Aixtron Delivers CRIUS MOCVD System to SEDI

The German firm, Aixtron SE reported that the company shipped a CRIUS MOCVD system with 4-inch wafer configuration to Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc. (SEDI) of Japan.SEDI intends to use the system to boost production of GaN-on-SiC (gallium nitride on silicon carbide) devices for RF data transfer applications such as…

II-VI unveils 980 nm Pump Laser Module for Amplification in High-bit-rate Transceivers

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, introduced an uncooled 980 nm pump laser module that comes in a compact 3-pin micro-format package. II-VI says it designed the new pump laser module to meet the stringent power-efficiency and reliability requirements for ultra-compact amplification systems in both current and next generation high…

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Palo Alto Research Center Teams with SolFocus to Deliver Affordable Solar Energy

PALO ALTO, California USA — The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) today announced a partnership with SolFocus, Inc., a manufacturer of low-cost solar energy systems which will employ PARC technology to cut the cost of solar power by as much as half. The venture builds on the original SolFocus design …

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LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. Announces Record Performance – Warm White Fixture Emits 700 Lumens using 13 Watts of Household Power

Durham, North Carolina USA — LED Lighting Fixtures Inc. (LLF) today announced performance results from its most recent recessed can fixture. The fixture was tested by an independent lab as providing 700 lumens of white light at a color temperature of 2900 Kelvin, with a color rendering index (CRI) of …

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JDS Uniphase to Sell Ottawa Operations to Fabrinet

In a move that completes JDS Uniphase’s plan to shift all their assembly manufacturing to Asia, JDSU of San Jose, California USA announced its intent to sell its manufacturing operations in Ottawa, Canada to their contract manufacturing partner, Fabrinet. JDSU’s original headquarters were in Ottowa prior to their consolidation to …

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Is Nichia Planning to Produce Their Own Bulk GaN?

Ever since news came to our attention that Nichia is putting their original 404 blue LED patent out to pasture, questions have started to stir around the compound semi (CS) and solid state lighting (SSL) communities asking “Why?” The obvious and logical answer is that Nichia has perfected more efficient …

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Diamond Re-Debuts on the WBG Scene with Group4 GaN-on-Diamond Wafer

The prospects of using CVD diamond technology for more than heat sinks have been mined by many over the decades, with contenders inevitably giving up the pursuit when other substrates were deemed more suitable for both electronic and light emitting applications. Until now. A USA startup calling itself “Group4 Labs… …

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