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The University of Tokyo and Mitsubishi Electric Showed New Method for Enhancing SiC Reliability

The University of Tokyo and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation reported having developed what they believe to be an all-new mechanism for improving the reliability of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor devices. The researchers initially reported the achievement at The International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM2018) in San Francisco, California on December 3…

Inergy Kodiak Extreme Portable Generator to Feature Transphorm's GaN Technology

Transphorm Inc. along with solar energy innovator Inergy and design partner Telcodium Inc. announced that the upcoming Inergy Kodiak Extreme employs high-voltage GaN technology. The soon-to-be-released Kodiak Extreme portable electric generator from Inergy utilizes a photovoltaic (PV) inverter and battery charger integrating Transphorm’s JEDEC-qualified GaN platform. [caption id="attachment_287821" align="alignleft" width="277"]…

G&H Installs Veeco SPECTOR IBS Optical Coating System

Gooch & Housego (G&H), a supplier of high quality super-polished optical components, announced the successful installation of Veeco’s SPECTOR® Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) Optical Coating System. The installation of the SPECTOR IBS Optical Coating System at G&H’s Moorpark, California facility supports G&H’s growing portfolio of optics for visible, ultraviolet, and…

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NASA Unveils Wide-Range Infrared Photo Detector Array and Images

NASA has unveiled images from their three-year project producing an imressive 1 million pixel gallium arsenide-based quantum well infrared photodetector (QWIP) array. At the time of the project’s initial announcement in March 2003, NASA says that the QWIP was the largest ever made. The technology has progressed since then. Where …

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SatCon Receives SBIR Award

Power electronics company, SatCon Technology Corporation of Boston, Massachusetts USA, reported receiving a new Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory for an advanced controller for silicon carbide (SiC) applications. SatCon points out, that electrical components and power systems using silicon carbide (SiC) …

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IPSLA Geared to Help Spur SSL Industry Innovation

Solid State Lighting (SSL) industry component providers, Intematix (phosphors for white LEDs) and BridgeLux (fabless LED die innovator), are teaming to move the SSL industry in a more positive direction, via a route somewhat opposite the direction layed by the original “Big 5” LED die manufacturers (Osram Opto, Cree, Nichia, …

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