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December 2009

31 December 2009
AlGaN-cladding-free semipolar laser nears green

30 December 2009
LED-backlit LCD-TV shipments to rise eight-fold in 2010

30 December 2009
Cascade Microtech appoints interim executive VP

30 December 2009
SemiLEDs’ customers confirm new I-core LED achieves over 120lm/W

30 December 2009
Finisar appoints new director

29 December 2009
Fluorine enhanced AlGaN HEMTs

28 December 2009
CPV system maker Amonix acquires Sunworks

28 December 2009
Epiwafer foundry VPEC aims to ramp capacity 40-60% in 2010

28 December 2009
II-VI Inc to acquire China's Photop Technologies

28 December 2009
Toyoda Gosei and Sharp agree LED and laser diode patent cross-licensing

24 December 2009
Emcore revenues rebound by 5%, driven by broadband fiber optics

24 December 2009
Mitsubishi to ship 28.5dBm, 2.5% EVM power amps for WiMAX terminals

24 December 2009
New Mexico business expert joins Emcore’s board

23 December 2009
Direct wafer bond route to III-V field-effect transistors

23 December 2009
AXT’s opto-related revenues to grow at 15-20% annually, forecasts analysts

23 December 2009
Ascent sees retirement of senior VP of production operations

23 December 2009
CPV firm OPEL signs dealer agreement with SOLYPAC for utility-scale markets

22 December 2009
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

22 December 2009
Oclaro acquires wavelength selective switch firm Xtellus

22 December 2009
Sapphire substrate maker Rubicon details capacity expansion plans

22 December 2009
First Solar and NRG start up California’s largest PV plant

22 December 2009
Osram’s Golden DRAGON Oval Plus LEDs used for Zhujiang New City street lamps

22 December 2009
Nextreme launches high-temp gold-tin thermoelectric cooler for standard opto assembly

21 December 2009
Taiwanese LED makers set up plants in China

21 December 2009
LED-backlit TV shipments to grow eight-fold to 26 million in 2010

21 December 2009
LCPV cell firm Cyrium launches first products: quantum dots yield 40% efficiency

18 December 2009
LED TV backlighting market to grow at 148% to $7.5bn in 2013

18 December 2009
LED market to nearly double to $14.3bn by 2013

18 December 2009
Nanometrics prices public offering to raise $20.6m

18 December 2009
Ex-CEO of AMCC joins Infinera’s board

18 December 2009
Jetronic to distribute Luminus’ LEDs in China and Asia; regional sales manager appointed

17 December 2009
Progress towards high-efficiency InGaN/Si tandem solar cell

17 December 2009
3S to acquire optical telecom component firm Avensys Inc

17 December 2009
CdTe PV maker First Solar forecasts 2010 sales of $2.7–2.9bn

17 December 2009
Finisar files SEC shelf registration statement for $100m public offering

17 December 2009
AWR launches Version 2009 of Analog Office to enhance high-frequency IC design

16 December 2009
HB-LEDs to drive doubling of MOCVD sales to 415 systems in 2011

16 December 2009
SET claims record performance for large-area single-chip deep UV LEDs

16 December 2009
OIPT launches flexible support agreement packages

16 December 2009
US National Air and Space Museum exhibit lit by Cree LED fixtures

16 December 2009
First Solar becomes first PV firm to produce 1GW in a single year

15 December 2009
Mid-decade timescale for compound/silicon semiconductor integration

15 December 2009
First InGaAs FinFETs suppress short-channel effects

15 December 2009
PV maker First Solar to expand Enbridge’s Sarnia project by 60MW

15 December 2009
SemiLEDs orders Aixtron CCS CRIUS system to boost 4-inch LED chip line

15 December 2009
Tegal regains NASDAQ compliance as it appoints independent board member

15 December 2009
Cree introduces EasyWhite bins to simplify LED design and improve color consistency

14 December 2009
CPV system maker Circadian and Radboud University form tf2 devices

14 December 2009
NEC reports GaN-on-Si power transistor with high threshold voltage control

14 December 2009
Osram retrofits LEDs in period-style lanterns in Regensburg

14 December 2009
Solar cell to return to high growth in 2010

14 December 2009
Abound Solar appoints new CEO; interim CEO to become chairman

14 December 2009
Low-power-consumption CMOS process used for 1.6GHz LNA for GPS

11 December 2009
Soitec acquires CPV system maker Concentrix Solar

11 December 2009
TriQuint simulates entire MMIC using AWR’s AXIEM 3D planar EM solver

10 December 2009
Osram’s second LED chip plant starts production

10 December 2009
Panasonic develops first single-chip GaN inverter IC for motor drives

10 December 2009
CdTe PV maker First Solar appoints executive VP of marketing & product management

10 December 2009
Cree debuts 122lm neutral-white LEDs optimized for outdoor applications

10 December 2009
Agilent introduces InP chipset for oscilloscopes with 16GHz bandwidth

10 December 2009
Ex-Procomp chair begins 14-year jail term

9 December 2009
Sanyo to exit red and infrared laser diode production

9 December 2009
Belfast spin-off Lamhroe to design GaAs MMICs for OMMIC

9 December 2009
RFMD ships pre-production GaN-based hybrid amplifiers to US CATV equipment maker

8 December 2009
Long-term thermal probe into GaN-Schottky performance

8 December 2009
IMEC presents GaN-on-Si FET for E-mode power switching

8 December 2009
Finisar’s capacity constraints suppress profit margin despite upturn

8 December 2009
Huga orders six Aixtron MOCVD reactors to boost LED capacity expansion

8 December 2009
AWR offers upgraded PDKs for UMS PH15 and PH25 GaAs MMIC foundry processes

8 December 2009
GigOptix appoints new CFO

7 December 2009
Smart grid market creating opportunities for GaN and SiC

7 December 2009
Notebook PC firm Inventec buys 4.9% stake in LED maker Huga

7 December 2009
CPV panel maker OPEL rebounds in third-quarter 2009

7 December 2009
Advanced Photonix awarded high-speed photodiode patents

7 December 2009
Oclaro receives Excellent Core Partner Award from Huawei

4 December 2009
LEDs in general lighting to triple

4 December 2009
Cree acquires semi-insulating SiC and power device patents from Daimler

4 December 2009
AkzoNobel to increase trimethyl gallium pricing

4 December 2009
Luminus expands reseller channel in Japan with distributor Marubun

3 December 2009
Auger largely responsible for limited LED efficiency

3 December 2009
Bridgelux opts for Praxair high-purity ammonia supply system

3 December 2009
Cree signs LED do Brasil as manufacturer’s representative

3 December 2009
Obducat appoints new CEO

3 December 2009
AWR offers RF small-signal design kit for NXP’s SiGe:C BiCMOS

2 December 2009
II-VI supplier 5N buys Firebird to expand into III-Vs and substrate making

2 December 2009
Cree claims record 186lm/W efficiency from high-power white LED

2 December 2009
Presstek sells Lasertel to SELEX for $10m

2 December 2009
Solyndra to supply CIGS PV panels to roofing firm alwitra

2 December 2009
Nitronex and Modelithics collaborate on non-linear GaN device models

1 December 2009
InGaN LED spillover and efficiency droop

1 December 2009
GaAs integration to stave off silicon challenge

1 December 2009
Cambridge NanoTech sells plasma ALD systems to US national labs

1 December 2009
Cree and Liaoyuan demo 98.3lm/W LED street light

1 December 2009
RFMD ships its 25 millionth 2G transmit module

November 2009

30 November 2009
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

30 November 2009
JEMI France integrates with SEMI to create SEMI Europe – Grenoble Office

27 November 2009
Fuji Electric smoothes way to silicon carbide power transistors

27 November 2009
Thickening aluminum nitride layers on sapphire substrates

27 November 2009
Boston joins LED City program as it trials LED streetlights

26 November 2009
LED maker Seoul raises $248m from Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund

26 November 2009
CIGS firm Solyndra signs $105m deal with Italian PV integrator Sun System

26 November 2009
CIP claims first 60GHz reflective electro-absorption modulator

25 November 2009
MiaSolé starts commercial shipments of CIGS PV modules to multiple customers

25 November 2009
DayStar appoints business development expert and investment banker as independent directors

24 November 2009
Accessing higher THz gain with switched quantum cascade lasers

24 November 2009
HRL orders Aixtron CCS MOCVD reactor to boost GaN HEMT capabilities

24 November 2009
Skyworks extends automotive certification to entire Mexicali plant

24 November 2009
First Solar sells California’s largest PV power plant to NRG

23 November 2009
Search on for more abundant, efficient solar cell materials

23 November 2009
Atlumin establishes thin-film PV materials manufacturing in California

23 November 2009
RFMD cellular switch designed into two CDMA smartphones for 2010

23 November 2009
Entegris ships gas purification systems to Taiwanese LED maker Lextar

23 November 2009
Osram Opto’s new MULTILED boosts homogeneity for video displays

20 November 2009
Pit-stop towards improved AlGaN-on-Si HEMT breakdown

20 November 2009
LED lighting approaching tipping point

20 November 2009
IQE appoints group business development director

20 November 2009
Solar Metrology launches line-mountable XRF tool for CIGS

20 November 2009
Nitronex adds director of sales & business development for Asia-Pacific

19 November 2009
Finisar demos 120Gb/s CXP-to-QSFP active breakout cable

19 November 2009
Luxtera launches low-power version of 40G active optical cable

18 November 2009
Triangle wells aim to beat polarization

18 November 2009
France’s STnano research center orders OIPT plasma etch & dep system

18 November 2009
LEDs to grow to 56% share of TFT LCD backlight market in 2011

18 November 2009
LEDs used in test/measurement & medical science to grow at 30.7% to 1.8bn in 2012

18 November 2009
Avago ramps production of QSFP+ active optical cable and transceiver solutions

17 November 2009
3S maintains positive cash flow despite 10% annual revenue drop

17 November 2009
RFMD raises free cash flow guidance and retires $197m of debt

17 November 2009
LED expert joins BluGlass board as non-executive director

17 November 2009
Infinera named North America’s second fastest-growing tech firm

17 November 2009
Luxtera launches first single-chip transceiver for motherboard deployment

16 November 2009
Opnext’s revenues depressed by 40G slowdown in US

16 November 2009
Osram prototypes LED with warm-white light, high efficiency, and true colors

16 November 2009
Emcore wins Dutch Space PV contract for Cygnus spacecraft

16 November 2009
Nanometrics receives multiple metrology orders for HB-LEDs

16 November 2009
Osram Opto LEDs used in 3M's micro-projectors

13 November 2009
Foxconn to make and sell Finisar’s Laserwire 10Gb/s serial interconnect

13 November 2009
AZZURRO GaN-on-Si technology transfer to Osram demonstrates production viability

13 November 2009
Camtek closes acquisition of TEM/SEM sample prep system maker SELA

13 November 2009
M/A-COM Tech recruits ex-TriQuint engineering exec as VP of engineering

12 November 2009
Marktech & Optrans launch 4” InP wafers in North America and Europe

12 November 2009
RFMD receives first GaN order from tier-1 wireless base-station maker

12 November 2009
RFMD ships its first GaN product to achieve full production qualification

12 November 2009
CIGS PV maker MiaSolé recruits VP of manufacturing & operations

11 November 2009
GigOptix acquires ASIC firm ChipX to complement opto ICs

11 November 2009
SemiLEDs plans China LED wafer and chip fab

11 November 2009
Tokuyama expands UV-LED capacity with Aixtron MOCVD reactor

11 November 2009
DILAS extends diode laser system to 300W (200µm fiber) and 400W (300µm fiber)

11 November 2009
Blue LED pioneer Akasaki receives Kyoto Prize

11 November 2009
Avago claims first GPS front-end module integrating FBAR pre-filter with LNA

