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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.


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.

Finding the Achilles' heel of GaN-based LEDs in harsh radiation environments

Mon, 12 Dec 2014
Gallium nitride (GaN) based devices are attractive for harsh environment electronics because of their high chemical and the mechanical stability of GaN itself that has a higher atomic displacement energy than other semiconductor materials.

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.

Advanced packaging technologies are changing the LED manufacturing supply chain

Wed, 10 Oct 2014
At the LED packaging equipment level, growth will return for the next three years.

Soraa founder wins Nobel Prize in physics

Tue, 10 Oct 2014
Soraa, a developer of GaN on GaN LED technology, announced today that one of its founders, Dr. Shuji Nakamura, has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Seoul Semiconductor announces the mass production of the Acrich MJT 3030

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Seoul Semiconductor, a global LED manufacturer, announced the availability of Acrich MJT 3030 a new LED in the Acrich MJT product family which improves on performance and enables lower system costs.

LED Nobel Prize invention leads to $17.7B market and 250,000+ jobs

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics awarded today to three physicists for their invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LED) led to a significant breakthrough and paved the way for the creation of white light—a cleaner, more energy-efficient and longer-lasting source of illumination that also has generated a multibillion-dollar market and the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Revving up fluorescence for superfast LEDs

Mon, 10 Oct 2014
Duke University researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons of light 1,000 times faster than normal -- setting a speed record and making an important step toward realizing superfast light emitting diodes (LEDs) and quantum cryptography.

Beyond LEDs: Brighter, new energy-saving flat panel lights based on carbon nanotubes

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Planar light source using a phosphor screen with highly crystalline single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) as field emitters demonstrates its potential for energy-efficient lighting device.

Semiconductor “dust” enables low cost solar cells, LEDs

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
The U.S. Patent Office has issued US Patent No. 8,859,310 to Versatilis LLC that shows how fine semiconductor particles, powders or fines, often the waste byproduct of dicing semiconductor wafers into ever smaller chips, can be processed into a sea of low cost solar cells or micro-LEDs.

Cree's new SC5 Technology Platform doubles light output to radically lower system cost

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
This new class of LEDs can reduce system costs by up to 40 percent in most lighting applications.

Intematix appoints Jerry Turin as CFO

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Intematix Corporation, a manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, today announced Jerry Turin as the company's Chief Financial Officer.

China’s LED fabs to install more than 1,000 MOCVD tools from 2014 to 2018

Fri, 11 Nov 2014
As a result of cost reduction and performance improvements, LED lighting is becoming more and more competitive in general lighting market.

Soraa solves compatibility issues by launching new constant current LED lamp

Mon, 11 Nov 2014
Soraa announced today that it has introduced a perfectly compatible version of its award-winning MR16 LED lamp.

Samsung heats up indoor lighting market with 6W and 8W chip-on-board LED packages

Thu, 11 Nov 2014
Samsung Electronics Co. today introduced new chip-on-board (COB) LED package products, the LC006B and LC008B, with six and eight watts of power respectively.

Delivering new liquid metalorganic precursors to epi and CVD

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
The case is made for delivering liquid precursors from a central delivery system to the epi/dep tool as a vapor of precisely-controlled composition.

Pixelligent closes $5.5M in funding

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
Pixelligent Technologies, producer of PixClear, nanocrystal dispersions for demanding applications in the Solid State Lighting and Optical Coatings & Films markets, announced today that it closed $5.5 million in new equity funding.

Stacking 2-dimensional materials may lower cost of semiconductor devices

Fri, 12 Dec 2014
A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials is mismatched - lowering the manufacturing cost for a wide variety of semiconductor devices such as solar cells, lasers and LEDs.

Daintree Networks named to "50 Most Promising IoT Companies of 2014"

Wed, 12 Dec 2014
Daintree Networks has been named by CIO Review Magazine as one of the '50 Most Promising Internet of Things (IoT) Companies 2014.'

LED manufacturing with NMP-free resist stripping

Fri, 12 Dec 2014
The use of a semi-aqueous organic film stripper and residue remover that does not contain N-Methyl-2 pyrrolidone (NMP) is compared with current NMP-based chemistry.

LED chipset demand growth primarily led by LED lighting industry

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
The demand for LED chipsets, primarily for the LED lighting market, is forecast to increase substantially through 2018.

Internet of Things stimulates MEMS market

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
The explosive expansion of the Internet of things (IoT) is driving rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices in areas including asset-tracking systems, smart grids and building automation.

Shedding light on why blue LEDS are so tricky to make

Thu, 1 Jan 2015
Scientists at UCL, in collaboration with groups at the University of Bath and the Daresbury Laboratory, have uncovered the mystery of why blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are so difficult to make, by revealing the complex properties of their main component - gallium nitride - using sophisticated computer simulations.

MagnaChip offers automotive semiconductor manufacturing process technology

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products announced today that it has started to offer 0.18um automotive qualified process technology to foundry customers focused on high reliability automotive semiconductor applications.

SAMCO announces MOCVD demonstration availability for the GaN-550 MOCVD system

Thu, 1 Jan 2015
SAMCO has announced MOCVD demonstration capability on a new gallium nitride (GaN-on-Si) system, the GaN-550, from Valence Process Equipment Inc.

Solving an organic semiconductor mystery

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
Berkeley Lab researchers uncover hidden structures in domain interfaces that hamper performance.

Ten lighting and LED trends to watch in 2015

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
The recent restructuring by major global lighting companies will allow LED makers to raise capital for investments in 2015.

Crystal light: New light-converting materials point to cheaper, more efficient solar power

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new applications Engineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs.

Fairchild simplifies dimmable LED lighting design

Wed, 2 Feb 2015
Fairchild, a global supplier of high-performance power semiconductor solutions, today announced the FL7734 Phase-Cut Dimmable Single- Stage LED Driver.

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Ewald Braith as Non-Exec Director

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
Cambridge Nanotherm today announced that Ewald Braith has joined the board as a Non-Exec Director.

More than an alternative technology, UV LED technology finds its path

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
Now established in UV curing, UV LED technology will find growth opportunities in disinfection and purification and new applications by 2017/2018.

Penn researchers develop new technique for making molybdenum disulfide

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
University of Pennsylvania researchers have made an advance in manufacturing one such material, molybdenum disulphide.

The future of electronics -- now in 2-D

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
The future of electronics could lie in a material from its past, as researchers from The Ohio State University work to turn germanium--the material of 1940s transistors--into a potential replacement for silicon.

New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland have developed a new method to implement different types of nanowires side-by-side into a single array on a single substrate.

Marktech Optoelectronics adds miniature Point Source LED packages to product lineup

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
Marktech Optoelectronics Corp. announces the addition of a PLCC-4 and miniature ceramic package to the 650nm and 850nm Point Source LED series.

Soraa appoints new Product Development Senior VP

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Soraa, a developer of GaN on GaN LED technology, announced today that Ann Reo has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Product Development.

Recovering economies driving growth in the industrial semiconductor market

Mon, 3 Mar 2015
The industrial semiconductor market will post a 9.7 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next several years as revenue rises from $34.8 billion in 2013 to $55.2 billion in 2018.

The promising future of LEDs

Thu, 3 Mar 2015
In 2015, companies are not relying on more technical breakthroughs, except at the LED module level, where integration remains an important issue.

Cambridge Nanotherm publishes results of first independent test of thermal management substrates for LEDs

Thu, 3 Mar 2015
The tests were conducted by The LIA Laboratories (part of The LIA - Europe’s largest lighting trade association) and showed Cambridge Nanotherm’s thermal management technology outperforming all the thermal management substrates tested in terms of its thermal conductivity.

Seoul Semiconductor introduces new modules based on Acrich3 technology

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Seoul Semiconductor, a developer of LED technology, announced the availability of new Acrich3 modules for a wide range of residential and commercial lighting applications.

LEDs Taiwan opens today in Taipei

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
LED Taiwan, opening today at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, is Taiwan's only LED manufacturing-focused exposition.

Techniques for simplifying pulsed measurements: Part 2

Wed, 4 Apr 2015
Common pulsed measurement challenges are defined.

San'an licenses Japanese LED patent portfolio to Luminus Devices

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
San'an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. today announced that it has licensed the United States patents of an LED patent portfolio it recently acquired from a major Japanese company to its subsidiary, Luminus Devices, Inc.

LED phosphors market: Strong price pressure stalls revenue growth but masks a more complex picture

Fri, 4 Apr 2015
While volumes are expected to more than double between 2015 and 2020, LED phosphor prices have declined dramatically, leading to a flat revenue outlook.

Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons

Tue, 5 May 2015
Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce light-emitting quantum dots.

Quantum dots are finally ready for prime time

Tue, 5 May 2015
Quantum dots are finally ready for prime time and will exceed traditional phosphor revenue by 2020 by allowing LCD to compete with OLED in the race for the next display generation.

