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News Archive 2007

December 2007

31 December 2007
‘Third-wave’ solar panels power Nanosolar’s first contract

28 December 2007
Avanex files complaint against 3S and cuts guidance

28 December 2007
SEI launches DWDM SFP transceivers with 3200ps/nm dispersion tolerance for 160km reach

27 December 2007
Nasdaq gives WJ six months to recover to $1 share price

27 December 2007
Riber sells production reactor to Asia; 2007 sales reach €17m

26 December 2007
5N completes $34.5m IPO to fund German CdTe plant

26 December 2007
Teledyne to acquire IR detector maker Judson

24 December 2007
Ascent and Hydro sign cooperation agreement

24 December 2007
Arizona State wins DARPA grant for green lasers

21 December 2007
HelioVolt plans thin film solar factory

21 December 2007
Micromem makes first fully functioning MRAM cells

20 December 2007
Handset LED market growth to slow

20 December 2007
Filtronic sells Compound business

19 December 2007
Emcore acquiring tunable telecom assets from Intel

19 December 2007
Firecomms launches Gigabit transceiver for low-cost POF links

19 December 2007
Avago launches first 8Gb/s SFP transceiver for Fibre Channel

19 December 2007
Gold Canyon closes private placement for $3m

18 December 2007
AXT receives IQE GaAs order worth up to $18.6m

18 December 2007
InGaAs emerging as material for future NMOS channels

18 December 2007
White LED revenues to fall 15% by 2011, despite shipments doubling

18 December 2007
Spire chooses EPP as Germany rep and sets up regional test center with solar simulator

18 December 2007
Ascent installs 1.5MW CIGS PV production line

17 December 2007
Emcore raises fiscal 2008 guidance due to PV revenue doubling

17 December 2007
Relume to supply 1000 LED lights to Ann Arbor

17 December 2007
QPC launches Ultra-500 high power laser product family

14 December 2007
Automotive LED market to double in 10 years

14 December 2007
Novalux outsources wafer processing

14 December 2007
Panasonic unveils GaN power transistor with 10kV breakdown voltage

14 December 2007
Aixtron sells CRIUS Si-III/V tool for lasers on silicon

14 December 2007
Nasdaq extends Kopin deadline to 11 February

13 December 2007
SRC awards Glasgow $2.5m

13 December 2007
Bandwidth renamed Spire Semiconductor

13 December 2007
OIPT wins £2.5m order for new University of Southampton facility

13 December 2007
Lumileds’ Luxeon Rebel LEDs to appear in lighting designs

12 December 2007
NGST reports record-speed terahertz transistor

12 December 2007
3S enters terrestrial pump laser module market

12 December 2007
Emcore to supply 60MW of CPV systems to Ontario

12 December 2007
Goldeneye unveils EpiChip LED

12 December 2007
Ulvac dry etch tool boosts LED/laser throughput fivefold

11 December 2007
SDK to double red/yellow LED chip capacity

11 December 2007
Dow Corning wins further Navy funds to develop 4” SiC

11 December 2007
Filtronic returns to short-term profit

11 December 2007
Automotive demand to drive LED market

11 December 2007
JDSU launches most powerful fiber-coupled diode laser

11 December 2007
Seoul introduces industry's thinnest LED chip

10 December 2007
Another Taiwanese LED maker selects GPT hydrogen purifiers

10 December 2007
New Sanyo laser diode catalog released

10 December 2007
Mimix launches 13.5-17.0/27.0-34.0GHz GaAs MMIC

7 December 2007
Ostar LED research team wins German Future Prize

7 December 2007
NEC combining Kansai front-end and Fukui back-end plants

6 December 2007
Optium’s record revenue driven by 10Gb/s rebound and new growth platforms

6 December 2007
Low-defect GaN nanowires could replace quartz-crystal resonators

6 December 2007
Cyrium increases funding to CDN$5.5m; adds ex-SDL VP as CEO

5 December 2007
Seoul files ITC complaint against Nichia for GaN laser patent infringement

5 December 2007
Huawei ramps RFMD’s RF3161 PAs in its multi-mode handsets and Skyworks’ RF solutions in its base-stations

