Crystals & Boules

GT Advanced Technologies Acquires Assets of Twin Creeks Technologies; Plans to Streamline Business

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. of Nashua, New Hampshire USA has acquired certain capital assets and intellectual property of Twin Creeks Technologies, Inc., a privately owned developer of an ion implanter technology. The technology reportedly enables the production of lower cost thin substrates with minimal material (kerf) loss. The assets were …

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NTNU Researchers Grow GaAs Nanowires on Graphene and Form Spin-off, CrayoNano

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have successfully grown GaAs nanowires on graphene. The technology underpinning their approach was recently described in a publication of Nano Letters. The patented method of growing semiconductor nanowires on atomically thin graphene uses MBE (molecular beam epitaxy) to grow the …

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Rubicon Develops Sapphire Growth Platform to Produce Large Windows for Military and Industrial Applications

Rubicon Technology, Inc. based in Bensenville, Illinois USA, a provider of sapphire substrates, announced a project, dubbed Large-Area Net-shape Crystal Extraction (LANCE). The project, which involves a newly developed and distinct growth platform, aims to produce large-area sapphire windows of optical quality for military sensing applications.

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Nippon Steel Produces First Six-inch Diameter Single Crystal SiC Waffer in Lab

Nippon Steel Corporation reports having successfully developed six-inch diameter silicon carbide (SiC) single-crystal wafers in a project partially funded through NEDO. SiC wafers help reduce power loses in many high power electronics applications. The company says that the 6-inch waffer is expected to increase the efficiency of SiC device production …

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Kyma and Sinmat to Cooperatively Provide Advanced Crystal Fabrication Services

Kyma Technologies, Inc., of Raleigh, North Carolina USA, a supplier of crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum nitride (AlN) materials, and Sinmat Inc., a provider of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) technologies for wide band-gap materials, have entered into an agreement to cooperate with each other. The cooperative agreement is in …

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