New approaches to small problems

Thu, 5 May 2015
The market expectations of modern electronics technology are changing the landscape in terms of performance and, in particular, power consumption, and new innovations are putting unprecedented demands on semiconductor devices.

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Howard Ford as chairman

Thu, 5 May 2015
Cambridge Nanotherm today announced that Howard Ford has joined the board as chairman.

EV Group NILphotonics Competence Center sees strong demand For emerging photonic applications

Tue, 5 May 2015
Newly launched center assisting customers in developing products and applications in photonics; leads to multiple system orders.

SEMI April 2015 book-to-bill report shows continued improvements in bookings and billings

Thu, 5 May 2015
A book-to-bill of 1.04 means that $104 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Leti demos new process to fabricate high-brightness micro-LED arrays for next-gen head-mounted and head-up displays

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
CEA-Leti today announced that it has demonstrated a path to fabricating high-density micro-LED arrays for the next generation of wearable and nomadic systems in a process that is scalable to the IC manufacturing process.

Next-generation illumination using silicon quantum dot-based white-blue LED

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
A hybrid LED is expected to be a next-generation illumination device for producing flexible lighting and display, and this is achieved for the Si QD-based white-blue LED.

Three trends driving optoelectronics market growth through 2019

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Laser transmitters, CMOS image sensors, and high-brightness LEDs will be key to expansion.

Trans-Lux announces new LED manufacturing resources

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Trans-Lux today announced the opening of a new design and production facility in Shenzhen, China to complement its existing manufacturing operations in Des Moines, IA.

Pixelligent closes $3.4M in funding

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Pixelligent Technologies, producer of PixClear, a producer of nanocrystal dispersions for demanding applications in LED lighting, OLED Lighting, and Optical Coatings & Films markets, announced today that it closed $3.4 million in new funding.

Dow Corning granted Korean patent for LED optical silicone encapsulant technology

Wed, 6 Jun 2015
Dow Corning reported today that the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) granted a patent protecting the company’s high refractive index (RI) phenyl-based optical silicone encapsulant technology, which targets advanced LED lighting applications.

Aledia completes $31M Series B financing

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs based on its Gallium-Nitride-on-Silicon platform, announced today the closing of its Series B financing round and the execution of development and supply contracts with major LED buyers.

Ultratech Cambridge NanoTech ships 400th ALD system

Wed, 6 Jun 2015
The system was purchased by the University of Michigan.

Nanowires could be the LEDs of the future

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
The latest research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light.

Photolithography equipment & materials market is attracting new players, but success is not guaranteed

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
Growing photolithography equipment markets in advanced packaging, MEMS and LEDs are attracting new players; but they have to navigate complex roadmaps.

EV Group ramps nanoimprint lithography into high-volume manufacturing with HERCULES NIL Track System

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today unveiled the HERCULES NIL—a fully integrated track system that combines cleaning, resist coating and baking pre-processing steps with EVG's SmartNIL large-area nanoimprint lithography (NIL) process in a single platform.

OEM Group expands wafer surface preparation services to UBLED processing

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
Global semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer OEM Group announced today it has received first-in-fab and repeat tool orders for its Cintillio wet chemical processing system from several leading Ultra Bright LED manufacturers working in the automotive lighting market.

Graphene-based film can be used for efficient cooling of electronics

Fri, 7 Jul 2015
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film.

Sticky tape and phosphorus the key to ultrathin solar cells

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
Scientists studying thin layers of phosphorus have found surprising properties that could open the door to ultrathin and ultralight solar cells and LEDs.

Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
Researchers have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second and could form the basis of optical computing.

Apple is using 20% of worldwide sapphire capacity – and that may be just the beginning

Fri, 7 Jul 2015
In 2015, 20 percent of sapphire will be used in Apple’s iPhone, for the camera lens, fingerprint readers and heart rate monitors covers, and the Apple watch’s window.

Pixelligent launches new PixClear light extraction materials for OLED lighting

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
Pixelligent Technologies, a manufacturer of high index materials for demanding optoelectronics applications, announces the addition of four new OLED lighting products to its PixClear Zirconia nanocrystal family.

New research may enhance display & LED lighting technology

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have produced some promising results toward that goal, developing a new method to extract more efficient and polarized light from quantum dots (QDs) over a large-scale area.

Imec pushes the boundaries of GaN technology

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
Nano-electronics research center imec announced today that it is extending its Gallium Nitride-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) R&D program, and is now offering joint research on GaN-on-Si 200mm epitaxy and enhancement mode device technology.

SUSS MicroTec announces new competence-center for nanoimprint in North America

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
SUSS MicroTec, a global supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, and the Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) are announcing a cooperation agreement in the field of nanoimprint technologies.

"Quantum dot" technology may help light the future

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
Advances at Oregon State University in manufacturing technology for “quantum dots” may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials and low-cost manufacturing processes that take advantage of simple microwave heating.

RayVio announces expansion of UV LED manufacturing capacity

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
RayVio Corporation, a developer of deep ultraviolet (UV) LEDs and integrated solutions, announced today that they are expanding their international sales force, and manufacturing capacity. The facility expansion at the original site is scheduled to be complete by year-end.

Turning clothing into information displays

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
Researchers from Holst Centre (set up by TNO and imec), imec and CMST, imec’s associated lab at Ghent University, have demonstrated the world’s first stretchable and conformable thin-film transistor (TFT) driven LED display laminated into textiles.

New findings move flexible lighting technology toward commercial feasibility

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
Next directions in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology for lighting identified in Journal of Photonics for Energy.

Graphene as an alternative transparent electrode for OLEDs

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
Until now transparent electrode materials for OLEDs have mainly consisted of indium tin oxide (ITO), which is expected to become economically challenging for the industry due to the shrinking abundance of indium. One promising candidate is graphene.

Silicone shines new light on optical applications

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
As a response to meet the increasing demands of cutting-edge LED technologies, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America has recently introduced its new optically clear LIMS (Liquid Injection Molding System) X-34-1972-3 material.

Display technologies and electronic circuits to fuel organic electronics market globally through 2018

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
Transparency Market Research (TMR) projects the global organic electronics market to grow at a CAGR of 32.6% from 2012 to 2018.

DuPont Displays opens OLED materials scale-up facility for next generation TVs

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
DuPont Displays announced the opening of a state-of-the-art, scale-up manufacturing facility designed to deliver production scale quantities of advanced materials that enable large-format, solution-based printed Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays.

LG Innotek announces high power LED packages

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
LG Innotek announced that the company started to produce high-power LED packages (H35C4 Series) featuring 180lm/W.

Two polymer-blend could boost efficiency of LEDs

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
A blend of two polymers can be used to boost the efficiency of LEDs, according to a research study published in the journal Applied Materials Today.

Applied Materials advances OLED display manufacturing for flexible mobile products and curved TVs

Mon, 10 Oct 2015
Applied Materials, Inc. unveiled two new systems that enable the volume production of high-resolution, thin and lightweight flexible OLED displays for mobile products and TVs.

Imec and Ghent University present thermoplastically deformable electronic circuits

Tue, 10 Oct 2015
imec and CMST have developed a novel technology for thermoplastically deformable electronics enabling low-cost 2.5D free-form rigid electronic objects.

Quantum dots making inroads in displays

Wed, 10 Oct 2015
As part of a new market report, IDTechEx Research has looked at quantum dots' impact on the display industry. Is this the technology that will enable LCD to rival OLED?

LED driver and chipset market to reach US$11.99 billion globally by 2021, Transparency Market Research

Wed, 10 Oct 2015
The global LED Driver and Chipset market was valued at US$2.80 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach US$11.99 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 23.2% from 2015 to 2021.

Toshiba announces sale of image sensor business to Sony

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
Toshiba Corp. will retreat from the CMOS image sensor business, by selling the production line at its Oita plant to Sony Corp.

Price erosion in sensors, volatility in discretes slows total O-S-D growth

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
According to a report from IC Insights, the worldwide market for optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) has turned into a mixed bag of double-digit growth for several major product categories combined with single-digit declines in sales for nearly a dozen others.

Pixelligent introduces OLED light extraction technology at 2015 OLEDs World Summit

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
Pixelligent announced the development of a new OLED light extraction technology that dramatically increases light output in OLED Lighting devices.

China to dominate flat panel display manufacturing by 2018, IHS

Thu, 11 Nov 2015
China is quickly adding capacity in all flat-panel display (FPD) manufacturing segments.

Soraa announces LED manufacturing expansion in Syracuse, NY

Fri, 10 Oct 2015
Soraa announced that it will open a new semiconductor fabrication plant in Syracuse, New York.

Plasma-Therm acquires plasma processing technology from Nanoplas France

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
Plasma-Therm announced that it has acquired a High Density Radical Flux plasma technology that enables low-temperature Bosch polymer removal.

Top LED company selects ClassOne's Solstice electroplater

Tue, 2 Feb 2016
Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology announced the purchase of its Solstice S8 electroplating system by one of the world's leading LED manufacturers.

