II-VI Introduces 1kW Version of 900 Direct Diode Laser Engine

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, reported that its DirectProcess 900 direct diode laser engine is now available with 1 kW continuous output power. The device comes with network interfaces for Industry 4.0. The company notes that the increasing number of applications in industrial materials processing, including cutting, joining, and…

IQE to Acquire Translucent's cREO Technology and Related IP Portfolio

IQE of Cardiff, UK has chosen to exercise its exclusive option to acquire and own the cREO(TM) technology and IP portfolio of Silex Systems Limited's subsidiary, Translucent Inc. IQE will pay a the company USD $5 million for the technology and portfolio. The funds are expected to be paid from…

II-VI Inc. Launches DFB Laser Diodes for 3D Sensing

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, announced the launch of its new edge emitting distributed feedback (DFB) laser diode for 3D sensing applications. The company points out that new applications in mixed and augmented reality are encouraging the rapidly increasing demand for semiconductor lasers integrated into consumer devices, including smartphones,…

Vectren Selects First Solar for 50WM Project in Troy, Indiana

Indiana energy holding company Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren), has selected First Solar, Inc. to construct the 50-megawatt (MW) cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar array sketched out last month as part of Vectren’s long-term plan for electric generation. Over the last few months, Vectren has been working with Orion Renewable Power…

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SatCon Announces 3.2 Megawatts in Orders for Photovoltaic Inverters

Boston, Massachusetts USA–SatCon Technology Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of power electronics and motors for the alternative energy markets today announced that it has received multiple purchase orders from four new customers for 13 commercial grade inverters equaling 2.3 megawatts (MW), including an order from one of the largest photovoltaic …

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BridgeLux and Intematix Announce Industry Alliance to Provide IP-Secure Solutions to Solid State Lighting Integrators

Sunnyvale, California and Fremont California, USA–BridgeLux, Inc. (formerly eLite Optoelectronics), a leading supplier of energy saving, power-LED chips to high-volume solid state lighting market segments, and Intematix Corp., a leader in high performance LED phosphors, today jointly announced the formation of the Intellectual Property Secure Lighting Alliance (IPSLA). IPSLA is …

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Spire Offers GaAs Concentrator Solar Cells

Bedford, Massachusetts USA–Spire Corporation: — High Efficiency GaAs Cells to be used in Solar Concentration Systems for producing Terrestrial Power. — Cells to be produced by Spire’s Bandwidth Semiconductor subsidiary. Spire Corporation today announced that Bandwidth Semiconductor LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary, now offers custom gallium arsenide (GaAs) concentrator solar …

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