The “Bedford Report” which releases regular market updates on the Solar industry says that Germany consumes more than half the world's supply of the modules that turn sunlight into electricity. Growth is expected to cool in the years ahead to between 3 and 5 GW per year.
The Photonics division of ITW will manufacture and device test the products in-house. The firm can customize the output, emission angle, wavelength (from 365 nm to 940 nm) packaging, and the way the LEDs are tested.
The joint venture will engage in the research, manufacture and sale of light emitting diode (LED) wafers, chips, source modules, light sources and lighting with a total investment amount of $160 million.
Emcore Corporation, a provider of compound semiconductor-based components, subsystems, and systems for the fiber optics and solar power markets, has announced its financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2010.
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.