Pixelligent launches new PixClear Dispersions for display and printed electronics

Wed, 11 Nov 2015
Pixelligent launched a new family of PixClear materials for display and optical components and films.

The use of sapphire in mobile device and LED industries

Fri, 11 Nov 2015
Sapphire is hard, strong, optically transparent and chemically inert.

Cut costs: Improve competitive advantage

Fri, 11 Nov 2015
Systematic – and predictive – cost reduction in semiconductor equipment manufacturing

Flip chip technology: Which companies will invest to support the growth?

Mon, 11 Nov 2015
Due to the growth of the semiconductor business, the wider adoption of Cu pillar solutions and the introduction of Flip Chip technology for LED and CMOS Image Sensors (CIS) applications, the Flip Chip market is expending.

The use of sapphire in mobile device and LED industries: Part 2

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
The use of sapphire in the manufacturing of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) is covered in the second part of a two part series.

Trillium announces acquisition of Oxford Instruments - Austin Division

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
Trillium US Inc, headquartered in Clackamas, OR, has announced the acquisition of the Oxford Instruments - Austin division.

Nanotherm scoops Elektra 'LED Product of the Year' award

Mon, 11 Nov 2015
Cambridge Nanotherm, a producer of thermal management technology, has won the "LED Lighting Product of the Year" award at the 2015 Elektra Awards for its "Nanotherm DM" product.

Exploring the limits for high-performance LEDs and solar cells

Thu, 12 Dec 2015
Hybrid optoelectronic devices based on blends of hard and soft semiconductors can combine the properties of the two material types, opening the possibility for devices with novel functionality and properties, such as cheap and scalable solution-based processing methods.

Nanostructured metal coatings let the light through for electronic devices

Thu, 12 Dec 2015
Light and electricity dance a complicated tango in devices like LEDs, solar cells and sensors. A new anti-reflection coating developed by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, lets light through without hampering the flow of electricity, a step that could increase efficiency in such devices.

Uncovering oxygen's role in enhancing red LEDs

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
While oxygen can impede the effectiveness of gallium nitride (GaN), an enabling material for LEDs, small amounts of oxygen in some cases are needed to enhance the devices' optical properties.

How copper makes organic light-emitting diodes more efficient

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), CYNORA, and the University of St Andrews have now measured the underlying quantum mechanics phenomenon of intersystem crossing in a copper complex.

New LED with luminescent proteins

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
Scientists from Germany and Spain have discovered a way to create a BioLED by packaging luminescent proteins in the form of rubber.

Dialog Semiconductor declines to revise bid for Atmel

Mon, 1 Jan 2016
UK-based chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor plc's board of directors has determined not to revise its proposal to acquire US-based microcontroller and touch solutions specialist Atmel Corp., the company said.

Cornell-led team creates gallium nitride power diode

Fri, 1 Jan 2016
Making tiny switches do enormous jobs in a more efficient way than current technology allows is one of the goals of a research team led by Cornell engineering professor Huili (Grace) Xing.

SEMICON Korea opening: Memory and mobility drive IC manufacturing

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
SEMICON Korea 2016 at COEX in Seoul opens tomorrow with more than 540 exhibiting companies and an expected 40,000 attendees.

Quantum dot market worth $4.6B by 2021

Fri, 1 Jan 2016
The global value of quantum dot markets was $306 million USD in 2014 and is expected at $4.6 billion USD over the forecast period due to the subsequent generation device, display, and system activated by quantum dot.

Ultratech announces promotion of two executives

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
Ultratech, Inc., a supplier of lithography, laser processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high­brightness LEDs (HB­ LEDs), as well as atomic layer deposition (ALD) systems, announced the promotion of two of its executives.

LED Taiwan 2016 to kick off in Taipei in April

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
LED Taiwan will be held at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei on April 13-16.

Veeco announces collaboration with imec to drive performance gains in GaN-based power devices

Tue, 2 Feb 2016
The collaboration is expected to accelerate the development of highly-efficient, Gallium Nitride (GaN) based, power electronic devices using GaN Epi wafers created using Veeco's Propel Power GaN MOCVD system.

Veeco launches new K475i As/P MOCVD system

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today the launch of the new TurboDisc K475i Arsenic Phosphide MOCVD System for the production of red, orange, yellow light emitting diodes.

Physicists promise a copper revolution in nanophotonics

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have for the first time experimentally demonstrated that copper nanophotonic components can operate successfully in photonic devices.

Artificial control of exciplexes opens possibilities for new electronics

Fri, 2 Feb 2016
Researchers at Kyushu University were able to widely vary the emission color and efficiency of OLEDs.

Lifetime breakthrough promising for low-cost and efficient OLED displays and lights

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
Researchers increased the device lifetime of OLEDs that use a recently developed class of molecules to convert electricity into light.

Soraa supports TM-30 as a superior color test for the lighting industry

Mon, 3 Mar 2016
Soraa, a developer of GaN on GaN LED technology, today announces its support for advances in color science and the new TM-30 method released by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).

The United States leads growing global industrial semiconductor market

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
The industrial semiconductor market will post an 8 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), as revenue rises from $43.5 billion in 2014 to $59.5 billion in 2019.

Samsung and Daintree partner to advance smart building IoT

Thu, 3 Mar 2016
Samsung Electronics Co. and Daintree Networks said they are collaborating on joint solutions involving Samsung's smart lighting module (SLM).

Becoming crystal clear

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
UCSB researchers identify specific defects in LED diodes that lead to less efficient solid state lighting.

Crumpling approach enhances photodetectors' light responsivity

Thu, 4 Apr 2016
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a new approach to modifying the light absorption and stretchability of atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) materials by surface topographic engineering using only mechanical strain.

Quantum dots enhance light-to-current conversion in layered semiconductors

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
Harnessing the power of the sun and creating light-harvesting or light-sensing devices requires a material that both absorbs light efficiently and converts the energy to highly mobile electrical current.

LED Taiwan kicks off in grand style

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
The most influential LED exhibition in Taiwan adds pavilions for power devices and LED components.

Dow Corning previews upcoming products, showcases optical silicones benefits at LIGHTFAIR 2016

Tue, 4 Apr 2016
Dow Corning will present an exclusive glimpse of upcoming products and technologies at LIGHTFAIR International 2016.

Monolithic Schottky diode in ST F7 LV MOSFET technology: Performance improvement in application

Wed, 5 May 2016
Standard solutions and devices are compared to a 60 V MOSFET with monolithic Schottky diode as evaluated in SMPS and motor control environments.

Ultratech Cambridge Nanotech forms research collaboration with Northeastern University

Tue, 5 May 2016
Ultratech, Inc. announced the formation of a research collaboration with Professor Thomas J. Webster, Ph.D. at Northeastern University, to study the use of nano-materials produced via ALD for medical applications.

$88M in Series E financing for OLED production equipment maker, Kateeva

Thu, 5 May 2016
Kateeva today announced that it has closed its Series E funding round with $88 million in new financing.

Automotive LED industry drivers: Disruptive technologies and consumer behavior changes

Fri, 5 May 2016
The lighting market for automotive applications should reach a 23.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 2015-2121 reaching a US$27.7 billion market in 2021.

Engineers discover a new gatekeeper for light

Fri, 5 May 2016
Finding paves the way for devices that switch quickly between transparency and opacity to specific forms of light.

Equipment spending up: 19 new fabs and lines to start construction

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
While semiconductor fab equipment spending is off to a slow start in 2016, it is expected to gain momentum through the end of the year. For 2016, 1.5 percent growth over 2015 is expected while 13 percent growth is forecast in 2017.

The sapphire industry: What’s next?

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
Almost two years after GTAT’s bankruptcy, the sapphire industry is still there. Its decor and characters have, of course, changed but the story is still unfolding.

Novel capping strategy improves stability of perovskite nanocrystals

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Study addresses instability issues with organometal-halide perovskites, a promising class of materials for solar cells, LEDs, and other applications.

WPG Americas Inc. announces distribution agreement with Seoul Semiconductor

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
WPG Americas Inc. announced today it has signed a new agreement with Seoul Semiconductor the world's fifth largest LED supplier to distribute their full complete line of products.

Ultratech enables world's lowest contact resistivity for finFETs with LXA melt laser annealing technology

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
This record achievement, as well as additional results, was presented in a paper at the 2016 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits held June 13-17, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Samsung introduces new line-up of LED components for automotive lighting, featuring chip-scale packaging

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that it has introduced “Fx-CSP,” a line-up of LED packages which features chip-scale packaging and flexible circuit board technology, for use in automotive lighting applications.

Automotive semiconductor market grows slightly in 2015 while ranks shift

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
Despite slower growth for the automotive industry and exchange rate fluctuations, the automotive semiconductor market grew at a modest 0.2 percent year over year, reaching $29 billion in 2015, according to IHS.

SiC power business is a reality

Mon, 6 Jun 2016
Today, SiC benefits are not a secret anymore and progressively lot of industries are considering the development of new products including SiC technologies.

