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December 2008

31 December 2008
Taiwan firms cut back LED production

30 December 2008
Bridgelux and Cree settle patent infringement litigation

29 December 2008
Osram’s Golden DRAGON LEDs chosen for Taiwan street-lighting

24 December 2008
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

23 December 2008
First Solar completes 10MW CdTe PV plant for Sempra

23 December 2008
Mitsubishi launches XLMD-MSA compliant 43Gb/s transmitter and receiver devices

23 December 2008
Agilent launches X-Parameter nonlinear modeling for wireless and aerospace defense components

22 December 2008
Fujitsu to sell stake in Eudyna to JV partner Sumitomo Electric

22 December 2008
Lam expecting 35-39% sequential revenue drop

19 December 2008
Fujitsu develops CMOS logic-based 10V-breakdown transistor for PAs

19 December 2008
LayTec developing in-line monitoring for thin-film PV processes

19 December 2008
Osram forms LED lighting JV with Traxon

19 December 2008
Cree announces volume availability of brightest lighting-class LEDs

19 December 2008
JDSU promotes Communications Test & Measurement president to CEO

18 December 2008
GaN microelectronic device market to grow at CAGR of 98% to 2012

18 December 2008
Aixtron delivers another nitride MOCVD reactor to LED maker Showa Denko

18 December 2008
TriQuint shipping 7mm x 4mm TRITIUM II PA duplexers for multi-band CDMA

18 December 2008
In-line CIGS and CdTe PV film composition analysis and thickness measurement

18 December 2008
Cree samples high-efficiency 120W GaN HEMT microwave transistor

17 December 2008
GaAs device market to shrink 5% in 2009

17 December 2008
RFMD idling 4” Greensboro fab and laying off 150 staff

17 December 2008
Panasonic develops 'natural super junction' GaN power device

17 December 2008
Magnetic QCL emits 3THz at 225K and 0.68THz at 8K

17 December 2008
Cree announces volume availability of LR24 recessed LED luminaire

16 December 2008
TriQuint cuts Q4 revenue guidance from $160-175m to $140-145m

16 December 2008
SolFocus and Samaras to develop first commercial CPV project in Greece

16 December 2008
Skyworks claims first multi-band, multi-mode FDD/TDD PA for 4G LTE

16 December 2008
New US subsidiary Electrophysics renamed Sofradir EC

15 December 2008
SiGe claims smallest RF front end for Wi-Fi, integrating two fully matched PAs on a single die

12 December 2008
Decline in European semiconductor industry endangering half a million jobs

12 December 2008
Concentrix inaugurates 25MW CPV module production line

11 December 2008
Emcore revenues shrink 20%, driven by PV order push-outs

11 December 2008
Optical transport market to contract by 10% in 2009

11 December 2008
New site doubles size of TriQuint’s North Carolina Design Center

11 December 2008
Microsemi’s SiC RF power devices for VHF and UHF radar win award

10 December 2008
Finisar’s growth in storage offsets Optium’s CATV downturn

10 December 2008
Kopin receives $600,000 NASA award to develop nanostructured InGaP solar cells

10 December 2008
GigOptix Inc launches after completion of Lumera merger

10 December 2008
TriQuint’s Quinsey named technology ‘CEO of the Year’ by Portland Business Journal  

10 December 2008
Amelio Solar forms Jordan JV for Gigawatt-scale thin-film PV project

10 December 2008
3S Photonics awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification

10 December 2008
High-power RFICs to grow at 6% annually through 2013

10 December 2008
Kopin announces stock repurchase program

9 December 2008
Mitsubishi Electric launches low-noise GaAs HEMT for satellite digital radio

9 December 2008
OIF releases tunable laser and transmitter assembly agreements

9 December 2008
Indium Corp promotes Giasone to metals manager

9 December 2008
Microsemi delivers 4G wireless PA with 23% power-conversion efficiency

8 December 2008
Probing hydrogen’s impact on zinc oxide

8 December 2008
SDK acquiring ESICAT's SiC epiwafer business

8 December 2008
GaAs CPVs to grow at 133% to 10% of terrestrial market in 2012

8 December 2008
Santur ships 200,000th widely tunable laser

8 December 2008
Alfalight launches 6W uncooled 940nm pump laser for CaTV and FTTx amplifiers

5 December 2008
HRL demos first RF graphene FETs

5 December 2008
SemiLEDs selected as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

5 December 2008
sp3 appoints director of sales

4 December 2008
RFMD lowers revenue guidance and announces cost cutting

4 December 2008
Russian GaN-based LED lighting JV established after OptoGaN acquisition

4 December 2008
Philips illuminates world's first LED nation

4 December 2008
SiCrystal selects Eyelit’s integrated MES, quality and asset management software

3 December 2008
World’s largest CIGS PV array goes live

3 December 2008
Repretech to distribute Firecomms’ POF transceivers and VCSELs in Northern & Eastern Europe

3 December 2008
Ascent Solar achieves 9.64% CIGS PV module efficiency

2 December 2008
Rubicon amends Peregrine agreement to provide relief

2 December 2008
Controlling crystal structure in nanowire superlattices

2 December 2008
First Solar completes 2MW plant for Southern California Edison

2 December 2008
Shipments of LED-backlit notebook PCs rise 63% in Q3; penetration to rise to 25% in Q2/2009

2 December 2008
Infineon SiGe IC used in Bosch automotive radar system

2 December 2008
Finisar receives Huawei Golden Core Partner Award

2 December 2008
CyOptics launches 10Gb/s CWDM TOSAs in support of 40GbE standard

1 December 2008
Skyworks lowers quarterly revenue guidance from $240m to $210-215m

1 December 2008
PhotonStar and Cambridge win UK funding for £1m LED lighting R&D program

1 December 2008
Johanna Solar starts CIGSSe PV module production

1 December 2008
Aixtron orders Edwards GaN exhaust treatment systems for R&D lab

1 December 2008
EVG launches new suite of aligners and measurement systems

1 December 2008
OIPT wins order from Asian HB-LED maker for first three of up to 15 systems

November 2008

28 November 2008
UCSD reports 58% PAE for wireless base-station power amplifiers

28 November 2008
Mobile sales to show low single-digit decline in 2009

28 November 2008
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

28 November 2008
TEL and Edwards co-developing PFC abatement system for dielectric etch

28 November 2008
Avago launches first complete GPS RF front-end module with FBAR filters

28 November 2008
LayTec sells 100th EpiCurveTT sensor; recruits new sales engineer

27 November 2008
NIST devises LED test method comparable to lighting tests

27 November 2008
3S scales up production of 980nm uncooled Mini-DIL pump modules

26 November 2008
Crystal IS awarded $800,000 to advance development of AlN substrates for effective deep UV sources

26 November 2008
nLight introduces new generation of 1400 nm to 2000 nm InP-based laser diodes for medical applications

25 November 2008
Growth forecast for 2009 solar installations cut from 49% to 26%

25 November 2008
Ford introduces new Mustang incorporating Osram Joule standardized automotive LED system

25 November 2008
Mimix adds 7.1 to 8.5 GHz QFN packaged GaAs MMIC linear PA to product portfolio

24 November 2008
SDK expanding ammonia production for China

24 November 2008
Aviza increases gross margin after restructuring

24 November 2008
SemiSouth receives SBIR contract to develop new class of high-speed JFETs

24 November 2008
Seoul Semiconductor introduces Z1 series white LEDs

21 November 2008
Emcore deploys first CPV system in China via XinAo Group

21 November 2008
Sharp and Nichia enter LED & laser cross-licensing agreement

20 November 2008
Solyndra wins $320m Carlisle PV contract for commercial roofing

20 November 2008
Cree claims record 161lm/W from white LED

20 November 2008
EVG’s fiscal 2008 revenue growth exceeds 15%

19 November 2008
Oxford Instruments maintains full-year expectations

19 November 2008
KLA-Tencor to cut global workforce by 15%

19 November 2008
FSI receives repeat litho system order from GaAs foundry

19 November 2008
Avanex appoints Barbarossa as president & CEO

19 November 2008
Liu stays on as CEO of Oplink

18 November 2008
Avago adds brighter cool-white and warm-white half-watt SMT LEDs for automotive and electronic sign applications

