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News Archive 2006

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DECEMBER 2006

29 December 2006
Philips takes full owership of Lumileds
. . . More

29 December 2006
Riber continues penetration of China’s R&D market . . . More

28 December 2006
Avnet to distribute for Seoul Semiconductor . . . More

27 December 2006
Common platform for 10Gb/s transceiver development to cut design cycle time and costs . . . More

27 December 2006
Skyworks launches Helios II-Plus EDGE Radio for quad-band, multimedia handsets . . . More

26 December 2006
Asahi Kasei starts up fab for Hall-effect devices . . . More

26 December 2006
Emcore and Finisar receive Nasdaq delisting notices . . . More

22 December 2006
IQE acquires Singapore epiwafer foundry MBE Technology for £7.5m . . . More

22 December 2006
Nichia develops record 150lm/W white LED . . . More

22 December 2006
Acquicor closes $145m private placement to fund Jazz acquisition . . . More

21 December 2006
Tegal receives etch system order from Skyworks . . . More

21 December 2006
Osram licenses Coherent’s OPSL technology for displays . . . More

21 December 2006
LBO secures extra $1m and full-color laser projection license . . . More

21 December 2006
Element Six sets up Diamond Microwave Devices subsidiary to collaborate with Filtronic . . . More

21 December 2006
Emcore makes Ortel manager president and COO; CTO steps down from board . . . More

20 December 2006
AXT raises $24.2m in public offering . . . More

19 December 2006
WiMAX growth in China depends on how industry deals with barriers . . . More

19 December 2006
Survey ranks Asia GaAs epi suppliers highest; Hitachi Cable overtakes FCM for substrates . . . More

19 December 2006
GaAs defense market to grow at 9% to 2010 before shift to GaN . . . More

18 December 2006
WJ introduces a 4W 28V InGaP HBT (GaAs) PA module for WCDMA infrastructure systems . . . More

18 December 2006
Record efficiency nonpolar and semipolar GaN LEDs . . . More

18 December 2006
BluGlass strengthens team in preparation for commercialization . . . More

18 December 2006
Normally-off GaN power transistor with low on-state resistance . . . More

18 December 2006
OCP grows revenue 28.3% quarter-to-quarter; makes management changes; launches XFP 10km temperature options . . . More

15 December 2006
Cellular backhaul point-to-point radio GaAs market to peak in 2007 . . . More

15 December 2006
Nanosolar selects manufacturing sites in California and Germany . . . More

15 December 2006
Metryx receives mass metrology production tool order from US GaAs manufacturer . . . More

15 December 2006
Arima ramps-up for auto LED applications with Veeco’s largest capacity MOCVD system . . . More

14 December 2006
Nichia loses Korean design patent rights for backlighting side-view white LED . . . More

13 December 2006
MIT demonstrates InGaAs transistors that could succeed silicon . . . More

13 December 2006
RFMD opens customer support center in Shanghai . . . More

13 December 2006
Cree extends litigation against BridgeLux to further patents . . . More

12 December 2006
Record 845GHz transistor reported by UIUC’s Feng . . . More

12 December 2006
Novalux delivers 1.5W prototype red laser arrays for RPTV . . . More

12 December 2006
Filtronic shaves around £5m off expansion plan . . . More

12 December 2006
IMEC reports record-performance Ge pMOS FETs using Si-compatible processing . . . More

12 December 2006
Firecomms appoints VP of European sales . . . More

11 December 2006
Cree cuts revenue forecast on lower LED chip sales . . . More

11 December 2006
EPIC celebrates three years of helping build Europe’s photonics industry . . . More

11 December 2006
Apogee to introduce uncooled 20Gb/s and 25Gb/s 1310nm CWDM lasers for emerging 100GbE optical standards . . . More

8 December 2006
Optium reports record revenues . . . More

7 December 2006
WJ lowers Q4 revenue guidance from $12-12.5m to $10.8-11.3m . . . More

6 December 2006
Spectrolab’s new terrestrial solar cell smashes 40% efficiency barrier . . . More

6 December 2006
New roles at Veeco for Benjamin Loh Gek Lim and John Bulman . . . More

6 December 2006
Microsemi’s InGaP HBT technology supports latest 802.11n WLAN platforms . . . More

5 December 2006
Seoul Semiconductor claims record with 100 lm/W @ 350 mA P4 LED . . . More

5 December 2006
BOC Edwards makes moves to increase presence in compound semiconductor market . . . More

5 December 2006
SDK expands capacity for AlGaInP ultra bright LED chips . . . More

5 December 2006
NSTR opts for BedeScan X-ray Defect Detection and Inspection system . . . More

4 December 2006
Qualcomm specifies Anadigics’ PAs . . . More

4 December 2006
RFMD to sell Bluetooth assets for $39m to Qualcomm and collaborate on complementary cellular products . . . More