Kateeva: Enabling OLED success

Wed, 7 Jul 2016
Kateeva is out to change the way displays are being made, and during Tuesday’s Silicon Innovation Forum keynote, Kateeva President and COO Conor Madigan, PhD, laid out how their YIELDJet inkjet system is making that happen.

Molecular switch for controlling color and fluorescence

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
A collaboration of researchers from Kumamoto, Yamaguchi, and Osaka Universities in Japan have discovered a new method of drastically changing the color and fluorescence of a particular compound using only oxygen (O2) and hydrogen (H2) gases.

GaN substrate market is estimated to be worth over $4B by 2020

Tue, 7 Jul 2016
The gallium nitride (GaN) substrates market is set to cross $4 billion USD by 2020, according to the market research report from IndustryARC.

Integration of novel materials with silicon chips makes new 'smart' devices possible

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the U.S. Army Research Office have developed a way to integrate novel functional materials onto a computer chip, allowing the creation of new smart devices and systems.

New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes.

ams launches the industry's smallest module to offer color, ambient light and proximity sensing

Tue, 8 Aug 2016
ams AG has launched the smallest ever optical sensor module that delivers a combination of colour (RGB), ambient light and proximity sensing, providing OEMs with design flexibility and the ability to provide a better display viewing experience.

Two become one: How to turn green light blue

Wed, 8 Aug 2016
Metal-organic frameworks with a piggyback structure open up new possibilities for solar cells and LEDs -- publication in the Advanced Materials scientific journal.

Epistar orders multiple Veeco EPIK 700 MOCVD systems to meet demand for LED lighting applications

Fri, 8 Aug 2016
Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today that Epistar Corporation has ordered multiple TurboDisc EPIK 700 GaN MOCVD Systems for the production of LEDs.

Advanced materials manufacturer Pixelligent closes $10.4M in funding

Mon, 8 Aug 2016
Pixelligent Technologies, a developer of high-index advanced materials for solid state lighting and display applications and producer of PixClear products, announced today that it closed $10.4 million in new funding.

Toshiba introduces high-voltage MOSFET family for efficient, high-speed switching

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. today announced a new lineup of ultra-efficient, high-speed, high-voltage MOSFETs for switching voltage regulator designs.

IHS Markit releases ranking of Top LED suppliers

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
IHS Markit released its annual 2015 revenue-share ranking of the top LED suppliers in backlighting, automotive, lighting and other applications.

New electrical energy storage material shows its power

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
A powerful new material developed by Northwestern University chemist William Dichtel and his research team could one day speed up the charging process of electric cars and help increase their driving range.

Following the UV curing boom, disinfection and purification applications are finally ready to take off

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
In a short term, UV curing will drive the UV LED market, announces Yole Développement (Yole) in its new LED report entitled UV LEDs: Technology, Manufacturing and Applications Trends.

Samsung introduces high-performance LED linear modules for indoor lighting applications

Fri, 8 Aug 2016
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced “H-series Gen 3,” a new line-up of LED linear modules that features high efficacy and enables easy replacement of fluorescent lights with LED lamps.

Global GaN semiconductor devices market is expected to be worth $3438.4M by 2024

Wed, 8 Aug 2016
The global market for gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor devices is largely consolidated, with the top four companies commanding a share of over 65% of the overall market in 2015, states Transparency Market Research (TMR) in a new report.

The sapphire industry: Back to the future

Thu, 9 Sep 2016
“The sapphire industry is still plagued by overcapacity and rapid price declines,” asserts Yole Développement (Yole) in its latest report Sapphire Applications & Market 2016: LED & Consumer Electronics.

IC Insights updates semiconductor outlook for Internet of Things

Wed, 9 Sep 2016
Lower sales projections for connected cities leads to reduced semiconductor IoT market forecast.

New perovskite research discoveries may lead to solar cell, LED advances

Fri, 9 Sep 2016
"Promising" and "remarkable" are two words U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory scientist Javier Vela uses to describe recent research results on organolead mixed-halide perovskites.

Moore's Law did indeed stop at 28nm

Mon, 9 Sep 2016
As we have predicted two and a half years back, the industry is bifurcating, and just a few products pursue scaling to 7nm while the majority of designs stay on 28nm or older nodes.

Solid State Technology announces expanded conference for The ConFab 2017

Wed, 9 Sep 2016
The conference and networking event, will be held at the iconic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego on May 14-17, 2017.

Nanoscale confinement leads to new all-inorganic perovskite with exceptional solar cell properties

Wed, 10 Oct 2016
Scientists with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the first time discovered how to make perovskite solar cells out of quantum dots and used the new material to convert sunlight to electricity with 10.77 percent efficiency.

Samsung introduces LED modules based on chip scale packaging for spotlights and downlights

Thu, 10 Oct 2016
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced a new line-up of chip scale package (CSP) LED modules for spotlights and downlights that features color tunability and increased design compatibility.

Sapphire industry: More than just LEDs

Fri, 10 Oct 2016
LED remains the dominant sapphire application in 2016. Overall, rates of usage in smartwatches have been disappointing and have decreased below 2015 levels.

Researchers surprised at the unexpected hardness of gallium nitride

Mon, 10 Oct 2016
A Lehigh University team discovers that the widely used semiconducting material is almost as wear-resistant as diamonds.

Trace metal recombination centers kill LED efficiency

Fri, 11 Nov 2016
UCSB researchers warn that trace amounts of transition metal impurities act as recombination centers in gallium nitride semiconductors.

North America LED market to grow at 9.7% CAGR through 2022

Fri, 11 Nov 2016
The North American LED market is expected to reach $11,702.6 Million by 2022.

New LEDs may offer better way to clean water in remote areas

Tue, 11 Nov 2016
Nanotech enables powerful and portable sterilization equipment.

LED packaging: New relays of growth are required for LED companies to survive

Fri, 12 Dec 2016
According to Yole’s analysts, the packaged LED market represented a revenue of nearly US$15.7 billion in 2015. This industry should grow to a size of nearly US$18.2 billion by 2020.

ClassOne reports record sales, crediting WLP and "More than Moore"

Wed, 12 Dec 2016
“We’ve been seeing a steady increase in market interest and sales,” said ClassOne Technology President, Kevin Witt.

University of California, Berkeley places order for PEALD deposition system from Ultratech Cambridge Nanotech

Thu, 12 Dec 2016
Ultratech, Inc. announced that the Laboratory for Emerging and Exploratory Devices has chosen the Ultratech-CNT Fiji G2 PEALD system as its instrument of choice for its research activities.

Cree announces the next generation of extreme high power LEDs

Wed, 12 Dec 2016
The new XHP50.2 LED enables lighting manufacturers to quickly improve the performance of existing XHP50 lighting designs.

LEDs and power electronic innovations are converging to handle module-level thermal management

Thu, 12 Dec 2016
In 2015, all economic indicators pointed to continued market growth for both industries, power electronics and LED, especially with IGBT modules boosted by EV/HEV industry and general lighting applications, a killer application for LEDs since 2012.

62 new facilities start operation 2017 and beyond

Mon, 12 Dec 2016
Data from SEMI’s recently updated World Fab Forecast report reveal that 62 new Front End facilities will begin operation between 2017 and 2020.

Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH announces new CEO

Tue, 12 Dec 2016
Andreas Weisl (38), former Vice President Europe of Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor (SSC), has taken on the position of CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH based Munich, Germany, with effect from November 11, 2016.

A year in review: Top 10 stories of 2016

Fri, 12 Dec 2016
From the ground-breaking research breakthroughs to the shifting supplier landscape, these are the stories the Solid State Technology audience read the most during 2016.

Miniscule amounts of impurities in vacuum greatly affecting OLED lifetime

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
Reproducibility is a necessity for science but has often eluded researchers studying the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Wolfspeed introduces new SiC MOSFET for EV drive trains

Wed, 1 Jan 2017
New 900V, 10mΩ chip enables new improvements in range, battery usage and vehicle design.

ams launches world’s first digital multispectral sensor-on-chip leveraging breakthrough wafer-level filter technology

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
ams AG today launched the world's first series of cost-effective multispectral sensor-on-chip solutions, opening the way for a new generation of spectral analyzers for consumer and industrial applications.

New report from IHS Markit names top four trends driving the IoT in 2017 and beyond

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
Fueled by lightning-fast demand for ubiquitous connectivity, the number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices globally will jump by 15 percent year-over-year to 20 billion in 2017, according to new analysis from IHS Markit.

Amtech announces large orders for high throughput PECVD systems and bi-facial n-type technology

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
Amtech Systems, Inc. today announced fiscal year 2017 year-to-date order bookings through January 20, 2017 are approximately $84 million.

Imec introduces new snapshot multispectral image sensor that combines color and near-infrared imaging

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
At next week’s SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, imec, a research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, will introduce a new image sensor with integrated color (Red Green Blue, RGB) and narrow-band near-infrared (NIR) filters.