18 November 2008
Finisar demos VCSEL array-based 40Gb/s parallel active optical cable

18 November 2008
Sunovia and EPIR improve growth of single-crystal CdTe-on-Si for CPVs

17 November 2008
TriQuint unveils high-efficiency, high-power wideband RF transistors

17 November 2008
Sunovia and EPIR down-convert UV to visible light in transparent glass for enhanced PV efficiencies

17 November 2008
Covage chooses Infinera system for French network

14 November 2008
Tegal’s revenues fall 57% quarter-to-quarter

14 November 2008
SolFocus launches 25%-efficient CPV system for medium/utility-scale plants

14 November 2008
OIPT receives order for six systems

14 November 2008
Bookham receives Huawei’s Excellent Core Partner Award

13 November 2008
Dual-junction PV efficiency record raised to 32.6%

13 November 2008
Skyworks grows 22% year-on-year to record $233m revenue

13 November 2008
Seoul enters cross license agreement with TridonicAtco

13 November 2008
Rubicon announces $15m stock repurchase program

13 November 2008
EVG appoints general manager of Korean subsidiary

13 November 2008
RFMD ships millionth point-to-point radio

12 November 2008
RFMD signs $1.4m DoD contract to develop GaN technology and high-power RF solutions

12 November 2008
Notre Dame and Madison Area Technical College join LED University Program

12 November 2008
JPSA Laser appoints president

12 November 2008
Tegal receives repeat order from LED maker for plasma etch system

12 November 2008
RFMD starts high-volume shipments of 2G transmit module for emerging market handsets

12 November 2008
Anadigics ships PAs for Sierra Wireless’ COMPASS 885 USB Modem

12 November 2008
M/A-COM launches wide-band VHF power amplifier modules

12 November 2008
Sofradir to supply Astrium with three-band SWIR detector for environmental mapping

12 November 2008
Osram launches new LEDs for headlamps, camera flashes, and video displays

12 November 2008
Ascent and TurtleEnergy cooperate on building-integrated PV roofing materials

11 November 2008
GeneSiC awarded $1.5m in Department of Energy grants

11 November 2008
RFMD broadens 3G portfolio with highly integrated WCDMA/HSDPA power amplifiers

11 November 2008
Alfalight launches AM6-976E series of 976 nm, 10 W uncooled pump laser diodes

11 November 2008
Goldeneye introduces flexible, freestanding GaN material

11 November 2008
Avago introduces ASMT-Mx20/-Mx22 Moonstone LEDs for solid-state lighting applications

11 November 2008
Advanced Photonix’s revenue hits a record $8.2m; still expecting 30% full-year growth

11 November 2008
Micromem signs magnetic sensor JDAs technology for keyboard and mining applications

10 November 2008
Opnext’s revenues fall during lull after initial 40Gb/s deployments

10 November 2008
TriQuint receives Raytheon 4-star supplier excellence award
 

10 November 2008
Mobile handset unit shipments continue to grow

7 November 2008
Avanex’s gross margin falls more than expected as revenue shrinks 13%

7 November 2008
SolFocus and EMPE sign $103m deal for 10MW utility-scale PV project

7 November 2008
Modulight introduces 20 W 1470 nm laser bar

7 November 2008
Aviza expects revenue at low end of guidance, but raises guidance for income

6 November 2008
CEO and 400 jobs to go as JDSU closes seven R&D centers & three plants

6 November 2008
OSU orders Aixtron CCS MOCVD system for solar cell development

5 November 2008
Anadigics cuts 15% of workforce

5 November 2008
Kopin reports record revenue, despite III-Vs weakening

5 November 2008
Oplink controlling costs during near-term economic concerns

5 November 2008
SemiLEDs launches low-voltage LEDs for battery-powered mobile appliances

4 November 2008
Fujitsu reports record-performance 5GHz-bandwidth hybrid amplifier

4 November 2008
AXT’s revenues fall due to requalifications and post-Olympics restrictions

4 November 2008
IQE formally opens new Singapore plant

4 November 2008
FEI launches automated strain analysis software package for S/TEM systems

3 November 2008
First Solar more than doubles revenue and income year-on-year

3 November 2008
Rubicon slashes Q4 revenue guidance; expects loss

3 November 2008
Lansing expands trial of street lighting using Lumileds’ LUXEON LEDs

3 November 2008
Replisaurus secures €7m to commercialize metallization technology

October 2008

31 October 2008
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

31 October 2008
Luxeon Flash hits 200m unit mark

30 October 2008
Aixtron rides Q3 bumps on track for full year target

30 October 2008
Alfalight receives $1.36m Army contract to develop 1kW laser pump

29 October 2008
RFMD improves operating income after restructuring

29 October 2008
RFMD adds to SUF family of GaAs pHEMT amplifiers

29 October 2008
STS and SUSS MicroTec on the road in Asia

29 October 2008
US court rules in favor of Seoul Semiconductor against Nichia

29 October 2008
SEI launches 10G CWDM SFP+ module with internal CWDM DFB laser chip

28 October 2008
Veeco hits third quarter revenue guidance, but bookings take a tumble

28 October 2008
Bookham reports its first profit following record revenue

28 October 2008
AWR and UMS introduce GaAs MMIC design incentive program

27 October 2008
Anadigics’ revenue falls more-than-expected 28%

27 October 2008
Hittite’s growth sustained by Asia and Eastern Europe telcos

27 October 2008
TriQuint introduces two high volume GaAs foundry processes for mmWave market

27 October 2008
M/A-COM Tech introduces high-performance components for microwave and RF applications at EuMW

24 October 2008
Infinera’s invoiced revenue falls 11%

24 October 2008
Finisar expands in China with new high-volume plant

24 October 2008
Honda Soltec selling CIGS PV cells for public and industrial use

24 October 2008
Anadigics launches its first power amplifier for femtocells

23 October 2008
Cree grows 24% year-on-year to record $140m revenue

23 October 2008
WJ boosts TriQuint’s 47% growth as profit triples

23 October 2008
Cree launches oval HB-LEDs for digital billboard and signage applications

23 October 2008
Sunovia recruits former US Energy Secretary as advisor

22 October 2008
Oxford Instruments-TDI develops technique for HVPE growth of InGaN

22 October 2008
Fujitsu reports record 320W C-band power amplifiers

22 October 2008
AXT becomes first Ge substrate maker to be charter member of CPV Consortium

22 October 2008
SemiSouth appoints VPs of sales and marketing

22 October 2008
Osram offers engineering kit on LED Light for You platform

22 October 2008
Double-digit growth for WLAN ICs to 2012, driven by 802.11n

21 October 2008
GreenVolts wins $250,000 grant for low-cost CPV installation

21 October 2008
Bookham amplifier hits 10,000 hour life-test landmark

21 October 2008
Anadigics launches 1GHz digital tuner for space-sensitive video applications

20 October 2008
Scheuten and Ritek form joint venture to make CIGS PVs

20 October 2008
BluGlass forms Technology Council to drive commercialization

17 October 2008
InP substrate market to grow at 38% to $75m in 2012

17 October 2008
Lorex launches dopant mixing system with piezo-control

17 October 2008
Global Solar’s CIGS PV module earns IEC certification

16 October 2008
Colorado grants $1.2m for 12 solar research projects

16 October 2008
Infineon claims smallest GPS receive front-end module

16 October 2008
Opnext launches first 640nm/60mW red laser, targeting miniature displays

15 October 2008
Cobham forms M/A-COM Technology Solutions

15 October 2008
NTNC selects Infinera for multi-state research network

15 October 2008
Altatech, Evatec and DuPont launch deposition products at SEMICON Europa

15 October 2008
SemiLEDs orders Ultratech projection stepper for LED mass production

14 October 2008
Avanex cutting 8% of workforce and closing Florida facility

14 October 2008
Aviza ships PVD systems to top-3 GaAs RF device maker

14 October 2008
SEMI and SolarTech partner to identify supply chain issues and develop standards

14 October 2008
EVG ships 100th nanoimprint lithography system

14 October 2008
Microsemi launches record-power SiC RF transistors for VHF and UHF radar

13 October 2008
InP boosts thermo-photovoltaic efficiency record to 12%

13 October 2008
TriQuint claims smallest, most integrated GPS RF front-end module

13 October 2008
Gold Canyon suspends feasibility study on Cordero Gallium Project

10 October 2008
Fujitsu claims first high-output GaN HEMT to cut power in standby mode

10 October 2008
Peregrine cuts off sapphire deliveries due to falling consumer electronics demand

10 October 2008
Bookham sharpens up September-quarter guidance

10 October 2008
Osram’s colored Advanced Power TopLED Plus boosts light by 15% for large LCD displays

9 October 2008
NSF awards $18.5m for Smart Lighting Center

9 October 2008
QD PV maker Solterra acquired by mineral company

9 October 2008
Hydro raises stake in Ascent Solar to 35%

9 October 2008
Raytheon receives Department of Defense ‘Trusted Foundry’ accreditation

8 October 2008
IMEC embeds first functional optical links in flexible substrate

8 October 2008
IQE's Roy Blunt receives SEMI Europe Standards Honor Award

8 October 2008
Cree to supply Zumtobel with LED downlights for Europe

8 October 2008
First Solar breaks ground on Ohio CdTe PV expansion

8 October 2008
Avago first to market with 8Gb/s SFP+ LR transceiver for Fiber Channel

7 October 2008
IQE joins European-funded VISIT program

7 October 2008
Sanyo develops record 450mW blue-violet laser for 12x writing

7 October 2008
Sofradir to acquire IR equipment maker Electrophysics

7 October 2008
TriQuint’s GaAs foundry process used for ICs in Large Hadron Collider

7 October 2008
Intense’s 630-690nm laser driver systems receive CE mark approval

6 October 2008
TriQuint wins $4.5m Navy contract to extend GaAs pHEMTs above 20GHz

6 October 2008
IMEC and Taiyo Nippon Sanso collaborate

6 October 2008
Skyworks doubles shipments for smart phones to 40m in fiscal '08

6 October 2008
Emcore secures $25m credit facility

3 October 2008
Solar America Initiative awards second round of PV Incubator funding

3 October 2008
Surfect appoints solar product manager

3 October 2008
DayStar appoints VP of corporate development

2 October 2008
PVs to grow to 20% of SC GaAs market in 2012

2 October 2008
Fathoming efficiency droop in InGaN MQW-LEDs

2 October 2008
SolFocus first to complete ISFOC CPV installation

2 October 2008
AXT cuts Q3/2008 revenue and earnings guidance

2 October 2008
PANalytical launches thin-film metrology tools for MEMS and solar cells

2 October 2008
CVD Equipment Corp reports record orders of $5.9m in Q3/2008

2 October 2008
NGST president receives Caltech's International von Karman Wings Award

1 October 2008
Sapphire substrate market to grow at 21% to $400m by 2012

1 October 2008
Nextreme appoints head of new telecom- and photonics-focused thermal management products unit

1 October 2008
KIPT invalidates a second Nichia patent

1 October 2008
Base-station RF component market flat at $1.1bn through 2013

1 October 2008
Anadigics delivers 3G PA for LG touch-screen handset

September 2008

30 September 2008
LayTec to develop in-situ sensor for ISE’s triple-junction PV cells

30 September 2008
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

30 September 2008
Kulicke & Soffa completes sale of wire business unit

30 September 2008
Cree announces commercial availability of XLamp MC-E LED

30 September 2008
Nitronex extends 5W GaN-on-Si RF power transistor to 5.1-5.8GHz

29 September 2008
CPV Consortium launched to steer industry growth in concentrating photovoltaics

29 September 2008
SiC wafer maker Caracal re-starts after bankruptcy

29 September 2008
RFMD opens customer support center in Bangalore

29 September 2008
SDK establishes Taiwan LED sales subsidiary

29 September 2008
Aviza to appeal delisting notice from NASDAQ

26 September 2008
Samsung selects RFMD PAs to support new 3G handsets

25 September 2008
Crystal IS appoints new CEO to spearhead commercialization of deep UV LEDs

25 September 2008
SMI receives order for GFHC-Linear150 sputter source

25 September 2008
Mimix appoints vice president of Special Projects

25 September 2008
K&S appoints Inseto as distributor in UK and Ireland

25 September 2008
Dow Corning launches Optimized Manufacturing Process program for LED overmolding

24 September 2008
GreenVolts secures $30m Series B funding

24 September 2008
Innolume receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Innovation of the Year

24 September 2008
IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS)

24 September 2008
Intense appoints Berthold Schmidt

24 September 2008
Ellen Richstone joins Luminus Devices

24 September 2008
SolFocus first CPV systems maker to get CEC approval

23 September 2008
JDSU unveils first photonic integrated amplifier platform

23 September 2008
Fraunhofer ISE raises Euro PV efficiency record to 39.7%

23 September 2008
Riber buys OIPT’s MBE business

23 September 2008
IQE works with CERA program to develop graphene carbon-based RF technology

23 September 2008
3S launches 750mW 980nm terrestrial pump module for next-generation EDFAs and fiber-laser applications

23 September 2008
HPO orders Aixtron AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD system for production of GaN-based blue-green UHB-LEDs

