FLOSFIA Demos First Ever Gallium Oxide Normally-off MOSFET

FLOSFIA of Kyoto, Japan reports that it successfully demonstrated α-Ga2O3 normally-off metal organic semiconductor field effect transister (MOSFET). This world-first α-Ga2O3 normally-off MOSFET is comprised of an N+ source/drain layer, a p-type well layer, a gate insulator, and electrodes. The gate threshold voltage, which was extrapolated from I-V curve, was 7.9V.…

Monocrystal Wins Industria-2018, the National Industrial Award of the Russian Federation

Monocrystal, a maker of sapphire wafer products, won the Industria-2018 award,  the national industrial award of the Russian Federation. The company picked up the award during an awards ceremony on July 9, at the international industrial expo Innoprom-2018, in Ekaterinburg, Russia. For the ceremony, Vice-Prime Minister Dmitriy Kozak gave the award to Monocrystal…

II-VI Expanding 980 nm Pump Laser Production Capacity

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, reported that it plans to expand the capacity of its 980 nm pump laser production lines. The company says the capacity expansion is intended to meet increased demand for its differentiated portfolio of products. The capacity expansion includes wafer fab and chip-on-carrier assembly in…

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SMI Announces the Appointment of Mr. Dan Mentel as Operations Manager

Piscataway, New Jersey USA–Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) has appointed Mr. Dan Mentel as Operations Manager. Mr. Mentel brings a wealth of experience in MOCVD production and equipment servicing. Mr. Mentel began his career at Emcore and stayed with the TurboDisc Division when it was acquired by Veeco, holding positions …

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Frost & Sullivan Releases Thermal Management Report

For the engineers and designers that have ever thought that thermal management optimization for a particular application takes too long, you apparently are not alone. Frost and Sullivan has come out with a report explaining that although there is a proliferation of thermal management technology, modeling and developing heat dispersion …

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APT Breaks Ground on SiC Wafer Fab

Advanced Power Technology, a company soon to be acquired by Microsemi Corp., has reportedly begun construction of its silicon carbide (SiC) wafer fab in Bend, Oregon USA. The groundbreaking ceremony featured a keynote address by Senator Gordon Smith, a republican from Oregon. The event follows a licensing agreement the company …

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Fujitsu and Mitsui Launch QD Laser, Inc., Optical Device Venture for Commercialization of Quantum Dot Lasers

Tokyo, Japan–Fujitsu Limited and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. today announced that they have established a new optical device venture, QD Laser, Inc. (“QDL”), leveraging venture capital funding from both companies and Fujitsu’s quantum dot laser technology. Quantum dots, from which the new venture takes its name, are semiconductor particles that …

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