4 December 2006
Luminus makes available PhlatLight LED chipset evaluation kits . . . More

4 December 2006
Honda establishes Soltec CIGS solar cell subsidiary . . . More

1 December 2006
NL Nanosemiconductor acquires Zia Laser . . . More

1 December 2006
Finisar reports 13th quarter of growth, but reviews stock option grant practices . . . More

1 December 2006
Emcore buys $18m stake in terrestrial solar-power firm WorldWater & Power and signs $100m supply contract . . . More

1 December 2006
USAF contract for SUI to develop SWIR sensor for unmanned aerial vehicles . . . More

NOVEMBER 2006

30 November 2006
Emcore's PhotoVoltaics wins $41m multi-year order for communications satellites. . . More

29 November 2006
Sandia demonstrates reduced-bowing GaN growth on Aonex's sapphire-on-AlN substrates . . . More

29 November 2006
Aviza Japan president appointed. . . More

29 November 2006
Rudolph appoints SEMATECH’s VP of Strategy as chief operating officer. . . More

28 November 2006
DayStar appoints CEO to succeed founder and chairman. . . More

28 November 2006
Q-Cells forms JV to commercialize Solibro’s CIGS PV technology. . .More

28 November 2006
Global Solar to expand CIGS PV production . . . More

28 November 2006
Veeco receives four orders for R&D MBE systems . . . More

27 November 2006
AXT founder Morris Young plans retirement . . . More

27 November 2006
RFMD ships 50 millionth Polaris RF Solution . . . More

27 November 2006
Kopin on notice from NASDAQ pending review of stock option practices . . . More

27 November 2006
RFMD is Lenovo's 'Best Supplier' for second consecutive year; launches GPS solution; announces Bluetooth collaboration . . . More

24 November 2006
Second order for Riber's Compact12 research MBE reactor . . . More

24 November 2006
Sharp enters blue laser production . . . More

24 November 2006
TEM sample prep system with adaptive ion milling technology . . . More

23 November 2006
Innos supporting SiNANO project . . . More

23 November 2006
Nichia reports white LEDs producing 138lm/W at 20mA; over 90lm/W at 350mA . . . More

23 November 2006
Veeco plans leadership succession . . . More

22 November 2006
Avago ships 600 millionth optical mouse sensor . . . More

21 November 2006
BluGlass scales up GaN deposition to 4-inch substrates . . . More

21 November 2006
Shimei to produce GaN-on-silicon LEDs for blue, then green and red emission; developing blue lasers . . . More

21 November 2006
Handset shipments 259m in Q3; still on course for 1bn in 2006, says Strategy Analytics . . . More

21 November 2006
LED headlamps for automotive forward lighting . . . More

20 November 2006
Smallest 0.5W HB-LEDs for exterior auto lighting in PLCC-4 SMT LEDs . . . More

20 November 2006
LED lighting for direct connection to AC supply . . . More

20 November 2006
Aviza achieves operating profit one quarter ahead of forecast . . . More

20 November 2006
Tegal's revenues down 20%, but costs cut . . . More

18 November 2006
STS announces board and management changes . . . More

17 November 2006
TranSiC raises €0.44m in first-round financing . . . More

17 November 2006
Johnson Matthey hydrogen purifier for EpiLEDS . . . More

16 November 2006
RFMD introduces GaN wideband power amplifier ICs
. . . More

16 November 2006
BinOptics to accelerate blue laser development with $6m funding
. . . More

15 November 2006
Bandwidth’s parent announces Q3/2006 financial results . . . More

15 November 2006
TriQuint introduces new GaAs products for digital radio and sat-com . . . More

14 November 2006
Mitsubishi develops new GaAs FETs for WiMAX base transceiver stations . . . More

14 November 2006
Arima Opto to expand
AlGaInP LED chip capacity to 1bn in 2007 . . . More

14 November 2006
Toshiba announces record-breaking GaN power FET . . . More

14 November 2006
STMicroelectronics and Velox enter dual-source agreement . . . More

13 November 2006
Bandwidth expands wafer production with multiple Veeco TurboDisc E450 As/P MOCVD systems . . . More

13 November 2006
Auto industry's first LED for resistor drive applications . . . More

13 November 2006
RFMD elects CEO of eSilicon Corp to board . . . More

10 November 2006
TriQuint launches high-efficiency GaAs PA for enhanced-data-rate, longer-range Bluetooth with longer battery life . . . More