ISS Europe 2017: European innovation leadership

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
Electronics manufacturing solutions for Automotive, Smart Manufacturing and Healthcare enabling the future of European technology.

Executive viewpoints: 2017 outlook

Wed, 1 Jan 2017
Each year, Solid State Technology turns to industry leaders to hear viewpoints on the technological and economic outlook for the upcoming year. Read through these expert opinions on what to expect in 2017.

Do not go where the path may lead

Fri, 1 Jan 2017
What follows, in Part 1 of this two-part article, is a quick look back at the industry in 2016 and the road ahead in 2017 followed by what SEMI achieved in 2016 and where SEMI’s road will lead in 2017 to keep pace our industry charging forward where there is no path.

The world's smallest reflector-type high brightness 3-color LED

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
ROHM has recently announced the availability of an ultra-compact reflector-type LED optimized for consumer devices such as matrix light sources for gaming and wearables that demand increased miniaturization.

SEMI 2020: "There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind"

Wed, 2 Feb 2017
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,” was how I started last week’s article. In that article we looked back on 2016 and the incredible progress of the industry and how it continually cuts new trail and keeps moving at the speed of Moore’s Law.

1000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips

Thu, 2 Feb 2017
The electronic data connections within microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic. Optical connections are the obvious successors but optical data transmission requires an adequate nanoscale light source, and this has been lacking. Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology have created a light source that has the right characteristics: a nano-LED that is 1000 times more efficient than its predecessors, and is capable of handling gigabits per second.

Leti presents first-ever results in LED pixelization & record high-resolution for micro-displays at Photonics West

Fri, 2 Feb 2017
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced it has developed a μLED fabrication process to create high-resolution arrays at 10-micron pitch.

Veeco enters into agreement to acquire Ultratech

Fri, 2 Feb 2017
The Boards of Directors of both Veeco and Ultratech have unanimously approved the transaction.

Entegris announces higher-purity gas purification system platform with expanded manufacturing in Asia

Tue, 2 Feb 2017
New media provides yield improvements in systems for advanced semiconductor and LED applications.

Intel announces $7B investment in next-gen semiconductor fab in Arizona

Thu, 2 Feb 2017
The announcement was made by U.S. President Donald Trump and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at the White House.

Brighter shine for LEDs with Picosun ALD

Mon, 2 Feb 2017
Picosun Oy, a provider of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology, announced a collaboration with Osram Opto Semiconductors and other partners to create a new generation of advanced LED lighting solutions.

Seoul Semiconductor starts mass production of its patented filament LEDs

Wed, 2 Feb 2017
Seoul Semiconductor announced the immediate start of the mass production of its LED chip-on-board package for use in LED filament bulbs, a market currently estimated to be $1.3 billion globally.

Ultratech receives large, repeat multiple system order for fan-out wafer-level packaging applications

Thu, 2 Feb 2017
Ultratech, Inc. today announced that it has received a repeat, multiple-system order from a leading semiconductor manufacturer for its advanced packaging AP300 lithography systems.

LG Innotek unveils the world's first 70mW UV-C LED

Thu, 2 Feb 2017
LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 70mw UV-C LED for sterilization applications.

A SOI wafer is a suitable substrate for gallium nitride crystals

Thu, 3 Mar 2017
Improved characteristics in power electronics and radio applications can be achieved by using a SOI wafer for gallium nitride growth.

Group blazes path to efficient, eco-friendly deep-ultraviolet LED

Fri, 3 Mar 2017
A Cornell-led group has demonstrated the ability to produce deep-ultraviolet emission using an LED light source, potentially solving several problems related to quantum efficiency of current devices.

SEMICON China 2017 opens tomorrow in Shanghai

Mon, 3 Mar 2017
Over 60,000 attendees are expected at SEMICON China opening tomorrow at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

The repulsion trick: A self-solving puzzle for organic molecules

Thu, 3 Mar 2017
Jülich researchers have succeeded in controlling the growth of organic molecules using a special trick.

Ultratech receives follow-on multiple orders from China foundries for laser spike annealing systems

Fri, 3 Mar 2017
Ultratech, Inc. this week announced that two China foundries placed follow-on orders for laser spike anneal systems.

Cree launches the industry’s brightest and most efficient royal blue LED

Fri, 3 Mar 2017
Cree, Inc. announces the new XLamp XP-G3 Royal Blue LED, the industry’s highest performing Royal Blue LED.

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes move toward normal growth rates

Wed, 4 Apr 2017
Weakness in high-brightness LEDs lowered optoelectronics in 2016 while sensors/actuators got a needed boost from improved pricing.

LED Taiwan opens tomorrow in Taipei

Tue, 4 Apr 2017
With a combined 500 booths, the exhibitions and conferences of LED Taiwan, opening tomorrow in Taipei, will attract over 12,000 visitors.

Seoul Semiconductor files patent infringement lawsuit in Germany asserting infringement of its high-power LED technology

Wed, 4 Apr 2017
On March 31, 2017, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd (Seoul) filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany in the District Court of Düsseldorf against Mouser Electronics Inc. (Mouser), a global electronic components distributor, asserting infringement of an LED patent.

LG Innotek launches UV LED module for sterilizing water purifier faucets

Wed, 4 Apr 2017
LG Innotek succeeded in mass-producing ultraviolet (UV) LED module that sterilizes the inside of water purifier faucet aerators.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2017: Disruption and the value of digital transformation in manufacturing

Mon, 4 Apr 2017
At SEMICON Southeast Asia 2017, Dr. Chen Fusen, CEO of Kulicke & Soffa Pte Ltd, Singapore, will give a keynote on digital transformation in the manufacturing sector.

What is your China strategy?

Sun, 10 Oct 2016
Equipment vendors have a lot on their plates now, with memory customers pushing 3D NAND, foundries advancing to the 7 nm node, and 200mm fabs clamoring to come up with hard-to-find tools.

Light and sound: LEDs seen acoustically

Wed, 9 Sep 2016
Many LED failures are the result of voids or other gap-type anomalies that block heat flow from the die.

2017FLEX Korea: First flexible hybrid electronics conference in Korea

Wed, 5 May 2017
Today FlexTech, A SEMI Strategic Association Partner, announced the full agenda for the inaugural flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) conference coming up on May 31-June 1 in Seoul at COEX Exhibition Center.

Dow Corning CL-1000 optical silicone binder extends thermal and optical performance for chip-scale LED package designs

Fri, 6 Jun 2017
Dow Corning today introduced Dow Corning CL-1000 Optical Silicone Binder, a new, more thermally stable, high refractive index (RI) material available only in China that is formulated to expand design options for high-power chip-scale LED packaging (CSP).

Osram's next-generation of LEDs set new standards in miniaturization

Wed, 6 Jun 2017
Osram Opto Semiconductors today presented the latest generation of surface-mountable LED, the Topled E1608, with a package smaller than its predecessor models by a factor of 20.

Samsung achieves 220 lumens per watt with new mid-power LED package

Thu, 6 Jun 2017
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that it has begun mass producing a new mid-power LED package, the LM301B, which features the industry's highest luminous efficacy of 220 lumens per watt.

Pixelligent Technologies named 2017 Manufacturer of the Year by Frost & Sullivan

Mon, 6 Jun 2017
It won this award in the small/midsize company category for companies with revenues under $1B, for its PixClearProcess that is revolutionizing chemical composite technology.

Umicore inaugurates new production facility in Germany

Thu, 6 Jun 2017
Umicore’s business unit Precious Metals Chemistry today inaugurated its production unit for advanced metal organic precursor technologies used in the semiconductor and LED markets.

Pixelligent Technologies awarded $2.15M in grant funding from U.S. Departments of Energy, Defense

Mon, 7 Jul 2017
Pixelligent Technologies, a nanocomposite advanced materials manufacturer, announced today that it has been awarded grant funding from the Department of Energy SBIR program and the Department of Defense STTR program, that totals a combined $2.15 million

Harnessing hopping hydrogens for high-efficiency OLEDs

Mon, 7 Jul 2017
Researchers at Kyushu University's Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA) demonstrated that a molecule that slightly changes its chemical structure before and after emission can achieve a high efficiency in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

ALD tools evolve with industry needs

Thu, 7 Jul 2017
Veeco Instruments (Veeco) recently announced that Veeco CNT -- formerly known as Ultratech/Cambridge Nanotech -- shipped its 500th Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) system to the North Carolina State University.

TrendForce reports 'micro LED-like' products will be available in 2018

Fri, 7 Jul 2017
Breakthroughs in mass transfer have yet to materialize.

UV-C LED research company selects Veeco MOCVD system for nanowire on graphene development

Mon, 7 Jul 2017
CrayoNano will use the system to grow semiconductor nanowires on graphene for water disinfection, air purification, food processing and life science applications.

Seoul Semiconductor achieves continuous revenue growth

Tue, 8 Aug 2017
The year over year rise in automotive lighting sales proved highly profitable for the company.

Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearable devices

Tue, 8 Aug 2017
A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios.

