Financial/Market

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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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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