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Sharp and Osram Enter into LED and Laser Diode Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

Sharp Corporation of Osaka Japan and Osram GmbH of Munich, Germany have entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement covering LEDs and laser diodes. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the specific patents covered were also not revealed. The cross-licensing agreement grants each company the right to use inventions …

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Dr. Siva Sivananthan, Founder of Episolar and EPIR, Recognized as White House “Champion of Change”

Dr. Siva Sivananthan, Episolar’s Founder, was honored as one of eleven White House Immigrant Innovator “Champions of Change,” who strive to better our economy by creating American jobs in dynamic technology sectors. Specifically, Dr. Sivananthan was recognized for his work in the development of night vision technology. The mercury cadmium …

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US Navy Awards Raytheon $279 Million Contract to Develop Next Generation Jamming Technology

Raytheon of El Segundo, California USA, reports that it has been awarded a $279.4 million contract from the US Navy. The cost-plus-incentive-fee contract from the U.S. Navy is to conduct the Technology Development phase of the Navy’s Next Generation Jammer program. Raytheon said it will leverage its knowledge and experience …

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EPSRC Opens First National Center of Excellence for Power Electronics

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has opened the first EPSRC National Center of Excellence for Power Electronics. Power electronics is at the heart of electronic devices like laptops and mobile phones, cars, trains, planes, energy networks, and power stations. The £18 million investment in the new EPSRC …

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Emcore to Deliver Muli-Junction Solar Cells for Indian Space Research Organization Satellites

Emcore Corporation based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has entered a supply contract with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to deliver multifunction solar cells for ISRO’s satellites. Emcore will supply solar cell assemblies for ISRO’s commercial geostationary telecommunications and scientific earth observation satellite missions. ISRO has launched more than 65 …

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Peregrine Semiconductor Completes Collaborative Sourcing and UltraCMOS® License Agreement with Murata

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a fabless provider of radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) based in San Diego, California USA, signed a collaborative agreement with Murata Manufacturing Company. The agreement is a multi-sourcing arrangement for RF switches based on Peregrine’s proprietary UltraCMOS® technology. Under the terms of the agreement, Murata will source …

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IQE Launches New, Dedicated Infrared Products Division

IQE of Cardiff, UK, announced the launch of a new division, ‘IQE Infrared’. IQE Infrared will provide its customers with a complete ‘one stop shop’ for infrared substrate and epitaxial wafer materials covering short to very long wavelength (SWIR to VLWIR) regimes. The new division launch is part of IQE’s …

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Plessey Releases First GaN on Silicon LED Samples

Plessey announced that samples of its gallium nitride (GaN) on silicon LED products (p/n PLW111010) are now available. According to Plessey, these entry level products are the first LEDs manufactured on 6-inch GaN on silicon substrates to be commercially available anywhere in the world. Plessey reportedly uses its proprietary large …

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