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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nLight Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification

nLight Corporation of Vancouver, Washington USA, a maker of high-powered semiconductor lasers reported receiving the much sought after International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 certification. The Underwriter Laboratory award was in recognition of the quality of management implemented in the design and manufacture of semiconductor lasers, laser subsystems, and other …

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Aviza Technology Appoints Ted Washington Vice President of Human Resources

Scotts Valley, California USA–April 18, 2006–Aviza Technology, Inc., a supplier of advanced semiconductor equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor, compound semiconductor, nanotechnology and other related markets, today announced that Ted Washington has been named Vice President of Human Resources. In this role, Mr. Washington will be responsible for …

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Clarification Regarding 404 Patent Abandonment

Nichia Corporation has been receiving inquiries “Now that Nichia abandoned the 404 patent, can the other companies manufacture the LED freely?” concerning our press release of “Nichia Abandons “The 404 Patent”” on March 8. However, these inquiries are obviously a misunderstanding of the content of release. Nichia holds numerous intellectual …

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sp3 Introduces Fourth Generation Diamond Deposition System

sp3 Diamond Technologies of Santa Clara, California USA (Not to be confused with another diamond technology company, Group4 Labs, which sells diamond substrates), a supplier of diamond film products, equipment, and services has introduced a new CVD diamond deposition reactor. The company claims that the Model 650 hot filament CVD …

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