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DECEMBER 2012

31 December 2012

Invest in Photonics conference highlights investment opportunities

28 December 2012

Nanocolumns support monolithic multi-wavelength emission

28 December 2012

Taiwan’s LED manufacturers form LED Lighting Industry Alliance

27 December 2012

BluGlass reports preliminary results on RPCVD-grown p-GaN

26 December 2012

Reducing gallium nitride growth temperature to 500°C

24 December 2012

Riber sells MBE system for II-VI-based IR sensor growth in US

24 December 2012

MIT researchers make smallest working III-V transistors yet

24 December 2012

Coherent 100G to take over core networks

21 December 2012

Ultratech acquires assets of Cambridge Nanotech

21 December 2012

Vienna University of Technology orders two Riber MBE reactors

21 December 2012

Setting up the Christmas tree for 4D electronics

21 December 2012

Future Lighting Solutions inks global distribution agreement with LG Innotek

21 December 2012

GT expect revenue down 10% in Q4/2012, and 23% below guidance for full year

21 December 2012

LTE smartphone shipments to triple to 275 million units in 2013

20 December 2012

EC-funded BRIDLE project aims to boost high-power diode lasers for industrial applications

20 December 2012

Soitec opens $150m San Diego factory to locally produce CPV modules

20 December 2012

Philips Lumileds restructures distribution agreement with Future Electronics

20 December 2012

Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride orders P+E PE9000C hydrogen purifier

19 December 2012

Skyworks’ antenna switch modules support world’s smallest 4G LTE datacards from ZTE

19 December 2012

Cree reaches milestone with introduction of XLamp MK-R LEDs

19 December 2012

Agilent introduces new IC-CAP platform with Angelov-GaN modeling software

19 December 2012

Rubicon awarded patent for ultra-flat, high-throughput wafer lapping

19 December 2012

Mentor Graphics meets future LED auto-lighting needs with enhanced measurement and characterization solutions

19 December 2012

Tackling gate oxide road block to Ge/III-V logic ICs

18 December 2012

Emcore reports revenue of $47.5m, down 9% year-on-year but up 16% quarter-to-quarter

18 December 2012

Skyworks launches HBT drive amplifier in 2mm QFN for cellular infrastructure

18 December 2012

Distributed Bragg reflection in epitaxial nitride layers

18 December 2012

RFaxis introduces CMOS single-chip/single-die 802.11ac RFeIC

18 December 2012

Daylight Solutions awarded patent for QCL-based beam-combining technique

17 December 2012

Toshiba to start selling GaN-on-Si packaged white LEDs

17 December 2012

Plessey's MAGIC HB-LEDs win Elektra Award

17 December 2012

Praxair to increase rates for gases and facility fees

14 December 2012

EU project MIRAGE to develop optical interconnect technology for terabit data links

14 December 2012

LED lighting revenue to peak at $5.8bn in 2015

14 December 2012

GaN on silicon(001) HEMT growth aided by LayTec's EpiCurve TT in-situ growth monitoring

13 December 2012

Solar module production costs to fall as low as $0.48/W in 2017

13 December 2012

HexaTech wins $2.2m ARPA-E contract to develop smart-grid power semiconductor technology

13 December 2012

First PV cells from Solliance’s CIGS facility yield 13.85% efficiency

13 December 2012

First Solar releases more efficient, 92.5W-rated FS Series 3 CdTe PV module

13 December 2012

Record-setting 60nm-gate InGaAs MOSFET

13 December 2012

TriQuint’s filters capture 4G smartphone design wins

13 December 2012

ESnet extends 100GbE capability with Infinera’s DTN Platform

13 December 2012

Pioneer PV Solutions launch operations to provide high-quality, off-the-shelf, compact solar solutions

13 December 2012

M/A-COM introduces new line of small package directional detectors

13 December 2012

Emcore introduces Optiva satcom-band microwave fiber-optic transmitters and receivers

13 December 2012

Hiden introduces MS Spectral Overlap Evaluator ipad app for mass spectrometry

12 December 2012

Global Solar implements cost-cutting to preserve operations while acquisition offers and strategic options are considered

12 December 2012

Finisar’s quarterly revenue grows 5%

12 December 2012

Cree introduces XLamp XM-L2 LED

12 December 2012

Sofradir awarded first contract from Indian space agency

12 December 2012

Microsemi introduces PA for fifth generation Wi-Fi applications

11 December 2012

Anadigics receives Best Comprehensive Performance Award from ZTE

11 December 2012

Skyworks launches high-power 50-100W SPDT PIN diode switches

11 December 2012

PhotonStar LED Group seals IP licencing and design services supply agreement

11 December 2012

Polystyrene nanospheres focus effort on photonic crystal for nitride LED

11 December 2012

Oclaro prices $25m offering at $1.846 per share

11 December 2012

Oclaro seeks to settle Opnext merger litigation

11 December 2012

International Rectifier appoints VP & COO, and creates new role to focus on GaN Technologies

11 December 2012

Plasma-Therm and Stanford host plasma processing workshop

10 December 2012

RF power amplifier sales for wireless infrastructure to top $2.4bn

10 December 2012

Ascent Solar introduces EnerPlex Jumpr, a multi-purpose battery pack

10 December 2012

Oclaro to offer $25m of Exchangeable Senior Secured Second Lien Notes due 2018

10 December 2012

Global Photonic Energy develops potential grid-parity solar cell

10 December 2012

Luminus ships UV Slim LED package production units

10 December 2012

Sharp claims record 37.7% efficiency for non-concentrator solar cell

7 December 2012

Bridgelux launches Vero LED array platform

6 December 2012

OPEL subsidiary ODIS produces integrated laser device using POET monolithic optoelectronic platform

6 December 2012

Siemens to spin off 80.5% of Osram

6 December 2012

President of Lithuania opens Brolis Semiconductors’ MBE and laser diode production facility

6 December 2012

Silicon carbide steps to wider bandgaps in graphene

6 December 2012

IQE completes CPV technology process transfer milestones with Solar Junction

6 December 2012

Osram’s prototype LED chip sets record 72% efficiency for IR illumination

6 December 2012

Aixtron receives order from Dynax Semiconductor for first MOCVD system in China dedicated to GaN electronic device production

6 December 2012

Agilent ships new ADS software

5 December 2012

PIC market to grow at 26% from $150m to $1547.6m by 2022

5 December 2012

Sofradir’s acquires InSb and QWIP & InGaAs IR detector technology from Sagem and Thales

5 December 2012

Ferrotec Temescal’s Auratus process enhancement methodology optimizes electron-beam metalization for compound semiconductors

5 December 2012

CenturyLink deploys Infinera’s DTN-X platform

4 December 2012

Oclaro completes sales of thin-film filter business and interleaver product line

4 December 2012

Deli Optoelectronics opts for Veeco MOCVD systems for new LED manufacturing facility ramp-up

4 December 2012

KLA-Tencor launches ICOS WI-2280 fourth-generation wafer inspector for LED and adjacent markets

4 December 2012

Lumileds’ LUXEON T LED delivers performance and precise beam control for directional & efficacy-driven applications

4 December 2012

IQE secures its first £1m laser epiwafer order for communications technology

4 December 2012

Skyworks adds support for Windows 8 smartphones

4 December 2012

Dow expands availability of POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle to US East Coast

4 December 2012

First Solar appoints Cilliers regional director for sub-Saharan Africa and managing director of new South Africa operating subsidiary

4 December 2012

SemiLEDs’ revenue down 40% on last quarter but up year-on-year

4 December 2012

Soraa sponsors lighting industry's first PlugFest event

4 December 2012

OneChip names VP of Product Development to extend PIC technology into data-center interconnect market

3 December 2012

BluGlass raises nearly $2.5m in institutional investor share placement

3 December 2012

OPEL’s controller adds roles of outgoing treasurer & CFO

3 December 2012

First Solar undertakes first thin-film PV demonstration project in China

3 December 2012

SemiLEDs notifies SEC of late filing of quarterly report

3 December 2012

Infinera and ESnet claim first successful demonstration of SDN OTS

3 December 2012

Veeco receives NASDAQ notice regarding late Q3 filing with SEC

NOVEMBER 2012

30 November 2012

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

30 November 2012

Azur Space reports CPV cell efficiency of 43.3%

30 November 2012

JPL’s chief technologist and Caltech professor Dr. Jonas Zmuidzinas visits Brolis Semiconductors

29 November 2012

Compact, integrated antenna tuners adopted for smartphones

29 November 2012

Monolithic multi-diode integrated devices to increasingly dominate SOA market

29 November 2012

GE Lighting acquiring lighting fixture maker Albeo

29 November 2012

Samsung’s Galaxy Appeal indicates shift from GaAs to CMOS PAs for 3G handsets

29 November 2012

First 268nm DUV LEDs on AlN substrate

28 November 2012

Yamanashi Prefecture’s first private-sector utility-scale solar power plant breaks ground

28 November 2012

Kotura ranked 131st on Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500 list

28 November 2012

Anadigics introduces AWB7129 small-cell PA

28 November 2012

Infinera and Nissho demo first 8Tb/s super-channel transmission over dispersion-shifted fiber

28 November 2012

Rubicon reports positive third-quarter results

28 November 2012

JDSU receives Huawei’s Excellent Core Partner Award

27 November 2012

EVG doubles cleanroom space, and opens R&D labs and customer training center

27 November 2012

SEMI-GAS introduces MegaCyl for bulk gas delivery

27 November 2012

Veeco hosts more than 80 LED manufacturers at MOCVD User Meeting in China

27 November 2012

Oxford Instruments hosts seminar in Bangalore

26 November 2012

TriQuint claims record GaN reliability; MTTF of 10 million hours at 200°C and 1 million hours at 225°C

26 November 2012

Oclaro selling thin-film filter business and interleaver product line to II-VI’s Photop for $27m

26 November 2012

Infinera accounts for 38% of the long-haul 100G ports sold in third-quarter

23 November 2012

Bifunctional quantum cascade laser/detector

22 November 2012

CSTG/Glasgow laser project makes finals of KTP Best Partnership Award

22 November 2012

Oclaro’s quarterly earnings slip further into red

21 November 2012

Colt deploys 100GbE services with Infinera DTN platform

21 November 2012

Monolithic indium arsenide on silicon with high electron mobility

21 November 2012

Stion wins $2m grant from DOE’s Sunshot Initiative

20 November 2012

Skyworks makes leadership changes to drive alignment across product portfolio

20 November 2012

Plasma-Therm and SINANO CAS host plasma processing workshop

20 November 2012

Semprius supplies HCPV solar modules for Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne’s Department of Defense project

20 November 2012

Rubicon Technology ranks on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500

20 November 2012

Lake Shore boosts magnetic field and vacuum performance for CRX-VF cryogenic probe station

20 November 2012

France’s UMI Georgia Tech-CNRS installs Aixtron CCS reactor to grow nitride alloy materials

19 November 2012

Fraunhofer ISE demos GaN transistors switching at 1MHz in 1kW DC/DC converter

19 November 2012

Avago launches family of 10GbE SFP+, 40GbE QSFP+ and 150G CXP AOCs

19 November 2012

5N Plus ranks on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 and Technology Fast 500 lists

19 November 2012

GT streamlines operations, including 25% staff cut

16 November 2012

Agilent ships latest GoldenGate software release for RFIC designers

16 November 2012

Integra launches two GaN-on-SiC HEMTs for S-band radar

16 November 2012

Diffuse reflection through zinc oxide nanorods boosts LED light extraction

16 November 2012

RFaxis launches CMOS 5GHz WLAN RF front-end IC for 802.11a/n/ac standards

16 November 2012

Veeco notifies SEC of late Q3 filing as it reviews timing of revenue recognition for MOCVD systems

16 November 2012

DILAS launches fiber-coupled diode laser system delivering up to 1kW

15 November 2012

Anadigics’ WiFi front-end specified on leading reference designs to start shipping in Q1/2013

15 November 2012

Microsemi launches 1200V SiC Schottkys to boost power conversion efficiency in high-power, high-voltage industrial applications

15 November 2012

XsunX completes assembly of CIGSolar system; prepares customer demos

15 November 2012

Bridgelux ranks on Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500 list

15 November 2012

GigOptix ranks on Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500 list

15 November 2012

Molex showcases high-performance interconnect technology at SC12

15 November 2012

5N Plus opens Malaysian recycling facility; acquires JV’s Shenzhen gallium refining plant

15 November 2012

GT acquires Twin Creeks for $10m

15 November 2012

Skyworks launches high-efficiency front-ends to increase range for water and gas metering

14 November 2012

Texas State chooses EVG501 wafer bonding system for compound semiconductor and silicon-based power device R&D

14 November 2012

JDSU’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders approves proposals

14 November 2012

Ascent Solar appoints VP of sales, marketing & communications

14 November 2012

Soraa’s GaN on GaN LED Vivid and Outdoor lamps selected for IES 2012 product progress report

14 November 2012

Advanced Photonix’s quarterly sales fall 10%

14 November 2012

Fairchild’s launches its first SiC BJTs, offering low power loss at high temperature

14 November 2012

First InGaAs n-MOSFETs on germanium-on-insulator

14 November 2012

RFMD launches highly integrated FEM for smart metering/smart energy and ISM-band applications

14 November 2012

First Solar presents awards for outstanding supplier performance

13 November 2012

JDSU reports quarterly revenue up year-on-year

13 November 2012

UOC plans laser diode production capacity ramp with purchase of AIX 2600G3 planetary reactor

13 November 2012

Anadigics expands hybrid line amplifier module family to 1GHz

13 November 2012

Microsemi launches 500W S-band GaN-on-SiC RF power transistor for air-traffic control radar

13 November 2012

Avago and Vitesse demo CXP reference design for 100G/120G connectivity

13 November 2012

RFMD launches family of linear GaN power transistors

13 November 2012

RFMD launches 125W and 150W GaN HEMT broadband power amplifiers

13 November 2012

RFMD unveils series of 3V LTE linear power amplifier modules

13 November 2012

RFMD debuts 5-1000MHz, push-pull, high-linearity InGaP HBT amplifier

13 November 2012

Ascent Solar introduces EnerPlex Kickr IV solar charger

12 November 2012

Gold-doped graphene for transparent current spreading in UV LEDs

12 November 2012

Cree claims first fully qualified, production-ready all-SiC power module

12 November 2012

IQE named ‘Company of the Year’ at Welsh award ceremony

12 November 2012

Major Japanese manufacturer chooses DCG’s ELITE for inspecting SiC power devices

12 November 2012

Molex QSFP+ active optical cable achieves aggregated data rates up to 56G over 4km

12 November 2012

M/A-COM Technology introduces new 6-Bit Digital Phase Shifter

9 November 2012

Skyworks announces new stock repurchase program

9 November 2012

Brolis receives Veeco MBE system ready for opening of new epitaxial wafer facility

9 November 2012

Advanced Photonix receives $5.9m telecom 100G commitment

9 November 2012

Skyworks fiscal Q4 exceeds forecast, with even better 2013 predicted

8 November 2012

Kopin’s III-Vs revenue falls 13% in Q3

8 November 2012

Skyworks widens lead again in power amplifier market

8 November 2012

Fujitsu’s achieves 2.5kW output from power supply units based on GaN-on-Si devices

7 November 2012

TriQuint’s revenue grows 13% in Q3

7 November 2012

Raytheon successfully tests SiC mixed-signal devices up to 400°C

7 November 2012

In-situ silane treatment enhances light output from nitride LEDs

7 November 2012

Anadigics’ PAs power Samsung Galaxy Note II

6 November 2012

Soitec increases bonded SOS wafer production to meet Peregrine’s demand

6 November 2012

Bulk GaN cost to fall 60% to $730 for 2” substrate by 2020

6 November 2012

MwT introduces two GaAs/AlGaAs pHEMT-based MMIC high-power amplifiers

6 November 2012

Plasma-Therm hosts plasma processing workshop

6 November 2012

Hittite launches cellular transceiver RFICs for wideband infrastructure

6 November 2012

Bridgelux and EBV Elektronik ink distribution agreement

6 November 2012

Soitec signs power purchase agreement for 44MWp CPV plant in South Africa

6 November 2012

Best Buy debuts Insignia light bulb using Cree LEDs

5 November 2012

Quaternary electron emitter injection improves nitride semiconductor LED performance

5 November 2012

OIPT launches upgrades for plasma and ion beam etch and deposition systems

5 November 2012

Ascent Solar wins USAF SBIR award for flexible lightweight PVs operating at higher temperature

5 November 2012

Hyperion enters mass production of large-diameter sapphire using ARC’s CHES furnaces

