II-VI Opens New Facility to Produce Compoundsemi Epitaxial Wafers

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reported that it has opened the company's new compoundsemi material center of excellence in Champaign, Illinois. The company intends to produce compoundsemi epitaxial wafers at the new plant. II-VI notes that its products serve growing markets in applications such as 3D sensing, optical networking, wireless…

VTT Orders EVG Resist Processing System

EV Group (EVG) of St. Florian, Austria, a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment, reported that it received an order for the company's EVG®120 automated resist processing system from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). An existing customer of EVG's wafer bonding and alignment systems, the research center…

Hanergy Introduces Solar Umbrella, "Humbrella"

Hanergy, a clean energy company, announced the launch of its new product "Humbrella," a thin-film solar powered umbrella. According to the company, the Hanergy solar-powered umbrella ("Humbrella") can deliver clean, free and consistent electricity to people in energy-scarce areas of the world. At the launch of its "Lighting Africa" CSR project,…

Emcore to Design Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for Defense Contractor

Emcore Corporation based in Alhambra, California USA, announced that it has entered into an agreement with a major U.S. defense contractor to design an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for navigation and airborne line-of-sight stabilization applications. Under the terms of the contract, Emcore agreed to deliver flight demonstration hardware by the end…

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Momentum Builds as HelioVolt Secures New Technical Advisory Board Member, Solar Fab and 2006 Frost & Sullivan Innovation Award for Thin-Film Photovoltaics

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New Funding Will Help Unleash the Commercial Potential of Nanomaterial Technologies

NanoGrowth Machine Provides Turnkey Solution for Highly Bespoke Nanomaterials Newhaven, UK– The Advanced Technology Institute at the University of Surrey, and its plasma processing partner CEVP, have won substantial project funding from the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) to help develop a tool for growing nanomaterials. SEEDA’s funding injection …

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SID Conference Gets Underway in San Francisco

The Society for Information Display (SID) is putting on a conference in San Francisco where companies will showcase the latest display technology from June 4-9. Presenters will discuss the latest advances in LCD displays, backlighting, plasma displays, and organic light-emitting diode displays. Among the companies we regularly cover: MOCVD equipment …

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Bookham Releases LED Multiplexer Module for RPTVs

Bookham has released a modular multiplexer technology product called the ZoroLight LED Multiplexer. It supports rear projection televisions RPTV and pocket projectors that use LED illumination instead of conventional ultra high performance (UHP) lamps. The company has designed optical thin film filters required for multiplexing into a package that it …

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