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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Veeco Ganzilla II Selected by Leading Taiwanese HB-LED Manufacturers

Woodbury, New York USA– Veeco Instruments Inc., announced today that it has received several multi-unit orders for its GaNzilla II MOCVD (metal organic chemical vapor deposition) system from several key Taiwanese manufacturers of high-brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs). Customers which have placed multi-unit orders during the first quarter of 2006 …

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Verigy Prepares to Go Solo; Keith Barnes Takes Over

Agilent’s semiconductor test subsidiary, Verigy is preparing to go solo, according to an article in the Coloradoan. The company, which contains Agilent’s semiconductor and electronics manufacturing test business, is reportedly preparing its new office in Fort Collins, Colorado USA. As of May 1, Keith Barnes became the president and CEO …

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SMI Announces Successful Completion of MDA Phase II Award to Produce Minimal Turn on Voltage Antimonide-Based HBTs

Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) reports that it has received and completed a Phase II SBIR to produce antimonide based HBTs. The implementation of HBTs in the antimonide material system enables very low voltage operation. The target of the program, which teams SMI with Sarnoff Corporation, is to achieve near …

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