5 December 2007
Opnext passes half-million 10G transceiver shipment milestone

5 December 2007
Finisar files delayed quarterly and annual reports

4 December 2007
RRFC wins $8.85m AFRL contract for ALD hermetically coated MMIC production

4 December 2007
Oxford Instruments launches Plasma Accelerator for die etch failure analysis de-processing

4 December 2007
Forepi orders Aixtron G4 systems and Yield+ retrofits

3 December 2007
In brief: RFMD; Bookham

3 December 2007
TriQuint launches BiHEMT GaAs process, integrating HBTs and pHEMTs for single-chip RF

3 December 2007
Rochester’s NanoPower Research Labs receive $3.2m in PV funding

3 December 2007
Infinera’s Welch and Nagarajan named IEEE Fellows

November 2007

30 November 2007
Filtronic negotiating sale of compound semiconductors division

30 November 2007
Raytheon sues RFMD for patent infringement

30 November 2007
First semiconductor-based weather radar enters operation

30 November 2007
QPC wins $12m development and production order for laser TV

30 November 2007
LLF claims efficiency record from high-CRI warm-white LED lamp

29 November 2007
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

29 November 2007
China’s GaN LED production to overtake Japan in 2010, reckons CSA

29 November 2007
Microsemi acquiring MDT for $7.8m

29 November 2007
Entrepix to market Rudolph AutoEL Series ellipsometers

29 November 2007
In brief: Riber; JDSU; Gold Canyon

28 November 2007
Kopin expects WiMAX to revive its HBT sales in 2008

27 November 2007
AXT promotes Wei to CTO

27 November 2007
QinetiQ orders Aixtron MOCVD system

27 November 2007
Anadigics chooses Rochester as distributor for ‘end-of-life’ products

26 November 2007
LED lighting market to near $1.4bn by 2012

23 November 2007
In Brief: Anadigics; Nitronex; Intense

23 November 2007
More LED power and efficiency needed to profit from general lighting market

22 November 2007
Oxford Instruments Plasma technology appoints Jeffrey Seah to head sales and customer support in Asia

22 November 2007
Riber claims first MBE production machine for GaN-based electronic components

22 November 2007
SolFocus boosts second-round funding by $11.6m to $63.6m

21 November 2007
TDI awarded HVPE equipment patent for low-cost bulk GaN and AlGaN substrates

21 November 2007
Taiwanese LED maker opts for Johnson Matthey PSH-30 hydrogen purifier

21 November 2007
Blue-laser drives to be in 10% of PCs in 2008

21 November 2007
Genus founder William Elder to retire from Aixtron’s board

21 November 2007
Osram to launch 2A Diamond Dragon single-chip LED

21 November 2007
Lumics adds to management team

21 November 2007
Firecomms signs US rep agreements for POF transceivers

21 November 2007
Nichia to ship engineering samples of first 1W cw pure-blue laser

21 November 2007
HelioVolt adds board members to support commercial expansion

21 November 2007
Kopin receives Nasdaq notice after delay in filing Q3 report

20 November 2007
Nichia achieves 420mW pulsed operation of violet laser

20 November 2007
Cree’s new green XR-E LEDs boost brightness by 70%

20 November 2007
Arima boosts AlGaInP UHB-LED production with order for the first of Aixtron’s new AIX 2800G4-R systems

19 November 2007
Toyoda Gosei’s LED sales may double, driven by demand for laptops

19 November 2007
PLI and id Quantique to develop 1064nm single-photon counting module

19 November 2007
Arasor and ZTE form $300m laser display JV

19 November 2007
Rubicon announces pricing of IPO to raise over $100m

19 November 2007
Kyma ships record AlN template order

16 November 2007
RFMD presents new wireless front-end technologies

16 November 2007
RFMD ships 100 millionth Polaris RF solution

15 November 2007
SI GaAs epi market to grow at 8% through 2011

15 November 2007
Cree launches solutions provider program

15 November 2007
Lumileds launches first 1 Amp LED

15 November 2007
RFMD completes Sirenza acquisition and launches Multi-Market Products Group

15 November 2007
Lam receives further Nasdaq notice of non-compliance

14 November 2007
Micromem's Hall cross sensor meets expectations; on schedule for functioning MRAM by year end

14 November 2007
Avanex appoints senior VP of sales

14 November 2007
Skyworks shipping transceivers, PAs and LNAs to Samsung for FEMTO cells

14 November 2007
LED market returns to double-digit growth in 2007

14 November 2007
Semiconductor Today's Bookstore opens for business

14 November 2007
Jury affirms infringement of Nichia patents, but Seoul counter-sues

14 November 2007
Advanced Photonix achieves positive EBITDA

13 November 2007
Honda Soltec opens CIGS PV production plant

13 November 2007
Nitronex launches 5W GaN-on-Si pre-driver to complete amplifier line-up

13 November 2007
SiCED expands to 10 x 100mm reactor for SiC power electronics

13 November 2007
GreenVolts raises $10m in Series A funding

12 November 2007
Wakonda named Clean Energy Entrepreneur of the Year and awarded $900,000 DOE funding

12 November 2007
QPC raises full-year 2007 revenue guidance to 2.5x 2006

12 November 2007
BluGlass announces reactor sale, uniform large-area plasma generation, and Technical Advisory Committee

12 November 2007
SiC electronics market to reach $800m by 2015

12 November 2007
Modulight launches TO-can high-power red lasers

9 November 2007
Finisar’s revenues dip due to 10/40Gbps shipment glitches

9 November 2007
In-brief: Cree, Axiom and Emcore

9 November 2007
StratEdge expands to new HQ

8 November 2007
Aixtron buys Nanometrics VerteX PL mapping system

8 November 2007
NXP’s SiGe:C BiCMOS process challenges GaAs for wireless applications

8 November 2007
Kotura appoints semiconductor industry veteran as VP of operations

8 November 2007
Infineon targets radar ICs at mid-range cars

8 November 2007
Skyworks orders second Tegal 6500 system for etching SiN and other thin films on GaAs substrates

7 November 2007
First Solar adds fourth CdTe PV plant in Malaysia following new long-term module supply agreements

7 November 2007
Bookham prices offering of common stock to raise $41m

7 November 2007
CyOptics acquires Inplane Photonic for silica-on-silicon PLCs

7 November 2007
TranSiC launches first SiC switching power transistor in TO-220 package

7 November 2007
Intense adds senior sales and business development executives

7 November 2007
WJ loss widens in Q3 despite cost savings

7 November 2007
Osram joins pilot LED street lighting project in Banff

6 November 2007
Nitronex qualifies Durham wafer fab for volume production

6 November 2007
LLF raises $16.5m to expand product line and accelerate R&D

6 November 2007
NEC C&C prize awarded to VCSEL inventor Kenichi Iga

6 November 2007
Aixtron’s Q3 order intake rises 39% on Q2, raising full-year expectations

6 November 2007
Spire receives Army STTR contract to develop room-temperature terahertz light source

5 November 2007
Q3 cell-phone shipments of 285m led by Nokia in emerging entry-level GSM markets and Samsung in 3G

5 November 2007
JDSU ships 400,000th 980nm pump laser

5 November 2007
Opnext grows 38% year-on-year, driven by 10Gb/s

5 November 2007
SiGe expands Asian design & application capabilities in Hong Kong

2 November 2007
Micromem’s GaAs MRAM device processed at GCS

2 November 2007
Emcore completes financial restatement and files SEC reports

2 November 2007
Appeals court reverses outcome of Osram-Dominant dispute

2 November 2007
Skyworks double earnings, driven by multi-mode FEMs and linear products

1 November 2007
Avanex returns to profitability

1 November 2007
Honeywell targets Lumileds, Cree with LED patent lawsuit

1 November 2007
China's largest maker of UHB-LED wafer and LED chips expands ROY HB-LED capacity

1 November 2007
JDSU’s profit margins boosted by agile products and cost cutting

1 November 2007
Oplink completes acquisition of OCP

October 2007

31 October 2007
Osram agrees laser and LED patent exchange with Toyoda Gosei; wins patent dispute against Kingbright

31 October 2007
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

31 October 2007
RFMD’s acquisition of Sirenza approved by stockholders

31 October 2007
Opnext appoints former HP executive as COO

31 October 2007
DayStar prices public offering to raise $63.8m

31 October 2007
Johnson Matthey GPT expands European distribution and service network

30 October 2007
QPC wins $750,000 contract for fiber-laser pump engines

30 October 2007
Alcatel-Lucent extends supply agreement with Avanex as it sells stake to Pirelli

30 October 2007
University of Virginia orders Thomas Swan CCS MOCVD reactor

29 October 2007
Microsemi wins $1.6m AFRL contract to develop SiC RF power semiconductor technology

29 October 2007
Skyworks sees 200% unit growth in 3G

26 October 2007
GeneSiC wins SBIR and STTR grants from DoE

26 October 2007
AXT’s 6” GaAs sales dip due to BiFET transition

26 October 2007
Hittite’s revenue approaches $40m in Q3 as steady growth continues

26 October 2007
Seoul wins appeal for damages and injunction against Itswell

26 October 2007
Kopin granted until 17 December to regain Nasdaq compliance

25 October 2007
Cree lights up 2008 Olympics

25 October 2007
Bookham begins fiscal 2008 buoyed by 20% revenue increase

25 October 2007
3S Photonics heads into profit as it cuts costs and launches new products

25 October 2007
Skyworks converting GaAs HBT fab to 6-inches and partnering with Taiwanese foundries

25 October 2007
TriQuint makes gains, despite cost of Peak Devices acquisition

24 October 2007
MBE systems ramp for alternative energy applications

24 October 2007
Anadigics’ margins dip during accelerated capacity ramp

24 October 2007
Infinera heads into underlying profit as it diversifies customer base

23 October 2007
RFMD’s 21% sequential growth driven by Polaris 3 shipments to Nokia and Motorola recovery

23 October 2007
Veeco losses lead to job cuts, despite booming MOCVD sales

23 October 2007
Epistar orders multiple Aixtron reactors to boost GaN LED capacity

22 October 2007
JDSU invests in Mintera to partner on complete 40Gb/s solution

22 October 2007
HelioVolt raises second-round funding by $24m to over $100m

22 October 2007
Epistar sues Lumileds for breach of settlement agreement

19 October 2007
Cree’s rising expenses lead to operating loss

19 October 2007
Lumileds’ CTO wins Economist innovation award

19 October 2007
Quanlight reports dilute nitride LEDs with improved stability

19 October 2007
Seoul defeats white LED patent actions by AOT and Itswell

18 October 2007
Hittite licenses Northrop Grumman's Velocium MMICs

18 October 2007
Axiom shipping more than 1 million CMOS PAs monthly

17 October 2007
Ann Arbor joins LED City initiative

16 October 2007
In brief: Huga Optotech; Momentive Performance Materials; SMI's largest GaN system

16 October 2007
Cree and Duke Energy collaborate on LED lighting

15 October 2007
Emission wavelength of nonpolar blue laser raised to 463nm

15 October 2007
AFRL increases funding of Ascent's tandem PVs

15 October 2007
Cree launches 100mm Zero Micropipe SiC

12 October 2007
GaAs pHEMT switch market tempered by captive producers and CMOS

12 October 2007
NIST demos first transistor-based single-photon detector

12 October 2007
WIN closing gap to TriQuint in GaAs foundry market

11 October 2007
Emcore grows 12% quarter-to-quarter, but loss more than doubles

11 October 2007
Thin-film chip technology pioneers nominated for German Future Prize

11 October 2007
Kopin starts shipping 6-inch HBT wafers produced in IC MOCVD systems

11 October 2007
Cree launches 8A rectifier to boost efficiency in server farms

11 October 2007
Nichia files second Korean patent lawsuit against Seoul Semi

11 October 2007
WJ’s third quarter revenue hit by operational challenges

11 October 2007
Velox wins $2m ATP funding for 1200V, 100A GaN-on-Si transistors

10 October 2007
HexaTech awarded $2m ATP grant for high-efficiency UV-LEDs

10 October 2007
Luminus recruits sales director to target solid-state lighting market

10 October 2007
Veeco appoints executive VP of worldwide sales & service

10 October 2007
CrystalQ and Aixtron develop 6-inch GaN-on-sapphire wafer

10 October 2007
Poland’s ITE orders sputtering tool from Surrey NanoSystems

9 October 2007
Veeco launches E475 MOCVD system for R/O/Y HB-LEDs and solar cells

9 October 2007
Kotura and CyOptics secure NIST-ATP award to develop TERAPICS

9 October 2007
nLight acquires fiber maker Liekki

9 October 2007
Toshiba presents GaN power FET with record Ku-band output power

9 October 2007
Kyma’s PolyGaN targets expanding range

9 October 2007
JPSA recruits application and process engineering specialist

8 October 2007
TriQuint celebrates 100 millionth transmit module

8 October 2007
Aixtron enters carbon nanotube market

8 October 2007
STS centralizing European operation in UK

8 October 2007
Lumileds refutes Epistar’s claims of US Customs clearance for Phoenix and Aquarius LEDs

5 October 2007
Sandia demos high-quality GaN growth on Aonex’s A-GaN substrates

5 October 2007
Compound acquisitions reach $2bn, driven by IP and product portfolio expansions

5 October 2007
Firms position for WiMAX

4 October 2007
TriQuint ships 5 millionth Quantum module to ZTE for Vodafone’s ultra-low-cost handsets

4 October 2007
TriQuint launches 3G base-station amplifiers that halve waste heat

4 October 2007
QPC expects Q3 revenues to rise 125% year-on-year

4 October 2007
WJ mourns death of board member Holmstrom

3 October 2007
Appeals court denies Epistar’s request for stay of ITC exclusion order

2 October 2007
Nitronex expands Richardson distribution agreement to Americas and Asia

2 October 2007
Oxford Instruments launches OpAL ALD system

2 October 2007
First Solar adds third CdTe PV plant to Malaysia expansion

2 October 2007
Spire receives $1m SBIR contract for high-power red diode lasers

2 October 2007
Tokuyama starts up Aixtron reactor for UV LED development

1 October 2007
LBO raises $26m to speed laser-based projection system development

1 October 2007
Freescale launches multi-stage LDMOS RFICs for 2.7 and 3.5GHz WiMAX base-station PAs

1 October 2007
In brief: SAFC Hitech, Emcore and Cree/Arrow

1 October 2007
Crystal IS wins $2m ATP award for deep UV LEDs

SEPTEMBER 2007

28 September 2007
RFMD expands to accommodate cellular and multi-market demand . . . More

28 September 2007
WIN appoints Plextek as approved third-party design house . . . More

28 September 2007
Advanced Photonix closing Dodgeville assembly facility . . . More

27 September 2007
Raytheon awarded $6.5m for integration of compound semiconductors on CMOS silicon . . . More

27 September 2007
VT raises $3.3m to develop SiGe chips for WiMAX . . . More

27 September 2007
Seoul’s LEDs selected by SureFire for flashlights . . . More

27 September 2007
Nasdaq board stays Kopin delisting . . . More

27 September 2007
Crystal IS appoints Mueller . . . More

26 September 2007
Nitronex unveils GaN-on-Si broadband Doherty PA reference design for WiMAX . . . More

26 September 2007
QPC’s first Gen III laser ships to US medical customer . . . More

26 September 2007
Alcatel-Lucent reports integrated optoelectronics developments . . . More

25 September 2007
LED makers report progress at ICNS . . . More

25 September 2007
NTT Photonics Laboratories orders Aixtron reactor to develop InP optical and microelectronic devices . . . More

