EPC Launches GaN Power Transistor for LiDAR

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) of El Segundo, California has introduced the new EPC2040 power transistor. The EPC2040 is an extremely small gallium nitride field effect transistor. EPC says it enables faster response time and greater accuracy for high-speed end-use applications. The company says it also features fast switching speed…

Wolfspeed SiC MOSFETs in Gruppo's HF9 Battery Charger Family

Wolfspeed, a Cree company, reported that Gruppo PBM, a producer of industrial battery chargers employs its SiC MOSFETs in its new HF9 battery charger family. Wolfspeed says that its SiC MOSFETs enable Gruppo PBM's HF9 battery charger family to have higher efficiency and power density at a lower overall system cost.…

TowerJazz Completes Acquisition of Maxim's Fab Facility

TowerJazz of Migdal Haemek, Israel, reported that it completed its previously announced acquisition of a fabrication facility in San Antonio, Texas from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. The Maxim facility produces 8-inch wafers. The acquisition will add about 28,000 wafers per month to TowerJazz’s current manufacturing capacity. The company said that…

II-VI Unveils 1060nm Laser Diode Seed Module

The II‐VI Laser Enterprise Division of Swiss company II‐VI Incorporated unveiled a new high-power 1060 nm single‐mode laser diode seed module.   The company designed the new compound semiconductor-based laser diode module to seed nanosecond pulsed fiber lasers for MOPA (master oscillator power amplifier) fiber lasers. The module can provide kink‐free…

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Toshiba Launches 40V Power MOSFET

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