Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of HCT Shaping Systems SA (HCT), the world’s leading supplier of precision wafering systems for manufacturing crystalline silicon (c-Si) substrates for the solar industry. The acquisition expands Applied’s portfolio of solutions for helping solar customers reduce the costs of manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) cells to make solar energy more competitive with grid electricity.
Veeco Instruments Inc. has introduced a line of new production-scale PV-Series(TM) Thermal Deposition Sources, enabling copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin film solar manufacturers to more quickly transition from pilot to full scale solar cell production. Veeco's new line of thermal deposition sources for CIGS includes PV-Series SUMO(R) (for copper, indium and gallium) and PV-Series Valved (for selenium and sulfur) for R & D and production environments.
Ionatron, Inc., the Laser Guided Energy (LGE) Company, today announced that they have received a $1,027,000 contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, IN for development activities relating to Counter-IED technology.
An innovative use of technology that shows promise in advancing knowledge of the causes of congenital degenerative diseases of the eye, such as retinitis pigmentosa, has been developed by SUNY Upstate Medical University researcher Peter D. Calvert, Ph.D.
Using optical measurements, transmission electron microscopy, and x-ray scattering at Brookhaven's National Synchrotron Light Source, Maye and his colleagues have shown how to control the self assembly of gold nanoparticles with the assistance of various types of DNA.
With its Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS), effectively a solar speed camera, it is now possible to pinpoint the source of eruptions during solar flares and to find new clues about the heating processes of the corona.
AMS Technologies announces the release of VueMetrix Inc.’s new Vue-MV-21 laser diode controller. Based on the VueMetrix proven and fully integrated laser diode control platform, this new high-power, low-noise controller ...
AMS Technologies announces DiodeGuardTM from VueMetrix Inc., a new approach to in-series diode laser protection. For the first time, diode lasers operated in series are protected against cascade failure with DiodeGuard's innovative circuitry design, in the event that one or more diodes fail.
Opsens Inc. has announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office
(USPTO) has granted Opsens, patent no. 7,259,862 entitled Low-coherence
interferometry optical sensor using a single wedge polarization readout
An international team of researchers has detected low-energy solar neutrinos--subatomic particles produced in the core of the sun--and measured in real-time the rate the particles hit our planet.
The research provides a way to integrate optical and electronic functions on a single chip and enables new types of integrated circuits. It introduces a more practical technology with lower cost, lower power consumption and more compact devices.
AIXTRON AG today announced it had received a further repeat order from EpiValley Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kwangju City, South Korea in the second quarter of 2007. Epivalley, a long-term AIXTRON customer purchased thre...
Research into conditions like strokes, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and cancer will be significantly advanced by a unique collaboration between six Scottish universities, launched today.
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Veeco Instruments Inc., today announced the release of its latest generation of industry-leading SP products for backend semiconductor metrology. The Wyko(R) SP9900(TM) Surface Profiling System performs critical measurements that support high yield and device reliability for advanced high-density interconnect (HDI) packages.
Placing a film of silicon nanoparticles onto a silicon solar cell can boost power, reduce heat and prolong the cell's life, researchers now report.