5 November 2012

ARC claims 75% material utilization for large-diameter sapphire

5 November 2012

RFMD to acquire RF CMOS IC firm Amalfi for $47.5m

5 November 2012

Huawei honours NeoPhotonics with Excellent Supplier award

5 November 2012

Anadigics grows 14% in Q3, driven by wireless and CATV infrastructure

5 November 2012

Aixtron hosts MOCVD short course

5 November 2012

AXT revenue falls 17.5% to $20.8m in Q3

2 November 2012

RFMD’s revenue up 3.5% on last quarter, but 14% down year-on-year

2 November 2012

NeoPhotonics reports Q3 revenue of a record $66.2m, up 54% year-on-year

2 November 2012

AWR introduces Analyst, integrating 3D FEM EM simulation within Microwave Office circuit design software

2 November 2012

Firecomms launches fiber-optic transceivers for industrial automation, transportation, medical, power generation, smart grid and home-networking markets

2 November 2012

First Solar collaborates with Hagerstown Community College on alternative energy technology program

2 November 2012

First Solar reports Q3 sales down 12% to $839m

2 November 2012

Osram launches Displix multi-chip LEDs for high-contrast displays in extreme outdoor conditions

2 November 2012

GigOptix reports quarterly revenue up 5% to record $10.1m

1 November 2012

One-step gallium nitride on sapphire through graphene coating

1 November 2012

Cyprus deploys Infinera DTN-X platform for 100G Mediterranean subsea network

1 November 2012

NGK develops GaN wafers that nearly double green LED efficiency

1 November 2012

Showa Shell adding 2MW power plant to roof of Solar Frontier’s Kunitomi factory

1 November 2012

Northrop Grumman goes commercial with three GaN HEMT MMIC PAs

1 November 2012

Microsemi introduces SiGe-based monolithic RF front-end for Broadcom's 5G WiFi mobile platforms

1 November 2012

IPtronics files claims against Avago

1 November 2012

Everlight LED lighting components complete LM80 testing

1 November 2012

Princeton Optronics launches 15W, 650nm red laser array for medical and illumination applications

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OCTOBER 2012

31 October 2012

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

31 October 2012

Aixtron’s Q3 upturn not enough to avoid heavy 2012 loss

31 October 2012

Amonix raises module efficiency record from 30.3% to 33.5%

31 October 2012

Brolis Semiconductors sets December date to open new MBE and laser diode facility

30 October 2012

Smartphone growth of 45% for Q3 drives mobile market, led by Samsung

30 October 2012

First Solar wins manufacturing category at inaugural Malaysia Greentech Awards

30 October 2012

Low noise and low power consumption with pseudomorphic HEMTs

30 October 2012

NeoPhotonics launches embedded OTDR capability for PON transceivers

30 October 2012

SINANO to develop GaN-based power devices with order for two Aixtron MOCVD systems

30 October 2012

OPEL appoints VP of technology as consultant on POET technology

30 October 2012

Mitsubishi Electric to Launch SiC Module-Equipped CNC Drive Unit

29 October 2012

Wireless infrastructure GaAs device revenue boosted by shrinking cell sizes

29 October 2012

BluGlass' RPCVD grown GaN layers demonstrate reduced levels of key impurities

29 October 2012

Bridgelux ranks on San Francisco Times’ 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies list

29 October 2012

Cree launches new-generation 50V GaN HEMT technology to reduce cellular-network energy needs

29 October 2012

Innovative production equipment key to survival in turbulent solar panel market

29 October 2012

RFMD launches 3-5V 802.11n/ac high-linearity WiFi front-end modules

29 October 2012

RFMD launches 2.8-4.2V, 915MHz ISM-band Tx/Rx module with diversity switch

26 October 2012

Veeco’s Q3 results reflect stubborn market

26 October 2012

First submicron AlGaN/GaN HEMTs on 8-inch silicon

26 October 2012

Osram launches Oslon LX LED for subcompact automotive market

26 October 2012

Samsung captures record 35% share of 162 million smartphone shipments in Q3

26 October 2012

AMCAD launches 1kV/ 30A pulse IV system for testing high-voltage fast-switching transistors

26 October 2012

TriQuint showcasing new products at EuMW

25 October 2012

Hittite reports a third consecutive quarter of growth

25 October 2012

RFMD wins $2.1m DARPA GaN contract to boost thermal efficiency of high-power RF amplifiers

25 October 2012

SDK to transfer GaN LED business to subsidiary TS Opto on 1 December

25 October 2012

Soraa and Ushio establish GaN-on-GaN LED MR16 lamp distribution agreement

25 October 2012

First Solar installs millionth PV module at Topaz Solar Farms project

24 October 2012

Infinera’s revenue grows 20% in Q3

24 October 2012

Aixtron records €51.5m inventory write-down due to slower-than-expected recovery in MOCVD demand

24 October 2012

Improving nitride semiconductor LEDs with ZnO nanorods on rear surface

24 October 2012

SemiSouth to be closed; 90 staff to be laid off

24 October 2012

RFMD appoints chief marketing officer

24 October 2012

Cree introduces new lighting-class LED arrays

23 October 2012

Riber’s Q3 revenue up 33% year-on-year

23 October 2012

Asahi Kasei orders Aixtron’s CCS MOCVD system for next-generation optoelectronic and senor device development

23 October 2012

Brewer Science introduces next-generation debonder for compound semiconductor substrates

23 October 2012

Underwriters Laboratories certify First Solar PV modules for 1000-Volt Systems

22 October 2012

China’s HC SemiTek orders new MHP version of Veeco’s TurboDisc MaxBright GaN MOCVD system

22 October 2012

NRL uses Kyma’s GaN materials to demonstrate mid-IR non-linear optics

22 October 2012

Tuning micro-pillars to increase light extraction from nitride LEDs

22 October 2012

Keithley introduces new parametric curve tracing technology for characterizing high power devices

22 October 2012

Advanced Photonix appoints non-executive chairman

19 October 2012

Cree’s quarterly revenue up 17% year-on-year to record $316m

19 October 2012

Lake Shore firmware and software updates available for download

19 October 2012

Optogan’s high-power X10 LED modules enter mass production

19 October 2012

SPTS’ COO Crofton appointed MIG board chair

19 October 2012

OIPT and MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories announce Nanoscale Plasma Processing 2012 workshop

18 October 2012

Georgia State University selects Meaglow’s hollow cathode plasma source

18 October 2012

Lithium aluminate substrate for low-cost nonpolar gallium nitride

18 October 2012

GaN Systems expands to new US office

18 October 2012

First Solar launches power plant operations center

18 October 2012

Cree's RF GaN transistors and Array Wireless’ linear PAs deliver high-definition Sunday Night Football

18 October 2012

TowerJazz and UCI demo integrated 94GHz imaging transceiver with record performance in silicon

18 October 2012

RFMD introduces new CATV control components

18 October 2012

Osram Opto launches direct-emitting green laser diodes

18 October 2012

Smartphone population tops 1 billion in Q3/2012

17 October 2012

First Solar to construct 13MW solar power plant in Seih Al Dahal

17 October 2012

centrotherm photovoltaics submits reorganization plan to court

17 October 2012

Anadigics launches high-output GaN power doubler line amplifier for 1GHz CATV

17 October 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches broadband CATV amplifier with low distortion, high gain and low noise figure

17 October 2012

ATK awards Emcore $5m solar panel contract for AMOS-6 telecom satellite

17 October 2012

Growing high-mobility transistors directly on silicon

17 October 2012

Saint-Gobain signs MOU to build and operate a CIGS PV module manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia

16 October 2012

Solar Frontier’s production plant receives ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications

16 October 2012

Solar Frontier’s CIS PV modules selected by Iberdrola for utility project in Mexico

16 October 2012

Solar Frontier consolidating production at 60MW MP2 plant into Kunitomi Plant

16 October 2012

First Solar and PJB Services sign MOU to develop 100MW of utility-scale solar power plants in Indonesia

16 October 2012

Chalmers chooses Oxford Instruments’ ALD system for nanotech research

16 October 2012

TriQuint receives employee wellness award

16 October 2012

Ascent Solar launches automotive battery charging products with CTC CarTech

16 October 2012

Hittite promotes Gorkem Guven to vice president

15 October 2012

Solar Junction sets CPV cell efficiency record of 44%

15 October 2012

Plessey shortlisted for Elektra Award in Solid-State Lighting Application category

15 October 2012

ATMI expands Asian customer support with High Productivity Development Center and manufacturing facility

12 October 2012

Q2 results indicate slowing microelectronics revenue growth for 2012

12 October 2012

RFMD announces ITC lawsuit withdrawn by Peregrine

11 October 2012

Soitec completes delivery of 5MW of CPV systems to Italy

11 October 2012

Infinera demonstrating DTN-X 100G platform at SCTE Cable-Tec

10 October 2012

Fairchild focusing on SiC at electronica Europe

10 October 2012

Cree launches color LEDs with double the lumens-per-dollar performance

10 October 2012

Western Australia’s first large-scale solar project officially opened

10 October 2012

Bridgelux LED arrays light retail stores

10 October 2012

HexaTech and Tokuyama report UV-C LEDs emitting 25mW at 265nm with IQE over 70%

10 October 2012

RFMD showcasing wired broadband components at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

10 October 2012

Shenyang Silicon Technology opts for EV Group’s EVG850LT 300-mm SOI production bonding system

9 October 2012

Epistar migrates to GaN-on-Si based on Azzurro’s 150mm technology

9 October 2012

5N Plus subsidiary awarded US Defense Logistics Agency strategic materials contract

9 October 2012

Finisar introduces wavelength-tunable XFP-RF optical transmitter for cable access networks

9 October 2012

Reducing nitride LED droop with AlInN superlattice electron blocking

9 October 2012

EPC upgrades development boards featuring eGaN FETs

9 October 2012

Skyworks begins volume shipments of ZigBee FEMs for home automation, smart energy and security applications

9 October 2012

IQE’s III-V-on-Si laser materials enable next-gen hard disk drive technology

8 October 2012

First Solar partners with Kiran and Mahindra on 50MWDC of projects in Rajasthan

8 October 2012

Oclaro reports preliminary quarterly revenue below guidance

5 October 2012

ON Semiconductor joins imec’s GaN-on-Si research program

5 October 2012

Hittite investing €4m in new R&D and International Operations Centre in Ireland

5 October 2012

IPG appoints Veeco’s CEO to board

4 October 2012

NeoPhotonics appoints former JDSU president to board

4 October 2012

Anadigics PAs power Samsung Galaxy Express

3 October 2012

German Environmental Award for Fraunhofer ISE’s Bett and Soitec’s Lerchenmüller

3 October 2012

OPEL update on divestiture of solar operations

3 October 2012

XsunX to complete CIGSolar deposition system assembly in October

3 October 2012

Thermal droop improved in semi-polar nitride semiconductor LEDs

3 October 2012

Bridgelux makes Global Cleantech 100 list for fourth consecutive year

3 October 2012

Solar Frontier completes 80MWp delivery to Catalina Solar Plant

2 October 2012

IQE’s first-half 2012 profit slashed due to Q1 inventory correction

2 October 2012

CPV installations to produce 1.2GW by 2016

2 October 2012

Osram Opto unveils smallest LED format for automotive lighting, allowing flexible headlight design

2 October 2012

Emcore prices underwritten public offering to raise $8.265m

2 October 2012

Daylight launches modular laser source with 6000nm mid-IR tuning range

2 October 2012

Calyxo launches lightweight system for fast assembly of PV modules without frames on trapezoidal sheet roofs

2 October 2012

Altatech introduces AltaCVD Solarlab for deposition of PV materials

1 October 2012

Osram’s Duris E 5 LEDs chosen for FuturoLighting’s Catherina2 fixtures

1 October 2012

Transphorm raises $35m in Series-E financing led by Japan’s INCJ

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SEPT 2012

28 September 2012

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

28 September 2012

Shuji Nakamura receives Inventor of the Year award from the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association

28 September 2012

First Solar to build four solar power plants for PNM

28 September 2012

First Solar appoints managing director and VP of Business Development, China

27 September 2012

Silicon photonics market expected to triple in next 5 years

27 September 2012

sp3 Diamond awarded patents

27 September 2012

AkzoNobel to extend Texas TMAL unit by Q3/2013 and add TMG plant by August 2014

27 September 2012

GaAs device revenue to grow from record $5.2bn in 2011 to $6.1bn in 2016

27 September 2012

Peregrine adds SPDT PE42422 RF switch to its high-linearity, low insertion loss RF switch family

27 September 2012

RFMD launches 3.0-4.2V ISM-band Tx/Rx module with diversity transfer switch

27 September 2012

Oxford Instruments to hold scientific workshop at IISc Bangalore

26 September 2012

Hart Senate office building reduces annual energy costs 33% with Cree LED lighting

26 September 2012

Orbital awards Emcore solar panel contract for NASA’s ICESat-2 spacecraft

26 September 2012

Ascent Solar closes public offering of shares, raising $10.1m

25 September 2012

Peregrine Semiconductor appoints RFMW as global distributor

25 September 2012

First Solar PV modules to power remote villages of the middle Himalayas

25 September 2012

Cree introduces 10-year LED lighting warranty

25 September 2012

AZUR SPACE adds further Aixtron reactors for CPV solar cell production

24 September 2012

PLANSEE presents upgraded rotary target

24 September 2012

EVG sells first ZoneBOND temporary bonding/debonding system to compound semiconductor device maker

24 September 2012

Cree’s XP-E2 LEDs doubles lumens/$ and boosts lumens/Watt by 20% over XP-E

24 September 2012

Riber’s first-half profit halves year-on-year

24 September 2012

TriQuint Introduces MMPA for next-generation global 3G / 4G smartphones

21 September 2012

DARPA awards TriQuint contract to triple performance of GaN-based RF PAs

21 September 2012

Brolis Semiconductors win Swedish business Awards Young Entrepreneur of the Year category

21 September 2012

First Solar installs 3.2kW PV demo system at Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Center

21 September 2012

GigOptix proceeds lawsuit to trial

20 September 2012

Optogan’s DSF lighting illuminates renovated Luxol sports field

20 September 2012

First nonpolar nitride semiconductor VCSELs

20 September 2012

Ascent Solar announces public offering

20 September 2012

Plessey in the hunt for a British Engineering Excellence Award

19 September 2012

RFaxis starting mass production of seven new CMOS RFeICs

19 September 2012

Osram launches Oslon Black Flat LED for automotive front-lighting systems

19 September 2012

Source Photonics introduces new low power 100GBASE-LR4 CFP transceiver

19 September 2012

Seoul Semiconductor's Acrich2 achieves 100lm/watt efficacy in AC LED module

19 September 2012

Telefonica selects Infinera DTN-X platform for 100G SAm-1 submarine cable upgrade

19 September 2012

Transphorm chosen by World Economic Forum as 2013 Technology Pioneer

19 September 2012

Samsung selects Javelin’s CMOS PAs for Galaxy S Duos smartphone

19 September 2012

ZTE honours Skyworks

19 September 2012

Ascent’s CIGS-based EnerPlex solar assisted battery case now available in North America

18 September 2012

Smit Ovens surpasses 10 installations of in-line production systems for CIGS PV production

18 September 2012

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology marks 400th sale of plasma processing tool for HB-LED production

18 September 2012

Mitsubishi Electric receives Green Designation from Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture

18 September 2012

IQE appoints senior independent director

18 September 2012

TowerJazz wins Raytheon NCS Supplier Excellence Award for second year running

18 September 2012

Avago enhances Versatile Link POF product family, integrating digital driver and receiver logic

18 September 2012

M/A-COM Technology introduces new TIAs for 100G applications

18 September 2012

M/A-COM Technology introduces modulator drivers for 100G applications

17 September 2012

Peregrine expands European operations

17 September 2012

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology introduces iPad App for plasma etch & deposition processing

17 September 2012

Finisar introduces industry's first 2-Slot ROADM linecard

17 September 2012

Padtec’s Civcom and CPqD unveiling 100G multi-rate DP-QPSK coherent tunable transponder

17 September 2012

Finisar and Xyratex demonstrate 12G SAS embedded optical interconnect within data centre subsystem

17 September 2012

Arsenide nanowires on graphite and graphene

17 September 2012

GigOptix demonstrates 100G TFPS MZ modulator co-packaged in TOSA

17 September 2012

SEMI-GAS sampling system automates sampling process

17 September 2012

ClariPhy boosts 40G LightSpeed coherent SoC to 47Gbps to support FEC in Cortina’s OTN processors for metro and regional networks

17 September 2012

Oclaro unveils 2nd-gen CFP cutting power consumption by 30% and 1st-gen CFP2 100G transceiver cutting size by 50%

14 September 2012

Semprius’ new facility to produce 33.9% efficient solar modules

14 September 2012

Sumitomo Electric introduces 4-Channel ROSA with optical demultiplexer for 40 Gb/s QSFP+ LR4

14 September 2012

Aixtron hosts MOCVD seminar for LED production in China

14 September 2012

Finisar launching 100GE CFP2 module at ECOC

14 September 2012

SRC honors UC Berkeley’s del Alamo and MIT’s Neureuther for advancing chip technology

14 September 2012

AZZURRO issues white paper detailing migration to GaN-on-Si LEDs with 150mm templates

