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Manz Reports CIGS Thin Film Solar PV Module Efficiency World Record of 16%

At photovoltaics industry trade fair SNEC in Shanghai, Manz AG of Reutlingen, Germany reported having achieved module efficiency of 16 percent for its CIGS thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. The testing organization, TUV Rheinland certified Manz’s world record.  The company asserted that its record efficiency is closing the still prevalent, …

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Hanergy to Construct 10MW GaAs Thin-film Solar Cell Manufacturing Facility in Wuhan

In Beijing last week, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd.  signed an investment cooperation agreement with Huangpi District Government of Wuhan, Hubei Province. Under the terms of the agreement, Hanergy will invest in a 10MW Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) thin-film solar cell, R&D, and manufacturing facility. Hanergy will construct the facility …

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Nanoco to Collaborate with Loughborough University on Printable CIGS Development

Nanoco Group plc, a Manchester, UK-based producer of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, reported winning a grant from Innovate UK, the Government agency formerly named the Technology Strategy Board, to further develop the company’s printable solar cell technology. The £399,562 grant was awarded under Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst program. The …

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EU Group Project HIPoSwitch Successfully Produces Fast and Efficient GaN Power Transistors

Power conversion from AC to DC is so far an inefficient process. An EU group project called HiPoSwitch has successfully developed super-fast, high-efficiency gallium nitride power switches that may help increase the efficiency of AC to DC power converters.  Eight European institutional and industrial project partners led by the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, …

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Anadigics Expands Family of Small-Cell Wireless Infrastructure Power Amplifiers

Anadigics, Inc. of Warren, New Jersey USA, introduced the AWB7229 small-cell power amplifier (PA).  The company optimized the AWB7229 to provide leading efficiency, output power, linearity, and thermal characteristics for LTE, WCDMA, and HSPA small-cell base stations operating in the 925 MHz to 960 MHz frequency band (Band 8).  According …

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Vitec to Distribute Power Switching Semiconductors from GaN Systems in Japan and Asia Including China, and Taiwan

GaN Systems Inc., a developer of power switching semiconductors based in Ottawa, Canada, reported that it has signed an agreement with Value Integrated Technology (Vitec) a Japanese semiconductor and electronic component distributor. Under the terms of the agreement, Vitec will distribute GaN Systems’ Island Technology® high-power GaN devices to its …

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Aixtron Acquires PlasmaSi a Company with OLED Encapsulation Technology

Aixtron SE reported that the company has acquired privately owned Silicon Valley-based PlasmaSi, Inc. as of April 1, 2015. Aixtron says that the total purchase price may reach up to $16 million. PlasmaSi’s technology can deposit ultra-thin and flexible barrier films that enable the encapsulation of organic thin-films. The technology …

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