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After 18 great years, we’re wrapping up the sites…

It seems like only a short time ago that we launched the original CompoundSemi Online News, which started it all. It was 2000 (yes, Y2K) and online publishing was just getting started. “The compounds” were that geeky technology that was enabling the mobile communications and optical communications revolutions, and LEDs …

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SUNY Poly Researchers Awarded Two Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Grants Totalling $330,000

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) in Albany, New York USA, reported that two professors were awarded a total of $330,000 funding from two separate nanoscience and nanoengineering-focused grants. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the professor of Nanoscience, Dr. Serge Oktyabrsky $200,000 for research attempting to demonstrate a novel …

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Eurostar’s Funding Awarded to Compound Semiconductor Device Consortium

A UK  and Netherlands consortium of semiconductor device experts was awarded a two-year, 1.2Million euro project to develop next generation photodetector solutions for ultra-high speed data-communications. The Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC) will work with Compound Semiconductors (ICS) Ltd of Manchester, and VTEC Lasers and Sensors of Eindhoven, The Netherlands on …

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Mission Microwave Receives Orders for BUCs for SATCOM Applications

Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC, a maker of efficient Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Block Upconverters (BUCs) reported that it received substantial orders and design wins from top-tier system integrators in both government and commercial satellite communications. Significant customer wins include applications for Ku Band BUCs across the range of …

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Plessey and JDC Partner on Micro LED Technology

UK firm Plessey Semiconductors announced a strategic partnership with Jasper Display Corp (JDC) of Taiwan. Plessey intends to utilize JDC’s silicon backplane to drive the monolithic microLED displays produced on Plessey’s proprietary GaN-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers. JDC tailored the eSP70 silicon backplane for the requirements of micro LED devices. The full-color-capable …

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Skyworks to Acquire Avnera a Developer of ASoCs

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a producer of analog semiconductors, reported that the company signed a definitive agreement to purchase Avnera Corporation, a developer of Analog System on Chip (ASoCs). According to Skyworks, acquisition of Avnera, a private fabless semiconductor supplier, adds ultra-low power analog circuits to its product portfolio. Skyworks says …

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U.S. Marine Corp Approves Northrop Grumman G/ATOR System for Early Fielding

The Northrop Grumman Corporation of Rolling Meadows, Illinois reports that the United States Marine Corp has approved its AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) for early fielding. This approval follows the delivery of the final Lot 1 and Lot 2 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) G/ATOR system to the Marines. According …

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CST Global Gets Funding to Continue Work on Blue Laser Diodes for Laser-Cooled Quantum Sensing

CST Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB and an independent, III-V optoelectronic, semiconductor foundry, will lead the government-funded, “Quantum Cooling using Mode Controlled Blue Lasers” project.  Dr. Thomas Slight, a CST Global research engineer, will manage the ‘CoolBlue2” project, as it is known. CST Global will get …

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