14 September 2012

Vertically integrated LED firm Lextar to absorb packager Wellypower

14 September 2012

Nanotronics Imaging to offer multi-functional defect inspection system handling both blank and patterned semiconductor wafers

14 September 2012

Huawei honours TriQuint with supplier award

13 September 2012

China’s Tianyu adds extra P+E hydrogen purifier for SiC epi expansion

13 September 2012

Compound semiconductor component sales to grow at 11.9% from $27bn in 2012 to $47.5bn in 2017

13 September 2012

Voltaix to accelerate capacity expansion with SVIC investment

13 September 2012

InnoLas’ laser scribers installed at Korean CIGS PV fab

13 September 2012

Transphorm introduces JEDEC qualified 600V GaN HEMT

13 September 2012

GigOptix and CPqD partner at ECOC to showcase a full 100G/200G DP-16QAM system

13 September 2012

SemiLEDs’ S35 LED passes LM-80 test via Integrated Service Technology

12 September 2012

Oclaro and 3SPGroup establish MSA enabling smaller and more compact pump laser packaging

12 September 2012

Diamond FET with 50nm gate increases cut-off performance

12 September 2012

Daylight Solutions awarded Phase II SBIR to commercialize QCL-based infrared microscope platform

12 September 2012

GigOptix to showcase 100G DP-16QAM system at ECOC

12 September 2012

Anadigics’ MMPA powers Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G smartphone

12 September 2012

Mitsubishi develops 50W Ku-band GaN HEMT for satellite earth stations

11 September 2012

First Solar and PG&E sign contracts for 72MW of solar projects

11 September 2012

OPEL completes final tranche in $3,000,000 financing

11 September 2012

Oclaro introduces first 8-Port flexible-grid OCM

11 September 2012

Oclaro's 100 Gbps PM-QPSK coherent MSA module to enter volume production

11 September 2012

Agua Caliente achieves 250 megawatts of grid-connected PV power

11 September 2012

LEES project aims to integrate optical and electronic components on a chip, using III-V-on-Si technology

10 September 2012

Philips Lumileds introduces LUXEON Z LEDs

10 September 2012

STMicroelectronics highlights solar applications for silicon carbide devices

10 September 2012

Philips Lumileds introduces LUXEON H50-2 LEDs with typical efficacy of more than 80 lumens per watt

10 September 2012

GigOptix releases PAs for high capacity E-Band radios

10 September 2012

Nantong Tongfang opts for Veeco TurboDisc K465i MOCVD system for GaN-on-Si HB-LED research

10 September 2012

Multi-level signalling and advanced ADC/DAC technology key to Fujitsu’s demonstration of ultra high-speed short-reach data transmission

10 September 2012

Ascent Solar provides CIGS PV power for Silent Falcon UAS drone

10 September 2012

First ammonia MBE nitride semi HEMTs on silicon

10 September 2012

Kotura makes Inc. 5000 list

10 September 2012

5N Plus seeks board members

7 September 2012

BluGlass awaits patent and proposes to buyout JV partner

7 September 2012

Lextar receives LM-79 and LM-80 accreditation

6 September 2012

Manz’s CIGS-based solar panels achieve a record 14.6% efficiency

6 September 2012

First Solar to supply CdTe-based thin-film solar modules for Rajasthan project

6 September 2012

PIPE Networks selects Infinera DTN-X for 100G submarine network

6 September 2012

Layer insertion to avoid nitride LED efficiency droop

6 September 2012

Dual-Band ProEficient PAs from Anadigics

5 September 2012

Kyma enters GaN growth equipment market with launch of HVPE system

5 September 2012

Victor Tu joins GigOptix as vice president of Sales for Asia Pacific region

5 September 2012

RFMD’s MMMB power amplifiers support Samsung’s GALAXY Note II

5 September 2012

DAS develops LARCH system for cleaning waste gases produced in LED manufacturing

5 September 2012

TSMC’s CIGS-based solar modules hit 14.2% efficiency

5 September 2012

Senior management reshuffle at SemiLEDs

5 September 2012

Attendees acclaim success of Plasma-Therm’s technical workshop at Cornell university

5 September 2012

Brewer Science to discuss critical issues in HB LED device manufacturing at SEMICON Taiwan

5 September 2012

GigOptix assigns distributor for Japan

4 September 2012

Cree introduces low basal plane dislocation 4H SiC epitaxial wafers

4 September 2012

Second consecutive year for Bridgelux on Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest growing private firms

4 September 2012

Veeco’s Dr. Jia Lee to present at LED Japan/Strategies in Light Conference & Expo

4 September 2012

IPG Photonics acquires JPSA

4 September 2012

EV Group launches next-generation EVG150 automated resist processing platform for compound semiconductors, MEMS, and advanced packaging

4 September 2012

Wafer-scale transfer of III-Vs to silicon preparing for low-cost manufacturing

4 September 2012

SITP orders Riber Compact 21 MBE system

4 September 2012

Hitachi Cable demo first GaN vertical diode with 3000V breakdown and 1mΩcm2 on-resistance

4 September 2012

Osaka university orders Aixtron BM Pro system

3 September 2012

China’s Tianyu expands SiC epi business globally, targeting power devices

3 September 2012

OPEL to sell solar assets to Northern States Metals

3 September 2012

OPEL extends closing of private placement offering to 7 September

3 September 2012

EPC releases safe operating area data for its eGaN FETs

3 September 2012

Ascent Solar launches EnerPlex CIGS solar assisted battery case in Korea

3 September 2012

CRAIC Technologies introduces Spectral Surface Mapping

3 September 2012

TriQuint launches 1W and 2W 5V high-linearity driver amplifiers

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AUGUST 2012

31 August 2012

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

31 August 2012

HexaTech raises $500,000 in debt financing

31 August 2012

Microsemi launches GaN-on-SiC RF transistor for secondary surveillance radar aviation applications

31 August 2012

Constellation and Maryland Governor dedicate 16.1MW grid-connected solar installation

31 August 2012

HexaTech launches high-transparency single-crystal AlN substrates for UV-C LEDs

30 August 2012

Cree launches 150mm 4HN SiC epiwafers

30 August 2012

Meaglow produces thick InGaN epilayer with strong yellow emission

30 August 2012

Showa Denko adds Aixtron CVD system for migration to 150mm SiC

30 August 2012

Chalmers’ professor Anders Larsson wins HP Labs’ Innovation Research Award

30 August 2012

Ushio to sell Soraa’s Superline LED series of GaN-on-GaN halogen replacement lamps

29 August 2012

Osram achieves cyan nitride semiconductor superluminescent LED

29 August 2012

RFMD launches 2.7-4.4V, 915MHz transmit/receive module for AMR solutions

29 August 2012

RFMD launches 6-bit serial-controlled digital step attenuators

29 August 2012

GigOptix to demonstrate 40G chipset in AOC for QSFP+ applications

29 August 2012

Cree introduces The Edge High Output LED Series

29 August 2012

Tiger Optics named to Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing US companies

28 August 2012

MATHESON acquires majority stake in RASIRC

28 August 2012

TU Darmstadt develops 1.5µm VCSEL with record 100nm bandwidth, plus first tunable 2µm laser

28 August 2012

IPG expands GaAs laser production with Veeco GEN2000 MBE system

28 August 2012

University of Stuttgart orders Aixtron CCS system for III-V-on-Si lasers

27 August 2012

Graphene applied to vertical InGaN LEDs to boost output power

27 August 2012

Rohm develops first SiC power MOSFET with internal Schottky barrier diode

24 August 2012

IBM sets efficiency record for thin-film PV using earth-abundant materials

24 August 2012

Innolume launches next generation of quantum-dot diode lasers

23 August 2012

OPEL’s AGM confirms strategy to focus on POET technology and divest solar division

22 August 2012

GaN-on-Si large-signal performance beyond 40GHz

22 August 2012

GaAs bulk substrates return to normal demand growth and price declines in 2012

22 August 2012

5N Plus makes changes to management team

22 August 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches MMIC doubler with integrated gain, self-biased doubler and driver stages

22 August 2012

JPSA launches metal dicing system for high-power LED die singulation

21 August 2012

Skyworks’ LED camera flash drivers support rapidly expanding Smartphone sales

21 August 2012

FBH orders Oxford Instruments’ ion beam deposition tool for laser bar facet coating

21 August 2012

Ascent Solar regains Nasdaq compliance

21 August 2012

Comtech wins $3.1m US military contract for high-power solid-state RF switches

20 August 2012

Triangular quantum well injection boosts nitride LED efficiency by 80%

20 August 2012

Rudolph appoints head of Inspection business unit

20 August 2012

Peregrine unveils SPDT RF switch in SC-70 package for battery-powered and automotive-telematics applications

17 August 2012

Osram and Samsung settle all LED lawsuits, including license agreements for patent portfolios

16 August 2012

Hamamatsu reports record-power-density VCSEL

16 August 2012

JDSU’s quarterly revenue rises 7.4%, driven by growth in North America

16 August 2012

Jilin University orders Aixtron reactor for GaN UV and white LED research

16 August 2012

DOE announces fiscal 2013 SBIR/STTR funding opportunity

15 August 2012

Banner’s representation of Johnson Matthey expanded to California, Oregon and Washington

15 August 2012

Digi-Key signs global distribution agreement with Hittite

14 August 2012

Enhancing compound nanowire transistors on silicon

14 August 2012

First Solar establishes Thai operating subsidiary; opens Bangkok office

14 August 2012

Emcore reports higher-than-expected quarterly growth of 9%, as Fiber Optics revenue rises a further 18%

14 August 2012

Cree’s quarterly revenue grows 8%

14 August 2012

Kopin’s Q2 revenue growth suppressed awaiting launch of next-gen iPhone

14 August 2012

Advanced Photonix reports quarterly revenue down 23% year-on-year

14 August 2012

Taiwan’s National Central University orders Aixtron reactor to develop GaN-on-Si power devices

14 August 2012

Peregrine closes IPO as underwriters exercise option

13 August 2012

ONR awards SETi $1.6m to develop portable UV LED water purification systems

13 August 2012

Osram breaks ground on China LED back-end assembly plant

13 August 2012

Logwin providing logistics services to LED maker Optogan

13 August 2012

South African CIGS spin-off PTIP orders €7m of equipment from partner Singulus

13 August 2012

EPC launches WiTricity demo system featuring high-frequency eGaN FETs

13 August 2012

RFMD starts shipping power amplifiers for LTE version of Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone

13 August 2012

Ascent launches EnerPlex solar-powered charger for Samsung Galaxy S III

13 August 2012

Cree illuminates seven public schools in Virginia with LED exterior luminaires

10 August 2012

RIT and Raytheon collaborate on MBE-grown HgCdTe-on-Si IR detectors

10 August 2012

5N Plus’ revenue falls 14% in Q2

10 August 2012

Emcore completes business and management realignment to boost efficiency and profitability

10 August 2012

All American extends distribution agreement with GeneSiC

10 August 2012

Emcore consolidates terrestrial CPV business into US subsidiary of Suncore JV

9 August 2012

Reducing noise at high frequency in nitride-on-silicon transistors

9 August 2012

Rubicon’s revenue rebounds in Q2, driven by 6” sapphire sales

9 August 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches 8W 2.5–3.5GHz power amplifier for S-band radar

9 August 2012

TriQuint adds ex-AT&T 3G network developer as independent director

9 August 2012

Focus of LED lighting market shifting to Asia during European debt crisis

9 August 2012

Packaged LED market to grow from $11.4bn in 2012 to $17.1bn in 2018

8 August 2012

Peregrine raises $77m in IPO

8 August 2012

Kotura launches SFP-VOA integrating optical power monitor function

8 August 2012

MiaSolé reorganizes manufacturing and operations to reduce costs

8 August 2012

Soraa to lead ARPA-E project on bulk GaN substrates

8 August 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches 40W 2.7-3.5GHz GaN HEMT pulsed power transistor

8 August 2012

Soitec’s CPV technology selected in French call for tenders for ‘large solar power plant’ projects

8 August 2012

Solar Junction selects Tensoft FSM ERP and supply chain solution

8 August 2012

Backlight LED prices fall 2-3% in Q3

7 August 2012

Albemarle expanding Korea facility to electronic-grade metal organics

7 August 2012

UTC Aerospace launches snapshot-mode high-res InGaAs SWIR digital video camera

7 August 2012

GigOptix launches power detector for high-capacity E-band transmitters

7 August 2012

Ascent selected to provide BIPV modules for pilot installation at new Foxconn plant

6 August 2012

Anadigics’ revenue falls 12% in Q2 to $25.1m

6 August 2012

Oclaro’s revenue almost back to pre-flood levels

6 August 2012

Sapphire substrate maker Rubicon orders Zeta optical profilers

3 August 2012

Veeco’s MOCVD revenue falls 8% in Q2

3 August 2012

NeoPhotonics reports higher-than-expected record revenue in Q2

3 August 2012

GT’s revenue falls 53% in Q2 due to solar and LED ‘headwinds’

3 August 2012

RFMW design and sales support for TriQuint’s TQP7M9106 2W high-linearity amplifier

2 August 2012

Boosting transparent conduction in graphene with gold nanoparticles

2 August 2012

GaAs growth of 22% drives AXT’s revenue up 7% in Q2 despite drops in InP, Ge and raw materials

2 August 2012

GigOptix’s revenue grows 5% in Q2 to record $9.6m

2 August 2012

First Solar sales almost double to $957m in Q2 as projects reach revenue recognition

2 August 2012

Xenics appoints US sales manager

2 August 2012

Hittite launches double-balanced mixer for 2-18GHz downconverter applications

2 August 2012

Hittite launches wideband LNA & PAs for high-linearity microwave radio, EW/ECM, radar and test instrumentation

2 August 2012

First Solar to develop 139MW Campo Verde Solar Project

1 August 2012

Northrop Grumman demos record 850GHz integrated receiver

1 August 2012

IQE expects revenue growth in second-half 2012 following Q2 recovery

1 August 2012

Rubicon patent allowed for in-situ crystal orientation

1 August 2012

Digi-Key to distribute Luminus’ LEDs globally

1 August 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches push-pull CATV amplifier with low distortion and differential inputs and outputs

1 August 2012

First Solar appoints CEO James Hughes to board

1 August 2012

Infinera showcases DTN-X platform with 500Gb/s super-channels at CableLabs Summer Conference

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JULY 2012

31 July 2012

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

31 July 2012

Finisar orders another Aixtron G4 MOCVD system for InP lasers and detectors

31 July 2012

Cree unveils 170lm/W prototype LED bulb

31 July 2012

Agua Caliente CdTe PV project reaches 200MW milestone

30 July 2012

Silicon nitride protection for graphene electrodes in UV-LEDs

30 July 2012

Plessey takes delivery of Aixtron reactor for new GaN-on-Si HB-LED production line

30 July 2012

TowerJazz announces reverse share split ratio

27 July 2012

Deep UV LEDs with record external quantum efficiency

27 July 2012

Smallest semiconductor laser emits CW green light below 3D diffraction limit

27 July 2012

Emcore replaces legacy systems in fab and backend with Camstar semiconductor suite

26 July 2012

Power semi market to grow $9bn to $26.2bn in 2016

26 July 2012

Aixtron’s revenue rebounds by 10%; non-LED activities gaining traction

26 July 2012

TriQuint enters loss in Q2 as Mobile Devices demand falls 24%

26 July 2012

University of Magdeburg opts for Oxford Instruments’ etch tool for HBLED and power semiconductor research

26 July 2012

Hittite’s revenue and profit continue recovery in Q2

26 July 2012

Luminus opens office in Taiwan

25 July 2012

RFMD’s quarterly revenue and margins grow, driven by diversified markets

25 July 2012

Toshiba to start mass production of GaN-on-Si white LEDs in October

25 July 2012

AZZURRO chooses Veeco K465i MOCVD system for GaN-on-Si epi production

25 July 2012

RFMD launches 0.25W, 50-2700MHz InGaP HBT power amplifier

25 July 2012

Accel-RF changes name

24 July 2012

Aixtron launches AIX G5+ 5x200mm GaN-on-Si package for G5

24 July 2012

AZZURRO receives €2.6m grant for 200mm GaN-on-Si development

24 July 2012

Infinera reports Q2 revenue down 10.7% on last quarter

24 July 2012

Oclaro and Opnext complete merger

24 July 2012

GaN Systems and Converter Technology partner on application support for power control and conversion applications

24 July 2012

Anadigics PAs support Samsung Galaxy S III

24 July 2012

Cree expands CR Series LED downlights

24 July 2012

Ocean Thin Films qualifies Veeco’s SPECTOR-HT IBD system for high-volume optical filter production

23 July 2012

Graphene-SiC transistor shows way to new integrated circuits

23 July 2012

UCSB develops first violet nonpolar vertical-cavity laser

23 July 2012

Military communications, electronic warfare and radar applications continuing to drive GaN development

20 July 2012

Taiwanese LED maker Genesis investing $35m this year in its China plant construction

