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Comtech Xicom Awarded $1.3 Million Contract for GaN-based Solid-State Power Amplifiers

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. reported that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., received an order for more than $1.3 million for GaN-based Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs). The SSPAs will be utilized in an airborne In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) system. “This order is for the increasingly active IFC market, and …

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Qualcomm Technologies RF Front-Ends Gets Design Wins with Google, LG, HTC, Samsung and Sony Mobile

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Qualcomm, reported the company got radio frequency front-end (RFFE) design wins with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including Google, HTC, Samsung, LG, and Sony Mobile. The company says its portfolio of RF front-end platform solutions helps OEMs provide advanced mobile devices at high volumes and …

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FCC Certifies Energous Mid Field WattUp Charging at a Distance Reference Design; Dialog Semiconductor Accelerates WattUp IC Development

Dialog Semiconductor of London, UK, an exclusive supplier of Energous Corporation’s WattUp® integrated circuits (ICs), has announced the hastening of a complete end-to-end production ready WattUp integrate circuit (IC) development roadmap. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification of the Energous Mid Field WattUp transmitter reference design makes this accelerated development …

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Diamond Microwave Relocates Design and Laboratory Functions

Diamond Microwave, a maker of high-performance GaN-based microwave power amplifiers, has moved into a new facility at the historic Salts Mill in Saltaire, near Shipley, in the UK. The facility will now house its design and laboratory functions. “Our new location offers us attractive surroundings within a UNESCO World Heritage …

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Infineon Publishes Wireless Charging Reference Designs

Infineon has released a series of reference designs for inductive and resonant wireless charging solutions for cars, at home, or in public places. These reference designs can be used for smartphones, wearables, medical and industrial devices with the company’s AURIX and XMC microcontrollers. Wireless Charging Reference Design Supports 15W Charging Standard …

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Osram Opto Semiconductors Gives Monocrystal ‘Integration Partner’ Status

Monocrystal, a Russian-based synthetic sapphire growing and processing firm, reported that Osram Opto Semiconductors has awarded the company the status of “Integration Partner.” The Integration Partner status gives Monocrystal the highest possible supplier grade with Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH. Osram operates an efficient Supplier Classification Program to evaluate and qualify …

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Veeco Banned from Importing or Selling EPIK 700 MOCVD Systems in China Due to AMEC Patent Ruling, and Company Plans Appeal

Veeco reported that on December 7, 2017, the Fujian High Court issued a ruling applicable in China without giving notice to Veeco and without hearing Veeco’s position about the alleged infringement. The Fujian High Court ruled that Veeco Shanghai must stop importing, making, selling and offering to sell the company’s …

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Focus Lightings Orders Veeco Several Epik 868 MOCVD Systems

Chinese firm Focus Lightings has ordered multiple Veeco TurboDisc EPIK 868 Systems to boost LED production, according to an announcement from Veeco Instruments. Veeco plans to ship the order for the Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems to Focus Lightings’ Suzhou, China manufacturing facility. Focus Lightings’ LEDs are utilized …

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Solliance Achieves New Perovskite Efficiency World Record with R2R Fabrication

Solliance reports that the consortium’s perovskite-based photovoltaics have achieved module-level aperture area conversion efficiency of 12.2% and world record cell-level conversion efficiency of 13.5%. The company used roll-to-roll (R2R) production processes.  This latest record follows the consortium’s previous perovskite cell world record reported earlier this year. Perovskite-based solar cells promise …

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