25 September 2007
First optical transceiver for broad wireless base-station market . . . More

25 September 2007
Bookham plans full-band 10Gb/s long-reach tunable pluggable transceiver . . . More

25 September 2007
Advanced Photonix awarded $1m contract for night vision system . . . More

24 September 2007
First blue and first cw AlGaN-cladding-free blue-violet nonpolar InGaN/GaN lasers . . . More

24 September 2007
Seoul unveils 420 lumen LED . . . More

24 September 2007
WIN orders second Vistec e-beam writer . . . More

24 September 2007
CIP launches record-speed SOA for 100Gb/s all-optical networks . . . More

21 September 2007
Optium's Q4 revenues drop 22.5% sequentially; Q1 rebound expected. . . More

20 September 2007
Micromem engages GCS as foundry for MEMS . . . More

20 September 2007
Pirelli begins volume shipments of ITLA to Huawei . . . More

19 September 2007
Chinese university orders Thomas Swan CCS reactor for GaN R&D . . . More

19 September 2007
Nichia expands cross-license with Cree; files patent lawsuit against Seoul in Korea . . . More

19 September 2007
CyOptics launches low-cost 1310nm FP & DFB TOSAs for 10Gb/s enterprise applications . . . More

18 September 2007
Eblana ships ultra-narrow linewidth, low-noise 1310 and 1550nm lasers . . . More

18 September 2007
TDI demos prototype nonpolar GaN substrates . . . More

18 September 2007
Avanex expands 10G tunable transponder portfolio with optical duo-binary modulation . . . More

17 September 2007
Innolume launches high-power 1.2 micron broadband gain chip . . . More

17 September 2007
First hot-swappable 10Gb/s tunable transceiver for DWDM . . . More

17 September 2007
Opto-enabled product and component market to grow at 7.7% annually to 2017 . . . More

14 September 2007
Pirelli adds full L-band coverage to DWDM tunable range, and launches 120km XFP optical transceiver . . . More

14 September 2007
Seoul launches 50% brighter Acriche AC emitter . . . More

14 September 2007
OIDA launches Silicon Photonics Alliance, led by Luxtera . . . More

13 September 2007
Cree reports record efficacy for power LEDs . . . More

13 September 2007
Bookham’s tunable transmitter assembly reaches full Telcordia qualification . . . More

13 September 2007
Sumitomo aiming to buy back control of STS . . . More

13 September 2007
Anadigics appoints former Maxim fab manager as senior VP of operations . . . More

12 September 2007
Anadigics ships dual-band 802.11n PA to NXP for WLAN module . . . More

12 September 2007
Rubicon files for $100m IPO . . . More

12 September 2007
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available . . . More

11 September 2007
THELEDS adds two more Aixtron reactors for blue LEDs . . . More

11 September 2007
Bookham expands discrete optics portfolio with 2.5Gb/s TOSA . . . More

11 September 2007
First FP-based optical components for 10GBASE-LRM applications . . . More

10 September 2007
Kyma partners with Caracal and EOC to improve nonpolar GaN substrates . . . More

10 September 2007
Cree achieves 1000 lumens from single-die LED . . . More

10 September 2007
JDSU appoints senior VP of Optical Communications Operations . . . More

10 September 2007
JDSU demos tunable ‘transmitter-on-a-chip’ PIC technology . . . More

7 September 2007
Riken and Saitama University develop UV LED emitting at 227.5nm . . . More

7 September 2007
BluGlass awarded $5m in government funding . . . More

7 September 2007
Bookham qualifies submarine pump laser and starts volume shipments . . . More

6 September 2007
TDI starts production of 100mm GaN and AlN epiwafers . . . More

6 September 2007
Avanex cuts losses despite dip in revenue . . . More

6 September 2007
Anadigics acquires Fairchild’s RF Group design center . . . More

5 September 2007
Tanya Paskova joins Kyma Technologies . . . More

4 September 2007
Emcore aims for annual savings of $7m through consolidation . . . More

4 September 2007
JPSA appoints Larry Roberts as director of engineering . . . More

3 September 2007
Tunable laser manufacturer Syntune raises $7.1m in second-round funding . . . More

3 September 2007
Seoul signs LED patent cross-license agreement with Osram; Nichia lawsuit dismissed in US . . . More

AUGUST 2007

31 August 2007
Riber slipped to operating loss in first-half 2007 . . . More

31 August 2007
Osram and LSG co-developing LED fixtures for City of Raleigh . . . More

31 August 2007
Osram supplying LEDs for streetlights . . . More

30 August 2007
NSF grant for integration of compound semiconductor devices on silicon . . . More

30 August 2007
ITC denies Epistar's motion to stay exclusion order . . . More

29 August 2007
Emcore receives record concentrator photovoltaic cell order . . . More

29 August 2007
Cree SiC MESFETs used in MILMEGA's UHF power amplifiers . . . More

29 August 2007
Edwards selling Kachina parts cleaning division to Applied . . . More

28 August 2007
Intel demos first 40GHz hybrid InP/silicon laser . . . More

28 August 2007
Ascent Solar awarded DoE contract for CIGS process development . . . More

27 August 2007
RRFC receives US National Security Administration accreditation . . . More

27 August 2007
ESA development contract for Intense 808nm high-power laser diode arrays . . . More

24 August 2007
Aixtron becomes first foreign guest member of China Solid State Lighting Alliance . . . More

24 August 2007
Intel claims “first high-performance compound devices on silicon” . . . More

24 August 2007
Veeco launches thermal deposition sources for CIGS solar cells . . . More

23 August 2007
Cree to triple white XLamp LED capacity . . . More

23 August 2007
JDSU grows 16% year-on-year, despite transitions at optical communications customers hitting last quarter . . . More

23 August 2007
TDI demonstrates first HVPE-grown blue and green InGaN LEDs . . . More

23 August 2007
BAE wins $8m US defense contract to develop GaN amplifier . . . More

22 August 2007
Nasdaq issues further warnings to Kopin and Emcore . . . More

22 August 2007
IQE wins multi-year contract as preferred epi supplier to Anadigics . . . More

21 August 2007
Oplink’s revenues grow more than 80% year-on-year . . . More

21 August 2007
TriQuint acquiring Peak Devices for wide-bandwidth amplifier design . . . More

21 August 2007
EpiValley ramps up production for BLU side-view LEDs with three new CRIUS systems . . . More

20 August 2007
DARPA selects Goodrich for continued development of InGaAs-based night-vision technology . . . More

20 August 2007
Forepi expands blue HB-LED capacity with two new MOCVD reactors . . . More

20 August 2007
Handset advances to drive RF semiconductor market . . . More

20 August 2007
Backlighting semiconductor market to grow to $4.5bn by 2012 . . . More

20 August 2007
Group IV wins Applied funding for silicon-based solid-state lighting . . . More

17 August 2007
TDI introduces InGaN substrates l . . . More

16 August 2007
Nitronex’s 100W GaN-on-Si HEMT now production qualified . . . More

16 August 2007
Advanced Photonix’s telecom and medical revenue growth offsets military order delays . . . More

16 August 2007
HelioVolt raises $77m in second-round funding for CIGS . . . More

15 August 2007
Kyma launches larger native SI GaN substrates . . . More

15 August 2007
JDSU doubles power of its 808nm lasers for non-telecom applications . . . More

15 August 2007
AOT loses Taiwan patent invalidation action against Seoul Semiconductor . . . More

14 August 2007
QPC’s revenues triple year-on-year . . . More

14 August 2007
Skyworks receives certification for automotive quality standard . . . More

14 August 2007
Kopin expanding Taunton production center . . . More

13 August 2007
RFMD diversifies by acquiring Sirenza . . . More

13 August 2007
Microsemi enters SiC epiwafer supply agreement with SemiSouth . . . More

13 August 2007
Luminus expands PhlatLight LED product line for microdisplays . . . More

10 August 2007
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available . . . More

10 August 2007
RFMD, Skyworks and Triquint grew GaAs device market share to 55% in 2006 . . . More

10 August 2007
Christmas is coming: litigious Nichia settles differences with Argos . . . More

9 August 2007
Sirenza banks record quarter
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8 August 2007
Kopin expects strong III-V revenues to end 2007 . . . More

