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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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Veeco Ganzilla II Selected by Leading Taiwanese HB-LED Manufacturers

Woodbury, New York USA– Veeco Instruments Inc., announced today that it has received several multi-unit orders for its GaNzilla II MOCVD (metal organic chemical vapor deposition) system from several key Taiwanese manufacturers of high-brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs). Customers which have placed multi-unit orders during the first quarter of 2006 …

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Verigy Prepares to Go Solo; Keith Barnes Takes Over

Agilent’s semiconductor test subsidiary, Verigy is preparing to go solo, according to an article in the Coloradoan. The company, which contains Agilent’s semiconductor and electronics manufacturing test business, is reportedly preparing its new office in Fort Collins, Colorado USA. As of May 1, Keith Barnes became the president and CEO …

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SMI Announces Successful Completion of MDA Phase II Award to Produce Minimal Turn on Voltage Antimonide-Based HBTs

Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) reports that it has received and completed a Phase II SBIR to produce antimonide based HBTs. The implementation of HBTs in the antimonide material system enables very low voltage operation. The target of the program, which teams SMI with Sarnoff Corporation, is to achieve near …

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