V-Silicon Netherlands B.V
V-Silicon Netherlands B.V operates within the Developing, producing and publishing software industry. The Company’s headquarters is located at Primulalaan 46, 5582 GL, Waalre.
The lattice constant mismatch between III-V materials and silicon has largely been eliminated through advanced material growth technologies. This enables flip-chip integration of hybrid SOAs with high output power and WPE.
Silicon is a hard and relatively inert metalloid. In crystalline form it has a distinctive metallic luster and is very brittle. It forms compounds with 64 out of the 96 stable elements and possibly silicides with 18 others. It is a very good conductor of electricity and heat. It is the main component of sand and many rocks. It is a vital ingredient of Portland cement and fire bricks. It is also a key element of the high-tech world of computer chips and solar cells.
Silicon was discovered in 1824 by Jons Jacob Berzelius, a Swedish chemist who also discovered the elements cerium, selenium and thorium. He heated silica (sand) with potassium to separate the element from other materials. Silicon is one of the most abundant natural substances on earth and the second-most common inorganic material. It is found in a variety of forms, including oxides and silicates. It is more prevalent than any other mineral except oxygen. It is found in a wide variety of rocks and minerals, and makes up about 27.7% of the earth’s crust by weight.
In nature, silicon is usually linked up with oxygen molecules to form silicon dioxide, commonly known as silica. Silica is a major ingredient in sand and many types of rock. The extraction of high-grade silicon for use in computer chips and solar panels is very energy intensive, consuming 1000-1500 megajoules of primary energy per kilogram. This high embodied energy is an excellent example of the way in which the availability of any substance on our planet is limited far more by the energy needed to transform it into usable form than the actual abundance of the substance itself.
The crystalline structure of pure silicon, which makes it an insulator and limits its charge conduction, can be altered by doping. The introduction of a few extra electrons allows silicon to become a semiconductor. This subtle manipulation of the silicon lattice turns it into the broad range of materials that modern day electronics require.
V-Silicon provides intelligent system on chip (SoC) solutions for the TV, smart business display and smart set-top box (STB). The company has a world leading technology base with core technologies from NXP in the Netherlands, Micronas in Germany, Trident and Sigma Designs in the USA. V-Silicon has R&D, sales and technical support teams in Shanghai, Taipei, Eindhoven, Silicon Valley and Hanoi. Its products are used worldwide in the areas of smart TV, Smart business display, Smart STB and machine vision. The company has a strong patent reserve in the audio/video industry. The company is headquartered in Heifei, with global operations in the USA, Taiwan, China and Vietnam. For more information, visit v-silicon.com. V-Silicon is a member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance. The alliance’s members collaborate closely to develop the semiconductor industry. They share the vision of an interconnected world of intelligent systems based on solid state devices powered by advanced silicon technology, enabling a seamless and efficient digital experience for consumers and businesses around the globe.