CS Services Investment, Capital, Merger&Acquisition

Finland’s Modulight Awarded Government Contracts to Develop Next Gen Opto Components

Modulight, Inc. of Tempere, Finland, has been awarded contracts by their government to develop next generation optical components for high performance telecommunication systems. Part of the funding comes from National Technology Agency of Finland (Tekes). “We have a number of promising young companies in the field of optical communications, and …

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Asian Outlook Envisions Increased Innovation

Gorham’s first foray to Asia with their innovative Compound Semiconductor Outlook conference series proved a smash success, according to those who attended. As one can see by our editorial this issue, although the original theme asked the question: Has the Era of Asian Manufacturing Arrived, the 135 attendees and 26 …

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Latest Market Numbers Out of China

Everyone always wants solid market numbers, and while sometimes that’s an oxymoron, here’s the latest we’ve found from China, thanks to the Xinhua News Agency. The first is in an article saying, “China Information Industry Booming, Despite Global Slowdown”. Included in that set of numbers are statistics that “showed that …

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WJ Communications Courted by Fox Paine

A fine old name in compound semi MMICs, which spawned a number of SiValley startups over the years, is WJ Communications. WJ now specializes in multichip modules (MCMs) and MCMs, which have been touted in silicon circles for some time, are now hitting the compound circuit. WJ Communications, which is …

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Anaren Makes $8.75/share Offer to Buy Rest of Celeritek

According to a Dow Jones news report today, Anaren Microwave Inc. of Syracuse, New York USA, has offered the compound semi industry device foundry, Celeritek Inc., of Santa Clara, California USA $8.75 a share to acquire the rest of Celeritek’s outstanding common shares. Anaren already owns approximately 6.35% of Celeritek, …

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WJ Communications Receives Acquisition Proposal

SAN JOSE, Calif. WJ Communications, Inc., a leading designer and supplier of high-performance RF semiconductors and multi-chip modules, today announced that it has received a proposal from Fox Paine & Company, LLC to acquire all of the shares held by unaffiliated stockholders. Fox Paine and its affiliates currently own approximately …

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Sirenza Microdevices Announces $7.5-Million Equity Investment In Pure-Play Wafer Foundry and Strategic Partner Global Communication Semiconductors

SUNNYVALE, Calif.- Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMDI), a leading designer and supplier of high-performance radio frequency (RF) components for communications equipment manufacturers, today announced a $7.5-million equity investment in Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc. (GCS), a privately held semiconductor foundry service provider. The purchase of GCS Series D-1 preferred stock will give …

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