II-VI Introduces 1kW Version of 900 Direct Diode Laser Engine

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, reported that its DirectProcess 900 direct diode laser engine is now available with 1 kW continuous output power. The device comes with network interfaces for Industry 4.0. The company notes that the increasing number of applications in industrial materials processing, including cutting, joining, and…

IQE to Acquire Translucent's cREO Technology and Related IP Portfolio

IQE of Cardiff, UK has chosen to exercise its exclusive option to acquire and own the cREO(TM) technology and IP portfolio of Silex Systems Limited's subsidiary, Translucent Inc. IQE will pay a the company USD $5 million for the technology and portfolio. The funds are expected to be paid from…

II-VI Inc. Launches DFB Laser Diodes for 3D Sensing

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, announced the launch of its new edge emitting distributed feedback (DFB) laser diode for 3D sensing applications. The company points out that new applications in mixed and augmented reality are encouraging the rapidly increasing demand for semiconductor lasers integrated into consumer devices, including smartphones,…

Vectren Selects First Solar for 50WM Project in Troy, Indiana

Indiana energy holding company Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren), has selected First Solar, Inc. to construct the 50-megawatt (MW) cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar array sketched out last month as part of Vectren’s long-term plan for electric generation. Over the last few months, Vectren has been working with Orion Renewable Power…

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Vitesse Semiconductor Receives Subpoena and Document Request

Carmarillo, California USA–Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation announced that it has received a grand jury subpoena from the office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York requesting documents from 1999 through the present referring to, relating to, or involving the granting of stock options. Vitesse also announced …

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How to File a Patent That Withstands Attack

In light of the most recent wave of patent attacks, settlements… and competitors repeatedly ignoring valid patents, we thought it timely for one of Stephen Smith’s intellectual property (IP) primers. Steve, a veteran compound semi engineer, is a registered patent attorney based in Champaign, Illinois who closely tracks the CS …

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