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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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II-VI Makes 200W Actively Cooled Laser Bars Available

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, announced the commercial availability of its 200W, continuous wave actively cooled laser bars. The company says that the laser bars offer greater than 60% efficiency. Furthermore, II-VI says that they enable multikilowatt vertical stacks for optically pumping neodymium-doped solid-state lasers, including those in environments …

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glo Orders Aixtron MOCVD System for Micro-LED Fabrication

Aixtron SE, reported that Swedish-American company glō-USA, Inc. has ordered an AIX G5+ MOCVD system. The group intends to commercialize micro-LED (mLED) products based on their proprietary defect-free GaN nanowires technology. glo-USA says such 3D structures allow the growth of mLEDs while preserving the reliability of an inorganic material system. …

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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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