8 August 2007
Toshiba doubles brightness of white LEDs . . . More

8 August 2007
Cree’s fiscal 2007 revenue down 7% . . . More

7 August 2007
Global cell phone shipments show slight increase, as Samsung grabs second largest vendor title from Motorola . . . More

7 August 2007
BridgeLux raises $23m in third-round financing . . . More

7 August 2007
Mainland China’s SCNU installs Aixtron MOCVD system . . . More

6 August 2007
Emcore claims record efficiency for volume-production, multi-junction solar cell aimed at terrestrial applications . . . More

6 August 2007
Royal Academy of Engineering honours Intense’s John Marsh . . . More

6 August 2007
Nanometrics appoints CEO . . . More

3 August 2007
Opnext’s sales for 10-40Gbps products rise 88% year-on-year . . . More

3 August 2007
Bruker introduces D2 Cryso for GaAs, SiC and more . . . More

3 August 2007
Infinera moves into underlying profit . . . More

3 August 2007
Inventory reduction programs continue to “hurt” Bookham. . . More

2 August 2007
Arasor set to acquire Alfalight and AOFR to bring laser and coupler components in-house . . . More

2 August 2007
AXT's second-quarter growth fuelled by strong demand for GaAs substrates and raw gallium . . . More

2 August 2007
Aixtron’s Q2 order growth driven by demand for LED production equipment . . . More

1 August 2007
OCP elects Oplink CEO as non-executive chairman . . . More

1 August 2007
ACCO raises $10m in first-round funding for RF CMOS PAs . . . More

1 August 2007
C9 to build fab based on isotopic SiC technology . . . More

JULY 2007

31 July 2007
Suss MicroTec launches coating cluster for wafer bumping and LED manufacturing . . . More

31 July 2007
Anadigics expands wireless and broadband US sales force . . . More

31 July 2007
Seoul Semiconductor signs-up European distributor . . . More

31 July 2007
Optium hit by drop in sales of high-end 300-pin products to main customers. . . More

30 July 2007
JM launches hydrogen purifiers targeted at high-volume compound semiconductor and silicon fabs . . . More

30 July 2007
Veeco’s booming HB-LED equipment sales compensate for data storage slump. . . More

30 July 2007
Award-winning two-colour thermal imaging chip uses Wafer Technology's GaSb substrates . . . More

30 July 2007
PANalytical introduces analytical software for epi-layers . . . More

27 July 2007
UK supporting LED-based NoveLELS solid-state lighting project . . . More

27 July 2007
Increased international sales and new product launches drive Hittite’s second quarter growth. . . More

27 July 2007
Riber reactor shipments slip to second-half 2007 . . . More

26 July 2007
TriQuint’s profits slashed despite growth in WLAN, WCDMA/EDGE and transmit modules . . . More

26 July 2007
Riber receives order for its volume-production MBE 6000 system . . . More

26 July 2007
RFMD begins production of Polaris 3 . . . More

25 July 2007
RFMD ships 100 millionth WCDMA cellular front end . . . More

25 July 2007
RFMD’s revenues fall 11%, but forecasts 9-16% bounceback this quarter . . . More

25 July 2007
Anadigics reports ninth quarter of growth, up 8.7%, driven by 3G . . . More

25 July 2007
Teledyne wins AFRL contract to develop focal plane arrays for space defense systems . . . More

25 July 2007
Nitronex appoints director of marketing . . . More

24 July 2007
Crystal IS buys MOCVD reactors to develop UV LEDs . . . More

24 July 2007
QPC appoints director of market development to drive medical business . . . More

24 July 2007
Demand grows for SI GaAs bulk substrates . . . More

24 July 2007
Arima orders an Aixtron AIX 2800G4 HT for UHB-LEDs . . . More

23 July 2007
Filtronic forecasts return to profit this year, pending sale of Compound Semiconductors division . . . More

23 July 2007
NWR launches automated, higher-throughput LED wafer-scribing systems . . . More

23 July 2007
US appeal court temporarily blocks ITC’s exclusion order on Epistar . . . More

20 July 2007
GaN-based LEDs the main consumer of nitride materials . . . More

20 July 2007
NIEC to launch SiC Schottky diodes in Japan using Cree’s chips . . . More

19 July 2007
BOC Edwards re-brands as Edwards . . . More

19 July 2007
Skyworks grows profit, driven by linear product launches and 3G ramps . . . More

19 July 2007
Intense launches high-power, single-mode 830nm diode lasers . . . More

19 July 2007
BluGlass recruits business development executive . . . More

18 July 2007
Tekcore adds wafer processing equipment amid investment speculation . . . More

18 July 2007
Osram settles patent dispute as Citizen licenses white LED IP . . . More

18 July 2007
SAFC Hitech unveils five-year MOCVD and ALD roadmap for 32nm and beyond . . . More

18 July 2007
SDK expanding monthly blue LED chip capacity to 200m units by June 2008 . . . More

18 July 2007
Applied recruits Nanosolar’s chief scientist and CIGS PV expert Eberspacher to lead solar R&D . . . More

18 July 2007
TriQuint cuts Q2 income guidance from $6m to $1-2m . . . More

17 July 2007
HC SemiTek gears-up for production of GaN-based HB-LEDs . . . More

17 July 2007
RFMD expands Beijing assembly facility’s capabilities . . . More

17 July 2007
Osram breaks ground on Malaysia LED chip fab . . . More

17 July 2007
Axiom expands into new headquarters, driven by accelerated adoption of CMOS PA . . . More

17 July 2007
EVG to distribute SemiProbe’s wafer probing systems . . . More

17 July 2007
Finisar receives Nasdaq staff determination notice for last fiscal year . . . More

16 July 2007
First Nano launches solid-source deposition systems for nanowire production . . . More

16 July 2007
Wafer World appoints Don Capo to head-up business development . . . More

16 July 2007
Lasertel awarded $3m military aerospace targeting contract by SELEX . . . More

16 July 2007
QPC announces first shipments of BrightLase Seed Laser to defense customer . . . More

16 July 2007
Luminus relocates HQ and expands manufacturing operations . . . More

16 July 2007
Handset PA suppliers set for consolidation . . . More

13 July 2007
Analysts forecast seven-year wait before LEDs penetrate home lighting market . . . More

13 July 2007
ITC’s US exclusion order comes into force on Epistar’s MB, GB and OMA LEDs, just as new Phoenix and Aquarius LEDs launched . . . More

