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LED Output Increases with 100-mm Dicing

Thu, 4 Apr 2007
(April 12, 2007) MANCHESTER, NH — A 100-mm sapphire wafer-dicing capability, developed on J.P. Sercel Associates' IX-200 Chromadice DPSS UV laser wafer-singulation system, reportedly increases LED yields by processing larger sapphire wafers than prior methods.

Automotive LED Manufacturer Selects Henkel Materials

Fri, 9 Sep 2007
(September 7, 2007) IRVINE, CA — Grote Industries selected a custom-formulated Hysol potting compound from Henkel to enable full automation at its 1-million-parts per year LED lamp assembly line. The compound met 19 engineering requirements for environmental friendliness, thermal conductivity, reliability, and other criteria, and will be deployed for use across 10 product families.

Palomar discusses high volume HB LED assembly at Strategies in Light

Fri, 2 Feb 2011

Palomar Technologies, precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems provider, will hold meetings at Stategies in Light to discuss its recent upgrades to high-brightness LED (HB-LED) assembly.


USPTO seeks nominees for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Tue, 1 Jan 2012

The USPTO is looking to increase the diversity of honorees for its annual National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI), honoring "this nation's creative geniuses."


SEMICON West heralds 22nm, EUVL, 450mm, mobile electronics speakers

Mon, 4 Apr 2012

Intel, SEMATECH, and other top chip makers, suppliers, and research organizations will send speakers to SEMICON West, July 10-12 in San Francisco. The event will single out new transistor architectures, advanced lithography, 450mm wafers, and other major developments.


LED fab JV forms between Viper Networks and acquisition target

Mon, 4 Apr 2012

An LED manufacturing joint venture is the “final due diligence” Viper Networks Inc. will execute with its targeted acquisition: a profitable LED manufacturing company in the US.


As LED patents run out, supply chain value will shift downstream

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

Barclays Capital finds that LED manufacturing and materials patents will soon run out, potentially draining value from material/chip/package suppliers and turning LEDs into commodities.


MOCVD advances, InGaN enable record HEMT material from Kopin

Thu, 3 Mar 2012

Kopin Corporation achieved record 1290cm2/V.s electron mobility and 240ohms/square sheet resistance results from GaN-based high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) materials.


LED replacement lamp market to shift from developed to developing countries

Thu, 3 Mar 2012

LED replacement lamps for legacy lighting sources will see 30% unit growth 2012-2016, says Strategies Unlimited. But ASPs will fall 14%/year in that time.


LED manufacturing tool orders to dip in 2012 between LED demand waves

Thu, 3 Mar 2012

LED revenues are slowing down in 2012, after two years of remarkable growth, according to Strategy Analytics. LED fab equipment spending and epitaxial substrate demand in the LED sector will decline in 2012.


Large-diameter sapphire LED substrates on-trend at Strategies in Light

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

Raja Parvez, president and CEO of Rubicon Technology (RBCN) will speak about the "Move to Larger Diameter Sapphire Substrates" at the Strategies in Light today during the LED Manufacturing track.


Cree's new silicon carbide (SiC) platform cuts initial LED cost

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

Cree Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE) reports doubling the lumens/dollar of light emitting diodes (LEDs) with its new silicon carbide (SiC) LED substrate technology.


Top 10 LED manufacturers in 2011, and shifting regional dominance

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

The global HB-LED market grew from $11.3 billion in 2010 to $12.5 billion in 2011, surging 9.8%, according to Strategies Unlimited. 10 companies accounted for more than 68% of the global LED supply.


JPSA expands Ultrafast laser machining technology

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

JP Sercel Associates, Inc. (JPSA) expanded its Ultrafast processing capabilities, using Pico-second lasers with innovative laser beam delivery techniques.


Strategies in Light: Day 1, LED Lighting Report, New Start-ups

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

The 2012 Strategies in Light conference kicked off today at the Santa Clara Convention Center with a series of five workshops, two tutorials and one all-day investor forum.


Seoul Semiconductor keynote at Strategies in Light: Highlights

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

Chung Hoon Lee, CEO of LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor keynoted at Strategies in Light today. Lee’s keynote, "A View from Seoul," marked the first time a Korean LED maker has spoken at the conference. Following are highlights from his talk.


Plessey acquires CamGaN for GaN-on-Si LED technology

Tue, 2 Feb 2012

Plessey has acquired CamGaN, a University of Cambridge spin-out with novel GaN technology for HB-LEDs on large-area silicon substrates. Plessey will bring the technology into its 6" wafer processing facility in the U.K.


EVG LED mask aligner offers COO improvement in gen-2

Tue, 2 Feb 2012

EVG uncrated the EVG620HBL Gen II fully automated mask alignment system for volume LED manufacturing. The second generation tool offers 55% higher wafer output per square meter of cleanroom space occupied, EVG reports.


SemiLEDs, LG Siltron, Epistar install Veeco MOCVD tools

Tue, 2 Feb 2012

Veeco Instruments (Nasdaq:VECO) reported 3 wins for its TurboDisc K465i GaN MOCVD tool : the same systems will be used for high-volume LED fab, GaN-on-Si research, and Si-based LED development.


Kodak, Heraeus projected capacitive touch screen showcases ITO alternative

Mon, 2 Feb 2012

Eastman Kodak and Heraeus Precious Metals will demonstrate a 3.5" touchscreen panel for cell phone applications using Kodak HCF-225 Film/ESTAR Base as the transparent conductive component at Flexible Electronics & Displays 2012.


UPDATED: Record semiconductor sales in 2011, 2012 outlook

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

The SIA shows 2011 worldwide semiconductor sales hit $299.5 billion, a 0.4% year-on-year increase and new record. Semico Research's forecast for 2012 shows a 10.11% growth in semiconductors revenues over 2011. Barclays Capital and Strategy Analytics also weigh in.


LED lighting increases power electronics complexity, drives new power supply market

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

"Opportunities for Power Components in LED Lighting" from IMS Research reveals that rapid uptake of LED lighting, driven by legislation and rising costs of electricity, will result in a potential market of 4 billion power supply units by 2016, worth $10 billion.


Can carbon nanotubes fluoresce fully?

Thu, 2 Feb 2012

Rice University studied the fluorescence of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) in new research, finding that the lengths and imperfections of individual nanotubes affect their fluorescence.


SUSS combines resist coat and develop platforms

Mon, 3 Mar 2012

SUSS MicroTec launched the RCD8 manual resist coat and develop platform for R&D and low-volume use in MEMS, semiconductor packaging, LEDs, and other applications.


CVD Equipment doubles manufacturing space with new NY facility

Mon, 3 Mar 2012

CVD Equipment Corporation (Nasdaq:CVV) purchased a new facility in Central Islip, NY, doubling the space for its CVD and gas control equipment assembly, and unifying its nano-materials lab.


Silicon Genesis wafering tool designed for solar, LED, packaging sectors

Mon, 3 Mar 2012

SiGen developed its second-generation production system for fabricating thin-silicon solar wafers, as well as HB-LED, and 3D semiconductor packaging wafers. The system tailored for silicon, GaAs, germanium, SiC, GaN and sapphire materials.


AIXTRON wins MOCVD customer making LEDs in China

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

AIXTRON SE sold 5 multi-wafer MOCVD systems to a new customer, Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology Ltd., China. The tools will grow materials for HB-LEDs.


AIXTRON opens MOCVD training center in China

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

AIXTRON's training and demonstration center in Suzhou, China, will focus on improving MOCVD in advanced semiconductor and LED manufacturing operations around China, as well as on employee and environmental safety in electronics production environments.


SAFC Hitech expands LED precursor production in Taiwan

Thu, 3 Mar 2012

SAFC Hitech opened a multi-million dollar 270000sq.ft. expansion at its facility in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, increasing capacity for high-quality LED precursor production.


MATHESON incorporates RFID, pressure monitoring in compressed gas control system

Wed, 3 Mar 2012

MATHESON debuted the Lasso System, a customer-centric supply chain and inventory management system that can monitor the location and operating status of gas products and other assets in the REAL-Time Gas and Asset Management System.


Silicon wafers sliced to 10% conventional bulk with Hyperion 3

Wed, 3 Mar 2012

Twin Creeks Technologies, semiconductor and solar cell manufacturing equipment supplier, debuted its first commercial silicon wafer production system that reduces solar module and semiconductor device wafers by up to 90%.


LED phosphor provider Intematix raises $16.2M from investors

Tue, 3 Mar 2012

Intematix, phosphor and phosphor component maker for high-quality LEDs, received $16.2 million in funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Crosslink Capital, as well as a new financial investor.


Vacuum pumps improve throughput by 90% with new rotary design

Tue, 4 Apr 2012

Edwards Limited uncrated the STP-iXR1606 series magnetically-levitated turbo-molecular pumps (TMP) with fully integrated onboard controllers. Its new rotary design improves throughput by about 40% at high gas flow rates; nearly 90% percent in maximum gas flow.


Power electronics grow on SiC and GaN innovation

Thu, 4 Apr 2012

Power electronics will grow to $15 billion in sales of discrete components in 2020, says Lux Research. New materials -- SiC and GaN -- are taking a 22% market share for $3.3B in sales. Expect this year to set a record for funding to power electronics companies.


Seoul Semiconductor LED patents top 10K mark

Fri, 1 Jan 2012

Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. has applied, registered, and secured more than 10,000 patents for light emitting diodes (LEDs) globally. The company invests 10-20% of its annual revenue in R&D.


AIXTRON sells SiC CVD tool to United Silicon Carbide

Fri, 1 Jan 2012

USCi will develop next-generation silicon carbide (SiC) devices with AIXTRON SE's VP2400 hot-wall CVD tool. USCi plans to install the CVD system in Q3 2012.


Annealsys MOCVD tool integrates Hine Automation vacuum wafer transfer system

Thu, 1 Jan 2012

Hine Automation shipped its Star SL-300 single-substrate vacuum transfer system to Annealsys, which will integrate the wafer transfer system onto its MC-200 MOCVD tool for R&D and pilot environments.


SEMI award honors quantum dot research at QD Vision

Wed, 1 Jan 2012

SEMI presented its annual SEMI Award for North America to QD Vision. QD Vision team members made significant progress on the integration and manufacturing processes essential to the commercialization of quantum dot (QD) technology.


Fabs in high-risk zones, 450mm, 3D IC themes of Semico's Semiconductor Fab Database

Wed, 1 Jan 2012

36% of semiconductor fabs are in high-risk zones, finds Semico, noting the industry disruptions caused by the Japan earthquake and tsunami and Thai flooding and the challenges these presented to chip makers in the regions. 


GaN LED market growth starts in 2012

Tue, 1 Jan 2012

The gallium nitride (GaN) LED market declined in 2011, but 2012 marks the beginning of a growth curve, with double-digit growth in 2013 and 2014, says IMS Research. Lighting revenues will overtake TV revenues for GaN LEDs a year earlier than expected.


European microelectronics fab database tracks major changes over past 5 years

Mon, 2 Feb 2012

Yole Developpement released "European Microelectronic Fabs Database & Report 2012," a database and report on the European microelectronics and microsystem manufacturing fabs, pilot lines, and major R&D organizations.


GTAT wins 6" sapphire ingot order from LED substrate maker

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

GT Crystal Systems will supply 500,000 TIE 6" C-plane sapphire cores to Silian, which produces high-quality sapphire substrates for HB-LED manufacturing.


Strategies in Light takeaways: LED expectations for the short- and long-term

Mon, 2 Feb 2012

Jefferies' and Barclays' analysts attended the Strategy in Light conference in Long Beach, CA, and report on a challenging LED market with near-term positive boosts.


Lithography, direct-attach LEDs, packaging trends at Strategies in Light Day 3

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

Day 3 of the 2012 Strategies in Light conference continued the LED Manufacturing session. Presenters covered LED manufacture, advanced packaging, metrology and testing, high-performance materials, and other topics, such as dimming. Blogger Michael A. Fury, Techcet Group, reports.


