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First Solar Changes Focus to Producing Utility Scale Solar Projects Instead of Solar Modules

In a conference call and presentation Friday, First Solar described the tough, unbalanced solar market. For this reason, Fist solar says it is switching to producing utility-scale cadmium telluride solar projects. First Solar asserts that the solar industry currently has virtually no entry barriers, because expansion capital is too readily …

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LED-based TV Backlighting Demand Fuels Big System Order Jump at Aixtron

Aixtron revealed that its system order intake for the quarter shot up 85 percent from EUR 31.2m to EUR 57.9m. The company cited increased demand for LED-based TV backlighting as the driver Aixtron reported a significant profit for the quarter, and its quarterly revenues have increased 23 percent sequentially to …

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JDSU Consolidates Manufacturing; Releases Powerful New Pump Laser

JDSU announced that it will be closing its gallium arsenide-based vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) fab in Louisville, Colorado USA, which formerly belonged to the acquired company, Picolight. Also in recent news, JDSU is making available its new 5100 series 450mW terrestrial pump laser for the undersea optical networking …

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Emcore Responds to Allegations and Fulfills SEC Rule

Emcore, a maker of gallium arsenide multi-junction solar cells which has faced a class action lawsuit on behalf of stockholders, has responded to allegations of SEC regulation violations. The lawsuit and a separate investigation have focused disclosure issues surrounding the company’s drop in order backlog. The company notes that it …

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