Opto/RF Communications

Emcore Corporation Delivers 1 Millionth Solar Cell to Space Systems/Loral

Emcore Corporation of Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, announced that it recently delivered its 1 millionth high-efficiency, multi-junction solar cell to Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). In total Emcore will have delivered more than a megawatt of power into spa…

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First Solar Acquires 50 MWAC Macho Springs Project from Element Power Solar

First Solar of Tempe, Arizona USA, reports that it has acquired the 50-megawattAC (MW) Macho Springs Solar project that Element Power Solar developed in Luna County, New Mexico USA. When complete, it will be the state’s largest solar power project. The photovoltaic (PV) solar project is expected to be completed …

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XsunX Begins CIGSolar® CIS Processing

XsunX, Inc. of Irvine, California USA, the developer of CIGSolar®, a patent-pending solar cell manufacturing process, reports having begun processing CIS films with its recently completed CIGSolar® TFPV solar cell evaporation system. The comp…

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NeoPhotonics Agrees to Acquire Lapis Semiconductor

NeoPhotonics Corporation of San Jose, California USA, announced that it has agreed to acquire the semiconductor optical components business unit (OCU) of LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd. LAPIS Semiconductor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ROHM Co. Ltd. OCU is to be acquired by NeoPhotonics Semiconductor GK, a Japanese subsidiary of NeoPhotonics. …

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