LED cost reduction to come from manufacturing: Strategies in Light

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

The manufacturing conference at Strategies in Light focused on methods for reducing cost through the manufacturing supply chain. Presenters discussed various methods of reducing manufacturing costs, from improved automation and standards implementation, automation to new packaging technologies. Laura Peters, LEDs Magazine, reports.


Rubicon re-ups sapphire wafer contract with largest customer

Thu, 2 Feb 2012

Rubicon Technology, Inc. (RBCN) entered into a new contract with its largest customer for large-diameter sapphire wafers. Shipments will total at minimum $20 million.


AIXTRON MOCVD tools easier to lease in China with new MSFL alliance

Thu, 2 Feb 2012

Minsheng Financial Leasing (MSFL), China's main non-banking financial institution, formed a strategic alliance with AIXTRON, making fab tool leasing options available to AIXTRON's customers in China.


LED manufacturing highlights from Strategies in Light Day 2

Thu, 2 Feb 2012

Blogger Michael A. Fury, Techcet Group, reports from Day 2 of Strategies in Light: immersing himself in the LEDs manufacturing track of the conference.


Taiwan's LED makers' and packagers' 2011 results

Fri, 1 Jan 2012

Taiwan's LED chip and package manufacturers failed to reproduce the booming revenue growth of H1 2011 in H2, according to LEDinside. Given inventory pressure, many LED makers are actively seeking joint ventures and improving product quality to create greater product differentiation.


Apple shares list of suppliers

Fri, 1 Jan 2012

For the first time, Apple Inc. has publicly published a list of over 150 companies that the electronics giant says represent 97% of its procurement expenditures for materials, manufacturing, and assembly of products worldwide.


OSRAM fabs LED chips on silicon

Thu, 1 Jan 2012

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors manufactured high-performance LED prototypes, growing the light-emitting gallium-nitride (GaN) layers on 150mm silicon (Si) wafers rather than sapphire substrates.


LED makers to spend less on MOCVD in 2012, more on other LED fab tools

Wed, 1 Jan 2012

Worldwide LED manufacturing capacity will reach 2M wafers in 2012, up 27%. More wafers do not neccessarily mean more LED fab equipment, however. Global LED manufacturing equipment spending will fall 18%, shows SEMI.


Philips Lumileds names CEO from semi sector

Tue, 1 Jan 2012

Philips Lumileds appointed Pierre Yves Lesaicherre as CEO, succeeding the company's first CEO Michael C. Holt. Lesaicherre spent 2 decades in the semiconductor and components industry.


EVG integrates UV lithography from Eulitha on mask aligner

Tue, 1 Jan 2012

EV Group signed a joint-development and licensing agreement with Eulitha AG, integrating Eulitha's PHABLE mask-based UV photolithography technology with EVG's automated mask aligner platform.


Materion expands PVD shield cleaning facility in NY

Fri, 1 Jan 2012

Materion Microelectronics & Services added 50% more space in its PVD parts cleaning and surface treatment facility, with an automated robotic twin wire arc spray, increased precious metal refining capacity, new cleaning processes, and a Class 10,000-certified cleanroom.


10 LED manufacturing themes in 2012

Thu, 1 Jan 2012

Barclays Capital forecasts 2012 as a "subdued year" for the light-emitting diode (LED) industry, but there will be opportunities for MOCVD sales in the LED and power semiconductor sectors, as well as MOCVD upgrades.


Nocilis Materials launches SiGe foundry

Thu, 1 Jan 2012

Nocilis Materials opened its silicon foundry service globally. Nocilis Materials AB provides epitaxy service of advanced Si-Ge-Sn-C alloys for electronic and photonic applications.


AIXTRON sells multiple MOCVD reactors to HB-LED maker

Wed, 1 Jan 2012

AIXTRON SE (NASDAQ:AIXG) delivered multiple AIX G5 HT MOCVD reactors to existing customer Nantong Tongfang in China, fueling the company's HB-LED production expansion.


Soitec advances LED strategy with Altatech Semiconductor buy

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

Soitec (Euronext Paris) completed its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Altatech Semiconductor S.A. The final purchase price was EUR15 million.


MOCVD cools down, LED downstream processing heats up

Mon, 1 Jan 2012

Requirements for LED processing equipment are changing from cost driven to more technology driven decisions, a clear trend to more complex and more efficient manufacturing, according to Thomas Uhrmann and Thorsten Matthias of EV Group.


Umicore consolidates germanium optics production to US

Thu, 1 Jan 2012

Umicore will consolidate production of its germanium-based optics products in the US, citing a majority market in the country. Umicore will phase out optics production in Olen, Belgium.


Soitec, Sumitomo Electric scale GaN engineered wafers to 6"

Tue, 1 Jan 2012

Soitec (Euronext) and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. demonstrated 4" and 6" engineered gallium nitride (GaN) substrates, and launched pilot production lines to enable wider market adoption.


Round LEDs released by Luminus Devices

Mon, 4 Apr 2012

Luminus Devices Inc. unveiled its round LED architecture, meeting the circular aperture designs of many optical devices.


Nichia sued over LED fab IP by Everlight

Mon, 4 Apr 2012

Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nichia Corp., seeking enforcement of a patent covering LED metallization technology, and asked that 2 Nichia patents on LED phosphor technology be rendered invalid.


MOCVD and MBE epitaxy trends for compound semiconductors

Fri, 4 Apr 2012

The corresponding combined revenue opportunity for MBE and MOCVD is estimated to be around US $6.1 billion for the 2012-2020 periods, shows Yole Développement.


As LEDs ramp, GaAs wafers shift from SI to SC type

Thu, 4 Apr 2012

Boosted by LEDs, semiconducting (SC) GaAs substrates will lead growth of the GaAs market. In 2011, semi-inductive (SI) GaAs substrates held ~56% (M$) of the overall GaAs substrate market (SC GaAs held ~44%), a trend that is likely to reverse in the short term.


EPIC names new director general, promises closer ties with EU

Thu, 4 Apr 2012

EPIC, the European Photonics Industry Consortium, announced at its annual general meeting that Carlos Lee has been appointed as director general, succeeding Thomas Pearsall, who has led the association since its founding in 2003.


Veeco to invest in Korea’s LED industry

Tue, 4 Apr 2012

Veeco Instruments Inc. recently participated in an investment signing ceremony at the 2012 Korea Investment Forum in New York City to commemorate the Company’s substantial investment in a new R&D facility in Seoul, Korea to advance high brightness light emitting diode (LED) technology.


MOCVD suppliers await H2 payoff for H1 LED gains

Mon, 4 Apr 2012

Positives for LED makers -- improved utilization rates in Taiwan, growing LED lighting demand -- will not immediately equal more orders for MOCVD tool suppliers, reports Barclays Capital. The analysts expect 525 MOCVD tool orders in 2012, most in the second half of the year.


Veeco ion beam deposition tool matches PVD speed

Mon, 4 Apr 2012

Veeco Instruments Inc. debuted the SPECTOR-HT ion beam deposition tool for thin-film deposition in optical products, such as lasers, telecommunications chips, and more.


LED researchers install VECO MOCVD in Korea

Fri, 4 Apr 2012

LED-IT Fusion Technology Research Center of Korea tapped Veeco for a TurboDisc K465i GaN MOCVD system for research and development of LEDs, including green LEDs and UV versions.


Cree LED achieves 254 lumen/watt on SiC, optimized chip/packaging tech

Fri, 4 Apr 2012

Cree Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE) achieved 254 lumen/watt on a white-light, power LED in research. The correlated color temperature is 4408 K.


Verticle takes hexagonal LED chips to mass production

Mon, 2 Feb 2012

Verticle began mass production of its hexagonal-shaped LED chip Honeycomb, developed with a proprietary copper substrate and chemical chip separation technology.


Samsung approves LED business absorption

Mon, 2 Feb 2012

Samsung Electronics' Board of Directors approved a merger with Samsung LED, Ltd. The BOD also decided to request Samsung Mobile Display to pay infrastructure construction costs.


Present at Strategies in Light Europe

Mon, 2 Feb 2012

Strategies in Light Europe, September in Munich, is accepting presentation abstracts through February 29. Submit a paper on LED technology, LED manufacturing and the supply chain, markets, LED applications, or a related topic.


LED oversupply shrinks in 2012 on consumer demand uptick

Thu, 2 Feb 2012

LED supply exceeded demand by 30% in 2011, thanks to poor LED TV sales and slow growth in lighting. Look for the industry to start close this gap in 2012, shows NPD DisplaySearch.


Iljin Materials and LED maker ILJIN Semiconductor plan merger

Thu, 2 Feb 2012

Iljin Materials Co. Ltd., a developer and producer of elecfoils for use in the electronic components, has signed a statutory merger agreement with LED manufacturer ILJIN Semiconductor Co. Ltd.


AMAT throws the brakes on LED fab equipment

Fri, 5 May 2012

In light of “challenging industry conditions” in the LED and PV manufacturing sectors, Applied Materials (AMAT) decided to restructure its Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) segment.


LED maker SunSun Lighting raises $30M from investors

Wed, 5 May 2012

SunSun Lighting, a provider of high-performance, energy-efficient and low-cost LED lighting technologies, received $30 million in Series B financing from GSR Ventures and Oak Investment Partners and additional commitments from its original angel investors. Allan Kwan, a China-based advisor for Oak, is joining the board of SunSun.


HB-LED makers drive economic improvement with alternative substrates, automation, and yield

Tue, 5 May 2012

SEMI’s Paula Doe covers the “commodity market” of LEDs, including capacity utilization at LED fabs, automation in manufacturing that could improve yields, LEDs fabbed on silicon and GaN instead of sapphire wafers, and more.


AIXTRON MOCVD tool installed for GaN research at U of Warsaw

Tue, 5 May 2012

University of Warsaw, Poland, researchers will grow GaN materials on a new AIXTRON SE Close Coupled Showerhead MOCVD reactor in a 3 x 2” wafer configuration.


AIXTRON wins repeat MOCVD order from LED maker

Mon, 5 May 2012

AIXTRON SE’s long-time customer Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI) ordered several MOCVD systems: 4 CRIUS II-XL systems in a 19 x 4” wafer configuration and 2 G5 HT reactors in a 14 x 4” wafer configuration.


LED makers qualify c-axis sapphire wafers from ARC Energy, Trinity Material

Fri, 5 May 2012

Sapphire wafers grown using ARC Energy’s Controlled Heat Extraction System furnaces for Trinity Material was certified for high-quality LED chip production at two leading LED chip companies.


China’s LED production, consumption plans

Fri, 5 May 2012

China has designated LEDs as one of the 7th emerging industries to be fostered in the Twelfth Five-year Plan. China is accelerating standardization plans, encouraging local production, and subsidizing purchases of LED lighting, Displaybank reports.


China's LED subsidy totals RMB2.2B

Thu, 5 May 2012

Barclays Capital’s Asia IT analyst Jones Ku shares details of China's State Council’s subsidy program for household electrical appliances. The program sets aside RMB2.2 billion to promote consumption of LEDs and “other energy-saving light bulbs.”


Is the LED boom and bust cycle leveling out?

Wed, 5 May 2012

After a surge in 2010 and oversupply in 2011 that suppressed 2012 fab, LED makers will see a leveling out of supply and demand into better equilibrium, according to NPD DisplaySearch. Demand will shift from LCD-backlit LEDs to LEDs for lighting.


Beyond sapphire: LED substrates from GaN to ZnO, SiC, and Si

Mon, 5 May 2012

LEDs are typically manufactured on sapphire substrates, about 90% of the blue LEDs currently in production. SiC substrates are used for virtually all the remaining 10% of blue LEDs. To improve efficiency and brightness, as well as cost, LED makers are looking to other substrates, such as Si and ZnO.


The low utilization/MOCVD uptick phenomenon, LED efficacy and price, more from Lightfair

Mon, 5 May 2012

Barclays Capital analysts attended Lightfair International and gleaned several trends in LEDs and OLEDs for lighting, including an interesting phenomenon around MOCVD utilization rates and new orders.


UV-LEDs fabricated with solution process, oxide-in-oxide design

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

A team of scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed a process for creating glass-based, inorganic LEDs that produce light in the UV range.


