GaN takes a new line of defence
Mar 12, 2014
From radar to jammers, the defence industry has spent more than a decade developing GaN for US military applications. Compound Semiconductor asks Raytheon, where next for the technology?
CMOS challenges SiGe radar chips
Mar 05, 2014
Could imec's CMOS car radar chip prompt industry to move to pure silicon, asks Compound Semiconductor.
RFMD-TriQuint: Now what?
Feb 26, 2014
RF chip rivals, RFMD and TriQuint, have combined to create a multi-billion dollar industry giant. What does the merger mean for the rest of the industry? Compound Semiconductor investigates.
Move over GaAs?
Feb 19, 2014
Peregrine Semiconductor's CMOS power amplifier promises GaAs-level performance in 4G phones. Will handset manufacturers now shift to silicon, asks Compound Semiconductor.
Kyma reveals ammonothermal-HVPE GaN growth plans
Feb 12, 2014
Kyma has teamed up with Ammono and Avogy to drive novel bulk GaN growth forward. Compound Semiconductor finds out more.
IGBT inventor crusades wide bandgap semiconductors
Feb 06, 2014
As Professor Jay Baliga, North Carolina State University, steps up to lead the $140 million 'Next Generation Power Electronics National Manufacturing Innovation Institute', Compound Semiconductor asks about his past, plans and relentless pursuit of the power semiconductor.
Cree: from hope to hit?
Jan 29, 2014
As investors applaud Cree's latest financial results, LED lighting market conditions look set to promote more of the same, reports Compound Semiconductor.
Rubicon reveals sapphire plans
Jan 21, 2014
Rubicon Technology to ease LED manufacture by ramping patterned sapphire substrate production and more. Compound Semiconductor reports.
GaN-on-silicon LEDs slated for massive market growth
Jan 10, 2014
IHS predicts silicon-based LEDs will nearly rival sapphire-based devices on market share come 2020. Compound Semiconductor finds out more.
A rocky road to real power conversion
Dec 23, 2013
The market-ready high voltage GaN-on-silicon power device has been a long time coming. Compound Semiconductor asks Venture-Q's Zel Diel if industry will deliver soon.
Uncovering the secrets of high-performance green lasers
Dec 19, 2013
Photoluminescence exposes improvements within the quantum well
GaN growth: an extra inch
Dec 13, 2013
GaN crystal newcomer, Fairfield Crystal Technology, is ready to take substrates to greater lengths, reports Compound Semiconductor.
Anvil to serve up cheap SiC switches
Dec 05, 2013
With Schottky diodes scheduled for next year and MOSFETs to follow, power semiconductor developer, Anvil Semiconductors, looks set to deliver what industry wants; efficient and cheap SiC devices. Compound Semiconductor reports.
GaN advances into defence electronics
Nov 29, 2013
ABI Research analyst, Lance Wilson, predicts GaN will drive pulsed RF power device market growth. Compound Semiconductor finds out more.
Bulk GaN: too little, too late?
Nov 22, 2013
Development may be in full swing, but the market is still waiting for much cheaper bulk GaN, reports Compound Semiconductor.
Nov 18, 2013
As antimonide laser diode manufacturer, Brolis Semiconductor, readies for market, Compound Semiconductor, quizzes co-founder Augstinas Vizbaras on the secret of his start-up's success.
Simplifying gold-free technology for nitride HEMTs
Nov 12, 2013
A gold-free metal stack enables HEMT processing that is compatible with silicon fabs
New GaN centre to drive devices to market
Nov 08, 2013
Germany-based researchers and industry players join forces to commercialise GaN-on-GaN research. Compound Semiconductor finds out more.
CPV: the French focus
Oct 31, 2013
As the French government ploughs millions of Euros into concentrated photovoltaic power projects, relative newcomer, Heliotrop, is reaping the rewards, reports Compound Semiconductor.
Vertical LEDs ready for market
Oct 18, 2013
After nearly a decade of development, Glo's nanowire LEDs are slated to reach market early next year. Compound Semiconductor talks to Glo chief technology officer, Nathan Gardner, to find out more.