II-VI Opens New Facility to Produce Compoundsemi Epitaxial Wafers

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reported that it has opened the company's new compoundsemi material center of excellence in Champaign, Illinois. The company intends to produce compoundsemi epitaxial wafers at the new plant. II-VI notes that its products serve growing markets in applications such as 3D sensing, optical networking, wireless…

VTT Orders EVG Resist Processing System

EV Group (EVG) of St. Florian, Austria, a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment, reported that it received an order for the company's EVG®120 automated resist processing system from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). An existing customer of EVG's wafer bonding and alignment systems, the research center…

Hanergy Introduces Solar Umbrella, "Humbrella"

Hanergy, a clean energy company, announced the launch of its new product "Humbrella," a thin-film solar powered umbrella. According to the company, the Hanergy solar-powered umbrella ("Humbrella") can deliver clean, free and consistent electricity to people in energy-scarce areas of the world. At the launch of its "Lighting Africa" CSR project,…

Emcore to Design Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for Defense Contractor

Emcore Corporation based in Alhambra, California USA, announced that it has entered into an agreement with a major U.S. defense contractor to design an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for navigation and airborne line-of-sight stabilization applications. Under the terms of the contract, Emcore agreed to deliver flight demonstration hardware by the end…

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Sumika Electronics Purchases Veeco MOCVD System

Will Expand Production of Epi Wafers Used in Cellular and Other Mobile Communications Devices Woodbury, New York USA–Veeco Instruments Inc., announced today that it received an order from Sumika Elecronic Materials Inc. for its next-generation E450 metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system. Sumika, a global supplier of III-V epitaxial …

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SMI Wins Air Force SBIR Award to Produce Thick Superconducting Tape Films

Structured Materials Industries (SMI) has won a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award to produce thick multilayer/flux pinning yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) tape films. SMI currently has the technology to create superconducting tape films. However, as the thickness increases above one-half micron, the current carrying capacity tends to decrease. …

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Avago Introduces Small Optical Encoder

Avago Technologies has introduced what it claims to be the industry’s smallest Optical Encoder. The AEDR-8400 reflective incremental encoder measures a mere 3mm by 3.28mm by 1.262mm. The company says that it has a 254 lines per inch (LPI) resolution, low power consumption and wide operating temperature range. According to …

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Avago Technologies Introduces Industry’s Smallest Optical Encoders for Consumer, Office, Industrial and Automotive Interior Applications

Surface-Mount Encoders Feature Lead-Free Packaging, Up to 254 LPI Resolution, Low Power Consumption, Wide Temperature Range San Jose, California USA–Avago Technologies today announced the industry’s smallest reflective incremental optical encoder. It is offered in a surface-mount package with dimensions of 3.00 mm length by 3.28 mm width by 1.262 mm …

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