Northrop Grumman MMICs Meet FCC's 5G Frequency Allocations

At the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2017 last week, Northrop Grumman Corporation’s business, Microelectronics Products and Services (MPS) reported that its Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) products are aligned with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 5G frequency allocations. The company says that with the expanded 5G network frequencies, its technologies…

Ulvac Opens Santa Clara Office

Ulvac Technologies, Inc. of Japan, a supplier of instrumentation, production systems, and vacuum pumps for high-tech industries has opened an office in Santa Clara, California. The company says that the Silicon Valley office location gives its West Coast customers easier access to the company’s sales and service operations. Ulvac points…

CST Global to Develop Single-Photon LEDs for Network Security Applications

CST Global, a UK-based III-V optoelectronics foundry and the wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holding AB, reported that the company leads the gallium antimony/gallium arsenide (GaSb/GaAs) Quantum Ring Single Photon LED (QR_SPLED) project. The QR_SPLED project hopes to mass-produce low-cost, single-photon LEDs (SPLEDs). The potential application of the technology is intrinsic…

A*STAR Develops Cheaper Method of Fabricating Semiconductor Lasers on Silicon

Fabricating semiconductor lasers on silicon has been a long-held but challenging goal for the semiconductor industry. Researchers at the Data Storage Institute (DSI) of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) claim to have developed a cheap, simple, and scalable method for manufacture them. The researchers detailed their method…

Germanium FETs with Smallest Nanowire and Gate Length Showcased

Imec unveiled new process improvements for the fabrication of next-generation devices at this week’s 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits in Kyoto, Japan.In addition, the research center says it has significantly improved the device performance and electrostatic control of high-pressure annealing (HPA) for both strained germanium p-channel FinFET and…

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Avago Introduces Digital CMOS Color Sensor

Avago Technolgoies introduced a digital color sensor with a two wire serial interface. The company reports that the 2.6 volt, CMOS color sensor is ideal for mobile phones, MP3 players, PDAs, and portable medical equipment. According to the company, the new color sensor comes in a 20-pin QFN (quad flat …

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Avago Technologies Introduces Industry’s First Digital Color Sensor with Two-Wire Serial Interface

Sensor’s Miniature Lead-Free Package, 2.6 V Operation is Ideal for Mobile Phones, MP3 Players, PDAs and Portable Medical Equipment San Jose, California USA–Avago Technologies today announced the industry’s first CMOS digital color sensor that can be directly interfaced to a microcontroller without the need for additional components. The new color …

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AXT Achieves International ISO 14001:2004 Certification

AXT announced that it has achieved the international ISO 14001:2004, Environmental Management Standard. An ANSI accredited third party auditor recently conducted an audit of the company’s Beijing facility and environmental policies. As a result of the audit, ISO 14001 certification has been granted. According to the company, ISO 14001:2004 is …

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Fox Group Announces Sales of 15mm Diameter, Epi-ready AlN Substrates

Deer Park, New York USA– The Fox Group, Inc. has begun shipping limited quantities of monocrystalline, research-grade aluminum nitride (AlN) substrates. Initially-available disks are sliced from boules grown by a proprietary, true-bulk crystal growth process, with one side polished to an epi-ready finish. Fox Group currently offers substrates that are …

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