Financial/Market

NIST Seeks Information on the Semiconductor Industry Workforce

Gaithersburg, Maryland USA—The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking information on the “scope and sufficiency of efforts to educate, train and attract” a workforce that can support current and future needs for a strong domestic semiconductor industry. Semiconductor materials control the flow of …

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Calyxo GmbH Applies for Insolvency and Insolvency Administrator Looks at Options

After CdTe solar module and turnkey solar system producer Calyxo GmbH applied for insolvency in Thalheim, Germany, Dr. Lucas F. Flöther with legal firm Flöther and Wissing, became company’s provisional insolvency administrator. Flöther released a statement that business operations will continue, and reported that he is currently exploring options including restructuring. The …

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Imec to Coordinate “ESPResSo” Project to Make Perovskite Solar Commercially Viable

Imec, a research and innovation hub in energy, nanoelectronics, and digital technologies and partner in EnergyVille was named the coordinator of a project intended to Perovskite solar cells commercially viable. The ambitious 3-year European Union (EU) funded project ESPResSo (Efficient Structures and Processes for Reliable Perovskite Solar Modules), brings together …

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MicroLink Devices Achieves 37.75 Efficiency with Solar Cell, and NASA and U.S. Navy Award Company Project Grants

MicroLink Devices, Inc. reports that its three-junction epitaxial lift-off (ELO) thin-film solar cell achieved a 37.75% power conversion efficiency, certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The testing was under the industry standard air mass 1.5 global (AM1.5G) simulated 1-Sun solar spectrum. In other company news, the U.S. Navy …

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Magnolia to Develop Single Junction GaAs Solar for DARPA Program

Magnolia Optical Technology, Inc. based in Woburn, Massachusetts USA announced that the company is working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under the Phase II SBIR Program for the Development of High-Performance Thin-Film Solar Cells for Portable Power Applications (Contract No D15PC00222). Magnolia develops novel optical technologies for …

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Lockheed Martin Delivers Multi-Role Radar Systems to Latvian Ministry of Defense

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Maryland USA, recently completed a successful site acceptance test of a TPS-77 Multi-Role Radar (TPS-77 MRR). The site acceptance testing marks the on-time delivery of the first of three radar systems to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Latvia. The TPS-77 MRR, the latest …

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U.S. Marine Corp Approves Northrop Grumman G/ATOR System for Early Fielding

The Northrop Grumman Corporation of Rolling Meadows, Illinois reports that the United States Marine Corp has approved its AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) for early fielding. This approval follows the delivery of the final Lot 1 and Lot 2 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) G/ATOR system to the Marines. According …

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