Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Services

Sunpreme wins $5 Million Award to Develop Advanced Copper Plating Manufacturing Technology for their Heterojunction Solar Cells from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative

September 19, 2016

Sunpreme to develop the next-generation of high-performance, low-cost photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing technology LAS VEGAS - Sunpreme, a world-leader in high-efficiency PV cell and module manufacturing, announced today that they have received a $5M award from the U.S. Department of Energy, to develop an advanced manufacturing toolset and process technology for low-cost copper metallization of... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

LG Solar Showcases Award-Winning Cell Technology, New Modules At Solar Power International

September 15, 2016

LG Demonstrates Industry Leadership with Award-Winning Bi-Facial Cell Technology, Commercial Grade Modules LAS VEGAS - LG Electronics USA's innovative collection of solar modules and technologies on display at Solar Power International (SPI) this week is headlined by the brand new LG NeON™ R module with "Back Contact" cell technology. LG Solar is also unveiling the award-winning NeON™... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Monocrystalline Solar Modules come in 62- and 70-cell variants.

September 13, 2016

Leveraging PERC-based Q.ANTUM technology, Q.PEAK monocrystalline solar modules include 60- and 72-cell form factors with respective capacities reaching up to 305 Wp and 370 Wp. Model Q.PEAK BLK-G4.1 consists of 60-cell, all-black module that reaches up to 300 Wp output; white back sheet option reaching up to 305 Wp will also be available. Featuring 72 cells, Q.PEAK L-G4.2 features white back sheet, silver frame, and reaches up to 370 Wp output. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics

Amtech Announces Next Generation Solar PECVD Order in July

August 9, 2016

PECVD Backlog Now Totals 1.4GW and Includes PECVD/ALD Package Solution for PERC Cells TEMPE, Ariz. - Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production equipment and related supplies for the solar, semiconductor, and LED markets, today announced its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, Inc., has received an order in July of approximately 400MW for its next generation solar... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Services

ASM Alternative Energy Contributes to Significant Fine Line, High Aspect Ratio Conductor Printing Result on PERC Solar Cells

August 8, 2016

Working alongside long-time partner, Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), ASM Alternative Energy (AE) has recently contributed to some of the industry’s most impressive solar cell printing results. Utilizing an ASM AE Eclipse metallization platform, VectorGuard™ Fine-Line Stencils, and precision metal squeegees in combination with ISFH’s proven PERC solar cell production... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Linear 2.2 Micron Wavelength Photodiodes are rated up to 5 GHz.

August 3, 2016

Targeting applications at 1.2–2.2 micron wavelengths, 50 mA and higher current handling, extended InGaAs photodiodes can help realize full potential of high-power fiber laser and frequency comb technology at 1,550 as well as 2,050 nm. Available formats include K or SMA coax fiber optic module, SMT fiber optic module, and benchtop O/E instrument Lab Buddy, and multimode fiber options are available up to core size of 100 micron. Applications include coherent and direct detection. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Boviet Solar USA Displays Newest Commercial-Grade Solar Modules at Intersolar North America

July 12, 2016

U.S. Division of Vietnam's Largest Solar Module Manufacturer Seeking U.S. Distributors for Solar Modules and Cells SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2016 - Boviet Solar USA, the newest leader in commercial and utility-grade solar technology in North America, will be displaying its line of solar panels and solar cells at Intersolar North America, to be held at the Moscone Convention Center July... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

WDR SWIR Camera Systems serve fast triggered imaging applications.

June 16, 2016

Without any processing or tone mapping, New Imaging Technologies (NIT) wide-dynamic-range (WDR), indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) SWIR sensors and camera systems deliver dynamic range >140 dB in one snapshot. InGaAs photodiode array features ROIC and comes in 640 x 512 (15 micron pitch) or 320 x 256 (25 micron pitch) pixel resolution; both operate in from 900–1,700 nm. Under all lighting conditions, internal Fixed Pattern Noise correction offers images with optimized uniformity. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Automotive Grade PIN Photodiodes suit small signal detection.

March 2, 2016

Supplied in 3 low-profile, SMT package variants, AEC-Q101-qualified VEMDxx60X01 series features sensitive areas of 0.23 mm², 0.85 mm², and 7.5 mm². Linearity deviation of reverse light current is <1%, and reverse light current is available to 38 µA. For the detection of visible and NIR radiation, VEMD1060X01/5060X01/6060X01 are clear devices with a sensitivity range of 380–1,070 nm. For 700–1,070 nm IR applications, VEMD1160X01/5160X01/6160X01 are black devices with daylight blocking filter. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photodetectors offer custom chip packaging.

February 4, 2016

Featuring spectral sensitivity of 400–1,100 nm, Silicon Detectors are suited for applications requiring high speed, consistency, and reliability, such as optical communications, medical diagnostics, barcode readers, and missile guidance. Die can be placed in variety of packages, from metal can TO-5, TO-8, and TO-18, to surface mount COB, flex circuits, and standard 3 mm and 5 mm plastic packages. In addition, assemblies can be customized with pre-amps, optical filters, and band pass filters. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Near-Infrared Detectors support back-facet laser-monitoring.

