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The University of Tokyo and Mitsubishi Electric Showed New Method for Enhancing SiC Reliability

The University of Tokyo and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation reported having developed what they believe to be an all-new mechanism for improving the reliability of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor devices. The researchers initially reported the achievement at The International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM2018) in San Francisco, California on December 3…

Inergy Kodiak Extreme Portable Generator to Feature Transphorm's GaN Technology

Transphorm Inc. along with solar energy innovator Inergy and design partner Telcodium Inc. announced that the upcoming Inergy Kodiak Extreme employs high-voltage GaN technology. The soon-to-be-released Kodiak Extreme portable electric generator from Inergy utilizes a photovoltaic (PV) inverter and battery charger integrating Transphorm’s JEDEC-qualified GaN platform. [caption id="attachment_287821" align="alignleft" width="277"]…

G&H Installs Veeco SPECTOR IBS Optical Coating System

Gooch & Housego (G&H), a supplier of high quality super-polished optical components, announced the successful installation of Veeco’s SPECTOR® Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) Optical Coating System. The installation of the SPECTOR IBS Optical Coating System at G&H’s Moorpark, California facility supports G&H’s growing portfolio of optics for visible, ultraviolet, and…

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Skyworks Gains Market Traction with Comprehensive 3G Infrastructure Portfolio

Several Highly Integrated Products Ramping in Volume Production with Top-Tier Base Station OEMs Woburn Massachusetts USA–Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an industry leader in radio solutions and precision analog semiconductors, today announced that its extensive infrastructure portfolio continues to gain traction, having recently secured design wins with four of the industry’s top …

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Avago CoolPam Technology Incorporated in HSDPA/W-CDMA Reference Design

Avago Technolgies, one of the largest privately held semiconductor companies in the world, reported that its CoolPam power amplifier modules have been incorporated in a reference design from a leading W-CDMA chipset supplier. The CoolPam technology, which utilizes InGaP (indium gallium phosphide) HBT (heterojunction bipolar transistor) MMIC, is said to …

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Skyworks Secures Orders From OEMs and Ramps Production of RFICs for Cellular Base Stations

Skyworks Solutions of Woburn, Massachusetts, a radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) company, reported that after receiving several design wins, with four major original equipment manufacturers, the company will begin ramping production of several integrated products. The company says it has expanded its cellular infrastructure portfolio over the past two years …

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