SEMICON China: Challenges and opportunities for semiconductors, emerging techs

Thu, 2 Feb 2012

SEMICON China takes place March 20-22 in Shanghai. Check out the special pavillions and events, and keynote speakers scheduled.


Present at coolingZONE LED 2012 in Berlin

Thu, 2 Feb 2012

coolingZONE LED, May 29-31 in Berlin, is soliciting technical presentations on LED energy consumption, LED packaging, heat and air-flow simulations of LED products, and related topics.


MIT's nanowire growth control method could optimize LEDs, other semiconductors

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

MIT researchers used gases to precisely control nanowires' width and composition as they grow, which could yield complex structures optimally designed for particular applications, like LED substrates or solar panels.


Metrology project launches in Europe for thin films

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

The National Physical Laboratory in the UK is leading a new EMRP project on thin film manufacturing metrology for industries such as opto electronics, plastic and printed electronics, displays and lighting, memories and solar cells.


AIXTRON installs high-capacity epitaxy system at Epistar for LED fab

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

Epistar installed its first AIXTRON SE CRIUS II-XL system in a 19 x 4" wafer configuration to mass produce ultra-high-brightness (UHB) blue and white LEDs.


China's LED subsidy update

Tue, 2 Feb 2012

The formal announcement of China's light emitting diode (LED) subsidy program, likely in the first half of March, may drive tool utilization expansions for LED chip makers, reports Barclays Capital.


Cleantech Solutions sends sample sapphire chambers to LED maker

Mon, 2 Feb 2012

Cleantech Solutions International has delivered two units of sample sapphire chambers and one unit of a solar furnace to an international customer.


LEDs outshine legacy lighting business structure at LightFair 2012

Thu, 5 May 2012

“LED is now the dominant force in lighting for the foreseeable future,” reports Ted Konnerth of Egret Consulting Group, after LightFair 2012. What does that mean for traditional lighting products, applications, distribution channels, and talent?


EpiGaN opens GaN-on-Si wafer production at new site

Wed, 5 May 2012

EpiGaN NV opened its GaN epitaxial material production site, on the Research Campus Hasselt in Belgium. EpiGaN’s GaN-on-Si material is used in next-generation power electronics.


Quantum dots to see 55% 10-year CAGR on LED, display, healthcare, other applications

Tue, 5 May 2012

Quantum dots will grow to a $7480.25 million market by 2022, at a ten-year CAGR of 55.2%, according to Electronics.ca Publications.


Wafer bonding enables better LEDs with right process and materials

Mon, 5 May 2012

LED manufacturers must choose the appropriate materials and processes to fight low yields, writes Thomas Uhrmann of EV Group (EVG).


MOCVD sales halved from 2011 to 2012

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

342 MOCVD tools for LED manufacture will ship in 2012, compared to 654 last year, IMS Research reports in its most recent GaN LED Quarterly Supply and Demand report. Without China, the market would be nearly still.


SEMICON Europa 2012 seeks presenters

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

SEMI is seeking papers for technical sessions and presentations at the upcoming SEMICON Europa 2012, October 9-11 in Dresden, Germany. Technical presentation abstracts are due April 30.


Kaistar to fab LEDs with ultra-high-purity ammonia from LLH China

Thu, 3 Mar 2012

Linde LienHwa (LLH) China will be the exclusive gas supplier to Kaistar, delivering bulk gases and high-purity ammonia (NH3) to Kaistar’s new LED production facility in Xiamen, China.


Toyoda Gosei, Showa Denko form GaN LED JV

Tue, 5 May 2012

Showa Denko KK will transfer 70% of its gallium-nitride (GaN)-based blue light emitting diode (LED) chip business into a new company, TS Opto Co. Ltd, with Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd.


SEMI lauds Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) for microelectronics/photovoltaics support

Wed, 5 May 2012

SEMI presented US Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) with its 2012 North American Government Leadership Award for his leadership and support of the US microelectronics and photovoltaic manufacturing value chain.


LED manufacturer Lumichip expands in Finland, opens development center

Fri, 4 Apr 2012

Lumichip Limited, an LED manufacturer, expanded its commercial operations in Finland and opened a new development center in Espoo, Finland.


MEI semiconductor wet process tools built to prevent contamination

Fri, 4 Apr 2012

MEI uses Vycom Flametec PVC-C for chemical rinse tanks and other wafer-contacting elements of its process tools, reducing tool-based contamination and protecting fab workers. Bill McGinty, MEI operations manager, discusses the benefits the new-generation plastic for semiconductor fab tools.


LED maker orders multiple fab tools from OEM Group

Thu, 4 Apr 2012

OEM Group began shipping a multi-tool order to a major LED manufacturer, including Spray Ozone Tool and Spray Acid Tool semi-automated batch surface preparation systems.


Media tablets join top 5 semiconductor end-markets in 2012

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

Media tablets, experiencing "remarkably rapid ascension," will become the 4th largest application for semiconductors by 2014, up from 35th in 2010, according to IHS.


China-based LED maker orders 3 AIXTRON MOCVD tools

Thu, 3 Mar 2012

AIXTRON received a new MOCVD systems order from existing customer Quantum Wafer Inc., China. The 3 additional MOCVD units will process HB-LED wafers based on GaN materials.


Nitrogen-rich indium nitride wafers debut from Meaglow

Wed, 3 Mar 2012

Meaglow Ltd., MOCVD and epitaxy supplier, launched a range of nitrogen-rich indium nitride (InN) wafers for research and industry development around the compound semiconductor material.


LED makers could diversify with GaN power electronics production

Wed, 3 Mar 2012

The gallium nitride (GaN) power elec market is currently small, but new entrants are ramping to production, silicon-based electronics suppliers developing GaN, and LED makers diversifying capacity to make power semis.


Automated film frame handlers increase LED and semiconductor production

Tue, 3 Mar 2012

Owens Design Inc. released multiple customized film frame automated handlers to customers in the semiconductor and LED manufacturing tool industries.


HB-LED market grew 4.3% in 2011, with uneven distribution

Tue, 3 Mar 2012

The market volume for HB-LEDs reached $12 billion in 2011, a 4.3% growth over 2010, reports EPIC, The European Photonics Industry Consortium.


Fujitsu readying GaN power devices by late 2013

Thu, 11 Nov 2012

Fujitsu Semiconductor says it has built a server power-supply unit with 2.5kW of output power using gallium nitride (GaN)-based power devices, and will ramp volume production of the power devices in late 2013.


OLED lighting sales could reach $1.7B by 2020 -- if panel makers commit now

Fri, 11 Nov 2012

There's a new battleground slowly emerging for OLEDs in lighting applications where the technology could offer some advantages in design and efficiency -- if panel makers are willing to make some sacrifices.


Roll-to-roll plasma etch equipment project completed

Wed, 10 Oct 2012

FlexTech Alliance announced the completion of a development project with Etched in Time, Inc. (EITI), for a plasma etch system that is compatible with a wide array of roll-to-roll equipment.


Why Taiwan LED equipment vendors can't support a 2013 rebound

Wed, 12 Dec 2012

Taiwan makers of light-emitting diode (LED) products are unlikely to support a recovery in 2013 LED equipment spending due to an alarming cash crunch individually and sector-wide, warns one industry analyst.


Process Watch: Cycle time’s paradoxical relationship to inspection

Tue, 12 Dec 2012

In the seventh installment in a series called Process Watch, the authors discuss cycle time and the impact of inspection. Authored by experts at KLA-Tencor, Process Watch articles focus on novel process control solutions.


KLA-Tencor's updated LED wafer inspection tool boosts throughput, efficiency

Thu, 12 Dec 2012

KLA-Tencor says its new fourth-generation LED wafer inspection system achieves greater flexibility, increased throughput, and improved efficiency for inspecting defects and performing 2D metrology in LED applications, as well as MEMS and semiconductor wafers.


When will bulk GaN be price-competitive with silicon?

Mon, 11 Nov 2012

Wide bandgap semiconductor materials can significantly outperform traditional silicon-based devices in power electronics and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), but they're vastly more expensive. So where's the midpoint where GaN's capabilities and extra costs align to make it the preferred technology for each application?


EV Group completes cleanroom expansion, opens new R&D labs

Wed, 11 Nov 2012

EV Group has completed its expanded cleanroom IV facility at its corporate headquarters in Austria, which doubled its cleanroom space for process development and pilot production services.


LED market for indoor residential lighting poised to surge

Tue, 11 Nov 2012

Technology improvements and supportive legislation are gathering momentum to help push LED adoption for residential buildings -- the largest lighting application sector.


Growth outlook for industrial semiconductors dims to 3% in 2012

Fri, 11 Nov 2012

Growth in the industrial electronics semiconductor market is set to fall short of previous expectations in 2012 as the business is buffeted by weakening global economic conditions, with the LED market the sole bright spot, says IHS iSuppli.


Semiconductor equipment demand: Shades of 2009?

Fri, 11 Nov 2012

The latest monthly numbers for semiconductor manufacturing equipment demand aren't pretty: lows in both orders and sales not seen since the last major downcycle three years ago, and the short-term comparisons continue to widen.


Brewer Science introduces CNT inks for printed electronics

Thu, 11 Nov 2012

Rolla, MO-based Brewer Science introduced a line of conductive CNT ink materials that are surfactant free, require no additional rinse steps, and are compatible with a broad range of printed electronic substrates.


Canon stepper targets LED, MEMS, power device manufacturing

Tue, 12 Dec 2012

Canon U.S.A., Inc. recently launched the FPA-3030i5+ i-line stepper, designed for the manufacturing of LEDs, MEMS and power semiconductors.


Rubicon orders Zeta 300 optical profilers for sapphire LED substrates

Mon, 8 Aug 2012

Zeta Instruments will install multiple optical profilers for micron-scale surface analysis at sapphire substrate maker Rubicon Technology, for metrology and inspection on sapphire substrates and wafer production aimed at the HB-LED market.


Siemens to spin off LED and lighting subsidiary OSRAM

Thu, 8 Aug 2012

Siemens will publicly list OSRAM via a spinoff to Siemens shareholders, rather than an IPO. Spinning off OSRAM will make the public listing more independent of capital market conditions.


Toshiba plans GaN-on-Si LED production line in Japan

Mon, 7 Jul 2012

Toshiba will start mass production of white LEDs on a new 200mm wafer production line in its Kaga Toshiba Electronics Corporation fab in northern Japan.


Plessey invests in GaN-on-Si HB-LED production, adds AIXTRON reactor

Mon, 7 Jul 2012

Plessey Semiconductors is installing a multi-million pound HB-LED production line at its Plymouth, UK facility, including a new AIXTRON reactor.


Guide to LED and OLED programs at SEMICON West

Thu, 6 Jun 2012

SEMICON West 2012 will take place July 10-12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Following is a preview of the LED and OLED events taking place during SEMICON West, from contributor Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets.


Edwards tailors vacuum pump for LED, compound semiconductor manufacturing

Tue, 6 Jun 2012

Edwards (NASDAQ:EVAC) introduced the new iXH645H dry pump, optimized for metal-organic chemical vapor deposition, a key step in LED and compound semiconductor manufacturing.


JPSA picosecond laser micromachining platform reduces debris and thermal damage

Tue, 6 Jun 2012

JP Sercel Associates Inc. released the IX-6168-PS picosecond-laser-based micromachining platform, using lasers with 5-500 picosecond pulse lengths.


Cree, SemiLEDs end LED patent litigation with settlement

Tue, 7 Jul 2012

LED makers Cree Inc. (NASDAQ:CREE) and SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ:LEDS) have agreed to end their respective patent infringement litigation against each other.


SiC's advantages over silicon push more SiC semiconductors over 10 years

Fri, 6 Jun 2012

Silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors will see 38% CAGR through 2022 thanks to power and efficiency advantages over silicon devices, according to MarketResearch.com.


ALD partnership enables surface functionalization of powders

Fri, 6 Jun 2012

Cambridge NanoTech entered a licensing agreement with Ghent University in Belgium to commercialize an ALD particle coating technology that uses thermal and plasma processes.


