Editorials

Seeing the End Product

To those of us who either write about, talk about, and/or work deep down in the compound semi (CS) and/or solid state lighting (SSL) technology wells of expertise, seeing our industries’ devices actually working in end products can sometimes be mind-boggling. While GaAs and GaN-based devices are now ubiquitous in …

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Time to Play the Energy Card

With the completed transfer of Emcore’s 49% interest in GELcore LLC of Ohio to General Electric, we look with refreshed eyes at that precedent-setting young GE business. In the following column, our founding editor, Jo Ann McDonald, shares her perspective on what the shift represents, and she has an interview …

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CS/SSL Stock Portfolio Update for August

It’s “quarterly earnings” time again for many of the companies that trade over their various national stock exchanges. Of those included in the representative stock portfolio of 13 compound semi (CS) and solid state lighting (SSL) related companies that are covered periodically in The McDonald Report, Color Kinetics, Anadigics, and …

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Do-It-Yourself Manufacturing

Most people who go into the businesses we cover in these pages, businesses that include the use or development of compound semiconductors in general and advanced LED-based lighting products in particular, face the choice of teaming with a contract manufacturer as they move into volume production of their products, or …

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