20 July 2012

Power electronics device market to reach $20bn this year

20 July 2012

Tiger Optics launches compact trace gas analyzer for 200ppt contaminant detection in UHP gas

20 July 2012

Ocean Optics’ latest near-infrared spectrometer extends wavelength range to 1100-1900nm

20 July 2012

Lake Shore launches cryogen-free probe station for new material research and electronic device development

19 July 2012

Global Solar expands its CIGS BIPV module into Japan rooftop market

19 July 2012

Skyworks’ revenue and profit rebound more than expected from last quarter

19 July 2012

Emcore reaches pre-flood capacity on key telecom production

19 July 2012

Veeco hosts Taiwanese LED makers at MOCVD User Meeting

19 July 2012

Osram offers uniform solder pad design based on Oslon LEDs to enable second sourcing

19 July 2012

Hittite launches high-linearity 700-3500MHz downconverter RFIC for multi-standard diversity receivers

18 July 2012

Riber’s first-half revenue falls 28% year-on-year as Q2 falls 16% on Q1

18 July 2012

Opnext stockholders approve merger; Oclaro stockholders approve one of two merger-related proposals

18 July 2012

Price of LED bulbs to halve to $11 in 2020

18 July 2012

AWR Design Forum expands to China

18 July 2012

Hittite launches 4.5mm² MMIC LNA covering 0.3-3GHz

18 July 2012

Hittite launches high-gain, high-linearity 2W 9-14GHz PAs with on-chip power detectors for X-band applications

17 July 2012

Ballistic deflection with improved transconductance using aluminium oxide

17 July 2012

Of 46 Chinese LED chip projects planned in 2009-2010, just 20 put into production

17 July 2012

Plasma-Therm providing plasma processing workshop at Cornell University

17 July 2012

Australia’s Griffith University gains AUS$1m grant to develop SiC-onSi chip production processes

17 July 2012

EpiGaN starts 8-inch GaN-on-Si development on Aixtron reactors

17 July 2012

Emcore adds 1550nm transmitter and next-gen software services for Japan CATV/SAT-IF transport over 100km

16 July 2012

InfiniLED announces access agreement with Ireland’s Tyndall National Institute

16 July 2012

II-VI promotes Marlow’s general manager to lead Advanced Products Group, including Wide Band Gap Inc

16 July 2012

Skyworks launches analog solutions for automotive toll tag systems

13 July 2012

Teflon and III-V double heterostructure transistors

13 July 2012

LED lighting market to grow at 9.9% from $19.5bn in 2012 to $31.4bn in 2017

13 July 2012

Taiwan LED makers’ revenues stayed flat in June

13 July 2012

Number of SiC wafer & epi patents show lack of correlation with $80m total revenues

13 July 2012

Luminus’ LEDs displace lasers in Smart Vision Lights’ machine vision illumination source

12 July 2012

centrotherm photovoltaics files for insolvency proceedings under its own administration

12 July 2012

PAM-XIAMEN expands free-standing SI GaN substrate range to 2” square; 3” & 4” round substrates in development

12 July 2012

Emcore sees 100th satellite deployed with its solar cells/panels

12 July 2012

Eurofiber using Infinera’s DTN platform for 100GbE services across Netherlands and Belgium

11 July 2012

GaN power semi market to grow at 64% to $1.75bn by 2022

11 July 2012

LED forward lighting market to almost double by 2020

11 July 2012

SemiLEDs reports revenue up 16.5% quarter-to-quarter

11 July 2012

LayTec enlarges sales team; training center opened at Taiwan’s Challentech

11 July 2012

Oxford Instruments launches latest PlasmaPro 100 system for both production and R&D users

11 July 2012

Plasma-Therm workshop supports Scandinavia semiconductor and material science technology sectors

11 July 2012

Eyelit’s integrated MES software chosen by GCS to replace legacy system

11 July 2012

Amalfi ships 100 millionth CMOS power amplifier; opens Asia office in Shanghai

10 July 2012

Intermolecular collaborating with Saudi Arabia’s KAUST

10 July 2012

Veeco presenting on reactant injector temperature effect on III-nitride deposition

10 July 2012

Osram’s low-profile Mini Midled 850nm infrared LED claims highest radiant intensity of its size class

10 July 2012

Cree’s launches XLamp XP-G2 LEDs, boosting efficiency by 20% in XP footprint

10 July 2012

SemiLEDs launches C35 Enhanced Vertical LED featuring Color-Precision technology

10 July 2012

SoloPower’s second-generation flexible modules certified to UL and IEC standards

10 July 2012

TRUMPF selects Aixtron AIX 2800G4-TM system for As/P-based high-power laser production

10 July 2012

Mitsubishi Electric to sample SiC power modules for more compact, efficient electronic equipment

10 July 2012

NeoPhotonics’ preliminary Q2 revenue estimate exceeding projections, rising 20% year-on-year

9 July 2012

Record current and transconductance for normally-off nitride transistors on silicon

9 July 2012

Soitec and Silian enter joint development agreement on GaN template wafers

9 July 2012

Imec demos nanophotonics components on 300mm silicon photonics wafers using optical lithography

9 July 2012

Opnext demos record 3300km transmission distance using 100G coherent PM-QPSK subsystem on SURFnet DWDM infrastructure

6 July 2012

IQE receives first major orders for CPV wafers, worth nearly $2m

5 July 2012

Boron nitride release transfer of nitride LEDs from sapphire to adhesive tape

5 July 2012

Advanced Photonix reports quarterly revenue down 17% year-on-year

5 July 2012

Edwards sells 10,000th abatement systems

5 July 2012

Riber sells Compact 21 MBE system to German research institute

5 July 2012

SoloPower names Paolo Pietrogrande to board and Bart Van Ouytsel as head of sales in EMEA

5 July 2012

Consumption of packaged LEDs in general lighting to approach 4.6bn units in 2012

5 July 2012

Praxair Asia raises prices for electronic process gases

4 July 2012

mLED secures £378,000 in equity funding

4 July 2012

LED front‐end equipment market to see turbulent investment cycles

4 July 2012

XsunX expands technology development and marketing into new facility

4 July 2012

LED lamps to provide savings of $100bn over 5 years

4 July 2012

CdTe PV module maker Abound Solar suspending operations

4 July 2012

UCSB receives $500,000 for SSLEC as James Speck named Seoul Optodevice chair in solid-state lighting

4 July 2012

Seoul Semiconductor launches nPola LED technology to boost brightness 5-10 times

3 July 2012

Finisar to acquire RED-C Optical Networks

3 July 2012

Brooks launches MFC and capacitance manometer technology

3 July 2012

Aixtron ships next-gen QXP-8300 ALD systems to Korean customer

3 July 2012

RFMD launches 4.9-5.85GHz front-end module for 802.11a/n WiFi

2 July 2012

Power semi market grows 9% to $18bn in 2011 despite challenges

2 July 2012

Korean etch and CVD system maker Femto Science selects UVOTECH Systems as US rep

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JUNE 2012

29 June 2012

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

29 June 2012

Hybrid ohmic-Schottky drain for higher breakdown in nitride HEMTs on silicon

29 June 2012

First Solar appoints chief operating officer

28 June 2012

First Solar to supply PV modules to enXco’s Catalina Solar Project

28 June 2012

First of 3.8 million First Solar CdTe PV panels installed at Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One in Los Angeles County

28 June 2012

OPEL completes second, $692,310 tranche of its $3m financing

28 June 2012

OPEL completes staff reduction as it refocuses from solar division to its POET process

27 June 2012

Osram Opto’s Oslon Signal blue LED boosts visibility for emergency vehicle lighting

27 June 2012

SemiLEDs launches Enhanced Vertical LEDs for higher thermal endurance

27 June 2012

China’s largest municipal street lighting project shines with 1.9m Cree LEDs

27 June 2012

HCPV installed capacity to reach 697MW in 2017

27 June 2012

Avago launches 120Gbps parallel-optic modules for cloud computing and data centers

27 June 2012

Javelin’s monolithic CMOS PA shipping in Samsung’s Galaxy Appeal smartphone

26 June 2012

Gaas Labs acquires GaN-on-Si RF power transistor maker Nitronex

26 June 2012

SemiLEDs and Cree end patent litigation against each other

26 June 2012

Skyworks launches front-end incorporating all popular 2G, 3G and 4G bands plus switches and filters

26 June 2012

GigOptix licenses SiGe millimeterwave technology from IBM

26 June 2012

Global Solar Energy’s German subsidiary applies for insolvency

26 June 2012

Edwards introduces iXH645H dry pump optimized for LED and compound semiconductor manufacturing

26 June 2012

SemiSouth installs P+E hydrogen purifier for SiC epi expansion

26 June 2012

Taiwan’s National Chung Hsing University to use Aixtron CCS MOCVD system for GaN-on-Si research

25 June 2012

Indium Corp showcasing enhanced copper-indium-gallium and copper-gallium rotary sputtering targets

25 June 2012

Cree releases Verilog-A RF device models to speed GaN adoption in 4G/LTE telecom infrastructure

25 June 2012

First Solar installs 10 millionth power plant PV module

25 June 2012

GigOptix appoints Fabrinet chairman & CEO to its board

22 June 2012

Sumitomo and Sony claim first 100mW true-green 530nm laser diode

22 June 2012

Fujitsu develops first high-output, single-chip 10GHz transceiver using GaN HEMT

22 June 2012

Sandia’s InGaN nanowire template permits flexible solar energy absorption

22 June 2012

New Focus launches first tunable, direct-diode blue laser operating at 461nm

22 June 2012

LA County approves First Solar to start module installation at AV Solar Ranch One

22 June 2012

Agilent’s ADS selected by Sivers for front-to-back silicon RFIC implementation

22 June 2012

Peregrine adds new 8GHz SP4T RF switch to portfolio

22 June 2012

Peregrine announces low-insertion-loss SP3T RF switch

22 June 2012

Peregrine introduces its highest-linearity switches for 4G LTE

21 June 2012

Stion sets aperture efficiency record of 14.8% for monolithic CIGS PV module in production

21 June 2012

SemiSouth doubles current rating of 1200V SiC diodes to 10A

21 June 2012

Sumitomo launches next-gen GaN HEMT for L and S-band satellite applications

21 June 2012

TriQuint samples 400-2700MHz LNAs with highly linear noise performance while cutting design complexity and cost

21 June 2012

Sapphire substrate maker Rubicon ranked 13th on Crain’s 2012 ‘Fast 50 List’

21 June 2012

Infinera 100Gb/s InP PIC named ‘Best Component Product’ at Next Generation Optical Networking 2012

20 June 2012

First 40GHz 2.5W/mm output performance of GaN/Si HEMTs

20 June 2012

Cubic silicon carbide grown with quality similar to hexagonal SiC

20 June 2012

NXP highlights GaN portfolio at IMS, targeting ‘mainstream GaN’

20 June 2012

Toshiba launches Ka-band high-power GaN MMIC for satcoms

20 June 2012

Toshiba adds gain- and efficiency-optimized C-band GaAs FET PAs for microwave radio and BUCs

20 June 2012

Toshiba launches high-gain, high-power X-band GaN hybrid IC supporting AESA & PESA radar

20 June 2012

Mitsubishi develops 170W, 70%-efficiency GaN-on-Si PA for base-station transmitters

20 June 2012

Aixtron China appoints general manager

20 June 2012

Avago launches wireless products for3G/4G small-cell base stations and portable GPS systems

20 June 2012

RFMD highly integrated quarter-watt analog-controlled 400-2700MHz VGA

20 June 2012

Ascent Solar accepts order for EnerPlex charger for Apple’s iPhone

20 June 2012

NXP’s 0.65mm x 0.44mm x 0.2mm SiGe:C GPS LNAs offer 0.60dB noise figure

20 June 2012

Infineon launches 8th-generation low-noise SiGe:C RF transistors for 5-6GHz consumer wireless

20 June 2012

Skyworks launches 50W and 100W SPDT switch control devices for diverse markets

19 June 2012

GaN Systems closes Series B funding after development milestones achieved ahead of schedule

19 June 2012

TriQuint launches GaAs power amplifiers for PtP radio and VSAT

19 June 2012

Skyworks adds low-power LNAs with sub 1.0dB noise figure for cellular infrastructure and ISM-band applications

19 June 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches 42GHz transmit & receive chipset for point-to-point radio

19 June 2012

RFMD adds power amplifiers for high-frequency point-to-point radio

19 June 2012

Infinera ships DTN-X with first 500Gb/s super-channels

19 June 2012

Freescale launches GaAs MMIC to boost performance of small-cell to macro-cell base stations

18 June 2012

Record 370GHz cut-off for InAlN barrier on GaN HEMT

18 June 2012

Finisar’s datacom growth negated by telecom price cuts

18 June 2012

Singulus targets commissioning of first CIS/CIGS Clustertool system this summer

18 June 2012

Soitec awarded $25m for North American CPV module-making facility

18 June 2012

PLANSEE exhibits ultra-smooth tungsten crucibles that extend service life and reduce cost for sapphire growth

18 June 2012

Luminus’ new LED packaging technology cuts thermal resistance by 30%, allowing 20% greater brightness

18 June 2012

Anadigics launches ProEficient WCDMA/LTE PAs for 4G devices

18 June 2012

TriQuint launches GaN devices for defense & commercial RF applications at IMS 2012

18 June 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches Edge QAM VGA exceeding DOCSIS 3.0 DRFI specs

18 June 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches 1.2–1.4GHz 6-bit digital phase shifter for L-band radar and communications

18 June 2012

RFMD launches WiFi front-end modules covering multiple WiFi standards and frequency bands

18 June 2012

RFMD adds 280W GaN matched power transistor family, targeting pulsed-radar

15 June 2012

Metrology firm MicroSens acquires SigmaTech

15 June 2012

PVcomB starts production of 30cm x 30cm thin-film PV modules

15 June 2012

RFMD showcasing RF components at IMS 2012

15 June 2012

TriQuint launches first 802.11ac-ready Wi-Fi module for mobile devices

15 June 2012

M/A-COM Tech showcasing new products at IMS 2012

14 June 2012

Cree unveils 0.25µm, 40V and 0.4µm, 50V GaN-on-SiC RF MMIC foundry processes

14 June 2012

Luminus’ latest RGB chipsets boost projector performance by 40% on a year ago

14 June 2012

PVMC selects solar executives to guide development of US CIGS Roadmap

14 June 2012

LayTec’s GaN epi surface temperature measurement tool wins Aurora Award

14 June 2012

Aixtron’s CRIUS II-XL technology wins LEDinside Aurora Award 2012

14 June 2012

RFMD makes available GaN and GaAs foundry PDKs for Agilent’s ADS EDA software

14 June 2012

Agilent debuts new technologies in PA module design for next release of ADS EDA software

14 June 2012

Soitec completes construction and grid connection of Italy’s largest CPV plant

14 June 2012

Wavien demos million-candle-power LED flashlight using Luminus LED

13 June 2012

Soltecture hits champion aperture efficiency of 13.9% as it exhibits new 100W modules

13 June 2012

SoloPower launches new suite of flexible CIGS solar panels with easy-install kits

13 June 2012

Sofradir boosts performance of high-operating temperature MWIR detector

13 June 2012

Emcore launches commercial rooftop CPV system

13 June 2012

IQE enhances test & measurement capabilities with Nanotronics automated wafer inspection tool

13 June 2012

Indium Corp’s Ploessl named Compounds product manager

13 June 2012

Anadigics expands family of small-cell wireless infrastructure PAs for Band 5 WCDMA and LTE applications

13 June 2012

RFMD launches analog-controlled VGA for 400-2700MHz broadband applications

13 June 2012

Cree launches 40V, 0.25µm GaN-on-SiC HEMT-based solid-state amplifier platform

13 June 2012

Cree releases PDK update for GaN-on-SiC HEMT foundry via Agilent’s ADS software

13 June 2012

StratEdge launches copper-moly-copper laminate packages for high-power compound semiconductor devices

13 June 2012

GigOptix’s optical driver and receiver chipset used in high-speed interconnects for consumer HD information transfer

13 June 2012

M/A-COM Tech showcases new CATV and broadband products at ANGA Cable 2012

12 June 2012

Plessey orders Aixtron CRIUS II-XL reactor for GaN-on-Si LED production

12 June 2012

Copper wiring for nitride semiconductor HEMTs

12 June 2012

Lattice Power starts volume production of high-power GaN-on-Si LEDs

12 June 2012

RFMD launches 400-2700MHz GaAs HBT linear PA for wireless infrastructure

12 June 2012

Phasor launching phased array transceiver using TowerJazz’s SiGe BiCMOS for satcoms on the move

12 June 2012

GigOptix to join Russell Microcap Index

11 June 2012

Singapore’s IME collaborating with Rolls-Royce on GaN-based power electronics

11 June 2012

Raytheon wins UK funding to develop SiC-on-silicon driver ICs

11 June 2012

First Solar collaborating with Intermolecular to accelerate PV roadmap

11 June 2012

OPEL announces board changes; refocus on developing POET technology, and $3m financing