10 November 2006
Matheson Tri-Gas boosts arsine capacity . . . More

10 November 2006
Bede ships system for controlling strain and relaxation in SiGe to US manufacturing consortium . . . More

10 November 2006
New arsenic cracker source for MBE . . . More

9 November 2006
HYPHEN program indicates GaN HEMTs on composite substrates more reliable than on silicon . . . More

9 November 2006
Alfalight expands sales and support network to UK and Israel . . . More

9 November 2006
Finland's VTT orders flip-chip die bonder from Laurier . . . More

9 November 2006
Epitech orders three Aixtron AIX 2600G3 systems for HB-LEDs . . . More

8 November 2006
TDI samples 4-inch AlN-based semi-insulating wafers . . . More

8 November 2006
Sofradir building new fab using MBE to double third-generation IR detector production . . . More

8 November 2006
Kopin revenues fall during transition to higher-margin products. . . More

7 November 2006
Emcore lowers revenue forecast from $40m to $35m . . . More

7 November 2006
Bookham's declining Nortel sales offset by Cisco . . . More

6 November 2006
JDSU's optical communications business turns operating profit . . . More

6 November 2006
Avanex's revenues up 12%, but losses continue . . . More

3 November 2006
WJ reports sales up 57% year-on-year and plans to go fabless; launches first 28V InGaP HBTs for 3G . . . More

3 November 2006
X40 MSA launched to improve multi-rate 40Gb/s optical transceiver reach and cost . . . More

3 November 2006
Skyworks revenues and operating profits rise, excluding base-band shutdown costs . . . More

2 November 2006
OCP subcontracts to SAE China for high-volume manufacturing . . . More

2 November 2006
GaN HEMTs for general purpose broadband systems . . . More

2 November 2006
Aixtron raises full year guidance after profitable Q3
. . . More

1 November 2006
UK’s Photonic Products Ltd acquired by StockerYale . . . More

OCTOBER 2006

31 October 2006
MBE awards for Horikoshi and Hoke . . . More

31 October 2006
GaAs inflates AXT’s Q3 revenue to $12.5m, but new tax regulations in China could burst bubble . . . More

30 October 2006
RoseStreet Labs establishes JV with Sumitomo . . . More

30 October 2006
Hittite’s Q2/2006 revenue up 63.5% . . . More

30 October 2006
Synova appoints Philippe Senn as COO . . . More

27 October 2006
Nitronex launches power transistors for broadband . . . More

27 October 2006
Cree announces first power switch and diode co-pack . . . More

27 October 2006
BridgeLux lights-up mobile applications market . . . More

27 October 2006
Cree's GaN HEMT WiMAX devices used for airborne broadcasting . . . More

26 October 2006
OIPT on the move . . . More

26 October 2006
Spectrolab produces two millionth multi-junction solar cell . . . More

26 October 2006
TriQuint handset revenues grow 57%, driving increased profits . . . More

26 October 2006
Osram introduces new generation of side-emitting LEDs . . . More

26 October 2006
CNU adds second Thomas Swan MOCVD system . . . More

25 October 2006
Anadigics sales up 53.2% year-on-year yield pro forma net profit . . . More

25 October 2006
RFMD's record revenues to continue, driven by cell-phone chip demand . . . More

24 October 2006
Mobile shipments top 245m in Q3/2006; on target for 1bn by year end . . . More

24 October 2006
Veeco boosted by HB-LED/wireless markets . . . More

24 October 2006
TDI to sample InGaN epi in early 2007, for small-scale production in Q3 . . . More

23 October 2006
Cree and Micronetics: new appointments . . . More

23 October 2006
Modeling metal-induced reconstruction of surfaces. . . More

20 October 2006
FOREPI orders hydrogen purifiers from Johnson Matthey . . . More

20 October 2006
Cree's profits fall; sales flat year-on-year . . . More

20 October 2006
Saint-Gobain to develop substrates for BluGlass’ GaN-on-glass devices . . . More

20 October 2006
Sony Ericsson takes 'fastest growing vendor' title . . . More

19 October 2006
Welsh Assembly Government grants Aviza £1.2m for investment in Newport facility . . . More

19 October 2006
Nanometrics introduces VerteX; plans R&D expansion at York facility . . . More

18 October 2006
Renesas introduces a 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band SiGe MMIC power amplifier . . . More

