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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NASA Unveils Wide-Range Infrared Photo Detector Array and Images

NASA has unveiled images from their three-year project producing an imressive 1 million pixel gallium arsenide-based quantum well infrared photodetector (QWIP) array. At the time of the project’s initial announcement in March 2003, NASA says that the QWIP was the largest ever made. The technology has progressed since then. Where …

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SatCon Receives SBIR Award

Power electronics company, SatCon Technology Corporation of Boston, Massachusetts USA, reported receiving a new Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory for an advanced controller for silicon carbide (SiC) applications. SatCon points out, that electrical components and power systems using silicon carbide (SiC) …

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IPSLA Geared to Help Spur SSL Industry Innovation

Solid State Lighting (SSL) industry component providers, Intematix (phosphors for white LEDs) and BridgeLux (fabless LED die innovator), are teaming to move the SSL industry in a more positive direction, via a route somewhat opposite the direction layed by the original “Big 5” LED die manufacturers (Osram Opto, Cree, Nichia, …

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JDSU Photonic Power Certified for Use in Chinese Electric Power Market

All Fiber Optically-Powered Data Link Takes Current Measurement in High-Voltage Environments to a New Level Milpitas, California USA– JDSU, the leading enabler of broadband and optical innovation, today announced that its 16-bit Optically Powered Data Link (OPDL-16) subsystem has successfully passed government testing in China. Working in conjunction with Zhuhai …

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