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23 November 2007


In Brief: Anadigics; Nitronex; Intense

Anadigics wins 2007 New Jersey Electronics Company of the Year award

The New Jersey Technology Council has selected Anadigics Inc of Warren, NJ, USA, which manufactures GaAs-based wireless and broadband communications components and modules, as the recipient of its 2007 New Jersey Electronics Company of the Year award, based on its “exemplary best practices in technology, business strategy and market growth as benchmarked against other electronics companies throughout New Jersey”.

Anadigics was also cited for its “leadership role in the semiconductor electronics market and its dedication to promoting the growth of third- and fourth- generation technology, specifically within the broadband wireless and wireline communication markets”.

Dr Bami Bastani, president and CEO, accepted the award at the New Jersey Technology Council’s annual awards on 15 November at the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ.

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Nitronex receives ISO 9001 certification

Nitronex Corp of Durham, NC, USA, which manufactures gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) RF power transistors for the commercial wireless infrastructure, broadband and military markets, has received ISO 9001:2000 certification from Det Norske Veritas (DNV), verifying that its Quality Management System meets the global standard and expectations.

“ISO certification is a significant milestone in our journey to become a mainstream supplier to the wireless, broadband and military industries,” reckons Bruce Cochran, VP of Operations.

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Intense launches guide for specifying custom high-power laser diodes

Laser manufacturer Intense Ltd of Glasgow, Scotland, UK has made available its ‘Guide to Custom High Power Laser Diodes’ as part of its ‘How to Select Series’. The free guide is designed to help product designers understand the costs and technical issues involved in customizing diodes.

The guide provides insights, technology tips, and reference materials for specifying custom lasers, including a discussion of spatial characteristics and the advantages of active versus passive temperature control. Also included is a white paper on quantum well intermixing (QWI) technology and its ability to deliver superior brightness, longer lifetimes, and increased reliability, the firm claims.

“Finding the right laser diode for a specific application can be a challenging and complicated process,” says Chris Baker, group VP sales & marketing. “The project may require custom or specialized wafer growth, certain spectral characteristics, packaging, budgetary and environmental considerations. This is especially true when a buyer has

unique requirements that fall outside of standard wavelengths and power ranges,” he adds.

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