Epitaxial Wafer Processing/Suppliers – CS/SSLnet

WIN Semiconductors Offers New Optical Device Foundry Service

WIN Semiconductors Corp. of Taoyuan, Taiwan, a large pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, reported that its is now offering optical device foundry services for the production of high data rate optical devices. The company says it has added the ability to produce optical devices to its broad gallium arsenide and gallium …

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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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IQE to Supply Epi-wafers to Philips for VCSEL Production

IQE plc of Cardiff, UK, has signed an initial three-year supply contract with Philips Technologie GmbH (“Philips”) for epi-wafers used for the manufacturing of vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) devices. VCSELs are semiconductor laser chips which can be produced in mass scale for a wide variety of applications, including: …

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Laser Maker Nanoplus Orders Oxford Instruments Systems

Nanoplus, a German maker of integrated lasers, has ordered systems from Oxford Instruments for laser bar facet coating and compound Semiconductor etching. The Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT) systems will reportedly be used on novel types of semiconductor laser production. Nanoplus produces semiconductor lasers over several wavelength ranges (some exclusively) …

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Oxford Instruments brings PlasmaPro100 Sapphire single-wafer etch system to market

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology a major supplier of plasma processing equipment, presents an evolution in single wafer etch technology, the PlasmaPro100 Sapphire. Designed to enable the Solid State Lighting revolution, Oxford Instruments has applied its extensive experience of etching all HBLED materials to this new system that minimises cost of …

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Element Six Acquires the Assets and Intellectual Property of Group4 Labs

Element Six of Santa Clara, California, a maker of synthetic diamond supermaterials announced it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Group4 Labs, Inc. (Group4). Group4 manufactures Gallium Nitride (GaN) on-diamond semiconductor technology for RF and high-power devices. Element Six says that the asset acquisition will expand its semiconductor …

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IQE and II-VI Inc. Launch 150mm GaN HEMT Epi Wafers on SiC Substrates

IQE of Cardiff, UK announced the launch of gallium nitride based, high electron mobility transistor (GaN HEMT) epitaxial wafers on 150mm diameter semi-insulating silicon carbide (SiC) substrates. The SiC substrates are supplied by the WBG Materials subsidiary of II-VI Inc., a provider of optoelectronic components. IQE says that GaN power …

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Rubicon Granted Patent for Asymetric Wafer Position Indicators

Rubicon Technology announced it has been granted a US patent that covers the creation of visual and tactile indicators to make sapphire wafers asymmetric according to their crystalline orientation. The patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,389,099, explains Rubicon simple, yet elegant, process to make wafers appear asymmetrical via visual or tactile …

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