Infrared laser: At the heart of the industry in coming years

Wed, 8 Aug 2017
In a depressed visible LED industry, manufacturers are looking at new opportunities to increase their revenues and margins. In this context, the IR LED market is perceived as a potential new ‘blue ocean’ with attractive opportunities for those players.

ROHM's new ultra-compact low profile 2-color chip LEDs

Thu, 8 Aug 2017
Industry-small form factor contributes to thinner, more vibrant displays in industrial and consumer devices.

Samsung’s new Q-series LED linear modules offer superior efficacy to improve premium indoor lighting

Thu, 8 Aug 2017
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of the “Q-series,” a new line-up of LED linear modules for use in premium indoor luminaire applications where an exceptionally high level of light efficacy* is required.

Fab equipment spending breaking industry records

Tue, 9 Sep 2017
2017 fab equipment spending (new and refurbished) is expected to increase by 37 percent, reaching a new annual spending record of about US$55 billion.

Seoul Semiconductor files patent litigation for infringement of 12 Acrich patents

Tue, 9 Sep 2017
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. announced on Sept. 19, 2017 that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit, together with its affiliate, Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd., against Archipelago Lighting, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Laser marking meets diverse challenges in fab and packaging

Fri, 9 Sep 2017
The basics of laser marking are reviewed, as well as current and emerging laser technologies.

Cree names Gregg Lowe as CEO

Mon, 9 Sep 2017
Mr. Lowe succeeds Chuck Swoboda, per the transition plan announced in May.

With more than $4B revenue, the LED lighting module market is showing attractive perspectives

Thu, 9 Sep 2017
The LED lighting module industry is showing the emergence of innovative functions and the introduction of new market segments including automotive, smart lighting and horticultural markets.

Solar-Tectic LLC receives patent for III-V thin-film tandem high-performance solar cell and LED technology

Thu, 9 Sep 2017
The patent, the first ever for a thin III-V layer on crystalline silicon thin-film, covers group III-V elements such as Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), and Indium Gallium Phosphide (InGaP), for the top layer, as well as all inorganic materials, including, silicon, germanium, etc., for the bottom layer.

SSL technologies enable the development of new functionalities in automotive lighting

Mon, 10 Oct 2017
The automotive lighting market totaled US$25.7 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach US$35.9 billion in 2022, with a 5.7% CAGR between 2016 and 2022.

WIN Semiconductors enhances 0.25µm GaN power process

Mon, 10 Oct 2017
The NP25 technology provides 28-volt operation with superior power density and efficiency for demanding power applications through Ku-band.

IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity

Fri, 10 Oct 2017
A total of 25 new 300mm wafer fabs is expected between 2016 and 2021 as the outlook for 450mm wafers fades.

The stacked color sensor

Thu, 11 Nov 2017
True colors meet minimization.

SEMICON Europa 2017: Keynotes announced

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Showcasing critical issues shaping the entire electronics manufacturing supply chain.

2017 IEDM features rich technical program, focus sessions

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Each year at the IEDM, the world's best technologists in micro/nano/bioelectronics converge to participate in a technical program consisting of more than 220 presentations, along with other events.

NRL clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologies

Fri, 10 Oct 2017
Many of today's technologies, such as, solid-state lighting, transistors in computer chips, and batteries in cell phones rely simply on the charge of the electron and how it moves through the material. In certain materials, such as the monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), electrons can be selectively placed into a chosen electronic valley using optical excitation.

Researchers bring optical communication onto silicon chips

Mon, 10 Oct 2017
Ultrathin films of a semiconductor that emits and detects light can be stacked on top of silicon wafers.

Seoul Semiconductor's Horticultural Series LEDs deliver entire spectrum from UV-C to far-red

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
The newly-introduced Horticultural Series LEDs from Seoul Semiconductor represent the only LED manufacturer to provide the entire spectrum of solid state lighting sources for the efficient growth and propagation of plants.

Power GaN: Everything is in place for volume production

Wed, 10 Oct 2017
Yole projects the explosion of the market with 84% CAGR between 2017 and 2022. The market value will so reach US$ 450 million at the end of the period.

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discretes climb

Mon, 10 Oct 2017
The O-S-D market segments are growing at above average rates in 2017 and all three are expected to reach new record highs for the first time in six years, says new update.

Veeco and ALLOS demonstrate 200mm GaN-on-Si performance to enable micro-LED adoption

Wed, 11 Nov 2017
Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today the completion of a strategic initiative with ALLOS Semiconductors (ALLOS) to demonstrate 200mm GaN-on-Si wafers for Blue/Green micro-LED production.

MagnaChip offers 0.35 micron 700V ultra-high voltage process technology with process simplification

Mon, 11 Nov 2017
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation announced today it now offers a 0.35 micron 700V Ultra-High Voltage process technology (UHV) that reduces mask counts, manufacturing time and cost for power-related AC-DC products.

Pixelligent Technologies appoints Alain Harrus and Gene Banucci to its Board of Directors

Tue, 11 Nov 2017
Pixelligent Technologies announced today it has named Alain Harrus, Ph.D. and Gene Banucci, Ph.D. to the Pixelligent Board of Directors.

Tech increases microfluidic research data output 100-fold

Thu, 11 Nov 2017
Researchers have developed a technique that allows users to collect 100 times more spectrographic information per day from microfluidic devices, as compared to the previous industry standard. The novel technology has already led to a new discovery: the speed of mixing ingredients for quantum dots used in LEDs changes the color of light they emit - even when all other variables are identical.

The next generation of power electronics? Gallium nitride doped with beryllium

Fri, 11 Nov 2017
How to cut down energy loss in power electronics? The right kind of doping.

SunLike series LEDs from Seoul Semiconductor deliver natural spectrum human-centric lighting sources

Mon, 11 Nov 2017
Seoul Semiconductor exhibited its new SunLike Series LEDs, the world's first LED to produce light that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight, at the recent Professional Lighting Design Conference.

TEL NEXX modernizes shop floor data collection and quality control with InfinityQS ProFicient

Thu, 11 Nov 2017
Quality Intelligence solution enables chip metallization provider to improve accuracy and timeliness of data capture, rapidly respond to issues, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Transphorm secures investment from Yaskawa Electric

Wed, 11 Nov 2017
Transphorm Inc. announced it received a $15 million investment from Yaskawa Electric Corporation.

Atomistic calculations predict that boron incorporation increases the efficiency of LEDs

Wed, 11 Nov 2017
Using predictive atomistic calculations and high-performance supercomputers at the NERSC computing facility, researchers Logan Williams and Emmanouil Kioupakis at the University of Michigan found that incorporating the element boron into the widely used InGaN (indium-gallium nitride) material can keep electrons from becoming too crowded in LEDs, making the material more efficient at producing light.

TI's new automotive LED lighting controller puts the power in designers' hands

Fri, 12 Dec 2017
Texas Instruments introduced the first 3-channel high-side linear automotive light-emitting diode (LED) controller without internal MOSFETs which gives designers greater flexibility for their lighting designs.

Cree launches industry's first extreme density LED

Thu, 12 Dec 2017
The XLamp XD16 LED delivers a lumen density of more than 284 lumens per square-millimeter, which is the highest level achieved by a commercially available lighting-class LED.

AMEC wins injunction in patent infringement dispute with Veeco

Mon, 12 Dec 2017
The injunction prohibits Veeco Shanghai from importing, manufacturing, selling or offering for sale to any third party any MOCVD systems and wafer carriers used in the MOCVD systems that would infringe AMEC’s patent CN 202492576 in China.

Largest SEMICON China ever targets industry growth

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
More than 70,000 players in the electronics manufacturing industry are expected to descend upon SEMICON China for technology and innovation insights to accelerate already strong industry growth.

LEDs took half a billion tons of carbon dioxide from the sky in 2017

Fri, 12 Dec 2017
The use of LEDs to illuminate buildings and outdoor spaces reduced the total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of lighting by an estimated 570 million tons in 2017.

Extremely bright and fast light emission

Thu, 1 Jan 2018
An international team of researchers from ETH Zurich, IBM Research Zurich, Empa and four American research institutions have found the explanation for why a class of nanocrystals that has been intensively studied in recent years shines in such incredibly bright colours.

Expanded SiC Schottky diode line from Littelfuse reduces switching losses, increases efficiency and robustness

Tue, 1 Jan 2018
Littelfuse, Inc. today introduced four new series of 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky Diodes from its GEN2 product family, which was originally released in May 2017.

Researchers propose new gas-solid reaction for high-speed perovskite photodetector

Tue, 1 Jan 2018
The gas-solid reaction method provides a full coverage of the perovskite film and avoids the damage from the organic solvent, which is beneficial for the light capture and electrons transportation, resulting in a faster response time and stability for the perovskite photodetector.

Value of semiconductor industry M&A deals slows dramatically in 2017

Thu, 1 Jan 2018
Numerous smaller deals were made but "megadeals" were scarce last year.

