II-VI Introduces 1kW Version of 900 Direct Diode Laser Engine

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, reported that its DirectProcess 900 direct diode laser engine is now available with 1 kW continuous output power. The device comes with network interfaces for Industry 4.0. The company notes that the increasing number of applications in industrial materials processing, including cutting, joining, and…

IQE to Acquire Translucent's cREO Technology and Related IP Portfolio

IQE of Cardiff, UK has chosen to exercise its exclusive option to acquire and own the cREO(TM) technology and IP portfolio of Silex Systems Limited's subsidiary, Translucent Inc. IQE will pay a the company USD $5 million for the technology and portfolio. The funds are expected to be paid from…

II-VI Inc. Launches DFB Laser Diodes for 3D Sensing

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, announced the launch of its new edge emitting distributed feedback (DFB) laser diode for 3D sensing applications. The company points out that new applications in mixed and augmented reality are encouraging the rapidly increasing demand for semiconductor lasers integrated into consumer devices, including smartphones,…

Vectren Selects First Solar for 50WM Project in Troy, Indiana

Indiana energy holding company Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren), has selected First Solar, Inc. to construct the 50-megawatt (MW) cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar array sketched out last month as part of Vectren’s long-term plan for electric generation. Over the last few months, Vectren has been working with Orion Renewable Power…

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Agilent to Open Additional R&D Facility in India

Like many other companies, telecom and test and measurement specialist, Agilent Technologies, has chosen to further invest in R&D facilities in India, Thursday, April 13. In a recent article, EETimes reported that Agilent will invest $25 million over the next couple of years for a new facility in Bangalore to …

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Fairchild Semiconductor Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Power Integrations, Inc.

South Portland, Maine USA–Fairchild Semiconductor announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Power Integrations, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The lawsuit asserts infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,264,719 by Power Integrations’ pulse width modulation (PWM) products. Fairchild intends …

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Integrated Materials Seeks Asian Site for Manufacturing and Support Center

Integrated Materials says it is looking for a site for its Asian manufacturing and support center. Regions under consideration include: Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Singapore. The company plans to offer its semiconductor fabrication customers expanded technical and sales support in addition to increased capacity for SiFusion Furnaceware. The company

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