LEDs revenues grow even as prices fall through 2016

Mon, 7 Jul 2012

LED prices are declining, as revenues are growing through 2016, according to a report from Strategies Unlimited. Trends include multi-chip packaging and different LED power levels for different applications.


LED bulb cost halved by 2020

Mon, 7 Jul 2012

The price of a LED bulb will fall by about half by 2020, hitting $11.06, according to Lux Research. With the LED chip package seeing 70%+ cost reduction, technology innovation will shift to the surrounding elements: thermal management, drivers and optics.


Terry Brewer chats about SEMI and semiconductors at SEMICON West

Fri, 7 Jul 2012

Terry Brewer, one of the newest members of SEMI's North American advisory board, talks about semiconductor industry consolidation, as well as new technologies and materials in the industry. He shares how SEMI is reacting to this evolution.


LED fab equipment capex to brighten in H2 2012

Fri, 7 Jul 2012

SEMICON West confirmed for Barclays that Q2 2012 orders for MOCVD tools remained flattish with the trough-like Q1 numbers, and LED makers are expected to order more tools in H2 2012.


Cree CFO departs after growing the LEDs company to $1B+

Mon, 5 May 2012

LED manufacturer Marl taps DEK for print tool

Sun, 6 Jun 2012

LED specialist Marl will install the DEK Horizon 03iX print platform to adapt to new circuit board size requirements, and will use the VectorGuard stencil system and Nano-ProTek.


NXP develops GaN-on-Si for power semiconductors with Singapore’s A*STAR

Fri, 6 Jun 2012

A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics and NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) will collaborate on 200mm GaN-on-Si process and technology development for high-voltage power devices.


PVD process generates 10" AlN-on-sapphire template wafer at Kyma

Fri, 6 Jun 2012

Kyma Technologies demonstrated a 10" AlN on sapphire template, manufactured on its plasma vapor deposition on nanocolumns technology. The 10” sapphire substrate was provided by Monocrystal.


How emerging growth sectors impact the overall semiconductor industry: ConFab preview

Thu, 5 May 2012

Intel's Jackie Sturm will bring to light some of the emerging, growth markets for semiconductors, and what they mean for chipmakers and the fab suppliers in the first session of The ConFab, “The Economic Outlook for the Semiconductor Industry.”


LED insights from SEMICON West 2012

Wed, 7 Jul 2012

Citi analysts surveyed the LED manufacturing market and LED demand at SEMICON West in San Francisco, CA, including a slight uptick in MOCVD orders, and some backlash against Cree's downstream ambitions.


Soitec claims lower-cost GaN template wafers for LED fab with HVPE, partners with Silian

Tue, 7 Jul 2012

Soitec partnered with Silian to jointly develop GaN template wafers using hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE). The resulting GaN template wafers will reduce the cost of manufacturing LEDs.


Top conference reports from H1 2012

Fri, 7 Jul 2012

We at Solid State Technology have compiled the best conference reports so far this year, in the lead up to SEMICON West 2012, next week in San Francisco.


Brighter LEDs with ARC Energy's sapphire technology

Thu, 7 Jul 2012

Sapphire grown in ARC Energy’s proprietary CHES yields 5% brighter LEDs than the industry standard, according to the company’s study.


Lattice Power ramps high-power GaN-on-Si LED production

Tue, 6 Jun 2012

Lattice Power Corporation started volume production of its new-generation gallium nitride (GaN) high-power LEDs on silicon substrates.


High Tech Lights "reshores" LED manufacturing and R&D jobs

Tue, 6 Jun 2012

High Tech Lights is participating in a “Reshoring Initiative” by bringing job positions from China to the US for LED and laser diode scientists, manufacturing and assembly workers, and R&D staff.


LED wafer prices stabilize with more suppliers and steadier demand

Mon, 6 Jun 2012

A balance of LED demand and supply in 2012 is based on the downward-stabilized price of sapphire wafers. More ingot suppliers are coming online, with new entrants in Korea and China, providing a broader supplier base for LED makers, shows Displaybank.


Veeco adds high-performance, compact MOCVD tools to TurboDisco line-up

Thu, 6 Jun 2012

Veeco Instruments added 3 new models of its TurboDisc MOCVD systems for HB-LED production: TurboDisc MaxBright M and MHP, and TurboDisc K465i HP.


AIXTRON debuts GaN-on-Si MOCVD reactor technology

Thu, 7 Jul 2012

AIXTRON SE introduced a 5 x 200mm gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) reactor design for its G5 Planetary Reactor MOCVD platform. AIX G5+ comprises special reactor hardware and process design, developed with customers in AIXTRON’s R&D lab.


SiC manufacturing: Patents don’t equal revenue/market share, and watch for challengers to PVT growth

Tue, 7 Jul 2012

SiC is a niche material for semiconductor, power electronics, and LED manufacturing. Yole analyzed patents related to SiC growth and wafer manufacturing to glean trends in production, R&D, top companies, barriers to entry, and more.


Present on LEDs at Strategies in Light 2013

Mon, 7 Jul 2012

Strategies in Light 2013 will take place February 12-14 in Santa Clara, CA, hosted by PennWell Co.’s Strategies Unlimited and LEDs Magazine. The event’s theme is “Exploring the Growth Opportunities in the LED and Lighting Markets.”


Tier-1 LED makers see high utilization, but MOCVD demand won’t leap

Fri, 7 Jul 2012

Maxim Group analyzed MOCVD utilization and revenues at LED makers in Taiwan, finding that MOCVD orders are placed just to maintain capacity, not add, and high utilization rates are only at the top LED makers.


LED cost and manufacturing topics of Veeco LED maker gathering in Taiwan

Fri, 7 Jul 2012

Veeco hosted more than 150 LED manufacturers and customers of its MOCVD products recently during its MOCVD User Meeting in Taiwan. The talks largely focused on reducing LED cost through manufacturing, as well as using silicon as an LED substrate.


LED manufacturing equipment status report

Thu, 6 Jun 2012

To support the next cycle of LED manufacturing, tools such as MOCVD, plasma etch, lithography, and others must undergo cost efficiency and yield improvements, says Yole Développement. Trends include migrating to larger wafers, silicon substrates, and tools developed specifically for LED fab, rather than retooled from semiconductor manufacturing specs.


PLANSEE ultra-smooth tungsten crucibles yield more sapphire wafers for LED fab

Wed, 6 Jun 2012

PLANSEE has developed a pressed-sintered tungsten crucible with an ultra-smooth surface to avoid sapphire ingot or crucible damage in the Kyropoulos method.


Low LED prices, subsidy’s role, and MOCVD update from China

Wed, 6 Jun 2012

Guangzhou (China) Lightfair Conference is the biggest lighting fair in Asia. Citi analyst Timothy Arcuri notes trends in LED manufacturing and pricing ahead of China’s subsidy program going into effect.


DAS tips system for safe, clean LED waste process gas disposal

Fri, 9 Sep 2012

DAS Environmental Expert says it has a new system that offers a more environmentally friendly way to clean waste process gases produced in LED manufacturing.


GaAs nanowires on graphene focus of NTNU research

Wed, 9 Sep 2012

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (NTNU)  have patented and are commercializing GaAs nanowires grown on graphene.


LED makers urge DoE for more support

Wed, 9 Sep 2012

Stakeholders in LED manufacturing have met with US Department of Energy officials to plead their case for increased support in solid-state lighting (SSL) R&D and manufacturing, asserting that the technology's energy conservation benefits and ROI surpasses those of renewable energy technologies that get much more backing.


Hidden trends amid slowing GaAs epi substrate output

Thu, 9 Sep 2012

GaAs epitaxial substrate production rose just 3% in 2011 as handset power amplifiers offset a shift away from GaAs for handset switches, but inside that slowing slope are two key market drivers, according to Strategy Analytics.


Technology alliance formed for glass and brittle materials processing

Fri, 8 Aug 2012

Three leaders in their respective fields have formed a technology alliance to bring a new glass cutting technology to market. InnoLas Systems GmbH licensed process technology developed by FiLaser LLC and will use ultra-short pulse lasers produced exclusively for InnoLas by LUMERA LASER GmbH.


LEDs to get backlighting market share help from rising CCFL costs

Mon, 8 Aug 2012

In 2011, LEDs were expected to grab market share from CCFLs in the display backlighting segment. However, prices for CCFL-backlight TVs fell alongside prices for LED-backlit TVs. Now, CCFL raw materials costs have exploded, setting the stage for market share grabs by LEDs, albeit later than expected, reports Jimmy Kim, DisplaySearch.


Albermarle expands MOCVD materials production with Korean plant

Fri, 8 Aug 2012

Albemarle will expand its facility in Yeosu, Korea, with additional manufacturing capacity for PureGrowth products for MOCVD processes.


What Cree's record Q4 means for the LED industry

Thu, 8 Aug 2012

Cree saw 8% quarter-to-quarter growth in FY2012 Q4, but only 2% growth in its LED component business. Reasons could include customer pushback from Cree's move into their space, lower average selling prices for LED chips, and more efficient LED modules that use fewer chips.


LED industry will change significantly as lighting takes off

Wed, 8 Aug 2012

The LED industry is entering its third growth cycle, general lighting, according to Yole and EPIC’s report, “Status of the LED Industry.” However, the cost of a packaged LED still needs to be reduced by a factor x10 to enable massive adoption. New business models are mandatory to capture added value of LED lighting.


Measuring inside an active OLED

Mon, 10 Oct 2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science say they have devised a way to selectively and nondestructively evaluate molecules within a sealed organic light-emitting diode (OLED) in operation, in hopes to further understand and eventually minimize performance degradation.


From fuzzy to focused: Phase I in project development

Fri, 10 Oct 2012

Many early-stage tool development projects lack focus in what is needed for tool functionality and performance. Nevertheless, a disciplined phased approach to can resolve many open issues (technical, commercial and market-related) in the first phase of any project.


Soitec, SEH extend Smart Cut licensing deal to "silicon-on-anything"

Thu, 10 Oct 2012

Soitec and Shin-Etsu Handotai (SEH) have extended their cooperation in Soitec's Smart Cut technology with an extended 10-year licensing agreement, including a new level of joint technology cooperation, to facilitate development and wafer supply of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers.


Azzurro, Epistar achieve GaN-on-Si on 150mm

Wed, 10 Oct 2012

Azzurro and Epistar say they have achieved GaN-on-Si based high-brightness LEDs on 150mm GaN-on-Si substrates, billed as "one step further towards implementation in mass production."


Solvay unveils high-performance polyester material for LED TV components

Mon, 10 Oct 2012

Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC has extended its line of high-performance polyester compounds with a new version targeting light-emitting diode (LED) TVs with higher heat and light stability.


GaAs faces slowing demand from 2011 on

Wed, 8 Aug 2012

H2 2011 saw slow growth for gallium arsenide (GaAs) substrates in semiconductor and related devices, as well as a shift away from GaAs as a handset switch technology. However, the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan disrupted the supply chain, driving up substrate pricing and overall revenue to nearly $230 million.


New tool performs metal dicing, scribing for LED manufacturing

Thu, 8 Aug 2012

JP Sercel Associates' new IX-6100-MD can scribe and dice a variety of metal layers and alloys used in LED manufacturing.


Dynamic changes impacting advanced electronic materials industry

Wed, 8 Aug 2012

Learn about the changes in semiconductor manufacturing as well as related markets -- photovoltaics, displays, LEDs, etc -- at the 2012 Strategic Materials Conference (SMC), to be held on October 23-24 in San Jose, CA. SEMI reports.


Samsung and LED maker OSRAM settle patent disputes globally

Mon, 8 Aug 2012

OSRAM AG and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. have reached an agreement to settle all patent suits between them worldwide. The parties have reached license agreements for their respective LED patent portfolios.


LED researchers in China order AIXTRON MOCVD tool

Fri, 8 Aug 2012

Jilin University China has installed an AIXTRON CCS MOCVD 3 x 2” wafer configuration system for GaN UV and white LED research.


