Equipment/Materials

Hua Hong Semiconductor Introduces Third Generation SJNFET Process Platform

Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited of Hong Kong, a pure-play 200mm foundry, reports that it has concluded the Stage I of its R&D for the third-generation Super Junction MOSFET (SJNFET) process platform. The company plans to introduce its process platform to the market gradually during the first half of 2017. Hua …

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University of Illinois Researchers Develop Potentially Scalable Process for Fabricating GaN-on-Si HEMTs

Researchers from the University of Illinois recently advanced gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon transistor technology. They reportedly optimized the composition of the device’s semiconductor layers. Working with industry partners IBM and Veeco, the team formed the high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) structure on a 200 mm silicon substrate using a process that …

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Researchers Improve Crystal Quality of AlGaN

Researchers at Changshu Institute of Technology and Southeast University and in China have improved the crystal quality of a-plane aluminum gallium nitride (AlGaN). The AlGaN was created with Al content of 60% to 68 %. The researchers fabricated the material with metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) on r-plane sapphire [Jianguo …

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Aixtron to Voluntarily Delist from NASDAQ

Financially ailing, German MOCVD equipment maker, Aixtron reported that it plans to voluntarily delist its American Depositary Shares (ADSs) from The NASDAQ Global Select Market. The company also said that it intends to deregister and terminate its reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Aixtron says …

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Osram Opto Orders Veeco MOCVD and Processing Systems

U.S.-based Veeco Instruments Inc. reported that Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH has ordered Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) and Precision Surface Processing (PSP) systems for its Kulim, Malaysia facility. The order is the first time in recent memory that a major German company has selected MOCVD and processing systems from …

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GCI Abandons All Acquisition Plans for Aixtron

After President Barack Obama moved to block the proposed acquisition of Aixtron SE’s U.S. business (Ref: article), Grand Chip Investment has abandoned its attempted acquisition. Grand Chip Investment reported that the offer to acquire Aixtron has lapsed because the agreement requires that Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States …

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II-VI Epiworks Begins Expansion

The II-VI EpiWorks Division of II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, reported that it is beginning construction on a state-of-the-art production facility in Champaign, Illinois. II-VI Epiworks expects to complete the expansion by mid-2017. “Immediately after merging with II-VI in February, we ordered three new MOCVD production tools and filled …

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