10 November 2009
Power amplifier market on track for $2.8bn at 4bn units in 2014

10 November 2009
Sumika boosts epi foundry capacity to meet GaAs HBT demand

10 November 2009
Advanced Photonix maintains gross margin despite slump

9 November 2009
Cree buys plant in China; Huizhou joins LED City program

9 November 2009
Skyworks’ recovery strengthens, boosted by diversification, market-share gains and content growth

9 November 2009
JDSU returns to underlying profit

9 November 2009
Opnext to supply Microvision with red lasers for mobile pico-projectors

6 November 2009
Sharp’s AlInN route to inner-stripe blue-violet laser power

6 November 2009
Sharp hits 35.8% efficiency for triple-junction solar cell

6 November 2009
SemiLEDs launches I-core LED chips

6 November 2009
3S’ directly modulated analog laser transmits at 19Gb/s over 25km of SMF

6 November 2009
MiaSolé’s CIGS PV modules receive UL and IEC certifications

6 November 2009
CPV system maker OPEL Solar awarded $179,000 by US Treasury

5 November 2009
Sapphire substrate maker Rubicon aims to double capacity

5 November 2009
Avago, Eudyna and WIN make gains in $4bn GaAs device market

5 November 2009
Avago adds high-gain LNA with variable current and shutdown for GPS, ISM and WiMAX

5 November 2009
TriQuint recognized for excellence by Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

5 November 2009
Anadigics launches 1GHz hybrid line amplifiers for CATV

4 November 2009
Kopin’s III-V revenues rise 37%, driven by smartphones/3G

4 November 2009
Momentive wins $4.5m ARPA-E grant for solid-state lighting

4 November 2009
Cree LED lamps chosen for 650 Walmart stores

4 November 2009
Oplink’s recovery continues from March-quarter low

4 November 2009
First Solar raises full-year revenue guidance to high end of prior range

4 November 2009
Exercising of over-allotment option boosts Veeco stock offering proceeds to $130m

3 November 2009
Odersun and AT&M form CIS PV joint venture in China

3 November 2009
SemiLEDs adds capacity to meet demand for high-end lighting applications

3 November 2009
Changelight receives Aixtron reactor for GaAs LED production

3 November 2009
Obducat joins SMASH

3 November 2009
Plasma-Therm sells multi-module ICP etch system to III-V foundry

3 November 2009
Avago adds short- and long-range 10/1Gbps dual-rate SFP+ transceivers for 10GbE

2 November 2009
RFMD’s revenue grows 20%, boosted by CATV growth of 70%

2 November 2009
AXT grows 28% as end markets continue recovery

2 November 2009
Anadigics launches 4G power amplifier for mobile WiMAX

October 2009

30 October 2009
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

30 October 2009
Aixtron’s 45% quarterly growth driven by TV backlighting

30 October 2009
RFMD launches ultra-linear push-pull amplifiers for CATV infrastructure

30 October 2009
VHESC awards Energy Focus extra $100,000 to develop spectrum-splitting solar module

30 October 2009
Veeco prices stock offering to yield $118.8m

30 October 2009
Lumileds launches white automotive-rated LUXEON Rebel LEDs

30 October 2009
Cree demos LED light bulb with 969lm output and 102lm/W effiicacy

29 October 2009
Anadigics upbeat on future wireless markets

29 October 2009
Oclaro launches VCSEL for Intel Light Peak interconnects in computing and consumer electronics

29 October 2009
Motorola adds GaN technology to extend fiber deeper into cable networks

28 October 2009
Oclaro goes into underlying operating profit

28 October 2009
Stimulating development in UV AlGaN emission

28 October 2009
LayTec ranked 30th out of Germany's top 50 fastest growing companies

28 October 2009
Cree boosts lighting-class XLamp XP-C LEDs to more than 100 lumens

27 October 2009
LED backlighting drives Veeco’s return to profit

27 October 2009
RFMD launches GaN amplifier modules for CATV applications

27 October 2009
CIGS PV maker Ascent Solar unveils FlexPower module product line

27 October 2009
Modulight lasers to be launched on ESA’s SMOS Satellite Mission

26 October 2009
Sanan expands HB-LED capacity with Veeco MOCVD reactors

26 October 2009
BTU launches CdTe PV processing platform

26 October 2009
SoloPower recruits VP of product development and general manager of sales

23 October 2009
Hittite recovery continues, driven by new products

23 October 2009
TriQuint’s growth slows prior to expected Q4 pick-up

22 October 2009
Northrop Grumman wins $12.4m ‘NEXT’ DARPA contract for GaN IC research

22 October 2009
Cree’s revenue grows 14% to record $169m

22 October 2009
ZTE selects RFMD’s dual-band transmit modules for S305 handset

22 October 2009
UCSB opts for OIPT FlexAL ALD tool for research

21 October 2009
Infinera revenue rebounds by 21% to $83.4m

21 October 2009
BluGlass wins $4.96m grant for InGaN solar cell project

21 October 2009
Cree’s XLamp MX-6 claimed to be first lighting-class PLCC LED

21 October 2009
Nokia Siemens Networks deploys Mintera’s Adaptive-DPSK 40Gb/s DWDM module

21 October 2009
CIGS PV maker Ascent reaches 14% cell efficiency in commercial production

20 October 2009
Lumileds first to publish LM-80 lumen maintenance test report online

20 October 2009
Infinera launches metro WDM edge platform

20 October 2009
OPEL and BETASOL complete third 110kW phase of utility-grade HCPV solar farm

20 October 2009
China’s Neo-Neon qualifies five Aixtron CRIUS systems for production of UHB blue/green LEDs

19 October 2009
TriQuint wins $16.2m DARPA ‘NEXT’ contract for GaN IC research

19 October 2009
Sumitomo Precision Products completes acquisition of Aviza

19 October 2009
Epistar and Lynk Labs sign equity investment & licensing agreement

19 October 2009
LEDs to replace halogen lights in European surgical market by 2014

19 October 2009
Alfred University joins Cree LED University program

19 October 2009
M/A-COM migrates fabs to Eyelit’s MES suite in just 8 weeks

16 October 2009
Fujitsu develops first millimeter-wave GaN transceiver amplifier chipset

16 October 2009
RUSNANOPRIZE-2009 awarded to Keldysh, Cho and Riber

16 October 2009
Applied Seals North America adds European distributor

16 October 2009
Osram’s stack-chip DRAGON doubles IR LED power

16 October 2009
Nextreme’s OptoCooler HV14 passes 3000g shock test

15 October 2009
M/A-COM Technology appoints director of IT

15 October 2009
Skyworks front-ends power LG’s next-gen multimedia handsets

15 October 2009
GSEO to use Lumileds’ Luxeon Rebels in LED street lighting throughout China

14 October 2009
RFMD secures multiple design wins for GPS LNA module

14 October 2009
BluGlass recruits chief technology officer

13 October 2009
Nitride solar development

13 October 2009
Congress awards Microsemi $2m contract for SiC-based avionics components

12 October 2009
Working towards ZnO/GaN light

12 October 2009
Dow Corning opts for Aixtron AIX 2800G4 WW Planetary Reactor to expand SiC wafer production

9 October 2009
Cree expands manufacturing capacity

9 October 2009
Squeezing light out of silicon

9 October 2009
Anadigics opens in Tokyo

9 October 2009
Riber builds business in China

9 October 2009
Ascent Solar closes public offering and private placement

8 October 2009
IQE completes NanoGaN acquisition

8 October 2009
Optoexcitonics comes in from the super-cold

8 October 2009
Solarion claims record conversion efficiency for CIGS solar cell on plastic substrate

8 October 2009
KAUST places follow-on orders with Oxford Instruments

7 October 2009
Boosting frequency-breakdown trade-off for AlGaN HFETs

7 October 2009
JDSU’s Q Series UV laser reaches milestone

7 October 2009
MOCVD equipment pioneer Holger Juergensen receives European SEMI award

7 October 2009
Azur qualifies Veeco MOCVD system for production ramp of triple junction solar cells

6 October 2009
Anadigics and WIN announce strategic foundry relationship

6 October 2009
Kyma completes custom crystal fabrication facility

5 October 2009
IQE to buy GaN substrate firm NanoGaN for £3.6m

5 October 2009
SemiSouth claims first SiC JFET used in audio amplifier market

2 October 2009
QD Laser claims first quantum dot pure-green laser source module

2 October 2009
DILAS appoints materials processing expert to sales staff

2 October 2009
Oplink named Tellabs’ 2009 Supplier of the Year

1 October 2009
Bridgelux orders Veeco MOCVD reactors for LED production ramp

1 October 2009
Optrans orders Aixtron MOCVD reactor for InP opto devices

1 October 2009
Agilent announces MMIC tool bar personality for UMS’ pHEMT processes

1 October 2009
AWR and WIN release PDK for H2W PH50-00 GaAs foundry process

1 October 2009
Ascent Solar announces public offering; Norsk Hydro to buy $5m of common stock

1 October 2009
CIS PV maker Odersun expands board with new sales & marketing officer

September 2009

30 September 2009
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

30 September 2009
Cree claims 111lm/W XP-G is brightest and most efficient lighting-class LED

30 September 2009
Osram LEDs light way ahead for VW concept car

30 September 2009
RFMD’s GaN HEMT demos record 30 million hours MTTF

30 September 2009
Lumileds opens Shanghai office to support solid-state lighting development

30 September 2009
OPEL expands US sales force with director of regional sales

29 September 2009
Wafer bonding creates opportunities for Si/GaN integration

29 September 2009
Ascent and Energy Technologies collaborate on solar systems for soft-walled military shelters

29 September 2009
Infinera’s senior director of Optical Component Technology named IET Fellow

28 September 2009
DARPA awards Energy Focus $3.1m to develop spectrum-splitting solar module

28 September 2009
Camtek acquiring TEM/SEM sample prep system maker SELA

28 September 2009
Cree claims the most lighting-class LEDs for designing ENERGY STAR-compliant LED fixtures

25 September 2009
Sunovia claims CdTe solar breakthrough

25 September 2009
QuantaSol and Houston collaborate on multi-junction cells

25 September 2009
SolFocus to supply 8.5MWp of CPV systems to Portugese utility

25 September 2009
Opnext demos 100Gb/s CFP and launches 40Gb/s modules

25 September 2009
First Solar to supply 27MW of modules for juwi's US utility installations

24 September 2009
SiC electronics needs transistor stimulus

24 September 2009
JPSA ships PV-5000 thin-film laser scribing system

24 September 2009
Mimix launches QFN plastic packaged 37-40GHz buffer amplifier for PTP applications

23 September 2009
JDSU in production with tunable chip

23 September 2009
Ascent Solar signs 67MW multi-year supply agreement with TurtleEnergy

23 September 2009
TriQuint and Huawei partner on next-gen optical transport systems

22 September 2009
Indian Institute of Science orders MOCVD reactor for nitride device research

22 September 2009
Solar Metrology introduces in-situ XRF tool for CIGS composition and thickness measurement

22 September 2009
3S showcases prototype directly modulated 1550nm analog laser module for broadband access

22 September 2009
Ascent Solar hires senior VP of sales & marketing

22 September 2009
CIP launches monolithically integrated reflective SOA-EAM for DWDM

21 September 2009
IMEC GaAs/Ge stacks promise solar cell efficiency hike

21 September 2009
Finisar’s revenue grows 20%, driven by 10-40Gb/s applications

21 September 2009
OIPT wins three-system order from Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication

21 September 2009
Sumitomo Electric unveils 40GbE transceiver module for 10km transmission

21 September 2009
3S unveils 600mW submarine 980nm pump laser module

21 September 2009
Danville joins Cree LED City program

18 September 2009
Emcore lands $17m satellite solar deal

18 September 2009
Infinera expands R&D with new Ottawa design center

18 September 2009
Cree public offering underwriters boost proceeds to $434m

17 September 2009
Epicom launches high-linearity 2.3-2.7,3.4-3.8 and 4.9-5.9GHz WiMAX PAs

17 September 2009