11 June 2012

IQE completes acquisition of RFMD’s MBE epi manufacturing unit

11 June 2012

Cree launches 60W S-band GaN HEMT with 65% drain efficiency for radar applications

11 June 2012

Freescale unveils its first GaN RF product for cellular infrastructure

11 June 2012

Custom MMIC launches LNA offering noise figure of 1.5dB at 6-18GHz

11 June 2012

First Solar to provide 159MW for AGL under Australia’s Solar Flagships Program

11 June 2012

TriQuint launches CATV/FTTH RF amplifiers to reduce consumption of materials and power

11 June 2012

TriQuint recognizes top sales representatives and distributors for 2011

8 June 2012

Alta discloses technologies behind flexible GaAs solar cells for adaptable form factors

8 June 2012

NRL developing high-bandgap GaInP solar cells for underwater autonomous systems

8 June 2012

LEDs in signage/professional displays to grow from $1.63bn in 2011 to $3.3bn in 2017

8 June 2012

Calyxo raising annual capacity from 25MW to 85MW

8 June 2012

NREL’s Kurtz wins Cherry Award from IEEE

8 June 2012

DOE selects three projects for $7.1m SSL Manufacturing R&D funding opportunity

8 June 2012

ITC to investigate RFMD, Motorola Mobility and HTC based on Peregrine’s patent infringement complaint

7 June 2012

Gold-free nitride MOS-HEMTs for CMOS compatibility

7 June 2012

IMS cuts 2012 MOCVD shipment forecast from 342 systems to 281

7 June 2012

Flexible CIGS PV maker Global Solar Energy seeking investors

7 June 2012

Mentor Graphics, ST and Leti launch NanoElec IRT R&D program

7 June 2012

Lake Shore featuring AC Hall-effect measurement system at EMC 2012

7 June 2012

Lextar qualifies LayTec’s Pyro 400 for GaN LED production

7 June 2012

RFMD launches 225-1215MHz, 9W GaN wideband power amplifier

7 June 2012

Cree unveils technology centers in Shenzhen and Shanghai to help speed LED lighting product development

7 June 2012

First Solar grants National Park Trust $48,000 for environmental education program in California and Nevada

7 June 2012

AQT Solar unveils prototype 60W CZTS PV module

6 June 2012

Veeco launches suite of GaN MOCVD systems for LED manufacturing

6 June 2012

5N Plus completes $40m equity financing

6 June 2012

Princeton Optronics launches 800nm IR VCSEL chips for consumer electronic 3D sensors

6 June 2012

Ascent launches solar-powered charger for smart phones, starting with Apple iPhone

5 June 2012

IQE acquires RFMD’s MBE unit and secures seven-year wafer supply agreement

5 June 2012

SiC drives material innovation for high-power electronics

5 June 2012

Hanergy to acquire Q.CELLS' CIGS PV subsidiary Solibro

5 June 2012

UK funds compound semiconductor R&D projects

5 June 2012

Plasma-Therm ranks highly in VLSIresearch survey for 13th consecutive year

5 June 2012

Kyma demos K-Slice diamond wire technology on sapphire boules

5 June 2012

China’s Sinoepi orders Aixtron CRIUS II-L system to produce nitride LED wafers

5 June 2012

GigOptix showcasing wideband amplifier and E-band solutions at IMS

5 June 2012

CPV firm HelioVolt launches new high-performance module series

5 June 2012

Agilent’s latest GoldenGate software release speeds design verification

4 June 2012

Sharp develops concentrator solar cell with efficiency of 43.5%

4 June 2012

Handset RF device market to grow from $3.8bn to $5bn in 2016

4 June 2012

Opnext deems unsolicited offer to acquire it is not superior to Oclaro merger

4 June 2012

Cree launches X-band fully matched 50-100W GaN HEMTs for commercial radar and satcoms

4 June 2012

Cascade launches first fully automatic high-power device measurement probe system

4 June 2012

Boston Globe lists Skyworks in Globe 100 for fourth consecutive year, ranking 8th again

1 June 2012

CIGS PV firm Nanosolar raises $70m

1 June 2012

GigOptix management rings NYSE opening bell

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MAY 2012

31 May 2012

Haiyong Gao appointed editor of Semiconductor Today ASIA magazine

31 May 2012

Annealing RIE damage to improve InGaAs QWFET performance

31 May 2012

Jenoptik expands high-power laser production with new Aixtron AIX 2600G3 IC MOCVD system

31 May 2012

AWR Design Forum adds Taiwan to schedule; call for papers opened

31 May 2012

Riber sells research MBE reactor to lab in Japan

30 May 2012

Nitride Solutions receives six-month, $150,000 SBIR grant from NSF

30 May 2012

ARC Energy appoints Dr. Philip C.S. Yin VP and GM of organization in China

30 May 2012

Veeco presenting at LED industry conferences

30 May 2012

Osram Ostar Projection Cube green LED doubles system brightness for embedded projection

30 May 2012

Skyworks starts volume production of RF solutions for Broadcom’s 5G WiFi platforms

30 May 2012

GigOptix samples low-power 26.5GHz distributed power amplifier

30 May 2012

Nanometrics announces $20m share repurchase program

30 May 2012

Ascent’s CTO joins Bye Aerospace’s Strategic Advisory Council

29 May 2012

High-temperature solar-blind AlGaN photodetectors

29 May 2012

Teledyne to acquire LeCroy for $291m

29 May 2012

Dockweiler marketing MO precursors for III/V-on-Si under DOCK/CHEMICALS brand

29 May 2012

Riber sells Compact 21 research MBE system to China’s South Western University

29 May 2012

Anadigics appoints VP, infrastructure products and promotes Bayruns to CTO

28 May 2012

European LED commercial lighting market to grow seven-fold to $1.9bn by 2015

25 May 2012

Vertical-stand surface-roughened nitride LEDs with 118.5% increased output

25 May 2012

Seren wins £230k UK R&D grant to speed commercialization of LED technology

25 May 2012

Osram expands with new LED assembly plant in China

25 May 2012

Gao launches Extreme-compatible 10GBASE-SR XENPAK transceiver

24 May 2012

EVG jumps from 15th to 4th in VLSIresearch’s ranking of chip-making equipment suppliers

24 May 2012

MiaSolé sets flexible PV module efficiency record of 15.5%

24 May 2012

CIGS PV firm SoloPower raises a further $7.1m

24 May 2012

NXP and Singapore’s A*STAR to co-develop 200mm GaN-on-Si power devices

24 May 2012

EPC launches eighth brick DC-DC power converter demo board featuring eGaN FETs

23 May 2012

Kyma demos 10” AlN-on-sapphire template

23 May 2012

Element Six opens its first US synthetic diamond plant in Silicon Valley

23 May 2012

Osram launches Oslux LED for smartphone camera flash

23 May 2012

DANTE selects Infinera DTN-X platform for GÉANT multi-Terabit pan-European research and education network

23 May 2012

M/A-COM Tech lanches 1W linear RF driver amplifier for MilCom and infrastructure applications

23 May 2012

Anadigics’ HELP4 PAs power Huawei Honor WCDMA smartphone

23 May 2012

Solar Frontier and BELECTRIC connect largest CIS PV plant to the grid

23 May 2012

Solar Junction wins 5MW CPV cell order from system maker SolFocus

23 May 2012

Mitsubishi Electric develops all-SiC inverter with power density of 50kVA per liter

22 May 2012

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

22 May 2012

Imec spin-off EpiGaN starts production at new site

22 May 2012

Opnext’s quarterly revenue grows 27%, driven by 40G

22 May 2012

GigOptix announces final results of modified Dutch auction tender offer

22 May 2012

CIGS PV firm Ascent Solar and Radiant ally with China railway design agency

22 May 2012

First solar panel installed on world’s largest PV project

22 May 2012

Pacnet and Infinera first to demo 500Gb/s optical super-channels in Asia

22 May 2012

Cree’s CFO Kurtzweil resigns; McDevitt made interim CFO

22 May 2012

RFaxis issues white paper on CMOS RF front-end development for Wi-Fi-enabled handsets

21 May 2012

Selective area growth recessing for improved normally-off nitride HFETs

21 May 2012

Supply and Demand for LEDs moving towards equilibrium in 2012

21 May 2012

Lighting market to shrink as LEDs displace conventional technology

21 May 2012

Firecomms appoints CEO

21 May 2012

OneChip to sample PIC-based 40GBASE-LR4 and 100GBASE-LR4 receiver chips

21 May 2012

Anadigics’ HELP4 PAs power new ZTE Android smartphones

21 May 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches 120W SPDT switch for LTE base-stations and military communications

21 May 2012

Enbridge and First Solar complete 50MW Silver State North Nevada project

21 May 2012

VI Systems launches 40G VCSELs with HAB pad design for robust bonding and packaging

21 May 2012

Nanosolar completes installation of 1MW test-bed project at California’s largest National Guard training facility

21 May 2012

EPC appoints David Reusch as director Applications Engineering

18 May 2012

Axuntek CIGS frameless solar modules use DuPont PV5400 Series ionomer encapsulant

17 May 2012

Nitride quantum cascade detector responds to record short-wavelength IR

17 May 2012

Emcore wins solar panel contract from JPL for Soil Moisture Active Passive mission

17 May 2012

RFMD launches GaAs pHEMT SP3T symmetric switch

17 May 2012

RFMD adds four high-linearity, low-noise I/Q converters for 17-27GHz applications

17 May 2012

RFMD launches 5V, 2.5-2.7GHz high-power front-end module for LTE/WiMAX

17 May 2012

GigOptix samples linear quad driver

16 May 2012

5N Plus’ revenue grows 8.5% in Q1

16 May 2012

5N Plus announces $40m in equity financing

16 May 2012

SemiSouth samples first 650V SiC JFETs

16 May 2012

OPEL’s shares start trading in US on OTCQX International

16 May 2012

GigOptix releases preliminary results of modified Dutch auction tender offer

16 May 2012

SemiSouth launches 1700V/1400mΩ SiC JFETs that simplify fast start-up of 3-phase power supplies

16 May 2012

SemiSouth granted its 30th US patent

15 May 2012

Nanoporous GaN for vertical LED lift-off

15 May 2012

Avago and TriQuint settle BAW filter patent dispute

15 May 2012

SPTS wins PVD system order from Chinese GaAs-based RF device foundry

15 May 2012

Eliot Parkinson appointed GM of IQE’s Cardiff III-V facility

15 May 2012

Samsung selects Amalfi’s CMOS PA transmit module for multiple handset platforms

15 May 2012

RFaxis introduces pure-CMOS dual-mode Wi-Fi/Bluetooth RFeIC

14 May 2012

UV LED maker SETi receives Tibbetts Award

14 May 2012

Laser MicroJet firm Synova reorganizes into market-oriented business units

14 May 2012

Hittite claims lowest-power modulator driver for 40G/100G DWDM metro & long-haul

14 May 2012

Hittite launches dual-channel downconverter RFIC for multi-standard diversity receivers

14 May 2012

CIGS PV firm Ascent Solar named Bye Aerospace development partner

11 May 2012

Record transconductance of 1105mS/mm for GaN/InAlN MIS-HFET

11 May 2012

Kopin’s III-V revenue drops18% in Q1

11 May 2012

Optogan opens Italian lighting sales office via distributor LEDisOne

11 May 2012

Edwards opens ‘Center for Excellence’ in Hillsboro for customer service & training

10 May 2012

Plasma oxidation of aluminium for insulated nitride transistor gates

10 May 2012

Toshiba invests in Bridgelux to boost GaN-on-Si LED lighting

10 May 2012

Dow Corning extends SiC epitaxy capabilities with order for additional Aixtron AIX 2800G4 WW Planetary Reactors

10 May 2012

CyOptics selects Verian’s requisition and workflow automation software to enhance SAP functionality

10 May 2012

Emcore completes sale of VCSEL-based product lines to Sumitomo Electric

10 May 2012

Luminus launches LED light engine with embedded drive electronics and IP65 rating

10 May 2012

Seoul Semiconductor adds 3020 Series to mid-power LEDs family

10 May 2012

Millitech launches GaN-based E- and W-band millimeter-wave solid-state power amplifiers

9 May 2012

Emcore reports quarterly Fiber Optics revenue up 20% sequentially

9 May 2012

GigOptix grows product revenue for 10th quarter

9 May 2012

Osram’s 65%-efficient laser bars provide 200W cw for industrial lasers

9 May 2012

Murata selects Black Sand CMOS PAs for integrated 3G RF front-ends

9 May 2012

Luminus launches Certified Solutions Partner Program

9 May 2012

Transphorm delivers first qualified 600V GaN-on-Si products

8 May 2012

Electrical efficiency and current crowding in vertical InGaN/SiC LEDs

8 May 2012

Last call for LayTec’s seminar on in-situ monitoring

8 May 2012

Nichia sues Germany-based Everlight subsidiary Zenaro and distributor over YAG patents

8 May 2012

University of Warsaw adds Aixtron CCS Reactor for GaN research

8 May 2012

NGK’s GaN substrate yields HB-LED chip with 90% IQE at 200mA

8 May 2012

Braun relinquishes title of chairman to Veeco's CEO Peeler

8 May 2012

SoloPower previewing flexible CIGS thin-film PV technology at Italy’s SolarExpo

8 May 2012

Infineon launches direct-drive 1200V SiC JFETs, boosting solar inverters

8 May 2012

Freescale launches GaAs-powered baseband-to-antenna reference design for small-cell base stations

8 May 2012

Cree and Lutron launch embedded LED lighting control and delivery system

7 May 2012

First Solar’s revenue falls 25% in Q1 to $497m

7 May 2012

Rubicon’s revenue halves to $10m in Q1, but rebound expected in Q2

7 May 2012

CEA-Leti and III-V Lab report results from first year of partnership

7 May 2012

Anadigics’ revenue falls 22% in Q1 to $28.4m

7 May 2012

NeoPhotonics’ revenue grows 8% year-on-year in Q1

7 May 2012

GE expands for SiC product development

7 May 2012

Oclaro’s growth constrained by Thailand flood recovery and Shenzhen plant stoppage

7 May 2012

RFMD teams with Silicon Labs to deliver sub-GHz solution for smart energy applications

7 May 2012

Anadigics’ HELP4 power amplifier powers NEC MEDIAS smartphone

4 May 2012

Calyxo reaches record CdTe PV cell efficiency of 16.2%

4 May 2012

Skyworks’ revenue falls 29% quarter-to-quarter, but up 12% on a year ago

4 May 2012

Veeco’s revenue falls 27% in Q1, but MOCVD orders show modest rebound

4 May 2012

Optical transceiver market to reach $3.3bn in 2016

4 May 2012

TriQuint announces $50m stock repurchase program

4 May 2012

MidAmerican and First Solar start major construction on world’s largest solar project

4 May 2012

First Solar appoints chief commercial officer as CEO

4 May 2012

First Solar appoints Raffi Garabedian as chief technology officer as Dave Eaglesham retires

3 May 2012

GaN Systems and APEI to co-develop high-temperature, high-performance package for GaN transistors and diodes

3 May 2012

First Solar establishes Indian operating company

3 May 2012

AXT’s revenue rebounds by 10.7% in Q1

3 May 2012

Forepi prepares for capacity increase with repeat order for Aixtron CRIUS II-XL and G5 HT systems

3 May 2012

Soraa launches first full-spectrum LED MR16 lamp exceeding halogen color performance

3 May 2012

Soraa appoints both COO and VP of global sales to drive production, sales and distribution

3 May 2012

Micross to distribute GeneSiC’s bare die

3 May 2012

Cree launches first LED module designed to replace ceramic metal halide lighting

3 May 2012

Kotura appoints VP of business development

2 May 2012

Trinity Material qualifies ARC Energy's CHES sapphire at LED chip makers

2 May 2012

Cree launches 50A SiC power devices, including first 1700V MOSFET

2 May 2012

RFMD’s quarterly revenue falls 16.6% to $187.9m

2 May 2012

LayTec launches X Link for in-line EVA laminate cross-link determination in PV modules

2 May 2012

Cree launches KR Series LED Downlight to match initial cost of fluorescents

2 May 2012

Cree launches SR Series of 6-inch LED architectural downlights

2 May 2012

Carsem extends packaging services to high-brightness silicon substrate LED arrays

1 May 2012

UV-LED maker SETi announces JDA with outdoor equipment maker Cascade Designs

1 May 2012

TriQuint wins $12.3m DARPA contract to develop ultra-fast E-mode GaN power switch

1 May 2012

NeoPhotonics receives $39.8m strategic investment from RUSNANO

1 May 2012

Luminus shipping 382-392nm UV LED for spot-curing, 3D prototyping and fiber-coupling applications

