II-VI Opens New Facility to Produce Compoundsemi Epitaxial Wafers

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reported that it has opened the company's new compoundsemi material center of excellence in Champaign, Illinois. The company intends to produce compoundsemi epitaxial wafers at the new plant. II-VI notes that its products serve growing markets in applications such as 3D sensing, optical networking, wireless…

VTT Orders EVG Resist Processing System

EV Group (EVG) of St. Florian, Austria, a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment, reported that it received an order for the company's EVG®120 automated resist processing system from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). An existing customer of EVG's wafer bonding and alignment systems, the research center…

Hanergy Introduces Solar Umbrella, "Humbrella"

Hanergy, a clean energy company, announced the launch of its new product "Humbrella," a thin-film solar powered umbrella. According to the company, the Hanergy solar-powered umbrella ("Humbrella") can deliver clean, free and consistent electricity to people in energy-scarce areas of the world. At the launch of its "Lighting Africa" CSR project,…

Emcore to Design Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for Defense Contractor

Emcore Corporation based in Alhambra, California USA, announced that it has entered into an agreement with a major U.S. defense contractor to design an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for navigation and airborne line-of-sight stabilization applications. Under the terms of the contract, Emcore agreed to deliver flight demonstration hardware by the end…

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Russia’s Saturn Orders its First Aixtron MOCVD GaAs System for the Production of Solar Cells

Aachen, Germany– Aixtron AG has received an order for an AIX 2600G3, 8×4-inch to Saturn Joint Stock Company (Saturn JSC) based in Krasnodar, Russia. The reactor is for the mass production of gallium arsenide (GaAs) epitaxial materials for solar cell device structures. Saturn JSC

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TDK Begins Shipping Its Highly Anticipated Blu-ray Disc 25GB Recordable And Rewritable Media

Exclusive Material Formulations and Manufacturing Processes Deliver Bit-Perfect Recording and Playback Garden City, New York USA–TDK, a world leader in digital recording solutions, today announced that it has begun shipping 25GB recordable and rewritable Blu-ray Disc media to retailers nationwide. A pioneer of blue laser recording technology and founding member …

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CS and LED Developers Among ACE Award Winners

EETimes gave out their Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE)Awards at a dinner ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California USA. Leo Mathew, the principal solid state engineer at Freescale Semiconductor, won the Innovator of the Year, for the invention of the inverted T-channel field-effect transistor (ITFET), which reportedly …

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Strategy Analytics: GaAs Device Market Will Break Through $3 Billion in 2006

Increasing Penetration of Wireless Markets Will Drive Growth Boston, Massachusetts–The Strategy Analytics annual five year outlook for the Gallium Arsenide microelectronics industry, “GaAs Industry Forecast: 2005-2010,” predicts that GaAs device revenues will grow by 36 percent over 2005 to 2010, breaking the $3 billion barrier in 2006. Overall market growth …

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