Equipment/Materials

Ulvac Opens Santa Clara Office

Ulvac Technologies, Inc. of Japan, a supplier of instrumentation, production systems, and vacuum pumps for high-tech industries has opened an office in Santa Clara, California. The company says that the Silicon Valley office location gives its West Coast customers easier access to the company’s sales and service operations. Ulvac points …

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BluGlass Helps Seren Photonics Transfer Semi-Polar GaN Template Process to MOCVD Platform

Australian firm BluGlass Limited has successfully facilitated for its customer, Seren Photonics Limited, the transfer of their GaN template process to the BluGlass MOCVD platform. Seren Photonics of the UK develops semi-polar gallium nitride (GaN) products. Since November 2016, BluGlass has been working with Seren (BluGlass News Release) with the …

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Veeco Acquisition of Ultratech Completed

Veeco Instruments Inc., a supplier of advanced thin film etch and deposition process equipment based in Plainview, New York USA, reported the completion of its acquisition of Ultratech, Inc (Ref: Coverage). Ultratech based in San Jose, California provides lithography, laser-processing and inspection systems for the fabrication of semiconductor devices and LEDs. …

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X-Fab and Exagan Demonstrate 200mm GaN-on-Silicon Production

X-FAB Silicon Foundries and Exagan, a start-up that specializes in gallium-nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology, demonstrated the ability to mass-production highly efficient, high-voltage power devices on 200-mm GaN-on-silicon wafers. The fabrication uses X-FAB’s standard CMOS production facility in Dresden, Germany. The production accomplishment resulted from a joint development agreement launched in …

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New Monocrystal Ultra-Clean Sapphire Wafers for MicroLEDs

Monocrystal releases UltraClean Sapphire wafers that are ideal for microLEDs

Monocrystal of Stravopol, Russia, announced the release of its new Ultra-Clean sapphire wafers. The company says it applied its cleaning technology to achieve a breakthrough in wafer surface quality. According to Monocrystal, high-precision optoelectronic applications including microLEDs require such high surface quality sapphire wafers. Furthermore, a number of leading LED producers are …

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Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics and Leibniz Association Form Research Fab Microelectronics Germany

The Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics is collaborating with the Leibniz Association on a cross-location research and development factory for microelectronics and nanoelectronics. They are calling this cross-location research and development technology pool, Research Fab Microelectronics Germany. Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the project. On April …

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EV Group Wins Austrian Innovation Award

EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment based in St. Florian, Austria, has received the 2017 Austrian Innovation Award, known as the “Staatspreis Innovation 2017”. Judges chose the award winning company from 485 competing firms in the 37th Austrian Innovation Awards. Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws) …

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Aixtron Delivers CRIUS MOCVD System to SEDI

The German firm, Aixtron SE reported that the company shipped a CRIUS MOCVD system with 4-inch wafer configuration to Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc. (SEDI) of Japan.SEDI intends to use the system to boost production of GaN-on-SiC (gallium nitride on silicon carbide) devices for RF data transfer applications such as …

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