Substrates/Epi-Wafers

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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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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University of Illinois Researchers Develop Potentially Scalable Process for Fabricating GaN-on-Si HEMTs

Researchers from the University of Illinois recently advanced gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon transistor technology. They reportedly optimized the composition of the device’s semiconductor layers. Working with industry partners IBM and Veeco, the team formed the high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) structure on a 200 mm silicon substrate using a process that …

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Researchers Improve Crystal Quality of AlGaN

Researchers at Changshu Institute of Technology and Southeast University and in China have improved the crystal quality of a-plane aluminum gallium nitride (AlGaN). The AlGaN was created with Al content of 60% to 68 %. The researchers fabricated the material with metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) on r-plane sapphire [Jianguo …

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BluGlass and IQE Collaborate on Nitride Film Fabrication

Australian company, BluGlass Limited reported that it has entered into a formal Collaboration Agreement with IQE a producer of advanced semiconductor wafer products. Major global chip companies use IQE products to produce the high-performance components for applications including smartphone and wireless infrastructure and base stations, Wi-Fi, GPS, and satellite communications, …

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Monocrystal PV Technology (Changzhou) was issued first in China ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

Stavropol, Russia – Monocrystal, a global leading supplier of synthetic sapphire and PV metallization pastes, today announced that its Chinese subsidiary Monocrystal PV Technology (Changzhou) became ISO 9001:2015 certified.   In June, Monocrystal PV was issued the latest edition of ISO 9001 certificate by an international service corporation TÜV SÜD Shanghai. Monocrystal …

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Kyma and Quora Partner on GaN Material Development

Kyma Technologies of Raleigh, North Carolina USA, and Quora Technology have announced a strategic partnership to develop and commercialize GaN substrate materials. Kyma’s GaN materials products include GaN templates and free-standing GaN substrates. Quora Technology is a new privately held Silicon Valley fabless technology startup that is currently commercializing its …

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Monocrystal Signs Cooperation Agreement with the Leading Financial Institution

Stavropol, Russia–Monocrystal, a leading supplier of synthetic sapphire and PV metallization pastes to the world market, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Russian state corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs VEB during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016. The document implies VEB’s investment in the significant …

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