II-VI Opens New Facility to Produce Compoundsemi Epitaxial Wafers

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reported that it has opened the company's new compoundsemi material center of excellence in Champaign, Illinois. The company intends to produce compoundsemi epitaxial wafers at the new plant. II-VI notes that its products serve growing markets in applications such as 3D sensing, optical networking, wireless…

VTT Orders EVG Resist Processing System

EV Group (EVG) of St. Florian, Austria, a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment, reported that it received an order for the company's EVG®120 automated resist processing system from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). An existing customer of EVG's wafer bonding and alignment systems, the research center…

Hanergy Introduces Solar Umbrella, "Humbrella"

Hanergy, a clean energy company, announced the launch of its new product "Humbrella," a thin-film solar powered umbrella. According to the company, the Hanergy solar-powered umbrella ("Humbrella") can deliver clean, free and consistent electricity to people in energy-scarce areas of the world. At the launch of its "Lighting Africa" CSR project,…

Emcore to Design Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for Defense Contractor

Emcore Corporation based in Alhambra, California USA, announced that it has entered into an agreement with a major U.S. defense contractor to design an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for navigation and airborne line-of-sight stabilization applications. Under the terms of the contract, Emcore agreed to deliver flight demonstration hardware by the end…

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In light of the most recent wave of patent attacks, settlements… and competitors repeatedly ignoring valid patents, we thought it timely for one of Stephen Smith’s intellectual property (IP) primers. Steve, a veteran compound semi engineer, is a registered patent attorney based in Champaign, Illinois who closely tracks the CS …

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Vitesse Semiconductor Names Christopher R. Gardner as Chief Executive Officer and Reports Certain Other Recent Events

Camarillo, California USA–Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation provides updates regarding certain recent events. Vitesse Appoints New Executive Officers Vitesse announced today that Christopher R. Gardner, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Vitesse, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gardner joined Vitesse in 1986. He served as Vice President and Chief Operating …

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Avago Introduces Optocoupler

Avago Technologies of San Jose, California USA, has introduced what it claims is the fastest 3.3 volt optocoupler. According to the company, it features low pulse-width distortion and -40C to +105C temperature range operation. The company says that the speed of the 3.3 or 5 volt optocoupler of 25 megabaud …

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Skyworks Elects Robert A. Schriesheim to its Board of Directors

Executive Brings Global Corporate Development and Finance Experience in Technology Sector Woburn, Massachusetts USA–Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an industry leader in radio solutions and precision analog semiconductors, today announced that the company has elected Robert A. Schriesheim to its board of directors. Schriesheim is a general partner for ARCH Development Partners, …

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