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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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Spire Offers GaAs Concentrator Solar Cells

Bedford, Massachusetts USA–Spire Corporation: — High Efficiency GaAs Cells to be used in Solar Concentration Systems for producing Terrestrial Power. — Cells to be produced by Spire’s Bandwidth Semiconductor subsidiary. Spire Corporation today announced that Bandwidth Semiconductor LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary, now offers custom gallium arsenide (GaAs) concentrator solar …

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Will the Real NEC Please Stand Up?

The idea of stealing intellectual property is nothing new. Counterfeit, inferior products abound around the world. Cheap knock-offs of everything from Rolexes to things in our realm such as LEDs can be easily obtained. However, one company in the home electronics arena took counterfeiting to a new level. They attempted …

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Supplier’s Challenge

The compound semi (CS) industry has bridged so many technology vs. applications gaps over the decades that it should be able to take the current solid state lighting (SSL) “tech vs. apps” divide in stride. When you hear the lament that there’s a tremendous disparity between solid state lighting (SSL) …

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Veeco Ganzilla II Again Selected by Taiwanese HB-LED Manufacturers

Veeco Instruments, a maker of metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems, has reportedly received several multi-unit orders for its GaNzilla II system from Taiwanese HB-LED makers. Some of the Taiwanese customers include Huga Optotech Inc., Highlink Technology Corp., Epitech Technology Corporation. The current orders add to the GaNzilla II …

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