Peregrine Semiconductor hits 500 millionth milestone

16 September 2009
Global Solar’s CIGS production material reaches 15.45% efficiency

16 September 2009
SemiLEDs launches high-power 365nm UV LED

16 September 2009
Honeywell launches thermal management material to boost LED performance

16 September 2009
CIP launches uncooled coax reflective SOA

15 September 2009
Dow Corning ships low-defect 4-inch SiC substrates

15 September 2009
Morgan claims yield improvement with pure CVD SiC carriers

15 September 2009
Nanjing University's IOE orders Aixtron AIX 2400G3 HT MOCVD system

15 September 2009
Avago launches 0.25W analog variable-gain amplifiers for cellular infrastructure

15 September 2009
RFaxis recruits director of strategic marketing and product planning

14 September 2009
Sharp develops 500mW Blu-ray laser

14 September 2009
HB-LED market to grow at 24% to 2013 after 3.7% dip in 2009

14 September 2009
Skyworks secures multiple EDGE and next-gen WCDMA smart-phone design wins at Samsung

14 September 2009
Luminus launches multi-color LED for entertainment & architectural lighting

14 September 2009
CIS PV maker Odersun joins Global Cleantech 100

14 September 2009
DuPont launches metallization paste for thin-film PV

14 September 2009
Evatec and CORIAL cooperate on processes and platforms, as well as sales & service

11 September 2009
RFMD expects fiscal 2010 free cash flow to exceed forecast $80-120m

11 September 2009
GigOptix launches SMT 40Gb/s DQPSK modulator driver for metro and long-haul transponders

11 September 2009
Lumileds launches LUXEON Altilon power LEDs for automotive forward lighting

11 September 2009
Osram launches compact LEDs for daytime running lights in mid-range vehicles

11 September 2009
Cree common stock offering targets $150m CapEx in fiscal 2010

10 September 2009
Nanosolar opens 640MW CIGS PV panel assembly plant in Berlin

10 September 2009
First Solar secures $300m revolving credit facility

10 September 2009
City of Mesa to showcase SolFocus CPV technology from NREL PV Incubator Program

10 September 2009
Mitsubishi Chemical orders Aixtron MOCVD system for white HB-LED production

10 September 2009
WiMAX subscriptions grows 74% in Q2/09 during slow start for LTE

10 September 2009
Multi-stream MIMO 802.11n to drive doubling of Wi-Fi PA market to $1bn in 2013

9 September 2009
Skyworks raises September-quarter revenue outlook by 6%

9 September 2009
Black Sand raises $10m in Series B funding

9 September 2009
Veeco receives multi-system web coater order from Hong Kong CIGS PV maker

9 September 2009
Kulicke & Soffa launches ConnX-LED automatic ball bonder

9 September 2009
OneChip launches low-cost PICs for fiber access

9 September 2009
Cree sponsors inaugural LED design contest for students in China

8 September 2009
Military spending and GaN adoption driving RF power semiconductor markets

8 September 2009
First Solar to team with Chinese government on Inner Mongolia power plant

8 September 2009
Tokai University completes solar car with Sharp III-V solar cells

8 September 2009
Epistar develops 80lm/W warm-white LED; expects 100lm/W in Q4/09

7 September 2009
Industry giants add to LED TV momentum

7 September 2009
CIGS PV maker Solyndra breaks ground on 500MW Fab 2

7 September 2009
CdTe PV maker First Solar appoints CEO

7 September 2009
Portuguese cities expand LUXEON-based LED street-light installation

4 September 2009
TriQuint acquires TriAccess for CATV and FTTP RFIC amplifiers

4 September 2009
Seoul’s Acriche A4 AC LED provides 75lm/W and CRI of 85

4 September 2009
Ascent provides flexible CIGS PV array to SkySentry for airship test

3 September 2009
GaAs industry to shrink 5% in 2009

3 September 2009
Oxford Instruments launches Nanofab800Agile for nanostructure growth

3 September 2009
LED maker Luminus joins National Electrical Manufacturers Association

3 September 2009
Accel-RF launches high-power RF automated accelerated reliability test system for GaN devices

2 September 2009
Infinera adds SOAs to PICs in new submarine system

2 September 2009
Orders return to pre-recession levels at IQE

2 September 2009
Anadigics shrinks power amps for 3G phones

1 September 2009
Veeco launches dicing system for solar, LED and optics applications

1 September 2009
LayTec moving to expanded premises ahead of 10th anniversary

1 September 2009
Nanometrics’ founder & vice-chairman Coates resigns from board

1 September 2009
Xenics appoints Sofradir-EC as US/Canada distributor for MCT cameras

1 September 2009
BioSolar files patent for thin-film PV module bio-backsheet

1 September 2009
Raytheon’s GaN MMIC power amplifers achieve 1000 hours of reliable operation

August 2009

31 August 2009
Sumitomo boosts 520nm green InGaN laser to continuous-wave operation

28 August 2009
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

28 August 2009
Nano-imprint litho system maker Obducat wins first order from Russia

28 August 2009
Sunovia and EPIR complete closed space sublimation system

28 August 2009
Osram claims smallest 1W LEDs for backlighting LCD panels

28 August 2009
Korea’s longest LED street-lamp installation uses Osram LEDs

28 August 2009
IQE recruits directors of Wireless Product Sales and New Technologies in US

27 August 2009
Raytheon awarded $7m Phase 2 COSMOS contract by ONR

27 August 2009
Neo Material to acquire Recapture Metals

27 August 2009
HRL partners with KCP National Secure Manufacturing Center on multi-project wafer foundry

27 August 2009
RFMD’s PAs to support early field deployment of 4G LTE handsets

27 August 2009
M/A-COM recruits ex-WIN exec Donahue as chief strategy officer

27 August 2009
Amalfi claims smallest, highest-performing CMOS transmit module for cellular handsets

27 August 2009
Ascent internally certifies module encapsulation for flexible CIGS PV laminate

26 August 2009
Sunovia and EPIR expanding R&D and pilot manufacturing facility

26 August 2009
Concentrator combination sets solar efficiency record of 43%

26 August 2009
Magnolia Solar appoints Kopin technology director Welser as CTO

26 August 2009
SemiSouth awarded new SiC power JFET patents

26 August 2009
JPSA recruits Tekcore co-founder as director of LED business development

25 August 2009
US Recovery Act funding goes to green LED research

25 August 2009
Samsung cuts Vizio’s lead in US LCD TV market

25 August 2009
Oclaro expands distribution partnership with AMS to include all telecom products

25 August 2009
Circadian Solar secures second, £2m tranche of £8m investment

24 August 2009
UMC establishes subsidiary targeting LED and solar investments

24 August 2009
Energy Focus awarded extra $0.5m for LED lighting in Navy ships

24 August 2009
First Solar/juwi CdTe solar farm becomes world’s second biggest

24 August 2009
Oplink goes into profit as revenue rebounds

21 August 2009
Opnext halves underlying losses as demand stabilizes

21 August 2009
Avago’s IPO underwriters exercise over-allotment option in full

21 August 2009
Omniscient to represent StratEdge’s packages & assembly services in India

21 August 2009
nLIGHT named one of America’s 5000 fastest-growing private firms

20 August 2009
JDSU sees component inventory levels burning off

20 August 2009
LED backlight penetration in LCD TVs to reach 40% in 2013 and surpass CCFLs in 2014

20 August 2009
Veeco receives multi-system MOCVD order for Lumileds’ LUXEON LED production ramp

20 August 2009
Lumileds LUXEON Rebel hot /cold factor improves SSL efficiency and simplifies thermal design

20 August 2009
Johnson Matthey ships hydrogen and nitrogen purifiers for PV manufacturing

20 August 2009
First Solar wins CdTe PV contracts: 55MW for Los Angeles and 550MW for Southern California Edison

19 August 2009
BAE’s compound semiconductor foundry accredited as DoD trusted supplier 

19 August 2009
OPEL and BETASOL complete 2nd 110kW phase of 440kW Spanish HCPV solar farm

19 August 2009
Designs featuring Cree GaN HEMT sweep prizes in IMS power amplifier competition

18 August 2009
Jazz targets optimized SiGe at replacing GaAs in mm-wave and cell-phone markets

18 August 2009
Satellite deals boost Emcore amid $27m write-down

18 August 2009
Plasma Etch launches low-cost benchtop plasma cleaning system for R&D

18 August 2009
Skyworks wins 2Wire’s 2008 Silver Gateway Supplier of the Year Award

18 August 2009
TriQuint recognizes top suppliers for 2008

17 August 2009
Concentrix’s new CPV module raises AC system efficiency record to 25%

17 August 2009
OIPT boosts HB-LED etch system from 20 to 27 2-inch GaN wafers

17 August 2009
5N Plus doubles record levels sales and earnings annually

14 August 2009
GigOptix grows revenue by 9% as cost cutting yields first non-GAAP profit

14 August 2009
Tegal’s revenue falls further, but orders and losses rebound

14 August 2009
Aviza agrees to sell assets to Sumitomo Precision Products

13 August 2009
Osram develops 50mW direct-emitting green InGaN laser

13 August 2009
VPEC adds two more Aixtron MOCVD reactors to meet demand

13 August 2009
Osram LEDs used in street-lighting project in Fürth, Nuremberg

13 August 2009
Osram life-cycle assessment shows LED lamps equal to CFLs

13 August 2009
MAZeT becomes certified partner in Osram’s ‘LED Light for you’ network

13 August 2009
Mobile infrastructure market to fall 10% over next five years

12 August 2009
Cree grows 15% to record annual revenue of $567m

12 August 2009
Shin-Etsu launches materials for PV cell processing and installation modules

12 August 2009
GigOptix and Pangaea HK to form JV for China consumer electronics market

11 August 2009
Advanced Photonix returns to underlying profit despite revenue drop

11 August 2009
Infinera appoints VP of worldwide sales

11 August 2009
Santur selects Kotura’s silicon photonics multiplexer for 100Gb/s PLC platform

10 August 2009
Kyma announces staffing changes

10 August 2009
RFMD’s ultra-compact WCDMA/HSDPA PAs power new Samsung 3G handsets

7 August 2009
k-Space develops next generation temperature monitoring system

7 August 2009
Finisar reports preliminary first quarter revenues above guidance

7 August 2009
SemiSouth helps drive Fraunhofer ISE’s PV inverters to world record efficiency

6 August 2009
IQE commences Phase II of COSMOS

6 August 2009
SemiLEDs provides LED chips for campus street lighting project

6 August 2009
Consumer applications to drive fiber-optic component market

5 August 2009
Auto makers offer hope for IPG Photonics

5 August 2009
Kopin invests in Taiwan foundry as GaAs demand returns

4 August 2009
New angle on approach to green lasers

4 August 2009
Cell phone market returns to growth – report

3 August 2009
Young takes over as AXT sees improving market conditions

3 August 2009
Aixtron lifts sales guidance on LED market recovery

July 2009

31 July 2009
Buffer boost for InGaN on silicon solar cell

31 July 2009
Raffaelle appointed director of NREL’s National Center for Photovoltaics

30 July 2009
SI GaAs epi market set for growth in 2010

30 July 2009
Ericsson to add LTE muscle with Nortel deal

30 July 2009
Osram’s new TopLED Black Series LEDs for display applications

29 July 2009
Rubicon banks on LED displays boom to push larger wafers

29 July 2009
Samsung helps Anadigics to revenue gain

29 July 2009
Bridgelux places order for OIPT’s PECVD and etch tools

28 July 2009
Veeco orders double on booming MOCVD system demand

28 July 2009
Oclaro reports positive adjusted EBITDA in first post-merger quarter

28 July 2009
AXT appoints Young as CEO

27 July 2009
Greater-than-expected revenue returns RFMD to profit

27 July 2009
Hittite revenue rebounds, driven by China 3G roll-out and microwave

27 July 2009
SI GaAs substrate market to shrink just 1% in 2009

27 July 2009
Luxemburg’s first thin-film solar cells reach 12% efficiency

24 July 2009
TriQuint’s revenue rises 42% sequentially

24 July 2009
