Financial/Market

U.S. Army Awards Contract to GE Aviation to Develop SiC Power Electronics for Next Generation Ground Electric Vehicles

GE Aviation of Dayton, Ohio USA, reported that the U.S. Army awarded the company a $4.1 million contract to develop and demonstrate silicon carbide-based power electronics for the high-voltage power architecture of next-generation electrical ground vehicles. “We continue to invest in silicon carbide and high-density packaging to help the U.S. …

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Aixtron to Voluntarily Delist from NASDAQ

Financially ailing, German MOCVD equipment maker, Aixtron reported that it plans to voluntarily delist its American Depositary Shares (ADSs) from The NASDAQ Global Select Market. The company also said that it intends to deregister and terminate its reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Aixtron says …

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SILMARILS to Use Alpes Lasers’ QCLs

A number of chemical sensing companies working on the Standoff Illuminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflectance Infrared Light Signatures (SILMARILS) program have selected Alpes Lasers SA of St-Blaise, Switzerland to develop and supply broadband Quantum Cascade Lasers. The SILMARILS program, which is managed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory …

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DOE Announces SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity

The US Department of Energy (DOE) published a funding opportunity for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.The funding opportunity announcement (FOA), which was originally issued on November 28, 2016, is for fiscal Year 2017 Phase I, Release 2 for SBIR and STTR Programs.Under …

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MDA Modifies Contract with Raytheon to Transition to GaN-based AN/TPY-2 radars

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has  modified the contract with Raytheon of Tewksbury, Massachusetts to incorporate Gallium Nitride (GaN) components into existing and future AN/TPY-2 radars. The contract modification is to develop a process to ultimately transition from gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology to GaN technology. The GaN technology would further modernize …

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