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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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Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc. (GCS) Announces High Linearity HFET Foundry Process for Wireless Infrastructure Amplifier Applications

Torrance, California USA– GCS, Inc. (Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc.) a pure-play III-V compound semiconductor wafer foundry announced today that its proprietary high performance Heterostructure FET (HFET) process will now be offered to address the high dynamic range requirement of base station driver amplifiers. “GCS has a number of proprietary FET …

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Hot Markets: WiMax, Warm Whites & “lexel”

WiMax apps appear to be driving the compound semi (CS) communications sector these days, while warm white light and “lexel” technology appear to be catching on in the fledging field of solid state lighting (SSL). The only thing down this month are the price tags of USA publicly held stocks. …

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Verigy Expects $16 to $18 Per Share for IPO

Verigy, a wholly owned subsidiary and spin-off of Agilent, has set its initial public offering at 8.5 million ordinary shares with a price of $16 to $18, according to Reuters. Agilent will own about 50 million ordinary shares or 85.5 percent, after the IPO. Verigy told Reuters it expected to …

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