AMO GmbH and RWTH Aachen University Jointly Establish Aachen Graphene & 2D-Materials Centre

RWTH Aachen University and nanolithography firm AMO GmbH, both Graphene Flagship Partners based in Germany, recently established a joint research center with the goal of efficiently bridging the gap between fundamental science and applications with graphene and related materials as the basis for electronics and photonics. The five founding Principal…

Osram Opto Semiconductors Purchases Aixtron 2800G4 Planetary Reactor

Aixtron SE reported that Osram Opto Semiconductors has purchased the company’s AIX 2800G4-TM Planetary system for fabricating mainly infrared-based high power lasers and LEDs based on gallium arsenide (GaAs). Osram Opto Semiconductors expects to use the high powered infrared lasers and LEDs in an increasing number of applications, particularly in…

CST Global Partners with University of Glasgow to Operate MOCVD System

UK firm CST Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB and an independent, III-V optoelectronic, semiconductor foundry, has reported that it is collaborating with the University of Glasgow to operate a metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system in its foundry facility. The University of Glasgow will own the system…

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Showa Denko to Acquire Nippon Steel’s SiC Related Assets

Showa Denko of Tokyo reported that the company is acquiring the assets of Nippon Steel related to sublimation recrystallization of silicon carbide (SiC) wafers for use in power semiconductors The company began producing SiC wafers in 2005 and has since worked on improving their technology. The company says it currently …

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II-VI Acquires Integrated Photonics

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