4 March 2011

Opto segment of compound industry maintains momentum Into 2011

Based on December announcements of new products, financial results, new market entrants, equipment orders and capacity expansion, market research firm Strategy Analytics sees strength in the optoelectronics segment of the compound semiconductor industry in viewpoint ‘Compound Semiconductor Industry Review December 2010: Optoelectronics, Materials and Equipment’.

The viewpoint summarizes the product, technology, contract, financial and employment announcements for optoelectronic companies including Aixtron, Finisar, Philips Lumileds, Emcore, JDSU, Oclaro, Agilent and Soitec (categorized by material and equipment, laser, LED and compound photovoltaic activity).

“Green energy consumption and production trends are driving the adoption of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), photovoltaic devices and the equipment to manufacture and measure these items,” notes Eric Higham, director of the Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service. “The December optoelectronic announcements serve as further evidence that this segment of the compound semiconductor industry will continue to grow in 2011,” he adds.

“The latest announcements show that the optoelectronics industry is undertaking capacity and technology improvements to sustain growth into 2011,” notes Asif Anwar, director in the Strategy Analytics Strategic Technologies Practice.

Tags: LEDs PV

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