Anadigics’ WCDMA PAs used in Samsung’s Omnia HD and Memoir handsets

24 July 2009
Anadigics launches high-power, dual-band FEIC for Wi-Fi-enabled handsets

23 July 2009
Skyworks’ revenue rebounds by 11% from March-quarter dip

23 July 2009
Fairview joins Cree LED City program; opens first LED-lit street in Texas

23 July 2009
Lumileds launches first LUXEON Rebel LEDs for illumination applications

23 July 2009
Second DOE contract for Sunovia/EPIR targets IR detectors

22 July 2009
Infinera’s revenues rebound slightly as non-US customers grow

22 July 2009
Nanometrics launches system for textured and rough PV thin-film thickness control

22 July 2009
Tyndall buys Cambridge NanoTech plasma ALD system

22 July 2009
Huawei names Oclaro as strategic supplier

21 July 2009
Micropelt unveils 90%-efficient micro thermoelectric coolers

21 July 2009
UCLA Electrical Engineering professor to join GigOptix advisory board

21 July 2009
LBO adds $15m to Series ‘A’ funding to accelerate product development roadmap across markets

20 July 2009
Sumitomo Electric claims first pure-green semiconductor laser

20 July 2009
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

20 July 2009
ATMI and SAFC Hitech to co-market solid-source vaporizer to both silicon and compound sectors

20 July 2009
IXYS launches pHEMTs, HBTs and MMICs in surface-mount packages

20 July 2009
AMS’ distribution agreement for QPC Lasers expanded to UK/Ireland, France and Spain

20 July 2009
Bentham launches PV characterization system

20 July 2009
AdvanceSis becomes Circadian Solar to reflect CPV commercialization

20 July 2009
North Carolina’s first eco-friendly McDonald’s lit with Cree LED lights

17 July 2009
South Korea’s Gwangju joins Cree LED City program

17 July 2009
GigOptix launches TIA portfolio for 10G, 40G and 100G

17 July 2009
Vubiq launches low-cost SiGe-based 60GHz waveguide radio modules

16 July 2009
Veeco creates Solar Process Development Center from DayStar’s New York assets

16 July 2009
Riber’s first-half sales up 14% on a year ago, driven by research reactors

15 July 2009
IMEC launches industrial affiliation program on GaN-on-Si technology

15 July 2009
UCLA reports low-cost solution processing for CIGS PVs

15 July 2009
IQE sees sharp order pick up in May-June as destocking ends

14 July 2009
Optimizing InP substrate orientation for 1.55µm InAs QD telecom lasers

14 July 2009
Ascent Solar appoints ex-Applied Materials and Intel manager as CEO

14 July 2009
Bridgelux recruits ex-Lumileds chief financial officer

13 July 2009
Consumer broadband demand driving GaAs growth for satcom/VSAT

13 July 2009
Oclaro and Newport close deal to exchange New Focus and Spectra Physics high-power laser diode businesses

13 July 2009
Riber receives orders for MBE reactors

10 July 2009
IQE appoints director of North American sales

10 July 2009
SemiLEDs’ third Taiwan plant expands monthly capacity to 15m chips

10 July 2009
Nextreme raises $8m in Series B corporate funding

9 July 2009
SolFocus boosts Series C round by $30.6m to $77m

9 July 2009
3S raises €13m as investors back French fund

9 July 2009
Avago launches balanced LNAs pair for 500-2700MHz cellular infrastructure

8 July 2009
Osaka Uni claims first red electro-luminescence from MOCVD Eu-doped GaN LEDs

8 July 2009
Ascent Solar’s production CIGS PV modules exceed 10% efficiency

8 July 2009
Solyndra signs sales contract with Umwelt-Sonne-Energie for $238m

8 July 2009
Osram LEDs light China's Yangzi River tunnel

7 July 2009
Skyworks surpasses RFMD in power amplifier market share

7 July 2009
OPEL and BETASOL complete first 110kW phase of HCPV installation

7 July 2009
Cree launches Z-Rec 600V SiC power diodes

7 July 2009
Aixtron MOCVD reactor for Italian multi-junction PV research

6 July 2009
IQE launches germanium-on-insulator wafers for high-performance devices

6 July 2009
IQE’s CEO regional winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year award

3 July 2009
First US public community college joins Cree’s LED University program

3 July 2009
Tegal declares going concern qualification

3 July 2009
Coherent launches UV laser for high-throughput sapphire scribing

2 July 2009
Lumileds launches LUXEON Rebel phosphor converted amber LED

2 July 2009
Epistar places multiple system order; celebrates its 150th Aixtron production reactor

2 July 2009
SUSS MicroTec streamlines sales & support structure in Asia

2 July 2009
Ascent Solar shareholders elects private equity firm’s CEO to board

1 July 2009
RFMD and NREL collaborate on commercializing high-performance PVs

1 July 2009
Umicore chooses Eyelit’s integrated MES software for germanium wafer production

1 July 2009
Skyworks partners with energy providers to meet demand for smart meters

June 2009

30 June 2009
Advanced Photonix’s annual revenue rises 28% despite last-quarter dip

30 June 2009
QuantaSol raises $2m in funding

30 June 2009
Mitsubishi launches lower-power, wider-temperature-range 1.3-micron TOSA for 10Gb/s

30 June 2009
Avago launches small-footprint 3W LEDs with 160lm flux output for solid-state lighting

29 June 2009
UCSD presents first W-band SiGe imaging chip

29 June 2009
Q-Cells takes over Solibro CIGS joint venture

26 June 2009
Tegal’s quarterly revenue down 74% year-on-year

26 June 2009
Opnext receives Huawei’s Technical Support Award

26 June 2009
Emcore to provide solar power to New Mexico’s largest electricity provider

26 June 2009
Concentrix’s CPV plant feeds grid with record 23% AC efficiency

25 June 2009
Seoul Semiconductor’s Acriche LEDs light Korea's National Palace Museum

25 June 2009
GigOptix and D-Lightsys optical interconnects to be used on Airbus A400M

25 June 2009
Accel-RF’s latest SBIR award to boost in-situ GaN device measurement

24 June 2009
Fujitsu develops GaN HEMT for use in power supplies

24 June 2009
5N Plus extends First Solar supply agreements; increases minimum order quantities

24 June 2009
Anadigics’ 3G PAs power LG’s new ARENA handsets

24 June 2009
Tegal given cure period to comply with NASDAQ listing requirements

24 June 2009
Blue LED pioneer Akasaki awarded $500,000 Kyoto Prize

24 June 2009
LED replacement lamp market to grow at 107% through 2013

23 June 2009
LCD backlight LEDs to grow from 8bn in 2008 to 34bn in 2012

23 June 2009
II-VI Inc sells eV Products to Endicott

23 June 2009
Emcore wins 2-year, $5.7m AFRL space PV contract

23 June 2009
RFMD launches broadband IC VCOs for military, satcom and industrial markets

23 June 2009
Fraunhofer ISE orders Aixtron reactor for multi-junction PV development

23 June 2009
Finisar launches first 150Gb/s parallel active optical cable

23 June 2009
COLT selects Infinera to boost pan-European network

23 June 2009
GigOptix receives $1.5m order for undersea modulator drivers

22 June 2009
Princeton Optronics wins Navy contract for high-power blue VCSEL arrays

22 June 2009
Ascent makes 2kg flexible 5m-long CIGS PV laminate

22 June 2009
Semprius raises $6.4m Series B funding for solar module development

22 June 2009
NREL seeks PV Technology Incubator proposals and makes PV Technology Pre-Incubator awards

22 June 2009
Solid-state lighting LED market to grow at 30.9% to $1.3bn in 2013

22 June 2009
Microsemi SiC diodes now standard on designated line of power modules

22 June 2009
GigOptix enables sub-1W for 120Gb/s parallel optics links

22 June 2009
USC electrical engineering professor joins GigOptix advisory board

19 June 2009
Plasma Etch launches high-rate RIE version of plasma system

18 June 2009
Large-area LED-backlit LCD panel shipments pass 10m units in Q1, reaching 12% penetration

18 June 2009
RFMD launches broadband distributed amplifiers for up to 35GHz

18 June 2009
Oclaro enters eye-safe laser diode market

18 June 2009
Luminus supplying LEDs for projectors from LG, BenQ, Coretronic and projectiondesign

18 June 2009
802.11n grows as overall WLAN market shrinks 15% in Q1/09

18 June 2009
HelioVolt recruits former First Solar chief operating officer as CEO

17 June 2009
Fujitsu develops impulse-radio-based mm-band transmission equipment exceeding 10Gb/s

17 June 2009
Cree launches first IPx5-rated tri-color LED for full-color displays

17 June 2009
Luminus recruits general manager of lighting business

17 June 2009
GigOptix launches single-bias broadband power amplifiers

17 June 2009
Opnext ships 1 millionth 10Gb/s transceiver

16 June 2009
Penetration of LED-backlit LCD-TVs to grow 13-fold by 2013

16 June 2009
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

16 June 2009
Emcore awarded $5m PV contract for NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement spacecraft

16 June 2009
Veeco announces senior management changes

16 June 2009
JDSU launches industrial diode laser for automotive and electronic manufacturing applications

16 June 2009
Osram launches mini laser bars for more efficient fiber coupling

16 June 2009
3S unveils 500mW 1064nm seed laser module for fiber lasers

16 June 2009
Oclaro extends range of high-power laser diode bars

16 June 2009
Avago launches 5x5mm SMT PAs for Ka-band VSAT ground terminals

16 June 2009
Luminus appoints general manager of UV business

16 June 2009
First Solar to supply 10MW of CdTe PV panels for Lend Lease’s Australia business

15 June 2009
Fujitsu claims first 100W X-band high-output amplifier with efficiency over 50%

15 June 2009
Aviza receives NASDAQ delisting notice

15 June 2009
Cascade extends on-wafer power device characterization for GaN and SiC

15 June 2009
Cascade claims first complete probing solution for high-volume 60-80GHz RFIC manufacturing

12 June 2009
HRL receives Phase II COSMOS contract from DARPA

12 June 2009
Mobile phone market fell 11.9% in Q1/2009

12 June 2009
Anadigics introduces new family of WCDMA/HSPA PAs

12 June 2009
Avago introduces new series of WiFi and WiMAX linear amplifier modules

12 June 2009
Skyworks signs worldwide distribution agreement with Digi-Key

12 June 2009
Skyworks adds to Linear Product portfolio with WLAN/WiFi PA for HD video streaming and LNAs for high-performance receivers

11 June 2009
u2t acquires GaAs optical modulator business

11 June 2009
Aviza files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

11 June 2009
Toshiba adds PAE-enhanced GaAs FETs for microwave radios, solid-state power amplifiers, and block up-converters

11 June 2009
RFMD expands WiFi product portfolio with switch and switch/LNA products

11 June 2009
RFMD launches GaAs linear PAs, broadband switches and high-frequency amplifiers

11 June 2009
Mobile service revenue growth slows to 3% in Q1/2009

10 June 2009
RFMD unveils GaN foundry services

10 June 2009
RFMD hits non-GAAP profitability through first two months of quarter

10 June 2009
TriQuint extends IQE contract

10 June 2009
SDK’s 660nm red LED chips adopted at Japan’s plant growth facility

10 June 2009
Microsemi launches 20 new SiC-based power modules

10 June 2009
M/A-COM launches 2–20GHz surface-mount broadband switches for high-power wideband applications

10 June 2009
OPEL appoints director of Asian business development

9 June 2009
Toshiba expands GaN HEMT family with PAs for C- & Ku-band satcom and X-band industrial applications

9 June 2009
Avago launches flat-gain, high-linearity gain block for cellular, WiMAX and set-top boxes

9 June 2009
Veeco co-sponsors award for MBE innovators

9 June 2009
Anadigics appoints Wagner VP Operations

9 June 2009
NXP boosts QUBIC4 BiCMOS technology with SiGe:C

9 June 2009
Lumileds’ LUXEON Rebels power LED security floodlights

9 June 2009
Osram LEDs chosen for high-power stage lighting

8 June 2009
France’s Strategic Investment Fund acquires €10m stake in 3S

8 June 2009
Agilent PDK provides MMIC design flow for TriQuint’s TQPED E/D pHEMT process

8 June 2009
StratEdge launches surface-mount package for VSAT, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and WiMax applications up to 30GHz

