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Plessey and Jasper Display announce displays collaboration

Plessey Semiconductors, a developer of optoelectronic technology solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with Jasper Display (JDC), which will see Plessey use JDC’s innovative silicon backplane to drive its own monolithic microLED displays manufactured on its proprietary GaN-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers.

X-FAB doubles 6-Inch SiC foundry capacity

X-FAB Silicon Foundries, the analogue/mixed-signal and specialty foundry group, is to double their 6-inch Silicon Carbide (SiC) process capacity at its fab in Lubbock, Texas in response to increased customer demand for high efficiency power semiconductor devices.

Semiconductor sales jump in second quarter

According to new figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) sales of semiconductors in the second quarter were up 6% q-o-q and 20.5% y-o-y at $117.9billion. June sales were ahead 1.5% on the month and 20.5% from June 2017 to $39.3 billion.

CPI collaborating with OXIS Energy on lithium innovations

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is collaborating on the Lithium Innovations for Future Electric vehicles (LIFE) project with lead-partner OXIS Energy, a company that is focused on the development of Lithium-Sulfur battery chemistry in a move designed to help develop the next generation of batteries capable of extending electric vehicles' mileage range.

PowerSphyr and GaN Systems sign strategic agreement

PowerSphyr, a specialist in wireless charging, and GaN Systems, a developer of GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, have announced a strategic agreement to bring state-of-the-art GaN-based wireless power systems to market for high powered applications across consumer, industrial, and automotive sectors worldwide.

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