22 September 2008
Tower completes Jazz acquisition

22 September 2008
Avago launches long-reach extended-temperature 10G SFP+ transceivers

22 September 2008
Opnext demonstrates extended reach SFP+ module with uncooled EA-DFB at ECOC

22 September 2008
Santur gives live demo of InP-based 100Gb/s PIC technology

22 September 2008
Bookham demos increased density and flexibility of tunable pluggable module

19 September 2008
HELIOS hybrid photonics project awarded €8.5m funding

19 September 2008
Infinera PICs surpass 100m hours operation failure-free; 1 Petabit of DWDM capacity shipped

18 September 2008
Finisar and Optium hit record revenues prior to merger

18 September 2008
Nichia sues Seoul Semiconductor in UK over annealing patent

18 September 2008
Bookham launches full-band XFP-E tunable pluggable transceiver

18 September 2008
SEI launches 10Gb/s 80km transceiver with built-in EDC circuit and DML

17 September 2008
3S grows more-than-expected 87% in fiscal 2008

17 September 2008
CIGS PV maker SoloPower raises $200m

17 September 2008
Cree expands distribution network with Digi-Key and Premier Farnell

17 September 2008
Tegal completes acquisition of AMMS’ DRIE and PECVD product lines

17 September 2008
CIP launches hybrid photonic integrated circuit platform

16 September 2008
Rubicon cuts 2008 sales guidance from $47-49m to $41.5-42.5m

16 September 2008
Broadcast RF power semi market double its assumed size

16 September 2008
Cree LED recessed down-lights win design competition for second year

16 September 2008
Bookham samples 5Gb/s DWDM SFP transceiver, and achieves 400km reach with 2.5Gb/s pluggable

15 September 2008
New wafer slicing method cuts waste in making Ge-based solar cells

15 September 2008
MOCVD systems maker Veeco joins CPV Consortium

15 September 2008
Anadigics’ DOCSIS 3.0 amp featured in Sigma’s reference design for IP-Cable set-top box

12 September 2008
SAFC Hitech demos device-quality GST precursors for phase-change memory

12 September 2008
Monocrystal launches 8” c-plane sapphire wafers for LEDs

11 September 2008
QPC demos first high-power surface-emitting eye-safe laser

11 September 2008
Intematix recruits former Cree sales director for LED lighting business

11 September 2008
Lam launches $250m share repurchase program

11 September 2008
STS and Sumitomo Precision Products form SPP Global Business Services

11 September 2008
Luminus’ LEDs used by Samsung and LG in ultra-compact projectors

10 September 2008
International Rectifier launches GaN-on-Si power device technology

10 September 2008
StratEdge launches X-band high-power amplifiers in surface-mount packages

9 September 2008
Osram selected to supply LEDs for tunnel lighting

9 September 2008
Semi-Photonics begins transition to 4 inch GaN with Aixtron AIX 2800G4 HT system

8 September 2008
Thin film technology set to top 30% of solar cell market by 2015

8 September 2008
Skyworks and Ember partner to develop ZigBee FEMs

8 September 2008
IQE introduces epitaxy services for MEMS

8 September 2008
nLight buys stake in Optotools

5 September 2008
Riber confident of €18m sales forecast

4 September 2008
Aviza wins multiple orders from HB-LED maker

4 September 2008
Tegal to acquire AMMS’ DRIE and PECVD product lines for $5m

4 September 2008
KLA-Tencor president and COO Kispert plans exit

3 September 2008
Positive result from negative index using InGaAsP

3 September 2008
Welland joins LED City program

3 September 2008
Solibro ships CIGS solar modules

3 September 2008
OIPT awarded BS OHSAS 18001 certification for commitment to heath and safety

3 September 2008
JDSU launches 6398-L4i diode laser series with protection against fiber laser power feedback

2 September 2008
IQE reports growth in sales and profit

2 September 2008
Nanosolar raises $300m for utility-scale CIGS PV panel production

2 September 2008
Bookham introduces 20W single emitter-based pump laser module

2 September 2008
Century Epitech orders multiple Aixtron MOCVD systems

1 September 2008
Finisar completes merger with Optium

1 September 2008
Micromem subsidiary launches high-sensitivity Hall sensor

August 2008

29 August 2008
ATI unveils NIR solid-state photomultiplier with gain of 200,000

29 August 2008
AVA Solar raises $104m in equity financing

29 August 2008
LED ‘shimmer wall’ to illuminate Raleigh convention center

29 August 2008
Mimix appoints senior vice president of sales and marketing

29 August 2008
Sumitomo Electric sampling coaxial laser for high-bandwidth wireless

28 August 2008
Avago prepares $400m IPO on NASDAQ

28 August 2008
Mobile phone sales rise 12% to 305m in Q2/2008

28 August 2008
TriQuint wins Northrop Grumman’s Strategic Supplier and Innovation awards

28 August 2008
Mimix launches 17-34GHz up-converter

27 August 2008
Kyosemi launches high-responsivity InGaN photodiode for UVA detection

27 August 2008
M/A-COM introduces DC-3.5GHz SP3T switch for WLAN and Bluetooth markets

27 August 2008
JPSA gets PV Mojo

26 August 2008
Sony claims record-power 7.2W 635nm red laser array

26 August 2008
JM-GPT supplies second hydrogen purifier to Taiwan’s Epileds

25 August 2008
Avanex’s sales rebound, but profits fall during new-product ramp

25 August 2008
Veeco launches web-coating platform for flexible thin-film solar cells

22 August 2008
JDSU growth driven by optical communications

22 August 2008
Optical transport market grows 13%, driven by 40Gb/s and long-haul DWDM

21 August 2008
Luxtaltek orders Obducat NIL systems for PhC LED mass production

21 August 2008
Solar Thin Films signs alliance and cross-license agreement with Amelio

21 August 2008
JDSU founder Straus to chair GigOptix advisory board

21 August 2008
Seoul confident that Nichia’s US lawsuit lacks merit

20 August 2008
HB-LED lighting market to grow to $1.65bn in 2012

20 August 2008
Compound semiconductor market to grow at 17.3% to $33.7bn by 2012

20 August 2008
Nichia files US patent lawsuit against Seoul Semiconductor

20 August 2008
sp3 engages APA as sales rep for CVD diamond thermal management products

19 August 2008
First Solar to expand manufacturing and development facilities in Ohio

19 August 2008
Cree recruits Kelley from TI to new post of chief operating officer

19 August 2008
SemiSouth promotes Roberts from COO to CEO

19 August 2008
Emcore appoints new CFO

19 August 2008
Walsin Lihwa buys Aixtron CRIUS reactor to enter GaN LED market

18 August 2008
Solar Thin Films to establish a-Si solar module plant

18 August 2008
Anadigics’ president and CEO Bastani resigns

18 August 2008
U-L-M qualifies ALSI laser dicing system for VCSELs

15 August 2008
Oplink’s earnings rebound as revenue falls less than expected

15 August 2008
OIF 100G project to focus on integrated photonic components

15 August 2008
Tegal’s sales hit by project postponements and cancellations

14 August 2008
QPC seeks strategic partners while awaiting consumer ramp-up

14 August 2008
NREL sets solar cell efficiency record of 40.8%

14 August 2008
Microsemi’s WLAN RF power amplifier shipments surpass 75m units

14 August 2008
FOREPI boosts LED capacity with six more CRIUS reactors

14 August 2008
QPC receives order for custom green laser for digital office equipment

13 August 2008
Cree grows 25% to record $493m revenue for fiscal 2008

13 August 2008
SCD awarded $1.75m DARPA contract to develop xBn IR detectors

13 August 2008
Osram Opto appoints Eckstein as chief operating officer

13 August 2008
RFMD launches triple-path cellular front-end for 3G handset platform

13 August 2008
IQE Silicon adds two new processes

12 August 2008
Advanced Photonix grows 47% sequentially to record revenue of $7.8m

12 August 2008
SolFocus names ex-Lockheed Martin exec as president

12 August 2008
Bookham demos 40Gb/s tunable transmitter

12 August 2008
More GaAs integration needed as CMOS PA challenge multiplies

11 August 2008
Emcore grows 70% year-on-year

11 August 2008
Nitronex awarded Phase II STTR grant to enhance GaN-on-Si HEMTs

11 August 2008
Rothschild considers adding firms to ITC LED patent case

11 August 2008
Opnext grows 15.8% sequentially to record $84.2m revenue

11 August 2008
Skyworks surpasses 2 billion power amplifier module shipments

8 August 2008
Aixtron orders dip 15% in Q2, but backlog still rises

8 August 2008
Anadigics slashes Q3 revenue guidance from $75-81m to $62-65m

8 August 2008
First Solar grows 36% in Q2 and inaugurates first of four Malaysian plants

8 August 2008
Cree claims smallest lighting-class LEDs

8 August 2008
RASIRC steamers selected for wet thermal oxidation of VCSELs

8 August 2008
IQE extends range of InGaAs SWIR detector products

7 August 2008
Point-to-point radio shipments set to exceed 1.5m units in 2012

7 August 2008
German president Köhler visits winners of 2007 German Future Prize at Osram

6 August 2008
