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Imec Demonstrates III-V FinFET Device on Silicon Wafer

Imec, a nanoelectronics research center based in Leuven, Belgium,  successfully demonstrated the first III-V compound semiconductor FinFET devices integrated epitaxially on 300mm silicon wafers. The center used a unique silicon fin replacement process that selectively replaces silicon fins with indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) and indium phospide (InP), accommodating close to …

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Avogy Awarded $1.7 Million ARPA-E Grant to Develop Verticle GaN Transistors

U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)  awarded Avogy $1.7 million to develop efficient, low cost vertical Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors under the agency’s SWITCHES program.  Avogy’s transistors are intended to replace silicon transistors in the energy generation and consumption infrastructure. They have to operate at …

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Advanced Photonix Agrees to Supply 100G Products to OEM Telecom System Customer

Picometrix®, LLC, an Advanced Photonix® company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA, has agreed to supply high-speed optical receivers to a leading OEM telecom systems customer. The company estimates that 2014 annual revenue from supplying these products including the full suite of Picometrix’s 100G products will be between $4.6 and …

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GaAs Device Market Posts Slight Growth for 2012 with Additional Growth Predicted

According to Strategy Analytics, a strong close to 2012 allowed the GaAs device market to eke out a small gain and record revenue for the year. This growth was primarily the result of the cellular segment, while most other segments for GaAs devices were flat or declining for the year. …

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US Navy Awards Raytheon $279 Million Contract to Develop Next Generation Jamming Technology

Raytheon of El Segundo, California USA, reports that it has been awarded a $279.4 million contract from the US Navy. The cost-plus-incentive-fee contract from the U.S. Navy is to conduct the Technology Development phase of the Navy’s Next Generation Jammer program. Raytheon said it will leverage its knowledge and experience …

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Avago Technologies Completes Aquisiton of Cyoptics

Avago Technologies based in San Jose, California USA, a supplier of analog interface components, has completed the acquisition of CyOptics, Inc. CyOptics is a developer and supplier of indium phosphide (InP) optical chip and component technologies. The acquisition was for a total of $400 million in cash. <p> Avago expects …

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