Materials research thrives as CPV industry stalls
May 10, 2013
As concentrated photovoltaic businesses soldier on, research into novel III-V devices is rife. Compound Semiconductor looks at what the future holds for the industry.
Lighting the roads to Russia
May 03, 2013
In the race to light up Russia's streets and parks, the Optogan-Philips joint venture prepares to shine the brightest, Compound Semiconductor reports.
LEDs: The next dimension?
Apr 26, 2013
Why seasoned chief executive, Giorgio Anania, believes the world is ready for 3D LEDs, reports Compound Semiconductor.
Toshiba serves up SiC diodes for starters
Apr 19, 2013
As Toshiba sends its SiC diodes out to photovoltaic markets, what can we expect next, asks Compound Semiconductor.
UV LEDs: will substrates slow growth?
Apr 05, 2013
As long wavelength ultraviolet LEDs penetrate commercial curing markets, shorter wavelength counterparts prepare to take on water sanitation, wireless handset disinfection and more. But will substrate and epitaxy issues stymie progress, asks Compound Semiconductor.
AMEC sets sights on GaN lighting
Mar 28, 2013
As MOCVD tool makers hang on for the LED upturn, an unexpected entrant from China is hoping to muscle in on the market share. Compound Semiconductor looks at AMEC's master-plan.
Let there be LED light
Mar 22, 2013
Will Cree's $10 LED light bulb end America's century-long incandescent love affair, asks Compound Semiconductor.
The Qualcomm 4G radio chip: hit or hype?
Mar 15, 2013
Qualcomm's new radio chipset may take us closer to a global 4G phone, but does it really signal an end to GaAs power amplifiers in handsets, asks Compound Semiconductor.
Hybrid silicon prepares to displace InP photonic chips
Mar 08, 2013
Will hybrid silicon be the platform of choice for complex photonic integrated circuits? Compound Semiconductor talks to Martijn Heck from the University of California, Santa Barbara, to find out more.
SiC infiltrates inverter markets
Mar 01, 2013
As photovoltaic inverter manufacturers adopt SiC MOSFETs, when will other industries move towards wide bandgap devices, asks Compound Semiconductor
Seren Photonics prepares to launch novel LEDs
Feb 28, 2013
Can the high brightness LED developer unlock the potential of nitride-based LEDs?
Wireless contestants diversify and win
Feb 13, 2013
As the RF components market remains robust, RF Micro Devices, Skyworks, and TriQuint are vying for market share. Compound Semiconductor talks to Dale Pfau from global finance firm, Cantor Fitzgerald, about the winners and the losers.
Emcore retreats to the skies
Feb 08, 2013
Business is buoyant for exotic solar cells in space, but back on Earth the industry limps on. Compound Semiconductor talks to Emcore to find out more.
LED market teeters on recovery
Feb 01, 2013
Do Cree's rising sales finally signal sustained growth for the LED industry, asks Compound Semiconductor.
Zephyr Photonics eyes high-tech markets
Jan 25, 2013
Optoelectronics developer, Zephyr Photonics, has set its sights on datacoms and high performance computing markets as it launches a fab and foundry business, reports Compound Semiconductor.
All change for epiwafers
Jan 18, 2013
Despite a major re-shuffle in the epiwafer market, analysts predict a stable year for the compound semiconductor industry. Compound Semiconductor talks to Strategic Analytics directors, Eric Higham and Asif Anwar, to find out more.
Emerging markets to save sapphire substrates?
Jan 11, 2013
As sapphire substrate makers brace for a year of consolidation, 2013 could deliver the killer application, reports Compound Semiconductor.
CMOS amplifiers get ready to kick GaAs
Dec 20, 2012
Samsung's Galaxy smartphones are amongst the first mass-produced 3G handsets to feature high-performance CMOS power amplifiers. Will silicon displace GaAs in this sector, asks Compound Semiconductor.
Novel solar cells weather industry doldrums
Dec 14, 2012
GaAs photovoltaic developer, Semprius, looks set to shine in a solar market where so many are fading, reports Compound Semiconductor.
SiC MOSFETs tipped for the top
Dec 07, 2012
Which SiC transistor will industry choose? Compound Semiconductor talks to Jeff Casady, ex-chief technology officer of SemiSouth and now at Cree, to find out more.