Financial/Market

Wolfspeed Showcases GaN RF Devices for Military Applications

Wolfspeed, a Cree Company, is highlighting the importance of its GaN-on-SiC RF devices in providing solutions for modern military communications. Wolfspeed says its RF devices support mobile military communications and counter-IED requirements. The company also says that specifically, its RF devices support the design and advancement of more efficient broadband …

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DOE Reports that Solar Industry Acheived SunShot Initiative 2020 Price Targets

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported that the solar industry has realized the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative of having an average price of utility-scale solar at 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Now the DOE is looking ahead. In addition to hoping to drive …

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Representatives from the Welsh and UK Governments, the Cardiff Capital City Region Deal, and IQE plc Agreed to Establish CS Foundry as Part of CS Connected Cluster

The Cardiff Capital Region City Deal, along with representatives of the Welsh and UK Governments, and IQE plc, came together to agree to the development of the Compound Semiconductor Foundry, which will assist in establishing the CS Connected Cluster. The CS Connected Cluster intends to join international businesses, academics, and …

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ARPA-E Grants $30 Million for 21 Power Converter Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $30 million in funding for 21 novel projects. The funding is part of the Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program. CIRCUITS project teams intend to expedite the development and deployment of unique electric …

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Alta Devices and Power Oasis Partner on Battery and Solar UAV Reference Design

Alta Devices of Sunnyvale, California USA and PowerOasis of Swindon, UK are partnering to develop a reference design to integrate solar and lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery power systems for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to the companies, the UAV reference design will combine the hybrid power systems expertise of Power …

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CCR Regional Cabinet Plans £37.9 Million Compound Semi Cluster Investment

Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Regional Cabinet agreed to invest £37.9m for the development the compound semiconductor cluster in southeast Wales, according to an article at Wales Online UK. The initiative projects that private sector investment over the next five years will add £375 million. The project organizers predict that the compound …

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