The latest report from Yole Développement “GaN Technologies for Power Electronics Applications: Industry and Market Status & Forecasts” says the Total Accessible Market is $16.6b and is envisioned to be split into Power ICs, Power Discretes and Power Modules.
The Canadian firm’s high performance concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) cells are intended drive the SUNRISE project forward and enable the delivery of higher conversion performance at higher concentrations.
The firm says it has taken a different path to the rest of the CIGS industry by focusing on replacing the multi-billion dollar supply chain of silicon photovoltaic (PV) technologies with its CIGSolar modules.
RF Micro Devices , a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5 million R&D contract by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) related to gallium nitride (GaN) microelectronics, including the development of materials, device fabrication and high power circuits.
Oxford Instruments-TDI, a world leader in the development of Hydride Vapour Phase Epitaxy (HVPE) processes and techniques for the production of novel compound semiconductors such as GaN, AlN, AlGaN, InN, InGaN, has just entered into a licensing agreement with The Fox Group.
The Japanese innovator in thin film solar technology based on the Copper, Indium, Selenium, Gallium, and Sulfur (“CIS”), together with IBM will create a cost competitive solar technology that is inexpensive and uses earth-abundant materials.
The Swiss Firms’ patented mask based UV lithography enables the formation of periodic nanostructures over large areas for applications such as LEDs and solar cells. It avoids contact between the mask and the wafer and does not require consumable soft-stamps.
The Electronics, Sensors and Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network (ESP KTN) says that the UK has the potential to install 4GW of peak generating capacity a year by 2016. This would give excellent export opportunities in a market that is growing at 40% per year.