2 June 2010


GaAs foundry VPEC to see revenue grow 30% in Q2

Gallium arsenide (GaAs) epiwafer foundry Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) of Ping-Jen City, Taoyuan, Taiwan is expected to see revenue hitting a monthly record in May and more than 30% growth overall quarter-to-quarter in Q2/2010 due to strong demand for power amplifiers from the smartphone and wireless communication segments, according to a report in Digitimes.

VPEC has also benefited from its ties with GaAs device maker TriQuint Semiconductor Inc of Hillsboro, OR, USA, which has been growing rapidly recently.

VPEC says that it has hence seen order visibility extend to three months, and revenues for May and June are both likely to stand at relatively high levels.

The firm’s revenue growth is being enabled by its newly acquired MOCVD reactors, some of which came online in May.

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VPEC increases capacity with order for eight additional Aixtron MOCVD systems

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