Equipment/Materials

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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Monocrystal Debuts 350kg KY Sapphire Crystal

Monocrystal, a sapphire growing and processing company in Stravopol, Russia, recently unveiled the first 350 kg sapphire crystal. The company says that the 350 kg crystal is part of its technological roadmap that targets higher crystal uniformity and more efficient growth of large diameter ingots for optical, size-sensitive, and LED …

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ALLOS Semiconductors Establishes GaN-on-Si Growth Processes on Customer’s Aixtron and Veeco Reactors

ALLOS Semiconductors of Dresden, Germany reported that it established the firm’s epiwafer growth processes using a customer’s Aixtron G5 and Veeco K465i reactors. Therefore, in addition to providing the desired gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) epiwafers, the project gave the company a unique performance and cost comparison between Aixtron’s G5 …

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AKHAN Awarded Key Global Patent for Diamond Semiconductor Fabrication

AKHAN Semiconductor, a Chicago-based company that specializes in lab-grown, electronics-grade diamonds, reported that the Taiwan Patent Office issued the firm a key patent. The patent covers a method for fabricating diamond semiconductor materials. According to the firm, such diamond semiconductors have applications in aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, defense, military, and …

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Picosun and Hitachi Hightech to Collaborate on ECR-ALD Technology

Picosun Oy of Espoo, Finland and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation of Tokyo, Japan have announced a collaboration for the development of plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition (PE-ALD). The goal of the co-operation is to improve thin film coating technologies. Picosun says that the joint development from the two firms, Microwave Electron Cyclotron …

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