Monocrystal Wins Industria-2018, the National Industrial Award of the Russian Federation

Monocrystal, a maker of sapphire wafer products, won the Industria-2018 award,  the national industrial award of the Russian Federation. The company picked up the award during an awards ceremony on July 9, at the international industrial expo Innoprom-2018, in Ekaterinburg, Russia. For the ceremony, Vice-Prime Minister Dmitriy Kozak gave the award to Monocrystal…

II-VI Expanding 980 nm Pump Laser Production Capacity

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, reported that it plans to expand the capacity of its 980 nm pump laser production lines. The company says the capacity expansion is intended to meet increased demand for its differentiated portfolio of products. The capacity expansion includes wafer fab and chip-on-carrier assembly in…

DFB Laser Producer Production Qualifies IQE NanoImprint Lithography Technology

Cardiff, UK-based IQE, reported that a supplier of Distributed Feedback (DFB) lasers for the telecoms industry has production qualified IQE's proprietary NanoImprint Lithography (NIL) technology. NanoImprint Lithography (NIL) technology uses precise imprints that are similar to rubber stamps in their function. These imprints are used to produce precise copies of…

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Sumika Electronics Purchases Veeco MOCVD System

Will Expand Production of Epi Wafers Used in Cellular and Other Mobile Communications Devices Woodbury, New York USA–Veeco Instruments Inc., announced today that it received an order from Sumika Elecronic Materials Inc. for its next-generation E450 metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system. Sumika, a global supplier of III-V epitaxial …

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SMI Wins Air Force SBIR Award to Produce Thick Superconducting Tape Films

Structured Materials Industries (SMI) has won a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award to produce thick multilayer/flux pinning yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) tape films. SMI currently has the technology to create superconducting tape films. However, as the thickness increases above one-half micron, the current carrying capacity tends to decrease. …

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Avago Introduces Small Optical Encoder

Avago Technologies has introduced what it claims to be the industry’s smallest Optical Encoder. The AEDR-8400 reflective incremental encoder measures a mere 3mm by 3.28mm by 1.262mm. The company says that it has a 254 lines per inch (LPI) resolution, low power consumption and wide operating temperature range. According to …

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Avago Technologies Introduces Industry’s Smallest Optical Encoders for Consumer, Office, Industrial and Automotive Interior Applications

Surface-Mount Encoders Feature Lead-Free Packaging, Up to 254 LPI Resolution, Low Power Consumption, Wide Temperature Range San Jose, California USA–Avago Technologies today announced the industry’s smallest reflective incremental optical encoder. It is offered in a surface-mount package with dimensions of 3.00 mm length by 3.28 mm width by 1.262 mm …

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