Fox Group Signs 3rd License for its Silicon Carbide Patents

Date Announced: 04 Aug 2008

Montréal, CANADA --- The Fox Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a patent license agreement with the Wide Bandgap Materials group of II-VI Incorporated. This is the third non-exclusive license agreement Fox Group has signed in as many months for its patents related to silicon carbide, a compound semiconductor substrate material. Details of the patent license were not disclosed.

"Fox Group is pleased to add II-VI as a licensee of these patents,” said Barney O’Meara, President & CEO. “II-VI is a well-known market leader in the silicon carbide substrate market.”

O’Meara continued, “Fox Group’s key patents are for silicon carbide with low defect density, which is especially desirable for LEDs, RF devices, and high power semiconductors. At this time non-exclusive licenses are still available to companies in the silicon carbide industry worldwide. Since Fox Group is not making silicon carbide wafers or devices, we are happy to have our patents being utilized by our licensees.”

Low defect density silicon carbide is used in the production of high performance power semiconductor devices and optoelectronics such as LEDs, lasers, RF transistors, detectors, MOSFETs, HEMTs, JFETs, BJTs, and Schottky barrier and PIN diodes.

About The Fox Group, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Fox Group is a privately held US corporation with a wholly owned subsidiary in Montreal, Canada, devoted to production of FoxUV™ LEDs having peak wavelengths of 350-365nm, to replace mercury-containing UV lamps and to enable numerous new applications.

About II-VI Incorporated
II-VI Incorporated, a worldwide leader in engineered materials and components, is a vertically-integrated manufacturing company that creates and markets products for a diversified customer base including industrial manufacturing, military and aerospace, high-power electronics and telecommunications, and thermoelectric applications. Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, with manufacturing, sales, and distribution facilities worldwide, the Company produces numerous crystalline compounds including zinc selenide for infrared laser optics, silicon carbide for
high-power electronic and microwave applications, and bismuth telluride for thermoelectric coolers.

In II-VI’s Compound Semiconductor Group, the Wide Bandgap Materials (WBG) group manufactures and markets single crystal silicon carbide substrates for use in the solid-state lighting, wireless infrastructure, RF electronics and power switching industries.

Contact
The Fox Group Inc. Barney O’Meara, President & CEO Tel: (514) 630-4305 ext. 111

E-mail:bomeara@thefoxgroupinc.com

Web Site:www.uvleds.com

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