Cree intros 150mm 4HN SiC epi wafers

Fri, 8 Aug 2012

Cree announced the availability of high quality, low micropipe 150mm 4H n-type silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers. 150mm epitaxial wafers with highly uniform epitaxial layers as thick as 100µm are available for immediate purchase


Molybdenum disulfide has all the 2D potential of graphene, with a bandgap

Thu, 8 Aug 2012

MIT researchers are building various electronic components out of a 2D form of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). This is the start of a “new realm” of research into 2D materials for electronic materials and devices, according to one researcher.


Laser diode researchers order Oxford Instruments ion beam depo tool

Thu, 8 Aug 2012

Optoelectronics researchers at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut ordered an Optofab3000 for Laser Bar Facet Coating from Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology.


Technology licensing company Rambus restructures, creates CTO role

Thu, 8 Aug 2012

Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), a technology licensing company, will undergo a restructuring and related cost saving measures to cut its expenses by$30-35 million annually.


LED maker Epistar plans takeover of subsidiary

Wed, 8 Aug 2012

LED maker Epistar will completely take over its subsidiary Huga Optotech, which produces LED wafers and chips, through a share swap.


ON Semiconductor joins imec’s GaN-on-Si research program

Fri, 10 Oct 2012

ON Semiconductor has joined imec to collaborate on the development of next-generation GaN-on-Si power devices. ON Semiconductor is presently building a GaN processing line in its Oudenaarde facility in Belgium Oudenaarde, and it is expected to employ GaN-on-Si technology.


TV makers expanding low-brightness LED backlit models into entry-level market

Thu, 10 Oct 2012

Responding to consumer demand, TV suppliers are expanding their lineups of low-brightness LED backlight TVs with technology options that actually compete against each other more than traditional CCFL, according to DisplaySearch.


Japan's semiconductor industry: Fabs, equipment, and materials

Wed, 10 Oct 2012

Even though semiconductor manufacturers in Japan are consolidating and transitioning to a "fab-lite" strategy,  the region still represents a large installed fab capacity and a major market for equipment and materials suppliers.


LED industry shifting production to 6-inch wafers

Tue, 10 Oct 2012

Driven by market demand, the semiconductor industry is progressing toward consensus on building-block standards for automating LED production on 6-in wafers, explains Paula Doe in an article for SST sister magazine LEDs Magazine.


Sumitomo Chemical joins Holst Center for OLED materials research

Wed, 9 Sep 2012

Sumitomo Chemical has joined the Holst Center's shared research program on printed organic lighting and signage, to contribute to research into multilayer solution processes for high-efficiency organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).


Report forecasts that LED luminaire business will reach $516M market by 2016

Wed, 6 Jun 2013

Road and street lighting is a key driver for LED technology in general lighting.


Fab equipment spending: 23% growth for 2014

Tue, 6 Jun 2013

Fab equipment spending will grow two percent year-over-year  (US$ 32.5 billion) for 2013 and about 23 to 27 percent in 2014 ($41 billion) according to the May edition of the SEMI World Fab Forecast.


GT Advanced Technologies acquires Thermal Technology LLC

Thu, 5 May 2013

GT Advanced Technologies today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the business of Thermal Technology LLC for purchase consideration.


AIXTRON sees signs of market stabilization in report of 2012 fiscal year

Thu, 3 Mar 2013

Management expects demand for MOCVD production equipment to potentially improve as demand for LEDs increases later in the current year.


LED ingot market to reach $325M by 2015

Tue, 5 May 2013

The LED industry gained a foothold for growth in the parts and materials industry after LED technology was applied to the TV backlight unit (BLU).


Solid-state lighting expert Bernhard Stapp named to board of Aledia

Wed, 5 May 2013

Aledia today announced that solid-state lighting (SSL) industry veteran Dr. Bernhard Stapp has joined its board of directors.


EMS debuts low-cost conductive LED die attach adhesive

Mon, 4 Apr 2013

Engineered Material Systems debuted its CA-105 Low-Cost Conductive LED Die Attach Adhesive for attaching LEDs and other small semiconductor die to silver and copper lead frames.


Hitachi launches brand-new GaN-template product

Fri, 4 Apr 2013

Hitachi Cable, Ltd. announced today that it has developed a new mass-production technology for GaN-templates, in which a high-quality gallium nitride (GaN) single-crystal thin film is grown on a sapphire substrate.


Memory, foundry and LED markets drive fab spending in southeast Asia

Thu, 4 Apr 2013

Increased spending in NAND and flash by Micron, LEDs by Philips and Osram, and continued investments by GLOBALFOUNDRIES will create new opportunities for equipment and materials suppliers in Southeast Asia.


2013: Outlook for secondary equipment

Thu, 1 Jan 2013

The multibillion-dollar secondary or used semiconductor equipment market has gone through significant changes over the past five years and has become increasingly sophisticated in its approach.


2013: Fab Equipment Spending Shrinks Back to Flat

Wed, 1 Jan 2013

The SEMI Consensus Forecast and the SEMI World Fab Forecast, with data collected from two different methodologies, point to the same conclusion: 0% growth for 2013.


CoorsTek introduces high-performance aluminum nitride substrates

Wed, 2 Feb 2013

CoorsTek, one of the largest technical ceramics manufacturers, today announced introduction of aluminum nitride substrates.


UPDATED: Worldwide LED component market grows 9% with lighting

Wed, 2 Feb 2013

Strategies Unlimited has issued new figures since the first edition of this article. Solid State Technology now brings you updated figures and additional information on the worldwide LED market.


InfiniLED MicroLEDs achieve ultra-high light intensity

Wed, 2 Feb 2013

InfiniLED’s latest MicroLEDs, or µLEDs, have produced record optical beam intensity


Mitsubishi develops SiC ingot slicing technology

Fri, 2 Feb 2013

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced this week that is has developed a prototype to improve productivity of SiC slice processing for semiconductor wafers.


LED technology and market challenges addressed in Taiwan

Thu, 2 Feb 2013

To help the Taiwan LED industry tackle the increasing challenges, an in-depth analysis of LED global market opportunities and technology breakthroughs were recently provided at the 2013 LED Market and Outlook seminar held by SEMI Taiwan.


Patent analysis: Flexible roll-to-roll processing

Tue, 2 Feb 2013

A new report from IHS Displaybank examined a total of 483 patents on roll-to-roll processing technologies, focusing on 32 that were flexible, OLED-related.


Soraa announces next generation of GaN on GaN LEDs

Thu, 2 Feb 2013

Soraa announced yesterday the next generation of its high external quantum efficiency GaN on GaN LEDs.


SEMI approves first HB-LED standards

Wed, 1 Jan 2013

SEMI's HB-LED Standards Committee has approved its first standard, specifying sapphire wafers used in making high-brightness light-emitting diode (HB-LED) devices.


The gleam of well-polished sapphire

Tue, 1 Jan 2013

Is it time for high-brightness LED manufacturing to get serious about process control?  If so, what lessons can be learned from traditional, silicon-based integrated circuit manufacturing?


New type of LED produced with simple, low cost process

Mon, 1 Jan 2013

Professor Yue Kuo at Texas A&M University has fabricated a new type of LED, based on light emission from an ultra-thin amorphous dielectric layer.     


LED manufacturing investment declines as industry contemplates future directions

Fri, 1 Jan 2013

Spending on LED fab manufacturing equipment will decline 9.2% in 2013 as the industry faces weak long-term demand and consolidates manufacturing capacity.


CRS Electronics appoints Travis Jones as Chief Executive Officer

Tue, 2 Feb 2013

CRS Electronics Inc., a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting, today announced the appointment of Mr. Travis Jones to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Scott Riesebosch, founder and former CEO will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer.


FOREPI signs multiple order for AIXTRON production system

Tue, 2 Feb 2013

AIXTRON SE today announced that, in the third quarter of 2012, long-term customer Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI), Taiwan, placed a new order for multiple CRIUS II-L MOCVD production systems in a 69x2-inch configuration. All systems will be used for the manufacturing of ultra-high brightness (UHB) GaN-based blue and white LEDs.


Lux Research names top firms in LEDS and power electronics

Tue, 2 Feb 2013

As power electronics grow to $15 billion and LEDs to $100 billion, Lux Research identifies the leading technology companies addressing these markets.


GT Advanced Technologies to produce low-cost GaN template substrates with Soitec

Mon, 2 Feb 2013

HVPE system expected to lower the cost of LED production and accelerate adoption in commercial and residential lighting.


Scientists develop multicolor LEDs without heavy metals

Mon, 2 Feb 2013

Silicon nanocrystals have a size of a few nanometers and possess a high luminous potential. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Toronto/Canada have now succeeded in manufacturing silicon-based light-emitting diodes (SiLEDs). They are free of heavy metals and can emit light in various colors.


Displaybank releases forecast and analysis of the OLED lighting market

Tue, 3 Mar 2013

Recently, as the importance of environmental protection grows, the method of saving energy of products and using eco-friendly materials is on the rise. Of these, since lighting accounts for about 20% of the overall power consumption, the efforts to replace with high-efficiency and eco-friendly products are being made actively.


ams introduces intelligent flash LED driver

Tue, 3 Mar 2013

LED driver matches flash LED input current with safe output capability of battery – in real time.


Cree announces volume production of second generation SiC MOSFET

Wed, 3 Mar 2013

Cree, Inc. announces the release of its second generation SiC MOSFET, enabling systems to have higher efficiency and smaller size at cost parity with silicon-based solutions. These new 1200V MOSFETs deliver power density and switching efficiency at half the cost per amp of Cree’s previous generation MOSFETs.


LED-based street lighting market forecasted to surpass $2 billion in 2020

Thu, 2 Feb 2013

Dramatically falling costs and improvements in efficiency are driving increased sales of light emitting diode (LED) lamps for street lighting. Costs have fallen as much as 50% over the past two years and are expected to continue falling. By 2015, LEDs will become the second-leading type of lamp for street lights in terms of sales, behind only high pressure sodium lamps, according to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice. By 2020, the study concludes, LED lamps for street lights will generate more than $2 billion in annual revenue.


NEWLED aims to revolutionize the way the world is lit

Tue, 2 Feb 2013

The way the world is lit up could be revolutionized by a new European-wide research project being led by the University of Dundee.


Crystal IS announces record performance from a single chip UVC LED

Thu, 3 Mar 2013

Higher performance UVC LEDs help to realize ever more increasing range of customer applications including scientific instrumentation and water disinfection.


The UV LED market is booming

Mon, 3 Mar 2013

Yole Développement announced today its new report “UV LEDs: Technology & Application Trends” which presents UV LED new applications and associated market metrics for the period 2012-2020, and a deep analysis of UV LED technology and UV LED lighting industry.


Student develops brighter, smarter and more efficient LEDs

Fri, 3 Mar 2013

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student Ming Ma has developed a new method to manufacture light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that are brighter, more energy efficient and have superior technical properties than those on the market today.


Samsung tops optoelectronics ranking after absorbing LED venture

Thu, 3 Mar 2013

LED makers climb in the overall list of top suppliers of optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes, says 2013 O-S-D Report.


Plessey is first to release GaN on silicon LEDs

Mon, 4 Apr 2013

Plessey today announced that samples of its Gallium Nitride (GaN) on silicon LED products are today available. These entry level products are the first LEDs manufactured on 6-inch GaN on silicon substrates to be commercially available anywhere in the world.


University of Cambridge researchers seek to further reduce cost and improve efficiency with GaN LEDs

Fri, 4 Apr 2013

A new £1million (or US$1,530,700) growth facility will allow University of Cambridge researchers to further reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of LEDs, with potentially huge cost-saving implications.


Samsung launches Zhaga-compliant LED linear modules with 145lm/W efficacy

Thu, 4 Apr 2013

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd of Seoul, South Korea has introduced a new lineup of Zhaga-compliant LED H-Series linear modules with high efficacy and light quality, as well as color consistency for use in a wide range of LED lighting applications including ambient lighting and linear fixtures.


Oxford Instruments’ newest tool streamlines batch production for HBLED

Mon, 3 Mar 2013

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology has just announced an evolution in batch etch technology with the launch of the PlasmaPro 1000 Astrea etch system, a large batch etch solution for PSS, GaN and AlGaInP that will offer HBLED production manufacturers high throughput.