Sapphire substrate maker Rubicon grows 40% year-on-year

6 August 2008
Emcore wins orders worth $40m for CPV solar cells and receivers

6 August 2008
Osram Opto LEDs illuminate ‘Dragon Fountain’ in Beijing’s Olympic Park

6 August 2008
Fraunhofer ISE’s director appointed to SEMI’s international board

5 August 2008
SI GaAs epi market to grow 7% in 2008 then 10% in 2009

5 August 2008
Innolume raises €8.6m in Series C funding

5 August 2008
Korean IP tribunal rules Nichia’s patent lacks novelty

5 August 2008
Firecomms appoints U.S. Opto Rep for Southern California, Arizona and Nevada

5 August 2008
AmpTech launches GaAs and InP foundry services

5 August 2008
QPC’s laser TV customer Asia Optical demos 60-inch RPTV display

5 August 2008
IAF chooses Aixtron CCS reactor for InO sensor development

4 August 2008
Solyndra wins $325m deal to supply CIGS PV panels to SPI

4 August 2008
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

4 August 2008
Veeco launches ultra-flexible automated R&D MBE system

4 August 2008
Fox signs third license for its SiC patents

4 August 2008
K&S to acquire Orthodyne Electronics and divest Wire Business Unit

1 August 2008
Kopin’s steady III-V revenues compensate for drop in CyberDisplays

1 August 2008
Economic slowdown bypasses mobile device market

1 August 2008
GaAs microelectronics market to slow to 9% in 2008

1 August 2008
Filtronic to sell Defence Electronics business to Teledyne

1 August 2008
Super Nova Optoelectronics opts for JM-GPT PSH-30 hydrogen purifier

1 August 2008
GeneSiC selected by US Navy for Phase I and II SBIR awards

July 2008

31 July 2008
AXT still grows despite dip in 6-inch GaAs shipments

31 July 2008
VCSEL transceiver market to grow at 24.5% to $1.1bn in 2012

31 July 2008
LED City finds Anchorage

31 July 2008
Cree opens Shenzhen engineering center to aid LED luminaire design

31 July 2008
Opnext appoints IMM as distributor for Germany, Austria, Switzerland

30 July 2008
RFMD’s restructuring increases losses despite revenue growth

30 July 2008
Cyrium closes second-round funding to boost multi-junction solar cell production

30 July 2008
Palomar undergoes management buy-out from Hughes

29 July 2008
Veeco exceeds Q2 bookings, revenues and earnings guidance

29 July 2008
Phoenix extends to CIGS PVs with module maker Solyndra

29 July 2008
Veeco wins multi-unit order from solar cell maker Spectrolab

29 July 2008
Mimix introduces 10 to 16 GHz GaAs pHEMT SMT packaged receiver

29 July 2008
Eblana extends ultra-narrow-linewidth laser range to 400kHz 1550nm butterfly module

29 July 2008
HPO achieves milestone for its high-power red LEDs

28 July 2008
Rubicon starts producing 8” sapphire for Peregrine

28 July 2008
Hamamatsu shortens wavelength record for UV laser diodes to 342nm

28 July 2008
Skyworks introduces RF subsystem

28 July 2008
Intense launches high-power, 905nm short-pulsed laser in rugged package

28 July 2008
ORS reports record half-year orders for its in–situ monitoring solutions

25 July 2008
Bookham losses narrow towards positive cash flow in December quarter

25 July 2008
Pirelli to take 30% stake in CyOptics

25 July 2008
Seoul launches top-view LEDs with high CRI, efficacy and reliability

25 July 2008
Hittite rebounds slightly, but next quarter to be flat

24 July 2008
AIST claims 17.7%-efficient flexible CIGS solar cell

24 July 2008
TriQuint’s Q2 growth slowed by delayed product ramp

24 July 2008
Peregrine Semiconductor’s UltraCMOS RFIC reaches milestone

23 July 2008
Anadigics’ sales grow to record $80.5m, driven by broadband

23 July 2008
Riber doubles sales year-on-year to €5.1m in first-half 2008

23 July 2008
EnergyMixx completes acquisition of HelioDynamics

23 July 2008
SRA reports scoping study on proposed germanium and gallium recovery plant

22 July 2008
GaAs market grew 17% to $3.6bn in 2007

22 July 2008
JPSA and DynTest co-developing wafer scribing/breaking

22 July 2008
Hittite launches first RMS and peak-to-average power detector SMT IC

22 July 2008
Avanex board approves reverse stock split

22 July 2008
Former VP of business development rejoins Avanex as interim CFO

22 July 2008
Forepi expands GaN UHB-LED production with order for multiple Aixtron systems

22 July 2008
IDEA for Cree’s LR6

21 July 2008
Step towards low-cost white light emitters with back-reflectors

21 July 2008
Osram claims record white LED brightness and efficacy in the lab

21 July 2008
Fab upgrades shift GaAs substrate demand from 4-inch to 6-inch

21 July 2008
SiGe power amplifier launched for mobile WiMAX

18 July 2008
GaAs and InP to drive 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s IC growth

18 July 2008
Silicon to displace GaAs in automotive radar from 2013

18 July 2008
Raytheon awarded $1m contract for active electronically scanned lens array

18 July 2008
Skyworks grows faster-than-expected 23% year-on-year

18 July 2008
Seoul refutes Nichia’s German patent infringement allegation

18 July 2008
Mimix raises $10m in fourth-round financing from GaAs Labs

17 July 2008
BluGlass’s plant opened by Australian Environment Minister

17 July 2008
IQE grows 26% year-on-year in Q1/2008

17 July 2008
First Solar announces two solar projects with Southern California Edison

17 July 2008
Bookham supplies full-band tunable pluggable transceiver to Ciena

17 July 2008
IXYS ships WiMax power amplifier modules

16 July 2008
PV developer Wakonda raises $9.5m in Series A financing

16 July 2008
DayStar aims to ramp production by Q1/2009

16 July 2008
PolarCoN project awarded €2m to close ‘green gap’

16 July 2008
Osram Opto and Nu Horizons expand distribution agreement to India

16 July 2008
Honeywell providing LEDs for Airbus wingtip navigation lighting

16 July 2008
Nichia files German patent lawsuit against Seoul Semiconductor’s Acriche products

15 July 2008
Ascent Solar considers accelerating CIGS PV capacity ramp

15 July 2008
ArcelorMittal launches VC fund with $20m investment in Miasolé

15 July 2008
Fox Group signs second license for its silicon carbide patents

15 July 2008
3S and Avanex settle contractual disputes

15 July 2008
Changelight ramping up LED production with two Aixtron MOCVD systems

15 July 2008
Bookham promotes Turin to CFO, replacing Abely

14 July 2008
Magnolia and Kopin to co-develop InN-based quantum dot solar cells

14 July 2008
OIPT launches new customer support package

14 July 2008
Trion sells four production systems to LED maker

14 July 2008
TriQuint ramps production of TQM7M5012

14 July 2008
Avanex stockholders authorize reverse stock split

11 July 2008
Dow acquiring Rohm and Haas for $18.8bn

11 July 2008
Intel leads €85m investment round in Sulfurcell

11 July 2008
JDSU completes $200m stock repurchase program

11 July 2008
LED maker CMLT implements Ares ciMes software

10 July 2008
Opnext to acquire StrataLight

10 July 2008
TriQuint lowers Q2 guidance from $130-135m to $120m

10 July 2008
Rohm and Haas launches enhanced version of MO precursor central delivery system

10 July 2008
Emcore wins CPV receiver orders worth $29m

10 July 2008
RFMD commences volume shipments of Polaris products for new multimedia handsets

9 July 2008
Rudolph promotes Rajiv Roy to VP business development

8 July 2008
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

8 July 2008
WIN orders Aviza single-wafer PVD, CVD and etch systems

8 July 2008
Showa Denko extends 100mm SiC epiwafer production

8 July 2008
Luminus Devices awarded 21st US patent

8 July 2008
Emcore sells shares in WorldWater

7 July 2008
QPC completes development phase of $12m laser TV contract

7 July 2008
Bookham joins Russell 3000 index

7 July 2008
Avanex announces termination of president/CEO and resignation of CFO

4 July 2008
Arrow and Cree to co-host lighting seminars in India

3 July 2008
QPC wins $3.5m contract for RGB lasers

2 July 2008
Thin film to take 28% of PV market by 2012

2 July 2008
Kopin returns to Nasdaq compliance after filing Q1 report

1 July 2008
Advanced Photonix’s losses grow after telecom & defense sales slump

1 July 2008
Micromem ships first production-level GaAs Hall sensor for client testing

1 July 2008
IQE’s New Jersey order book grows to record $20m

1 July 2008
AFRL awards Ascent $1.5m multi-junction PV contract

1 July 2008
Sumitomo Electric launches SFP 6G Series

1 July 2008
EpiLEDs orders further Aixtron CRIUS reactors

1 July 2008
AWR and UMS launch PDK for GaAs MMIC foundry process

June 2008

30 June 2008
Step towards laser cooling of semiconductors

30 June 2008
Transceiver market to grow eight-fold in 10 years

30 June 2008
Market for packaged LEDs in solid-state lighting to more than triple by 2012

30 June 2008
TranSiC recruits former Ericsson Microelectronics CEO

30 June 2008
Anadigics launches first programmable gain amplifier optimized for DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems and E-MTA

