USPTO Awards Solar-Tectic Important Patent Describing Thin-Film Growth Process

Solar-Tectic LLC (ST) reported that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued the company a major patent (over 50 claims). The claims relate to a wide variety of technologies including the growth of highly textured, or large grained single-crystal semiconductor films on inexpensive substrates, such as glass.…

UT Arlington Researcher Wins DARPA Grant to Develop Compact Ultraviolet Lasers for Trace Chemical Detection

An  electrical engineering researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington recently won a $600,000 federal grant to develop and produce a small ultraviolet lasers for detection systems that spot trace amounts of chemical and biological agents used in weapons. Weidong Zhou, an electrical engineering professor who specializes in nanophotonics,…

Hanergy to Construct 10MW GaAs Thin-film Solar Cell Manufacturing Facility in Wuhan

In Beijing last week, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd.  signed an investment cooperation agreement with Huangpi District Government of Wuhan, Hubei Province. Under the terms of the agreement, Hanergy will invest in a 10MW Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) thin-film solar cell, R&D, and manufacturing facility. Hanergy will construct the facility…

Cambridge University Orders Veeco's Propel™ Power Gallium Nitride MOCVD System for Research in GaN-on-Si

Veeco Instruments of Plainview, New York USA, reports that the University of Cambridge has ordered Veeco's Propel™ Power Gallium Nitride (GaN) metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) System for GaN-on-silicon power electronics and LED research and development. The system will be installed at the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride headed…

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Nanoco Group plc, a Manchester, UK-based producer of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, reported winning a grant from Innovate UK, the Government agency formerly named the Technology Strategy Board, to further develop the company’s printable solar cell technology. The £399,562 grant was awarded under Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst program. The …

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EU Group Project HIPoSwitch Successfully Produces Fast and Efficient GaN Power Transistors

Power conversion from AC to DC is so far an inefficient process. An EU group project called HiPoSwitch has successfully developed super-fast, high-efficiency gallium nitride power switches that may help increase the efficiency of AC to DC power converters.  Eight European institutional and industrial project partners led by the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, …

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Ascent Solar Begins the Supply of Lightweight Flexible Solar Panels for the Commercially-Produced Silent Falcon™ Unmanned Aircraft

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Anadigics Expands Family of Small-Cell Wireless Infrastructure Power Amplifiers

Anadigics, Inc. of Warren, New Jersey USA, introduced the AWB7229 small-cell power amplifier (PA).  The company optimized the AWB7229 to provide leading efficiency, output power, linearity, and thermal characteristics for LTE, WCDMA, and HSPA small-cell base stations operating in the 925 MHz to 960 MHz frequency band (Band 8).  According …

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Vitec to Distribute Power Switching Semiconductors from GaN Systems in Japan and Asia Including China, and Taiwan

GaN Systems Inc., a developer of power switching semiconductors based in Ottawa, Canada, reported that it has signed an agreement with Value Integrated Technology (Vitec) a Japanese semiconductor and electronic component distributor. Under the terms of the agreement, Vitec will distribute GaN Systems’ Island Technology® high-power GaN devices to its …

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