Global LED lighting market will be worth $25.4 billion in 2013

Wed, 3 Mar 2013

The global LED lighting market will be worth $25.4 billion in 2013, representing 54% growth on the 2012 figure of $16.5, while the LED lighting penetration rate will also rise to 18.6%, according to a new DIGITIMES Research Special Report titled "Global high-brightness LED market forecast."


Aledia makes its first LEDS on 8-inch silicon wafers using microwire technology

Wed, 3 Mar 2013

Aledia, a developer of LEDs-based on disruptive microwire GaN-on-Silicon technology, announced today that it has made its first LEDs on 8-inch (200mm) silicon wafers.


Veeco MOCVD chosen for CEA-Leti and Aledia’s new nano-LED venture

Wed, 4 Apr 2013
p>Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today that CEA-Leti, a research lab based in Grenoble, France, has selected Veeco’s TurboDisc K465i Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) system for its program with Aledia, its nanowire-LED partner.


EUV players hit 100W output with LPP source

Tue, 4 Apr 2010

The Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography System Development Association (EUVA) says it has surpassed 100W output at intermediate focus for an EUV light source, another big step to address a big hurdle facing EUV lithography as a production-viable candidate for next-generation semiconductor manufacturing.


LED, WLP, SiGe metrology challenges of today

Thu, 8 Aug 2011

LEDs, SiGe semiconductors, and WLP bumps each present their own challenges to metrology systems, says Alon Kapel, Jordan Valley Semiconductor.


Sapphire Materials Company readies sapphire fab

Fri, 7 Jul 2011

Sapphire Materials Company (SMC), a subsidiary of Silicon Chemical Corporation (SCC), completed Phase I of its sapphire manufacturing business. Initial shipments of sapphire product will begin this November.


LED makers shifting focus from efficacy to manufacturing efficiency for mass-market leap

Wed, 6 Jun 2011

SEMICON West preview: With device efficacy approaching limits and end-costs still too high for mass-market adoption, LED manufacturers are looking to trim costs by improving key manufacturing steps: measuring process conditions, preparing and handling substrates, and wafer-level testing.


LED adoption pushes driver IC changes and growth

Tue, 6 Jun 2011

As LED adoption continues to grow, LED driver ICs face pressure from increased IC integration, driver-less AC-LEDs and other technologies, and falling prices. However, the driver IC unit can bring performance and power enhancements that consumers want for LED lighting adoption.


Green wafer fab chemistries that work

Wed, 7 Jul 2011

ATMI's SVP/CTO, Larry Dubois shares the 3 guidelines ATMI keeps in mind when designing eco materials for semiconductor wafer fab, and gives an update on the materials supplier's LED fab products.


Present at Strategies in Light 2012

Thu, 7 Jul 2011

Strategies in Light 2012 will take place in February in Santa Clara, CA. The Strategies in Light Advisory Board seeks abstracts for the conference, which is themed "The Booming LED Market."


IEST cleanroom apparel doc update includes measurement guide

Thu, 12 Dec 2011

The updated "Garment System Considerations for Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments" document includes new sections on measuring footwear, frocks and other garments, as well as a new subsection for tracking system use, such as RFID chips and barcodes.


LED fab trends: Capex decline, cost-effective fab key

Wed, 12 Dec 2011

Maxim Group, in its equity research on LED sector companies, finds that competition and demand strategies will push LED prices lower in the near future, and the capital expenditures surge of 2010-2011 is giving way to a tool spending downturn.


Cree licenses remote phosphor patents to LED lighting makers

Thu, 12 Dec 2011

Cree Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE) granted 5 LED lighting manufacturers licenses to select Cree patents through its remote phosphor licensing program. Cree's licensing program facilitates the development of LED lights combining remote phosphor optical elements with blue LEDs.


Present at Strategies in Light Europe 2012

Mon, 12 Dec 2011

Strategies in Light Europe 2012, September 18-20 in Munich, Germany, is accepting abstracts through February 17. Strategies in Light Europe covers the rapidly growing LED lighting industry.


LED PSS etch station speeds throughput with higher temps

Wed, 11 Nov 2011

MicroTech has developed a wet process station to etch patterned sapphire substrate (PSS) wafers in a way that increases LEDs' light output and efficiency while increasing manufacturing throughput.


LED inspection unit launches Altatech Semiconductor's LEDs line

Wed, 12 Dec 2011

Altatech Semiconductor S.A. launched its first LED inspection system, the non-contact AltaSight LEDMax, for detecting, classifying and characterizing defects on wafers used in manufacturing LEDs.


SEMICON West 2012: Submit an abstract today

Mon, 12 Dec 2011

SEMI is looking for presenters for technical sessions and other opportunities at SEMICON West 2012, July 10-12 in San Francisco, CA.


First LEDs fabricated on amorphous glass substrates

Wed, 12 Dec 2011

Researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and Seoul National University have demonstrated the first LEDs to be fabricated on amorphous glass substrates.


AMAT buying VSEA, extends WFE, solar inroads

Mon, 8 Aug 2011

Applied Materials said it will acquire Varian Semi in a $4.9B deal. VSEA stockholders have now approved the buy.


MRS Spring 2011: Lighting the paths for LED materials

Tue, 4 Apr 2011

Michael A. Fury looks at papers from the opening day of this year's MRS Spring meeting, including various takes on light-emitting devices, nanotubes for optoelectronic devices, and switching behavior of ultrathin films.


Semiconductor fab to make InGan solar cells for BluGlass

Fri, 1 Jan 2011

BluGlass (ASX:BLG) has commissioned the foundry services of  Rainbow Optoelectronics Materials Shanghai to provide device fabrication and processing services for the purposes of creating a nitride solar cell prototype designed by BluGlass.


Semi LED fab capacity: Cause for concern, says Dieseldorff, SEMI

Fri, 1 Jan 2011

Semiconductor/LED fab capacity analysis 2011Speaking at SEMI’s Industry Strategy Symposium, Christian Dieseldorff, SEMI senior analyst, provided an in-depth look at fab construction, capacity, and capex in 2011 and 2012. In this podcast, Dieseldorff walks listeners through fab construction projects by region and device type (LED, non-memory, memory, etc.)


HBLED Manufacturing: Gearing Up

Tue, 2 Feb 2011
Peter Singer, Editor-in-Chief

Veeco GaN MOCVD tool debut

Thu, 2 Feb 2011

Veeco's TurboDisc MaxBright MOCVD, LED TV penetration Veeco Instruments' new TurboDisc MaxBright GaN MOCVD multi-reactor system is poised to take advantage of what the company believes is an accelerated rate of LED TV penetration. The new system targets manufacturing of HB-LEDs and is capable of single- or multi-chamber layer growth.


LED-maker-taps-Oxford-Instruments-for-etch-deposition

Mon, 3 Mar 2011

The Optogan Group placed a multi-system order for Oxford Instruments' etch and deposition systems. These include PlasmaPro System133 ICP and PlasmaPro 800Plus RIE etch systems, and a PlasmaPro 800Plus deposition system. 


Applied Materials' 2011 supplier awards

Tue, 11 Nov 2011

Applied Materials Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) presented five companies with awards for helping Applied meet its strategic business goals in 2011.


Philips Lumileds deploys MES from Camstar globally

Thu, 11 Nov 2011

Philips Lumileds, solid state lighting (LED) maker, deployed Camstar Systems Inc.'s Manufacturing Execution System (MES) at all global sites in less than 12 months.


LEDs and a MOCVD bubble: We've only just begun

Wed, 11 Nov 2011

Scanning the latest reports from a quartet of Wall Street analysts, a number of key themes emerge explaining what's driving a MOCVD slump in 2011-2012 (and maybe beyond), and how and when the situation might improve.


China lights up LED roadmap; Taiwan leaders seek similar support

Mon, 11 Nov 2011

China lays out its five-year plan to phase out old bulbs and spur LED demand; and Taiwan leaders invoke painful memories of DRAM and LCD market squeezes to urge more support for their own LED industry.


AIXTRON sells MOCVD systems to Jiangsu CANYANG for blue LED fab

Tue, 9 Sep 2011

AIXTRON SE received an order from Jiangsu CANYANG Optoelectronics LTD. for four CRIUS II metal-organic chemical vapor deposition systems in a 55 x 2" configuration. All systems will be dedicated to the growth of high brightness blue LEDs.


RBCN upgrages to larger sapphire wafer furnaces company-wide

Thu, 8 Aug 2011

Rubicon Technology (RBCN) completed company-wide enhancements to its proprietary crystal growth furnaces, upgrading to Rubicon Furnace Version ES2-XLG3.0, which produces large-diameter sapphire material with greater automation and higher yields.


MOCVD shipments stall, but restart in 2012

Thu, 8 Aug 2011

A rising LED surplus, slowed LED adoption, tighter credit in China, and other factors are converging to stall out MOCVD equipment installs in 2011. Once the LED oversupply is drained off, LED manufacturers will kickstart capacity expansions, likely in 2012, according to IMS Research.


GaN-on-Si advances from Translucent and Bridgelux

Mon, 8 Aug 2011

Translucent launched its Si wafer templates commerically for GaN growth, and Bridgelux set a new Lumens/W record for Gan-on-Si LEDs.


SEMICON Taiwan preview: Forums span key technology, markets

Tue, 8 Aug 2011

SEMICON Taiwan (Sept. 7-9) approaches, the island's most celebrated event for microelectronics manufacturing, coorganized by SEMI and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), offers more than 60 programs and sessions and 550 exhibitors spanning the entire semiconductor value chain and related high-growth industries.


IEEE Photonics conference highlights lasers, LEDs, optical communications, sensors, displays and more

Tue, 8 Aug 2011

The IEEE Photonics Conference 2011, previously known as the IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting, will offer more than 550 technical presentations by the world

LED forecast and MOCVD utilization chat with Strategies Unlimited

Fri, 8 Aug 2011

Tom Hausken, Strategies Unlimited, shares insights on LED growth, the gap between MOCVD purchasing and utilization, and the global distribution of LED manufacturing.


China makes LED investments coming and going

Wed, 8 Aug 2011

China has develped government support infrastructure for LED manufacturing and consumption. LED production investments have rapidly escalated in China, and the country is the world's leading consumer of solid state lighting.


DOE funds LED manufacturing R&D with up to $10M

Tue, 9 Sep 2011

The US DOE is accepting funding applications through December 15, 2011, for developers of solid-state lighting such as LEDs and OLEDs. Up to $10 million is available to research lower-cost manufacturing methods.


Strategies in Light adds LED manufacturing track

Tue, 10 Oct 2011

Strategies in Light, an annual tradeshow on high-brightness LEDs and lighting hosted by Strategies Unlimited and PennWell Corporation, will take place February 7-9, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA. New this year, the conference will include a full parallel track on LED manufacturing.


Bridgelux fundraises for GaN-on-Si LED ramp

Tue, 10 Oct 2011

Bridgelux closed an additional $15 million in financing to accelerate R&D and scaling of Bridgelux's gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) LED chip technologies.


RBCN brings aluminum oxide processing in-house

Fri, 10 Oct 2011

Rubicon Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN) will transition to on-premise aluminum oxide processing to better control the quality of its sapphire wafers, and reduce manufacturing expenses while ensuring a steady supply of raw materials for large-diameter wafers.


Optogan LED chip fab opens in Germany

Fri, 10 Oct 2011

Optogan opened its LED production site in Landshut, Germany, planning to produce 1 billion chips/year initially.


Flat silicon wafer shipments will pick up in 2012, 2013

Wed, 10 Oct 2011

While the market has currently softened, early-2011 momentum will carry the year's semiconductor silicon sales to a higher total than 2010, said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI, noting the figures are an industry record. Growth will continue at "modest levels" through 2013.


HB-LED revenues contend with supply growth, demand slowing

Fri, 10 Oct 2011

Revenues for HB-LEDs grew 108% to $11.2 billion in 2010, driven by applications in TV backlight units, according to Strategies Unlimited. The party is quieting down though, as expanding supply and a slowdown in overall TV demand in 2011 pushed LED prices drastically lower and squeezing out weaker makers.


