equipment gauge at the new UL facility in Bangalore, India.
“We have set the bar very high with our SPI-Sun Simulators,” said Roger G. Little. “I am pleased to know that test agencies such as UL, NREL, TÜV, FSEC, CSA, KIER, Intervac, and Bodycote all use our simulators as their standard.”
Spire Semiconductor, LLC has been further awarded a contract from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to develop high efficiency, multi-junction solar cells for space applications. http://www.SpireCorp.com
TMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) has unveiled the industry’s first IC to combine important power-
optimization and power-conversion functions for solar generators. ST‘s new SPV1020 chip will allow multi-panel arrays, ranging from domestic rooftop- type equipment to larger installations, to deliver more energy at a lower cost per Watt.
ST’s innovation allows Maximum Power-Point Tra- cking (MPPT) to be applied individually for each panel. MPPT automatically adjusts a solar generator’s output circuitry to compensate for power fluctuations resulting from varying solar intensity, shadowing, temperature change, panel mismatch, or ageing. Without MPPT, the power from a solar panel can fall by 10 to 20% if even a small percentage of its surface is in shadow. This disproportionate decrease may restrict the choice of site or force the use of a smaller array to avoid shadows. In some cases, it can challen- ge the viability of the project. http://www.st.com
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egal Corporation, (NASDAQ: TGAL) an innovator of specialized production solutions for the fa-
brication of advanced MEMS, power ICs and op- toelectronic devices, has received an order for an additional Tegal 4200 SE™ DRIE cluster tool process module from a leading EU-based supplier of MEMS and Power IC devices. The Tegal 4200 SE DRIE process module will be shipped and installed at the customer’s site in the next fiscal quarter, and will add to the customer’s overall production capacity for high volume manufacturing of MEMS and Power IC devices.
nidym, a majority owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research (NASDAQ: ARWR) has
finalized an agreement with Tokyo Electron (TEL) to develop manufacturing equipment for carbon nano- tube based displays and solar cells. TEL is the second largest semiconductor production equipment manuf- acturer in the world.
“The partnership with TEL is critical in providing a complete manufacturing solution to our customers in the LCD and solar industries,” said Mark Tilley, President and CEO of Unidym. “TEL is one of the world leaders in wet coating technology, and they have direct channels to market in the display and solar industries.” http://www.unidym.com
niversal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL) and Moser Baer Technologies have been
awarded $4,000,000 for a two-year program from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for a program titled “Creation of a U.S. Phosphore-