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Project seeks structures to improve solar cell efficiency
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3/30/2010   Post a comment
Research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) has started work on a collaborative research project to improve the efficiency and cost of solar cells though the use of metallic nanostructures.
Intel solar spin-off raises $41.4 million
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3/26/2010   Post a comment
SpectraWatt Inc. (Hopewell Junction, NY), a manufacturer of photovoltaic cells for the solar industry, has received $41.4 million in investor funding in the form of convertible debt.
Report: India plans wafer fab for LED lighting
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3/25/2010   Post a comment
De Core Nanosemiconductors Ltd. is planning to spend about 900 crore rupees (about $200 million) building a wafer fab for LEDs in Gandhinagar, Gujurat in the west of India, according to a Business Standard report.
TSMC breaks ground on LED lighting wafer fab
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3/25/2010   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has held a groundbreaking ceremony for an R&D center and wafer fab to develop and make light emitting diodes for lighting applications.
Opnext, Mobius develop CMOS ADC for optical comms
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3/19/2010   Post a comment
Opnext Inc. (Fremont, Calif.), a developer of optical communications, has announced that it has developed a low-power quad CMOS analog-to-digital converter (ADC), designed for use in a 127-Gbps Polarization Multiplexed Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (PM-QPSK) modulation scheme.
Philips, researchers light up clothes with LEDs
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3/15/2010   6 comments
Philips and several European research institutes have formed an initiative to design LED lighting into a wide variety of consumer products under the so-called PLACE-it program that has won nearly $15 million in funding from the European Commission under its Seventh Framework Program.
Chip firm makes solar cells on RF production kit
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3/15/2010   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices Inc., a provider of radio frequency integrated circuits for wireless communications applications, has claimed that it has manufactured the industry's first photovoltaic cell using high-volume six-inch gallium arsenide (GaAs) semiconductor production machinery.
Dynamic Power Dissipation Considerations for Solid State Relays
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3/15/2010   Post a comment
Understand the key attributes of this all-electronic switching component and how to take advantage of them
PowerChip plans to make LEDs in China, says report
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3/5/2010   Post a comment
DRAM maker PowerChip Semiconductor Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has announced it will open a LED factory in Xuzhou in Jiangsu Province, China, according to a Taiwan Economic News report.


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