Semiconductors

  • OIF completes implementation agreement interoperability specs for CFP2-DCO and HB-CDM modules
    on May 21, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) — the global industry forum accelerating market adoption of advanced interoperable optical networking solutions — has completed two new implementation agreements (IAs): the CFP2-Digital Coherent Optics Module (CFP2-DCO) and High Bandwidth- Coherent Driver Modulator (HB-CDM) IAs... […]

  • Qorvo cuts June-quarter financial guidance due to US action against Huawei
    on May 21, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    In response to the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) adding Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and 68 of its affiliates to its ‘Entity List’ prohibiting the sale to Huawei of products covered by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) without obtaining an appropriate export license, Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA has updated the financial guidance it provided on 7 May for its fiscal first-quarter 2020 (to end-June 2019) and full-year 2020... […]

  • Osram launches its first quantum dot LED
    on May 21, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    In booth #1701 at the LIGHTFAIR International 2019 trade show in Philadelphia, PA (19–23 May), Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany is showcasing its first quantum dot (QD) LED... […]

  • Akash appoints space industry veteran Montauti as VP of radios
    on May 21, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Akash Systems Inc of San Francisco, CA, USA – which is focused on developing and supplying small satellites (CubeSats) and the RF power amplifiers (based on GaN-on-diamond) that power them – has appointed industry veteran Fabrizio Montauti as VP of radios. Montauti has 30 years of radio frequency (RF) communications experience from his work delivering radio technologies to the global space satellite communications market... […]

  • Lumentum reduces June-quarter financial guidance after USA adds Huawei to Entity List
    on May 21, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Optical and photonic optical component and subsystem maker Lumentum Holdings Inc of Milpitas, CA, USA says it intends to fully comply with the recent US Department of Commerce’s imposed license requirements for the export, re-export and/or in-country transfer of all items subject to US export control regulations to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd of Shenzhen, China and designated affiliates of Huawei. This follows the Department of Commerce adding Huawei to its ‘Entity List’. Lumentum has consequently discontinued all shipments to Huawei effective as of the date that the licensing requirements went into effect and says that it cannot predict when it will be able to resume shipments... […]

  • MMIC market growing at 10.6% CAGR from $7.7bn to $12.7bn by 2024
    on May 20, 2019 at 6:28 am

    The monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6% from $7.7bn in 2019 to $12.7bn by 2024, according to a report from Global Information Inc... […]

  • Mini-LED backlit displays to appear in 2019 and challenge OLEDs
    on May 20, 2019 at 6:27 am

    After three years of mini-LED backlight technology development, mini-LEDs will finally make an official appearance on displays in 2019 and compete directly with organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), according to the ‘2019 Mini LED and HDR High-End Display Market Report’ by LEDinside (a division of TrendForce)... […]

  • MACOM appoints board member Daly as president & CEO, succeeding John Croteau
    on May 17, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which makes semiconductors, components and subassemblies for RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and lightwave applications) has appointed Stephen G. Daly (who has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry) as president & CEO, succeeding John Croteau, who resigned on 15 May... […]

  • LiGenTec’s board gains photonics & sensors executive
    on May 17, 2019 at 9:32 am

    LiGenTec SA of Lausanne, Switzerland, a manufacturer of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and chip-based components, has appointed Dr Thomas Hessler as a member of its board of directors... […]

  • SETi & Seoul Viosys showcasing UV LED technology advances in horticultural lighting
    on May 17, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Sensor Electronics Technology Inc (SETi) of Columbia, SC, USA – a division of South Korean LED maker Seoul Semiconductor and UV LED product maker Seoul Viosys that manufactures UV-A, UV-B and UV-C deep-ultraviolet LEDs (emitting at wavelengths shorter than 365nm) – is participating at the LIGHTFAIR International 2019 trade show at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA (19–23 May), exhibiting with Seoul Semiconductor in booth #3101... […]

  • UnitedSiC adds seven TO220-3L- and D2PAK-3L-packaged SiC FETs to 650V product portfolio
    on May 17, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor maker United Silicon Carbide Inc (USCi) of Monmouth Junction, NJ, USA has added seven new TO220-3L and D2PAK-3L device/package combinations to its UJ3C (general purpose) and UF3C (hard switched) series of 650V SiC field-effect transistors (FETs)... […]

  • Altum RF opens office on Eindhoven University of Technology campus
    on May 17, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Altum RF of Eindhoven, The Netherlands (a start-up that designs high-performance millimeter-wave to digital solutions for next-generation markets and applications) has announced the opening of its office located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology... […]

  • Lumentum’s growth in ROADM and fiber-laser capacity outweighs drop in 3D sensing laser revenue
    on May 16, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    For fiscal third-quarter 2019 (to end-March), optical and photonic optical component and subsystem maker Lumentum Holdings Inc of Milpitas, CA, USA has reported revenue of $432.9m, up 15.8% on $373.7m last quarter and 44.9% on $298.8m a year ago, boosted by a full quarter of revenue from the acquisition on 10 December of optical communications component and module maker Oclaro Inc of San Jose, CA, USA as well as continued strong growth in Telecom transport products and Commercial Lasers... […]

