Government/Military Programs

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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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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