1 May 2012

CVD Equipment completes building sale prior to expansion

1 May 2012

GigOptix expands global sales presence into South America and Eastern Europe

1 May 2012

Cree launches LED linear luminaire for retail and industrial lighting

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APRIL 2012

30 April 2012

AlGaN buffers on semipolar GaN offer new route to UV LDs

30 April 2012

Aixtron’s revenue falls 70% in Q1 as Asia slumps from 92% to 76% of sales

30 April 2012

Infinera’s losses grow as revenue falls 6.5% in Q1

30 April 2012

Hittite’s revenue rebounds by 5.2% in Q1

30 April 2012

TriQuint’s revenue drops 5% in Q1 as demand from Apple contractor Foxconn wanes

30 April 2012

Silan expands blue and green HB-LED capacity with Veeco MOCVD tools

30 April 2012

Nextreme achieves 55°C cooling performance in production-level thin-film thermoelectric coolers

30 April 2012

RFMD achieves ISO/TS 16949 certification for automotive quality management systems

30 April 2012

Cree adds to TEMPO luminaire test services; Durham Technology Center accredited by NVLAP

30 April 2012

TriQuint launches integrated DVGAs to reduce base-station BOMs

30 April 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches C-band additions to family of digital phase shifters

27 April 2012

Toyoda Gosei and SDK to form GaN LED joint venture TS Opto

27 April 2012

CIGS PV firm Nanosolar fulfills grant specifications from DOE

27 April 2012

NASA grants Nitronex Phase 1 SBIR award

27 April 2012

Amalfi closes $20m in funding, targeting 3G and LTE

27 April 2012

GigOptix ramps production of 40G and 100G Bundled Solutions

26 April 2012

Crack-free nitride semi DBRs

26 April 2012

RFMD unveils 900V-breakdown high-voltage GaN process

26 April 2012

Mitsubishi Electric boosts Ku-band satcom GaN PA output from 62W to record 100W

25 April 2012

Sofradir demos prototype of first 10µm pixel-pitch MWIR detector

25 April 2012

Veeco’s China Training Center trains 500th customer engineer

25 April 2012

Lumileds launches LUXEON R for outdoor and industrial lighting

25 April 2012

Neo Material Technologies Opens Gallium Tri-Chloride Plant in the Republic of Korea

25 April 2012

OEM Group ships multi-tool surface preparation order for LED maker's 150mm production

25 April 2012

Nichia files patent infringement lawsuit against Everlight in Germany

25 April 2012

Honda unveils demo test house featuring CIGS PV panels

24 April 2012

Magnesium puzzle solving in nitride semiconductors

24 April 2012

Changchun University of Science and Technology orders Aixtron reactor for laser development

24 April 2012

Global Solar Energy seeks buyer for Portable Solar business

24 April 2012

GigOptix announces availability for sampling of its next-gen GX3222B dual channel linear TIA for use in 100Gb/s DWDM optical receivers

24 April 2012

Osram Opto launches high-power blue laser diode for professional projectors

23 April 2012

More polarization engineering enhancement in nitride semi HFETs

23 April 2012

SETi reaches UV-C LED external quantum efficiency of 11%

23 April 2012

Luminescent ‘LED-type’ solar cell design breaks efficiency record

23 April 2012

Lasertel adds Veeco MBE system to expand laser diode production capacity

23 April 2012

GigOptix gains listing on NYSE Amex; extends expiration date of modified Dutch auction tender offer

23 April 2012

Everlight files patent infringement lawsuit against Nichia in USA

23 April 2012

Oxford Instruments’ seminar in Shanghai attracts over 70 attendees

20 April 2012

BluGlass grows high-quality crystalline GaN using low-temperature RPCVD

19 April 2012

Cree’s revenue hit by transition in lighting agents after Ruud acquisition

19 April 2012

Riber and TRUMPF collaborating on epi processes for next-gen high-power lasers

19 April 2012

Luminus launches first round LED, boosting system-level throughput and efficiency

19 April 2012

GigOptix samples surface-mountable DC-26.5GHz distributed PA

19 April 2012

Mouser and Osram Opto Semiconductors expand distribution into Asia

18 April 2012

Accel-RF launching RF test-characterization platform at CS ManTech

18 April 2012

TowerJazz partners with Fast Company Brazil to support initiatives and increased business in South America

17 April 2012

First Solar to close German manufacturing facility and idle four lines in Malaysia

17 April 2012

GaAs wafer market to exceed $650m by 2017

17 April 2012

5N Plus’ supply agreement unaffected by First Solar’s restructuring

17 April 2012

Veeco’s investment in Korean R&D center recognized in signing ceremony

17 April 2012

Brewer Science launches thin wafer handling systems for compound semi device processing

17 April 2012

Sumitomo Electric building demo megawatt CPV power generation/storage system

17 April 2012

European Photonics Industry Consortium appoints SEMI Europe’s director general Carlos Lee as its DG

17 April 2012

Ascent Solar appoints Radiant’s founder to board to intensify re-entering rooftop market

17 April 2012

Luminus launches LD10 LED light engine for high-intensity spot lighting

16 April 2012

Solar Junction receives SUNPATH award from US Department of Energy

16 April 2012

Ball Aerospace awards Emcore $6m solar panel manufacturing contract

16 April 2012

MiaSolé appoints Country Manager, India to cultivate new business initiatives

16 April 2012

Luminus’ lighting-class white LEDs now delivering 120LPW efficacy

16 April 2012

GigOptix launches SiGe dual-channel linear TIA for 40G DWDM coherent optical receivers

16 April 2012

TriQuint signs CRADA agreement with US Army to co-develop GaN high-frequency and mixed-signal ICs

16 April 2012

UGhent and Imec release IPKISS open-source software platform to integrated photonics design community

16 April 2012

Mechanical release of nitride semis from sapphire using boron nitride layer

16 April 2012

Murata Electronics to acquire RF Monolithics

16 April 2012

Osram Opto launches its first chip-on-board LED, targeting 1500-4500lm downlights

16 April 2012

Cree’s XLamp MT-G2 LEDs 25% brighter than MT-G due to SC³ Technology Platform

16 April 2012

Custom MMIC’s Ka-band LNA offers 1.7dB noise figure and 50mW power dissipation

16 April 2012

Luminus adds Fraen’s optics to boost LED center beam candle power and uniformity for retail spot lighting

16 April 2012

Luminus launches high-CRI CBT-90 white LEDs enabling conversion of HID lighting

13 April 2012

Korean research center chooses Veeco MOCVD system for HB-LED R&D

13 April 2012

Nitronex develops GaN RF transistor technology to pass toughest robustness tests

13 April 2012

GE adds Zhaga-compliant products to Infusion LED module range

13 April 2012

Osram’s Duris P 5 LED enhances corrosion stability and lifetime

12 April 2012

Cree sets R&D record with 254lm/W power LED

12 April 2012

IQE appoints VP of global projects to drive strategic agreement with Solar Junction

12 April 2012

Installation of First Solar CdTe panels begins on Australia’s largest PV project

12 April 2012

RFMD launches linear CATV 40-1008MHz GaAs HBT-based amplifier

11 April 2012

III-V epi substrate & tool market a $6.1bn opportunity over 2012-2020

11 April 2012

Philips and Optogan form JV focused on LED road lighting in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus

11 April 2012

Riber’s Q1 revenues up 8% year-on-year, driven by system sales

11 April 2012

DARPA awards Raytheon $1.8m TEGaN contract to develop GaN-on-diamond devices

11 April 2012

Japan’s AIST achieves graphene production on 300mm wafers using Aixtron system

11 April 2012

Edwards’ new turbo pump boosts throughput by 40% and maximum flow by nearly 90%

11 April 2012

First Solar nominates two new board members and seek two further independent directors

11 April 2012

First strained GaN quantum well transistor with AlN barriers

11 April 2012

LED lighting fixture maker Ephesus developing prototype chip with Group4 Labs

10 April 2012

Polarization matching as a route to nitride semiconductor transistor enhancement

10 April 2012

Skyworks’ 27% growth extends GaAs device market lead in 2011

10 April 2012

SemiLEDs cuts losses as quarterly revenue rebounds a further 17%

10 April 2012

AkzoNobel adds capabilities for magnesium-based LED precursor

10 April 2012

Lumileds’ LUXEON M LED enters volume production

10 April 2012

Cree launches XSP Series LED street lights to speed payback for municipalities

10 April 2012

Cree SC³ Technology Platform yields brighter, high-voltage versions of XT-E and XM-L LEDs

10 April 2012

Bridgelux launches Zhaga-compliant Cetero spot-light module

10 April 2012

RFMD co-founder Jerry Neal retires

10 April 2012

E-Band secures funding to develop next-gen small-cell wireless backhaul system

10 April 2012

M/A-COM Tech showcases new products at Fiber Optics Expo

10 April 2012

GigOptix samples MZM quad driver with GPPO outputs for 100G and beyond

10 April 2012

Ascent Solar announces winners of Innovative Design Competition

10 April 2012

CIGS PV firm DayStar’s shareholders approve reverse stock split

10 April 2012

Reliance commissions 40MW plant in Rajasthan powered by 500,000 First Solar modules

10 April 2012

Enbridge acquires 50MW Nevada solar project from First Solar

10 April 2012

Exelon’s First Solar-powered Antelope Valley project receives first DOE loan advance

10 April 2012

First Solar’s CdTe PV modules to be distributed in Italy by BW EUROPE

10 April 2012

First Solar begins construction of PV system for Energizing Taliesin West initiative

10 April 2012

DuPont MCM Introduces Solamet PV416 photovoltaic metallization

5 April 2012

InGaAsSbN solar cells grown by MOCVD

5 April 2012

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology promotes general manager to managing director

5 April 2012

Lumileds launches its first white illumination mid-power LEDs

5 April 2012

LED replacement lamps market to exceed $3.7bn in 2016, led by Asian consumption

5 April 2012

China’s Fujian Institute of Research receives Aixtron CCS reactor for telecom laser R&D

5 April 2012

GigOptix adds 135mW/channel parallel 16G VCSEL driver and TIA arrays for 40G/100G

4 April 2012

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

4 April 2012

FBH reports high-speed InP HBTs using transferred-substrate technology

4 April 2012

Market for RF filters/duplexers, PAs and antenna switches to reach $4.7bn in 2016

4 April 2012

Cree launching Aeroblades outdoor luminaires at Light+Building

4 April 2012

SoloPower selects Critical Manufacturing’s MES software for move into mass production

3 April 2012

Improving InGaN channel for HEMT power amp/switching apps

3 April 2012

Power electronics discrete component market to grow to $15bn in 2020

3 April 2012

Germany’s TU Ilmenau to develop III-V solar cells with Aixtron R&D MOCVD system

3 April 2012

Cree adds 2000lm and 3000lm versions of LMH2 LED modules

3 April 2012

Silicon photonics firm Kotura signs Japanese distribution agreement with Nissho

3 April 2012

Solar Frontier supplies 3.8MW to power plant in New Jersey

3 April 2012

CIS PV firm Solar Frontier and Japan Asia Group sign MOU for solar energy project promotion

3 April 2012

Solar Frontier and Belectric form PV CIStems JV for solar power plants

2 April 2012

TFG Radiant raises stake in Ascent Solar from 19.4% to 39%

2 April 2012

Bridgelux expands Decor 97-CRI LED array range from 1200-2500lm to 500-5000lm

2 April 2012

Mobile device market grows over 20% in 2011 versus just 2% for overall semiconductor market

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MARCH 2012

30 March 2012
Reversing polarization to tackle overshoot and droop

30 March 2012

Shipments of smartphones to eclipse all other handsets combined by 2016

30 March 2012

DARPA seeks integration of diverse microsystems components on silicon chips

30 March 2012

Oxford Instruments transfers ownership of TDI to Ostendo Technologies as part of strategic partnership

30 March 2012

SÜSS MicroTec acquires Tamarack Scientific

30 March 2012

LG selects RFMD to supply multiple components for Optimus 4X HD and Optimus 3D Max smartphones

30 March 2012

Opto Diode launches 110mW 850nm GaAlAs IR LEDs

30 March 2012

Cree expands CR LED troffer family

29 March 2012

UV LED market to grow five-fold to $150m by 2016

29 March 2012

LED market slowing in 2012 after two years of high growth

29 March 2012

TowerJazz and UCSD demo first silicon wafer-scale 110GHz phased-array transmitter

29 March 2012

Air Products brings onstream new hydrogen selenide plant for CIGS PV market

29 March 2012

Skyworks launches dual-crossed SP2T for switching between RF filters with differential inputs

29 March 2012

Soraa launches GaN-on-GaN based LED MR16 lamp for outdoor and enclosed fixtures

29 March 2012

AQT Solar transitions to a fully automated WIP management system run by Sapphire Automation’s Emerald software

29 March 2012

Fujitsu adds 4G LTE (TDD and FDD)-optimized multiband single IC to transceiver family

28 March 2012

Emcore sells VCSEL-based product lines to Sumitomo Electric for $17m

28 March 2012

Bridgelux brings Micro SM4 LED to market for directional and diffuse lamp applications

28 March 2012

SITE Services changes name to Spintrac Systems Inc

28 March 2012

ODIS progresses towards roadmap for GaAs-based POET technology

28 March 2012

GigOptix launches modified Dutch auction tender offer

27 March 2012

All-ternary InAlAs/InGaAs DHBT high frequency and breakdown performance

27 March 2012

Silex selects IQE as epi partner in $2m Australian Solar Institute CPV program

27 March 2012

Compound semiconductor industry revenue growth slowing

27 March 2012

Aixtron shipping CCS MOCVD reactor to NTT Photonics for InGaAsP laser research

27 March 2012

NanoLab@TU/e adds OIPT plasma etch & dep systems

26 March 2012

Oclaro and Opnext agree to merge

26 March 2012

MOCVD system shipments for GaN LEDs to fall 48% to 342 in 2012

26 March 2012

Telstra becomes Infinera’s 100th customer; deploys coherent 40G platform for Asia Pacific subsea network

26 March 2012

Luminus achieves ISO and OHSAS environmental and health/safety certifications

26 March 2012

GigOptix launches PA chipset for high-capacity E-band radios

26 March 2012

TriQuint adds five new 6GHz cascadable Darlington-pair amplifier RFICs

23 March 2012

Riber sells research MBE reactor to Russian institute

22 March 2012

IQE grows revenue and profit in 2011 despite Q4 wireless inventory corrections

22 March 2012

Linde LienHwa China to supply ammonia to Xiamen-based LED maker Kaistar

22 March 2012

Keithley launches high-voltage System SourceMeter for high-power semiconductor test

22 March 2012

Luminus’ lab accredited for testing LEDs to LM-80 standard

22 March 2012

CIGS PV firm MiaSolé appoints director sales & marketing EMEA

21 March 2012

Double dielectric on nitride semi LED bumps output by 25%

21 March 2012

Stion’s PV modules from new Mississippi factory receive UL and IEC certifications

21 March 2012

Oclaro’s Shenzhen assembly & test operations to transition to Venture Malaysia over three years

21 March 2012

SETi receives certification to International Aerospace quality standard AS9100

21 March 2012

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut awarded Transfer Prize for materials-processing diode lasers

21 March 2012

GT receives $12.6m follow-on order from Shangcheng for ASF sapphire furnaces

21 March 2012

Osram launches Ostar Stage LEDs with flat glass window and AR coating for smaller spotlights

21 March 2012

Soitec earns new certifications for global quality, safety and environment management systems

21 March 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches GaAs SP3T switch for smartphone and tablet applications

21 March 2012

GigOptix ships samples of EXO8602ZZ Lange Coupler

21 March 2012

TriQuint launches CATV RF infrastructure & docsis 3.0 TriAccess amplifiers that cut PCB area and power consumption

21 March 2012

RFMD launches integrated 5GHz SPDT switch and LNA front-end module

21 March 2012

RFMD surpasses 1 billion power amplifiers shipped to China-based manufacturers

20 March 2012

SiGen launches second-generation production equipment for thin kerf-free wafering

20 March 2012

DayStar raises $500,000 from Sunlogics Power

20 March 2012

GaN-on-Si epi firm AZZURRO appoints Sumitomo Taiwan as exclusive local distributor

20 March 2012

Soitec hires Dow Corning’s Solar Division founder as executive VP of Solar Energy Division

20 March 2012

SÜSS MicroTec launches multi-market resist coat and develop platform

20 March 2012

Cree expands XLamp ML family of mid-power lighting-class LEDs to optimize and simplify luminaire designs

19 March 2012

MOCVD produces high-performance mHEMTs on Si substrates

19 March 2012

Group4Lab contracts Alfred University to develop sacrificial substrates for GaN-on-diamond technology

19 March 2012

University of Texas at Austin demonstrates high-quality wafer-scale graphene using Aixtron system

19 March 2012

CVD completes building purchase for two-fold expansion

19 March 2012

Peregrine achieves ISO/TS 16949 quality system certification

19 March 2012

CIGS PV module maker SoloPower names General Wesley K. Clark to board

19 March 2012

GigOptix shipping production samples of 100Gbps TFPS modulator

19 March 2012

TriQuint launches 30W, 2.5-6GHz GaN PA with 35% PAE for communications and defense applications

