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4 August 2008


Fox signs third license for its SiC patents

The Fox Group Inc of Montréal, Canada has entered into a patent license agreement with the Wide Bandgap Materials (WBG) group of II-VI Inc’s compound semiconductor business, which manufactures single-crystal silicon carbide (SiC) substrates for the solid-state lighting, wireless infrastructure, RF electronics and power switching industries at its plant in Pine Brook, NJ, USA. 

This is the third non-exclusive license agreement that Fox has signed in as many months for its SiC-related patents, showing that the industry is taking note of its strong patents, the firm claims. “II-VI is a well-known market leader in the silicon carbide substrate market,” says president & CEO Barney O’Meara. 

“Fox Group’s key patents are for silicon carbide with low defect density, which is especially desirable for LEDs, RF devices, and high-power semiconductors,” says O’Meara. “At this time, non-exclusive licenses are still available to companies in the silicon carbide industry worldwide,” he adds. “Since Fox Group is not making silicon carbide wafers or devices, we are happy to have our patents being utilized by our licensees.”

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