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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Lite-On Technology Increases Investment in Automotive Electronics

Lite-On Technology of Taiwan, a maker of power supplies, imaging products, and LEDs is to acquire 100% of Lite-On Automotive, maker of car-use security, cruise control and tire-pressure monitoring devices. Lite-On will increase its stake in Lite-On Automotive from 17.52% to 100% through a stock swap, Digitimes reported. Lite-On Automotive …

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Nichia Boasts 100 Lumens/W for Packaged White LEDs (Clarification)

A spokesman for Nichia reported to EE Times that a prototype of a new white LED has achieved the significant milestone of 100 lumens per watt. Nichia may be the first to publicly claim 100 lumens per watt for packaged white LEDs. A Nichia spokesperson said in the article that …

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APA Enterprises, Inc. Sells Its MOCVD Operations and Licenses Its Gallium Nitride (GaN) Based HFET Patents and Technology

The Company Will Focus Solely on GaN Products in Ultra Violet (UV) Detectors and Transistors Minneapolis, Minnesota USA–APA Enterprises announced today that it has sold its multi-wafer metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) operations and related intellectual property and entered into a revenue sharing licensing agreement for total consideration of …

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