Scientists reveal the fundamental limitation in the key material for solid-state lighting

Wed, 1 Jan 2018
For the first time an international research group has revealed the core mechanism that limits the indium (In) content in indium gallium nitride ((In, Ga)N) thin films - the key material for blue light emitting diodes (LED).

Turbulent times ahead for trade

Thu, 1 Jan 2018
International trade is one of the best tools to spur growth and create high-skill and high-paying jobs. Over 40 million American jobs rely on trade, and this is particularly true in the semiconductor supply chain. Over the past three decades, the semiconductor industry has averaged nearly double-digit growth rates in revenue and, by 2030, the semiconductor supply chain is forecast to reach $1 trillion.

Sino IP office rules in favor of AMEC by rendering Veeco Instruments' susceptorless reactor patent invalid

Mon, 1 Jan 2018
Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. today announced that the Patent Re-examination Board (PRB) of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in China, ruled on Jan. 23 that all patent claims relating to patent number ZL 01822507.1 held by Veeco Instruments Inc. are invalid.

Seoul Semiconductor achieves $1.04B record annual revenues for fiscal year 2017

Tue, 1 Jan 2018
The 16% rise in consolidated revenues far exceeds the industry average, which grew 2% during the same period.

A crystal method

Wed, 1 Jan 2018
UCSB researchers unlock another piece of the puzzle that is crystal growth.

Annual semiconductor sales increase 21.6%, top $400B for first time

Mon, 2 Feb 2018
Global industry posts highest-ever annual, quarterly, and monthly sales.

Seoul Semiconductor files third patent infringement litigation against Mouser for sale of Everlight products in Italy

Fri, 2 Feb 2018
According to the complaint, Seoul has asserted that Mouser is liable for selling such LED products that infringe Seoul's patent rights. Based on the alleged infringement, Seoul has sought a permanent injunction, damages, withdrawal from the market, and destruction of such products.

Smart lighting market to grow at 21.50% CAGR to 2023

Fri, 2 Feb 2018
ReportsnReports.com adds Smart Lighting Market is forecast to reach $20.98 billion by 2023 from $7.93 billion in 2018 at a CAGR of 21.50% during (2018-2023) driven by the modernization and development of infrastructure to transform cities into smart cities, need for energy-efficient lighting systems, increasing adoption and decreasing cost of LEDs, increased demand for intelligent solutions for street lighting systems, and growing awareness about energy savings among consumers and governments worldwide.

Cree, Inc. announces long-term silicon carbide wafer supply agreement with Infineon

Mon, 2 Feb 2018
Cree, Inc. announces that it signed a strategic long-term agreement to produce and supply its Wolfspeed silicon carbide (SiC) wafers to Infineon Technologies AG.

Executive viewpoints: 2018 outlook

Mon, 3 Mar 2018
Each year, Solid State Technology turns to industry leaders to hear viewpoints on the technological and economic outlook for the upcoming year. Read through these expert opinions on what to expect in 2018.

Kevin Martin joins Lumileds as SVP of Quality

Mon, 3 Mar 2018
Lumileds announced the appointment of Kevin Martin as Senior Vice President of Quality, effective March 1. Martin has over 30 years of experience in Quality, most recently serving as VP of Global Quality at Flextronics.

Samsung enhances chip-scale LED package lineup with industry’s highest luminous efficacies

Thu, 3 Mar 2018
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that it has achieved the industry’s highest light efficacies for its fillet-enhanced chip-scale package (FEC) LED lineup.

UCLA researchers develop a new class of two-dimensional materials

Fri, 3 Mar 2018
New kinds of 'superlattices' could lead to improvements in electronics, from transistors to LEDs.

Si2 approves two IC design simulation standards for fast-growing gallium nitride market

Wed, 3 Mar 2018
The Silicon Integration Initiative's (Si2) Compact Model Coalition (CMC) has approved two integrated circuit design simulation standards that target the fast-growing global market for gallium nitride semiconductors.

SPONSORED: At LED Expo Thailand 2018, exhibition space is filling up fast. Hurry, book your space now!

Mon, 3 Mar 2018
The 6th annual LED Expo Thailand 2018, which is aimed at bringing together LED & lighting industry with buyers, specialists and suppliers to the Challenger 1, IMPACT Exhibition Center in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10-12, 2018.

SEMICON West 2018 to spotlight smart technologies, workforce development

Tue, 3 Mar 2018
SEMICON West has opened registration for the July 10-12, 2018, exposition at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

Veeco achieves milestone with 100 automated MBE systems installed worldwide

Tue, 3 Mar 2018
The installation of Veeco's GEN10 MBE System last month at Silanna Semiconductor PTY Ltd. in Australia marks this significant company milestone.

Apple developing all key elements of microLED display technology

Thu, 3 Mar 2018
If we did not know before, now we are all aware: microLEDs for display applications is a very hot topic and Apple is strongly commited to the development of its own technology.

Osram and Continental sign joint venture contract

Tue, 4 Apr 2018
Technology companies Osram and Continental have successfully completed negotiations on their joint venture, which is expected to begin operations in the second half of calendar year 2018.

U.S. federal government R&D spending for 2018 finalized

Fri, 4 Apr 2018
Although many months past due, Congress on March 23 finalized the federal spending for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018, only hours before a what would have been the third government shutdown of the year.

ON Semiconductor selects Veeco tool for GaN electronics manufacturing

Tue, 4 Apr 2018
Veeco Instruments Inc. today announced that ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) has ordered its Propel High-volume Manufacturing (HVM) Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) system.

Veeco wins compound semiconductor industry innovation award

Wed, 4 Apr 2018
Flexible GENxcel™ MBE Deposition System earns Veeco its fourth Innovation Award in seven years.

Cree licenses GaN power patents to Nexperia

Thu, 4 Apr 2018
Cree, Inc. announces that it signed a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-bearing patent license agreement with Nexperia BV, a Dutch company.

Toyoda Gosei achieves state-of-the-art high current operation with vertical GaN power semiconductor

Mon, 4 Apr 2018
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has achieved state-of-the-art high current operation in a vertical GaN power semiconductor developed using gallium nitride (GaN), a main material in blue LEDs.

Pixelligent Technologies closes $7.6M round of investments

Thu, 4 Apr 2018
Latest funding will accelerate product commercialization and global customer adoption.

Building crystals on a very hot surface

Thu, 4 Apr 2018
A chemical reactor that operates at extremely high temperatures is being developed by KAUST and could improve the efficiency and economy of a commonly used process in the semiconductor industry, with flow-on benefits for Saudi Arabia's chemical industry.

Osram strengthens portfolio for security applications via acquisition

Thu, 5 May 2018
Osram has added to its expertise in semiconductor-based optical security technology by acquiring US-based Vixar Inc.

Global, U.S. electronics supply chains see healthy midyear business conditions

Fri, 5 May 2018
The first quarter of this year was very strong globally, with growth across the entire electronics supply chain.

Kulicke & Soffa further extends LED capabilities

Tue, 5 May 2018
Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. today announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Idaho, US based Rohinni LLC (Rohinni), to facilitate the design, commercialization and distribution of next-generation micro and mini LED solutions.

Understanding light-induced electrical current in atomically thin nanomaterials

Wed, 5 May 2018
Scientists demonstrated that scanning photocurrent microscopy could provide the optoelectronic information needed to improve the performance of devices for power generation, communications, data storage, and lighting.

Lumentum orders Veeco MOCVD system

Wed, 5 May 2018
Veeco Instruments Inc. announced that Lumentum Holdings Inc. has ordered the Veeco K475i™Arsenide/Phosphide (As/P) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for production of its advanced semiconductor components.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES enters volume production of ultra high voltage process technology

Tue, 5 May 2018
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that its 180nm Ultra High Voltage (180UHV) technology platform has entered volume production for a range of client applications, including AC-DC controllers for industrial power supplies, wireless charging, solid state and LED lighting, as well as AC adapters for consumer electronics and smartphones.

OLEDs become brighter and more durable

Tue, 5 May 2018
Layers made as ultrastable glasses improve device performance.

MIT researchers devise new way to make light interact with matter

Mon, 6 Jun 2018
Reducing the wavelength of light could allow it to be absorbed or emitted by a semiconductor, study suggests.

ON Semiconductor announces SiC diodes for demanding automotive applications

Tue, 6 Jun 2018
Lower losses and higher switching deliver highly efficient, space-saving solutions and reduced overall system costs.

Led by Texas Instruments, the industrial semiconductor market grew nearly 12% in 2017

Wed, 6 Jun 2018
Analog Devices jumped to second in the market share ranking, after its acquisition of Linear Technology.

Cree announces CFO transition plan

Fri, 6 Jun 2018
Cree, Inc. today announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Mike McDevitt will retire from his executive positions following a transition period.

Aledia selects Veeco Propel GaN MOCVD platform for large wafer 3D LED production

Wed, 6 Jun 2018
Veeco Instruments Inc. has selected Veeco’s Propel GaN MOCVD system to support advanced research and development.

