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Wednesday 2nd November 2011
First Solar says the first AZ Sun facility generates power for 4,200 APS customers.
Tuesday 1st November 2011
Strategy Analytics’ latest report says that 6-inch GaAs epitaxial substrates will be the most prevalent, accounting for slightly more than 80 percent of total device demand over the 2010 to 2015 period.
Tuesday 1st November 2011
The firm is now ramping up to volume production and when the plant is fully operational, it will be capable of producing 30,000,000 TIE of sapphire material annually.
Tuesday 1st November 2011
These low cost highly efficient LEDs are designed for compact lighting applications such as candelabras and retrofit lamps.
Tuesday 1st November 2011
The Oslon SSL LEDs in red, orange and yellow employ a new indium gallium aluminium phosphide chip technology.
Monday 31st October 2011
The project, which supports the Korean government’s LED lighting penetration goals, will support the illumination of the Sheraton hotel in Seoul’s D-Cube city.
Friday 28th October 2011
The worldwide mobile phone market grew 12.8% year over year in the third quarter of 2011 (3Q11), as smartphone growth declined in key mature markets. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 393.7 million units in 3Q11 compared to 348.9 million units in the third quarter of 2010. However, the 12.8% growth was higher than IDC's forecast of 9.3% for the quarter and stronger than the 9.8% growth in 2Q11.
Friday 28th October 2011
The plant will cover the electricity needs of more than 6000 households and save about 11,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
Friday 28th October 2011
Factors affecting the size of the loss include the firm’s ability to move production to other locations, incrementally increase production at other facilities, and utilise existing inventory to meet customers' needs.
Friday 28th October 2011
The firm's indium phosphide optical networks will be deployed statewide and should increase competitiveness for businesses in Maryland.
Wednesday 26th October 2011
Oclaro, a tier-one provider of innovative optical communications and laser solutions, today issued a statement regarding the impact on its operations of the Thailand flooding and also provided an update to its expectations for first quarter, fiscal year 2012 financial results which are consistent with guidance provided on July 28, 2011.
Tuesday 25th October 2011
Aixtron today announced that its customer Infineon Technologies has reached the first stage in its plans to evaluate GaN-on-Si power HEMTs with the final acceptance of its new AIXTRON AIX G5 HT MOCVD reactor.
Tuesday 25th October 2011
MiaSole, a manufacturer of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic solar panels, today announced its latest efficiency breakthrough at 13% is now in volume production at its facility in the Silicon Valley, California.
Monday 24th October 2011
Bridgelux Inc., a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, today announced that it has closed an additional $15 million in financing raised specifically to further accelerate research, development, and scaling of the company's leading position in GaN-on-Silicon LED chip technologies, targeted for commercialization in 2013.
Thursday 20th October 2011
The manufacturer of equipment used in the development, design and manufacture of advanced electronic components, materials and coatings for research and industrial applications will concentrate on a number of applications including nanowires.
Thursday 20th October 2011
The RF3928 is a 50V 280W high power discrete gallium nitride amplifier designed for S-Band pulsed radar, Air Traffic Control and Surveillance (ATCS), and general purpose broadband amplifier applications.
Thursday 20th October 2011
The firm will also be investing in a capital increase of €10 million to finance 3S Photonics’ growth, for a total equity investment of €37 million by Eurazeo. Following the equity increase, Eurazeo will hold close to 83% of 3S Photonics’ capital.
Thursday 20th October 2011
The Hatch Solar Energy Centre’s Amonix CPV systems incorporate the world’s most efficient compound semiconductor multijunction solar cells and advanced optics to convert more sunlight into electricity than conventional solar photovoltaic panels
Thursday 20th October 2011
IMS Research found a significant variation in the price of these lamps by region. Germany has the most expensive lamps, priced at $70, while in Taiwan; equivalent lamps are priced at $19.
Thursday 20th October 2011
The EPC9101 demonstrates size reduction and efficiency enhancement for buck power conversion achieved using high frequency switching enhancement mode gallium nitride power transistors.
Wednesday 19th October 2011
It is the second year in a row that JDSU has been honoured with the award.
Wednesday 19th October 2011
The general lighting market for LEDs will be the fastest-growing market, up 29 percent.
Tuesday 18th October 2011
Mobile trends have increased gallium arsenide revenues by 34 percent in 2010 to $5 billion and this surge is set to continue.
Tuesday 18th October 2011
In light of anticipated strong growth in the demand for gallium, the new source will enable the companies to strengthen their supply chains.