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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Vitesse Semiconductor Names Christopher R. Gardner as Chief Executive Officer and Reports Certain Other Recent Events

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Avago Introduces Optocoupler

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Skyworks Elects Robert A. Schriesheim to its Board of Directors

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