Project QBARKA to Focus on Ultra-High Resolution Magneto Imaging Exploiting Barkhausen Effect

The Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC) based in Cardiff, UK announced the award of project support from Innovate UK’s Quantum Technology program. Project QBARKA will focus on developing a new method for ultra-high resolution magneto-imaging of metallic microstructure. The new magneto-imaging technique will exploit the Barkhausen effect in ferromagnetic materials. Magnetic…

Vertical Prototype of 1200V GaN Transistors Presented

At the International Electron Devices Meeting of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, researchers from MIT, Columbia University, semiconductor firm IQE, IBM, and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, introduced a new design gallium nitride (GaN) transistor that, in tests, allowed GaN power devices to manage voltages of…

Osram Opto Semiconductors Gives Monocrystal 'Integration Partner' Status

Monocrystal, a Russian-based synthetic sapphire growing and processing firm, reported that Osram Opto Semiconductors has awarded the company the status of “Integration Partner.” The Integration Partner status gives Monocrystal the highest possible supplier grade with Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH. Osram operates an efficient Supplier Classification Program to evaluate and qualify…

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Anadigics Sees Strong Growth for Quarter

Anadigics, a developer of gallium arsenide (GaAs) ICs, has reported impressive growth for the first quarter of 2006. The company experienced a 63 percent increase in its revenue over the same period one year ago. The company announced that their revenue grew about 7 percent over the previous quarter despite …

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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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