12 July 2007
Emcore revenues rise, but terrestrial solar development costs increase losses . . . More

12 July 2007
SoloPower raises $30m in funding following $2.37m DoE grant award . . . More

12 July 2007
Bookham appoints new president & CEO; Bordui remains chairman . . . More

11 July 2007
Toronto joins LED City initiative . . . More

11 July 2007
Global Solar modules certified to US military MIL-STD-810E standard . . . More

11 July 2007
Ascent Solar raises over $20m from warrant conversion . . . More

11 July 2007
Lumileds boosts Luxeon Rebel LED to 100lm . . . More

10 July 2007
WIN opts for Aixtron AIX 2600G3 IC system for production of triple junction solar cells . . . More

10 July 2007
SiGe appoints ex-Bell Labs research director as CTO . . . More

10 July 2007
Avago launches 1W warm-white Moonstone power LED for solid-state lighting . . . More

10 July 2007
GPT grows sales of hydrogen purifiers to Chinese LED epiwafer and chip makers . . . More

10 July 2007
Advanced Photonix wins contract for anti-tank missile program . . . More

10 July 2007
P+E delivers triple order for hydrogen purifiers to LED maker . . . More

9 July 2007
Anadigics breaks ground for 6” GaAs fab in China . . . More

9 July 2007
Norstel and ETRI/AIST collaborate on SiC materials development . . . More

9 July 2007
IQE’s revenues move ahead of first-half forecasts . . . More

9 July 2007
Handset sales to grow 4% through to 2012 . . . More

6 July 2007
GaN-based laser diode market to more than double annually through to 2011 . . . More

6 July 2007
Avago launches power PLCC-4 SMT LEDs for automotive and ESS applications . . . More

5 July 2007
SAFC’s Hitech segment focusing on semiconductor sector . . . More

5 July 2007
Seoul’s new flash LED to replace xenon lamps in digital cameras . . . More

5 July 2007
Osram doubles OSTAR Headlamp LED brightness to 620 lumens . . . More

4 July 2007
Avanex acquires Essex Corp’s Commercial Communication Products Division . . . More

3 July 2007
SiGe Semiconductor appoints ex-Motorola president Shlapak as chairman . . . More

3 July 2007
Arima orders additional Aixtron AIX 2600G3 MOCVD system . . . More

2 July 2007
BridgeLux appoints new CEO . . . More

2 July 2007
Philips opts out of GaAs . . . More

2 July 2007
QPC introduces BrightLase seed laser . . . More

JUNE 2007

29 June 2007
Nitronex appoints Palmieri as quality assurance manager . . . More

28 June 2007
Osram demonstrates brighter red and green LED chips . . . More

28 June 2007
Start-up QuantaSol generates £1.35m investment for GaAs-based photovoltaic cells . . . More

28 June 2007
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available . . . More

27 June 2007
RFMD moves up the rankings . . . More

27 June 2007
Cree pumps-up the volume with 100-lumen XLamp LEDs . . . More

27 June 2007
Anadigics ships InGaP-based AWT6223 PA for Samsung’s SGH-I520 handset . . . More

26 June 2007
EntreMetrix seeks China-based partner for GaN manufacturing JV . . . More

26 June 2007
Changelight steps-up to mass production of red LEDs with Aixtron AIX 2600G3 systems . . . More

26 June 2007
Photonic Products launches ‘Near End of Life Detection’ laser module . . . More

25 June 2007
Avago launches high-brightness warm-white through-hole LEDs for solid-state lighting . . . More

25 June 2007
Alfalight launches 808nm wavelength-stabilized lasers for wide-temperature-range systems . . . More

25 June 2007
Filtronic to cut 115 jobs as RFMD decides to cease buying GaAs pHEMT switches in September . . . More

22 June 2007
Blue-laser-based optical disk drives to take 20–30% of ODD sales in 2010 . . . More

22 June 2007
Ascent Solar shareholders approve increase in Norsk Hydro stake from 23% to 35% . . . More

22 June 2007
Fujitsu claims record with GaN HEMTS that will operate at over 200°C for 1m hours . . . More

21 June 2007
Photonic crystal yields high-efficiency room-temperature CW GaInAsP nanolaser . . . More

21 June 2007
MBE pioneer Alfred Cho honoured with U.S. National Medal of Technology . . . More

21 June 2007
BOC Edwards launches Spectra-G exhaust abatement system for MOCVD processes . . . More

20 June 2007
Cree introduces brighter blue XLamp XR-E LEDs; lights Croatian Riviera . . . More

20 June 2007
Oplink signs definitive agreement to acquire remaining shares of OCP . . . More

20 June 2007
Toshiba’s CMOS single-chip 60GHz millimeter-wave receiver challenges GaAs . . . More

19 June 2007
Royal Philips Electronics strengthens position in SSL market with Color Kinetics acquisition . . . More

19 June 2007
Philips Lumileds orders an Aixtron AIX 2600G3 IC system for AlInGaP red-emitting HB-LEDs . . . More

19 June 2007
Intense launches Nd:YAG-replacement and eye-safe range-finding diode lasers . . . More

19 June 2007
Osram Opto launches smallest cw high-power laser . . . More

19 June 2007
Cree XLamp LEDs designed into Coleman’s camping lanterns . . . More

18 June 2007
Laser diode maker eagleyard Photonics appoints sales agents . . . More

15 June 2007
JPSA highlights new IX-4000 series; appoints Brun as QA manager . . . More

15 June 2007
Bookham claims record power-to-size ratio for VHB laser diode bar . . . More

15 June 2007
CMOS PA supplier Axiom appoints APAC sales director and Taiwan distributor . . . More

14 June 2007
Nitronex launches its first 48V GaN-on-Si RF power transistors . . . More

14 June 2007
Anadigics PAs specified for Beceem WiMAX and Qualcomm CDMA reference designs; ships PAs for Huawei’s WCDMA 3G handset
. . . More

14 June 2007
Finisar’s record year tempered by last-quarter . . . More

14 June 2007
UK’s DTI funding laser projection display technology development by Swansea University . . . More

13 June 2007
Lumination launches violet-chip-based warm-white LED for lighting applications . . . More

13 June 2007
Honda starts selling CIGS solar cells . . . More

12 June 2007
Riber receives order from European research institute . . . More

12 June 2007
Taiwan forms LED alliance for standards and quality . . . More

12 June 2007
Johanna Solar’s CIGSSe modules to be distributed by aleo . . . More

12 June 2007
Cree XLamp LEDs used in Beta LED’s lighting fixtures. . . More

11 June 2007
Disco’s blade-saw and Synova’s water jet-guided laser technologies to form hybrid dicing tool . . . More

11 June 2007
Infinera’s $182m IPO exceeds expectations . . . More

11 June 2007
Advanced Photonix opens consolidated silicon and III-V opto fab . . . More

11 June 2007
Cree’s XLamp power LEDs to be distributed by Anglia in UK and Ireland . . . More

11 June 2007
UQM wins $750,000 USAF contract to develop SiC electric motor controller . . . More

8 June 2007
RFMD ships second RF382X GaN PowerIC broadband PA to military supplier . . . More

8 June 2007
OptoGaN raises €5m in funding for its GaN-based LED technology . . . More

7 June 2007
UK government grants £3m to develop GaN LEDs on 6” silicon for low-cost solid-state lighting . . . More

7 June 2007
BinOptics produces first short-cavity cw GaN blue laser using etched facets . . . More

7 June 2007
BluGlass produces first blue light emission from GaN on 6” glass wafer . . . More

7 June 2007
RFMD launches family of 48V high-power GaN transistors . . . More

7 June 2007
Nitronex introduces 4W GaN on Si pre-driver power transistor . . . More

6 June 2007
Oplink closes purchase of Furukawa’s stake in OCP and agrees to acquire remaining shares . . . More

6 June 2007
Toshiba launches X-band GaN HEMT for radar and medical applications . . . More

5 June 2007
Cree samples new GaN HEMTs for WiMAX and launches AWR PDK for high-power GaN MMIC process . . . More

5 June 2007
Fox Group’s LEDs to be distributed by AP Technologies in UK and Ireland . . . More

4 June 2007
UCSB and IQE achieve record fmax of 780GHz for an HBT . . . More

4 June 2007
TriQuint launches single-chip VSAT HPAs for ground-terminal RF chipsets . . . More

4 June 2007
Cree and RFMD showcase GaN HEMTs at IEEE MTT-S 2007 . . . More

4 June 2007
Sirenza adds to SUF family of E-Mode pHEMT wideband amplifiers . . . More

4 June 2007
QPC hires VP of manufacturing as it transitions to commercial production . . . More

4 June 2007
Nextreme adds high-power packaging expert as VP of marketing & business development . . . More

1 June 2007
Samsung joins SiGe Semiconductor in $20m funding round . . . More

1 June 2007
Optium banking on 40Gb/s acquisition to boost growth . . . More

MAY 2007

31 May 2007
BOC Edwards independent again after nearly 40 years . . . More

31 May 2007
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available . . . More

31 May 2007
BOC Edwards targets compound semiconductor MOCVD with Helios 6 gas abatement system . . . More

31 May 2007
TriQuint launches packaged versions of RF circuits for digital radio and sat-coms. . . More

31 May 2007
GCS and RFIC Solutions ally on design services . . . More

31 May 2007
QPC raises a further $9.5m in financing . . . More

30 May 2007
Nitronex adds link in the supply chain . . . More

30 May 2007
JDSU completes acquisition of Picolight . . . More

30 May 2007
Furukawa packs OCP’s board to facilitate its sale to Oplink . . . More

29 May 2007
Sharp sets July date to begin mass producing blue-violet lasers using a 3.3mm diameter CAN package . . . More

29 May 2007
Quanlight attracts $3m funding to commercialize dilute nitride material system for LEDs . . . More

28 May 2007
AXT appoints Wei senior director of technology; explores LEC technology for GaP substrate growth . . . More

28 May 2007
Infinera prices IPO to raise $139m . . . More

25 May 2007
WJ Communications enters technology license and foundry agreement; sells wafer manufacturing equipment . . . More

25 May 2007
Nitronex appoints Doru Roll as director of RF product development . . . More

25 May 2007
CIGS PV maker HelioVolt gains two VPs to guide manufacturing and operations . . . More

24 May 2007
SRC and NSF grants $2m to next-generation logic nanoelectronics programs . . . More

24 May 2007
Anadigics appoints broadband cable expert to board and launches single-chip RF amp for CATV . . . More

24 May 2007
Osram Opto Semiconductors signs-up Laser Components as regional distributor of high-power laser diode products . . . More

24 May 2007
EpiLEDs orders two Aixtron MOCVD systems for GaN-based HB-LEDs . . . More

23 May 2007
Cree demos 100mm zero-micropipe SiC substrates . . . More

23 May 2007
Emcore begins shipping products from its China plant . . . More

23 May 2007
Osram introduces general-purpose white LED to its Golden Dragon ARGUS range . . . More

23 May 2007
Semiconductor Today and Yole Développement announce collaboration . . . More

22 May 2007
TriQuint unveils ‘RF vision’ for simplifying connectivity in next-generation wireless networks . . . More

22 May 2007
QPC quadruples revenue on transition to production . . . More

22 May 2007
Anadigics launches Linear EDGE PA module for 2.75G and 3G phones, PDAs, and wireless PC cards . . . More

22 May 2007
RFMD supplies EDGE PA for Samsung’s E250 slider phone . . . More

22 May 2007
Anadigics ships PAs for Samsung's F500 video phone and SPH-m610 3G EVDO handset . . . More

21 May 2007
Nichia partners with Stanley on white LEDs . . . More

21 May 2007
Nichia sues Seoul Semiconductor's Japanese subsidiary over white LEDs . . . More

21 May 2007
Court denies Oplink’s request to expedite proceedings against OCP . . . More

21 May 2007
Opel shows concept car with all-LED exterior lighting . . . More

21 May 2007
Emcore achieves 31% efficiency for new space solar cells . . . More

21 May 2007
Kopin expects HBT sales to recover in second-half 2007 . . . More

18 May 2007
Optium completes acquisition of Kailight . . . More

18 May 2007
Veeco appoints John Peeler as CEO; receives Q1 orders of almost $11m for K-Series MOCVD systems . . . More

18 May 2007
DOE awards third-round SSL project funding worth $13.3m . . . More

17 May 2007
Nitronex launches 100W GaN-on-Si HEMT power transistor for WiMAX . . . More

17 May 2007
OCP losses worsen as it gears for China manufacturing transfer . . . More

16 May 2007
Albis starts shipping GaAs photodiode arrays . . . More

16 May 2007
EpiValley starts 30x2 inch epiwafer production . . . More

15 May 2007
Osram sampling 1000lm OSTAR LED for general lighting . . . More

14 May 2007
Sofradir wins Raytheon contract to supply MCT detectors to US Army . . . More

14 May 2007
LLF receives first patent . . . More

14 May 2007
Laser 2000 to distribute Intense’s lasers in Europe . . . More

14 May 2007
Aviza reports second consecutive profitable quarter on revenue up 70% year-on-year . . . More

11 May 2007
Riber grows sales 19% year-on-year . . . More

11 May 2007
Rohm’s PicoLED-eco halves energy consumption . . . More

11 May 2007
Bookham appoints technical sales manager for high-power laser diode business in Europe . . . More

11 May 2007
ITC extends Lumileds’ patent ruling and exclusion order from Epistar's MB LED products to OMA and GB LED products . . . More