18 October 2006
BridgeLux bites back . . . More

18 October 2006
Avago claims first "Plug and Play" high-power RGB LED lighting modules . . . More

18 October 2006
European RF wireless chip foundry takes on IQE as preferred external supplier of epi-wafers . . . More

17 October 2006
Mitsubishi launches 15mW laser for G-PON FTTH . . . More

17 October 2006
Ultra-wideband for short-range automotive radar sensors . . . More

13 October 2006
NIST releases standard for AlGaAs epilayers . . . More

13 October 2006
K&S to enter die bonder market . . . More

12 October 2006
TDI demos technology for GaN and AlGaN QWs and Superlattices . . . More

11 October 2006
NAMBE awards Raytheon's Hoke and Bell Labs' Hock Ng . . . More

11 October 2006
Nitronex's GaN-on-Si process now qualified; launches RF power transistors for WiMAX . . . More

11 October 2006
VPEC orders two further MOCVD reactors . . . More

10 October 2006
Photolithography for HB-LEDs . . . More

10 October 2006
Cree claims first 160 lumen white power LED . . . More

10 October 2006
Finisar unveils expanded plant in Texas as it ships 50 millionth VCSEL . . . More

10 October 2006
Osram's OSTAR lighting products used in new LED floodlights . . . More

10 October 2006
Analysts warn of threat to Freescale's RF Business . . . More

10 October 2006
UK's DTI funds QC laser development for oil and gas prospecting . . . More

9 October 2006
Army funds Kyma to develop non-polar GaN substrates . . . More

9 October 2006
Cree samples 15W GaN HEMT for North American WiMAX . . . More

6 October 2006
US DOE selects Sandia as National Laboratory Center for Solid-State Lighting R&D and announces more funding . . . More

