Japanese Company Orders Veeco's New Ion Beam Etch System

Veeco Instruments Inc. of Plainview, New York USA, reported that a Japanese company ordered its new Lancer™ Ion Beam Etch (IBE) System. The system, which is set to ship later this year, will enable the development of magnetic sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and advanced memory storage. Veeco says it engineered…

Akhan Semiconductor Issued Japanese Patent for Diamond Semiconductor Fabrication

Akhan Semiconductor of Chicago, Illinois USA, reported that the Japan Patent Office has awarded the company a patent covering a process for producing diamond semiconductor materials. Such diamond semiconductor materials can be utilized in aerospace, automotive, military, defense, telecommunications, and consumer electronics applications. The Japanese patent granted to Akhan, JP6195831…

Applied Optoelectronics Introduces 100Gbps per lamda PAM4 DML Lasers

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. based in Sugar Land, TX near Houston, reported that the company developed uncooled 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) per lambda PAM4 directly modulated lasers (DMLs) for 400 Gbps optical transceivers. The low cost and low power consumption of transceivers based on DMLs compared to silicon-based solutions and…

XY Findables Employs Skyworks Front-End Modules for BLE

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. of Irvine, California USA, reported that its connectivity solutions enable next-generation tracking devices, a new and exciting Internet of Things application. Specifically, XY Findables, a maker of nearable technology has adopted Skyworks' high efficiency, front-end systems to increase battery life and almost double the range compared to…

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Philips Lumileds Lighting Company and Toyoda Gosei Enter Agreement Concerning LED-Related Patents

San Jose, California USA–Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (“Toyoda Gosei”) and Lumileds Lighting International B.V. (“now a majority owned subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (“Philips Lumileds Lighting Company”), entered an agreement to allow the companies (including subsidiaries) to use each other’s patents for specific technologies in Group III-V …

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Group4 Extends Gallium-on-Diamond to 2-Inch Wafer

Group4 Labs, the makers of gallium nitride on diamond wafer, have extended the technology to a two inch diamond wafer. Previously the company announced a 10mm by 10mm version. (Ref: Coverage) The new 2 inch wafer product is the second in the company

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Toyoda Gosei and Philips Lumileds Enter Cross-Licensing Agreement

Toyoda Gosei of Tokyo, Japan, and Philips Lumileds Lighting (Lumileds) of San Jose, California USA, have entered into an agreement to use each others patents for specific compound semiconductor LEDs. In cross licensing agreement, Lumileds will allow Toyoda Gosei to use its valuable patents for high-brightness red LEDs and high-power …

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RFMD Announces Wafer Fab Expansion; 40% Expansion in Capacity Expected to Drive Revenue Growth and Margin Expansion

Greensboro, North Carolina USA–RFMD, a leading provider of proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) for wireless communications applications, today announced an $80 million wafer fabrication facility (fab) expansion. The planned expansion, located on the Company’s Greensboro campus, is expected to increase RFMD’s wafer manufacturing capacity by approximately 40% from current …

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