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Nitride Semiconductor Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Digi-Key

In the US District Court for the District of Minnesota, USA, Nitride Semiconductor Co., Ltd. filed a patent infringement complaint against Digi-Key Electronics on September 22, 2017. The infringement complaint alleges that Digi-Key sells UV-LED products that infringe upon Nitride’s US patent number 6,861,270. According to the company, RayVio Corporation …

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Flisom Shows Off CIGS Thin Film Solar Modules

Flisom AG of Niederhasli, Switzerland, a solar technology company, supported by Tata Industries, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa), and a group of Swiss investors reported that the firm is open for global orders for its newly released flexible, thin-film CIGS solar modules. The company fabricates the …

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Energous Introduces Near Field WattUp Wireless Charging Solution

Energous Corporation the creator of the WattUp®, an innovative wire-free charging solution that offers over-the-air power-at-a-distance, today announced the release of a new, high-power, Near Field WattUp charging solution. WattUp differs from older wireless charging technologies in that it can deliver contained power, at a distance, to multiple devices. The …

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DOE Reports that Solar Industry Acheived SunShot Initiative 2020 Price Targets

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported that the solar industry has realized the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative of having an average price of utility-scale solar at 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Now the DOE is looking ahead. In addition to hoping to drive …

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NCSU Researchers Introduce PRESiCE™ SiC Manufacturing Process to Lower Cost for Entering SiC Power Device Market

North Carolina State University researchers are introducing a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices. The team developed the process called PRESiCE™ with support from Department of Energy’s the PowerAmerica Institute. The goal of the new process is to make entry into the SiC marketplace …

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Representatives from the Welsh and UK Governments, the Cardiff Capital City Region Deal, and IQE plc Agreed to Establish CS Foundry as Part of CS Connected Cluster

The Cardiff Capital Region City Deal, along with representatives of the Welsh and UK Governments, and IQE plc, came together to agree to the development of the Compound Semiconductor Foundry, which will assist in establishing the CS Connected Cluster. The CS Connected Cluster intends to join international businesses, academics, and …

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ARPA-E Grants $30 Million for 21 Power Converter Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $30 million in funding for 21 novel projects. The funding is part of the Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program. CIRCUITS project teams intend to expedite the development and deployment of unique electric …

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