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tion of products, at the Photon Photovoltaic Techno- logy Show in Stuttgart, Germany, end of April 2010.
EG Power Solutions (Amsterdam: GAL1S) launched the Thyrobox™ M, its newest genera-
Additional Thyrobox™ M features include: • Warning system and troubleshooting minimize the risk of process interruptions in case of silicon rod cracks or melts;
• Integrated medium-voltage ignition enhances process stability;
• Ongoing data collection and analysis through monitoring of energy consumption and silicon rods weight increase energy efficiency.
With advanced process monitoring capabilities, a 0.95 power factor and more than 99% energy effi- ciency, the Thyrobox™ M delivers unprecedented performance, reliability and stability to polysilicon manufacturers worldwide. The undisputed pioneer in polysilicon process power supplies, AEG Power Solutions commissioned the first Thyrobox™, the power supply family specially developed for the polycrystalline silicon deposition process, more than 25 years ago. Engineered with a modular design, the Thyrobox™ M is the world’s most compact polysili- con power supply. Depending on the type of reactor, its footprint is about 25% smaller than older Thyro- box solutions and up to 70% smaller than competing products. The compact design reduces installation, commissioning and maintenance costs for the entire energy supply as well as building costs.
have established a new chip-scale micro- and
nanophotonic-systems testing facility on the UCSD campus. The new facility is part of the National Sci- ence Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumenta- tion (MRI) project and is being set up in conjunction with the multi-university Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN), led by The University of Arizona.
The new Chip-Scale Photonic Testing Facility is housed in the California Institute for Telecommuni- cations and Information Technology (Calit2) which is located on the UCSD campus. The facility will support testing and characterization of micro- and nano-scale ultra-high-speed optical components and subsystems for numerous applications, including technology for future data centers and cloud compu- ting.
“Accurate, high-speed measurements are essential to the investigation of novel designs and fabrica- tion techniques for nanophotonic devices,” said CIAN Deputy Director Yeshaiahu Fainman, a Cymer Professor of Advanced Optical Technologies in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of
gilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and the
University of California, San Diego (UCSD),