6 October 2006
WLAN chip market to grow at 17% to $3.2bn by 2010
. . . More

6 October 2006
Skyworks exits baseband business and focuses on GaAs . . . More

6 October 2006
Kopin lowers Q3/2006 revenue guidance from $19-20.5m to $14-15m . . . More

5 October 2006
Improved magnetic-semiconductor bilayer for room-temperature spintronics . . . More

5 October 2006
Mitsubishi launches high-output InGaP HBT amplifiers for WiMAX terminals . . . More

5 October 2006
SemiLEDs adds capacity with Aixtron’s AIX 2600G3 HT
. . . More

4 October 2006
OSRAM's North American partnership for Nu Horizons . . . More

4 October 2006
STS sales up 37% year-on-year . . . More

4 October 2006
OSRAM launches Platinum Dragon LED . . . More

4 October 2006
Congress awards Microsemi $1.8M to develop SiC for defense avionics . . . More

4 October 2006
RFMD moves up the rankings . . . More

3 October 2006
Cree grants license to Lite-On Technology . . . More

3 October 2006
Filtronic ends wireless infrastructure business; focus switches to compounds . . . More

3 October 2006
Market for GaN and AlN substrates forecast to exceed $440m by 2010 . . . More

2 October 2006
SWIR cameras from XenICs and SUI
. . . More

2 October 2006
EPSRC’s National Centre for III-V Technologies moves to new £10m facility . . . More

2 October 2006
WiMAX and WLAN: the future for GaAs (part 2) . . . More

2 October 2006
CCT to hold grand opening . . . More

SEPTEMBER 2006

29 September 2006
Riber's first half sales mark return to operating profit . . . More

29 September 2006
Sawtek name cut in TriQuint re-brand . . . More

29 September 2006
Epistar to acquire Epitech and Highlink . . . More

29 September 2006
InGaP technology helps power Anadigics to 750m units milestone . . . More

28 September 2006
Opto Tech and Epistar secure new orders for LEDs . . . More

28 September 2006
September's key developments . . . More

28 September 2006
ITME turns to silicon carbide with new Epigress tool . . . More

27 September 2006
Shipments of Wi-Fi enabled consumer electronics devices to hit 249m by 2011 . . . More

27 September 2006
OIPT appoints Mark Vosloo as sales director
. . . More

27 September 2006
All that Jazz: Acquicor to acquire Jazz Semiconductor . . . More

26 September 2006
LEDtronics launches new range of LED light bulbs . . . More

26 September 2006
Broadcom selects Skyworks’ front-end module for Wi-Fi
. . . More

26 September 2006
Riber develops new MBE research machine based on Kwansei Gakuin University patents . . . More

25 September 2006
WiMAX and WLAN: the future for GaAs . . . More

25 September 2006
Ed McIntyre joins QPC . . . More

23 September 2006
Teledyne acquires Rockwell Scientific for $167.5m . . . More

23 September 2006
Trion Technology introduces new photoresist stripper . . . More

22 September 2006
Miniature PA for 802.11b/g/n WLAN applications . . . More

22 September 2006
BluGlass lists at a 42.5% premium to offer price . . . More

22 September 2006
Bookham sells UK assembly and test plant for $9.5m . . . More

21 September 2006
BridgeLux responds to Cree lawsuit . . . More

21 September 2006
NXP appoints senior VP of Global Sales . . . More

21 September 2006
Dual-Mode cellular/Wi-Fi handset shipments to top 300m in 2011 . . . More

20 September 2006
AOI launches 2.5Gbps DWDM lasers . . . More

20 September 2006
Suss extends Taiwan partnership with PhotonWealth . . . More

20 September 2006
Arima orders three more AIX 2600G3 systems as part of strategic expansion plan . . . More

20 September 2006
Indium and gallium deposits identified in Bolivia . . . More

19 September 2006
Avago sues Taiwan's Elan for patent infringement . . . More

19 September 2006
Base-station revenues to decline after 2008 . . . More

19 September 2006
First electrically pumped hybrid silicon laser . . . More

19 September 2006
NanoWorld buys Suss MicroTec’s
ELAN CB6L . . . More

18 September 2006
Unaxis changes name to OC Oerlikon . . . More

16 September 2006
Freescale to be acquired for $17.6bn . . . More

16 September 2006
Kyma introduces GaN and AlN templates . . . More

15 September 2006
Aixtron brings OVPD technology to OPAL 2008 project . . . More

15 September 2006
NXP announces board . . . More

14 September 2006
First DWDM-compatible XFP-E MSA-compliant transceiver module . . . More

13 September 2006
Photonics Center purchases Heidelberg’s DWL66 fs maskless laser lithography system . . . More

13 September 2006
Samsung opts for Anadigics’ InGaP-Plus technology . . . More

13 September 2006
HelioVolt and NREL extend CRADA to develop non-vacuum deposition for CIGS thin-film PVs . . . More

12 September 2006
Philips allies with UMS and Fraunhofer-IAF on GaN broadband PAs for wireless base-stations . . . More

12 September 2006
Cree files patent lawsuit against BridgeLux . . . More

12 September 2006
RFMD ships linear EDGE PA module to LG RFIC maker . . . More

12 September 2006
Market for HB-LEDs and substrates to reach $10.6bn by 2011 . . . More

11 September 2006
TriQuint launches new GaAs HPAs at EuMW . . . More

11 September 2006
Nakamura receives €1m Millennium Technology Prize; will donate money for LED lighting in developing countries . . . More

