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  • Deeper Inside Intel Corporation's Client Computing Group Results 28 Jul 2017 13:36 FOX Business On July 27, microprocessor giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) reported its financial results for the second quarter of the year, offered guidance for the third quarter, and even raised its full-year revenue and profit guidance. Central to this strong quarterly …
  • Semiconductor Equipment Sales Rise Again 28 Jul 2017 04:25 EEtimes SAN FRANCISCO — Sales of semiconductor capital equipment continue to accelerate, boosted by a booming memory chip market and the migration to more advanced technology nodes. North America based fab tool vendors posted both sequential and year-over-year …
  • Hydrogenation a hundredfold solar cell booster shot 27 Jul 2017 16:02 EcoGeneration State-of-the-art efficiency can be coaxed out of commercial silicon solar cells using a method pioneered in Australia, writes Professor Stuart Wenham of UNSW. Silicon solar cell technology has developed at an unprecedented rate in recent years, both in …
  • WD’s X-Factor: X4 tech comes to 3D NAND 27 Jul 2017 12:55 iTWire Building on its X4 expertise in 2D NAND, WD’s X-Force has attacked its next major milestone: four-bits-per-cell (X4) on 3D NAND, BiCS3, technology. No, your Nan hasn’t joined the uncanny X-Men, but instead, WD has further enhanced its industry leadership …
  • Q2 2017 Silicon Wafer Market Continues to Ship at Record Levels 27 Jul 2017 10:38 PCBDESIGN007 Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2017 when compared to first quarter 2017 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry. Total …
  • TSMC, UMC offer higher prices to secure wafer supplies 27 Jul 2017 09:47 DigiTimes TSMC, UMC offer higher prices to secure wafer supplies Josephine Lien, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Thursday 27 July 2017] Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have recently secured 1-2 year supply …
  • Wafer suppliers to build new 8-inch plants in China 27 Jul 2017 09:47 DigiTimes Wafer suppliers to build new 8-inch plants in China Nuying Huang, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Thursday 27 July 2017] Additional new production capacity for 8-inch silicon wafers is expected to emerge in China, with companies including GlobalWafers and …
  • Tech: A Russian billionaire has launched the smallest-ever spacecraft into orbit — a key step to reaching a nearby star system 26 Jul 2017 21:53 Pulse Breakthrough Starshot, an ambitious project to explore a nearby star system, has launched its first prototypes into orbit. Each "sprite" spacecraft is about the size of a cracker and is equipped with a radio, computer, and other instruments. The …
  • Wafer shipment approaching record 3 billion square inches 26 Jul 2017 13:19 Simm Tester Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Q2 silicon wafer area shipments were up 4.2% on Q1, says SEMI’s Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG). Total Q2 silicon wafer area shipments were 2,978 million square inches up from the 2,858 million square inches shipped in Q1. New …
  • Rail-like waveguides simplify miniaturizing photonic components on silicon wafers 26 Jul 2017 11:35 Phys.org Optimizing the layout of slot waveguides can eliminate differences in transverse electronic (TE) and magnetic (TM) light refraction, creating a single beam that is significantly easier to incorporate into photonic circuits. Credit: A*STAR Institute of …

Gallium Arsenide News

  • Get cracking to remove thin films from thick crystals 27 Jul 2017 19:11 Materials Today This shows a thick bulk gallium nitride (GaN) crystal wafer (two inches in diameter) with a GaN film, fabricated by controlled spalling and just 20µm thick, in the foreground. Photo: Bedell/IBM Research.What would a simple technique to remove thin …
  • Global Wafer Dicing Saws Market Research Report 2017-2021 - Research and Markets 21 Jul 2017 09:32 MarketWatch.com DUBLIN, Jul 21, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The "Global Wafer Dicing Saws Market 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The global wafer dicing saws market to grow at a CAGR of 6.35% during the period 2017-2021. …
  • Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks 19 Jul 2017 16:55 Phys.org A microscopy photo showing an array of precisely placed metallic nanoparticles on the surface ofa gallium arsenide semiconductor. Credit: Courtesy of Rachel S. Goldman, Michigan Engineering In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by …
  • Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks 19 Jul 2017 16:55 Phys.org A microscopy photo showing an array of precisely placed metallic nanoparticles on the surface ofa gallium arsenide semiconductor. Credit: Courtesy of Rachel S. Goldman, Michigan Engineering In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by …
  • Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks 19 Jul 2017 16:55 Phys.org A microscopy photo showing an array of precisely placed metallic nanoparticles on the surface ofa gallium arsenide semiconductor. Credit: Courtesy of Rachel S. Goldman, Michigan Engineering In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by …
  • Thinking thin brings new layering and thermal abilities to the semiconductor industry 11 Jul 2017 15:22 Phys.org This image shows a thick bulk gallium nitride (GaN) crystal wafer (2 inches in diameter) with a GaN film in the foreground fabricated by controlled spalling (its film thickness is ~20 microns or 1/5th the thickness of a sheet of paper. Credit: Bedell …
  • New Semiconductor Alloy Could Help Advance Next-Generation Solar Cells 16 Jun 2017 19:27 AZoCleantech Written by AZoCleantechJun 16 2017 Researchers from the University of Michigan have created a new semiconductor alloy that can capture the near-infrared light located on the leading edge of the visible light spectrum. This could be an important step for …
  • Laying the Foundations for Hybrid Silicon Lasers 16 Jun 2017 13:41 PCBDESIGN007 Producing semiconductor lasers on a silicon wafer is a long-held goal for the electronics industry, but their fabrication has proved challenging. Now, researchers at A*STAR have developed an innovative way to manufacture them that is cheap, simple and …
  • Next-Gen Solar Cells Created with Near-Infrared Light 15 Jun 2017 19:55 R&D Magazine The next generation of solar cells could be produced using a new semiconductor alloy that can capture the near-infrared light on the leading edge of the visible light spectrum. Researchers from the University of Michigan developed the material, which is …
  • 'Magic' alloy could spur next generation of solar cells 15 Jun 2017 15:48 Phys.org In what could be a major step forward for a new generation of solar cells called "concentrator photovoltaics," University of Michigan researchers have developed a new semiconductor alloy that can capture the near-infrared light located on the …