Infinera claims two industry-first milestones for optical transport technologies

20.10. 2017 Semiconductor Today News

Infinera Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, a vertically integrated manufacturer of digital optical transport networking systems incorporating its own indium phosphide-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs), says that it has achieved two industry-first milestones for coherent technologies that increase the capacity and reach of optical transport networks to the next level...

PowerAmerica gains Dr Jon Zhang as director of Power Device Technology

20.10. 2017 Semiconductor Today News

PowerAmerica – a manufacturing institute consisting of public and private partners from the semiconductor industry, the US Department of Energy (DoE), national laboratories and academia – says that Dr Jon Zhang has joined it as director of Power Device Technology...

LayTec ships ILMetro in-line metrology station to China’s CTIEC for CdTe-based thin-film PV

20.10. 2017 Semiconductor Today News

In-situ metrology system maker LayTec AG of Berlin, Germany has shipped two ILMetro in-line metrology stations to its customer CTIEC – part of China National Building Materials Group Corp (CNBM) – which has established a cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) production line in Chengdu based on technology developed by its German subsidiary CTIEC/CTF Solar...

Solid or liquid? Researcher proposes a new definition of glass

20.10. 2017 Condensed Matter News - Physics News, Physic Materials News, Physics, Materials

Is glass a solid or a liquid? This question, which has been vigorously debated by specialists in the field for some decades, has just been answered anew: "Glass is a non-equilibrium, non-crystalline state of matter that appears solid on a short timescale but continuously relaxes toward the liquid state."

Qorvo’s RF solution chosen by SIMCom for LTE NB-IoT modules for smart metering and asset-tracking applications

20.10. 2017 Semiconductor Today News

Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) has been chosen to provide the RF solution for the new NB-IoT modules of machine-to-Machine (M2M) wireless module supplier SIMCom Wireless Solutions Ltd of Shanghai, China...

EPC launches high-efficiency half-bridge development board operating up to 10MHz for point-of-load DC-DC conversion

19.10. 2017 Semiconductor Today News

Efficient Power Conversion Corp (EPC) of El Segundo, CA, USA – which makes enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN) power field-effect transistors (FETs) for power management applications – has made available the EPC9086 development board, a high-efficiency half-bridge development board that can operate up to 10MHz...

PHIX Photonics Assembly raises first round of investment

19.10. 2017 Semiconductor Today News

After in April initiating an assembly & packaging production line for high-volume fabrication of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) modules at the University of Twente’s High Tech Factory, PHIX Photonics Assembly of Enschede, The Netherlands has raised a first round of investment, led by Oost NL (East Netherlands Development Agency, which focuses on the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel) through funds available via Innovatiefonds Twente...

Navitas announces TSMC and Amkor manufacturing partnerships

19.10. 2017 Semiconductor Today News

Navitas Semiconductor Inc of El Segundo, CA, USA has announced manufacturing partnerships with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TMSC, the world's biggest semiconductor wafer foundry) and contract assembly, packaging & test service provider Amkor Technology Inc to support significant customer demand for 2018 and beyond...

GaN Systems launches evaluation board combining GaN power transistors with Peregrine’s E-HEMT drivers

19.10. 2017 Semiconductor Today News

GaN Systems Inc of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – a fabless developer of gallium nitride (GaN)-based power switching semiconductors for power conversion and control applications – has made available the GS61004B-EVBDC evaluation board, which combines what are claimed to be best-in-class GaN power transistors with the fastest commercially available GaN transistor driver...

MACOM opens Optoelectronics Innovation Lab in China

19.10. 2017 Semiconductor Today News

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which makes semiconductors, components and subassemblies for analog RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and photonic applications) has opened its Optoelectronics Customer Innovation Lab, with multiple top-tier optical networking customers in attendance (including Huawei, APAT, Mentech, Xgiga, Ruigu, Moduletek, Hi-Optel, CIG, and Lumentum) representing the metro/long-haul, cloud data center, wireless backhaul and PON access markets...

Cree quarterly revenue rises despite Lighting Product sales falling and Wolfspeed capacity constraints

19.10. 2017 Semiconductor Today News

For fiscal first-quarter 2018 (ended 24 September 2017), Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has reported revenue of $360.4m, down 3% on $371.2m a year ago but up slightly on $358.9m last quarter...

Finisar launches Flextune feature for wavelength-tunable optical transceivers

18.10. 2017 Semiconductor Today News

Fiber-optic communications component and subsystem maker Finisar Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA has introduced Flextune, a new hardware-configurable feature that simplifies deployment of dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) wavelength-tunable optical transceivers in remote PHY access networks constructed by multiple system operators (MSOs)...

Missing link between new topological phases of matter discovered

18.10. 2017 Condensed Matter News - Physics News, Physic Materials News, Physics, Materials

Physicists at BESSY II have investigated a class of materials that exhibit characteristics of topological insulators. During these studies, they discovered a transition between two different topological phases, one of which is ferroelectric, meaning a phase in the material that exhibits spontaneous electric polarisation and can be reversed by an external electric field. This could also lead to new applications such as switching between differing conductivities.

Nice ice, maybe: Study finds water-repelling surfaces ease ice removal

18.10. 2017 Condensed Matter News - Physics News, Physic Materials News, Physics, Materials

Water-repellent surfaces and coatings could make ice removal a literal breeze by forcing ice to grow up rather than just skate by, says a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and several Chinese institutions.

Anokiwave adds to family of active antenna innovator kits with 256-element, reconfigurable 28GHz array for mmW 5G system roll-out

17.10. 2017 Semiconductor Today News

Anokiwave Inc of San Diego, CA, USA – which provides highly integrated silicon core chips and III-V front-end integrated circuits for millimeter-wave (mmW) markets and active antenna based solutions – has launched the AWA-0134 as the next product in its family of mmW phased-array antenna innovator’s kits...