30 June 2008
Osram Opto provides direct web access to LED ray data files

27 June 2008
Umicore to double germanium substrate capacity

27 June 2008
RFMD samples LNA for cable set-top box and digital TV tuner applications

27 June 2008
JPSA enters thin-film PV scribing market

27 June 2008
TriQuint hires Intel’s VP Technology & Manufacturing as its VP of worldwide operations

26 June 2008
Seeking deep UV avalanche

26 June 2008
XenICs establishes Singapore-based sInfraRed

26 June 2008
IQE wins contract extension as sole supplier to US wireless component maker

26 June 2008
RFMD launches first GaN CATV amplifier modules

26 June 2008
Luminus adds director of product marketing for lighting business

25 June 2008
QPC ships BrightLase Ultra-500 laser

25 June 2008
Anadigics launches tuner and active splitters for set-top boxes

25 June 2008
Ferdinand-Braun-Institute orders Accel-RF system for high-power GaN reliability testing

24 June 2008
DBS GaAs component volumes to be driven by digital video

24 June 2008
GE Lumination LEDs used in United Supermarkets’ refrigerated display lighting

24 June 2008
SRA agrees germanium and gallium leachate supply deals

24 June 2008
VPEC continues to build capacity with repeat order for Aixtron AIX 2600G3 IC tools

23 June 2008
TranSiC receives € 2.6m in second-round funding

23 June 2008
Triquint foundry to fab TriAccess RFIC drop amplifier for CATV

23 June 2008
StrataLight develops SiGe multiplexer IC for 100GE transponders

20 June 2008
Fujitsu develops first impulse radio transmitting at over 10Gb/s in millimeter band

20 June 2008
Avago debuts dual-band FEM for MIMO

20 June 2008
3S makes strategic investment in Korean packaging firm Coset

20 June 2008
Osram Opto partners on Shenzhen LED street lamp project

19 June 2008
Panasonic claims record gain of 22dB at 26GHz in GaN ICs

19 June 2008
BluGlass to open pilot manufacturing plant in July

19 June 2008
Two-stage HV-HBTs complete TriQuint’s 3G/4G base-station RF solution

18 June 2008
TriQuint launches its first high-frequency GaN products

18 June 2008
Infinera wins system order for Deutsche Telekom’s pan-European network

18 June 2008
FAST-DOT ultrafast laser project kicks off

18 June 2008
RFMD unveils 400W GaN HPA for pulsed S-band radar

18 June 2008
Ixia, Avago and Infinera demo first 100GbE traffic generation and interface

17 June 2008
Tegal reports third consecutive quarter of profitability

17 June 2008
Toshiba adds PAE-enhanced GaAs amplifiers for satcom and microwave radio plus GaN HEMTs for Ku- and X-bands

17 June 2008
Mitsubishi Electric installs Aixtron MOCVD reactor for blue-violet lasers

17 June 2008
Nitronex launches online resource about using and evaluating GaN technology

16 June 2008
IBM and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo to co-develop CIGS PVs

16 June 2008
Skyworks launches energy management product portfolio for the wireless home

16 June 2008
Nitride Solutions wins UCSB start-up prizes

16 June 2008
PerkinElmer adds all-white and multi-color/white LEDs to ACULED range

13 June 2008
GE takes majority stake in PrimeStar Solar

13 June 2008
Finisar grows 25% year-on-year, driven by 10/40Gbps

13 June 2008
Cree launches GaN PDK for Agilent’s EDA software

13 June 2008
Cree launches first catalog GaN MMIC amplifiers

13 June 2008
LayTec In-situ Monitoring Award goes to Helmholtz Center’s Döscher

13 June 2008
Group IV Semiconductor appoints Day and Desmarais

13 June 2008
Avanex regains compliance with Nasdaq’s $1 minimum share price rule

12 June 2008
Infinera introduces passive PICs in new optical line system

12 June 2008
Delphi team awarded $5m DOE funding to halve size and cost of electric propulsion inverters

12 June 2008
Sofradir launches compact cooled 1/2 TV format MWIR detector

12 June 2008
Mitsubishi Electric launches high-power InGaP HBT amplifier for WiMAX terminals

11 June 2008
Korean IP tribunal rules Seoul Semi LED design invalid

11 June 2008
Cree samples high-efficiency 90W wideband GaN HEMT

11 June 2008
Market for data communications transceivers forecast to hit $13.4bn in 2013

11 June 2008
GSE launches thin-film CIGS alternative for silicon module and BIPV manufacturing

10 June 2008
Singapore’s Mentarix receives first-round funding from BAF Spectrum

10 June 2008
CIP launches first reflective electro-absorption modulator

10 June 2008
Osram launches OSTAR Projection SMT LED for pico-projectors

10 June 2008
DILAS boosts Compact diode laser system to 200W

10 June 2008
Genesis Photonics orders two Aixtron MOCVD tools

9 June 2008
Thin-film solar market to reach 9GW in 2012

9 June 2008
Replisaurus acquires S.E.T. to expand operations, production capacity and product portfolio

9 June 2008
PANalytical launches thin-film and solar cell analysis software

9 June 2008
SDK starts shipping 80lm/W red LED chips

9 June 2008
Stion recruits VPs of engineering and R&D

9 June 2008
Plextek designs X-band power amplifier MMICs for radio and radar

9 June 2008
WDM sales surpass SONET/SDH as metro demand surges

6 June 2008
Optium grows 12% sequentially to record $45m revenue

6 June 2008
Sofradir promotes deputy director of uncooled IR detector subsidiary ULIS to MD

6 June 2008
Lumiramic phosphor technology reduces LED binning

5 June 2008
Skyworks qualifies WIN for GaAs pHEMT foundry services

5 June 2008
TriQuint adds distributor Digi-Key to boost worldwide access to RF products

5 June 2008
UCSB’s Nakamura to receive Prince of Asturias Award

4 June 2008
Opto market to grow at 12% to $31bn by 2013

4 June 2008
Bridgelux ships low cost-per-lumen LED chip

4 June 2008
Cree launches first GaN HEMTs for 5GHz WiMAX

3 June 2008
Fraunhofer ISE orders Aixtron system for GaAs-on-Si multi-junction solar cell R&D

3 June 2008
IMEC and Aixtron claim first

3 June 2008
Princeton Lightwave and Nextreme to develop coolers for SWIR focal plane sensors

3 June 2008
Voltaix expanding annual germane capacity to over 50 tons

3 June 2008
Fraunhofer ISE orders Aixtron system for GaAs-on-Si multi-junction solar cell R&D

3 June 2008
UK Government recruits expert to drive public-procurement of energy-efficient lighting

2 June 2008
First Nano ships UHV SiGe nanowire system to CEA Grenoble

2 June 2008
Comtech awarded $2m of orders for high-power amplifiers

2 June 2008
SAFC Hitech launches vapor-phase MO distribution system and large-scale bubbler

May 2008

31 May 2008
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

30 May 2008
PbSe research resurrects nanocrystal avalanche hopes

30 May 2008
Kopin given stay of delisting from Nasdaq

30 May 2008
Anadigics introduces ACA2420 power doubler line amplifier

29 May 2008
AFRL awards SemiSouth $4.9m ‘Task Order 3’ for SiC development

29 May 2008
Skyworks launches PAs for Qualcomm’s CDMA2000 and HSDPA chipsets

28 May 2008
Cree and Toyoda Gosei reach LED patent agreement

28 May 2008
Tyco introduces M/A-COM MASW-008853 SPDT switch

28 May 2008
Lumileds’ Luxeon Rebel LEDs used in Philips’ downlight modules

28 May 2008
QPC wins $750,000 contract for high-power fiber-laser pump engines for airborne weapons

27 May 2008
RFMD signs strategic supply agreement

27 May 2008
Consumer electronics firms license Rothschild LED patents

27 May 2008
Finisar ships 250,000th SFP+ optical transceiver

27 May 2008
Cree demonstrating multi-chip XLamp MC-E LED

27 May 2008
Ubilux orders six Aixtron MOCVD systems for AlInGaP- and GaN-based UHB-LEDs

26 May 2008
Lynk Labs adds Cree to AC LED supplier network

23 May 2008
Veeco acquires Mill Lane Engineering

23 May 2008
Opnext revenues rebound from December-quarter dip

23 May 2008
WJ stockholders approve acquisition by TriQuint

23 May 2008
Acriche receives UL Mark from US product safety testing and certification group

22 May 2008
US court rejects Nichia’s $2.5m claim for fees against Seoul

22 May 2008
CrystalQ attracts VC investment

22 May 2008
Luminus launching PhlatLight LEDs for lighting applications

22 May 2008
LayTec wafer curvature sensors sold for European R&D

22 May 2008
Ascent Solar closes $61m public offering

21 May 2008
Avago claims first RF CSP solution and world’s smallest RF amplifier

21 May 2008
Nitronex recruits ex-Northrop and RFMD GaN expert as principal engineer

21 May 2008
Anadigics ships AWT6321 PA for use in LG's new Voyager

21 May 2008
Ascent offering underwriters exercise over-allotment option

20 May 2008
Tower buys Jazz for $40m

20 May 2008
QPC raises $2m to expand production capacity

20 May 2008
VPEC orders Aixtron AIX 2600G3 MOCVD systems

20 May 2008
Nasdaq sends Kopin Q1 report delinquency notice

20 May 2008
JPSA enhances laser-based automated wafer processing systems

19 May 2008
First room-temperature semiconductor source of coherent terahertz radiation

19 May 2008
OIPT appoints operations director

19 May 2008
Firecomms and ISMS ally to deploy POF networks in local municipalities

19 May 2008
MMIC Solutions secures £2.7m round-A funding

19 May 2008
Nichia files UK lawsuit against Seoul’s Acriche products

19 May 2008
In brief: JDSU; Cree; Ascent Solar

16 May 2008
Finisar and Optium agree to merge

16 May 2008
QPC’s product revenue and gross margin more than double year-on-year

16 May 2008
First Solar announces executive management appointments

16 May 2008
TriQuint receives ZTE’s Supplier of the Year Award

15 May 2008
Electric-powered exciton-polariton light

15 May 2008
M/A-COM’s GaAs fab to be divested by new owner Cobham

15 May 2008
Skyworks' FEMs support P960 TV slider phone

15 May 2008
RFMD introduces ML5825 frequency transverter

15 May 2008
Luminus wins SID’s Display Component of the Year award

15 May 2008
Bookham adds two new board members

15 May 2008
Anadigics launches linear PAs for CATV set-top boxes and distribution systems

14 May 2008