8 September 2006
Anadigics ships HELP2 3G EV-DO PAs for Samsung's SCH-a870 handset . . . More

7 September 2006
BluGlass closes IPO fully oversubscribed; lodges supplementary prospectus . . . More

7 September 2006
Mobile infrastructure the wrong market for GaN?
. . . More

7 September 2006
Filtronic's Wireless Infrastructure sale revised . . . More

7 September 2006
3G subscriptions to reach 285m by end-2006 . . . More

7 September 2006
Anadigics begins shipping AWT6314 dual-band CDMA PAs for new 6215i handset . . . More

6 September 2006
Bookham raises $23.5m . . . More

6 September 2006
Cree names John Kurtzweil as CFO . . . More

6 September 2006
Philips to double power LED production with Singapore plant . . . More

6 September 2006
Finisar reports 12th quarter of growth . . . More

6 September 2006
Principia Lightworks inks contract with Bandwidth Semiconductor for III-V and II-VI wafers . . . More

4 September 2006
Formosa Epitaxy plans new LED plant . . . More

4 September 2006
Arima Opto receives large order for AlGaInP LEDs . . . More

2 September 2006
Cree doubles brightness of EZBright LED power chip for lighting applications . . . More

1 September 2006
SemiSouth raises $5m following SiC fab opening . . . More

1 September 2006
JDSU's optical communications sales up just 4%, while losses continue to shrink . . . More

1 September 2006
GE buys Emcore's stake in GELcore for $100m; partners with Nichia . . . More

AUGUST 2006

31 August 2006
IQE confirms 50% revenue rise . . . More

31 August 2006
Crystal IS raises $10.6m in second-round funding for AlN substrates . . . More

31 August 2006
NEC Electronics America awards Praxair a 10 year bulk gas contract NEC . . . More

30 August 2006
SiGe raises $19.5m after doubling revenues . . . More

30 August 2006
Norstel's new SiC plant inaugurated . . . More

30 August 2006
AFRL awards SemiSouth $3.95m of SiC power device contract worth up to $22.5m . . . More

30 August 2006
IMEC and Bede investigate new semiconductor materials at the 45nm technology node and below . . . More

29 August 2006
Boeing to provide 600,000 solar cells . . . More

26 August 2006
Mobile phone sales grew 18% in Q2/2006; Q3 to reach 238m units . . . More

26 August 2006
nLight acquires Flextronics Photonics for high-volume integration . . . More

25 August 2006
SemiSouth opens SiC manufacturing facility . . . More

25 August 2006
BluGlass extends IPO to accommodate international demand for oversubscriptions . . . More

24 August 2006
Evans Analytical Group acquires Applied Microanalysis Labs for III-V characterization expertise . . . More

24 August 2006
SSL Program awards $1.8m to boost green LEDs . . . More

23 August 2006
Skyworks powers smallest camera flip phone . . . More

23 August 2006
Modulight chairman relinquishes COO and marketing roles . . . More

22 August 2006
Top 10 GaAs device makers in 2005 joined by Hittite, Mitsubishi Electric and Toshiba at expense of Eudyna, Sony and NEC . . . More

