Solar Frontier announced that it has achieved 17.2% aperture area efficiency on a 30x30cm CIS-based photovoltaic submodule, according to in-house measurements. This new world record for thin-film CIS technology was accomplished at Solar Frontier's dedicated research laboratory in Atsugi, Japan.
SEMI PV Group Europe announced the formation of a new European group for crystalline solar cells. This founding group of eight crystalline solar cell manufacturers (Q-Cells, Deutsche Cell, Bosch Solar Energy, Schott Solar, Sovello, Sunways, SolarWatt/Systaic Cells and Solland) is working together in a pre-competitive environment to address the technology challenges facing the photovoltaic industry.
The 308 FPD spectrophotometer is used to measure color and relative intensity on the micron scale allowing for high-spatial resolution mapping of color and intensity of even the smallest micro-displays. It is easily attached to inspection microscopes and probe stations.
Nanoco Group plc, a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots, announces that it has successfully produced the 1kg batch of red cadmium-free quantum dots specified by a major Japanese corporation, which triggers a US$2 million payment to Nanoco by the corporation.
EDAX Inc., a leader in X-ray microanalysis and electron diffraction instrumentation, introduces the TEAM Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) 2.0 Analysis Syste - the next generation of its industry-leading analysis systems for electron microscopes.
Digital Surf announced the release of MountainsMap 6.1, the latest version of its MountainsMap surface imaging and analysis software for all types of surface metrology instrument including confocal microscopes, white light interferometers, scanning probe microscopes, and contact and non-contact profilometers.
Magma Design Automation Inc., a provider of chip design software, today announced Excalibur-Litho, a complete fab analysis framework that supports the development and monitoring of advanced lithography solutions.
Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory one-time programmable memory IP cores, and ON Semiconductor, a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, have announced that Sidense has ported its 180 nanometer OTP memory SLP product line to ONC18, ON Semiconductor's 180 nm digital and mixed-signal technology platform.
In a move that underscores growing demand for its wet deposition process in Asia, Alchimer S.A. has signed an agreement with Kromax International Corp., a Taiwanese company that represents leading semiconductor and flat-panel equipment manufacturers and material suppliers in the Asian market.
The former NanoBusiness Alliance today announced that it has changed its name to the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, to reflect its ongoing commitment to the business of nanotechnology and commercialization of nanotechnology products.
Akustica, Inc., inventors of the first single-chip digital micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) microphone - today announced a new single-chip digital MEMS microphone for high-quality voice applications in laptops, tablets and netbook PCs.