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Ashai Kasei Orders Aixtron CCS MOCVD System for DUV LED Production

Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei has ordered an Aixtron 
Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) MOCVD system, according to Aixtron. Asahi Kasei plans to use the new system for pilot production of Aluminum Gallium Nitride (AlGaN)-based Deep Ultraviolet (DUV) LEDs. The system is scheduled to be delivered in the third quarter 2015. [caption…
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Seoul Opto Device Inc. Now Has 50% Stake in Sensor Electronic Technology Inc.

Seoul Opto Device (a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor Inc.) now has a majority stake in Sensor Electronic Technology Inc. after the U.S. Department of Defense approved the company's proposed purchase, according to a Korea Times article, which cited Seoul Semiconductor. The reason that the DoD needed to approve of the…

Plessey Semiconductors Introduces LED-based Filaments

Plessey has launched its range of LED filaments. The company manufactured the LED filaments with its GaN-on-Silicon LEDs that it fabricates with the company's MaGIC (Manufactured on GaN-on-Si I/C) technology. Plessey designed the filaments for what it describes as the surging filament bulb market. The replacement bulbs that employ LED-based…
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Plessey Widens Selection of Colors for dotLED Product Range

Plessey Semiconductors announced that it added a wider selection of colors including red, green and blue to its dotLED range for wearable applications. The tiny LED die measure just 0.2mm x 0.2mm, which makes them a perfect for low-profile electronic wearable applications. Plessey’s vp of sales, Giuliano Cassataro, said, “We …

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