8 June 2009
VCSEL maker VI Systems joins Optical Link project for short-reach datacoms

5 June 2009
Teledyne wins $18.8m DARPA contract for terahertz electronics

5 June 2009
Emcore appoints PV business general manager as its chief operating officer

4 June 2009
Luxtera claims first commercial silicon CMOS photonics fabrication process

4 June 2009
Cree strikes GaN supply & market development agreement with Korea’s RFHIC

4 June 2009
M/A-COM Technology Solutions appoints former president as CEO

3 June 2009
Oclaro to swap New Focus for Newport's high-power laser diode business

3 June 2009
Bank calls in Aviza’s $29.5m debt

3 June 2009
Osram expands LED range across projection applications from 1W to 300W

3 June 2009
Agilent offers PDKs for Jazz’s 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS process

3 June 2009
Avago adds five PAs to CoolPAM range for UMTS handsets and datacards

2 June 2009
ARL contracts TriQuint to lead $16.5m Phase III of WBGS DARPA program

2 June 2009
Skyworks acquires CMOS PA supplier Axiom

2 June 2009
Anadigics awarded four US patents for power amplifiers

2 June 2009
Chinese Academy of Sciences orders Aixtron MOCVD tool for lasers and LEDs

1 June 2009
'Radar on Chip for Cars’ project formed by German car makers and suppliers

1 June 2009
Agilent launches complete, front-to-back solution for MMIC and RF module design

1 June 2009
Skyworks secures Samsung design wins for over 10 multimode handset platforms

1 June 2009
DOE selects EPIR/Sunovia’s CdTe-on-Si PV technology

1 June 2009
Showa Shell to boost CIS PV panel capacity to 1GW

1 June 2009
First Solar agrees multi-year supply contract with Pfalzsolar

May 2009

29 May 2009
Nichia pushes InGaN lasers nearer to green via 515nm emission

29 May 2009
IXYS expands 600V IGBT range with co-packaged SiC diode

29 May 2009
TriQuint selects Synopsys' TCAD Sentaurus to speed device development

29 May 2009
SolFocus first to receive IEC Certification on CPV modules

28 May 2009
RFMD seeing better-than-expected order activity

28 May 2009
Scottish opto foundry CSTG secures $6m refinance deal

28 May 2009
Spire receives nano PV patent; applications include biotherapeutics

28 May 2009
Ultra low-cost handset surge in China & India to reach 300m by 2013

28 May 2009
PON grows 9% in Q1/ 2009, boosted by China build-outs, FiOS and Japan

28 May 2009
Wireless communications to benefit from $6.8bn Stimulus Bill funding

28 May 2009
Advanced Photonix adds ISO 9001 certification for Picometrix

27 May 2009
Opnext’s 40Gb/s spike compensates for 10Gb/s inventory burn-off

27 May 2009
Cree raises June-quarter revenue target by 5%

27 May 2009
Raytheon wins $54m contract to retrofit US Navy aircraft with AESA radar

27 May 2009
Ascent’s CIGS PV modules to be designed into development of hybrid UAV

27 May 2009
Luminus appoints president & CEO

26 May 2009
White HB-LEDs to overtake RGB multichip HB-LEDs by 2013

26 May 2009
Court rejects Epistar appeal against ITC ruling on Lumileds patent

26 May 2009
Obducat launches automated nanoimprint litho system for high-volume LED manufacturing

26 May 2009
UV LEDs yield deeper-color antioxidant-rich plants

25 May 2009
Merchant substrate market for GaN to reach $470m in 2013

25 May 2009
Handset sales drop 8.6% in Q1, as smart-phones grow 12.7%

25 May 2009
LED maker Hualei places Aixtron’s largest ever MOCVD order from China

22 May 2009
Pause in 2G spending leads to record GSM network revenue drop in Q1/2009

22 May 2009
CIGS PV maker Solyndra signs $115m contract with EBITSCHenergietechnik

22 May 2009
Skyworks ranked 15th in Boston Globe’s list of Massachusetts public companies

21 May 2009
Emcore secures long-term contract to supply Space Systems Loral with III-Vs-based multi-junction solar cells

21 May 2009
Cyrium claims record efficiencies for commercially manufactured multi-junction solar cells

20 May 2009
DARPA awards Northrop Grumman Terahertz Electronics contract

20 May 2009
Anadigics introduces WiMAX 4G PAs for use in the 3.4-3.6 GHz spectrum

20 May 2009
Picometrix inks agreement to supply 40G optical receivers

20 May 2009
IQE wins funding to research diode laser components for next-generation high-speed broadband access

19 May 2009
Backlighting demand produces 'flood of orders' for Taiwan's LED chip makers

19 May 2009
INER opts for second Aixtron AIX 2800G4 system on route to 45% efficient Ge/III-V solar cells

18 May 2009
Nyrstar buys SRA’s mid-Tennessee mine complex for $10m

18 May 2009
GaN-on-Si epi foundry Azzurro appoints VP Operations

18 May 2009
AWR adds TriQuint’s devices to Microwave Office software

15 May 2009
Osram claims smallest RGB LED, targeting high-res full-color video screens

15 May 2009
Lightfair sees Technical Innovation Award for Lumileds’ LUXEON Rebel ES

14 May 2009
GigOptix doubles revenue and halves loss year-on-year

14 May 2009
Oxford Instruments launches CrystalFlex HVPE reactor

14 May 2009
Tegal France established as DRIE R&D center and European hub

14 May 2009
Taiwan opens PV test center; demo solar farm to use III-Vs

14 May 2009
CPV maker OPEL expands in US with director of Western Regional Sales

13 May 2009
Bulk GaN substrates to expand from blue lasers to lighting and power electronics

13 May 2009
LED market still on target to exceed $33bn by 2013

13 May 2009
Seoul Semi may challenge Lumileds as third biggest packaged LED supplier

13 May 2009
Anadigics wins China Telecommunication Technology Innovation Award

12 May 2009
Emcore sees late-quarter pick-up in demand

12 May 2009
Seoul Semiconductor launches 120lm/W LED for general-purpose lighting

12 May 2009
Avago launches first extended-temperature 2.5A gate drive optocouplers for industrial apps

11 May 2009
TriQuint and WIN increase share of growing GaAs foundry market

11 May 2009
TriQuint wins TechAmerica Oregon’s System/Hardware ‘Company of the Year’ award

11 May 2009
NREL’s IMM solar cell wins federal technology transfer prize

11 May 2009
TriQuint’s Texas 4” GaAs fab accredited by DoD as ‘Trusted Foundry’

11 May 2009
RFMD extends broadband transmission portfolio for CATV and fiber-deep architectures

11 May 2009
Cree demos LR6 LED downlight with 102lm/W efficacy

8 May 2009
Aixtron sales fall 44% in Q1/2009

8 May 2009
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

8 May 2009
Osram launches 1W ultra-white LED for general lighting

8 May 2009
BluGlass to grant exclusive Korean RPCVD license to BLK

7 May 2009
BluGlass to expand RPCVD to nitride-based solar cells

7 May 2009
X-ray reveals anatomy of gallium oxide

7 May 2009
TriQuint signs $50m supply deal with China’s ZTE

7 May 2009
JDSU introduces 450mW pump laser for undersea optical networks

7 May 2009
IST next generation recessed downlights incorporate Bridgelux LED Arrays

6 May 2009
Chinese LED maker Sanan and Crystal IS to co-develop commercial UV-C LEDs

6 May 2009
Avago introduces MGA-21108 GaAs LNA MMIC

5 May 2009
Light-enhanced wet etch eats into GaN

5 May 2009
Osram introduces Golden DRAGON oval Plus LED

5 May 2009
Luminus introduces CSM-360 white PhlatLight LED

5 May 2009
Avago introduces two CDMA FEMs for mobile handsets

5 May 2009
CIOMP orders Aixtron systems for development of GaN-based LEDs and AlInGaP-based red diode lasers

4 May 2009
Handset shipments fall at record rate in Q1/2009

4 May 2009
Bridgelux offers range of design and support services with launch of Lighting Services Group

4 May 2009
sp3 engages ATS as sales rep for CVD diamond thermal management products

1 May 2009
JDSU consolidating VCSEL fab into San Jose to cut costs

1 May 2009
AXT’s sales halve as GaAs inventories burn off

1 May 2009
Cree demos record-efficiency 132lm/W cool-white LED, giving 345lm at 1A

1 May 2009
Cree introduces first red, green, blue and white multichip

1 May 2009
Luminus appoints distribution partner for EMEA region

1 May 2009
Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer selects RFMD’s GPS LNA module

April 2009

30 April 2009
Aixtron and SemiLEDs report successful fabrication of GaN-based blue LED chips on 6-inch sapphire wafers

30 April 2009
RFMD still generating cash despite further 15% drop in revenue

30 April 2009
Skyworks introduces family of LNAs featuring pHEMT and SiGe technologies

30 April 2009
GigOptix re-enters RF broadband power & limiting amplifier markets

30 April 2009
TeliaSonera selects Infinera for nationwide US network

30 April 2009
Mimix Broadband introduces 14.5 to 16 GHz GaAs MMIC HPA

30 April 2009
CdTe PV maker First Solar starts recruiting new CEO

30 April 2009
Optowell releases high temperature red VCSELs

30 April 2009
Firecomms appoints OXUS as representative for Chile

29 April 2009
Anadigics’ revenue falls by a third, driven by WLAN and cable shortfall

29 April 2009
EVG adds AmberWave Systems to customer portfolio

29 April 2009
Aviza slashes March-quarter revenue guidance

29 April 2009
First Solar to supply modules for Australia’s largest PV installation

29 April 2009
Cree ships new LRP-38 LED lamp to replace 50W – 90W halogen PAR38 bulbs

29 April 2009