22 August 2006
Dalian Meiming Epitaxy Technology expands opto capacity with multiple Aixtron systems . . . More

21 August 2006
IQE closes acquisition of EMD after raising £12m . . . More

19 August 2006
Synova raises $8m for micromachining centers
. . . More

18 August 2006
NEC develops 400W GaN amplifier for 3G base-stations . . . More

18 August 2006
Fibre Channel at 8Gbit/s to meet same problems as 10Gbit/s Ethernet . . . More

17 August 2006
Vertilas to launch single-mode 1310/1550nm VCSEL for 10Gbit/s . . . More

17 August 2006
GaN sensor sensitive to UV-A/B/C radiation . . . More

16 August 2006
Self-calibrating metal evaporation source for MBE . . . More

16 August 2006
EpiValley boosts capacity with another Thomas Swan MOCVD reactor for Blue LEDs
. . . More

15 August 2006
Thinnest Wi-Fi PA enhances battery life for portable electronics . . . More

15 August 2006
GaAs epi market grew 40% in 2005 . . . More

14 August 2006
Gallium and indium production in CIS to grow . . . More

11 August 2006
Despite record annual sales, Cree's profits down after LED production problems . . . More

11 August 2006
Aviza’s sales rise 20% in June quarter; Tegal up 116% year-on-year . . . More

11 August 2006
Osram focusing R&D on OLEDs for general illumination . . . More

11 August 2006
Freiberger's managing director becomes CEO . . . More

10 August 2006
EXALOS launches 750nm SLEDs for biomedical applications . . . More

9 August 2006
Kopin's III-V sales flat on last quarter, but expanding HBT capacity by 50% . . . More

8 August 2006
Cree's new SiC and GaN microelectronics fab . . . More

8 August 2006
DOE awards seven SBIR grants for SSL development . . . More

8 August 2006
Osram's Advanced Power TopLEDs boosted by thin-film technology . . . More

7 August 2006
Kyma announces GaN FET R&D agreement with AFRL . . . More

7 August 2006
Higher-power 405nm blue-violet laser module . . . More

4 August 2006
Bookham diversification continues to grow sales, cut costs; secures $25m credit facility . . . More

4 August 2006
MBE Komponenten adds OBS to range . . . More

4 August 2006
Aixtron heads for break even point as order intake hits five-year high . . . More

3 August 2006
Anadigics ships PAs for ultra-thin Chocolate . . . More

3 August 2006
Avago introduces new line of white LEDs . . . More

3 August 2006
Emcore reduces losses as a result of ongoing consolidation . . . More

3 August 2006
AXT’s sales rise 22% quarter-to-quarter . . . More

3 August 2006
Skyworks launches GaAs attenuators for linear applications . . . More

2 August 2006
First GaN-on-diamond transistor announced by Emcore, Group4 Labs, and AFRL . . . More

2 August 2006
QinetiQ-led consortium wins contract . . . More

2 August 2006
3G wireless infrastructure market boosts WJ Communications’ Q2 figures . . . More

1 August 2006
Australian GaN-on-glass spin-off plans IPO . . . More

1 August 2006
Mitsubishi launches high-gain, low-noise GaAs HEMT for DBS/VSAT . . . More

1 August 2006
RFMD starts mass-production shipments of RF3159 linear EDGE PA to Samsung . . . More

1 August 2006
Mimix launches three stage balanced GaAs MMIC PA and complementary driver amplifier . . . More

JULY 2006

31 July 2006
Analysts forecast market growth for SI GaAs bulk substrates . . . More

31 July 2006
Avago launches first blue smart dot-matrix LED . . . More

29 July 2006
Emcore focuses on solar energy power systems . . . More

28 July 2006
TriQuint celebrates ‘largest operating income quarter since March of 2001’ . . . More

28 July 2006
Hittite's Q2 revenue up 71.2% year-on-year . . . More

27 July 2006
Analysts back IQE's acquisition strategy . . . More

27 July 2006
RFMD hits $238.3m quarterly record . . . More

26 July 2006
Dr Robin Johnson joins STS as COO . . . More

26 July 2006
Future Lighting Solutions opens resource centers to develop Luxeon LED-based applications . . . More

25 July 2006
HB-LED and wireless markets help drive Veeco’s Q2/2006 revenues to $111.6m . . . More

25 July 2006
Riber wins orders for Compact21T and new Compact21TM research machines . . . More

25 July 2006
Anadigics reports Q2/2006 sales up 68% . . . More

24 July 2006
Philips Lumileds adds another Aixtron MOCVD system to its range . . . More

24 July 2006
TT electronics Optek Technology introduces 880nm IR LED with 100 ° inclusive beam angle . . . More

21 July 2006
AmberWave closes on $25m Series E funding . . . More

21 July 2006
Skyworks’ June-quarter sales of $197.1m yield pro forma operating income up 50% . . . More

20 July 2006
IQE acquiring Emcore's epi division for RF . . . More

19 July 2006
Osram teams-up with LSG for new LED-based . . . More

19 July 2006
InP optical chip maker CyOptics introduces 4Gbit/sec fiber channel TOSA at 80km . . . More

18 July 2006
LEDs replace conventional bulbs in automotive 'firsts' . . . More

18 July 2006
Osram launches flash LEDs for mobile phones and . . . More

17 July 2006
Soitec reports record sales up 67%; Picogiga up 110% . . . More

17 July 2006
Skyworks supplies Samsung's migration to EDGE . . . More

14 July 2006
Tekcore talking BLU . . . More

13 July 2006
TriQuint appoints VP for handset business . . . More

13 July 2006
SRC launches compound semiconductor research center . . . More

12 July 2006
Cree revenues down after LED production difficulties . . . More

11 July 2006
First commercial sSOI wafers for sub-65 nm processing . . . More

11 July 2006
Suss MicroTec introduces new BlueRay Probe System . . . More

11 July 2006
ZTE uses Anadigics’ InGaP-based PAs . . . More

11 July 2006
Fox Group introduces 350nm Ultraviolet LEDs . . . More

10 July 2006
TriQuint awarded Navy contract to develop GaAs high power technology . . . More

10 July 2006
AXT's Bob Ochrym promoted to VP of business development . . . More

10 July 2006
Shareholder demands sale of Vitesse . . . More

10 July 2006
Soitec expands to meet SOI demand . . . More

10 July 2006
Aixtron takes further steps into mainstream semiconductor processing
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7 July 2006
BridgeLux’s 60-mil LED hailed as ''Bulb Buster'' . . . More

6 July 2006
SETI forms alliance with Seoul Optodevice
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6 July 2006
SMI appoints sales representative in Korea
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5 July 2006
Epitech opts for a new CRIUS . . . More

3 July 2006
SMI sells converted Emcore D180 nitride reactor
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3 July 2006
sp3 wins Phase II SBIR for 100mm GaN-on-diamond development . . . More

3 July
NL Nanosemiconductor extends lasing spectrum
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JUNE 2006

30 June
Awards for IQE and Wafer Technology
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29 June 2006
Nichia and Intermatic end lawsuit with business
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29 June 2006
SAIT opts for Suss MA200Compact mask aligner . . . More