19 March 2012

TriQuint to report R&D on E/D-mode InAlN/GaN devices and GaN X-band amplifiers at GOMACTech

16 March 2012

First RF power operation report for AlGaN barrier HEMT on diamond

16 March 2012

Aixtron Training and Demonstration Center opens at SINANO in Suzhou

16 March 2012

EU’s BOOM project on SOI photonic integration completed

16 March 2012

Solar module and materials capacity expansions boosting opto activity

16 March 2012

Infineon orders Tokyo Electron epi growth tool to mass produce SiC power devices

16 March 2012

China’s Aucksun Opto orders five Aixtron reactors for HB-LED production

15 March 2012

Watt-level QCL emission at 3.3μm without antimony

15 March 2012

SAFC Hitech opens Taiwan facility to enhance HB-LED precursor capacity

15 March 2012

Soitec finalizes acquisition of Soitec Solar GmbH

15 March 2012

TSMC Solar receives UL, IEC and ISO 9001 certifications

15 March 2012

Shin-Etsu joins EVG’s open platform for temporary bonding materials

15 March 2012

M/A-COM Tech prices IPO at $19 per share to raise over $105m

15 March 2012

GigOptix ramps production of single-channel driver for 40G and 100G optical systems

15 March 2012

Palomar’s 3800 Die Bonder supporting LED development in China

15 March 2012

US DOE’s new round of small-business funding opportunities includes SSL devices

14 March 2012

Solar slowdown prompts 5N Plus’ $45.6m write down and idling of panel recycling plant

14 March 2012

Twin Creeks launches system for producing ultra-thin Si, Ge, GaN, SiC and sapphire wafers

14 March 2012

Korea’s OCI starts shipping sapphire grown in GT’s ASF furnaces

14 March 2012

Yole launches sapphire crystal, core & wafer cost-simulation tool

14 March 2012

First Solar announces 20MW Maryland solar project

14 March 2012

First Solar creates chief commercial officer to speed entry into emerging markets

13 March 2012

SoloPower sets record 13.4% aperture efficiency for flexible CIGS solar panels

13 March 2012

Spire Semiconductor sold for $8.5m to Masimo

13 March 2012

SemiSouth announces second major expansion in 18 months

13 March 2012

GaN power semiconductor market to exceed $1bn by 2021

13 March 2012

Riber and Imec extend collaboration on next-generation III-V logic CMOS

13 March 2012

GaN microelectronics development expanding

13 March 2012

DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency issues $150m funding opportunity

13 March 2012

Daylight launches widely tunable 3.2µm laser for measuring mixed hydrocarbons

13 March 2012

GT completes $75m accelerated share repurchase program

13 March 2012

LED phosphor maker Intematix receives $16.2m in funding for growth capital

13 March 2012

TriQuint’s human resources VP named ‘HR Leader of the Year’

12 March 2012

InAs nickelide meets 12nm ITRS requirements

12 March 2012

HB-LED market grew 4.3% in 2011 to $12bn

12 March 2012

CIGS PV firm SoloPower recruiting for high-volume factory in Oregon

12 March 2012

First Solar to build 26MW Avra Valley PV project for NRG

12 March 2012

NextEra completes acquisition of 40MW Ontario solar projects from First Solar

9 March 2012

Nitride HEMT with p-GaN back-barrier and recessing

9 March 2012

Graphensic spun off from Sweden’s Linköping University for graphene-on-SiC epi

9 March 2012

Kopin’s III-V revenue grows 12% in Q4/2011 to $17.4m

9 March 2012

Heliotrop announces over 70MW of projects, including 20MW of 1024-sun CPV units

9 March 2012

Molex partners with Altera and Gennum to demo 28G VSR interconnect interoperability

9 March 2012

Molex and TE Connectivity reach high-speed interconnect second-source agreements

8 March 2012

Sheffield University LED spin-off Seren Photonics raises £1.8m

8 March 2012

PVthin association formed to promote technical, environmental and socio-economic benefits of thin-film PV

8 March 2012

CIGS PV firm MiaSolé raises a further $55m from VC investors

8 March 2012

GaN power electronics market may top $1bn in a few years

8 March 2012

Kyma cuts energy usage by 68% in cleanroom and 35% overall after grant from North Carolina Green Business Fund

8 March 2012

China’s Quantum Wafer orders three more Aixtron MOCVD systems to ramp up production

8 March 2012

RFMD launches 4-4.5V, 915MHz ISM-band transmit/receive module

8 March 2012

Finisar demos 28Gb/s VCSEL for next-gen32G Fibre Channel

8 March 2012

Finisar launches 100G coherent OIF transponder and DWDM CFP modules

8 March 2012

Built-in SiC inverter halves size of Mitsubishi Electric’s EV motor system

8 March 2012

3SPGroup launches 14xx Raman pump and 100km EML TOSA

7 March 2012

Meaglow launches nitrogen-rich InN wafers

7 March 2012

US Department of Energy grants $300,000 for CdTe PV research

7 March 2012

TriQuint opens International Headquarters in Singapore

7 March 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches 100G modulator drivers optimized for size, power and performance

7 March 2012

Vitesse and JDSU demo EDC-enabled 100km-reach DWDM links with 10GBASE-ZR SFP+ transceivers

7 March 2012

Vitesse and Molex demo 14G technology for data-center connectivity

7 March 2012

Source Photonics expands client-side 40G transceiver range to 40km; launches 10G EPON PR30 symmetric OLT and ONU solutions

7 March 2012

JDSU launches 40G coherent DP-QPSK transponder incorporating ClariPhy SOCs

7 March 2012

Distributor Heilind now stocking FCI’s MergeOptics products

7 March 2012

GigOptix ramps production of GX6262 28G modulator driver for 40/100G applications

7 March 2012

Owens Design delivers customized automated film frame handlers to semiconductor and LED customers

6 March 2012

Oclaro and Huawei collaborate on PPXC technology using ultra-fast-switching lasers

6 March 2012

GigOptix’s TFPS-based 100G MZM integrated with DFB laser in small-form-factor TOSA

6 March 2012

Fabrinet to manufacture OneChip’s PIC-based PON transceivers

6 March 2012

Oxford Instruments hosting Nanoscale Plasma Processing Seminar in Shanghai

6 March 2012

PLANSEE launches MoCu composite wafer substrate to prevent cracks in LED chips

6 March 2012

NeoPhotonics launches multicast switch for ‘CDC’ ROADMs in 100G coherent networks

6 March 2012

Skyworks supporting first commercially available 802.11ac platforms

6 March 2012

Intense appoints director of European sales

6 March 2012

Shares from Aixtron stock option program to be traded under separate ISIN

6 March 2012

Emcore samples micro-ITLA tunable laser for coherent applications

6 March 2012

Emcore launches 40 and 100G CFP transceiver modules for Ethernet applications

6 March 2012

GigOptix ships production quad TIA receiver arrays for 40G QSFP+ long-reach module

6 March 2012

Oclaro strengthens 40G and 100G coherent portfolio with micro-iTLA and volume production of modulators and receivers

6 March 2012

Opnext commercializes 100G coherent modules and subsystems

6 March 2012

Opnext’s QSFP+ 40GBASE-LR4 transceiver enters volume production

6 March 2012

Infinera’s DTN-X for multi-terabit C&W Europe Persia Express Gateway network

5 March 2012

QD solar cell beats short-circuit current of reference GaAs device

5 March 2012

CEA-Leti and III-V lab demo fully integrated silicon photonics transmitter

5 March 2012

Finisar’s quarterly datacom sales growth offsets drop for telecoms sales

5 March 2012

GigOptix reports record revenue after 37% growth in 2011

5 March 2012

OFS, IBM and Emcore demo record 120Gb/s transmission over 100m on single multimode fiber

5 March 2012

Luxtera raises $21.7m; board gains ex-Broadcom executive

5 March 2012

Luxtera’s silicon photonics IP to be developed by ST for high-volume 300mm fab

5 March 2012

Infinera gives first public demo of 2Tb/s small-form-factor DTN-X platform

5 March 2012

OIF demos multi-vendor interoperability; hosts panels on high-speed interconnects and dynamic OTN

5 March 2012

Avago modules interoperable between 40G QSFP+ and 10G SFP+ components verified to 400m

3 March 2012

Opnext demos 100Gbps coherent OIF MSA module interoperability

3 March 2012

Opnext to demo first 40G CFP interoperability achieving expanded reach

3 March 2012

Oclaro delivers first 1x23 WSS with 10x faster switching speeds

3 March 2012

Oclaro’s new tunable 100G DWDM CFP transceiver boosts spectral efficiency by 2.5x

3 March 2012

Sanmina-SCI and GigOptix expand design partnership for 100G modulator

2 March 2012

Aixtron reports loss in Q4 on revenue down 38% year-on-year

2 March 2012

Emcore-San'an CPV joint venture Suncore opens 200MW factory

2 March 2012

Southwest to commercialize dense array CPV module with help of MaxQ’s cold-plate liquid cooling

2 March 2012

Silicon photonics firm Kotura unveils low-power 100Gb/s optical engine

2 March 2012

HRL makes GaN transistor technology available to commercial customers

2 March 2012

BridgeWave using IBM’s SiGe to enable low-cost 70/80GHz transmission products for next-gen backhaul

2 March 2012

Emcore enhances features of tunable XFP transceiver to provide flexibility to next-gen optical networks

2 March 2012

Oclaro launches first family of intra-node amplifiers for next-gen ROADM network architectures

2 March 2012

Oclaro showcasing 100G coherent solutions at OFC/NFOEC

1 March 2012

Chevron and Bridgelux team on street-light initiative

1 March 2012

First Solar’s sales fall 34% in Q4/2011, limiting full-year growth to 8%

1 March 2012

Tokyo Institute of Technology installs EVG wafer cleaning system for advanced optical IC R&D

1 March 2012

Bridgelux LED arrays used by Borden Lighting to illuminate San Francisco’s Presidio

1 March 2012

CIGS PV firm DayStar appoints entrepreneur to board

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FEBRUARY 2012

29 February 2012

Graphene-nanorod hybrid layer improves light emission and injection

29 February 2012

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

29 February 2012

Abound to accelerate production of next-gen 12.5-13%-efficienct CdTe PV modules by end-2012

29 February 2012

Epistar receives its first Aixtron CRIUS II-XL MOCVD system

29 February 2012

Osram boosts Oslon SSL LED efficiency and luminous flux temperature stability

29 February 2012

Infinera top in North American long-haul WDM market in 2011

29 February 2012

GigOptix books $1.8m order for 100G coherent drivers for tier-1 DWDM system

29 February 2012

OPEL selected for second year as member of TSX Venture 50

29 February 2012

RFMD adds 3G/4G antenna control solutions

29 February 2012

Skyworks honours TowerJazz with Innovation Award

29 February 2012

Skyworks enhances portfolio of antenna switch modules and LTE switch solutions

29 February 2012

Avnet Electronics Marketing appointed as Osram’s preferred global partner

28 February 2012

Calyxo reaches CdTe PV module efficiency of 13.4%

28 February 2012

Solar Frontier sets record thin-film CIS PV efficiency of 17.8%

28 February 2012

Anadigics receives China ACE ‘RF/Wireless Product of the Year’ award for ALT6738 HELP4 PA

28 February 2012

Optogan launches 500W COB LED lighting module delivering up to 50,000lm from single component

28 February 2012

Skyworks powers chipsets targeting smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices

28 February 2012

RFMD powering multiple devices for top-tier smartphone maker

28 February 2012

RFMD expands PowerSmart product family

27 February 2012

Infrared nitride nanocolumn LEDs

27 February 2012

Emcore’s quarterly revenue falls 28% due to Thailand flood

27 February 2012

Sonnedix completes 7.5MW solar farm in Thailand, largest First Solar plant in South-East Asia

27 February 2012

First Solar to install PV array as part of the Energizing Taliesin West initiative

27 February 2012

CLP names First Solar as 2011 Safety Partner of the Year

27 February 2012

Emcore completes 4:1 reverse stock split

27 February 2012

Keith Jackson joins Veeco’s board of directors

27 February 2012

Anadigics’ HELP4 and HELP3E PAs power Samsung Galaxy Note in China and Korea

27 February 2012

Skyworks unveils family of PAs and front-end modules for data-intensive mobile platforms

27 February 2012

RFMD adds 2nd-generation ultra-high-efficiency PAs for LTE

27 February 2012

RFMD announces multimode reference design win for 2nd-generation ultra-high-efficiency PAs

24 February 2012

Rubicon’s revenue falls 42% in Q4 after LED makers delay 6” transition

24 February 2012

Toyoda Gosei files GaN LED patent infringement lawsuits against Forepi

24 February 2012

Black Sand adds 3G bands to BST34 CMOS PA family to enable global take up

23 February 2012

Flattening transconductance profiles in nitride HEMTs

23 February 2012

AXT reports revenue up 9% for full-year 2011, but down 25% in Q4

23 February 2012

Anadigics’ Q4 sales down 2% as broadband constraints offset wireless growth

23 February 2012

Fujitsu launches multimode, multiband transceiver IC for 2G/3G/4G mobile products

23 February 2012

Firecomms launches transceiver providing full Gigabit Ethernet over 30m GI and 5m SI POF cables

23 February 2012

IIT Pisa orders two Aixtron BM Pro systems for graphene deposition

23 February 2012

OPEL grants additional incentive stock options

22 February 2012

TriQuint’s latest QUANTUM Tx claimed to be smallest 3G/4G transmit modules

22 February 2012

Infinera appoints new vice president of global professional services

21 February 2012

Avoiding high temperatures and plasma improves InGaAs MOSFET performance

21 February 2012

NeoPhotonics reports record revenue of $57.2m in Q4

21 February 2012

Oxford Instruments’ plasma systems chosen for UK’s Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre

21 February 2012

AZZURRO’s advisory board gains industry veterans Roland Haitz and Karl Platzoeder

21 February 2012

Anadigics launches dual-band PAD front-end modules

21 February 2012

Cree to install LED lighting at five U.S. embassies in Europe

21 February 2012

Black Sand appoints VP Worldwide Sales

21 February 2012

Nujira launches handset RF power amplifier characterization system

21 February 2012

GigOptix to showcase 40G and 100G TFPS modulators and drivers at OFC/NFOEC

20 February 2012

Ceres acquires Veeco’s CIGS PV equipment assets

20 February 2012

Thorlabs completes new headquarters

20 February 2012

CIGS PV firm Nanosolar raises $20m

20 February 2012

Lake Shore launches cryogen-free probe stations

20 February 2012

Japan’s Mt Komekura PV project activated after Solar Frontier supplies 10MW of CIS modules

20 February 2012

TriQuint launches TRITIUM Duo, smallest dual-band PA for 3G and 4G smartphones

20 February 2012

Kotura stresses role of government initiatives in opto manufacturing at OFC/NFOEC workshop

20 February 2012

RFMD launches quad-band GSM/GPRS Tx modules with UMTS transmit/receive ports

20 February 2012

RFMD launches 1W linear high-power amplifier

17 February 2012

Shin-Etsu Chemical develops low-refractive-index silicone encapsulating material with reduced gas permeability to improve HB-LED reliability

16 February 2012

Green LEDs benefit from graded blocking

16 February 2012

Anadigics launches MMPAs for quad-band GSM/EDGE and dual-band WCDMA/LTE

16 February 2012

RFMD announces retirement of Compound Semiconductor Group head Van Buskirk

16 February 2012

RFMD responds to Peregrine’s patent infringement claim

16 February 2012

Solar Frontier ships 13.2MW of CIS PV modules to NRG

16 February 2012

Seoul Semiconductor receives UL recognition for Acrich2 modules

16 February 2012

GigOptix expands 100G DP-QPSK portfolio by sampling coherent TFPS MZ modulator

16 February 2012

OIF to demo multi-vendor interoperability of chip-to-module electrical interfaces for 28G VSR

15 February 2012

Nano-textured ITO improves light extraction in nitride LEDs

15 February 2012

NASA’s QWIP-based Thermal Infrared Sensor to be integrated into Landsat satellite

15 February 2012

Peregrine files patent infringement complaint and lawsuit against RFMD and Motorola

15 February 2012

OPEL and Aquarion complete solar tracker plant

14 February 2012

Nitride Solutions finalizes Series A funding round at $2.5m

14 February 2012

Hittite’s profit and margins trimmed as revenue falls 11.6% in Q4

14 February 2012

Advanced Photonix’ quarterly revenue dips by 23%

14 February 2012

Black Sand closes $10m Series C funding round

14 February 2012

Cree LED Lighting luminaires used to upgrade petroleum station

14 February 2012

Cree debuts 230V LMH2 LED modules for Europe and Asia markets

14 February 2012

Anadigics adds small-cell wireless infrastructure PAs for E-UTRA Band 7 WCDMA/LTE

14 February 2012

QD Laser achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

14 February 2012

Nextreme’s thin-film thermoelectric surpasses 60°C temperature differential of bulk thermoelectric

