Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT), a leading manufacturer of systems for etch, deposition and thin film growth, is pleased to announce an order from University of California Santa Barbara, (UCSB) CA, USA for its FlexAL Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) tool.
IMEC announced a mechanically stacked GaAs/Ge multijunction solar cell. This is the first demonstrator of IMEC’s technology to produce mechanically stacked multijunction solar cells, aiming at efficiencies above 40%.
Elevated competition can even be seen in Spectrolab’s August 26 announcement that it has regained the record for the highest-efficiency triple junction cell. Beyond the irony that this coincided with Solar Systems’ problems coming to light, it demonstrates a strong emerging transatlantic rivalry.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation has announced it has recently shipped its halfbillionth UltraCMOS RFIC, a milestone which highlights the successful adoption and proliferation of the Company’s disruptive UltraCMOS silicon-on-sapphire technology.