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Cree, today announced that Wolfspeed is the new name for the Power and RF division of Cree. The company announced in May that it would separate the business into a standalone company.

The new name combines important elements of Cree’s culture and expertise and allows the Power and RF division to build brand equity while operating as a separate business. As a Cree Company, Wolfspeed will leverage Cree’s industry-leading brand, global footprint, scale and expertise to ensure a smooth transition for customers.

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“Apple will represent 20% of 2015 global sapphire consumption with its iPhone and watch sapphire components”, announces Eric Virey, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole). “But Lens Technology recently announced plans to raise US$942 million and invest US$532 million of the proceed to further increasing sapphire growth and finishing capacity”, he adds.

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Partners welcome to collaborate on extended R&D offering and bring GaN-based products to the market
World-leading nano-electronics research center imec announced today that it is extending its Gallium Nitride-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) R&D program, and is now offering joint research on GaN-on-Si 200mm epitaxy and enhancement mode device technology.

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For the 1st time, the “More than Moore” market research and strategy consulting company Yole and its partner CIOE propose a business place dedicated to the sapphire industry: 1st International Forum on Sapphire Market & Technologies.

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The 150 and 200 mm GaN-on-Si epiwafer technology transfer from ALLOS Semiconductors to Epistar was concluded in record time and with industry leading homogeneities and crystal quality.

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Sapphire is the key material for LED manufacturing. But in 2015, 20% of sapphire will be used in Apple’s iPhone, for the camera lens, fingerprint readers and heart rate monitors covers, and the Apple watch’s window. The new Yole Développement (Yole) report on Sapphire Applications & Market 2015: from LED to Consumer Electronic provides a complete update of all sapphire uses, from LED substrates to consumer applications.

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