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Osram Opto Semiconductors Orders Veeco Propel HVM GaN MOCVD System

Veeco Instruments Inc. of Plainview, New York USA, reported that Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH ordered a multi-reactor Propel™ High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System. Veeco says that it created the recently introduced Propel HVM platform for high volume production of power electronics, …

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Finisar CEO and Co-Founder Jerry Rawls Retires and Michael Hurleson Takes Over as CEO

Yesterday, Finisar Corporation, a maker of subsystems and components for fiber optic communications, announced the retirement of chairman and CEO Jerry Rawls and the appointment of Michael Hurlston as CEO and a director of the company effective immediately. The company explained that Mr. Hurlston and Mr. Rawls will work together …

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CST Global Gets Funding to Continue Work on Blue Laser Diodes for Laser-Cooled Quantum Sensing

CST Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB and an independent, III-V optoelectronic, semiconductor foundry, will lead the government-funded, “Quantum Cooling using Mode Controlled Blue Lasers” project.  Dr. Thomas Slight, a CST Global research engineer, will manage the ‘CoolBlue2” project, as it is known. CST Global will get …

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Qualcomm Technologies RF Front-Ends Gets Design Wins with Google, LG, HTC, Samsung and Sony Mobile

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Qualcomm, reported the company got radio frequency front-end (RFFE) design wins with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including Google, HTC, Samsung, LG, and Sony Mobile. The company says its portfolio of RF front-end platform solutions helps OEMs provide advanced mobile devices at high volumes and …

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FCC Certifies Energous Mid Field WattUp Charging at a Distance Reference Design; Dialog Semiconductor Accelerates WattUp IC Development

Dialog Semiconductor of London, UK, an exclusive supplier of Energous Corporation’s WattUp® integrated circuits (ICs), has announced the hastening of a complete end-to-end production ready WattUp integrate circuit (IC) development roadmap. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification of the Energous Mid Field WattUp transmitter reference design makes this accelerated development …

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Diamond Microwave Relocates Design and Laboratory Functions

Diamond Microwave, a maker of high-performance GaN-based microwave power amplifiers, has moved into a new facility at the historic Salts Mill in Saltaire, near Shipley, in the UK. The facility will now house its design and laboratory functions. “Our new location offers us attractive surroundings within a UNESCO World Heritage …

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II-VI and USF Complete First Phase of Diamond on Silicon Development Project for 5G

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, reported that in collaboration with the University of South Florida (USF) the company achieved a key research milestone in developing thin-film diamond on silicon technology for 5G wireless communications. Mobile communications service providers plan to enhance their high-speed broadband services with 5G wireless. This …

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Infineon Publishes Wireless Charging Reference Designs

Infineon has released a series of reference designs for inductive and resonant wireless charging solutions for cars, at home, or in public places. These reference designs can be used for smartphones, wearables, medical and industrial devices with the company’s AURIX and XMC microcontrollers. Wireless Charging Reference Design Supports 15W Charging Standard …

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Solar Frontier Reports CIS Cell Efficiency Record of 22.9%

Solar Frontier K.K. of Tokyo, Japan, a provider of copper indium selenide (CIS) solar energy solutions, reported that the company set a new world record for thin-film solar cell efficiency. The firm collaborated with the National Research and Development Agency’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan …

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IQE Subsidiary Purchases Quasi Photonic Crystal Patents from Luxtaltek

IQE plc of Cardiff, UK reported that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NanoGaN Limited, has purchased and was assigned a portfolio of patents from Luxtaltek Corporation, a maker of LED chips and arrays based in Taiwan. The collection of 54 patents covers a variety of innovative technologies and applications based primarily on …

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