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Fox Group signs fifth license for its silicon carbide patents
This is the fifth non-exclusive and royalty-bearing license agreement Fox Group has signed for its patents related to silicon carbide, a compound semiconductor substrate material. Details of the patent license were not disclosed.

"Having just signed the ...
 
Sumitomo Chemical, Samsung LED team up for sapphire substrates
This joint venture will initially start with an LED sapphire substrate business, aiming to become a comprehensive provider of LED-related materials in the future. Sumitomo revealed that its wholly-owned subsidiary Dongwoo Fine- Chem, which is headquartered in Seoul, commenced ...
 
II-VI expanding SiC operations in Mississippi
The firm says that the devices should enable dramatic increases in efficiency for a wide range of applications related to energy conversion and switching, including commercial hybrid vehicles, smart-grid power switching, green (windmill and solar) energy generation, and ...
 
Wide-bandgap electronics alliance formed in Taiwan
Wide-bandgap materials are often used in applications involving operation at high temperature and high power (above what can be withstood by narrow bandgap materials like silicon).

Alliance members are divided into groups for developing substrate materials, ...
 
Cree launches industry’s first surface-mount 1200-V silicon carbide schottky diode
Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, announces the availability of the industry’s first commercial 1200-V surface-mount SiC Schottky diode. Packaged in an industry-standard surface-mount TO-252 D-Pak, the Schottky diodes ...
 
Cree and Zumtobel extend strategic agreement for LED downlights to accelerate LED lighting revolution
“Cree and Zumtobel see the LED lighting revolution taking hold in Europe and we are excited to sign this agreement and to continue to work together,” said Ty Mitchell, vice president and general manager, Cree LED Lighting. “Zumtobel is a market-leading ...
 
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Thales and CEA-Leti join forces to combine unique expertise in III-V semiconductors and silicon technologies
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Thales and CEA-Leti today announced that CEA-Leti has joined the III-V Lab in a move to strengthen the industrial research capabilities of the R&D center, already Europe’s most advanced in the field of III-V semiconductors. The new ...
 
6” wafer capability for CPV solar applications
IQE has been supplying the global chip industry as a pure-play contract manufacturer for more than two decades and is established in GaAs based epiwafer products for wireless applications including RF components for mobile phone handsets. The Group has been working with a ...
 
Nordson ASYMTEK fluid dispensers jet precisely into narrow cavities to improve side-view LED manufacturing process
Nordson ASYMTEK, a leader in dispensing, coating, and jetting technologies, introduces jet dispensing for manufacturing side-view LEDs. The system jets 0.1 to 0.2 mm dots through windows as small as 0.4 mm into the LED cavities. Side-view LEDs illuminate the displays in ...
 
Samsung selects Veeco MOCVD system for advanced GaN-based power electronics research
According to William J. Miller, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Veeco's Compound Semiconductor Business, "Being selected as a research partner for GaN on Si by SAIT is an important strategic R&D win for Veeco. We look forward to continuing to work with SAIT to ...
 
Monocrystal ships 8-inch C-plane sapphire substrates to leading LED maker
The company points out that it was relatively recently that industry players discussed employing larger than 2-inch sapphire substrates for LED production. At that time, the discussion reportedly revolved around advantages and benefits of switching to 3- vs 4-inch substrates. ...
 
Fox Group signs another license for its silicon carbide patents
This is the fourth non-exclusive and royalty-bearing license agreement Fox Group has signed for its patents related to silicon carbide, a compound semiconductor substrate material. Details of the patent license were not disclosed. "Fox Group is pleased to sign another ...
 
All American expands its semiconductor lineup with Genesic semiconductor
The company’s cost-effective silicon technology is available with quick lead times and offers the best forward voltage drop in the industry.

GeneSiC’s silicon carbide products feature a high operating temperature range, small heat sink requirements ...
 
SemiSouth orders largest commercial capacity SiC Planetary Reactor from Aixtron
The system will be delivered in second-quarter 2011 and commissioned by local Aixtron support team, then used for the production of power silicon carbide (SiC) junction field-effect transistor (JFET) and Schottky barrier diode (SBD) microelectronic devices.

 
Purification process boosts GaN output
The NCSU inventors predict that LEDs, power transistors and other devices cast in GaN will be able to double their outputs by switching to the new process.

The process, invented by EE professor Salah Bedair and materials-science professor Nadia El-Masry, ...
 
