Research, Commercialization & Govt Organizations – CS Only

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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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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