HelioVolt hits 12.2% thin-film PV efficiency with 6 minute printing process

14 May 2008
EVG opening Korean subsidiary to strengthen sales, service and support

14 May 2008
QPC to demo mini RGB laser for portable projector displays

13 May 2008
Freescale to close Tempe GaAs fab

13 May 2008
CPV sales boost Emcore, but start-up costs widen losses

13 May 2008
TranSiC launches SiC BJT and SiC Schottky diode in TO-220 package

13 May 2008
Cree expands XLamp XR-C LED family to full range of colors

13 May 2008
DOE announces $7.5m Round 5 funding opportunity for SSL product development

13 May 2008
Intense launches high-power 808nm single-mode diodes for green laser pumping

12 May 2008
IPG overcomes diode laser yield issues

12 May 2008
High-brightness tricolor SMT LEDs for signs and video displays

9 May 2008
Epistar licenses Rothschild LED patents

9 May 2008
TEC module for high heat-flux requirements in small opto packages

9 May 2008
Mimix launches 5.9-9.5GHz QFN-packaged linear PA with on-chip power detector

9 May 2008
Oplink appoints president and general counsel

9 May 2008
Modulight wins $1.1m pump laser development contract from ESA

8 May 2008
Aixtron’s orders hit peak after doubling year-on-year

8 May 2008
Fox licenses SiC patents to European firm

8 May 2008
Online tools for solid-state lighting design

8 May 2008
Rubicon prices follow-on public offering

8 May 2008
SiGe ships 250 millionth IC

8 May 2008
HelioVolt partners with AGA on BIPVs

7 May 2008
RFMD halting transceiver development and selling GPS business

7 May 2008
WJ’s losses rise, despite rising gross margin

7 May 2008
Korea’s ES orders $28m of Emcore’s CPV receivers

7 May 2008
Kopin grows 61% year-on-year

7 May 2008
AmberWave buys Aonex from Arrowhead

7 May 2008
DOE releases Round 5 funding opportunity for SSL research

6 May 2008
OIPT appoints GM for recently acquired TDI business

6 May 2008
Ferdinand Braun Institute adds Aixtron MOCVD system for GaN UV LEDs

6 May 2008
Thinnest autofocus LED for digital still cameras and camera phones

6 May 2008
Johnson Matthey appoints Teratech as Korean distributor

5 May 2008
Oplink hit by dip in ROADM and European sales

5 May 2008
Bookham’s tunable product growth hits constraints

5 May 2008
WaferTronix launches to supply wafer products and consulting services

5 May 2008
TriQuint shipping MMICs to Lockheed Martin for battlefield radar

5 May 2008
High-linearity 1W and 2W amplifiers for WiMAX and next-generation cellular networks

5 May 2008
RFMD launches 2.4GHz ISM-band transceiver

5 May 2008
Mimix launches 2.8GHz 3.3V matched gain block amplifier in SOT-89 package

5 May 2008
Agilent announces 10x faster planar 3D EM simulation

2 May 2008
Veeco’s epi equipment sales rise 25% on last quarter

2 May 2008
Broad-spectrum QCLs and GaAs nanoneedles

2 May 2008
AXT’s 57% year-on-year growth driven by SI GaAs and Ge

2 May 2008
StratEdge’s new facility certified for ISO 9001:2000

1 May 2008
JDSU’s margins hit by supply and capacity constraints

1 May 2008
Kopin awarded phase II NASA STTR solar cell development contract

1 May 2008
Nichia sues Japan Seoul Semiconductor over white LEDs for keypads, indicators

1 May 2008
Anadigics launches dual-band HELP3 PA for EGSM

1 May 2008
Firecomms licenses OptoLock interconnect technology to Taiwan’s APAC

April 2008

30 April 2008
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

30 April 2008
Nitronex recruits principal MMIC engineer

30 April 2008
First Solar appoints VP of investor relations

30 April 2008
Gold Canyon ups claims on Cordero gallium property

29 April 2008
Aixtron secures new customer

29 April 2008
Veeco co-sponsors awards for MBE innovators

28 April 2008
Hittite’s Q1 revenues rise 19% year-on-year

28 April 2008
Mobile shipments of 289m in Q1 exceed expectations

28 April 2008
Handset shipments up 14% year-on-year in Q1

25 April 2008
LEDs to replace CCFLs in notebook-PC backlights

25 April 2008
XenICs receives ISO 9001:2000

24 April 2008
Rubicon grows 46% as expansion runs ahead of schedule

24 April 2008
TriQuint’s profits hit by military/network R&D costs

24 April 2008
Skyworks exceeds $200m quarterly revenue guidance

24 April 2008
LayTec introduces In-situ Monitoring Award

24 April 2008
Anadigics launches WCDMA linear PA for EGSM-band handsets

23 April 2008
Anadigics sales rise 10% to a record $74.4m

23 April 2008
Cree sustains growth through focus on LED lighting

23 April 2008
BeamExpress raises $1.3m in first-round funding

23 April 2008
Bridgelux adds marketing and sales execs in US and Europe

23 April 2008
RFMD launches 5GHz amplifier for WLAN and WiMAX

23 April 2008
Nitronex and Nujira collaborate on high-efficiency WiMAX PAs

23 April 2008
QPC ships high-power fiber-laser pump for airborne weapons

22 April 2008
Cree launches LED University program

22 April 2008
Seoul and Everlight settle ITC action brought by Rothschild

22 April 2008
Opnext Japan VP receives award for 10Gb/s work

22 April 2008
SiGe PA boosts Wi-Fi systems; cuts external bill of materials by 20%

22 April 2008
Plasma cleaning and contamination removal system

22 April 2008
Avanex appoints MySQL CFO Wolf to board

21 April 2008
First steps to topological quantum computer on GaAs?

21 April 2008
Palomar triples cleanroom capacity for assembly & test services

21 April 2008
Solar VC investment reaches record $280m in Q1

21 April 2008
Saint-Gobain acquires GaN substrate maker Lumilog

21 April 2008
Rich-media specialists increase share of handset profits

21 April 2008
QPC becomes founding member of 3D@Home Consortium

21 April 2008
HelioVolt hires ex-DuPont exec as CTO

21 April 2008
Opnext launches low-power DWDM-XFP and X2 modules for upgrade from 2.5 to 10Gb/s DWDM at 80km

18 April 2008
Syntune acquires controlling stake in Svedice

18 April 2008
Osram Opto opens Asia regional HQ in Hong Kong

18 April 2008
StratEdge launches small-outline thermally enhanced packages

18 April 2008
Cree expands network of solution providers

17 April 2008
Raytheon demos GaN in radar components

17 April 2008
Ascent Solar and Icopal cooperating on building-integrated PVs

17 April 2008
RFMD receives production orders for Polaris 3 Silver

17 April 2008
HelioVolt awarded $1m by Texas Enterprise Fund

16 April 2008
RFMD expands product portfolio to microwave and millimeter-wave components

16 April 2008
Spectrolab wins 350MW CPV order from Australia's Solar Systems

16 April 2008
RFMD consolidating production test in Beijing facility

16 April 2008
Bede bought by x-ray metrology equipment maker Jordan Valley

16 April 2008
Kopin extends Skyworks’ HBT purchase and supply agreement

16 April 2008
WIN installs multiple Rudolph NSX inspection tools

15 April 2008
Taiwan’s SuperNova orders Aixtron CCS CRIUS MOCVD system

14 April 2008
AWR and WIN announce next-generation PDKs for MMIC design

14 April 2008
Alfalight launches uncooled 10W 915nm pumps for industrial lasers

14 April 2008
THz QCL operating temperature raised by 10°C

11 April 2008
SemiSouth’s E-mode SiC JFETs boost solar inverter efficiency

11 April 2008
Emcore acquiring Intel’s enterprise, storage and optical cable assets

11 April 2008
Avago’s CSP technology yields smallest FETs for multiple wireless applications

10 April 2008
Emcore to deploy CPV systems with China’s XinAo

10 April 2008
Oxford Instruments acquires TDI

10 April 2008
Ascent to integrate CIGS PVs into roofing membranes for European market

9 April 2008
Sunovia and EPIR accelerating development of Cd-on-Si solar cells

9 April 2008
Rohm and Haas divests stake in precursor manufacturer UP Chemical

9 April 2008
Veeco delivers GaN MOCVD reactors

9 April 2008
Obducat and Canon MJ win first joint NIL deals in Japan

9 April 2008
QPC awarded ninth US patent

9 April 2008
RFMD launches integrated configurable components

9 April 2008
Tegal agrees beta-site NLD shipment to HB-LED maker

8 April 2008
Bridgelux closes $40m series D funding round

8 April 2008
Seoul Semiconductor agrees license with Rothschild

8 April 2008
Group IV appoints VP of engineering and product development

8 April 2008
Tyco launches WiMAX dual SPDT switch

8 April 2008
AWR and TriQuint launch Project JumpStart for GaAs MMIC designs

7 April 2008
II-VI seeks buyer for CdZnTe radiation sensor division eV

7 April 2008
Emcore elects new chairman and CEO

7 April 2008
EU mandate to drive use of LEDs in daytime running lamps

7 April 2008
EDF invests $50m in CIGS PV maker Nanosolar

7 April 2008
Hydro raises stake in Ascent to 35%

7 April 2008
Energomera acquires sapphire substrate maker Atlas PCF

7 April 2008
QPC ships custom, miniaturized 300W Ultra laser to US defense contractor

4 April 2008
Osram Opto’s Regensburg expansion officially opened

4 April 2008
GaAs demand from digital cable to top $100m by 2012

4 April 2008
Aviza cuts guidance and restructures

4 April 2008
TDI puts 20-130 micron thick 3-inch GaN epi into production

3 April 2008
Seoul Semiconductor wins AOT white LED patent lawsuit

3 April 2008
Cree LR6 LED downlight available to homes and businesses globally

3 April 2008
3S launches medium- and high-power 980nm terrestrial pump laser modules

3 April 2008
Edwards creates sales & service director role for semiconductor and solar

2 April 2008
Emcore wins $4.6m follow-on order for CPV receiver assemblies

2 April 2008
M-Com orders Veeco As/P MOCVD reactor

2 April 2008
Oplink lowers revenue guidance

1 April 2008
Ascent’s 1.5MW PV production line enters operation

1 April 2008
Nitronex and Merrimac to develop highly integrated PAs for wireless infrastructure

1 April 2008
American Elements adds selenides, antimonides and arsenides to portfolio

1 April 2008
Anadigics launches linear PA for AWS and KPCS CDMA/EVDO mobile equipment

1 April 2008
RFMD wins TianYu’s Strategic Partner Award for 2007