11 May 2007
LBO and Thales to develop laser projection displays for aerospace & defence applications . . . More

10 May 2007
Oplink files suit to challenge OCP’
s ‘poison pill’ . . . More

10 May 2007
Anadigics ships low-profile AWT6310R dual-band CDMA PA for LG’s 3G and TV-capable phones . . . More

10 May 2007
Camera flash to counteract decline in LED revenue from cell-phone handset applications . . . More

10 May 2007
Finisar cuts revenue forecast due to excess inventories . . . More

9 May 2007
Photodigm launches high-power, single-frequency diode laser platform . . . More

9 May 2007
Osram Opto expanding with new LED chip fab in Malaysia . . . More

9 May 2007
Indium Corp hires Guckes to develop gallium and germanium business . . . More

8 May 2007
LED market drives Rubicon to expand sapphire substrate capacity . . . More

8 May 2007
Asian LED makers drive doubling of Aixtron revenues, but slowing orders flag weak second-half 2007 . . . More

7 May 2007
RFMD and Skyworks gain share in handset PAs: further consolidation likely . . . More

7 May 2007
Nichia to start mass producing 250mW blue-violet laser next January . . . More

7 May 2007
Avanex’s revenues enter dip, but targets break-even by September quarter . . . More

4 May 2007
Bookham’s 20% revenue drop increases losses, but product ramp should drive recovery in second-half 2007 . . . More

4 May 2007
WJ losses prolonged by delayed fab closure and product qualification . . . More

4 May 2007
UCSB achieves high-efficiency non-polar GaN LEDs at improved output power . . . More

3 May 2007
BluGlass awards first equipment manufacturing contract . . . More

3 May 2007
AXT’s sales dip due to 6” GaAs, but rebound expected in Q2 . . . More

3 May 2007
GaAs device market set to grow by 76% over next five years, driven by cellular handset and Wi-Fi demand . . . More

3 May 2007
JDSU’s fiber revenues flat amid forecast of decline . . . More

3 May 2007
Nitronex adds Anadigics’ CEO Bastani to board . . . More

2 May 2007
Lamina unveils LED light engines and raises $7m in funding . . . More

2 May 2007
Luminus receives US patents for PhlatLight . . . More

2 May 2007
TriQuint restructures European sales and distribution coverage . . . More

2 May 2007
Epiplus boosts production of AlGaInP UHB red LEDs with new Aixtron AIX2600G3 system . . . More

1 May 2007
Institute of Semiconductor Technology, University of Braunschweig orders CV wafer profiler from WEP . . . More

1 May 2007
Veeco’s boom in MOCVD orders driven by LED market . . . More

1 May 2007
IQE-RF awarded Gold Subcontractor Status for high-quality service . . . More

1 May 2007
Oplink grows revenues 20%; agrees to acquire majority stake in OCP . . . More

APRIL 2007

30 April 2007
Emcore’s dip in fiber-optic revenues compensated by growth in CATV and PVs; wins JPL Mars rover contract . . . More

30 April 2007
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available . . . More

30 April 2007
Skyworks revenues hit by Motorola slump, but income still triples year-on-year . . . More

27 April 2007
TriQuint results boosted by new top-five handset customer . . . More

27 April 2007
Hittite continues growth and product launches . . . More

27 April 2007
RFMD breaks $1bn annually, but Motorola inventory correction depresses March and June quarters . . . More

27 April 2007
QPC Lasers awarded Navy contracts; closes private financing . . . More

26 April 2007
Luminus LEDs light Samsung's new range of HDTVs . . . More

26 April 2007
ClassOne moves to meet increased market demand for reconditioned semiconductor equipment . . . More

25 April 2007
Handset shipment growth slows to 10% year-on-year . . . More

25 April 2007
Anadigics continues 40% year-on-year growth and cuts losses after shedding fiber-optic subsidiary . . . More

25 April 2007
Philips Lumileds announces availability of Luxeon K2 warm and neutral white LEDs . . . More

24 April 2007
Taiwan ranks top in global blue LED chip capacity . . . More

24 April 2007
Forepi takes delivery of Aixtron's one-thousandth reactor
. . . More

23 April 2007
Sony boosts blue-violet laser capacity to 1.7 million per month . . . More

20 April 2007
Inventory build-up trims mobile handset shipment growth to 12% in Q1/2007 . . . More

20 April 2007
Cree’s revenues and profits rebound . . . More

20 April 2007
Seoul Semiconductor unveils 42lm/W warm-white Acriche . . . More

20 April 2007
Aviza completes $55m credit facility led by Asia-focused US bank . . . More

19 April 2007
STS plans cost-cutting strategy to counter anticipated profit shortfall . . . More

18 April 2007
3S Photonics launched on completion of Avanex France sale . . . More

17 April 2007
Microdisk laser dominated by single quantum dot . . . More

17 April 2007
University begins operating newly installed Thomas Swan CCS system for GaN/ZnO production . . . More

17 April 2007
TranSiC appoints new chairman . . . More

17 April 2007
SiGe appoints president and CEO . . . More

16 April 2007
Emcore acquires Opticomm for $4m . . . More

16 April 2007
Jazz launches 200GHz, 130nm SiGe BiCMOS process . . . More

16 April 2007
StratEdge launches packages using beryllium oxide for power devices . . . More

13 April 2007
INEX to provide DMD with processing technology for diamond-based MESFET development . . . More

13 April 2007
Emerging PV technologies growing at 43% annually . . . More

13 April 2007
Aixtron quashes takeover bid speculation . . . More

12 April 2007
EpiWorks completes Phase I expansion for 6” HBT epiwafers . . . More

12 April 2007
Sofradir demonstrates compact mid-TV format dual-band IR detector array . . . More

12 April 2007
Emcore gets extension from Nasdaq . . . More

11 April 2007
Fox appoints Opton Laser to distribute its LEDs in France . . . More

11 April 2007
AOI nets $28m in latest round of funding . . . More

11 April 2007
SEMCO orders two Aixtron MOCVD systems to expand GaN based HB-LED production . . . More

10 April 2007
GaN-on-glass process could yield 48% savings for LED epi, suggests cost of ownership model . . . More

10 April 2007
JDSU appoints president of Optical Communications Group . . . More

10 April 2007
Anadigics to build 6-inch GaAs fab in China . . . More

10 April 2007
WJ completes closure of its GaAs fab . . . More

9 April 2007
WiMAX developing rapidly in Asia/Pacific . . . More

5 April 2007
Laser technology on target for PV applications: Synova and JPSA . . . More

4 April 2007
Hitachi Cable prototypes 3-inch GaN substrate; 4-inch possible . . . More

4 April 2007
Rohm and Haas to manufacture Harvard’s amidinate ALD precursors as alternative to hafnium-based high-k dielectrics . . . More

4 April 2007
Optical networking component market to approach $8bn by 2012 . . . More

3 April 2007
Technical University of Berlin orders MOCVD system to develop GaN/(Al,Ga,In)N alloy based materials . . . More

3 April 2007
Rofin-Sinar acquires Corelase . . . More

3 April 2007
Cree completes COTCO acquisition . . . More

3 April 2007
Thin-film solar cell equipment market to grow by almost 300% . . . More

2 April 2007
PhoXtal launches monolithic InP-based FTTH diplexer array . . . More

2 April 2007
NEC launches extended-reach XFP transceiver without dispersion compensation, based on AZNA’s CML . . . More

2 April 2007
Finisar acquires AZNA and Kodeos after shipping 10 million transceivers/transponders last year . . . More

2 April 2007
Finisar demos new 10G SFP+ LRM, extended-reach DWDM SFP, and GPON modules . . . More

MARCH 2007

30 March 2007
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available . . . More

30 March 2007
Taiwan LED chipmakers Touchtek and Uni Light merge . . . More

30 March 2007
Rueil-Malmaison plant sale boosts Riber to €10.4 net profit . . . More

30 March 2007
Taiwan forms LED industry association . . . More

30 March 2007
RFMD prices $350m private placement; fiscal-year revenue to exceed $1bn, but forecasts slowdown next quarter . . . More

