Boeing has announced that it has received a contract for approximately $1 billion from the government of Mexico to deliver an end-to-end satellite communications system. The system, known as MEXSAT, will consist of three satellites, two ground sites, associated network operations systems and reference user terminals. MEXSAT will provide secure communications for Mexico's national security needs, as well as enhanced coverage for the country's civil telecommunications.
IMS Research’s latest quarterly GaN LED report says that oversupply is accelerating due to a significant reduction in the number of LEDs required per panel. The report also says that Samsung and LG are battling over LED consumption leadership for LCD displays.
Each 150 mm wafer produces four times the number of LEDs as the current 3-inch wafers. The transition to a larger wafer size is critical to provide the increasing volume of LEDs required by the lighting industry and ensuring a supportable and secure supply chain.
The company has broadened its product line with the flexible SFX3 CIGS module up to 260W, which has recently achieved IEC 61646 and IEC 61730 certifications through TUV SUD America and the ETL Mark certification to the UL 1703 standard through Intertek.
The firm has won a Phase I SBIR award entitled “Integrated SiC Super Junction Transistor-Diode Devices for high-power motor control modules operating at 500 oC” in support of future Venus exploration missions.
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