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Sumitomo to Expand Capacity for Compound Semiconductor Materials

5:31 AM MDT | October 11, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Sumitomo Chemical says it will invest ¥4 billion ($52 million) to double the production capacity of its facilities for compound semiconductor materials at Sodegaura, Japan. Compound semiconductors generally have characteristics such as high-speed signal processing capabilities and excellent heat resistance, and in particular, gallium arsenide (GaAs) compound semiconductors are widely adopted for high-frequency devices used in mobile phones and other equipment. Demand has been growing rapidly in recent years for applications for antenna switches and power...

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