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TowerJazz Expected to Nearly Double Production Capacity with Proposed Acquisition of Micron Technology Wafer Manufacturing Plant in Japan

TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced today it has signed a non-binding term sheet contemplating its purchase of Micron Technology's fabrication facility in Nishiwaki City, Hyogo, Japan. The proposed purchase would nearly double TowerJazz's current internal manufacturing capacity, cost-effectively increasing production by 60,000 wafers per month.

Posted: Apr 4th, 2011

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Solar Frontier Sets New Efficiency Record in Thin-Film CIS Technology

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.

Posted: Apr 4th, 2011

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SEMI PV Group Announces Formation of the European Crystalline Cell Technology and Manufacturing Group

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.

Posted: Apr 4th, 2011

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Nanoco Achieves US$2m Milestone for Red Quantum Dots

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.

Posted: Apr 1st, 2011

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EDAX Introduces TEAM EDS 2.0 Analysis System

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.

Posted: Mar 31st, 2011

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Sidense 1T-OTP Memory Available in ON Semiconductor 180 nm Process Technology

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.

Posted: Mar 31st, 2011

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