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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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

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