MOCVD/MBE Related and Other Processing Equipment – CS/SSLnet

Aixtron on the Move

Following where the latest MOCVD platforms are going and who’s buying them is normally a clear indication of where the compound semi industry is headed. Platform manufacturer, Aixtron, of Aachen, Germany has made significant inroads in MOCVD technology worth special note. From their operations in Taiwan, news is that Arima …

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ITRI/OES and Aixtron Team to Promote MOCVD R&D in Taiwan

Taiwan technology catalyst organization, ITRI/OES and Aixtron of Germany’s new Taiwan operation in Hsinchu, have announced an agreement to “promote cooperation in the fields of MOCVD Technology for the Taiwanese Compound Semiconductor Industry (TCSI).” This cooperative effort includes “an Industrial Affiliation Program or other programs which offer industrial or scientific …

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Full Range of Sapphire Wafer Carriers Available from Maintech

Maintech, Inc., based in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania USA, is now offering sapphire wafer carriers for GaAs and other compound semiconductors. The Maintech carriers feature high chip resistance, are chemical resistant and are offered in sizes from 2″ to 6″ with and without perforations. Maintech notes that their sapphire carriers are …

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Lumileds Recruits GaNzilla for Stepped Up Green & Blue LED Production

The market for blue spectrum LEDs (which includes all colors in the blue hue, i.e. blue, green, cyan, violet, UV/white) is getting so enticing that it’s apparently time to bring on the monster machines geared specifically to make them. In the case of Lumileds Lighting, which entered the field as …

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Veeco/Applied Epi Merger Completed in Record Time

Veeco Instruments Inc. of New York has completed its merger with MBE equipment manufacturer, Applied Epi, Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota. Applied Epi received approximately 4 million shares of Veeco common stock and $30 million in cash. Edward H. Braun, Chairman, President and CEO of Veeco commented, “We are pleased …

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Genoa Quietly Ramps for InP LOA Production

InP-based device startup, Genoa Corporation in Fremont, California USA, is ramping for production of their recently launched linear optical amplifiers (LOAs) with the installation of two AIX 2000 MOCVD platforms. ” LOAs are noted are noted as among the first InP chip-based amplifiers capable of simultaneously amplifying multiple wavelengths of …

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