Crystals & Boules

TDI’s 35mm Boule is "True Bulk GaN"

A relatively small but extremely smart, privately held USA company called Technologies and Devices International, Inc. (TDI) which is based in Gaithersburg, Maryland (near Washington DC) and growing fast, is the first to accomplish the admirable goal of producing the compound semi industry’s first true bulk gallium nitride (GaN) boule. …

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RF Micro Devices to Acquire GaN-based RF Nitro

One of the compound semi industry’s prime suppliers of epitaxy-based devices, RF Micro Devices of Greensboro, North Carolina, USA has announced it will acquire RF Nitro Communications, Inc. which is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. RF Nitro is noted within the industry primarily for its leading edge work in Gallium …

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Sterling Scores Phase II SiC Army Contract

Sterling Semiconductor of Sterling, Virginia and Tampa, Florida USA has been awarded an R&D contract from the U.S. Army related to advanced SiC devices. The contract, valued at approximately $746,000, is aimed at developing a "unique" way of applying epitaxial thin films to the SiC substrates which Sterling produces. Keying …

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MRS Opens Electronic Library

The Materials Research Society has announced the opening of the MRS Electronic Library, an online document delivery service that provides desktop access to proceedings papers from MRS Meetings at affordable prices. The Library can be found at www.mrs.org/publications/epubs/. Approximately 1,200 proceedings papers from the 2000 MRS Fall Meeting are already …

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Sterling Adds Two Key SiC Scientists to Staff

Sterling Semiconductor, Inc., a subsidiary of Uniroyal Technology Corporation in Florida, has added two well-regarded SiC scientists to its technology team, Dr. Olle Kordina and Dr. Michael MacMillan. “Sterling has an exceptional base of SiC scientists at its Virginia and Connecticut facilities focusing on SiC wafer expansion and SiC semi-insulating …

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Sterling Adds Tampa to Existing Expanded SiC Facilities

Sterling Semiconductor, Inc., a subsidiary of Uniroyal Technology Corporation has expanded its SiC epitaxial and device production capacity at UTC’s quickly-expanding campus in Tampa, Florida. According to UTC, the decision to build the new SiC facility in conjunction with recent construction at the existing Tampa HB-LED manufacturing plant will significantly …

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Wafer Tech to Market Cermet’s ZnO Substrates

Cermet is one of the few company geared to supply the compound semi industry, and especially gallium nitride (GaN) device designers, with 50.8mm (2″) zinc oxide (ZnO) substrates. ZnO is considered an attractive alternative substrate, for various reasons, to sapphire or silicon carbide (SiC) and is within an admirable 2% …

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