CompoundSemi Online is a unique
and exclusively online portal...
We were the first to be online, back in 1996, and continue to be
the compound semi industry's primary online resource. While we are
heavily news and resource oriented, and attempt to champion all
compound semi industry companies, labs, and supporting print magazines,
journals and live events, we are in no way directly or indirectly
associated with any print publication (that's good, by the way).
A single idea, a single industry...
After 20 years of bleeding edge technology development, everyone's
wildest dreams are coming true. Compound semiconductors have finally
made it beyond the status of "boutique technologies" becoming
an extremely hot topic around financial and business circles. Compound
Semiconductors Online is here to promote, celebrate and showcase
both the newest of the new, and the veterans of an industry that
has taken over twenty years to become an "Overnight Success."
The roots of compound semiconductor development are firmly entrenched
in broadband communication, defense science, and space exploration.
They've served in the most demanding application requirements on
earth (and a few million miles beyond) and they've learned a few
lessons along the way. Basically, Compound Semiconductor devices
do what silicon hasn't a clue how to do! That's why the compounds,
traditionally pave the way for silicon. In many applications necessitating
photonic or extremely high frequency devices and those that require
operation in excessively rugged environments, silicon isn't even
a player. Sand is still cheap, so If you can execute your design
in silicon, by all means do! But if you can't, then turn to the
resources of this Compound Semiconductor industry for exciting solutions
you may have never dreamed possible.
Compound Semiconductors Online is inclusive by design, welcoming
all involved in the compound semiconductor industry, including:
public and private companies; individuals working in the industry
now, or investigating it for employment; government, corporate and
university development laboratories; print and online trade journals;
organizers of traditional in-person conferences and trade shows,
and financial and market analysis firms.
Launched in June 2000 and building on a highly successful five
year track record of directing and educating Internet traffic to
and from the compound semiconductor industry, the power of Compound
Semiconductors Online lies in its commitment to serve the continuing
needs of the users, developers, suppliers, and technical community
who have been coming to this family of information and news sites
for several years. Added to that is the willingness to "keep
it personal" while fulfilling one important role as advisors
and champions of this exciting industry.
Compound Semiconductors Online is truly everyone's compound semiconductor
industry resource. Compound Semiconductors Online is totally inclusive,
it's proven effective and it works for you 24 x 7 x 365. Imagine
a multi-talented assistant/administrator/researcher that never takes
off during those nights and weekends (you know, that personal time
that you'd like to have more of yourself). If you're a provider
of goods or services within, or to, the growing compound semiconductor
industry, we invite you to check into the opportunity
for Compound Semiconductors Online to become a prime avenue for
supplying your company's more dynamic content and information that
your customers are looking for.
And for all our users,
you'll want to see what's here.....
Jo Ann McDonald, Founding Editor (retired), was been championing
the compounds for over twenty years as a corporate communications
consultant, editor and print journalist. Jo Ann is strongly aligned
with those promoting dual use development of compound semiconductors
and has promoted consistently and concertedly the commercialization
of the compounds. The industry is grateful for her years of service
and we all wish her the best in her retirement.
Tom Griffiths, CEO & Publisher, is a veteran high technology
marketing and sales professional with over 20 years experience in
the technology market along with extensive involvement in Internet
business development activities in both the technology and consumer
product segments. Tom is spearheads a variety of live conference
programs, and has successfully launched additional spin-out publications
from CS Online, including LIGHTimes, the LED supply chain news,
and Solid State Lighting Design, which is dedicated to supporting
the wide-scale adoption of LED lighting into the world's facilities