Equipment/Materials

X-Fab to Double 6-Inch SiC Process Capacity

X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE of Tessenderlo, Belgium, plans to double their 6-inch Silicon Carbide (SiC) process capacity at its Lubbock, Texas fab to meet increased demand for high-efficiency power semiconductors. X-FAB’s Lubbock, Texas manufacturing site is certified for automotive manufacturing according to the new IATF-16949:2016 International Automotive Quality Management System …

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Agnitron Develops Gallium Oxide MOCVD

Agnitron Technology of Eden Prairie, Minnesota USA reported that the company has developed a new metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) growth capability for growing beta-phase gallium oxide (β-Ga2O3) films with an order of magnitude improvement to background concentration levels. The company presented the new growth capability at the 2018 …

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Max Planck Institute Purchases Veeco GEN10 Automated MBE Cluster System for Research into Oxide-Nitride Layer Structures

Plainview, New York USA-based Veeco Instruments Inc. reported that the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle (Saale), Germany (MPI-MSP) ordered the dual chamber GEN10™ automated molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) cluster system. The Max Planck Institute cited reliability and the ability to customize the system as critical factors in its …

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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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