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Nitride Semiconductor Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Digi-Key

In the US District Court for the District of Minnesota, USA, Nitride Semiconductor Co., Ltd. filed a patent infringement complaint against Digi-Key Electronics on September 22, 2017. The infringement complaint alleges that Digi-Key sells UV-LED products that infringe upon Nitride’s US patent number 6,861,270. According to the company, RayVio Corporation …

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glo Orders Aixtron MOCVD System for Micro-LED Fabrication

Aixtron SE, reported that Swedish-American company glō-USA, Inc. has ordered an AIX G5+ MOCVD system. The group intends to commercialize micro-LED (mLED) products based on their proprietary defect-free GaN nanowires technology. glo-USA says such 3D structures allow the growth of mLEDs while preserving the reliability of an inorganic material system. …

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Oxford Instruments to Grow its Asia-Pacific R&D Center at ITRI

Oxford Instruments plc reported that it plans to increase personnel at its R&D base at the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan. The company also said it intends to leverage ITRI’s R&D capabilities to strengthen the relationship in developing innovative technologies. Vice President Jia-Ruey Duann and Finance Director of …

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BluGlass Helps Seren Photonics Transfer Semi-Polar GaN Template Process to MOCVD Platform

Australian firm BluGlass Limited has successfully facilitated for its customer, Seren Photonics Limited, the transfer of their GaN template process to the BluGlass MOCVD platform. Seren Photonics of the UK develops semi-polar gallium nitride (GaN) products. Since November 2016, BluGlass has been working with Seren (BluGlass News Release) with the …

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Veeco Launches New MOCVD System for LED Fabrication

Veeco Instruments Inc. has introduced the new TurboDisc® K475i™ Arsenic Phosphide (As/P) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System. LED makers can use the TurboDisc® K475i™ MOCVD system to fabricate red, orange, and yellow LEDs. The system can also produce multi-junction III-V solar cells, laser diodes, and transistors. Strategies Unlimited …

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Cambridge University Orders Veeco’s Propel™ Power Gallium Nitride MOCVD System for Research in GaN-on-Si

Veeco Instruments of Plainview, New York USA, reports that the University of Cambridge has ordered Veeco’s Propel™ Power Gallium Nitride (GaN) metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) System for GaN-on-silicon power electronics and LED research and development. The system will be installed at the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride headed …

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IHS Forecasts Machine Shipments Will Rise Despite LED ‘Oversupply’

Market research firm IHS predicts that sales for MOCVD equipment will increase 17 percent, to 221 machines, in 2013, despite an expected surplus of LED die exceeding demand by 69%. IHS asserts that due to government incentives and optimism about a lighting business boom, suppliers are increasing their capital spending …

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Bulk GaN to Become Competitive with Silicon in Price Performance Ratio by 2020 with GaN Price Drop, Lux Research Predicts

Lux Research forecasts that by 2020 gallium nitride (GaN) costs will drop enough to become competitive with silicon based on performance. The company notes that Bulk GaN costs about $1,900 or more for a two-inch substrate, compared with only $25 to $50 for a far larger six-inch silicon substrate. However, …

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