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ROHM’s New 1700V/250A Rated SiC Power Module Proves Reliable

ROHM recently reported the development of a 1700V/250A rated SiC power module. According to ROHM, the module boasts the industry’s highest level of reliability optimized for inverter and converter applications including industrial high power supplies and outdoor power generation systems. ROHM points out that power applications for electric vehicles and …

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Bluetooth Switch Reference Design from ON Semiconductor Uses Only Harvested Energy

Phoenix, Arizona-based firm ON Semiconductor, introduced its Bluetooth Low Energy Switch reference design that operates entirely from harvested energy. The platform demonstrates how the RSL10 System-in-Package (SIP) can enable Bluetooth 5 devices that are battery-less and entirely self-powered. Potential applications include lighting control, building automation, and asset tracking. The Energy Harvesting …

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EpiGaN Orders Aixtron AIX G5+ C MOCVD System

Aixtron SE announced that EpiGaN ordered an AIX G5+ C MOCVD system to boost its production capacity of large diameter GaN-on-Si and GaN-on-SiC epiwafers. Belgian company EpiGaN concentrates on GaN-on-Si as well as GaN-on-SiC material product solutions for telecom, power electronics, and sensor applications. The company intends to install the …

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ON Semiconductor Introduces IPMs for Electric Vehicles

ON Semiconductor introduced IPMs for electric and plugin hybrid electric vehicles.

ON Semiconductor of Phoenix, Arizona USA, launched new Automotive Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs) that enhance overall performance in high-voltage DC-DC conversion and onboard charging (OBC), and other applications for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). IPMs Offer Very High Power Density The IPMs deliver extremely high power …

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ALLOS and Veeco Complete Latest Phase of GaN-on-Silicon Micro LED Manufacturing Effort

ALLOS Semiconductors GmbH and Veeco Instruments Inc. reported the completion of another phase of their effort to develop GaN-on-Silicon epiwafer technology for microLED production. In the most recent phase of the work, the companies demonstrated the reproducibility of ALLOS’ 200 mm GaN-on-Si epiwafer technology with Veeco’s Propel® MOCVD reactor to produce …

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3D-Sensing and 5G Markets Focus of II-VI’s Finisar Acquisition

Compoundsemi component maker II-VI of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, reported that it plans to acquire optical communications firm Finisar of Sunnyvale, California USA. The intended focus of the combined firm will be on the 3D-sensing and 5G markets. The Boards of Directors of both II-VI and Finisar unanimously approved the merger …

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Facebook Data Center to Get Solar Power from First Solar Power Plant

First Solar, a Tempe, Arizona-based maker of Cadmium Telluride solar cells, plans to develop and build a solar power plant to support Facebook’s Prineville, Oregon Data Center. The 58 megawatt (MW)AC Cove Mountain Solar Project, near Enterprise, Utah, will generate renewable energy that will support Facebook’s Prineville Data Center. The …

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AFRL Awards Qorvo Contract to Develop GaN Modeling Tool

Qorvo®, a provider of RF solutions based in Greensboro, North Carolina USA, reported that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) awarded the company a four-year contract. For the contract, Qorvo intends to develop and implement a physics-based, unified gallium nitride (GaN) modeling framework to speed up the designing of …

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