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Market for GaN and SiC Power Semiconductors to Rise By Factor of 18 from 2012 to 2022, According to IMS Research

IMS Research predicts that the market for Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) power semiconductors will grow to 18 times its current size during the next ten years fueled by demand from power supplies, photovoltaic (PV) inverters and industrial motor drives. Worldwide revenue from sales of SiC and GaN …

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Kyma Reports High Initial Device Reliability Results at 50,000W for GaN-based High Power Switch

Raleigh, North Carolina- based Kyma Technologies, Inc., a supplier of crystalline aluminum nitride (AlN) and gallium nitride (GaN) materials and related products and services, announced the completion initial device reliability testing of the recently launched KO-Switch™. It utilizes a specially tailored version of Kyma’s bulk semi-insulating GaN, KO-GaN. Kyma first …

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Alta Devices Achieves 30.8% Efficiency Record with Dual Junction Solar Cell Technology

Alta Devices reported that it has reached 30.8% solar cell efficiency with the company’s new dual junction solar cell. This new NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) verified record has resulted from the company’s first implementation of a solar cell technology that uses a combination of a gallium arsenide (GaAs) base …

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Aixtron Reports Revenues Down Sharply, But Recent Orders and Market Consensus Point to Improvement in 2013

Aixtron of Aachen, Germany reported revenues that are down sharply for 2012 compared to 2011. The company announced revenues of EUR 227.8m and an EBIT loss of EUR -132.3m a decline of 68 percent for the fiscal year 2012. However, the company points to signs of market stabilization and an …

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Compound Semiconductor Industry Still Struggling Despite Some Growth, Strategy Analytics Says

Strategy Analytics reports that the compound semiconductor industry showed sequential revenue growth in the second quarter of calendar 2012, but compound semiconductor market revenues are only up slightly compared to 2011. SA says that despite sequential revenue increases, most of the companies it followed are struggling compared to 2011 revenues …

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