High Temp Electronics/Auto/Space

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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TriQuint Produces GaN HEMTs Using GaN-on-Diamond Wafers

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. of Hillsboro, Oregon USA, announced the production of gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) using GaN-on-diamond wafers. The GaN-on-diamond wafers substantially reduce semiconductor temperatures while maintaining high RF performance. TriQuint successfully transfered a semiconductor epitaxial overlay onto a synthetic diamond substrate. This provides high thermal …

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Northrop Grumman Technology Helps Enable MESSENGER Probe to Orbit Mercury

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft, a spacecraft currently orbiting Mercury, uses a solar power system that works to its maximum even in the searing heat that surrounds the planet closest to the sun. NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft features triple-junction gallium arsenide solar cells from Emcore and …

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Nextreme Raises $8 Million in Corporate Funding

Nextreme Thermal Solutions (Durham, NC), known to many in the photonics industry as a maker of thermoelectric coolers, embedded thermoelectric coolers (which can, for example, be integrated into laser-diode packages), and thin-film thermoelectric coolers, today announced that it has raised $8 million in additional Series B financing from undisclosed corporate …

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Nextreme Raises $8 Million in Funding

Nextreme Thermal Solutions, the a maker of microscale thermal and power management products including LED, and laser diode cooling, has raised $8 million in additional Series B financing from undisclosed corporate investors. The Series B total for the company is now more than $21 million and $35 million since its …

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Element Six Participates in Major European Research Programme Developing Materials for Extreme Environments

Element Six is involved with a major EU-funded research programme aimed at the development of new materials for electronic devices and sensors that can operate in extreme conditions and harsh environments, especially high temperature and internal device high electric field. The programme, dubbed MORGaN – Materials for Robust Gallium Nitride …

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UQM Awarded Additional $750,000 Phase II SBIR Contract for Development of SiC Electric Motor Controller

UQM, a developer of high efficiency electric motors and electric motor controllers headquartered in Frederick, Colorado USA, has been awarded $750,000 more as part of a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research contract to advance the development of a silicon carbide electric motor controller. According to the company, the two …

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UQM Technologies Receives $750,000 Contract From the U.S. Air Force to Advance the Development of a Silicon Carbide Electronic Controller

Frederick, Colorado USA– UQM Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded an additional $750,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract from the U.S. Air Force to advance the development of a silicon carbide electronic motor controller. The focus of the two year effort will be to improve …

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