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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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InnoScience Orders Multiple Aixtron MOCVD Systems to Ramp Production of GaN-on-Si Power Devices

Aixtron of Herzogenrath, Germany, reported that InnoScience Technology Co., Ltd ordered multiple AIX G5+ C MOCVD systems. The China-based company intends to use the systems to develop GaN (gallium nitride) power devices. Aixtron says all of the cluster tools will feature a 5×200 mm configuration. InnoScience plans to use the …

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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. …

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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 …

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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. The Energy Harvesting …

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