ZSW and IPVF to Collaborate on CIGS Thin Film Solar Research

Institut Photovoltaïque d'Île de France (IPVF) and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) are closely collaborating on energy research to develop the next generation of CIGS thin-film solar cells. In Stuttgart, the research allies recently signed an agreement to collaborate on flexible CIGS photovoltaics comprised of…

IXYS Corporation Acquired by Littlefuse

Littelfuse, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois announced the completed acquisition of IXYS Corporation. IXYS is a maker of medium- to high-voltage power semiconductor components for applications including industrial, communications, consumer and medical devices. After the transaction's close, IXYS founder Dr. Nathan Zommer was appointed to the Littelfuse Board of Directors, increasing…

Peregrine Semiconductor Becomes PSemi and Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation of San Diego, California USA, has changed its corporate name to pSemi™ Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration. The name change coincides with the company’s 30-year anniversary and the shipment of its 4 billionth chip. pSemi will operate as Murata’s semiconductor arm. The company intends…

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Skanska and Saule Technologies Agree to Bring Semi-Transparent Perovskites to Office Buildings

Skanska reports that it has signed an exclusive, license-based agreement with Saule Technologies. The agreement gives it the rights to utilize Saule Technologies’ solar cell solutions, in building façades and noise barriers in all Skanska markets around the world. Skanska Group of Sweden asserts that its commercial development business unit …

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Osram Opto Semiconductors Orders Veeco Propel HVM GaN MOCVD System

Veeco Instruments Inc. of Plainview, New York USA, reported that Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH ordered a multi-reactor Propel™ High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System. Veeco says that it created the recently introduced Propel HVM platform for high volume production of power electronics, …

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Finisar CEO and Co-Founder Jerry Rawls Retires and Michael Hurleson Takes Over as CEO

Yesterday, Finisar Corporation, a maker of subsystems and components for fiber optic communications, announced the retirement of chairman and CEO Jerry Rawls and the appointment of Michael Hurlston as CEO and a director of the company effective immediately. The company explained that Mr. Hurlston and Mr. Rawls will work together …

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CST Global Gets Funding to Continue Work on Blue Laser Diodes for Laser-Cooled Quantum Sensing

CST Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB and an independent, III-V optoelectronic, semiconductor foundry, will lead the government-funded, “Quantum Cooling using Mode Controlled Blue Lasers” project.  Dr. Thomas Slight, a CST Global research engineer, will manage the ‘CoolBlue2” project, as it is known. CST Global will get …

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