WIN Semiconductors releases new platform integrating high performance 0.1um GaAs pHEMT with monolithic PIN and vertical Schottky diodes

Wed, 6 Jun 2018
WIN Semiconductors Corp, the world's largest pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, has expanded its portfolio of highly integrated GaAs technologies with the release of a new pHEMT technology.

Global LED market 2018-2022 to post a CAGR of 16%

Tue, 6 Jun 2018
Technavio analysts forecast the global LED market to post a CAGR of more than 16% during the forecast period, according to their latest market research report.

The culprit of some GaN defects could be nitrogen

Fri, 6 Jun 2018
Using molecular dynamics, researchers demonstrate the possible role of nitrogen as a major contributor to dislocation-related effects in gallium nitride-based devices.

Edmund Optics selects Veeco ion beam sputtering system

Fri, 6 Jun 2018
Edmund Optics, a supplier of optical components, has ordered the SPECTOR Ion Beam Sputtering System from Veeco Instruments Inc.

High performance nitride semiconductor for environmentally friendly photovoltaics

Tue, 7 Jul 2018
A Tokyo Institute of Technology research team has shown copper nitride acts as an n-type semiconductor, with p-type conduction provided by fluorine doping, utilizing a unique nitriding technique applicable for mass production and a computational search for appropriate doping elements, as well as atomically resolved microscopy and electronic structure analysis using synchrotron radiation.

Toshiba announces new analog output IC photocoupler for automotive applications

Thu, 7 Jul 2018
Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation announces the launch of a new analog output IC photocoupler that enables high-speed communications in automotive applications – especially electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV).

Exciton limits are meant to be broken: OLED surpasses 100 percent exciton production efficiency

Fri, 7 Jul 2018
Splitting energy using singlet fission opens a new route toward OLEDs with high-intensity emission in the near-infrared.

SEMICON West 2018 highlights smart technologies, workforce development, industry growth

Mon, 7 Jul 2018
Smart technologies take center stage tomorrow as SEMICON West, the flagship U.S. event for connecting the electronics manufacturing supply chain, opens for three days of insights into leading technologies and applications that will power future industry expansion.

Photonics integration coming

Mon, 7 Jul 2018
Increasingly, the ability to stay on the path defined my Moore's Law will depend on advanced packaging and heterogeneous integration, including photonics integration.

Quantum dot white LEDs achieve record efficiency

Thu, 7 Jul 2018
Novel approach to white LEDs could lead to more energy-efficient lighting.

UCLA engineers develop world's most efficient semiconductor for thermal management

Thu, 7 Jul 2018
New material draws heat away from hotspots much faster than current materials.

Seoul Viosys introduces new 'UV WICOP' in the UV LED market

Fri, 8 Aug 2018
Seoul Viosys announced that its product named UV WICOP which combines Seoul Semiconductor’s WICOP LEDs with compact and high efficiency technology have been launched.

Optoelectronics market worth $9.80B by 2025

Fri, 8 Aug 2018
The market is estimated to be USD 3.88 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a market size of USD 9.80 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 14.13% during the forecast period.

Sanan IC goes global, emerges as a world-class III-V technology platform company

Wed, 8 Aug 2018
Sanan Integrated Circuit Co., a pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, today announces its entry into the North American, European, and Asia Pacific (APAC) markets with their advanced III-V technology platform.

Environmentally friendly photoluminescent nanoparticles for more vivid display colors

Thu, 8 Aug 2018
Osaka University-led researchers created a new type of light-emitting nanoparticle that is made of ternary non-toxic semiconductors to help create displays and LED lighting with better colors that are more environmentally friendly.

Veeco announces changes to executive leadership team

Wed, 9 Sep 2018
John Peeler to remain as Executive Chairman as Bill Miller becomes CEO on October 1, 2018.

SUTD researchers resolve a major mystery in 2D material electronics

Mon, 9 Sep 2018
Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have made a major step forward in resolving the mysteries surrounding 2D material Schottky diode.

MicroLEDs: Technology advancements pave the way for cost reduction

Fri, 9 Sep 2018
MicroLEDs technologies are improving rapidly and new technology paths emerging at a rapid pace. According to Yole Developpement's analysts, technology solutions should start converging by the end of 2019.

Plessey chooses AIX G5+ C MOCVD tool for GaN-on-Silicon monolithic microLEDs display innovation

Thu, 9 Sep 2018
Plessey, a developer of award-winning optoelectronic technology solutions, announces it has placed an order for its next reactor from AIXTRON SE.

Boron nitride separation process could facilitate higher efficiency solar cells

Thu, 10 Oct 2018
A team of semiconductor researchers based in France has used a boron nitride separation layer to grow indium gallium nitride (InGaN) solar cells that were then lifted off their original sapphire substrate and placed onto a glass substrate.

Apple, the best positioned to bring high volume consumer microLEDs to market

Tue, 10 Oct 2018
MicroLED displays could potentially match or exceed OLED performance in all critical attributes.

Seoul Semiconductor wins multiple patent litigations for Acrich MJT and driver technology

Fri, 10 Oct 2018
In 2017, Seoul filed the first patent infringement lawsuit against Archipelago for infringement of 12 LED patents covering various aspects of Seoul’s long-established Acrich technology.

Exploring the structure and properties of new graphene-like polymers

Fri, 11 Nov 2018
A team of scientists from Siberian Federal University (SibFU) together with foreign colleagues described the structural and physical properties of a group of two-dimensional materials based on polycyclic molecules called circulenes.

New efficiency record set for perovskite LEDs

Mon, 11 Nov 2018
Researchers have set a new efficiency record for LEDs based on perovskite semiconductors, rivalling that of the best organic LEDs (OLEDs).

Veeco and ALLOS technical collaboration accelerates the pace for 200mm GaN-on-Silicon microLED applications

Thu, 11 Nov 2018
Veeco Instruments Inc. and ALLOS Semiconductors GmbH announced today the completion of another phase of their mutual effort to provide the industry with leading GaN-on-Silicon epiwafer technology for microLED production.

EV Group partners with Plessey to drive GaN-on-Silicon monolithic microLED technology for AR applications

Thu, 11 Nov 2018
Plessey, a developer of award-winning optoelectronic technology solutions, announces a collaboration with EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, to bring high-performance GaN-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) monolithic microLED technology to the mass market.

MiniLED technologies: An adoption, first driven by high-end LCD displays

Tue, 11 Nov 2018
The excitement about microLEDs has grown exponentially since Apple acquired technology startup Luxvue in 2014.

Seoul Semiconductor expands patent infringement litigation against LED TV distributor

Tue, 11 Nov 2018
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that it has expanded its patent infringement litigation against Fry's Electronics, Inc.

Colloidal quantum dots make LEDs shine bright in the infrared

Wed, 12 Dec 2018
A group of ICFO researchers report on the development of a colloidal quantum-dot light emitting diode with unprecedented quantum and power conversion efficiencies in the infrared range. The study, published in Nature Nanotechnology, has proven that these devices can also be integrated in inorganic solar cells and may lead to even higher efficiencies.

Seoul Semiconductor wins patent litigation against Everlight in Germany

Wed, 12 Dec 2018
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. announced that it won a patent litigation against Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. in Germany.

Technique allows integration of single-crystal hybrid perovskites into electronics

Tue, 12 Dec 2018
An international team of researchers has developed a technique that, for the first time, allows single-crystal hybrid perovskite materials to be integrated into electronics.

Samsung unveils future of displays with groundbreaking modular microLED technology at CES

Mon, 1 Jan 2019
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced its latest innovations in modular MicroLED display technology during its annual First Look CES event at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

More stable light comes from intentionally 'squashed' quantum dots

Fri, 1 Jan 2019
Exploiting new 'strain engineering' approach produces highly stable, narrow linewidth light from individual quantum dots.

Physicists take big step in nanolaser design

Wed, 2 Feb 2019
Nanolasers have recently emerged as a new class of light sources that have a size of only a few millionths of a meter and unique properties remarkably different from those of macroscopic lasers.

CEA-Leti combines integrated optics and holography in novel, lens-free augmented reality technology

Wed, 2 Feb 2019
Leti, an institute of CEA-Tech, has developed a novel retinal-projection concept for augmented reality (AR) uses based on a combination of integrated optics and holography.

200mm fabs to add 700,000 wafers through 2022, SEMI reports

Tue, 2 Feb 2019
Robust demand for more content for mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), automotive and industrial applications will drive production of 700,000 200mm wafers from 2019 to 2022, a 14 percent increase, reports SEMI.

New approach improving stability and optical properties of perovskite films

Wed, 2 Feb 2019
Enabling perovskite LEDs longer lifetime.

Dr. Jonathan Rich appointed as Lumileds CEO

Fri, 3 Mar 2019
Lumileds today announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Rich as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Rich most recently served as Chairman and CEO of Berry Global, Inc., a Fortune 500 specialty materials and consumer packaging company, from 2010 to 2018.