Research, Commercialization & Govt Organizations – CS Only

CST to Serve as Commercial Lead on CoolBlue Project; Sivers Acquires CST in Merger

UK firm, Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd (CST Global), a III-V optoelectronic semiconductor foundry, reports that the company will serve as the commercial lead of the government-funded, CoolBlue research project. Academic partners for the project are Glasgow and Aston Universities. Sivers Acquires CST Just days after reporting about the CoolBlue …

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Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics and Leibniz Association Form Research Fab Microelectronics Germany

The Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics is collaborating with the Leibniz Association on a cross-location research and development factory for microelectronics and nanoelectronics. They are calling this cross-location research and development technology pool, Research Fab Microelectronics Germany. Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the project. On April …

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EV Group Wins Austrian Innovation Award

EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment based in St. Florian, Austria, has received the 2017 Austrian Innovation Award, known as the “Staatspreis Innovation 2017”. Judges chose the award winning company from 485 competing firms in the 37th Austrian Innovation Awards. Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws) …

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RTC Testing Finds Stion CIGS Modules More Efficient

After a multi-year performance comparison, Sandia National Labs found that Stion’s CIGS technology outperformed mono-crystalline silicon by as much as 6%.  The testing for the RTC Progam comparison was at three climatically distinct US DOE Regional Test Centers (RTCs) in New Mexico, Florida, and Vermont. The RTC Program aims to rigorously evaluate the performance …

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ICS Gets £13m Funding Boost

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford announced a £13m funding boost for Cardiff University’s Institute of Compound Semiconductors (ICS). According to the Institute, the EU funding will help build, equip and run its new state-of-the-art cleanroom at Cardiff University’s Innovation Campus. The funding builds on long-running collaboration between the University and IQE …

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Raytheon Gives Glimpse Into Future of Missile Defense

Raytheon Company of Andover, Massachusetts USA, has shown the U.S. Army a glimpse into the future of missile defense technology. The company provided the U.S. Army its vision for the next generation of air and missile defense radar. Raytheon supplied the technology and capability forecast to the Army as part …

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UbiQD award Grant to Develop QDs for Solar Windows

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded UbiQD, LLC, a New Mexico-based quantum dot manufacturer, a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant. The NSF intends UbiQD to use the 12-month $225,000 award for research and development of luminescent solar concentrating glass windows using quantum dot coatings. In July, …

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Innovate UK Offers £4m for CompoundSemi Research

Innovate UK is offering £4m in a research competition to fund projects that will accelerate the development of compound semiconductor applications. After extensive consultation with industry and academia, Innovate UK, and the Knowledge Transfer Network, Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult was launched. The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult will be based in …

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Midsummer CIGS Cells Can Qualify for Chinese Government Subsidies

Midsummer, a Swedish firm that supplies production lines for cost effective manufacturing of flexible thin-film CIGS solar cells, reported that it has increased the conversion efficiency of its solar modules to more than 13 percent. Chemitox, Inc., the certified Japanese independent testing laboratory carried out and verified the tests in …

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