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After 18 great years, we’re wrapping up the sites…

It seems like only a short time ago that we launched the original CompoundSemi Online News, which started it all. It was 2000 (yes, Y2K) and online publishing was just getting started. “The compounds” were that geeky technology that was enabling the mobile communications and optical communications revolutions, and LEDs …

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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 …

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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. According to Transphorm, these …

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AquiSense Partnering with U.S. EPA and Washington University on UV LED Disinfection System Research and Development

AquiSense Technologies reported that it signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Washington University to further advance UV LED disinfection system development. For the CRADA partnership, AquiSense is working with US EPA researchers at the National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) …

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SUNY Poly Researchers Awarded Two Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Grants Totalling $330,000

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) in Albany, New York USA, reported that two professors were awarded a total of $330,000 funding from two separate nanoscience and nanoengineering-focused grants. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the professor of Nanoscience, Dr. Serge Oktyabrsky $200,000 for research attempting to demonstrate a novel …

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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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