29 March 2007
Anadigics slashes PA power consumption with ZeroIC . . . More

28 March 2007
Acquisitions and strong mobile handset market boosts IQE's revenues, but not without losses . . . More

28 March 2007
Bookham introduces 980nm pump laser module . . . More

27 March 2007
Rebels with a solid-state-lighting cause . . . More

27 March 2007
IBM demonstrates record-speed 160Gb/s optical chipset . . . More

27 March 2007
Optium to acquire Kailight for 40Gb/s technologies . . . More

27 March 2007
Optical chip and module manufacturers target 40 Gbit/s solution with Multi-Source Agreement . . . More

26 March 2007
Cornes Dodwell to distribute Intense's laser products in Japan . . . More

26 March 2007
Emcore enters long-reach DWDM market with 10G XFP module . . . More

26 March 2007
Kopin and Finisar receive further Nasdaq non-compliance notices . . . More

23 March 2007
Jazz’s CEO Shu Li to be replaced by parent company’s CEO Amelio . . . More

23 March 2007
Eblana launches 10Gbit/s line-rate lasers emitting at 1310 nm for mass-market enterprise applications
. . . More

23 March 2007
Alfalight wins $1.7m US Army contract to develop high-power fiber-laser pump modules . . . More

23 March 2007
QPC tripled revenue in 2006; BrightLase orders boosted to $2m . . . More

23 March 2007
Nitronex moving HQ to Durham, NC as part of expansion . . . More

22 March 2007
Andy Matthews becomes OIPT’s new MD . . . More

22 March 2007
Cree ships brighter, lighting-class warm-white XLamp LEDs . . . More

21 March 2007
IPG Photonics orders two Veeco GEN200 systems to expand GaAs-based laser production . . . More

21 March 2007
Tekcore ramps-up for blue laser market with Aixtron’s AIX 2400G3 HT IC MOCVD system . . . More

21 March 2007
Cree samples GaN HEMTs that boost WiMAX PA efficiency by up to 50% . . . More

20 March 2007
CyOptics to acquire Apogee to expand 10 and 40Gb/s laser portfolio for optical networking . . . More

20 March 2007
Nitronex teams with Rockwell Collins to develop GaN-on-Si power transistor manufacturing for military use . . . More

20 March 2007
Cenamps to provide ALD foundry using Oxford Instruments tool . . . More

19 March 2007
Bookham cut-backs will shrink workforce by 123 staff, mainly at Caswell . . . More

19 March 2007
BluGlass touts 6-inch GaN-on-glass technology developments . . . More

19 March 2007
Trion introduces European distributor . . . More

16 March 2007
SEMATECH to use Bede x-ray system to evaluate high-k, metal gate, and SiGe materials . . . More

16 March 2007
Bookham’s iTLA supports 40Gb/s DWDM transmission systems  . . . More

16 March 2007
Skyworks expands Linear Products portfolio with high-isolation, low-loss switch for cellular infrastructure . . . More

15 March 2007
Avanex France to become 3S Photonics . . . More

15 March 2007
Aixtron’s 23% revenue growth in 2006 drives return to profitability . . . More

15 March 2007
Anadigics raises $98.8m for capital expenditure . . . More

14 March 2007
Nitronex appoints RF design expert as MMIC product development manager . . . More

14 March 2007
Energy producer Hydro invests in Ascent Solar for CIGS-based flexible solar cells . . . More

14 March 2007
Sharp to start volume production of 210mW blue-violet lasers for 6x recording on dual-layer Blu-ray and HD-DVDs . . . More

13 March 2007
Linde sells BOC Edwards’ Vacuum and Semiconductor Equipment business to private equity firm . . . More

13 March 2007
MIT’s Deshpande Center awards grant for GaN-on-silicon HEMT project . . . More

12 March 2007
Cree acquiring LED maker COTCO for $200m to expand China market share . . . More

12 March 2007
Rofin-Sinar acquires 80% of m2k-laser . . . More

12 March 2007
Osram launches brighter, six-chip OSTAR projection light source. . . More

9 March 2007
DOE funds first projects in $168m Solar America Initiative . . . More

9 March 2007
Axiom adds VP of operations to ramp production of newly GSM type-approved CMOS PA . . . More

8 March 2007
Mitsubishi sampling 10Gbps XFP module with power consumption cut to 2.5W . . . More

8 March 2007
Intel and AmberWave settle strained silicon patent lawsuit with license agreement . . . More

8 March 2007
Dupuis to receive IEEE Edison Award . . . More

8 March 2007
NREL’s multi-junction solar cell pioneers awarded Dan David Prize . . . More

7 March 2007
Northrop Grumman selects Goodrich SWIR technology for US Army's boresight monitoring camera . . . More

7 March 2007
Sofradir to supply NEC Toshiba Space with IR detector for climate-change monitoring . . . More

7 March 2007
Kopin’s GaN HEMTs qualified for production . . . More

7 March 2007
Kopin’s III-V revenue fell again in Q4/2006, but expects strong rebound in 2007 . . . More

6 March 2007
Finisar’s 10G and metro-area growth counteracted by SAN transceiver inventory correction
. . . More

6 March 2007
Panasonic launching first white LED using GaN substrate . . . More

6 March 2007
Acreo spins off QWIP array maker IRnova
. . . More

5 March 2007
TranSiC, KTH and Acreo share €1.3m in Swedish funding to develop SiC power modules . . . More

5 March 2007
US fiber subscribers to reach 18m by 2011 . . . More

5 March 2007
North America handset shipments should reach 163m in 2007, with Motorola continuing to dominate . . . More

5 March 2007
SiGe grew more than 50% in 2006, driven by WLAN and GPS
. . . More

5 March 2007
Proliferation of W-EDGE puts pressures on smaller component makers . . . More

2 March 2007
KDDI and Fujitsu develop practical GaN HEMT-based high-efficiency amplifier for mobile WiMAX . . . More

2 March 2007
Cree’s XLamp XR-E LEDs chosen for solar-powered streetlights in China . . . More

1 March 2007
Avanex sells III-V fabs . . . More

1 March 2007
Intense acquires High Power Devices Inc . . . More

1 March 2007
AXT’s fourth quarter drove return to profitability in 2006 . . . More

1 March 2007
Avago launches 3W power LED for solid-state lighting . . . More

1 March 2007
Optium reports 10th quarter of revenue growth, more than doubling year-on-year . . . More

FEBRUARY 2007

28 February 2007
Infinera files for IPO to raise up to $150m . . . More

28 February 2007
WJ appoints Japan distributor
. . . More

28 February 2007
Forschungszentrum Jülich orders Aixtron ALD and AVD modules for CMOS transistor gate stacks and Si nanowires . . . More

28 February 2007
Emcore expands patent lawsuit against Optium . . . More

27 February 2007
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available . . . More

27 February 2007
JDSU to acquire Picolight for VCSEL-based pluggable optical transceivers . . . More

27 February 2007
Synova to license Laser MicroJet technology to end-users and equipment makers . . . More

27 February 2007
Kopin granted stay of delisting by Nasdaq . . . More

27 February 2007
Cree launches EZBright 700 LED power chip to broaden range . . . More

27 February 2007
ITC adopts exclusion order against Epistar's MB LEDs; will review whether OMA and GB LEDs also infringe Lumileds patent . . . More

26 February 2007
Aonex and Kyma collaborate to cut blue laser and LED substrate costs . . . More

26 February 2007
Emcore receives second NASDAQ delisting notice . . . More

23 February 2007
Aixtron secures multiple repeat orders from China . . . More

23 February 2007
Riber receives order from Chinese Research Institute; completes installation at Japan’s Yokogawa . . . More

23 February 2007
Aviza announces pricing of public offering to raise $24m . . . More

22 February 2007
WJ grew 54% in 2006, tempered by Q4’s wireless infrastructure slowdown . . . More

21 February 2007
Opnext closes $254m IPO . . . More

21 February 2007
Nichia achieves 320mW pulsed operation of blue-violet laser diode . . . More

21 February 2007
Bookham 980nm pump technology chosen by Tyco for undersea applications . . . More

20 February 2007
Showa Denko develops hybrid growth process for GaN-based blue/white LEDs . . . More

19 February 2007
Osram OSTAR Lighting source produces 1000 lumens . . . More

19 February 2007
Hittite grew revenues 60% and doubled profit in 2006 . . . More

19 February 2007
TriQuint launches quad-band GSM/EDGE-Polar PA module in HADRON family . . . More

16 February 2007
Anania exits Bookham . . . More

16 February 2007
Anadigics extends WiMAX and WCDMA PA portfolios . . . More

16 February 2007
RFMD launches modules for improved TRP performance . . . More

16 February 2007
Avago launches new handset and GPS components . . . More

16 February 2007
Skyworks sampling WCDMA Intera FEMs with support for bands I, II, IV, V and VI . . . More

15 February 2007
Tegal’s sales dip further; signs up Korean distributor . . . More

15 February 2007
Cree and Raleigh launch ‘LED City’ municipal lighting initiative . . . More

15 February 2007
Cree broadens XLamp LED portfolio with lower-priced XR-C . . . More

14 February 2007
Cyberlux delivers visible and covert lighting system to USAF . . . More

14 February 2007
Lumileds solves LED efficacy ‘droop’, supporting adoption of 1000mA drive current
. . . More

14 February 2007
Skyworks adds SoC-compatible, quad-band InteraLite front-end module for emerging handset markets . . . More

