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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Toyoda Gosei and Philips Lumileds Enter Cross-Licensing Agreement

Toyoda Gosei of Tokyo, Japan, and Philips Lumileds Lighting (Lumileds) of San Jose, California USA, have entered into an agreement to use each others patents for specific compound semiconductor LEDs. In cross licensing agreement, Lumileds will allow Toyoda Gosei to use its valuable patents for high-brightness red LEDs and high-power …

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RFMD Announces Wafer Fab Expansion; 40% Expansion in Capacity Expected to Drive Revenue Growth and Margin Expansion

Greensboro, North Carolina USA–RFMD, a leading provider of proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) for wireless communications applications, today announced an $80 million wafer fabrication facility (fab) expansion. The planned expansion, located on the Company’s Greensboro campus, is expected to increase RFMD’s wafer manufacturing capacity by approximately 40% from current …

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RFMD to Ramp GaAs HBT and pHEMT Production

RFMD a maker and developer of radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina USA, announced an $80 million wafer facility (fab) expansion. RFMD expects the expansion to increase its wafer manufacturing capacity by about 40%. The company hopes to continue the growth in their gallium arsenide (GaAs) …

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Veeco Joins UCSB for Solid State Lighting Development

Veeco Instruments Inc., a leading supplier of MOCVD equipment based in Woodbury, New York USA, has reportedly been selected to join the Solid State Lighting and Display Center (SSLDC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Veeco explained that the goal of the center, headed by Dr. Shuji Nakamura, …

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Applied Innovation Enters Into Reseller Agreement With JDSU

Dublin, Ohio USA– Applied Innovation Inc. announced that effective immediately JDSU will represent Applied Innovation in Latin and Central America and the Caribbean. Through the agreement, JDSU will offer Applied Innovation solutions to complement their recently acquired Acterna portfolio of products. The agreement permits JDSU to represent Applied Innovation in …

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