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Companies Form the RF Energy Alliance

RF component companies including Whirlpool R&D (an affiliate company of Whirlpool Corporation), Rogers Corporation,  NXP Semiconductors, ITW, Huber+Suhner, and E.G.O. Elektro-Gerätebau GmbH, announced the formation of the RF Energy Alliance. This consortium intends to advance solid-state radio frequency-based power and heating solutions. According to the Alliance, RF-based power and heating is …

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Showa Denko to Launch 6" SiC Epitaxial Wafers for Power Devices

In October, Showa Denko of Tokyo, Japan will begin producing six inches (150mm) silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers for power devices. The company will also start selling a new grade of four-inch (100mm) SiC epitaxial wafers that the company claims has fewer defects and higher uniformity. Thus far, the company …

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TeraXion and Canada’s National Research Council Partner on Development of High Speed Modulators

TeraXion Inc., a maker of optical components and modules, and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have announced a strategic partnership. The partnership is to further develop and fabricate TeraXion’s new modulator products family and its next-generation Indium Phosphide high-speed modulators for 100 Gb/s and beyond coherent transmission systems. …

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Samsung Selects Anadigics’ ProEficient-Plus for Galaxy Mega

Anadigics, Inc. of Warren, New Jersey USA, announced that the Company’s AWT6751 and AWT6755 dual-band ProEficient-Plus™ WCDMA power amplifiers (PAs) enable wireless connectivity in the new Galaxy Mega from Samsung Electronics. This phablet, which blends the functionality and form factor of a smartphone and tablet, features either a 6.3 or …

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TriQuint Acquires Cap Wireless

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. based in Hillsboro, Oregon USA, announced that it has acquired CAP Wireless of Newbury Park, California. The acquisition also includes the company’s patented Spatium™ RF power combining technology that replaces traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) in communications and defense systems. Cap Wireless says its Spatium technology with …

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Displaybank Forecasts Demand for Precursor will Double with Expected LED Market Boom

Global demand for precursor, a material used in manufacturing of LEDs, is set to more than double from 2012 to 2016, as the market for LED lighting booms, according to Displaybank, now part of IHS. Displaybank predicts that the market for precursor used in the metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) …

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Strategy Analytics Predicts GaAs Bulk Substrate Market Drop in 2012

Strategy Analytics (“SA”) reports demand for semi-insulating GaAs bulk substrates has declined because of slow growth in the gallium arsenide (GaAs) device market in 2012, combined with new developments and competitive technologies in cellular power amplifiers. Additionally, SA says that wafer pricing is returning to normal levels after a pricing …

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Ultratech/Cambridge NanoTech Expands Operations With New Facility

Ultratech, Inc., a supplier of lithography, laser-processing and inspection systems, has moved Ultratech/Cambridge NanoTech to Waltham, Massachusetts. Ultratech says that the new facility will expand its operations for atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment development and enable scientific research. Ultratech invested in the new facility after acquiring the assets of Cambridge …

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