Auckson Opto Seals Large Single Crystal Sapphire Growth Furnace Deal

Auckson Opto (the company), recently announced the reason behind its suspended trade on the Chinese bourse since July 20, 2016, according to a report from China Securities Journal.
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Changelight Puts New Aixtron MOCVD System into Production

AIXTRON, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced today that Chinese optoelectronics manufacturer Xiamen Changelight has successfully finalized the qualification of AIXTRON’s Close Coupled Showerhead MOCVD system AIX R6. 
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Veeco Hurt By Slowdown in LED Market in 1Q16

 Revenues of $78 million, down 21% compared with the same period last year GAAP net loss per share of $0.40 and Non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.15 Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of negative $2.1 million
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Malaysian Company Elsoft Starts Production of LED Test Equipment

A Malaysian manufacturer Elsoft Research has started producing 40 LED test equipment that is valued to reach an estimated RM 20 million (US $) by the first half of 2016, reported Malaysian media StarBiz.
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AIXTRON Selects Jordan Valley QC3 for Advanced MOCVD Process Metrology

Jordan Valley, a leading supplier of X-ray based in-line metrology systems for advanced semiconductor manufacturers and equipment suppliers, today announced that it received a strategic order for its QC3 High Resolution X-ray Diffraction (HRXRD) System for strain & thin films metrology from AIXTRON R&D center in the U.S.
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Veeco Introduces MOCVD Platform for Efficient GaN-Based Power Devices

Veeco Instruments introduced the Propel™ Power Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) system, which incorporates single-wafer reactor technology for outstanding film uniformity, yield and device performance. This new 200mm MOCVD system and technology enables the development of highly-efficient GaN-based power electronic devices that will accelerate the industry’s transition from R&D to high volume production.
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Alpha Introduces TrueHeight™ Spacer Blocks For Precise Height Tolerance

Alpha, a global leading materials supplier, introduces a new preform product into the market, to improve assembly yield when using large BGA devices. The product also has usability by enabling reflow soldering of some types of through-hole devices, making it a truly versatile offering.  Named for their precise height control and burr free edges, these non-collapse disc spacers mitigate corner solder bridging caused by BGA warping during SMT reflow.  The spacer blocks are offered in tape and reel packaging for automatic placement with excellent pick rate yield.
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Chinese LED Chip Makers Drastically Modify Expansion Plan Due to Weak End-Market Demand

According to a survey conducted by LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, because of the subsidy policies enacted by local governments in 2010, Chinese LED chip makers planned to expand their capacity and increase the amount of MOCVD equipment to target at the prospects of the LED lighting market in 2011. However, affected by the uncertain end-market demand of the LED industry in 2011, the inventory levels of LED products continue to rise. Therefore, LED manufacturers have put their purchases of MOCVD equipment on hold.
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Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form ... READ MORE

Luminus Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has expanded its horticulture LED portfolio with new SST-20 series white LEDs to complement the extensive range of discrete wavelengths from UVA (365... READ MORE