Equipment/Materials

Monocrystal Wins Industria-2018, the National Industrial Award of the Russian Federation

Monocrystal, a maker of sapphire wafer products, won the Industria-2018 award,  the national industrial award of the Russian Federation. The company picked up the award during an awards ceremony on July 9, at the international industrial expo Innoprom-2018, in Ekaterinburg, Russia. For the ceremony, Vice-Prime Minister Dmitriy Kozak gave the award to Monocrystal …

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DFB Laser Producer Production Qualifies IQE NanoImprint Lithography Technology

Cardiff, UK-based IQE, reported that a supplier of Distributed Feedback (DFB) lasers for the telecoms industry has production qualified IQE’s proprietary NanoImprint Lithography (NIL) technology. NanoImprint Lithography (NIL) technology uses precise imprints that are similar to rubber stamps in their function. These imprints are used to produce precise copies of …

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SDK Again Increases SiC Wafer Capacity

Showa Denko Kabushiki Kaisha (SDK) of Tokyo reported that the company intends to expand is production capacity of SiC sheets from 5000 wafers per month now to 7000 in September this year, and the company plans to attain production 9000 wafers in February 2019. After previously raising production capacity both …

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Plasma-Therm Acquires Plasma Etch Equipment Maker CORIAL

Plasma-Therm of St. Petersburg, Florida USA, a maker of plasma etch, deposition, and advanced semiconductor packaging equipment announced the successful acquisition of CORIAL, a France-based plasma processing equipment supplier. Plasma-Therm’s plasma-processing and advanced-packaging solutions are used in research, pilot manufacturing, and volume production of wireless, photonics, solid state lighting, MEMS/NEMS, …

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IIT Bombay Places Repeat Order for Riber Research MBE System

Riber of Bezons, France,  announced the order for a research MBE system from India. The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay), has ordered a research MBE system, Model Compact 21T. IIT Bombay intends to use the system to strengthen its research capabilities to develop new optoelectronic devices using quantum …

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Lumentum Orders Veeco K475i MOCVD System

Veeco Instruments Inc. of Plainview, New York USA reported that Lumentum Holdings Inc. ordered the Veeco K475i™ Arsenide/Phosphide (As/P) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System. Lumentum told Veeco that it plans to use the system to produce its semiconductor components for 3D sensing, high-speed fiber-optic communications, and laser-based materials …

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