Metals and Precursors

Transphorm Granted Exclusive Licensing Rights to Furukawa Electric's Gallium Nitride (GaN) Patent Portfolio

Transphorm Inc. of Goleta, California reports that it has obtained a sole worldwide license to Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.’s Gallium Nitride (GaN) power device portfolio. The portfolio includes about 40 U.S. issued patents and 110 Japanese issued patents. Under the terms of the agreement, Transphorm has certain rights to sublicense …

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GigOptix On-Track to Doubling Revenue from Wireless Product Line with E-Band Radio Chipset Order

GigOptix, Inc based in San Jose, California USA, has received a $1.5 million order for E-Band Radio chipsets for point-to-point (PtP) wireless backhaul. Additionally, the company appointed industry veteran Sushil Kumar to the newly created position of Sr. Director of IC Development for the Wireless Product Line. The appointment is …

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USPTO Finds the Patent Asserted by Everlight/Emcore to be Invalid

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ruled that all the claims of Emcore’s U.S. Patent No. 6,653,215 (the “’215 Patent”) are not unique enough compared to prior art to be patentable. The USPTO issued a Final Written Decision in inter partes review (“IPR”) proceeding IPR2012-000005 on February 11. …

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Vital Materials got an agreement with Hangzhou Jinjiang Group to form a venture for the production of Gallium

In Dec. 2013, Vital Materials entered into an agreement with Hangzhou Jinjiang Group to form a joint venture for the production of Gallium.The joint venture operation will produce 60mt annually. Hangzhou Jinjiang Group was established in 1993 with a focus on energy, non-ferrous metals and chemical products. It is one …

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Soitec and IntelliEPI to Collaborate in Supplying Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Market

Soitec, based in Bernin, France, and Intelligent Epitaxy Technology, Inc. of Taiwan have signed a collaborative agreement to better serve the GaAs market. Gallium arsenide (GaAs) is a III-V semiconductor used in the manufacture of devices such as microwave frequency integrated circuits, monolithic microwave integrated circuits, infrared LEDs, laser diodes, …

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