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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Cree Survey at Light+Building Indicates Expected Rapid LED Adoption for Lighting

Half of Decision-Makers Polled at Leading Industry Trade Show Expect LEDs to Represent More Than 50 Percent of Their Lighting Sales by 2009 Frankfurt, Germany — Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED solid-state lighting components, announced the results of a new survey on the adoption, deployment and overall benefits …

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LED Lighting Fixtures Prototype Achieves 73 Lumens/Watt

LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc., located in Morrisville, North Carolina USA, has achieved an independently verified 73 lumens per watt with its new prototype. What makes it even more astonishing is the fact that the company achieved a 35 percent gain in efficiency in merely two months. According to the company …

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What Will They Think of Next?

With people thinking of cellphones as “giveaways” (and therefore “throwaways” when rendered outdated) and with LEDs appearing in everything from footwear to lollipops, what are the brilliant and innovative technologies we’ve struggled to popularize coming to? Mobile phone shipments are fast approaching the magic “1 billion units shipped” mark this …

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