

5N Plus converts $3m debenture to Sylarus into majority stake

11 January 2011

Xenics opens US sales & support subsidiary

11 January 2011

Summit Partners takes minority stake in M/A-COM Tech

10 January 2011

Taiwan takes 18% share of global opto output in 2010

10 January 2011

John J. Cerill - CV

10 January 2011

RFMD’s PowerSmart power platforms achieve HSPA+ 4G data upload speeds with 15% less current

10 January 2011

Anadigics joins NASDAQ Global Select Market

10 January 2011

JDSU recruits senior VP business services, and appoints general counsel

10 January 2011

Cree’s LED downlights installed in Denny’s restaurants across US

10 January 2011

EPC’s eGaN FETs named Product of the Year

10 January 2011

IR wins awards for GaN and Si power management devices

8 January 2011

Luminus’ LEDs power Aiptek PocketCinema V50 projector

8 January 2011

DayStar eliminates $5m of debt as strategic partnership talks continue

8 January 2011

Emcore receives NASDAQ notice due to delay in filing annual report

7 January 2011

Free-standing GaN from lateral overgrowth and chemical etch

7 January 2011

CdTe PV maker First Solar buys RayTracker

7 January 2011

Pearl River lit by 700,000 LUXEON Rebel LEDs for Asia Games

7 January 2011

First Solar and China Guangdong Nuclear to co-develop Ordos project

7 January 2011

Plutonic Power partners with GE Energy Financial Services to buy 50MW portfolio from First Solar

7 January 2011

Opnext offers first built-in monitor photo-diode on high-power 637nm laser diode for industrial and military use

7 January 2011

GigOptix appoints corporate controller as acting CFO

7 January 2011

BluGlass outsources processing for InGaN PV cells to Rainbow

6 January 2011

W Solar to move HQ and R&D facilities and site production in Wisconsin

6 January 2011

AQT to site second manufacturing plant in South Carolina

6 January 2011

SSTL wins €10.69m ESA contract; MCT to improve on InGaAs in SWIR detectors

6 January 2011

Advanced Photonix announces $4m share offering

6 January 2011

Cree boosts XLamp MX-6 LEDs; includes ENERGY STAR LM-80 data

6 January 2011

Cree LMR4 lighting modules available exclusively via Newark

5 January 2011

Stion to site 100MW mass-production facility in Mississippi

5 January 2011

Soraa demos green lasers for >20lm pico projectors with minimal speckle

5 January 2011

Invenlux orders JVS’ QC3 HRXRD tool for LED epi production

5 January 2011

Tektronix Component Solutions validated as ‘Ready for IBM Technology’ for SiGe 100 & 200GHz processes

5 January 2011

Amalfi recruits RF Magic co-founder as CEO

4 January 2011

Smartphone demand to buoy Taiwan GaAs foundries in 2011

4 January 2011

M/A-COM Tech launches 250–4000MHz highly linear RF driver amplifier

3 January 2011

CoorsTek acquires Saint-Gobain’s Advanced Ceramics business

3 January 2011

Epistar expects 25–30% growth in 2011; plans $280m bond issue

3 January 2011

SPTS ships APS etch system to Fraunhofer ISIT

3 January 2011

MicroVision and Pioneer to jointly commercialize laser display products

1 January 2011

LED firm Tyntek to add 10–15 MOCVD reactors in Q2–Q3/2011

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