Thought for the month
“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
IQE one stop shop
Last month, wafer producer IQE announced the purchase of Kopin’s compound semiconductor epiwafer manufacturing business (Kopin Wireless) placing them in a dominant position in the market. The company can now just as easily perform MOCVD processes as it can MBE, supplying the most appropriate wafer for whatever device. The acquisition gives the Cardiff based company a market leading position in MOCVD HBTs; a wider customer base (including Skyworks Solutions, Inc.) and a Taiwan manufacturing facility providing increased access the growing Asian semiconductor market. IQE will pay $75 million for Kopin Wireless.
Labels: RTA Newsletter February 2013