  • MACOM showcasing RF and microwave portfolio for 5G at IMS
    on May 15, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    In booth #532 at the IEEE’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2019) at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston, MA, USA (4–6 June), MACOM Technology Solutions Inc is showcasing its gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) portfolio, millimeter-wave (mmW) portfolio and other high-performance MMIC and diode products, including new product offerings optimized for 5G connectivity, wireless basestations, radar, test & measurement, industrial, cooking, scientific and medical RF applications... […]

  • Leti develops CMOS-driven micro-LEDs with simplified transfer process that eliminates TFT backplane
    on May 15, 2019 at 11:59 am

    On 14 May during Display Week 2019 in San Jose, CA, USA, micro/nanotechnology R&D center CEA-Leti of Grenoble, France has presented a paper on new technology for fabricating high-performance gallium nitride (GaN) micro-LED displays for applications ranging from smart watches to TVs with no size limit... […]

  • New technique could pave way to simple color tuning of monolithically integrated GaN LEDs
    on May 15, 2019 at 6:56 am

    A team at Lehigh University, West Chester University, Osaka University and the University of Amsterdam has demonstrated a new technique that could enable simple color tuning of gallium nitride (GaN)-based LEDs simply by changing the time sequence at which the operating current is provided to the device (ACS Photonics, ‘Color-Tunablility in GaN LEDs Based on Atomic Emission Manipulation under Current Injection’)... […]

  • Cree chosen as silicon carbide partner for Volkswagen’s FAST program
    on May 14, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has been selected as the exclusive silicon carbide (SiC) partner for Volkswagen Group’s ‘Future Automotive Supply Tracks’ initiative (FAST). The aim of FAST is to work together to implement technical innovations more quickly than before and to realize global vehicle projects more efficiently and effectively... […]

  • Lumileds launches LUXEON Fusion technology for white light tuning and selection with simplified fixture manufacturing process
    on May 14, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Lumileds LLC of San Jose, CA, USA has launched LUXEON Fusion, a platform technology that delivers what is claimed to be unprecedented white color selection while streamlining fixture manufacturing... […]

  • Jasper Display and Plessey demo first GaN-on-Si monolithic full-HD micro-LED bonded displays
    on May 14, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Plessey Semiconductors Ltd of Plymouth, UK, which is developing micro-LED technology for augmented-reality and mixed-reality (AR/MR) display applications, has announced a milestone in development of its monolithic micro-LED displays alongside its backplane partner Jasper Display Corp (JDC), a fabless semiconductor company based in Taiwan with R&D in Santa Clara, CA, USA... […]

  • IQE appoints non-executive director, chairing Audit Committee
    on May 14, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Epiwafer foundry and substrate maker IQE plc of Cardiff, Wales, UK has appointed Mrs Carol Chesney as non-executive director to the board. She will chair the Audit Committee, in addition to serving as a member of IQE’s Nomination and Remuneration Committees... […]

  • Cree completes sale of Cree Lighting to Ideal Industries
    on May 14, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has completed the sale (announced on 15 March) of its Lighting Products business unit (Cree Lighting, including the LED lighting fixtures, lamps and corporate lighting solutions business for commercial, industrial and consumer applications) to Inc of Sycamore, IL, USA... […]

  • Emcore’s quarterly revenue grows 16.7% year-on-year to $21.7m
    on May 13, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    For its fiscal second-quarter 2019 (ended 31 March), Emcore Corp of Alhambra, CA, USA – which provides indium phosphide (InP)-based optical chips, components, subsystems and systems for the broadband and specialty fiber-optics markets – has reported revenue of $21.7m, down 9.4% on $24m last quarter but up 16.7% on $18.6m a year ago... […]

  • University of Illinois’ Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory renamed after Nick Holonyak Jr
    on May 13, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) says that (pending board of trustees approval) its Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL) is to be renamed the Nick Holonyak Jr Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, in honor of the three-time Illinois alumnus (BSEE in 1950, MSEE in 1951, PhD in 1954), who was the first graduate student of two-time Nobel Laureate John Bardeen... […]

  • Aixtron named by Gartner as MOCVD market leader for third consecutive year, at 46% share
    on May 13, 2019 at 11:17 am

    According to the report ‘Market Share: Semiconductor Wafer Fab Equipment, Worldwide, 2018’ by Gartner, for a third consecutive year deposition equipment maker Aixtron SE of Herzogenrath, near Aachen, Germany maintained its position as market leader for metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment, with a 46% share, ahead of the USA’s Veeco at 27% and China’s AMEC at 23%, while the MOCVD market grew from $401m in 2017 to $553m in 2018... […]

  • Soitec expanding engineered substrate portfolio into GaN by acquiring EpiGaN
    on May 13, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Soitec of Bernin, near Grenoble, France, which makes engineered substrates including silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers, has agreed to acquire EpiGaN nv of Hasselt, near Antwerp, Belgium – which supplies gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) and gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) epitaxial wafers – for €30m in cash plus an additional earn-out payment based on completion of certain milestones. EpiGaN will be integrated as one of Soitec’s business units... […]

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