PV manufacturing industry pools interests in organization
News & Analysis 5/27/2008 Post a comment
Companies focusing on production technology for solar silicon ingots, wafers, solar cells and PV modules have joined their forces in launching the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA). The group intends to intensify cooperations and unlock synergies.
Vishay rolls out two high-brightness SMD LED series
Product News 5/18/2008 Post a comment
Vishay has released two series of high-brightness yellow and red SMD LEDs that are housed in reverse gullwing packaging with 1.9-mm profile and employ AllnGaP technology to provide luminous intensity range from 71mcd to 285mcd with 75-mW power dissipation.
CoreOptics raises a further $25 million
News & Analysis 5/14/2008 Post a comment
Optical transponders specialist CoreOptics Inc. (Nuremberg, Germany and Manchester, NH) has closed a $25 million round of financing from existing investors, bringing the company's total funding to date to more than $90 million.
Ultra-fast laser goes searching for planets
News & Analysis 5/8/2008 Post a comment
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the University of Konstanz, claims to boost planet-searching capabilities by 100 times with a new ultra-fast, ultra-short-pulse laser with a "gap-toothed" frequency comb.
Qimonda to enter photovoltaics business
News & Analysis 5/5/2008 Post a comment
Ailing DRAM manufacturer Qimonda AG (Munich, Germany) is entering the solar cell business. In a joint venture with solar system integrator Centrosolar group (Munich, Germany), the company plans to build a new fab in Portugal.
High-power infrared emitter offers wide viewing angle
Product News 5/2/2008 Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has expanded its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of its first wide-viewing-angle infrared emitter in a leaded package. The device claims the industry's lowest forward voltage of 1.45 V at 100 mA and 2.15 V at 1 A.