January 19, 2016

Featuring active area of 0.36 mm² and 0.70 mm², respectively, NXIR-RF36 and NXIR-RF70 Detectors are suited for integration with semiconductor lasers, including Fabry-Perot, distributed feedback, and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. Devices have responsivity of 0.65 A/W at 850 nm, capacitance of 5 pF at 0 V, and shunt resistance greater than 200 MΩ. Suitable for use with YAG lasers, NXIR-5W has responsivity of 0.45 A/W at 1064 nm, low dark current of 1 nA, and 10 pF capacitance. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Avalanche Photo Detectors are available in SMD packages.

November 24, 2015

Available in optimized wavelengths of 800 and 905 nm, Avalanche Photo Detectors (APDs) suit applications requiring high speed and low noise in visible-near IR applications, such as time of flight measurements (Lidar). Products range also offers choice of circular 0.04 or 0.2 mm² active area and LCC3 or LCC6 SMD package. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Green & Clean

Canadian Solar to Showcase New Products at 2015 Solar Power International

September 21, 2015

GUELPH, Ontario,  - Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that the company will participate in the 2015 Solar Power International (SPI) exhibition to be held September 14-17, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. During this annual exhibition, Canadian Solar will... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Green & Clean

Hanwha Q CELLS Reveals Next Generation of Q.ANTUM Technology at Solar Power International 2015

September 15, 2015

- At booth 2505 in Hall B, Hanwha Q CELLS showcases the Q CELLS brand's range of products and solutions, from cells to modules to systems - Current Q.ANTUM technology and next generation prototypes take module efficiencies to up to 18.9% and power classes to up to 345 Wp - The latest Q.ANTUM module Q.PLUS-G4 has just won the "Solar Industry Award 2015" in the category "Module... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Silicon Photodiodes minimize dead areas on edges of devices.

September 1, 2015

Featuring single-channel, back-illuminated design, BI-SMT Photodetector Series is suited for X-ray inspection, computed tomography, and general industrial tasks. Model 33BI-SMT features active area of 5.76 mm²  and dimensions of 2.4 x 2.4 mm, while Model 55BI-SMT has 19.36 mm² active area and 4.4 x 4.4 mm dimensions. With 9.4 x 9.4 mm dimensions, Model 1010BI-SMT features larger 88.36 mm² active area. Devices operate from -20 to +60°C and offer easy coupling to scintillators. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Photodiode features 4.1 mm diameter active area.

August 24, 2015

With responsivity under test conditions at 254 nm, Model UVG12 features minimum A/W of 0.105, typical response of 0.115, and max response of 0.125. Photodiode is designed for detection from 193–400 nm and operates at 100% internal quantum efficiency in UV and visible regions. Extremely stable, 13 mm² device exhibits less than 2% drop in responsivity after exposure to megajoules/cm² of 254 nm light. Typical applications include laser power monitoring and photolithography. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes suit extreme low light conditions.

June 8, 2015

Suited for applications with 400–1,100 nm wavelength, Silicon Avalanche photodiodes (Si APDs) are optical detectors that come in hermetic TO Cans and feature internal gain mechanism, rise times as low as 300 psec, and high sensitivity in NIR region. Optical sensitivity peak is optimized for 800 or 905 nm, and standard versions are available with 200, 500, and 800 µm active diameter. Additional characteristics include 80–200 V breakdown voltage and frequency response up to 1 GHz. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

IR Emitter/PIN Photodiode suit oximeter detector applications.

June 2, 2015

Measuring 6 x 4.8 x 1.1 mm each, IRR60-48C/TR8 SMT Infrared Emitting Diode, together with PD60-48C/TR8 PIN Photodiode feature optimized wavelengths of red 660 nm and infrared 905 nm, enabling accurate oximeter diagnosis. Infrared 905 nm can also be customized upon request to 940 nm or 910 nm. Both IRR60-48C/TR8 and PD60-48C/TR8 are discrete designs which allow feasibility on use, no matter if oximeter requires transmission or reflective design. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

High-Speed Photoreceiver features variable gain.

May 14, 2015

Using InGaAs or Si photodiodes followed by variable gain transimpedance amplifier, Model OE-300 covers 320–1,700 nm wavelength range. Unit has switchable gain from 102 to 108 V/A giving precise measurements within wide dynamic range from nanowatts up to 10 mW optical power. Using free space input option, OE-300 works with standard optical accessories like tubes and lenses. FC and SMA optical fiber inputs are also available. Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Excelitas Technologies® Exhibits Expanded Portfolio of Innovative Technology Solutions at Photonics West 2015

February 16, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Excelitas Technologies Corp., a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized photonics solutions today announced today it is exhibiting a broad array of its products at the SPIE Photonics West 2015 conference, which takes  place February 10-12 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.  The event marks the first time both Excelitas and... Read More