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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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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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