March 2008

31 March 2008
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

31 March 2008
Co-founders Pratt and Seymour retire from RFMD

31 March 2008
QPC awarded eighth patent

28 March 2008
Kopin reports flat year for III-V product line

28 March 2008
k-Space introduces real-time, in-situ multi-wafer temperature mapping system for MBE

27 March 2008
First Nano/CVD and CUNY Brooklyn College/NYSTAR-CAT sign research agreement

27 March 2008
Avago introduces PAs for WiMAX and next-generation cellular applications

26 March 2008
Sunovia/EPIR to develop IR technologies for night-vision surveillance with Army Research Lab & BAE

26 March 2008
Cellular/3G market forecast to decline at a CAGR of nearly 8% over next four years

26 March 2008
Mimix adds XL1010-QT GaAs MMIC LNA to range

25 March 2008
Quantum dot memory fast on draw in non-volatile shoot-out

25 March 2008
Innolume launches comb laser diode for O-band WDM

25 March 2008
Sharp aims for 400mW blue-violet laser diode by 2010

25 March 2008
MIT’s Palacios awarded Deshpande Innovation Grant

25 March 2008
ITC investigating blue LED/laser patent infringement case

25 March 2008
Norstel attracts €15m in financing

20 March 2008
Ascent awarded second phase of tandem solar cell program

20 March 2008
RoseStreet opens full-spectrum solar cell development center

20 March 2008
Pininfarina uses Osram LEDs in strip headlamps

20 March 2008
Nanometrics appoints VP of worldwide sales

20 March 2008
Kyma signs NMCC as exclusive sales representative for Japan

20 March 2008
OIPT appoints applications team leader

19 March 2008
SemiSouth awarded SiC JFET manufacturing patent

19 March 2008
Sunovia and EPIR collaborating with ETH Zurich on CdTe solar cells

19 March 2008
Nitronex develops 45W GaN-on-Si HEMT for high-PAR power amplifiers at 2.5 and 3.5GHz

19 March 2008
Anadigics implements Syntricity enterprise yield management software

19 March 2008
Skyworks ramps low-power RF solutions for ISM bands

19 March 2008
DOE releases updated multi-year plan for solid-state lighting R&D

18 March 2008
Asian HB-LED makers expanding with Veeco GaN systems

18 March 2008
QPC halves losses as revenues grow 158% in 2007

18 March 2008
Kopin files delayed reports with SEC

18 March 2008
Intense launches 793nm laser for thulium fiber pumps

18 March 2008
American Elements expands telluride/selenide production capacity

18 March 2008
Tegal signs WESI as distributor in China and Taiwan

17 March 2008
Luminus closes $72m VC round

17 March 2008
IQE wins its largest commercial GaN epiwafer order

17 March 2008
IQE’s 54% growth in 2007 drives return to operating profit

17 March 2008
Ascent Solar to raise $80m in public offering

14 March 2008
Sunovia and EPIR complete Phase I solar cell and IR plant

14 March 2008
Rubicon opens NASDAQ market

14 March 2008
DILAS opens Chinese facility

13 March 2008
Aixtron’s revenues grow 25% in 2007

13 March 2008
DOE investing $13.7m in 11 university PV projects

13 March 2008
BRILASI raises the bar for laser

12 March 2008
Infinera targets PIC capacity of 4Tb/s within 10 years

12 March 2008
OIPT’s record orders keep it on target to double business by 2010

12 March 2008
QPC ships initial units for laser TV contract

12 March 2008
Skyworks chooses Berkeley’s Analog FastSPICE for multi-mode 3G transceiver simulation

11 March 2008
Compound semiconductor substrate market to top $1bn by 2009-2010

11 March 2008
Sunovia establishes infrared division

11 March 2008
EMF announces multiple MOCVD orders

10 March 2008
TriQuint to acquire WJ for $72m

10 March 2008
Hitachi and Opnext launch laser for 100Gb/s interface

10 March 2008
RFMD expecting strong growth for emerging-market products

10 March 2008
Nasdaq gives Avanex 6 months to regain $1 share price

10 March 2008
Finisar demos 17Gb/s VCSELs for 16G Fiber Channel

10 March 2008
SEI launches bi-directional modules for FTTH

7 March 2008
RPI student develops polarized LED

7 March 2008
GSE opens 40MW CIGS PV plant

7 March 2008
Optium’s record revenues of $40.3m driven by 40Gb/s and ROADMs

7 March 2008
DayStar signs letter of intent with Juwi Solar

7 March 2008
RFMD repurchase 10% of outstanding shares

6 March 2008
QPC’s revenues grow 158% in 2007

6 March 2008
NGST staff receive Asian American Engineer of the Year awards

6 March 2008
Skyworks receives 2007 Best Supplier Award from LG Electronics

6 March 2008
RFMD introduces InGaP HBT PAs for base station applications

5 March 2008
Wide-bandgap electronics to grow at 30%

5 March 2008
Finisar’s revenue grows 12% to a record $112.7m

5 March 2008
Toyota Tsusho to distribute Luminus LED products to display makers in Asia and Mexico

4 March 2008
GSE’s PowerFlex CIGS material extends product integration

4 March 2008
Fujitsu’s GaN HEMT-based mobile WiMAX base-station chosen by UQ

4 March 2008
Digi-Key stocking Cree’s SiC RF power MESFETs

3 March 2008
Cree completes acquisition of LED Lighting Fixtures

3 March 2008
RFMD delays Greensboro fab investment as it completes Filtronic acquisition

3 March 2008
TriQuint launches range of LDMOS silicon RF power transistors

3 March 2008
Mitsubishi Electric terminating mobile handset business

3 March 2008
Avago launches LNAs for cellular and WiMAX base-stations

3 March 2008
Tyco launches family of low noise amplifiers for GPS, DAB, WiMAX and MoCA applications

3 March 2008
Mimix launches 12-16GHz driver and PA pair with on-chip power detector

3 March 2008
Anadigics introduces RF amplifier for FTTH

February 2008

29 February 2008
WJ returns to quarterly revenue growth

29 February 2008
Pirelli unveils spin-off PGT Photonics

29 February 2008
EU's DOTFIVE project to boost SiGe HBTs from 300GHz to 0.5THz

29 February 2008
RFMD starts EDGE shipments to tier-one handset maker

29 February 2008
Avago expands super half-watt PLCC-4 SMT LEDs to full range of colors

29 February 2008
IPG acquires photonics patent portfolio from BT

29 February 2008
Seoul launches single LED package delivering 900lm at 10W

28 February 2008
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

28 February 2008
Going long with silicon Raman cascades

28 February 2008
Ascent Solar and Itochu to pursue strategic relationships

28 February 2008
Kvant buys Veeco As/P MOCVD system

27 February 2008
AXT grows 31% as SI GaAs market share passes 20%

27 February 2008
SemiSouth appoints chief operating officer

27 February 2008
Avanex unveils SFF 10Gb/s tunable transponder

27 February 2008
Emcore launches uncooled 1310nm coaxial lasers

27 February 2008
Bookham launches fully qualified 6W telecom-grade multimode pump module

26 February 2008
Tianjin becomes China’s first LED City

26 February 2008
Opnext’s profits fall due to parts supply problems

26 February 2008
Common specifications released for XLMD 40Gb/s pigtail devices

26 February 2008
Mitsubishi Chemical acquiring near-UV LED business of Mitsubishi Cable

26 February 2008
Emcore enhances 1550nm transmitters and fiber amplifiers

26 February 2008
Bookham launches full-band tunable pluggable transceiver

25 February 2008
IMEC claims record 24.7% efficiency for single-junction GaAs-on-Ge solar cell

25 February 2008
Mimix launches 32-42GHz GaAs MMIC sub-harmonic image reject mixer

25 February 2008
Emcore completes $85m acquisition of Intel's optical telecom business

25 February 2008
Skyworks' PAs power recent additions to LG's handset range

25 February 2008
Opnext promotes NA sales VP to senior VP global sales

22 February 2008
Osram’s Golden DRAGON Plus boosts brightness by 15%

22 February 2008
Oki samples small, low-power 10G MZ modulator driver IC

21 February 2008
Oki Optical Components and Kotura partner on silicon photonics

21 February 2008
TriQuint faces dip in Q1 after record 2007

21 February 2008
Veeco GaN MOCVD system accepted by Japanese HB-LED manufacturer

21 February 2008
DayStar appoints Silicon Valley veteran as president and COO

21 February 2008
Bookham launches ultra small 40Gb/s MZ modulator chip

21 February 2008
QPC awarded patent combating self-focusing in high-power lasers

20 February 2008
3S reports positive EBITDA as revenue triples year-on-year

20 February 2008
Mitsubishi launches first 40Gb/s EAM-LD with built-in driver

20 February 2008
Edwards launches iXH series of vacuum pumps for compound semiconductor and ALD processes

19 February 2008
Aixtron claims a first in South Korea

19 February 2008
QPC strengthens global sales and marketing

19 February 2008
Bookham demos zero-chirp fully qualified tunable SFF transponder

19 February 2008
Santur launches low-profile tunable transmitter engine

19 February 2008
Avnet to distribute Luminus’ PhlatLight LED products in Americas

19 February 2008
Tyco introduces 13.75 - 14.5 GHz VSAT PA

18 February 2008
LED market growth to accelerate to 12% in 2008

18 February 2008
Bookham reaches half a million shipments of its 980nm pump laser module

18 February 2008
Shipments of Skyworks’ GPRS FEMs for SoC applications pass 750m mark

18 February 2008
NGST’s Livanos elected member of National Academy of Engineering

18 February 2008
Opnext to restate financial statements

15 February 2008
Rubicon grows 58% and opens manufacturing facility

15 February 2008
Hittite continues growth, but profit falls short

15 February 2008
SiC Systems completes first-round funding for 6" production

15 February 2008
Firecomm’s transceivers chosen for car infotainment network

14 February 2008
BluGlass makes its first quantum well LEDs

14 February 2008
Sunovia and EPIR win NASA contract for II-VI encapsulated PV cells

14 February 2008
DOE awards fourth-round funding for SSL development

14 February 2008
Spire awarded patent for mass synthesis of uniform quantum dots

14 February 2008
Sharp’s 250mW Blu-ray laser enables 6x recording in laptops

14 February 2008