Voids cut defects 2–3 orders of magnitude in GaN-on-sapphire
Normally, dislocations generated at the GaN/sapphire interface run through the crystalline structure of the GaN films until they reach the surface. The researchers started with a GaN film that was 2 microns thick and embedded half of that thickness with large voids that were ...
 
GT Solar sells $33 million in sapphire furnaces for LEDs to Korea's OCI
Merrimack, New Hampshire-based GT Solar rose 19 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $10.97 at 1:20 p.m. in Nasdaq Stock Market trading.

This is GT Solar’s third order in two months for its furnaces, following sales in December to two Chinese manufacturers entering ...
 
Dow Corning joins the imec GaN affiliation program
The program focuses on the development of the next generation GaN power devices and LEDs. The collaboration between Dow Corning and imec will concentrate on bringing the GaN epi-technology on silicon wafers to a manufacturing scale.

Due to the combination of ...
 
kLA-Tencor launches Candela® 8620 inspection system for high brightness led manufacturing
KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC), the world’s leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related industries, introduced its new Candela® 8620 substrate and epitaxy (epi) wafer inspection system. Designed for high...
 
KLA-Tencor launches Klarity® LED defect analysis system and ICOS®WI-2220 led wafer inspector to help manufacturers reduce costs
KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC), the world’s leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related industries, introduced KLARITY® LED—an automated analysis and defect data management system for ...
 
ISS Europe 2011 - Connect to the European Semiconductor Community through SEMI
The annual SEMI ISS Europe (Industry Strategy Symposium) is the recognized industry event in Europe and a must-attend for every executive leader of the industry. Keep yourself informed about the latest developments and strategies, and network with your peers in a convenient ...
 
CoorsTek acquires Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics Business
The company's purchase augmenting the 44 facilities on four continents that the company owns or operates.

The company purchase adds six manufacturing facilities in Europe, four in the United States, one each in Canada, Mexico, and Brazil, and distribution and ...
 
LEDs on Ostendo/TDI’s semi-polar GaN 2.5x brighter than c-plane LEDs
In 2008, Ostendo and TDI entered into an Information Exchange Agreement with Xerox Corp subsidiary Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) to make semi-polar GaN wafers available on which PARC could grow LED and laser diode structures, and to independently validate and report the ...
 
Rubicon opens sapphire polishing facility In Malaysia
The plant in Penang, Malaysia will be responsible for labor-intensive crystal polishing processes, significantly expanding the firm’s production capacity for large-diameter (6-, 8- and 12-inch) polished wafers.

As the only vertically integrated ...
 
San Chih’s revenue for sapphire ingots to overtake silicon wafers in 2H11
San Chih’s sapphire ingot facility and equipment went online in fourth-quarter 2010 and began contributing to revenue in November. December’s sales should rise to NT$7m (US$234,000), about 10–15% of overall monthly revenue.

San Chih will have ...
 
Thermal Technology launches commercial Kyropoulos sapphire crystal grower
Several systems are currently in use at a customer's facility producing 250mm diameter by 400mm long crystals grown in the Kyropoulos method.  The newly designed model K1 Kyropoulos Crystal Grower is suitable for LED substrate production.  The tool's short cycle time...
 
Monocrystal expands LED industry prospects by introducing 10-inch sapphire substrate
The LED industry continues shifting to larger diameter substrates as it strives to achieve higher cost savings and to increase production throughput of quality LED chips to bring LED lighting closer to its widespread use.

Driven by its strong commitment to ...
 
Soitec and Sumitomo Electric announce collaboration on development of engineered GaN substrates
Soitec, the world’s leading supplier of engineered substrates and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., a leading worldwide provider of compound semiconductor materials, announced today they are working together to develop engineered gallium nitride (GaN) substrates. The ...
 
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. to begin large scale production of 2-inch diameter semipolar/nonpolar GaN substrates for green lasers
The company anticipates that these materials will improve the performance of green semiconductor lasers and white LEDs. Thus far, the company has successfully devised manufacturing technologies that inhibit piezoelectric effects on polarized substrates, thereby improving ...
 
AZZURRO Semiconductors accelerates growth with global investors
The EUR 14.5 million investment round was provided by new investors Wellington Partners, Good Energies and Emerald Technology Ventures and was joined by existing investors Cedrus Private Equity and IBG Innovationsfonds (managed by GoodVent).

AZZURRO is a ...
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