STMicroelectronics and Leti to Develop GaN-on-Silicon Technology for Power Conversion

STMicroelectronics, based in Geneva, Switzerland, and Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, announced their cooperation to industrialize gallium nitride)-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) technologies for power switching devices. ST says that this power GaN-on-Si technology will enable the company to address high-efficiency, high-power applications including automotive on-board chargers for hybrid and electric…

100G Lambda MSA Consortium Members Release Updated Specifications and Collaborate to Validate Optical Interoperability at 100 GbE and 400 GbE

 The 100G Lambda Multisource Agreement (MSA) Group, which has quickly expanded to 39 member companies, has announced the release D2.0 of three specifications based on 100 Gb/s per wavelength PAM4 optical technology. These specifications target applications for data centers and service provider networks, enabling multi-vendor interoperability of optical transceivers produced…

Delta Electronics Uses Transphorm's GaN FETs

Transphorm Inc.and Delta Electronics reported that the power supply unit (PSU) of Delta Electronics' newest innovation comes from the use of Transphorm’s high-voltage (HV) GaN FETs. Delta’s latest 80Plus Platinum 800 Watt power supply unit now also offers a backup lithium-ion battery. So, in the case of a power outage…

Plessey Orders Aixtron AIX G5+ C System for MicroLED Production

German company Aixtron SE reported that UK firm Plessey Semiconductors ordered Aixtron's AIX G5+ C Planetary Reactor®. Plessey intends to use the metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system to increase its manufacturing capability of gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) epitaxial wafers for next-generation microLED applications. The AIX G5+C MOCVD…

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SemiSouth Celebrates Its Fifth Year of Operation; This up-and-Coming Silicon Carbide Supplier is Now Considered One of the Most Promising Emerging Semiconductor Companies in the Industry

Starkville, Mississippi USA.–A leader in the development of silicon carbide (SiC) electronics materials and power semiconductors, SemiSouth Laboratories celebrates its fifth year of continuous operation on Sunday, May 21. Originally spun out of the silicon carbide (SiC) research and development activities at Mississippi State University (MSU) in July 2000 by …

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Many More Companies Under SEC Investigation

Vitesse is just one in a long line of companies being investigated after the SEC discovered what allegedly is too-good-to-be-true timing of stock option awards for top executives. (Ref: Coverage). KLA Tencor a company that makes software used to control IC manufacturing has joined the growing list of companies being …

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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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