Anadigics launches quad-band polar EDGE PA module for 3G handsets

13 February 2008
Anadigics’ record sales boosted by 3G and WLAN/WiMAX

13 February 2008
Gemfire and Covega merge

13 February 2008
Nanometrics names Toho as Japan distributor

13 February 2008
RFMD begins shipping RF3266 WCDMA PAs to tier-one handset manufacturer

13 February 2008
TriQuint launches front-end solution supporting global handset standards

13 February 2008
WJ adds to InGaP/GaAs HBT gain block amplifier series

12 February 2008
Veeco boosted by HB-LED and solar market

12 February 2008
Advanced Photonix’s revenues fall 10% after 40G shipment delays

12 February 2008
SoloPower recruits VP of research from NREL

12 February 2008
Skyworks introduces SKY77185 linear PA for WCDMA handsets

12 February 2008
Osram launches finer tolerance binning for white LEDs

12 February 2008
Avago ships active-bypass PAs that improve low power efficiency

12 February 2008
RFMD launches new products at GSMA Mobile World Congress

12 February 2008
Anadigics launches AWT6155 quad-band polar EDGE PA for use in Qualcomm chipset platforms

12 February 2008
Anadigics expanded WiMAX/WiBro portfolio with 2.3-2.4GHz AWM6422 PA

12 February 2008
Firecomms signs ESA as representative for Illinois and Wisconsin

11 February 2008
Ascent to establish new world HQ and production facility

11 February 2008
EC project investigating non-Si channels for post-22nm CMOS

11 February 2008
Skyworks launches first front-end module for 3.9G wireless

11 February 2008
Fujitsu launches smallest RF module for mobile WiMAX

11 February 2008
Bookham appoints Yves LeMaitre

11 February 2008
Gold Canyon starts large-diameter core drilling for gallium

11 February 2008
Nasdaq extends Kopin deadline, but warns Lam again

8 February 2008
Cree acquiring LLF to expand to LED lighting systems

8 February 2008
Finisar’s record revenue driven by 10-40Gb/s products

8 February 2008
Emcore’s CPV order boom to drive spin-off

7 February 2008
European roadmap for photonics and nanotechnologies

7 February 2008
Lumileds replaces epoxy and restarts TFFC LED production

7 February 2008
Fujitsu launches GaN HEMT-based mobile WiMAX base-stations

6 February 2008
JDSU exceeds growth forecast

6 February 2008
TriQuint halves size of quad-band EDGE PA modules for 3G WEDGE phones

6 February 2008
SEI launches 8Gb/s SFP+ transceivers for Fiber Channel

5 February 2008
Seoul Semiconductor boosts Acriche from 60 to 80lm/W

5 February 2008
SolFocus installs first solar array for 3MW Spanish CPV project

4 February 2008
Fujitsu presents first 77GHz CMOS-based PA

4 February 2008
Infinera’s customer diversification drives growth

4 February 2008
Avanex grows profit despite falling revenues

4 February 2008
Optium launches 10Gb/s SFF 300-pin tunable transponder

4 February 2008
Teledyne completes Judson acquisition

4 February 2008
Infineon ships first CMOS RF switch on silicon with GaAs performance

4 February 2008
Mobile WiMax to grow at CAGR of 198% over 2008-2012

1 February 2008
RFMD loss follows dip in China GSM/GPRS demand

1 February 2008
Riber reports tough 2007, but forecasts better year ahead

January 2008

31 January 2008
Emcore to supply CPVs for utility-scale projects in southwest USA

31 January 2008
EpiWorks receives ISO 9001 certification

31 January 2008
QuantumClean expands MBE parts cleaning services

31 January 2008
Axiom shipped 10 million CMOS PAs in 2007

30 January 2008
Austin joins LED City program

30 January 2008
BluGlass CEO Jordan steps down, but continues as advisor

30 January 2008
SemiSouth awarded patents

30 January 2008
Isopad heating platens for larger PV cell deposition

30 January 2008
Rubicon appoints business expert to board

30 January 2008
Spire appoints UST as south-east Asia rep

30 January 2008
JDSU ships APD chip for GPON

29 January 2008
GSE reaches 10%-efficient CIGS production on flexible substrate

29 January 2008
WJ raises revenue and profit estimates again

29 January 2008
LEDs to be common in office, garage and residential lighting by end 2008

29 January 2008
TriQuint launches FEMs for GSM and CDMA in emerging markets

29 January 2008
Intense launches high-power laser products

29 January 2008
Opnext launches first 640nm/150mW red laser; enters human-body light-measuring device market

28 January 2008
AXT retains Elliot to extend VGF and Cz/LEC R&D

28 January 2008
Hittite creates CTO role

28 January 2008
Handset shipments up in ‘07, but ‘08 forecast cut

28 January 2008
IQE agrees increased bank facilities

28 January 2008
JDSU claims smallest tunable optical transmitter

28 January 2008
Decker to retire from Skyworks' board; McLachlan to be chairman

28 January 2008
Raising the bar for high-power fiber-coupled diode laser modules

28 January 2008
Alfalight launches laser pump sources

28 January 2008
QPC debuts Ultra-500 and demos visible lasers for displays

28 January 2008
Laser systems launched using Bookham’s high-power laser diodes

28 January 2008
Receiver and transmitter MMICs complete first 38GHz SMT chipset

25 January 2008
IPG enters merchant diode market with compact 20W fiber-coupled laser

25 January 2008
Datacon receives Best Supplier Award from Skyworks

24 January 2008
Nonlinear Fano effect tracks down weak quantum dot couplings

24 January 2008
Bookham growth driven by tunables and 980nm pumps, but legacy product fall-off to hit margins in short term

24 January 2008
Cree considers adding Asian chip fab in next few years

24 January 2008
Emcore supplies Spanish market with CPV components and systems

23 January 2008
Spire providing custom CPV cell design and production

23 January 2008
Lumileds recalls TFFC Luxeons and halts packaging until March

23 January 2008
Bookham expands manufacturing in Zurich after shipping 4m polarization-stabilized VCSELs

23 January 2008
LCA increases stake in QuantaSol to 25.6%

23 January 2008
SiGe launches RF front-end modules for wireless multimedia

23 January 2008
Nextreme embeds thin-film optocooler into LED & laser packages

23 January 2008
Nitronex partners with Prescient on 20W WiMAX Doherty amp

22 January 2008
TriQuint unveils optical lithography foundry process for high-volume, commercial millimeter-wave products

22 January 2008
Nitronex raises $7.5m more in VC funding

22 January 2008
Nichia ships engineering samples of 488nm blue-green laser

22 January 2008
Epistar expands LED capacity

21 January 2008
Lamina works with RWE Rhein-Ruhr on energy efficiency initiative

21 January 2008
SemiSouth appoints president & CEO

18 January 2008
Fraunhofer ISE sets PV inverter efficiency record

18 January 2008
Top 3 automotive LED makers have over 50% of market

18 January 2008
Skyworks grows quarterly revenue a higher-than-expected 11%

18 January 2008
DILAS to distribute m2k-laser’s products

17 January 2008
IQE expects 2007 sales up 65% year-on-year

17 January 2008
GigOptix acquires Helix to add SiGe ICs to its III-V range

17 January 2008
Opnext expects revenue shortfall due to supply issues

17 January 2008
New Focus set to launch e-commerce facility and range of new products at Photonics West 2008

17 January 2008
Bookham raises quarterly revenue guidance

16 January 2008
Avago first to market with 10GbE SFP+ SR transceiver

16 January 2008
Bookham launches 40W and 60W 808nm laser diode bars

15 January 2008
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

15 January 2008
Optium puts 40Gb/s DPSK and SFF NRZ transceivers into production

14 January 2008
Cree adds to executive team

14 January 2008
Johnson Matthey (GPT) wins contract from China-based LED maker

14 January 2008
Süss MicroTec Lithography awarded ISO9001:2000

14 January 2008
Intense contracts Chinese distributor

11 January 2008
Arasor acquires Novalux to control laser TV supply chain

11 January 2008
RFMD reports late-quarter drop in demand

11 January 2008
TDI mourns loss of Dr Vladimir Dmitriev (December 3, 1955 - January 6, 2008)

11 January 2008
TriQuint ships new dual-band WiFi front-end modules

11 January 2008
WJ Communications receives TD-SCDMA MCM Chipset order from China

10 January 2008
Mintera ships first 40Gb/s DWDM DPSK module

10 January 2008
PLI awarded $3.5m DARPA contract for single-photon FPAs

10 January 2008
Nextreme launches OptoCooler thermoelectric module

10 January 2008
Base-station chip sales to fall slowly over next five years

9 January 2008
QPC wins $1.3m in new orders for BrightLase Ultra Lasers

8 January 2008
ITC investigating Nichia’s short-wavelength lasers

8 January 2008
WJ now expects Q4/2007 revenue to be up on Q3

8 January 2008
SemiSouth opens HQ for sales, marketing and design

8 January 2008
WJ and Mouser sign catalog and Internet sales channel agreement

8 January 2008
Anadigics’ board gains retired senior VP of TI’s wireless terminals unit

7 January 2008
Seoul counter-sues Nichia for defamation

7 January 2008
PVI extends presence to epiwafers

7 January 2008
FBH orders WEP CVP21 wafer ECV-profiler

7 January 2008
Cree expands board with Tekelec chief

4 January 2008
JPSA awarded LED wafer scribing patent

4 January 2008
Thin-film to grow from 10% to 19% of PV market by 2012

4 January 2008
Fiber-to-the-Home to further expand reach in Asia-Pacific

3 January 2008
Goodrich to develop helmet-mounted and micro-vehicle night-vision technology for DARPA

3 January 2008
Epistar to double AlGaInP UHB-LED capacity

3 January 2008
WJ launches high-linearity driver amplifiers and broadband PAs for WiMAX infrastructure

2 January 2008
RF power semi market to near $1bn in 2012, with non-wireless-infrastructure markets taking up slack

2 January 2008
Nichia sues Seoul Semiconductor for defamation

1 January 2008
Kyma agrees CRADA with Naval Surface Warfare Center

 

 

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