29 June 2006
STS wins order for its VPX Pegasus system . . . More

29 June 2006
Mimix introduces new InGaP HBTs for WiMAX . . . More

28 June 2006
Matsushita introduces the world's first GaN vertical transistor for high-power switching . . . More

28 June 2006
Philips Lumileds establishes new benchmarks for LED luminance . . . More

28 June 2006
Tokyo Electron America orders BedeMetrix-L for SiC and SiGe . . . More

28 June 2006
TriQuint reaches High-Point . . . More

27 June 2006
Veeco and KOPTI collaborate to advance solid state lighting technology . . . More

27 June 2006
Market for converged Wi-Fi/cellular handsets to exceed 132m devices by 2010 . . . More

27 June 2006
UCSD opts for another Thomas Swan MOCVD . . . More

27 June 2006
EntreMetrix's nitride venture . . . More

27 June 2006
M/A-COM introduces telemetry transmitter for harsh environment applications . . . More

26 June 2006
Cree to acquire SiC substrates manufacturer Intrinsic Semiconductor . . . More

26 June 2006
LG Electronics selects InGaP HBTs from Anadigics . . . More

24 June 2006
AWSC to triple GaAs capacity . . . More

23 June 2006
OIPT launches FlexAL ALD system . . . More

22 June 2006
Avago joins high-power LED market . . . More

22 June 2006
Riber receives order for MBE research machine . . . More

22 June 2006
AXT to co-host Shanghai symposium . . . More

21 June 2006
Veeco backs awards for MBE innovators . . . More

21 June 2006
Highlink boosts GaN HB-LED capacity . . . More

21 June 2006
SiGe HBT sets new record above 500 GHz . . . More

20 June 2006
HB-LED market slows . . . More

20 June 2006
Cree sets new standard for white LEDs . . . More

20 June 2006
SMI expands facility following year of growth . . . More

19 June 2006
Nitronex raises $21.8m in VC funding . . . More

19 June 2006
Veeco to co-develop oxide-on-silicon MBE . . . More

19 June 2006
UMS and Ansoft collaborate on GaAs MMIC design methodology . . . More

17 June 2006
Lake Shore delivers range of new products . . . More

17 June 2006
Suss MicroTec introduces ‘repairable’ RF probe . . . More

16 June 2006
Nakamura’s LED revolution wins him Millennium Technology Prize . . . More

16 June 2006
Breakthrough CMOS on sSOI substrates . . . More

15 June 2006
VLSI’s 10 BEST awards . . . More

15 June 2006
2G survives in the developing world . . . More

15 June 2006
RFMD adds to LNA product family . . . More

15 June 2006
TriQuint: switches to amplifiers . . . More

15 June 2006
Quintessence introduces new line of 808nm high power single emitter lasers . . . More

15 June 2006
RoHS compliant 0.5 - 3.0 GHz switch . . . More

14 June 2006
Unaxis finances Novalux and strikes . . . More

14 June 2006
SiGe BiCMOS for RF design . . . More

14 June 2006
Cree demos 400-watt GaN S-Band transistor . . . More

14 June 2006
Two new GaAs switches from TriQuint . . . More

13 June 2006
Cree and AWR offer PDK for SiC process . . . More

13 June 2006
RFMD's GaN HEMTs for cellular infrastructure . . . More

13 June 2006
Avago's CoolPAM PA modules . . . More

13 June 2006
New SussCal software for RF and microwave . . . More

13 June 2006
Skyworks popular with infrastructure . . . More

13 June 2006
Military and HPE applications drive GaN market through to 2010 . . . More

12 June 2006
Filtronic plans expansion of its compound semiconductor division . . . More

12 June 2006
Taiwan’s LED manufacturers on the move . . . More

12 June 2006
Tekcore purchases third JM hydrogen purifier . . . More

12 June 2006
Hittite launch new product lines . . . More

10 June 2006
Cree’s new GaN HEMTs for WiMAX . . . More

10 June 2006
White HB-OLEDs set new records . . . More

9 June 2006
Microsemi’s silicon carbide on show . . . More

9 June 2006
IDC reports new high for converged mobile device shipments . . . More

8 June 2006
Far East HB-LED manufacturers opt for GaNzilla II . . . More

8 June 2006
Motorola plans manufacturing facility for India . . . More

8 June 2006
Laser chip breakthrough . . . More

8 June 2006
New product flurry from WJ Communications . . . More

7 June 2006
New customers for Veeco’s automated AFMs . . . More

7 June 2006
SEMCO finds success with LayTec’s EpiCurve . . . More

7 June 2006
RFMD assembles 100 millionth module in Beijing . . . More

6 June 2006
Luxeon K2 LEDs win award . . . More

6 June 2006
RFMD showcases GaN HEMT line-up . . . More

6 June 2006
Cree’s $180m LED deal with Sumitomo . . . More

6 June 2006
HFET foundry process for wireless infrastructure . . . More

6 June 2006
Rudolph launches new metrology systems  . . . More

5 June 2006
IQE eyes growth . . . More

5 June 2006
OMI releases new thermal deformation analysis software suite . . . More

4 June 2006
TDI scores first 4-inch AlN SI substrate . . . More

4 June 2006
Uni Light Technology purchases reactor for GaN . . . More

4 June 2006
Semiconductor Today launches web-site . . . More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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