The SFH 7773, which incorporates an 850 nm infrared gallium arsenide LED, is designed so that inside the device, emitter and detector chip are located sufficiently far apart from each other, significantly reducing crosstalk.
IMS Research says the closure is partly due to the PV module industry having recently suffered from a huge oversupply. This has led to fierce pricing competition with average prices dropping by around 20% in a single quarter.
The focus of the Manz display taking place at the EU PVSEC 2011 Industry Trade Show in Hamburg from September 5th to 8th, 2011 (Hall A1, Booth B1), is on the latest developments in CIGS thin-film technology.
The 850nm gallium arsenide based LED is suited for use in compact illumination units for CMOS and CCD cameras. Possible applications range from spotlights for IR cameras and CCTV systems via machine vision solutions to number plate recognition.
The number of base station sector shipments, which use gallium arsenide based technology, will increase to slightly more than 9.2 million in 2015 where more than half of these sectors will be for lower power, smaller cells.