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Compound Photonics Acquires Europe’s Largest GaAs Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility from RFMD

Compound Photonics, a maker of projectors for mobile devices, has agreed to purchase a gallium arsenide (GaAs) manufacturing facility from RFMD in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Compound Photonics plans to use the 53 acre site with its 50,000-square-foot GaAs wafer fab to …

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Avago Technologies Completes Aquisiton of Cyoptics

Avago Technologies based in San Jose, California USA, a supplier of analog interface components, has completed the acquisition of CyOptics, Inc. CyOptics is a developer and supplier of indium phosphide (InP) optical chip and component technologies. The acquisition was for a total of $400 million in cash. <p> Avago expects …

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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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Market for GaN and SiC Power Semiconductors to Rise By Factor of 18 from 2012 to 2022, According to IMS Research

IMS Research predicts that the market for Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) power semiconductors will grow to 18 times its current size during the next ten years fueled by demand from power supplies, photovoltaic (PV) inverters and industrial motor drives. Worldwide revenue from sales of SiC and GaN …

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RF Micro Devices(R) Announces New Gallium Arsenide Sourcing Strategy

RF Micro Devices, Inc. of Greensboro, Massachusetts USA, announced a new Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) sourcing strategy intended to increase manufacturing flexibility, expand gross margin, and support aggressive growth. As part of the new strategy RFMD says it will phase out manufacturing in its Newton Aycliffe, UK-based GaAs pHEMT facility and …

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Kyma Reports High Initial Device Reliability Results at 50,000W for GaN-based High Power Switch

Raleigh, North Carolina- based Kyma Technologies, Inc., a supplier of crystalline aluminum nitride (AlN) and gallium nitride (GaN) materials and related products and services, announced the completion initial device reliability testing of the recently launched KO-Switch™. It utilizes a specially tailored version of Kyma’s bulk semi-insulating GaN, KO-GaN. Kyma first …

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