Research, Commercialization & Govt Organizations – CS Only

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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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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