13 February 2012

Bridgelux gains $25m from China’s Kaistar

13 February 2012

HB-LED market to grow 13.4% from 2011’s $8.9bn to $10.1bn in 2012

13 February 2012

TriQuint’s quarterly revenue rises more-than-expected 5%

13 February 2012

Opnext’s quarterly revenue falls 38% due to Thailand flooding

13 February 2012

Peregrine ships billionth CMOS-on-sapphire RFIC, driven by new STeP5 RF switches

13 February 2012

University of Illinois’ James Coleman elected to National Academy of Engineering

13 February 2012

Laser diode firm Power Technology adds Europe sales office

10 February 2012

Longer-wavelength lasing in gallium antimonide heterostructure diodes

10 February 2012

UCSB’s Steven DenBaars elected to National Academy of Engineering

10 February 2012

GT to provide 6-inch cores for Silian’s sapphire substrate production

10 February 2012

Soitec secures financing for 50MW CPV power plant in South Africa

10 February 2012

Verticle announces mass production of first hexagonal LED chip

10 February 2012

Riber sells Compact21 MBE research system to lab in Argentina

10 February 2012

ProPhotonix adds Opnext’s HL65051DG single-mode 660nm laser to its portfolio

9 February 2012

Rubicon’s largest customer agrees new $20m contract for 2012

9 February 2012

IQE raises £10.5m and invests in CPV cell developer Solar Junction

9 February 2012

CyOptics launches compact 40Gbps TOSA and ROSA for QSFP+ transceivers

9 February 2012

Sofradir becomes top supplier of cooled MCT IR detectors for military applications

9 February 2012

SEMI-GAS offers semi-automatic gas cabinets to reduce cost for low-flow applications

9 February 2012

Opnext appoints The Optoelectronics Company as laser diode distributor in Europe and North America

9 February 2012

DILAS launches high-power laser bars on micro-channel coolers for diode-pumped alkali laser pump wavelengths

9 February 2012

Aixtron forms strategic alliance with Minsheng Financial Leasing in China

9 February 2012

NeoPhotonics completes Phase I production expansion for narrow-linewidth tunable lasers

8 February 2012

Veeco’s revenue falls 28% in Q4/2011 due to MOCVD down 32%

8 February 2012

Soraa introduces ‘LED 2.0’ GaN-on-GaN technology

8 February 2012

GaAs device revenue grows 6% in 2011, returning to historical averages

8 February 2012

SemiSouth launches 1200V normally-on SiC JFET with ultra-low switching losses

8 February 2012

Seoul Semiconductor launches AC-powered Acrich2 linear module for ballast-free fluorescent replacement

8 February 2012

Mitsubishi Electric develops six-band PA in conventionally sized package for automatic band switching and seamless roaming

7 February 2012

Tri-gate applied to make normally-off nitride semiconductor transistors

7 February 2012

Plessey acquires Cambridge GaN-on-Si HB-LED spin-off CamGaN

7 February 2012

Cambridge’s new form of hafnium oxide boosts dielectric constant from 20 over 30

7 February 2012

EVG launches 2nd-gen EVG620HBL mask alignment system for LED making

7 February 2012

SemiLEDs qualifies Veeco K465i MOCVD system for high-volume LED production

7 February 2012

Cree’s new XLamp XT-E white LED doubles lm/W of XP-E

7 February 2012

SemiSouth announces demo board showcasing SiC JFETs in cascode half-bridge configuration

7 February 2012

OPEL announces management change

7 February 2012

OIPT receives ISO14001 certification

7 February 2012

MiaSolé appoints VP of global business development & sales

6 February 2012

Transphorm unveils first qualified 600V GaN product

6 February 2012

Alta’s single-junction GaAs solar panel verified by NREL as 23.5% efficient

6 February 2012

Abound Solar produces 82.8W CdTe PV module

6 February 2012

GT’s sapphire furnaces counteract dip in polysilicon equipment revenue

6 February 2012

Infinera’s revenue rebounds 7.7% in Q4/2011 despite Thailand flooding

6 February 2012

LG Siltron selects Veeco K465i MOCVD system for GaN-on-Si epi production

6 February 2012

Epistar chooses Veeco K465i MOCVD system for GaN-on-Si LED development

6 February 2012

Cree releases SPICE Model for SiC Power MOSFET

6 February 2012

LED lighting power supply market to reach $10bn in 2016

6 February 2012

Advanced Photonix establishes credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank

6 February 2012

CIGS PV panel market to grow rapidly to $4.4bn by 2017

4 February 2012

Lumileds launches LUXEON H LED for space-constrained bulbs

4 February 2012

Manz gives update on CIGSfab at Thin-Film Conference

3 February 2012

Astrium installs millionth solar cell as it delivers its 300th array

3 February 2012

TriQuint’s foundry supports Durham-based start-up Sarda’s market entry

3 February 2012

SemiLEDs achieves 40% external quantum efficiency for UV LED chips

3 February 2012

Osram Oslon SSL LEDs in Arquiled’s luminaires illuminate Portuguese supermarkets

3 February 2012

Javelin first fully qualified CMOS PA supplier shipping in 3G smartphones

3 February 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches high-linearity 1.2W GaAs PA for point-to-point applications

3 February 2012

Palomar develops wire-bond-free direct attach for LEDs

2 February 2012

CIGS PV firm MiaSolé hits 17.3% efficiency with champion module; 14% now in production

2 February 2012

RFMD launches 3.3–4.0V 433–470MHz and 470–510MHz transmit/receive front-end modules

2 February 2012

Inphi appoints Ford Tamer as CEO as president & CEO Sohn retires

2 February 2012

Ascent appoints TFG executive director as CEO as it focuses on Asia

2 February 2012

Skyworks ramps GPS/GNSS receive-only front-end for Samsung

2 February 2012

EPC publishes first application-focused GaN transistors textbook

2 February 2012

TI extends family of GaN FET driver ICs with low-side gate driver

2 February 2012

SSEC adds semiconductor industry veteran David Lam to board

1 February 2012

CPV firm Semprius sets record 33.9% solar module efficiency

1 February 2012

Inphi and NeoPhotonics collaborate on 100G optical modules

1 February 2012

Cree launches packaged 1700V SiC Schottky diodes

1 February 2012

MidAmerican completes acquisition of 550MW Topaz Solar Farm from First Solar

1 February 2012

Soitec completes acquisition of Altatech

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JANUARY 2012

31 January 2012

Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

31 January 2012

North Carolina Water Reclamation Facility chooses Cree LED Lighting

31 January 2012

Lumileds launches LUXEON K arrays for retrofit and downlight LED lighting

31 January 2012

Skyworks launches GaAs LNAs for 1.6–3.0GHz receiver applications

31 January 2012

Avago launches high-efficiency front-end module for WiFi 5GHz access points

31 January 2012

NTU Singapore orders Aixtron Black Magic system for high-frequency electronics CNT project

31 January 2012

RFaxis celebrates 4-year anniversary by shipping 4 millionth RFeIC

31 January 2012

Testing completed on Next Generation Jammer array transmitters using GaN-based PAs

31 January 2012

First Solar co-sponsors Chipotle cycle team

30 January 2012

Increased mobility and reduced residual electron concentration indium nitride

30 January 2012

Oclaro’s quarterly revenue down 28% year-on-year

30 January 2012

Emcore announces 4:1 reverse stock split

27 January 2012

Year-on-year handset shipment growth of 11% in Q4 takes 2011 to 1.55 billion units

27 January 2012

RFaxis granted four patents for single-chip RF front-end IC technology

26 January 2012

SiO2/GaN nano-rods give new base for high light output power

26 January 2012

Nanosolar’s EVP of engineering & operations transitions to CEO

26 January 2012

Amonix achieves ISO 9001-2008 and IEC 62108 certifications

26 January 2012

Powerex launches low-profile SiC MOSFET modules with multiple circuit topologies

25 January 2012

RFMD’s quarterly revenue falls 19% year-on-year to $225.4m

25 January 2012

CIGS PV maker NuvoSun chooses FactoryLOOK and VistrianMES systems

25 January 2012

Optical transport system maker Optelian acquires Versawave

25 January 2012

Lumileds launches LUXEON M for outdoor and industrial LED lighting

25 January 2012

Intense extends 808nm pump module range to 30W for defense, medical & industrial applications

25 January 2012

GreenVolts partners with Independent Solar Developers to provide CPV to agriculture

25 January 2012

Magnolia presents limits of InGaAs quantum well solar cell performance at Photonic West

24 January 2012

AXT to establish second substrate-making facility in China

24 January 2012

AQT readies ‘CIGS 3.0’ CZTS thin-film PV cells for commercialization

24 January 2012

3S Photonics Group becomes 3SPGroup

24 January 2012

CIGS PV market to nearly double to $2.35bn and 2.3GW in 2015

24 January 2012

Soitec and Sumitomo Electric demonstrate 4”- and 6” GaN engineered substrates

24 January 2012

Cree LEDway luminaires replace 3600 street lights in North Carolina’s first large-scale LED street-light deployment

24 January 2012

Intense launches 10W version of 793nm pump module for thulium and holmium pulsed laser systems

24 January 2012

Renesas launches second series of low-loss SiC power devices integrating power conversion circuit in single package

24 January 2012

Naval Research Laboratory’s Brian Bennett made Fellow of American Physical Society

24 January 2012

Xenics launches low-noise SWIR detectors for semiconductor inspection and fault localization

23 January 2012

Honeycomb sweetens nitride solar cell performance

23 January 2012

Opto Diode launches wide-emission, high-power IR LEDs

23 January 2012

Oclaro samples 20G VCSEL; ships more than 500,000 10G VCSELs

23 January 2012

QD Laser develops compact yellow-green and orange laser modules with high-speed modulation capability

23 January 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches products for networks and aerospace & defense applications

23 January 2012

Oclaro laser diodes enable development of first 15kW direct-diode laser systems

20 January 2012

Aluminum oxide passivation reduces off-current in AlN/GaN transistors

20 January 2012

Skyworks’ 17% year-on-year revenue growth beats guidance

20 January 2012

QD Laser exhibits compact prototype 100mW, 532nm green laser module with high efficiency and high-speed modulation capability

20 January 2012

Microsemi earns ZTE's ‘2011 Best Delivery Support’ award

20 January 2012

NXP’s SiGe LNA enhances reception and range of NorthVu’s indoor digital TV antenna

19 January 2012

Albemarle launches Electronic Materials business unit

19 January 2012

Riber’s revenue grows 40% to €29m in 2011

19 January 2012

Seoul Semiconductor registers 10,000 LED patents domestically and internationally

19 January 2012

Opnext adds high-power 660nm red laser with built-in monitor photo diode capability

18 January 2012

Low-cost direct LED backlights to reduce premium for LED-backlit LCD TVs

18 January 2012

Cree’s 13% quarterly growth driven by lighting acquisition

18 January 2012

IQE reports year-on-year growth in revenue and profits

18 January 2012

AOS and SemiSouth demo 1200V Si/SiC stack-cascode MOSFETs

18 January 2012

Avago launches high-gain linear power amplifier for 700-800MHz 4G LTE cellular infrastructure equipment

18 January 2012

Avago’s small-footprint auto-focus auxiliary flash LEDs enable thinner digital cameras

17 January 2012

All-silicon light emission through nanocrystal confinement

17 January 2012

Japan’s Solar Frontier to supply 100+MWp of CIS PV modules to enXco

17 January 2012

Packaged GaN LED market falls 6% in 2011 to $8bn on backlighting weakness

17 January 2012

First Solar raises CdTe PV module efficiency record from 13.4% to 14.4%

17 January 2012

United Silicon Carbide to develop next-generation SiC devices using Aixtron SiC Planetary reactor

17 January 2012

Plasma-Therm awarded five-star rating by VLSIresearch

17 January 2012

Packaged HB-LED consumption to grow from $10.77bn in 2011 to $69.7bn in 2021

17 January 2012

Intense first to provide 300mW laser at 980-780nm

17 January 2012

Renesas samples low-loss SiC power devices integrating power conversion circuit on-chip

16 January 2012

NICT demonstrates first gallium oxide transistors

16 January 2012

GaN could save US mobile operators $2bn annually

16 January 2012

China’s Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics signs off Vistec e-beam litho system

16 January 2012

Sharp launches 2nd generation of 10W Mini Zeni LED arrays

16 January 2012

CdTe PV maker Abound and Solarsis announce commissioning of 1MW plant in Andhra Pradesh, India

13 January 2012

Growth-mode transition to higher UV output

13 January 2012

SemiLEDs revenue rebounds by 27%, driven by lower-price indoor components

13 January 2012

Osram’s GaN LED chips on 150mm silicon enter pilot stage

13 January 2012

SSEC adds industry veterans to boost sales force in critical regions

13 January 2012

Microsemi receives Strategic Partner award from FiberHome

13 January 2012

Frontier adds Infinera ATN platform to existing DTN network

13 January 2012

Javelin adds to Band 1 CMOS PAs with 3G Band II PA

13 January 2012

Anadigics receives 2011 Best Comprehensive Performance Supplier Award from ZTE

12 January 2012

CPV module maker Semprius raises $3m in funding

12 January 2012

CIGS PV firm AQT secures $18.7m in Series B funding round

12 January 2012

Teledyne and Zephyr partner on optical interconnect fiber-optic products

12 January 2012

Luminus demos latest technology at CES, from 50lm pico projector to 4000lm hybrid projector

12 January 2012

Agilent announces availability of Mitsubishi Electric’s nonlinear RF model library for ADS

12 January 2012

Aixtron installs another Black Magic system for CNT and graphene deposition at Portugal’s INESC

11 January 2012

Asahi Kasei acquires Crystal IS

11 January 2012

GaAs IC market growth slows to 1% in 2011

11 January 2012

Soraa demonstrating high-power blue lasers in desktop projector at CES

11 January 2012

CVD Equipment's orders grow 44% in 2011 to $36m

11 January 2012

Cree launches XB-D lighting-class LED on new platform that doubles lumens-per-dollar

10 January 2012

EVG collaborating with Eulitha on low-cost nanopatterning for HB-LEDs

10 January 2012

TriQuint begins Phase II of DARPA’s ‘NEXT’ GaN R&D program ahead of schedule

10 January 2012

Plasma-Therm named finalist for 2011 Manufacturer of the Year Award

10 January 2012

RFMD expands portfolio of 2.4GHz front-end modules for ZigBee/HAN applications

10 January 2012

Microsemi launches SiGe platform for 4G RF front-end module development

10 January 2012

Skyworks completes tender offer for remaining Advanced Analogic Technologies shares

9 January 2012

IMEC/AMAT produce first crack-free MOCVD nitride DH-structures on 200mm Si

9 January 2012

GaN nanowires show six-fold stronger 3D piezoelectric effect than bulk GaN

9 January 2012

Lumileds appoints Pierre Yves Lesaicherre as CEO as Michael Holt retires

9 January 2012

Anadigics ships production volumes of HELP3E PAs for Samsung’s new Galaxy Nexus smartphone

6 January 2012

InGaAs gate all-arounder demonstrates shortest channel to date

6 January 2012

AIP sells MFC maker Brooks Instrument

5 January 2012

China creates its first high-performance InAlN HEMTs on sapphire

5 January 2012

SMG Indium Resources announces $7.5m private placement

5 January 2012

LED fab equipment spending to fall 18% in 2012

5 January 2012

American Industrial Partners sells Ichor systems

5 January 2012

RFMD’s December-quarter revenue 10% below forecast

5 January 2012

Oclaro’s preliminary quarterly revenue of $86m beats $75-85m guidance

5 January 2012

KTH spin-off Nocilis launches Si- and SiGeSnC-based epi foundry

5 January 2012

GigOptix samples 28G modulator driver for 40G & 100G applications

5 January 2012

RFMD to showcase ZigBee front-end solutions at CES

5 January 2012

Amonix CEO Brian Robertson killed in light aircraft crash

4 January 2012

InGaAs buffer/channel structure boosts effective mobility 4.2x that of silicon

4 January 2012

Samsung LED to be merged into Samsung Electronics

4 January 2012

GaN gaining traction in commercial applications

4 January 2012

TFG increases stake in Ascent Solar from 20% to 41%

3 January 2012

Zinc oxide transparent conduction on semipolar nitride LEDs boosts EQE

3 January 2012

Chalmers demos first subharmonic graphene FET mixer at microwave frequencies

3 January 2012

Emcore’s quarterly revenue grows 5% sequentially to $52.1m

3 January 2012

AWR hosts three-city high-frequency design seminar tour in India

3 January 2012

Epistar launches 100, 120 and 150lm/W LED chipsets for warm-white lighting

2 January 2012

Opnext’s 10G module production at Thailand’s Fabrinet transferred from Chokchai

2 January 2012

Infinera ranks third worldwide and first in North America terrestrial long-haul WDM transport and ROADM market

2 January 2012

Tegal sells NLD portfolio; Cu barrier and low-k dielectric patents still under auction

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