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Mitsubishi Opens Semiconductor Division

Photonics Spectra
May 2003
Mitsubishi Electric & Electronic USA Inc. of Cypress, Calif., has established a division to supply compound semiconductors in discrete and modular form to optoelectronics and microwave/RF customers in North America. The unit, based in California's Silicon Valley, also will provide sales, marketing and application engineering support.


GLOSSARY
discrete
An individual circuit component, complete in itself, such as a resistor, diode, capacitor or transistor. It is used as an individual and separable circuit element.
optoelectronics
A sub-field of photonics that pertains to an electronic device that responds to optical power, emits or modifies optical radiation, or utilizes optical radiation for its internal operation. Any device that functions as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducer. Electro-optic often is used erroneously as a synonym.
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