Georgia Power Selects First Solar for 200 mW CdTe-based Solar Plant

First Solar, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona USA, a maker of cadmium telluride CdTe-based thin-film solar cells, reported that the company will begin developing and building a 200-megawatt (MW)ac photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Twiggs County, Georgia USA. Georgia Power awarded First Solar the development and installation project as part of…

German Aerospace Center (DLR) Selects Ascent Solar's CIGS Modules for Testing as Part of Solar Sail Development Project

CIGS thin-film solar developer and producer, Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. of Thorton, Colorado USA, reported that the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) selected the company for further testing to develop custom PV products for DLR’s upcoming solar array deployment system. DLR’s new GOSOLAR project intends…

U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) Develops Process That Could Lead to Much Less Costly Night Vision Systems

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Stony Brook University have developed a new synthesis process for low-cost fabrication to use the semiconductor InAsSb in high-performance IR cameras. The newly developed infrared detector is for the longest wavelengths (10 micron). The best materials for the IR camera light-sensors…

Navitas to Demonstrate GaN Technology at APEC

Navitas Semiconductor based in El Segundo, California USA, will demonstrate its GaN power IC technology at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) on March 4-8 in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. As a ‘Diamond’ APEC sponsor, Navitas will show both its own GaN (Gallium Nitride)…

Riber Gets Research MBE System Order from American University

Riber of Bezons, France, reported that a prestigious American university ordered a research MBE system. According to Riber, the university intends to utilize the system to develop dielectric alloys for semiconductor components. Such alloys can offer unique properties that could enhance the performance of electronic and optoelectronic devices. Riber has…

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German Aerospace Center (DLR) Selects Ascent Solar’s CIGS Modules for Testing as Part of Solar Sail Development Project

CIGS thin-film solar developer and producer, Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. of Thorton, Colorado USA, reported that the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) selected the company for further testing to develop custom PV products for DLR’s upcoming solar array deployment system. DLR’s new GOSOLAR project intends …

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U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) Develops Process That Could Lead to Much Less Costly Night Vision Systems

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Stony Brook University have developed a new synthesis process for low-cost fabrication to use the semiconductor InAsSb in high-performance IR cameras. The newly developed infrared detector is for the longest wavelengths (10 micron). The best materials for the IR camera light-sensors …

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Riber Gets Research MBE System Order from American University

Riber of Bezons, France, reported that a prestigious American university ordered a research MBE system. According to Riber, the university intends to utilize the system to develop dielectric alloys for semiconductor components. Such alloys can offer unique properties that could enhance the performance of electronic and optoelectronic devices. Riber has …

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SPTS Gets Orders for Multiple Etch and Deposition Systems From GaAs Foundry Customers

SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company based in Yavne, Israel, received about $37M in orders for multiple etch and deposition systems from two GaAs foundry customers. The customers who ordered the Omega® plasma etch, Delta® PECVD, and Sigma® PVD systems intend to use them to fabricate 4G and emerging 5G radio frequency …

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