NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)testing Ascent Solar CIGS Technology on International Space Station

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) chose the Ascent Solar's CIGS solar technology for an experiment on the International Space Station. The MISSE-X (Materials International Space Station Experiment) flight experiment launched on Nov. 17, 2018 aboard the NG CRS-10 mission. The NG CRS-10 subsequently docked on the ISS on Nov.…

ROHM's New 1700V/250A Rated SiC Power Module Proves Reliable

ROHM recently reported the development of a 1700V/250A rated SiC power module. According to ROHM, the module boasts the industry’s highest level of reliability optimized for inverter and converter applications including industrial high power supplies and outdoor power generation systems. ROHM points out that power applications for electric vehicles and…

Bluetooth Switch Reference Design from ON Semiconductor Uses Only Harvested Energy

Phoenix, Arizona-based firm ON Semiconductor, introduced its Bluetooth Low Energy Switch reference design that operates entirely from harvested energy. The platform demonstrates how the RSL10 System-in-Package (SIP) can enable Bluetooth 5 devices that are battery-less and entirely self-powered. Potential applications include lighting control, building automation, and asset tracking. [caption id="attachment_287679" align="alignleft"…

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RFMD Assembles 100 Millionth Module in Its Beijing Facility; Company On Track To Double Its Assembly Capacity In Beijing

Beijing, China–RFMD, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications, announced today that it has assembled its 100 millionth module in its Beijing, China, assembly facility. The Company attributes the assembly milestone to continued strong sales of its …

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Momentum Builds as HelioVolt Secures New Technical Advisory Board Member, Solar Fab and 2006 Frost & Sullivan Innovation Award for Thin-Film Photovoltaics

Austin, Texas USA–Thin-Film Solar Pioneer Expands Product Development and Manufacturing Capabilities HelioVolt Corporation today announced that Frost and Sullivan has honored the next-generation solar energy technology company with the 2006 Innovation of the Year Award in the field of thin film photovoltaics. The Frost and Sullivan recognition follows closely on …

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New Funding Will Help Unleash the Commercial Potential of Nanomaterial Technologies

NanoGrowth Machine Provides Turnkey Solution for Highly Bespoke Nanomaterials Newhaven, UK– The Advanced Technology Institute at the University of Surrey, and its plasma processing partner CEVP, have won substantial project funding from the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) to help develop a tool for growing nanomaterials. SEEDA’s funding injection …

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SID Conference Gets Underway in San Francisco

The Society for Information Display (SID) is putting on a conference in San Francisco where companies will showcase the latest display technology from June 4-9. Presenters will discuss the latest advances in LCD displays, backlighting, plasma displays, and organic light-emitting diode displays. Among the companies we regularly cover: MOCVD equipment …

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Bookham Releases LED Multiplexer Module for RPTVs

Bookham has released a modular multiplexer technology product called the ZoroLight LED Multiplexer. It supports rear projection televisions RPTV and pocket projectors that use LED illumination instead of conventional ultra high performance (UHP) lamps. The company has designed optical thin film filters required for multiplexing into a package that it …

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