12-01 :: January 2012
era-Barrier Films Pte. Ltd. (Tera-Barrier Films) announced that its key customers have tested
Tera-Barrier‘s Solar Barrier Films under accelerated lifetime testing and have determined that Tera- Barrier‘s films doubles their device lifetimes.
Testing conducted by Tera-Barrier‘s customers has shown a consistent linear performance, allowing the device to maintain a steady performance over time. This is a unique characteristic of Tera-Barrier‘s bar- rier product, which has been independently tested and reported on three different flexible photovoltaic technologies such as CIGS (Cadmium Indium Galli- um Selenide), OPV (Organic Photovoltaic) and DSSC (Dye Sensitized Solar Cells).
According to +Plastic Electronics magazine, Tera- Barrier plans to start production of its encapsulation film with a manufacturing partner and ship commer- cial orders in 2012-13.
exas Instruments Incorporated (TI, NASDAQ: TXN) expands its high-voltage point-of-load
product line by introducing the industry’s first 100-V synchronous buck regulator with integrated MOS- FETs. The 600-mA LM5017 is the first in a new fami- ly of step-down switching regulators that reduce PCB area and system cost while improving high-voltage reliability in telecommunication, industrial, smart grid and automotive systems. Used in conjunction with the award-winning WEBENCH®
online design tool,
the LM5017 simplifies high-voltage DC/DC conversi- on and speeds the design process.
ltratech, Inc. (NASDAQ: UTEK), announced unaudited results for the three-month and
one-year periods ended December 31, 2011. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, Ultratech reported net sales of $56.1 million as compared to $43.6 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010. Ultratech’s net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $11.2 million, or $0.42 per share (diluted), as compared to net income of $6.3 million, or $0.25 per share (dilut- ed) for the same quarter last year.
Texas Instruments also introduced 10 signal conditio- ners designed to drive high-speed interface standards such as 10G/40G/100G Ethernet, 10G-KR (802.3ap), InfiniBand, Fibre Channel and CPRI, and introduced a low-side gate driver for use with MOSFETs and Gallium-Nitride (GaN) power field-effect transistors (FETs) in high-density power converters.