13 February 2007
Veeco’s HB-LED/wireless related revenues grew 42% in 2006 . . . More

13 February 2007
Anadigics eliminates losses after seventh quarter of growth . . . More

13 February 2007
RFMD launches flexible UMTS transmit system for multi-region multimode 3G handsets . . . More

13 February 2007
RFMD launches POLARIS 3 TOTAL RADIO transceiver for EDGE . . . More

13 February 2007
Novalux plans expansion of Necsel laser production with second Aixtron MOCVD reactor . . . More

12 February 2007
Epichem acquired by Sigma-Aldrich for $60m . . . More

9 February 2007
Nichia supplying 250mW UV-LEDs . . . More

9 February 2007
Cree launches highest-power, 50A SiC Schottky rectifier . . . More

9 February 2007
Axiom secures $25m to ramp CMOS-based cellular PA production . . . More

9 February 2007
TriQuint to debut transmit and PA-duplexer modules at GSM World Congress . . . More

9 February 2007
TriQuint reports seventh quarter of growth . . . More

9 February 2007
Avago launches low-power, through-hole HB-LEDs for portable outdoor signs . . . More

8 February 2007
RFMD launches front-end solutions and complementary components for 3G multimode handsets . . . More

8 February 2007
GELcore switches name to Lumination LLC . . . More

7 February 2007
LLF’s first product incorporates XLamp XR-E LED . . . More

7 February 2007
Avanex reports record revenue (up 54%) and gross margin . . . More

7 February 2007
OCP burning through cash during transition to higher-margin products for US FTTH . . . More

6 February 2007
Genesis Photonics orders six further Thomas Swan CCS MOCVD systems for nitride HB-LEDs . . . More

5 February 2007
Vishay launches sapphire-based InGaN white SMD LEDs . . . More

5 February 2007
TriQuint unveils new RF front-end module families and ‘Global Handset Strategy’ . . . More

5 February 2007
Osram and Philips cross-license inorganic and organic LED patents . . . More

5 February 2007
JDSU’s five-year high in revenues exceeds preliminary estimate, driving return to profit . . . More

5 February 2007
M/A-COM expands range of single-stage driver amplifiers for wireless infrastructure . . . More

5 February 2007
Avago launches LNAs for improved WiMAX/WLAN signal reception . . . More

2 February 2007
Insufficient non-Nortel sales force extra $6-7m cost cutting at Bookham . . . More

2 February 2007
Aviza’s quarter revenues more than double year-on-year . . . More

2 February 2007
SOHO WLAN market to double by 2011, says Dell’Oro . . . More

2 February 2007
Mobile WiMax and WCDMA infrastructure market growth to offset CDMA and GSM declines through 2011 . . . More

2 February 2007
Mimix introduces 0.5-18GHz MMIC SPDT switch . . . More

1 February 2007
Opto product round-up: Avago . . . More

1 February 2007
HelioVolt and Exeltech to co-develop CIGS-enabled solar modules and building-integrated photovoltaic products . . . More

1 February 2007
Cree signs WPI to distribute power LEDs in Asia; XR-E LEDs chosen for Vortex rechargeable flashlights . . . More

JANUARY 2007

31 January 2007
Oxford Instruments delivers twin V100 MBE system to Asia . . . More

31 January 2007
Veeco’s MOCVD technology supports Spectrolab’s record-breaking solar cell . . . More

31 January 2007
JPSA relocates to larger facility . . . More

31 January 2007
CyOptics shipped over 1 million FTTH chips in 2006 . . . More

31 January 2007
Product round-up: Mimix Broadband, Renesas Technology . . . More

31 January 2007
Anadigics ramps shipments of WLAN PAs for 802.11n MIMO standard . . . More

31 January 2007
Filtronic confirms cut in compound semi capex due to lower-than-expected demand . . . More

30 January 2007
Rohm develops smallest, thinnest full-color LED chip . . . More

30 January 2007
First nonpolar blue-violet laser diodes demonstrated by UCSB . . . More

30 January 2007
IBM and Intel both announce high-k gate dielectric transistors . . . More

29 January 2007
Picogiga samples SopSiC composite substrates for GaN-based RF power devices . . . More

29 January 2007
Cree’s XLamp XR-E LEDs qualified for use at 1 Amp, delivering up to 210 lumens . . . More

26 January 2007
Skyworks grows revenues 8%, excluding discontinued base-band operations . . . More

26 January 2007
Intense launches high-power laser diodes, bars, and stacks for industrial, medical and defense applications . . . More

26 January 2007
Record shipments in Q4 propel mobile phones past 1 billion units in 2006, says IDC . . . More

26 January 2007
Handset shipments reached forecast of 1 billion units in 2006, says Strategy Analytics . . . More

26 January 2007
Riber sales rose 14% in 2006 . . . More

25 January 2007
Finisar demonstrates new optical modules at Japan’s Fiber Optics Expo . . . More

25 January 2007
RFMD receives first order for its GaN PAs . . . More

25 January 2007
Opnext boosts red lasers output power for display and medical applications . . . More

24 January 2007
Jenoptik launches green thin-disc laser and higher-power diode lasers . . . More

24 January 2007
JDSU extends fiber-coupled diode laser range to 8W; launches commercial laser with telecom-based architecture . . . More

24 January 2007
Osram adds water-cooled vertical laser stacks and laser bars to high-power laser range . . . More

24 January 2007
RFMD’s quarterly revenue rises 13.8% to a record $281m . . . More

23 January 2007
Philips Lumileds claims white LED record of 115lm/Watt at 350mA . . . More

23 January 2007
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available . . . More

23 January 2007
QPC Lasers partners with Cutting Edge Optronics on high-power laser integration . . . More

23 January 2007
Bookham launches tunable lasers with in-service power adjustment and added L-band capability . . . More

23 January 2007
Bookham shows expanded VCSEL and high-power laser diode ranges at Photonics West . . . More

22 January 2007
ITME opts for two HP-480 VPurge systems from Johnson Matthey . . . More

22 January 2007
Kyma promotes Edward Preble and Terry Clites, as company co-founder Mark Williams moves-on . . . More

22 January 2007
Innolume develops quantum-dot SOAs . . . More

22 January 2007
Cyberlux claims hybrid organic/inorganic lighting better than LEDs . . . More

19 January 2007
JDSU's revenue exceeds guidance, driven by Communications Test and Measurement . . . More

19 January 2007
Cree's revenues fall more than expected due to lower LED chip sales . . . More

18 January 2007
Picogiga's sales fall due to weaker demand for RF applications . . . More

17 January 2007
NL adds silicon photonics capabilities and changes name to Innolume . . . More

17 January 2007
Kyma's native GaN substrates merit defense contract . . . More

17 January 2007
Richardson to distribute Avago's RFICs, transistors and diodes . . . More

16 January 2007
Nitronex develops 48V GaN on silicon platform . . . More

16 January 2007
Spire receives NASA contract for thermo-photovoltaic cells . . . More

15 January 2007
GCS and Xponent Photonics establish strategic partnership and wafer foundry agreement . . . More

15 January 2007
Novalux's green lasers power Microvision's miniature projection displays at CES . . . More

15 January 2007
Cree’s XLamp LEDs chosen for ASP’s Triad flashlights . . . More

15 January 2007
Evans Analytical Group continues expansion plan with string of acquisitions . . . More

12 January 2007
WiMAX and Metro Wi-Fi more energy-efficient than cellular for mobile broadband . . . More

12 January 2007
Digi-Key and Cree announce global distribution agreement for SiC power devices . . . More

11 January 2007
Raytheon’s next-generation GaN MMICs complete 8,000 hours of operational testing . . . More

11 January 2007
LG launches Ultra Mobile Projector using Luminus' PhlatLight LED technology . . . More

10 January 2007
Emcore's increased digital fiber-optics product sales offset delayed PV revenues . . . More

10 January 2007
RFMD enters RF switch market with GaAs pHEMTs . . . More

10 January 2007
Aviza to offer 4 million shares of common stock . . . More

10 January 2007
Tunable laser designer Syntune and manufacturer CyOptics cooperate on market introduction . . . More

10 January 2007
AXT raises further $3.6m through exercise of share over-allotment option . . . More

9 January 2007
Freescale's new InGaP-based devices feature active biasing technology . . . More

9 January 2007
Cermet licenses phosphor-free GaN-on-ZnO white LED technology from Georgia Tech . . . More

9 January 2007
Round two: Epistar responds to Philips Lumileds . . . More

9 January 2007
Judge's Initial Determination favours Philips Lumileds in patent infringement battle . . . More

9 January 2007
Veeco launches MOCVD production platform for HB-LED manufacturers and receives $10m in orders . . . More

8 January 2007
Anadigics' InGaP-Plus HBT technology behind Samsung's SGH i600 smartphone . . . More

5 January 2007
Princeton Lightwave launches avalanche photodetector for 1.06µm . . . More

5 January 2007
Solar Thin Films collaborates with RESI to develop CIGS PV manufacturing equipment . . . More

5 January 2007
Cree's XLamp LEDs to power SureFire flashlights . . . More

5 January 2007
Bookham issued with US patent for tunable laser . . . More

4 January 2007
First p-type ZnO nanowires could lead to cheaper LEDs . . . More

4 January 2007
Largest-capacity MOCVD system ready for nitride production . . . More

3 January 2007
Osram’s Advanced Power TopLEDs used in Audi R8’s daytime running lights . . . More

2 January 2007
DOE study sheds light on commercial LED lamp efficacies . . . More

 

 

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