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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SMI Completes Phase II of SBIR Program to Produce Antimonide HBTs

Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) reports that it has completed Phase II of a small business innovative research (SBIR) program sponsored by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA). SMI teamed with Sarnoff Corporation to produce antimonide-based hetero-junction bipolar transistors (HBTs) to enables very low voltage operation. The company reportedly reached …

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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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