Shareholders of NXP and Freescale Overwhelmingly Approve Merger

At an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (Special Meeting), NXP Semiconductors N.V. based in Eindhoven, approved NXP's acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor. Freescale Semiconductor also approved the merger during its Special General Meeting. The NXP Special Meeting also appointed Gregory L. Summe and Peter Smitham to serve as non-executive directors of…

Solar Frontier Opens London Office

Solar Frontier Europe reported today that it has opened a new office in London. According to the company, the new office will enable Solar Frontier to scale up its UK commercial and residential rooftop and power plant business. The company says that the new branch demonstrates its continued commitment to…

Researchers Use Bacteria to Produce CdS Quantum Dots

Researchers at Lehigh University led by Tori Berard have devised a process in which bacteria produces cadmium sulfide nanocrystals (quantum dots). While the optical properties of quantum dots (QDs) have made them attractive for photovoltaics, lighting, display, and biomedical imaging technologies, the cost to produce them has been prohibitive. Additionally,…

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Singulus Launches Two Inline Sputtering Systems for Solar Cell Production

Singulus Technologies of Kahl AM Main, Germany has introduced and installed two inline sputtering systems that meet the requirements for CIGS and CdTe thin-film solar cell production. The systems can also fabricate hetero-junction solar cells and are available with vertical as well as horizontal substrate transport. Users of both system …

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Applied Optoelectronics Launches 25 Gbps Laser Diodes

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. based in Surgarland, Texas, has introduced laser diodes operating at a data rate of up to 25 Gigabits per second (Gbps). The company designed the new Distributed Feedback (DFB) lasers for next-generation datacenters in which interconnect speeds of 25 Gbps can enable higher data throughput, reduced power consumption, …

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