Financial/Market

AFRL Awards Qorvo Contract to Develop GaN Modeling Tool

Qorvo®, a provider of RF solutions based in Greensboro, North Carolina USA, reported that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) awarded the company a four-year contract. For the contract, Qorvo intends to develop and implement a physics-based, unified gallium nitride (GaN) modeling framework to speed up the designing of …

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Mission Microwave Receives Orders for BUCs for SATCOM Applications

Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC, a maker of efficient Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Block Upconverters (BUCs) reported that it received substantial orders and design wins from top-tier system integrators in both government and commercial satellite communications. Significant customer wins include applications for Ku Band BUCs across the range of …

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DOE Awards Ascent Solar TCF Grants for Two Solar Projects

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. a developer of flexible CIGs thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions based in Thornton, Colorado, reported that U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) selected the company for two exclusive development projects. TCF funds require a 50 percent …

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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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