LEDs get efficiency boost from ZnO microwires

Mon, 10 Oct 2011

Georgia Tech researchers have found that GaN LEDs get a significant efficiency boost from zinc oxide microwires. The piezo-phototronic effect charges LEDs' ability to convert electricity to UV light, which GA Tech believes is a first for the LED industry.


Report: Intel's Dalian fab attracting LED work

Tue, 3 Mar 2008
Mar. 25, 2008 - Intel's decision to locate a 300mm fab in Dalian, China, has spurred interest in the area for other industries, including LED makers from Taiwan, with Epistar and Everlight Electronics considering building a joint facility there, according to the Taiwan Economic News.

Oxford Instruments buys TDI, expands HB-LED biz

Fri, 4 Apr 2008
Apr. 11, 2008 - UK-based Oxford Instruments says it has acquired Silver Spring, MD-based Technologies and Devices International, a developer of hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE) technology and processes, in a bid to expand its offerings for makers of high-brightness LEDs.

SIA: Cell phones, China boost 1Q chip growth

Mon, 5 May 2006
May 1, 2006 - Strong sales of cell phones, particularly in China, drove higher semiconductor sales in 1Q06 to a 7.3% increase from a year ago, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

EOS technology targets brighter, long-lasting LEDs

Wed, 1 Jan 2006
January 25, 2005 - Edmund Optics Inc., Barrington, NJ, has unveiled an illumination delivery technology to increasing illumination brightness in LEDs as well as their lifetimes.

MIT spinoff touts quantum-dot LED materials work

Fri, 1 Jan 2007
January 19, 2007 - QD Vision, a startup founded by MIT scientists in 2004 says it has received a US patent for "Stabilized Semiconductor Nanocrystals," materials that the company says can enhance the performance of quantum dots, for use in quantum dot light-emitting devices (LED) for flat displays.

Luxxon awards gas delivery system contract to Praxair Chemax

Mon, 8 Aug 2004
August 23, 2004 - Praxair Chemax Semiconductor Materials Co. Ltd., a joint venture between Praxair Inc. and China Petrochemical Development Corp., has been awarded a contract by LED manufacturer, Luxxon Technology Corp.

Sandia lights the way with LEDs

Thu, 4 Apr 2002
Some 25 Sandia National Laboratories researchers are working on an project that will establish the fundamental science and technology base to replace the country's primary lighting source, incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes, with semiconductor light-emitting diodes (LEDs) - solid state lighting.

Two Trade Shows to Run at Same Time in October 08 Stuttgart

Thu, 11 Nov 2007
November 29, 2007 — MiNaT, a trade fair for precision mechanics and ultra-precision micro- and nanotechnologies, has shifted its dates so that it will take place at the same time as SEMICON Europa from October 7-9, 2008, in Stuttgart, Germany, to be able to share synergies and boost attendance and exhibitors at both shows.

Pixelligent raises over $5M on high demand

Tue, 9 Sep 2011

Pixelligent LLC, nanocrystal additive maker, closed $5.1 million in funding. The round was 6 times over-subscribed, requiring the company board to significantly upsize the round.


Quantum-dot LED display made via transfer printing

Thu, 10 Oct 2011

Researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the University of Cambridge created a full-color high-resolution 4" quantum dot light emitting diode (QD-LED) display using transfer printing.


Buckyballs "cook" on ruthenium into uniform quantum dots

Fri, 7 Jul 2011

Scientists from A*STAR and the National University of Singapore heated buckyballs on a ruthenium substrate until the carbon masses fell apart into graphene-based quantum dots. The technique could be tuneable.


Solvay puts up $15M for Plextronics' printed electronics tech

Wed, 7 Jul 2011

Graphene creates flexible film to rival ITO

Fri, 8 Aug 2011

Rice University researchers combined single-layer graphene with a fine aluminum nanowire mesh to create a transparent, flexible, conductive material to rival the more expensive indium tin oxide (ITO) in LEDs, displays, and solar cells.


GaN nanowires grow straight in sapphire grooves

Mon, 8 Aug 2011

Nanowires tend to grow in unruly tangles, but a new structured substrate from the Weizmann Institute of Science is producing long, straight, aligned semiconductor nanowires for LEDs, photovoltaics, lasers, transistors, storage media, and other applications.


OLED materials patents grew 200% in 2 years

Thu, 8 Aug 2011

Cintelliq research shows the fastest growth in OLED patents 2008-2010 came from the materials sector. During the 2-year period, the total number of OLED patents published grew by 56% from 1,767 to 2,760, with no signs of slowing. The largest group of OLED patents went to traditional lighting companies.


Quantum dot maker QD Vision relocates for volume launch

Fri, 9 Sep 2011

QD Vision Inc. relocated to a new, high-volume production facility in Lexington, MA, gearing up for new product launches in 2012.


Quantum dots manufactured in continuous flow process

Wed, 9 Sep 2011

Using a microreactor and control software, Quantum Materials Corporation (QMC) and the Access2Flow Consortium of the Netherlands achieved a continuous flow process to mass produce quantum dots.


Intematix licenses to Korean company

Tue, 5 May 2005

Kopin's early success with LEDs bolsters bottom line

Mon, 10 Oct 2003
John C.C. Fan always likes to have a few dishes cooking at the same time. That’s why he divided up the workings of his company, Kopin Corp., into several different product lines. First came low-power transistors for wireless devices; next came miniature display screens for camcorders, cell phones and other handheld devices. Last summer Fan introduced Kopin’s latest entrée: a light-emitting diode that exploits nanotechnology to generate more light with less power.

GaN-on-Si LED from Bridgelux, Toshiba hits performance record

Fri, 5 May 2012

Bridgelux and Toshiba reported a 1.1mm2 LED chip fabricated on an 8" GaN-on-Si wafer, emitting 614mW, <3.1V @ 350mA. The companies will collaborate on commercializing GaN-on-Si LEDs, and Toshiba has invested in Bridgelux.


SEMICON West preview: Conference keynotes and "Extreme Electronics"

Fri, 5 May 2012

SEMICON West is less than 2 months away, July 10-12 in San Francisco, CA. Plan your attendee schedule now with highlights from the Extreme Electronics “show within a show;” 4 strong keynotes; sessions on device architecture and node shrink, lithography, 450mm wafers and more.


Intel forms Collaborative Research Institutes to build global tech research community

Sat, 5 May 2012

Intel will invest more than $40 million over the next 5 years in a worldwide network of university research centers called "Intel Collaborative Research Institutes." Academia -- in hub and spoke universities -- will collaborate with industry on technology R&D.


90%+ utilization rates at LED makers in Taiwan: A short-term phenomenon

Tue, 5 May 2012

Barclays Capital’s analysts say that the LED industry remains in oversupply, and 90%+ utilization rates being reported in Taiwan’s LED fabs are a short-lived event.


Canon intros lithography stepper for high-volume MEMS and LED production

Wed, 6 Jun 2012

Canon Inc. launched the FPA-3030i5+ i-line stepper for manufacturing MEMS and energy-efficient “green” devices such as power semiconductors in solar and wind applications and LEDs.


Low-cost MEMS fabrication using injection molding

Fri, 12 Dec 2012

Researchers in Japan have devised a MEMS fabrication technology using lower-cost production methods of printing and injection molding, enabling MEMS devices to be applied for fields such as lighting -- and producable by firms outside the semiconductor sector.


SUSS coating/developing platform suits MEMS, packaging, LED fab, more

Tue, 7 Jul 2012

SUSS MicroTec uncrated the third generation of the ACS200 Coating and Developing Platform, developed from the company’s ACS200Plus and Gamma platforms for a compact, highly precise MEMS, LED, and related fab tool.


Oxford Instruments increases throughput on plasma etch and deposition tool

Mon, 7 Jul 2012

Oxford Instruments launched the PlasmaPro 100 etch and deposition tool for manufacturing MEMS, HB-LED, semiconductors, and other applications.


Optoelectronics, sensors, and discretes saw record year in 2011, beat IC growth

Wed, 3 Mar 2012

Strong demand for MEMS sensors, CMOS image sensors, LEDs, fiber-optic laser transmitters, and power transistors enabled the OSD semiconductors market to grow by 8% in 2011, hitting a new record revenue and beating out the overall IC market, according to IC Insights.


Antenna-on-a-chip promises faster light processing with silicon photonics

Mon, 11 Nov 2012

Researchers from Rice U. say they have developed a micron-scale spatial light modulator (SLM) built on SOI that runs orders-of-magnitude faster than its siblings used in sensing and imaging devices.


Wagon-wheel pasta shape for better LEDs

Wed, 10 Oct 2013
"Rotelle" molecules depolarize light, more efficient than "spaghetti"

LED Waves introduces updated LED T8 tube light

Fri, 9 Sep 2013
The 4 foot fluorescent tube replacement features all-new LEDs and two brightness levels.

Emergence of low price LED solutions are pushing technology adoption toward general lighting

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
Growth of the LED industry has come initially from the small display application and has been driven forward by the LCD display application.

Bright, laser-based lighting devices

Fri, 9 Sep 2013
To meet the ever-escalating demand for more lighting in more places and to improve the bulbs used in sports stadiums, car headlights and street lamps, scientists are scrambling to create better light-emitting diodes (LEDs) -- solid state lighting devices that are more energy efficient than conventional incandescent or fluorescent light sources.

Cree introduces industry’s first $99 LED street light

Tue, 8 Aug 2013

Cree, Inc. today announced a technology breakthrough for the LED street lighting market.


New multi-chip-LEDs provide a broad bright blue color range

Tue, 8 Aug 2013

Colors are playing an increasingly important role in the automotive sector. Consumers can not only choose the exterior color of the vehicle, you can also tailor the interior lighting to the customer’s individual taste.


LED oversupply likely to continue as suppliers add production capacity

Fri, 8 Aug 2013

Despite a major surplus in the light-emitting diode (LED) market, top suppliers are increasing their capital spending and production because of government incentives and in order to cash in on an expected boom in the lighting business.


Demand for key raw material set to double as LED market booms

Wed, 8 Aug 2013

Global demand for precursor, a material used in manufacturing of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), is set to more than double from 2012 to 2016, as the market for LED lighting booms.


Device for capturing signatures uses tiny LEDs created with piezo-phototronic effect

Mon, 8 Aug 2013

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology want to put your signature up in lights – tiny lights, that is. Using thousands of nanometer-scale wires, the researchers have developed a sensor device that converts mechanical pressure – from a signature or a fingerprint – directly into light signals that can be captured and processed optically.


Cost competitiveness of 6-inch LED chips outstrip that of 4-inch by 2015

Fri, 8 Aug 2013

Displaybank's recent market report on the cost competiveness of LED chips. This report conducts a thorough analysis on the supply price history, trends and forecast of main materials that compose packaged LEDs across the entire LED value chain.


O2Micro introduces 3-way LED bulb driver controller with power factor correction

Mon, 8 Aug 2013

O2Micro(R) International Limited today introduced the patent pending OZ2083 3-Way LED Bulb Driver Controller with Power Factor Correction.


Scrubber developed for POU abatement of wet bench gases

Thu, 7 Jul 2013

DAS Environmental Expert GmbH of Dresden, Germany, has developed SALIX, a point-of-use system for removing waste gas pollutants in semiconductor wafer manufacturing wet bench applications.


Epi-wafer market to grow to $4 billion in 2020 as LED lighting zooms to $80 billion

Thu, 7 Jul 2013

GaN-on-Sapphire remain the entrenched incumbent; leading challenger GaN-on-silicon will gain only a 10 percent market share, Lux Research says.


Annual revenue for networked lighting controls will surpass $5.3B by 2020

Fri, 8 Aug 2013
The market for lighting controls in commercial buildings has entered a period of dramatic transformation, as the demand for both local controls rises.

New kind of ultraviolet LED could lead to portable, low-cost devices

Tue, 9 Sep 2013
Commercial uses for ultraviolet (UV) light are growing, and now a new kind of LED under development at The Ohio State University could lead to more portable and low-cost uses of the technology.

