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Cambridge University Opens £1 Million New Facility for Research Into GaN-on-Si LEDs.

Cambridge University has opened a new facility dedicated to researching gallium nitride-on-silicon LEDs. The facility, which is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), was opened March 28 by David Willetts MP, the Minister for Universities and Science. It is the latest development in the University’s decade-long …

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Rohm Claims First Mass-produced SiC MOS Module Without Schottky Diode

Rohm Co Ltd of Kyoto, Japan has started mass-production of the BSM180D12P2C101 1200V/180A-rated silicon carbide (SiC) metal–oxide–semiconductor (MOS) module for inverters/converters used in industrial equipment, photovoltaic power conditioners etc… The company says that the new module is the first to incorporate a power semiconductor consisting of just an SiC metal–oxide–semiconductor …

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RF Micro Devices(R) Announces New Gallium Arsenide Sourcing Strategy

RF Micro Devices, Inc. of Greensboro, Massachusetts USA, announced a new Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) sourcing strategy intended to increase manufacturing flexibility, expand gross margin, and support aggressive growth. As part of the new strategy RFMD says it will phase out manufacturing in its Newton Aycliffe, UK-based GaAs pHEMT facility and …

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Infinera's DTN-X Solution Deployed for the Delivery of 100Gb/s Services Across Mediterranean

Infinera, a provider of digital optical networks based in Sunnyvale, California USA, and Telecom Italia Sparkle Group, announced the MedNautilus’ deployment of the Infinera DTN-X platform across the Mediterranean to increase capacity up to 100Gb/s international connectivity services. MedNautilus, the Mediterranean operations of the Telecom Italia Sparkle Group, operates the …

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Mitsubishi Electric to Launch MOSFET-type Super-mini DIPIPM

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo announced it will launch a transfer-mold-type, super-mini dual inline package intelligent power module (DIPIPM). The company says that the DIPIPM will primarily be used for inverter drive systems of small-capacity motors in refrigerators and other consumer appliances. The module uses a metal oxide semiconductor field …

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Yole Development Predicts Overcapacity to Lead to Industry Consolidation in Sapphire Substrate Market,

Yole Development forecasts that significant overcapacity and low LED substrate prices will affect the profitability and viability of many sapphire players in 2013 and beyond, but emerging applications could transform the industry. 

The company points out that the sapphire material shortage experienced from 2010 to early 2011 created a window …

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