HB LEDs Slow but Healthy

(June 22, 2006) MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA &#151 A history of successful growth may be tempered in the years to come for high brightness LEDs (HB LEDs). A report released by Strategies Unlimited shows that the market grew by 6.2% to $3.9B in 2005, a drop from the average 46% annual growth from 2001-2004. The report analyzes the “applications, markets, and supply of high-brightness LEDs.” The company finds that mobile phone market saturation and overcapacity in Asia affected the market growth of HB LEDs, creating price erosion.

(June 23, 2006) BEAVERTON, OR &#151 Eric Strid and Reed Gleason, co-founders, Cascade Microtech, received the southwest test workshop (SWTW) lifetime achievement award for their 25 years of technical contributions to radio frequency wafer-level measurement. Strid, chairman and CEO, and Gleason, vice president, advanced development, Cascade Microtech, developed the pyramid probe device together, as well as the 18 GHz RF probe.


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