Tech Firms Scramble for VCSEL Technology

VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) technology has been at the center stage in the tech world of late, in the wake of the debut of the new iPhone X, which contains a 3D sensing module with VCSELs as its core components. Their importance even made Apple fork over quite an amount of money to secure some of the VCSEL shipment from Finisar, a laser chip producer.
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Apple awards VCSEL Manufacturer Finisar $390 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund

Apple today announced the latest award from its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Finisar, a manufacturer of optical communications components, will receive $390 million as part of Apple’s commitment to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers.
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Finisar places repeat order for AIXTRON G4 system

AIXTRON SE today announced a new MOCVD system order from Finisar Corporation, USA, a market leader in high-speed optical data communications. The order is for one AIX 2800G4-TM automated reactor dedicated to the growth of indium phosphide materials for lasers and detectors. The new order was placed after the first AIX 2800G4-TM system had been successfully installed and qualified at Finisar’s facility in Allen, Texas, USA. AIXTRON’s local support team will install and commission the new reactor in a state-of-the-art clean-room at t...
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Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition a... READ MORE

Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE