Substrates/Epi-Wafers

HexaTech Launches 2-Inch AlN Substrates

HexaTech Inc. of Morrisville, North Carolina USA, launched its 2″ diameter aluminum nitride (AlN) substrate product line. a commercial supplier of single crystal AlN substrates is introducing this new product in conjunction with this week’s International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications (ICULTA‐2018) in Berlin, Germany. Hexatech points out …

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Veeco, AMEC, and SGL Settle Pending Litigation Worldwide

Veeco Instruments Inc. of Plainview, New York USA, Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC), and SGL Carbon SE (SGL), announced an agreement to settle the pending litigation among the parties and to amicably resolve all pending disputes. The settlement includes resolving Veeco’s lawsuit against SGL before the U.S. District Court for …

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MACOM and STMicroelectronics (ST) Agree to Develop GaN-on-Silicon for MACOM’s RF Applications

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. of Lowell, Massachusetts USA and STMicroelectronics of Switzerland announced an agreement to develop GaN (Gallium Nitride) on Silicon wafers. Under the terms of the agreement, ST will produce the GaN-on-Silicon wafers for MACOM’s use across an array of RF applications. While expanding MACOM’s source of …

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Plessey Begins Licensing GaN-on-Silicon Technology to MicroLED Makers

Plessey commenced an extensive licensing programme to license out its GaN-on-Silicon expertise to microLED producers. The licensing program is part of the company’s new goal of becoming the photonic industry’s foremost technology platform provider. The company contends that GaN-on-Silicon is the only technology platform capable of addressing all of the …

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II-VI and USF Complete First Phase of Diamond on Silicon Development Project for 5G

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, reported that in collaboration with the University of South Florida (USF) the company achieved a key research milestone in developing thin-film diamond on silicon technology for 5G wireless communications. Mobile communications service providers plan to enhance their high-speed broadband services with 5G wireless. This …

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Sumitomo’s SiC Epitaxial Wafer Mass Production Begins

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has begun mass producing a high-quality SiC epitaxial wafer, “EpiEra™”. The company claims that their new SiC epitaxial wafers feature a wafer area which is more than 99% defect free of defects. Sumitomo Electric reports that the company has successfully developed a high-quality SiC epitaxial wafer, …

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