Metal-Organics, Chemicals, Gases and Related Systems

Oxford Instruments wins order from Bridgelux

Oxford Instruments wins order from Bridgelux Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT), leader in etch, deposition and growth processes and systems, today announced an order from Bridgelux, Inc., for a System800 Plus Batch PECVD and a System133 ICP 380 Batch Etch tool. Bridgelux is a leading manufacturer of energy saving light-emitting …

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IHS Predicts Non-Tradition Uses of Sapphire and LED Demand are Will Drive a Jump in Sapphire Demand

IHS predicts that increased non-traditional uses of sapphire and the increasing production of LEDs for lighting will lead to a jump in sapphire demand. Apple and other smartphone makers have begun using transparent sapphire substrates in covers for camera lenses, home buttons, and displays because they are more scratch-resistant than …

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GaAs Device Market Posts Slight Growth for 2012 with Additional Growth Predicted

According to Strategy Analytics, a strong close to 2012 allowed the GaAs device market to eke out a small gain and record revenue for the year. This growth was primarily the result of the cellular segment, while most other segments for GaAs devices were flat or declining for the year. …

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Displaybank Forecasts Demand for Precursor will Double with Expected LED Market Boom

Global demand for precursor, a material used in manufacturing of LEDs, is set to more than double from 2012 to 2016, as the market for LED lighting booms, according to Displaybank, now part of IHS. Displaybank predicts that the market for precursor used in the metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) …

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5N Plus to Open New Gallium Chemicals Facility in South Korea

5N Plus Inc of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, a specialty metal and chemical products company, plans to open a new gallium chemicals facility in South Korea to meet the growing demand for gallium in LED manufacturing in North-East Asia. <p> 5N Plus offers purified metals such as bismuth, gallium, germanium, indium, …

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Air Liquide to Acquire Electronics Materials Company, Voltaix

Air Liquide of Paris, France, has signed an agreement to acquire Voltaix Inc., a U.S.-based electronics materials company. The acquisition is expected to close later this summer, pending applicable regulatory approvals. Air Liquide, with its ALOHA™ product line, supplies precursors for semiconductor manufacturing. Precursors are molecules with specific physical and …

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Aixtron to Lead Production Work in Graphene Flagship Project

Aixtron SE reported that it is a key partner in the recently announced European Union (EU) Future Emerging Technology (FET) flagship project “Graphene”. As part of the consortium, Aixtron will bring its expertise in deposition processes for graphene and will lead the production work of the project. Chalmers University of …

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Quantum Materials Corporation Supplies Tetrapod Quantum Dots to U.S. Government

Quantum Materials Corporation based in Carson City, Nevada USA, has recently developed and delivered customized tetrapod QD samples for applications being developed by Department of Energy National Lab researchers. QMC has also agreed to supply customized tetrapod quantum dots to a U.S. government defense related agency in support of a …

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