Research, Commercialization & Govt Organizations – CS Only

AquiSense Partnering with U.S. EPA and Washington University on UV LED Disinfection System Research and Development

AquiSense Technologies reported that it signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Washington University to further advance UV LED disinfection system development. For the CRADA partnership, AquiSense is working with US EPA researchers at the National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) …

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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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Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult Awarded £51 million

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that Catapult will receive £51 million of grant funding from the UK’s £780m investment in the Catapult network as part the government’s industrial strategy. The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult is a Not-for-Profit organization headquartered in South Wales, whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of …

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SUNY Poly Researcher Awarded $2,078,000 ARL Grant to Develop Ultra-High Voltage SiC Devices

SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany, New York USA, reported that the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) selected Associate Professor of Nanoengineering Dr. Woongje Sung to receive $2,078,000 in total to make advances in the project of Manufacturing of Ultra-high-voltage Silicon Carbide devices known as “MUSiC.” Dr. Sung will lead a …

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U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) Develops Process That Could Lead to Much Less Costly Night Vision Systems

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Stony Brook University have developed a new synthesis process for low-cost fabrication to use the semiconductor InAsSb in high-performance IR cameras. The newly developed infrared detector is for the longest wavelengths (10 micron). The best materials for the IR camera light-sensors …

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DOE Reports that Solar Industry Acheived SunShot Initiative 2020 Price Targets

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported that the solar industry has realized the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative of having an average price of utility-scale solar at 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Now the DOE is looking ahead. In addition to hoping to drive …

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Researchers at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Grow Material That May Allow GaN on Most Anything

David Meyer’s group at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a method to grow thin films of a transition metal nitride called niobium nitride (Nb2N). The thin crystalline substance features a similar structure to GaN. However, it has dramatically different electrical and physical properties. For example, Nb2N is …

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CST Global to Develop Single-Photon LEDs for Network Security Applications

CST Global, a UK-based III-V optoelectronics foundry and the wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holding AB, reported that the company leads the gallium antimony/gallium arsenide (GaSb/GaAs) Quantum Ring Single Photon LED (QR_SPLED) project. The QR_SPLED project hopes to mass-produce low-cost, single-photon LEDs (SPLEDs). The potential application of the technology is intrinsic …

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CCR Regional Cabinet Plans £37.9 Million Compound Semi Cluster Investment

Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Regional Cabinet agreed to invest £37.9m for the development the compound semiconductor cluster in southeast Wales, according to an article at Wales Online UK. The initiative projects that private sector investment over the next five years will add £375 million. The project organizers predict that the compound …

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