Equipment/Materials

Osram Opto Semiconductors Gives Monocrystal ‘Integration Partner’ Status

Monocrystal, a Russian-based synthetic sapphire growing and processing firm, reported that Osram Opto Semiconductors has awarded the company the status of “Integration Partner.” The Integration Partner status gives Monocrystal the highest possible supplier grade with Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH. Osram operates an efficient Supplier Classification Program to evaluate and qualify …

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Veeco Banned from Importing or Selling EPIK 700 MOCVD Systems in China Due to AMEC Patent Ruling, and Company Plans Appeal

Veeco reported that on December 7, 2017, the Fujian High Court issued a ruling applicable in China without giving notice to Veeco and without hearing Veeco’s position about the alleged infringement. The Fujian High Court ruled that Veeco Shanghai must stop importing, making, selling and offering to sell the company’s …

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Focus Lightings Orders Veeco Several Epik 868 MOCVD Systems

Chinese firm Focus Lightings has ordered multiple Veeco TurboDisc EPIK 868 Systems to boost LED production, according to an announcement from Veeco Instruments. Veeco plans to ship the order for the Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems to Focus Lightings’ Suzhou, China manufacturing facility. Focus Lightings’ LEDs are utilized …

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Solliance Achieves New Perovskite Efficiency World Record with R2R Fabrication

Solliance reports that the consortium’s perovskite-based photovoltaics have achieved module-level aperture area conversion efficiency of 12.2% and world record cell-level conversion efficiency of 13.5%. The company used roll-to-roll (R2R) production processes.  This latest record follows the consortium’s previous perovskite cell world record reported earlier this year. Perovskite-based solar cells promise …

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Xiamen Changelight Orders Aixtron MOCVD Tools for ROY LED Production

German company Aixtron SE reported that its long-term customer, Chinese optoelectronics supplier Xiamen Changelight Co., Ltd ordered multiple AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD cluster tools. Aixtron says that Xiamen Changelight plans to utilize the MOCVD cluster tools to raise its production capacity for fabricating gallium arsenide-based (GaAs) red, orange, and yellow (ROY) …

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Akhan Semiconductor Issued Japanese Patent for Diamond Semiconductor Fabrication

Akhan Semiconductor of Chicago, Illinois USA, reported that the Japan Patent Office has awarded the company a patent covering a process for producing diamond semiconductor materials. Such diamond semiconductor materials can be utilized in aerospace, automotive, military, defense, telecommunications, and consumer electronics applications. The Japanese patent granted to Akhan, JP6195831 …

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