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Akhan Semiconductor Issued Japanese Patent for Diamond Semiconductor Fabrication

Akhan Semiconductor of Chicago, Illinois USA, reported that the Japan Patent Office has awarded the company a patent covering a process for producing diamond semiconductor materials. Such diamond semiconductor materials can be utilized in aerospace, automotive, military, defense, telecommunications, and consumer electronics applications. The Japanese patent granted to Akhan, JP6195831 …

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Applied Optoelectronics Introduces 100Gbps per lamda PAM4 DML Lasers

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. based in Sugar Land, TX near Houston, reported that the company developed uncooled 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) per lambda PAM4 directly modulated lasers (DMLs) for 400 Gbps optical transceivers. The low cost and low power consumption of transceivers based on DMLs compared to silicon-based solutions and …

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XY Findables Employs Skyworks Front-End Modules for BLE

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. of Irvine, California USA, reported that its connectivity solutions enable next-generation tracking devices, a new and exciting Internet of Things application. Specifically, XY Findables, a maker of nearable technology has adopted Skyworks’ high efficiency, front-end systems to increase battery life and almost double the range compared to …

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Mitsubishi Electric U.S. to Acquire Powerex Power Device Sales Business Unit

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation reported that on November 3, it agreed to acquire the power device sales business currently handled by Powerex. Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Mitsubishi Electric U.S. will take over the power device sales business during January 2018. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. …

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Argo AI Acquires Princeton Lightwave

Argo AI, a robotics and artificial intelligence firm with financial backing of Ford Motor Co. as part of Ford’s self-driving car efforts, has acquired Princeton Lightwave Inc (PLI) of Cranbury, New Jersey, USA. Startup firm Princeton Lightwave produces indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs)-based near-infrared/shortwave-infrared (SWIR) single-photon detectors including LiDAR (light detection …

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ProPhotonix to Distribute Integrated Optics’ Laser Modules

ProPhotonix Limited of London, UK reported that it has agreed to distribute the laser modules of Integrated Optics. ProPhotonix says that the Matchbox and ARA laser series from Integrated Optics, will complement its existing laser solutions, and give its customers additional configurable laser module platforms for a broad range of applications. …

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CRAIC Launches 20/30 PV™ UV-Visible-NIR Microspectrophotometer

CRAIC Technologies has launched the 20/30 PV™ UV-Visible-NIR microspectrophotometer. According to CRAIC, the device incorporates the company’s latest advances in optics, spectroscopy and software.  The company says that it also improved the device’s ease-of-use. The 20/30 PV™ microspectrophotometer lets a user measure in the UV-visible-NIR range. Such measurements include emission …

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Veeco and ALLOS Team Up for Gan-on-Si Micro-LED Production Demonstration

Veeco Instruments Inc. reported the completion of a strategic effort with ALLOS Semiconductors (ALLOS) to demonstrate 200mm GaN-on-Si wafers for the production of Blue/Green micro-LEDs. ALLOS serves as a technology engineering and intellectual property licensing firm. Veeco partnered with ALLOS to impart their proprietary epitaxy technology onto the Propel® Single-Wafer …

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