Wafer Fabs

TowerJazz Completes Acquisition of Maxim’s Fab Facility

TowerJazz of Migdal Haemek, Israel, reported that it completed its previously announced acquisition of a fabrication facility in San Antonio, Texas from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. The Maxim facility produces 8-inch wafers. The acquisition will add about 28,000 wafers per month to TowerJazz’s current manufacturing capacity. The company said that …

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POET Technologies Signs Collaboration Agreement with BAE Systems

POET Technologies Inc. announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with BAE Systems Microelectronics and formed a “Technology Roadmap Advisory Board”. Under the terms of the contract, BAE Systems will provide non-exclusive third-party foundry services to support POET Technologies’ “Lab-to-Fab” transition plan. The companies will perform the current phase of …

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Nitride Solutions Closes $3 Million Funding Round

Nitride Solutions Inc. of  Wichita Kansas, a developer and producer of  nitride substrates for LEDs, power electronics, and lasers reported reported closing $3M in new funding. Hansol Chemical, Greenpoint Global Mittelstand Fund, and Silicon Pastures Angel Investment Network joined the company’s investor group. The company plans to use the funds …

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IQE’s Wireless Unit Renews Supply Contract with Tier 1 Customer

Cardiff,UK-based IQE plc has renegotiated a long-term supply contract with an existing tier 1 customer. Under the terms of the contract, IQE will supply wafer products used in wireless applications. The new supply contract guarantees that IQE will provide at least 75% of the customer’s demand for epiwafers that  IQE …

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Norstel to Produce 3C-SiC on Silicon Wafers for Anvil Semiconductors 

Anvil Semiconductors announced that it secured a production source for the company’s proprietary 3C-SiC on silicon epiwafers with commercial SiC wafer and epitaxy supplier Norstel AB. Anvil’s proprietary process for the growth of device quality 3C-SiC epilayers on silicon wafers successfully transferred onto production reactors at Norstel’s state-of-the-art facilities in …

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IQE Launches New, Dedicated Infrared Products Division

IQE of Cardiff, UK, announced the launch of a new division, ‘IQE Infrared’. IQE Infrared will provide its customers with a complete ‘one stop shop’ for infrared substrate and epitaxial wafer materials covering short to very long wavelength (SWIR to VLWIR) regimes. The new division launch is part of IQE’s …

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Formosa Epitaxy to Increase Capacity in First Quarter of 2013

LED firm Formosa Epitaxy of Taiwan plans to install 12-13 sets of MOCVD equipment before the end of first-quarter 2013, according to a Digitimes article. The company reportedly expects production to begin in the second quarter. Then in the second-half 2013, the company plans to increase its monthly capacity at …

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