Solar-Tectic granted US patents for perovskite thin-film solar cells

15.06. 2018 Semiconductor Today News

Solar-Tectic LLC of Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA (which specializes in thin-film solutions for the solar, display, and glass industries) says that two patent applications for perovskite thin-film solar cells have been granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The inventors are Solar-Tectic’s founding manager Ashok Chaudhari and the late Dr Praveen Chaudhari, renowned materials physicist...

BluGlass raises AUS$2m after completing share purchase plan

15.06. 2018 Semiconductor Today News

BluGlass Ltd of Silverwater, Australia – which was spun off from the III-nitride department of Macquarie University in 2005 – has completed its share purchase plan, announced to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) on 21 May...

SemiGen announces new foundry capabilities and hi-rel screening services

14.06. 2018 Semiconductor Today News

SemiGen Inc of Manchester, NH, USA - an ISO- and ITAR-registered RF/microwave assembly, automated PCB manufacturing, and RF Supply Center - says that, after moving into its new facility, it has increased its foundry and screening capabilities significantly...

Guerrilla RF launches low-current LNAs/linear drivers with integrated bypass as its first InGaP HBT-based products

14.06. 2018 Semiconductor Today News

Guerrilla RF Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA – a provider of radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for wireless applications – has added to its family of low-current, low-noise amplifiers and linear drivers with two devices that are tunable over 100-3800MHz, each exhibiting what are claimed to be outstanding gain and noise figure with a typical bias condition of 3.3V and 15mA...

MACOM launches wideband double-balanced mixers for high-performance test & measurement, microwave radio and radar applications

14.06. 2018 Semiconductor Today News

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which makes semiconductors, components and subassemblies for RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and lightwave applications) has launched a new portfolio of wideband double-balanced mixers – the MAMX-011036 and the MAMX-011054 – covering the 8–43GHz and 18–46GHz frequency ranges respectively. Delivering low conversion loss, high linearity and a wide intermediate frequency (IF) bandwidth, the new MAMX Series mixers are suited to meeting the performance requirements for next-generation test & measurement (T&M), microwave radio and radar applications...

NTT and Tokyo Institute of Technology develop IC allowing 100Gbps wireless transmission in 300GHz band

14.06. 2018 Semiconductor Today News

Tokyo-based Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT) and Tokyo Institute of Technology have jointly developed an ultra-high-speed IC for wireless front-ends that operates at terahertz frequencies, and in the 300GHz band they have achieved what is claimed to be the world’s fastest wireless transmission data rate, at 100Gbps – presented at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2018) in Philadelphia, PA, USA (10-15 June)...

Aledia chooses Veeco’s Propel GaN MOCVD system for large-wafer 3D LED production

13.06. 2018 Semiconductor Today News

Aledia S.A of Grenoble, France, a developer and manufacturer of 3D LEDs for display applications based on its gallium nitride (GaN) nanowire-on-silicon platform, has selected the Propel GaN metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system of epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA to support its R&D. Aledia noted Propel’s large process window, single-wafer reactor technology and defect stability as key factors in its decision...

Scientists peep deep into a diamond to examine its defects

13.06. 2018 Condensed Matter News - Physics News, Physic Materials News, Physics, Materials

Researchers take a deep look into a diamond to see how the atoms in its platelet defects are arranged in the hardest natural material known to man.

Properties of polycrystalline materials can be derived from microscopic single crystal samples

13.06. 2018 Condensed Matter News - Physics News, Physic Materials News, Physics, Materials

By carrying out micro-mechanical testing on single crystals of nickel, ANSTO materials researchers were able to derive the bulk properties of a polycrystalline material in a way that is useful for engineering.

Kaiam launches enhanced 100G ‘CWDM4+’ LightScale2 transceivers for higher performance and reliability than standard CWDM4

13.06. 2018 Semiconductor Today News

Kaiam Corp of Newark, CA, USA (which makes optical transceivers for hyperscale data centers) has made available an enhanced series of 100G ‘CWDM4+’ transceivers that offers substantially higher performance than the CWDM4 standard and is optimized as well as tested for added reliability...

NXP adds high-power GaN RF and Si-LDMOS products for 5G cellular networks

13.06. 2018 Semiconductor Today News

In booth #739 at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2018) in Philadelphia, PA, USA (12-15 June), NXP Semiconductors N.V. of Eindhoven, The Netherlands is expanding its cellular infrastructure portfolio by introducing new RF gallium nitride (GaN) wideband power transistors as well as Airfast third-generation silicon laterally diffused metal-oxide-semiconductor (Si-LDMOS) products for macro and outdoor small-cell 5G cellular networks...

pSemi launches GaN FET driver for solid-state LiDAR

13.06. 2018 Semiconductor Today News

Murata company pSemi Corp of San Diego, CA, USA (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) – a fabless provider of radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) based on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) – has announced availability of the PE29101 gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistor (FET) driver for solid-state light detection and ranging (LiDAR) systems...

Plasma-Therm acquires CORIAL

13.06. 2018 Semiconductor Today News

Plasma-Therm LLC of St Petersburg, FL, USA (which makes plasma etch, deposition and advanced packaging equipment for specialty semiconductor and nanotechnology markets) has acquired plasma etch and deposition equipment maker CORIAL of Bernin, France...

WIN releases platform integrating 0.1µm GaAs pHEMTs with monolithic PIN and vertical Schottky diodes

13.06. 2018 Semiconductor Today News

WIN Semiconductors Corp of Taoyuan City, Taiwan – the largest pure-play compound semiconductor wafer foundry – has expanded its portfolio of highly integrated gallium arsenide (GaAs) technologies with the release of a new pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistor (pHEMT) technology...

MACOM launches power detector operating from 5–44GHz, supporting high dynamic range of 30dB

13.06. 2018 Semiconductor Today News

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which makes semiconductors, components and subassemblies for RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and lightwave applications) has announced immediate availability of its new MADT-011000 power detector for applications spanning microwave radios, test & measurement (T&M) equipment and radar systems...