SAFC Hitech and AWI extend compound semiconductor and silicon R&D services collaboration

28 April 2009
Bookham and Avanex merge into Oclaro

28 April 2009
Veeco’s revenues fall 43% after pause in bookings

28 April 2009
Braunschweig buys LayTec EpiCurve TT for long-wavelength GaN R&D

28 April 2009
LTE deployments to cluster in 2600MHz band

27 April 2009
Skyworks’ revenue shrinks 18%, but beats guidance

27 April 2009
SolFocus opens expanded Mesa Glassworks factory

27 April 2009
Veeco launches FastLine glass coating systems for CIGS-based solar cells

27 April 2009
EpiWorks boosts capacity to more than 100,000 6" wafers per year

27 April 2009
Anadigics ships high-efficiency 3G PAs for use in a multi-mode embedded 3G wireless modem

27 April 2009
Kopin’s III-V revenues fall 37%, but margin boosted by military displays

24 April 2009
Oplink’s revenues fall 18%, but cost cutting maintains cash generation

23 April 2009
TriQuint sees demand return as handset inventory burns off

23 April 2009
Hittite’s revenues fall 18%, but Q2 to show slight rebound

23 April 2009
Lam Research’s revenues fall 38%

23 April 2009
Infinera’s revenue falls 23%, but gains two tier-one European customers

23 April 2009
CIGS PV maker Ascent signs memorandum of understanding with Bye Aerospace

22 April 2009
Cree’s revenue falls 11%, but 5-9% rebound expected this quarter

22 April 2009
Ignis agrees acquisition of Syntune

22 April 2009
CS MANTECH extends discount availability

22 April 2009
JPSA appoints sales and service representative for Korea

22 April 2009
Metryx receives follow-on order for Mentor OC23 mass metrology system

22 April 2009
PV developer Wakonda recruits Peter Borden as executive chairman

21 April 2009
Spain’s BETASOL gains funding for second, 2.375MW solar farm using OPEL’s HCPVs

21 April 2009
First Solar secures financing for 53MW German plant

21 April 2009
PV overcapacity to drive 32% drop in market in 2009

21 April 2009
Cree claims smallest ANSI-compliant warm/neutral-white LED bins

21 April 2009
BioSolar expands BioBacksheet range to thin-film PVs

20 April 2009
Chapel Hill joins Cree LED City program

20 April 2009
3S to supply components to France’s EPOD project for FTTH and metro

20 April 2009
Osram’s white Advanced Power TOPLED Plus boosts brightness by 15%

20 April 2009
Huaguang qualifies Veeco GaN and As/P MOCVD systems for HB-LED production

20 April 2009
GreenVolts’ founder & CEO becomes executive chairman

20 April 2009
OPEL forms subsidiary to partner with European solar project developers

17 April 2009
Universities of Miami and Alaska join Cree LED University program

17 April 2009
Glasgow shrinks diamond transistor to 50nm

17 April 2009
BlueSpan installs first LED street lights in Portugal using Lumileds’ LUXEON Rebels

16 April 2009
CdTe PV maker First Solar to build 48MW plant for Sempra

16 April 2009
Osram launches IR LEDs for surveillance and transport applications

16 April 2009
GigOptix doubles Q1 revenue year-on-year to $4.4m

16 April 2009
Opnext launches miniature red laser for pointing systems

15 April 2009
Bookham settles with JDSU over tunable laser patents

15 April 2009
Sunovia and EPIR win $9m SBIR award from DoD

15 April 2009
Abound Solar opens full-scale CdTe PV plant

15 April 2009
Bridgelux promotes Barnby to drive sales of LED light sources

15 April 2009
Avago launches second series of hermetically sealed 3.3V optocouplers for aerospace and military apps

15 April 2009
Bookham targets 100W 808nm laser diode bar at defense and security

15 April 2009
First all-optical silicon-based signal processing for transmission above 100Gb/s

15 April 2009
Sofradir demos APD MWIR detector for extreme low light

14 April 2009
Inlustra starts commercial production of nonpolar GaN

14 April 2009
Ignis signs letter of intent to acquire Syntune

14 April 2009
DARPA selects Pranalytica to develop beam combining for high-power QCL arrays

14 April 2009
Mouser and Osram Opto sign distribution agreement

14 April 2009
sp3 launches 2-4” silicon-on-diamond wafers for high-power, high-frequency devices

14 April 2009
Rubicon grows largest manmade sapphire crystal

14 April 2009
Seoul Semiconductor licenses UV LED patent for portable forgery detector

9 April 2009
Northrop Grumman settles $325m False Claims lawsuit concerning defective satellite HBTs

8 April 2009
Advanced Photonix joins Georgia Tech 100G Optical Networking Consortium

8 April 2009
Market for embedded pico-projector modules to exceed $1bn

8 April 2009
GigOptix announces 45Gb/s differential limiting amplifier

8 April 2009
STS receives multi-tool order from Turkey’s new Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology

7 April 2009
Micromem agrees $77m deal to supply GaAs-based sensors for washable keyboards

7 April 2009
RFMD expands integrated configurable component range to cellular repeater and WLAN markets

7 April 2009
Dalian University of Technology orders Aixtron MOCVD system for LED R&D

6 April 2009
Spire awarded $3.7m NREL program to develop 42%-efficient CPVs

6 April 2009
RFMD’s fab utilization rebounding as orders improve

6 April 2009
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

6 April 2009
Sunovia finalizes $33m order for EPIR’s MWIR wafers

6 April 2009
First Solar completes acquisition of OptiSolar’s PV project pipeline

3 April 2009
Hitachi and Opnext unveil receiver for 100GbE and demo 10km transmission over SMF

3 April 2009
Cree earns Energy Star qualifications for LED downlights

2 April 2009
QD Laser commercializes 10Gb/s 1310nm quantum dot laser for telecoms

2 April 2009
Recession drove 15% drop in compound semiconductor revenues in Q4/08

2 April 2009
SDK launches record-output 660nm AlGaInP red LED chips for plant growth

2 April 2009
Oerlikon completes sale of Esec to BE Semiconductor

1 April 2009
HelioVolt raises $17.5m as part of $32m funding round

1 April 2009
Solyndra secures $535m DoE loan guarantee

1 April 2009
Opnext cutting staffing by 10%

1 April 2009
Solyndra completes commercial rooftop PV system in Livermore

1 April 2009
Industrial laser sales to fall 32% to 2004 levels this year

March 2009

31 March 2009
Cobham divests M/A-COM Technology Solutions to GaAs Labs

31 March 2009
Monocrystal grows 52% in '08, driven by larger sapphire wafers

31 March 2009
Opnext announces Continuously Optimized DPSK for 40Gb/s metro, regional and long/ultra- long-haul transmission

31 March 2009
Fraunhofer HHI orders Aixtron MOCVD system for InP photonics

31 March 2009
Kulicke & Soffa launches automated vertical LED ball bonder

31 March 2009
Former head of NTT Communications’ global services made president of Infinera Japan

30 March 2009
Nippon Steel to start SiC wafer production

30 March 2009
Handset sales decline of 8% in ’09 to level out in 2010

30 March 2009
DOE selects projects for Round 5 SSL Core Technology and Product Development funding

30 March 2009
RFMD strengthens board with industry veteran Jabbar

30 March 2009
Firecomms demos Ethernet transceiver in IPTV set-top box

30 March 2009
Anadigics launches 870MHz hybrid line amplifiers for CATV

27 March 2009
UK awards £1.85m for continued R&D on uncooled photonic devices

27 March 2009
Skyworks receives LG best supplier award for second consecutive year

27 March 2009
First Solar appoints Fitzgibbons VP federal affairs

27 March 2009
Seoul Semiconductor supplies red and blue LEDs for agricultural lighting project

26 March 2009
Riber returns to operating profit in 2008

26 March 2009
Thorlabs acquires Covega from Gemfire

26 March 2009
Alight and ULM partner on volume VCSEL production

26 March 2009
MiPlaza adds STS CPX cluster tool to range of technologies

26 March 2009
Osram extends patent deal with Everlight to cross-license LED housing patents

26 March 2009
Nextreme’s OptoCooler HV14 breaks temperature barrier

26 March 2009
Infinera’s 400Gb/s PIC sets record for integration

25 March 2009
Raytheon awarded $29.3m Phase 3 contract for wide-bandgap program

25 March 2009
JDSU claims first monolithically integrated and tunable optical transceiver 

25 March 2009
First Solar to develop 30MW CdTe PV plant for Tri-State

25 March 2009
RFMD supplies RF1450 single-pole 4-throw switch to smartphone manufacturer

25 March 2009
Bookham launches SFF transponder with electronic dispersion compensation

25 March 2009
TriQuint launches first SMT device for 40Gb/s networks

25 March 2009
Santur announces 10x10Gb/s InP PIC-based 100Gb/s transceiver platform

25 March 2009
GigOptix cuts salaries to save $900,000 annually

25 March 2009
StratEdge introduces BeO package for GaN, SiC, and GaAs devices

24 March 2009
Ascent Solar opens expanded headquarters in Colorado

24 March 2009
IQE posts a fourth consecutive year of double-digit revenue growth  

24 March 2009
Mintera ships 1000 th 40Gb/s DWDM Adaptive-DPSK module

24 March 2009
Avago adds LRM and extended-temperature SR and LR models to SFP+ transceiver family for 10GbE

24 March 2009
Finisar demos CXP form factor for 40-100Gb/s, plus 16x FC SFP+ modules and 40Gb/s long-haul DWDM transponders

