The new gallium nitride substrates come in form factors of 10 mm x 10mm squares and 18 mm x 18 mm squares. The firm is also developing 2” diameter and larger n+ bulk GaN substrates for volume production.
The firm has optimised the XLamp LED system design to lower system costs. Cree is also offering lighting-fixture companies access to its remote-phosphor patents to drive the LED lighting revolution forward.
The firm, which is also tripling its manufacturing capacity, says the two new contracts for LED sapphire manufacturing equipment and technology highlight the advantages of its unique c-axis sapphire platform.
The firm has joined a government-sponsored project as part of the Photovoltaics Innovation Alliance. Würth Solar and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Stuttgart are part of the team.
The Asia Pacific subsidiary of Germany-based Phoenix Solar AG will install two 1 MWp facilities in the states of Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. The systems will use MiaSolé CIGS modules and First Solar cadmium telluride modules.
SemiSouth says its latest silicon carbide devices are 15% cheaper than conventional SiC JFETs and are particularly suited for high end audio amplifier designs demanding the best linearity performance and lowest distortion.
The company, which manufactures gallium arsenide based devices using its patented POET technology, which is focused on increasing the speed and decreasing the energy usage in computers, has announced a change to its Board of Directors.