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.
QuantaSol has exclusively licensed advanced materials growth technology from the University of Houston to make its manufacturing process simpler and cheaper, while further improving solar cell efficiency.
Sunovia Energy and partner EPIR Technologies have announced that they have fabricated single-junction and twojunction cadmium telluride (CdTe) based solar cells that have far surpassed the longstanding world record open circuit voltage (Voc) for thin film CdTe solar cells.
3S PHOTONICS, the French manufacturer of optical and optoelectronic components for telecommunication networks, and leading supplier of ultra-high reliability components for undersea optical networks today announced that it will unveil its Next- Generation 1996 SGP Series 980nm submarine-grade pump modules.