Driving a unipolar gate driver in a bipolar way
May 14, 2021[ib]Question:[/ib] Do you need a specialized gate driver to deliver positive and negative voltages?
GaN IC company Navitas to go public
May 10, 2021GaN Power ICs specialis, Navitas Semiconductor, has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly-traded special-purpose acquisition company. The transaction, which values the combined entity at $1.4 billion, will result in Navitas becoming a publicly-traded company.
BSE receives multiple orders from automotive chip companies
March 30, 2021Semiconductor test handler company, Boston Semi Equipment (BSE), has received repeat orders from automotive customers for multiple Zeus gravity test handlers configured for MEMS pressure and high power IC testing applications.
Nexperia and UAES partner on Gallium Nitride
March 22, 2021Nexperia has entered into a comprehensive partnership covering gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductor devices with United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd. (UAES). The program will focus on power systems for EVs, with the aim to jointly develop automotive applications using GaN technology.
Intermediate voltage to increase power conversion efficiency
March 12, 2021[i]Question:[/i] How do you increase the efficiency of a power converter with high voltage input and low voltage output?
Strong growth expected for third-gen semiconductors in 2021
March 11, 2021The third-generation semiconductor industry was impaired by the US-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic successively from 2018 to 2020, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. But now a rapid upturn is expected.
Cree completes sale of its LED business to SGH
March 08, 2021Cree says it has completed the previously announced sale of its LED Products business unit (Cree LED) to SMART Global Holdings (SGH).
Unique Gate Drive Applications Enable Rapidly Switching On/Off for Your High Power Amplifier
March 05, 2021[ib]Question:[/ib] Can you switch on or off your RF source within 200 ns?
FabExchange acquires ON Semiconductor's Rochester site
February 17, 2021Private equity and divestiture partner, FabExchange, says it has completed the acquisition of ON Semiconductor’s Rochester, New York site.
Nexperia plans to grow global production and increase R&D
February 09, 2021The company is planning new investments to support its strategy to address the growing demand for power semiconductors and boost GaN capabilities.
UK government support development of domestic 200mm GaN foundry process
February 09, 2021UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) supports the Compound Semiconductor Centre Ltd (CSC) and Newport Wafer Fab (NWF) to develop a 200mm Gallium Nitride HEMT foundry process.
Solving the Cable TV Infrastructure Downstream Transmitter Challenge
January 20, 2021Driven by demand for faster internet connectivity, the cable TV industry has developed new network architectures for the delivery of multigigabit services to subscribers. This fiber deep approach, using a remote PHY device (RPD), moves critical hardware closer to the users by using digital fiber.
iCoupler Technology Benefits Gallium Nitride (GaN) Transistors in AC/DC Designs
January 13, 2021Highly efficient ac/dc power supplies are key to the evolution of the telecom and datacom infrastructure, as power consumption grows rapidly due to hyperscale data centers, enterprise servers, or telecom switching stations. However, the power electronics industry has reached the theoretical limit of silicon MOSFETs.
UTAC completes acquisition of Singapore wafer bumping assets
January 12, 2021UTAC Holdings Ltd. says that its affiliate has completed its purchase of the Singapore-based wafer bumping assets from Powertech Technology (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Custom Interconnect keeps investing
January 05, 2021UK-based electronics design and manufacturing company, Custom Interconnect Ltd, continues to invest in its operations, this time its Keyence VHX-7000 4K ultra-high accuracy digital microscope.
Yaskawa Electric deepens its ties to Transphorm
December 23, 2020Transphorm, a supplier of high reliability, high performance gallium nitride (GaN) power conversion products, says that the company has entered into an expanded, multi-year cooperation and development agreement with its long-term strategic partner Japanese powerhouse Yaskawa Electric Corporation.
Transphorm choses Veeco system for GaN-based power and 5G devices
December 03, 2020Veeco Instruments says that Transphorm, a supplier of gallium nitride (GaN) products for high voltage power conversion applications, has selected its Propel HVM MOCVD System for high-volume production of GaN-based RF (DoD and Commercial/5G) and power electronics Epiwafers.
Kyocera to acquire 100% ownership of California-based SLD laserLoad more news
November 13, 2020Kyocera Corporation has concluded an agreement with California, U.S.-based SLD Laser (formally named Soraa Laser Diode, Inc.) to acquire 100% ownership of SLD Laser.