23 March 2009
Finisar, Opnext and SEI announce 40-100Gb/s optical transceiver MSA

23 March 2009
BMBF grants €8.1m for DECISIF strained silicon project

23 March 2009
Luminus launches multi-color LEDs for entertainment and architectural applications

23 March 2009
First Solar surpasses 1GW of CdTe PV module production

23 March 2009
Opnext to give first 16G Fiber Channel long-wave live demo

23 March 2009
Emcore unveils first tunable XFP transceiver for next-generation telecoms

23 March 2009
AXT makes CFO principal executive officer pending appointment of interim CEO

20 March 2009
Emcore awarded patent for active optical cable technology

20 March 2009
CIP launches hybrid integrated SOA/MZI dual-channel 2R regenerator for 100Gb/s

20 March 2009
TriAccess introduces RFICs for CATV hybrid applications

20 March 2009
Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology announces 2009 seminar series

20 March 2009
Keithley upgrades Model 4200-SCS semiconductor characterization system

19 March 2009
NTT divests InP chip division to Optrans

19 March 2009
Solar panel sales growth 48% in 2008, but to slow to 26% in '09

19 March 2009
Rohm and Haas’ VaporStation central delivery system installed at Aixtron

19 March 2009
Lumileds joins California Lighting Technology Center affiliate program

19 March 2009
Avago launches 3W tricolor power LED for architectural and commercial lighting

18 March 2009
GaN-on-Si epi foundry Azzurro appoints CEO

18 March 2009
AXT’s chairman & CEO Yin steps down

18 March 2009
Korea’s GALED installs street lamps using Osram’s Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs

17 March 2009
OneChip secures $19.5m in VC funding for InP-based photonic integrated circuits

17 March 2009
JPSA introduces dual side scribe (DSS) capability for laser systems

17 March 2009
3S to launch high-efficiency and high-power 980nm pump lasers

17 March 2009
Aqualite using Aixtron CCS MOCVD reactors for LED chip production

16 March 2009
GreenVolts and NREL to commercialize IMM multi-junction solar cells

16 March 2009
LED-backlit notebook PC shipments grow 62% in Q4/2008

16 March 2009
Cree launches product characterization tool to speed LED system design

16 March 2009
Epistar to ship AC-LED products in Q2/09

16 March 2009
Skyworks unveils FEMs with integrated power control scheme for quad-band handsets

16 March 2009
Taiwan’s Harvatek to double high-power LED capacity

16 March 2009
Dow to sell roof shingles embedding Global Solar’s CIGS PVs by 2011

16 March 2009
Settlement agreed to close Dow’s acquisition of Rohm and Haas

13 March 2009
Mobile phone shipments to fall 8.3% in 2009

13 March 2009
Bookham launches 600mW pump laser module in 80% reduced package size

13 March 2009
SIA honors UCLA’s Kang Wang with University Researcher Award

13 March 2009
Eudyna launches next-generation PON and DWDM components

13 March 2009
ESI scriber enables GaN LED power chip production ramp at China’s AquaLite

12 March 2009
Aixtron’s growth in Q4/2008 driven by Asian LED manufacturing

12 March 2009
FOREPI to set up China subsidiary, targeting LED lighting market

11 March 2009
Amonix replaces silicon with III-Vs for its latest CPV system

11 March 2009
Raytheon wins non-lethal weapons solid-state source contract

11 March 2009
Ascent claims first production of fully integrated CIGS PV modules on plastic substrate

10 March 2009
Edwards sells 1000th iXH vacuum pump

10 March 2009
HVPE of semi-polar GaN on m-plane sapphire boosts opto device performance

10 March 2009
Rothschild files LED patent complaint with ITC against firms in Taiwan and China

10 March 2009
National Taiwan University orders Aixtron MOCVD system for white LEDs

9 March 2009
Finisar’s revenues fall 14.5% after December’s drop in orders

9 March 2009
CrystalQ appoints ex-Philips lighting execs as supervisory board member and chairman

9 March 2009
Bookham launches 6W 808nm single-emitter module

9 March 2009
TriQuint fulfills Northrop’s initial production orders for JSF

9 March 2009
SolFocus and Samaras expand Greek CPV project from 1.6MW to 10MW

9 March 2009
ITC to probe Avago allegation of patent infringement by Emcore

9 March 2009
Riber appoints chairman of executive board

6 March 2009
Kopin grows profit in Q4 despite 8% drop in III-Vs revenues

6 March 2009
Avanex discloses going concern qualification

5 March 2009
Veeco to supply CIGS PV manufacturing equipment to Daiyang Metal

5 March 2009
Osram Opto claims first 500nm InGaN laser

5 March 2009
M/A-COM launches 1mm x 1mm low-voltage SPDT switch for mobile wireless up to 6GHz

5 March 2009
TriQuint receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

4 March 2009
LED lighting market to grow at 28% to $5bn by 2012

4 March 2009
DynTest partners with Teltec Pacific on Southeast Asia and China sales & service

4 March 2009
TriQuint and RFMD leading GaAs firms’ development of dual-mode PAs

4 March 2009
Industry should not lose focus on innovation in 2009, warns Strategy Analytics

4 March 2009
Newport launches laser edge deletion system for thin-film PV panels

3 March 2009
RFMD cutting 100 jobs worldwide and shutting Shanghai plant

3 March 2009
First Solar to acquire multi-Gigawatt utility-scale PV project business

3 March 2009
Lumileds’ Luxeon LEDs light Osaka street lamps

3 March 2009
SemiLEDs and Nichia settle LED patent dispute

3 March 2009
Installed base for smart meters to reach 76m in 2009

3 March 2009
SOITEC’s ISO 9001 certification expanded to worldwide operations

2 March 2009
Osram provides online thermal models for LEDs

2 March 2009
Mobile WiMAX market grows 5% in Q4/2008

February 2009

27 February 2009
Anadigics sales drop 22% as fab utilization heads towards 30%

27 February 2009
Latest issue of Semiconductor Today now available

27 February 2009
Mimix launches second 34-37GHz power amplifier with 6W saturated output power, 22dB gain and 24% PAE

26 February 2009
GaAs device market consolidates on top three after 9% growth in ‘08

26 February 2009
AXT’s revenue falls 13%, as GaAs sales drop by a third

25 February 2009
CdTe PV maker First Solar passes $1 per Watt milestone

25 February 2009
LayTec enters new market with launch of SolR in-line monitoring systems for thin-film PV processes

25 February 2009
RFMD receives award from China’s Semiconductor Industry Association

25 February 2009
Tankeblue cuts SiC substrate prices by 60%

24 February 2009
Centrotherm receives €60m order for CIGS thin-film PV production line

24 February 2009
Anadigics launches worldwide WiMAX 4G PA for 2.3-2.7GHz

23 February 2009
Non-polar InGaN lasers near green light

23 February 2009
Mimix launches 34-37GHz GaAs MMIC PA with 4W saturated output power, 22dB gain and 25% PAE

20 February 2009
Hittite grows in Q4, but expects 20% revenue drop in Q1

20 February 2009
Solar Metrology extends CIGS/CdTe XRF tool to full-panel analysis

20 February 2009
CVD Equipment range extended to solar applications

19 February 2009
Samsung Electronics setting up LED joint venture

19 February 2009
Lumics launches 300W laser for industrial applications and extends Med-Laser to 30-40W

19 February 2009
Shin-Etsu launches ultra-thick photoresist for bump processing, GaAs and MEMS applications

19 February 2009
Avago adds low-noise, high-gain, high-linearity balanced amplifier module

18 February 2009
RFMD enters cellular switch filter module market

18 February 2009
Rubicon’s revenue falls by two thirds quarter-to-quarter

18 February 2009
MediaTek selects RFMD transmit module for GSM/GPRS handset platforms

18 February 2009
RFMD launches WCDMA/HSPA+ PA modules for 3G multi-band, multi-mode handsets

18 February 2009
Reedholm Instruments introduces first production-ready DC test system for power devices

17 February 2009
Wafer Technology to lead £2m 4-inch GaSb TPV project

17 February 2009
SRC and IMEC collaborate on environmentally friendly chip-making methods

17 February 2009
Luminus launches 9mm² white LEDs emitting 1000lm at 10W

17 February 2009
Cree and Powerex develop 1200V, 100A SiC MOSFET-based power switch modules for military systems

17 February 2009
RFMD launching first new CDMA handset products in five years

17 February 2009
Skyworks launches LTE power amplifiers and front-end modules

17 February 2009
Tonghui entering LED market with Aixtron MOCVD reactors

17 February 2009
Smit Ovens supplies thermal processes for Jenn Feng’s CIGS PV production

16 February 2009
Infineon launches third-generation SiC Schottkys

16 February 2009
RFMD claims first converged 3G/4G cellular front-end covering nine bands

16 February 2009
Anadigics adds 4G PA module for band 1 femtocells

16 February 2009
Anadigics launches NIM reference design for home gateway subsystems

16 February 2009
Skyworks unveils smallest WCDMA power amplifiers with integrated directional couplers

16 February 2009
SemiSouth launches new line of SiC Schottky diodes

16 February 2009
Fujitsu launches LTE eNodeB base-station, incorporating GaN HEMTs

13 February 2009
Tegal doubles revenue and halves loss, boosted by AMMS acquisition

13 February 2009
Bridgelux signs exclusive global franchise agreement with Premier Farnell

13 February 2009
Skyworks introduces SKY65038-70LF LNA

12 February 2009
Impairment charges drive TriQuint into Q4 loss

12 February 2009
UK funding for Cambridge-UCSB GaN LED lighting & PV development

11 February 2009
Emcore’s growth in PVs tempers optical communications slump

11 February 2009
Element Six provides CVD diamond technology for MORGaN programme

11 February 2009
MBE pioneer Cho to join US National Inventors Hall of Fame

11 February 2009
RFMD adds to RF switch portfolio

10 February 2009
Despite record MBE orders for solar, Veeco expects 36-46% sales dip in Q1

10 February 2009
Orders ramp for Veeco’s cluster tools after winning five MBE system orders in Q4

10 February 2009
STMicroelectronics launches SiC Schottky diodes

10 February 2009
TriQuint reaches half billion shipments mark and expands RF module line

10 February 2009
Aixtron delivers CRIUS system to new customer

9 February 2009
JDSU sales decline accelerating

9 February 2009
Opnext’s revenues fall 12% from last quarter

