Cascade Microtech, an expert at enabling precision measurements of integrated circuits at the wafer level, has announced that its BlueRay DS Probe system won Compound Semiconductor magazine's Metrology, Test and Measurement Award during a presentation at the Compound Semiconductor Europe Conference held in Frankfurt, Germany on March 22, 2011.
NREL and ISE have independently certified the new panel and cell efficiencies. In addition, Munich Re is providing warranty insurance and Nansolar is now a member of the European panel recycling organisation PV Cycle.
The three manufacturers whose cells will be compared are Spectrolab of the United States, Sharp of Japan, and Azur Space of Germany. The CPV cell efficiencies will be tested in sites in Colorado, USA and Yokohama, Japan.
The company has increased production capacity by approximately 50%, resulting in more efficient manufacturing processes for repeat products and in supplying equipment to the fast growing HBLED production market.
The assets of the triple-junction solar cell provider Soliant Energy acquired include equipment, inventory, software, licenses, intellectual property, and tooling for the rooftop solar energy product line.