Substrates/Epi-Wafers

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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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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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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