Toward a truly white organic LED

Fri, 9 Sep 2013
By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor, University of Utah physicists were able to "tune" the plastic-like polymer to emit light of different colors – a step toward more efficient, less expensive and truly white organic LEDs for light bulbs of the future.

The US lighting control systems industry: A market in transition

Thu, 11 Nov 2013
The lighting control systems marketplace has been in a state of transition in recent years. Changing energy efficiency codes, new construction project increases, wireless technology benefits, increases in LED lighting adoption and conservation initiatives have been the key factors driving the growth of the lighting control systems market in the US.

LED applications to be key drivers for bulk GaN market

Thu, 10 Oct 2013
In either a cautious or a more aggressive scenario, LED applications will certainly be the key drivers for the bulk GaN market, according to Yole Développement.

Rubicon launches first commercial line of large diameter patterned sapphire substrates

Fri, 11 Nov 2013
Rubicon Technology announced the launch of the first commercial line of large diameter patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) in four-inch through eight-inch diameters.

QEOS announces advanced LED lighting system

Mon, 11 Nov 2013
Quantum Electro Opto Systems Sdn. Bhd. (QEOS), a leading innovator in LED technology, announced today that it is entering the LED lighting and LED lighting systems business

SemiLEDs introduces 10W integrated RGBW LED

Mon, 11 Nov 2013
SemiLEDs Corporation today announced the introduction and release of the 10-Watt M63 RGBW integrated 6363 LED.

Seoul Semiconductor introduces next generation of high power LEDs

Mon, 11 Nov 2013
The improved efficacy helps lighting manufacturers use fewer LEDs in their system designs which translate to lower system costs.

Dow Corning newest moldable optical silicone expands options for more reliable LEDs

Tue, 11 Nov 2013
Dow Corning introduced new Dow Corning MS-2002 Moldable White Reflector Silicone here at Strategies in Light Europe 2013.

Rubicon Technology appoints Warren Stewart as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing

Thu, 11 Nov 2013
Rubicon Technology, Inc. today announced that Warren S. Stewart III has joined the Company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, effective immediately.

Lynk Labs grows patent portfolio for AC-LED technology

Wed, 12 Dec 2013
Lynk Labs Inc., a AC LED technology company from circuits to systems has been granted another key patent by the US Patent Office. The patent covers vertical market segments of AC LED technology from the core AC LED circuits and powering methods to the lighting system level.

Nikkiso initiates shipments of deep ultraviolet LEDs

Thu, 12 Dec 2013
NIKKISO CO. has announced that it has initiated shipments of commercial LED product samples emitting at a range of wavelengths in the UVB and UVC spectral regimes for industrial, biomedical, and environmental applications.

Kateeva receives $38 million in financing

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Kateeva announced that it has closed its Series D round with $38 million in financing. The newest participant is Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC).

GaN-on-silicon LEDs forecast to increase market share to 40% by 2020

Thu, 12 Dec 2013
The penetration of gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers into the light-emitting diode (LED) market is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69 percent from 2013 to 2020, by which time they will account for 40 percent of all GaN LEDs manufactured.

Xicato expands and brings manufacturing to San Jose, California

Thu, 1 Jan 2014
Company more than doubles its space to accommodate new LED light module manufacturing line in Silicon Valley.

Universal Lighting Technologies announces corporate headquarters office relocation

Fri, 1 Jan 2014
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. is starting the year on a high note with the announcement of its new corporate headquarters at 51 Century Blvd., Suite 230 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Global LED chip market and forecast 2014

Fri, 1 Jan 2014
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global LED Chip Market & Forecasts Report, 2016" report to their offering.

Soraa launches high color rendering, line voltage GU10 230V LEDs

Wed, 1 Jan 2014
Soraa, a provider of in GaN on GaN LED technology, launched today the first line of high color and white rendering, high light output LED GU10 230V dimmable lamps.

NIKKISO establishes new production facility for deep ultraviolet LEDs

Thu, 1 Jan 2014
The company will initiate production operations in mid 2014 and install an annual capacity in excess of 1 million units for its UVB and UVC LED illumination sources.

Executives debate innovation drivers and cost reduction in microelectronics supply chain

Thu, 2 Feb 2014
The closing Executive Panel discussion at the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium on January 15 provoked diverse views on the drivers and future of innovation in the microelectronics manufacturing supply chain.

MCA appoints Brian Fisher as General Manager

Wed, 2 Feb 2014
MCA Public Relations announced it has launched a new solid-state lighting (SSL) practice specifically designed to target companies from the multiple segments of the SSL ecosystem to create unique branding and communications campaigns for each.

Soraa develops the world's most efficient LEDs

Mon, 2 Feb 2014
Soraa announced today the world’s most efficient LED, which it will integrate into the market’s first full-visible-spectrum, large form factor lamps.

EVG and Brisbane Materials introduce novel anti-reflective coating solution for LED lighting applications

Tue, 2 Feb 2014
The jointly developed manufacturing solution enables lumen output increases of up to eight percent.

Cree introduces the industry's most powerful SiC Schottky diodes

Wed, 3 Mar 2014
Cree today introduced the new CPW5 Z-Rec high-power silicon-carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes, the industry’s first commercially available family of 50 Amp SiC rectifiers.

Double digit growth for China LED production in 2014

Mon, 3 Mar 2014
Following the boom in expansion of the Chinese LED market in 2011, many industry insiders and analysts speculated on whether the Chinese would be able to sustain the growth, or if many companies simply ordered an excessive amount of MOCVD reactors just to benefit from government subsidies.

GaN-on-Si enables GaN power electronics, will LED transition as well?

Wed, 3 Mar 2014
Today, GaN on Sapphire is the main stream technology for LED manufacturing. GaN-on-Si technology appeared naturally as an alternative to sapphire to reduce cost.

New technique makes LEDs brighter, more resilient

Fri, 3 Mar 2014
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new processing technique that makes light emitting diodes (LEDs) brighter and more resilient by coating the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) with a layer of phosphorus-derived acid.

Leti to demonstrate wireless high data rate Li-Fi prototype

Thu, 3 Mar 2014
CEA-Leti will demonstrate its new prototype for wireless high data rate Li-Fi (light fidelity) transmission at Light + Building 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany, March 30-April 4. The technology employs the high-frequency modulation capabilities of light-emitting diode (LED) engines used in commercial lighting.

To bridge LEDs' green gap, scientists think small

Fri, 4 Apr 2014
Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes (LEDs), especially in the "green gap," a portion of the spectrum where LED efficiency plunges, simulations at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have shown.

Dow Corning moves to defend Chinese patent for LED optical silicone encapsulants

Thu, 4 Apr 2014
Dow Corning filed a complaint through its Chinese subsidiary and licensee with the Shanghai First Intermediate Court.

Epistar extends collaboration with Intermolecular

Thu, 4 Apr 2014
Intermolecular, Inc. today announced that Epistar Corp. and Intermolecular have signed a multi-year extension of their existing collaborative development program (CDP) and royalty-bearing IP licensing agreement to increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of Epistar's light emitting diode (LED) devices.

More GaN-on-Si players on the playground, business is starting

Thu, 4 Apr 2014
GaN-on-Si is entering in production. Under this context, what is the patent situation?

Veeco appoints Shubham Maheshwari as chief financial officer

Tue, 5 May 2014
Mr. Maheshwari replaces David D. Glass, who announced his retirement from Veeco last December.

Cree announces low cost extended bandwidth GaN HEMT transistors

Wed, 5 May 2014
In response to broader bandwidth demand, Cree, Inc. introduces a family of GaN HEMT RF transistors that delivers industry-leading bandwidth and high efficiency performance to support today’s busy LTE networks.

Crystal IS primes for transition to commercial manufacturing

Tue, 5 May 2014
Crystal IS, a developer of the most effective UVC LEDs, today announced the appointment of John Gartner as its first vice president of operations.

Dow Corning silicone wins Innovation Award at 2014 LIGHTFAIR International

Thu, 6 Jun 2014
This marks the third time in two years that Dow Corning’s Moldable Silicone product technology has garnered top recognition during LIGHTFAIR International’s (LFI) annual awards.

Crystal IS introduces Optan LED technology

Thu, 6 Jun 2014
Crystal IS, a developer of high-performance ultraviolet (UVC) LEDs, this week announced availability of Optan.

Lighting accounted for one-quarter of all LED driver IC revenue in 2013

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
One out of every four dollars spent worldwide on light-emitting diode (LED) drivers in 2013 was used for lighting applications, illustrating the growing importance of illumination in the LED business.

First Chinese supplier breaks into Top 10 LED rankings in 2013

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
China’s massive investments in light-emitting diode (LED) manufacturing capacity are paying off, with a Chinese company entering the top ranks of the global market for the first time ever

TriQuint becomes first manufacturer to achieve MRL 9 for GaN

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced that it is the first gallium nitride (GaN) RF chip manufacturer to achieve Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 9.

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Ralph Weir as CEO

Thu, 7 Jul 2014
Cambridge Nanotherm, a producer of semiconductor heatsink technology, today announced that it has appointed semiconductor industry veteran Ralph Weir as its CEO.

Apple saved the sapphire industry in 2013 and could transform it in 2014

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
In 2013, Apple completely saved the sapphire industry. This year, in 2014, Apple could transform this industry. Will the revolution happen?

Seoul Semiconductor moves in to the Top 5 global LED manufacturers

Fri, 8 Aug 2014
This is a step up from the 2012 ranking of number five global LED manufacturer despite any internal captive revenue.

LightFair International 2015 call for speakers opens

Fri, 8 Aug 2014
The LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2015 Call for Speakers opens in a global invitation seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference in New York May 3-7, 2015.

Ushio to expand solid-state light source business with Oclaro Japan acquisition

Fri, 8 Aug 2014
The closing of the transaction is expected to occur during the fourth calendar quarter of 2014.

Quantum Materials acquires Bayer Technology Services quantum dot patents

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
Quantum Materials Corporation today announced the purchase of five diverse sets of patent families from Bayer Technology Services GmbH, the global technological backbone and major innovation driver for Bayer AG of Leverkusen, Germany.

SemiLEDs launches EF FlipChip LED series

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
SemiLEDs Corporation, a global provider of vertical LED technology solutions, today announced sampling and volume availability of the first in its new Enhanced FlipChip, or EF, LED series.

Seoul Semiconductor launches smart lighting Acrich LED Light Engine

Thu, 8 Aug 2014
Seoul Semiconductor announced the release of a new LED light engine with Acrich 3 technology.

Cree SiC MOSFETs help power Japan’s growing solar energy infrastructure

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Cree, Inc. has announced that its C2M, 1200V, 80mOhm SiC MOSFETs have been selected by Sanix Corporation, Japan, to be designed into their new 9.9kW three-phase solar inverters for use in the construction of commercial photovoltaic systems in the fast-growing Japanese solar energy market.

Intematix and SABIC collaborate to deliver increased efficiency solutions for LED systems

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Intematix Corporation, a manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, has collaborated with SABIC's Innovative Plastics business to create the ChromaLit Linear - a LED offering developed for the lighting industry.

Leti and LUCIOM focusing on high-data-rate bidirectional transceivers for enriched LiFi applications

Wed, 9 Sep 2014
CEA-Leti and LUCIOM, which develops visible-light communication using light-emitting diodes (LEDs), have launched a project to develop high-data-rate LiFi transceivers.

New research proves whiteness and color rendering has strong effect on LED lamp preference

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
Soraa, a developer of GaN on GaN LED technology, announced today new psychophysical research proving that whiteness and color rendering have a strong effect on the perception of energy-efficient LED lighting.

Making quantum dots glow brighter

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
Ultrathin layers of metal oxides can change the way quantum dots behave, in some cases turning them into more efficient light emitters.

In the LED packaging world, Flip Chip technology is rising

Fri, 9 Sep 2014
In the LED packaging world, a wind of change is blowing. A LED TV crisis, and new Chinese players have totally modified the LED industry and its supply chain.

Pixelligent Technologies announces $1.25M solid-state lighting award from the Department of Energy

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Pixelligent Technologies announced today that it has been selected for a Department of Energy (DOE) solid-state-lighting award to support the continued development of its OLED lighting application.