9 February 2009
LG orders four Veeco TurboDisc K465 GaN MOCVD systems

9 February 2009
Skyworks’ FEMs and PAs support Samsung’s latest GPRS, EDGE and 3G handsets

9 February 2009
Bookham achieves 300m field hours for pump laser chip

9 February 2009
UCSB’s Mishra elected member of US National Academy of Engineering

6 February 2009
Skyworks generates $75m in cash flow despite 10% sales drop

6 February 2009
Avanex cuts workforce by 5% as revenue falls 16%

6 February 2009
TriQuint CEO to receive Oregon Technology Executive of the Year award

6 February 2009
DILAS launches 500W 976nm fiber-coupled, multi-bar module

5 February 2009
JDSU partners with contract manufacturer Sanmina-SCI

5 February 2009
Finisar cuts costs after worse-than-expected 14% sales drop

5 February 2009
Microsemi claims smallest WiFi PA

5 February 2009
TriQuint launches module for converged 3G/4G RF devices

5 February 2009
RFMD launches GPS LNA module with integrated SAW filter

5 February 2009
CIGS PV maker HelioVolt appoints CEO and CFO as it prepares for ramp up

4 February 2009
QD Laser raises ¥700m to ramp production

4 February 2009
Aviza’s accelerated cost cutting yields profit despite 29% sales drop

3 February 2009
LED market to exceed $33bn by 2013

3 February 2009
Motorola’s handset revenue halves year-on-year as market share drops to 6.5%

3 February 2009
Skyworks names Jazz its 2008 Foundry Supplier of the Year

3 February 2009
PerkinElmer expands LED portfolio by acquiring Opto Technology

2 February 2009
Nichia and Luminus enter cross-licensing and manufacturing partnership

2 February 2009
Following the thread of LED efficiency droop

2 February 2009
China handset market to grow 7.7% in 2009

2 February 2009
Infinera makes quarterly loss but adds seven new customers

2 February 2009
Averdung assumes SUSS MicroTec CEO role ahead of schedule

2 February 2009
Nextreme ships high-voltage, low-current thermoelectric cooler module

January 2009

30 January 2009
Oplink’s revenues fall 12.5%

30 January 2009
40Gb/s shipments to grow 50% annually for next five years

30 January 2009
Lam goes into loss; revenues to drop a further 38%

30 January 2009
IXYS launches GaN RF power amplifier for WiMAX/WLAN

29 January 2009
RFMD generates cash flow despite 25% revenue drop

29 January 2009
UV LED market to grow to $250m in 2015

29 January 2009
Cree samples GaN HEMT microwave transistors for telecom applications

29 January 2009
Ascent Solar receives Colorado Governor’s Excellence in Renewable Energy award

29 January 2009
Nitronex launches industry’s first 200W GaN HEMT power transistor

29 January 2009
Pulsed RF power device market to grow solidly despite economy

28 January 2009
IQE reports 20% growth in 2008, despite Q4 inventory reductions

28 January 2009
Bookham and Avanex agree to merge

28 January 2009
Bookham improves cash balance despite 25% revenue drop

28 January 2009
Bookham VCSEL halves power consumption for consumer applications

28 January 2009
Intense to develop laser diode array modules for real-time label printing

28 January 2009
Cree to supply LED chips and packaging support to LG Display

28 January 2009
Opnext launches red laser for miniature display market

28 January 2009
Luminus’ PhlatLight LEDs power BenQ pocket projector

28 January 2009
Intense launches enhanced 793nm mini fiber package laser

28 January 2009
Bookham launches New Focus 200mW high-power laser

28 January 2009
Bookham launches 25W multi-emitter fiber-laser pump module

27 January 2009
Alfalight unveils surface-emitting DFB laser for lower-cost, high-power systems

27 January 2009
Bridgelux launches LED arrays for solid-state lighting

27 January 2009
Firecomms’ new MOST150 transceiver demoed by Hyundai

27 January 2009
Taiwan’s INER orders Aixtron MOCVD system for solar cells

26 January 2009
Oerlikon sells Esec and etch business units

26 January 2009
nLight raises $10.7m for integrated laser module product development

26 January 2009
Intense broadens range of mil-spec QCW bars and stacked arrays

26 January 2009
Osram launches blue laser for micro-projectors

26 January 2009
Bookham raises bar laser output to 200W; unveils 60W 30% fill-factor 808nm bar

26 January 2009
Jenoptik showcases TESAG epiwafer acquisition

23 January 2009
Cell-phone shipments fall 10% in Q4/2008

23 January 2009
Automatic meter reading and smart energy to lead 802.15.4/ZigBee use

23 January 2009
Avago launches first 10Gb/s parallel optic module with 120Gb/s data throughput

22 January 2009
3S launches its first 1064nm pump laser module for industrial applications

22 January 2009
Opto Tech and Nichia expand LED manufacturing collaboration

22 January 2009
ArimaEco to ship CPV modules to Spain’s ISFOC

22 January 2009
Digi-Key expands Cree portfolio to GaN HEMTs

22 January 2009
Matheson Tri-Gas expands for advanced semiconductor manufacturing and divests SEMI-GAS product line

21 January 2009
Lighting products sustain Cree's record revenues

21 January 2009
LED market to grow 2.9% in 2009, aided by LCD-TVs

21 January 2009
CIGS PV maker Solyndra opens European HQ

21 January 2009
Mintera claims first enhanced-DQPSK DWDM module

21 January 2009
Emcore completes sale of stake in WorldWater & Solar (Entech) for $5.9m

20 January 2009
ASM International cutting 200 jobs in Almere

20 January 2009
International Rectifier sues former CEO for theft of trade secrets

20 January 2009
Aixtron and Ovonyx partner to develop AVD for phase-change memory

20 January 2009
RFMD launches first fully integrated 5.8GHz transmitter for China's electronic toll collection standard

20 January 2009
Mitsubishi Electric launches record-power 110mW 638nm red laser for mobile color projectors

20 January 2009
ASMI and University of Helsinki renew ALD research agreement

19 January 2009
Sofradir wins MCT detector contract from Galileo Avionica

19 January 2009
JPSA ships laser-based LED lift-off system to FOREPI

19 January 2009
Taiwan’s Jenn Feng to start CIGS PV module production in June

19 January 2009
Edwards hires operations and technology director

19 January 2009
DILAS appoints E S Technology as UK and Ireland distributor

19 January 2009
AWR acquires STAAR for parallelized 3D FEM electromagnetic technology

19 January 2009
RUSNANO CEO to give keynote on Russian market at ISS Europe

16 January 2009
RPI cuts LED efficiency droop via polarization-matched GaInN/GaInN MQWs

16 January 2009
Motorola cuts 3000 more staff in Mobile Devices

16 January 2009
SMI opens applications lab for MOCVD of ZnO-based films

16 January 2009
Cree licenses GaN substrate technology to Mitsubishi Chemical

16 January 2009
First Solar to supply CdTe PV modules for first carbon-neutral city

16 January 2009
Bookham’s business with Nortel to continue on ordinary terms

16 January 2009
Anadigics appoints Motorola, AMD and Philips veteran as CEO

15 January 2009
Fraunhofer ISE raises multi-junction solar cell efficiency record to 41.1%

15 January 2009
Nortel files for bankruptcy protection during restructuring

15 January 2009
Firecomms secures $5m, plus long-term transceiver supply contract with Alps Electric

15 January 2009
Bridgelux awarded patent for surface-mountable LED chip

14 January 2009
Base-station semiconductor market to drop 12.3% per year to 2012

14 January 2009
California’s Indian Wells joins LED City program

14 January 2009
Riber grew 13% in 2008, driven by production MBE reactors

14 January 2009
Alfalight launches 808nm, 0.65W pump diode for green micro-lasers

14 January 2009
HRL becomes only compound fab to be Charter Member of SIA

13 January 2009
All-LED headlamps added to new V10 version of Audi R8

13 January 2009
UC Davis joins Cree’s LED University program

13 January 2009
KLA-Tencor cuts December-quarter guidance

13 January 2009
CVD Equipment doubles orders in 2008 to $29m

13 January 2009
Mitsubishi launches Ka-band plastic-package low-noise GaAs HEMT

13 January 2009
FBH orders Vistec litho system for GaAs and GaN R&D

12 January 2009
Opnext completes StrataLight acquisition

12 January 2009
Rudolph tailors fab management software to PV manufacturing

12 January 2009
BluGlass’s LED technology to be distributed in Japan by Itochu Plastics

12 January 2009
LTE base-station infrastructure market to grow to $8.6bn by 2013

12 January 2009
Ritek launches CIGS PV modules at CES

9 January 2009
SolFocus raises $47.5m to commercialize CPVs

9 January 2009
Luminus launches PhlatLight LED PT-121 chipset

9 January 2009
Copper indium disulfide PV maker Odersun appoints CEO to lead expansion phase

8 January 2009
RFMD generates $40m free cash flow; March quarter to be free cash flow positive

8 January 2009
TriQuint fab evacuated after HazMat incident during annual re-start  

7 January 2009
Aviza to exceed profit guidance for December quarter

7 January 2009
HelioVolt lays off staff

7 January 2009
Handset market grows just 7% in 2008

7 January 2009
ASM and SAFC Hitech partner on ALD of strontium- and barium-based ultra-high-k insulators

7 January 2009
Civcom adds RZ tunable 12.5G transponder to Free-Light range

7 January 2009
Avago launches energy-efficient 1W LED for solid-state lighting

6 January 2009
Cree’s LR24 recessed LED luminaires being installed in Pentagon

6 January 2009
Global Access and Infinera complete Japan’s first 100GbE demo

6 January 2009
Advanced Photonix to supply 40Gb/s receivers to transponder maker

5 January 2009
AXT expects Q4/2008 revenue down 27% on guidance

5 January 2009
LED lighting could save $1.8 trillion over 10 years

5 January 2009
Princeton reports new lasing mechanism in quantum cascade laser

5 January 2009
AXT renews GaAs substrate deal with IQE for up to $14.3m

5 January 2009
Emcore shareholder files class action lawsuit

5 January 2009
Light Blue Optics recruits VP of sales & marketing

5 January 2009
SMI licenses SiC MOCVD technology from Veeco

2 January 2009
Mimix launches 1.6GHz 30W power amplifier module

2 January 2009
Cree elects GlaxoSmithKline’s Ingram to board

2 January 2009
SiGe grows 42% to record revenue and shipments in 2008

 

 

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