Soitec POI substrates agreement for 5G RF filters
Soitec has announced a business agreement with Qualcomm Technologies, on the supply of piezoelectric-on-insulator (POI) engineered substrates for 4G and 5G RF filters. Soitec’s piezoelectric-on-insulator substrate brings strong value proposition to smartphones’ 5G filters for mass markets.
Mainstream in mass prodcuing smartphones' switches from Soitec's RF SOI
Soitec reveals at the Semicon West trade show that its silicon-on-insulator technologies are now mainstream for manufacturing switches and antenna-tuners, key RF components used in all cell phones and tablet computers. According to the industry research firm Yole Développement, more than 65 percent of substrates used in fabricating switches for handsets are SOI based, showing the massive adoption of RF SOI for this booming electronic market expe...
Soitec's first solar power plant in California has been completed
Soitec unveil the Intersolar North America Conference that Soitec Solar Development has completed construction of the 1.5 MWAC Newberry Solar 1 project in San Bernardino County, California. Renewable power generated by Newberry Solar 1 will be sold to Southern California Edison under a 20-year power purchase agreement. It is the largest concentrator photovoltaic power plant in California, featuring Soitec’s latest and most efficient technology ...
Soitec Sign Saudi Arabian Concentrating Photovoltaic Agreement With MCT
Soitec has signed a cooperative agreement with Medina College of Technology in the presence of HE Vice Governor of TVTC, Dr. Hamad bin Ogla Alogla. This three-year agreement will foster applied research in the area of concentrating photovoltaic technology in Saudi Arabia while allowing implementation of a joint training program on CPV within the TVTC and MCT curricula.
Soitec’s Engineered Substrates Used In Half Of Smartphones And Tablets
Soitec has estimated that its engineered substrates used in manufacturing semiconductors for mobile communications are incorporated in at least 50 percent of smart phones and internet-connected tablet computers being produced today. The widespread use of Soitec’s materials technology in portable communications demonstrates its important role in high-volume, cost-sensitive applications such as cellular phones, tablets and other fast-growing mark...
Soitec To Exhibit At The World Future Energy Summit In Abu Dhabi, UAE
Soitec has today announced that it will exhibit its high-efficiency concentrator photovoltaic solutions in the French pavilion (booth #8503) at the World Future Energy Summit 2013, coming January 15-17 to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Soitec’s CPV products range from systems using the company’s Concentrix technology for utility-scale solar power plants to its Plug&Sun stand-alone unit for smaller scale energy nee...
Soitec Opens Solar Facility In San Diego To Manufacture CPV Modules
Soitec announced the grand opening of its North American solar manufacturing facility in San Diego. Less than one year after the facility was acquired by Soitec, the factory is equipped with a state-of-the-art automated production line and is operational. The concentrator photovoltaic modules produced in San Diego will support hundreds of MWp of contracts for utility-scale projects in California. In 2011, the California Public Utilities Commissio...
Soitec completes delivery of 5 MW in solar-energy systems to Italy
Soitec has completed delivery on a total of 5 megawatts* (MW) of its Concentrix concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems to seven solar power plants throughout Italy. This latest sales news follows Soitec’s announcement in June that it had completed construction of a solar facility in the Catania province in Sicily.
Altatech launches new CVD system to deposit advanced materials needed in photovoltaic manufacturing
Altatech announced today that it has introduced a multi-chamber chemical vapor deposition system that enables photovoltaic cell manufacturers to develop and optimize their solar cell designs using advanced thin-film deposition of amorphous silicon and other materials.
German environmental award for concentrator photovoltaics
In the sun-rich regions of the world, concentrator photovoltaics are used in large power plants to generate electrical energy from the sun. With this technology, almost twice the incident sunlight can be converted into electricity as compared to conventional silicon technology. Beginning in a research laboratory years ago, today’s technology contributes to the energy turnaround on an industrial scale.
Soitec Solar awarded $25 million from U.S. Department of Energy for North American solar manufacturing facility in San Diego, California
Soitec announced that one of its US Solar Energy subsidiaries has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to receive a SUNPATH award in the amount of $25 million to support its new North American solar manufacturing facility in San Diego, California. SUNPATH, which stands for Scaling Up Nascent PV At Home, seeks to increase America’s manufacturing competitiveness in the global solar market.
Soitec completes construction and grid connection of largest concentrator photovoltaic solar power plant in Italy
Soitec announced it has completed construction and grid connection for the largest concentrator photovoltaic solar power plant in Italy. Located in the Belpasso municipality in the Catania province in Sicily, the highly efficient, 1.17-megawatt-peak facility is now ready to generate clean, reliable electricity for the local power grid for decades to come and paves the way for many other CPV plants to be developed in Italy.
Franco-Tunisian cooperation in energy: Installation of a demonstration unit combining Soitec’s Concentrix™ concentrating photovoltaic technology with the electricity storage systems developed by the CEA
During a visit to Tunisia by Eric Besson, French minister of industry, energy and the digital economy, the CEA and Soitec, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials, signed with the Tunisian national electricity and gas company (STEG) a statement of intent to set up a demonstration unit combining Soitec’s Concentrix™ concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology with various electricity storage systems...
Soitec and Schneider Electric sign memorandum of understanding with Masen on integrated partnership on CPV technology in Morocco
Soitec, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with Masen (Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy), lead player in the Moroccan Solar Plan, on an integrated partnership on Concentrix™ technology in Morocco.
SDG&E signs new contracts with Soitec for 125 megawatts of solar power in San Diego
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and subsidiaries of Soitec Solar Development, LLC, a renewable energy company managed by Soitec (Euronext Paris), today announced the signing of two additional 25-year contracts for a total of 125 megawatts (MW) of solar energy to be generated in the utility’s service territory. The energy will be produced using Soitec’s Concentrix™ concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology with solar modules manufactured i...
SDG&E signs three renewable power contracts with Soitec for up to 30 MW of locally generated solar power
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and subsidiaries of Soitec Solar Development, LLC, a renewable energy company managed by Soitec (Euronext Paris), today announced the signing of three contracts with a combined capacity of 30 megawatts (MW) of solar energy.
Soitec announces major U.S. CPV solar power project
Tenaska Solar Ventures Selects Soitec’s Concentrix CPV Solar Power Technology To Produce 150 Megawatts of Clean Energy For San Diego Gas & Electric
Soitec reports excellent performance of Concentrix CPV system connected to Jordan's grid
Soitec (Euronext Paris), the world's leading supplier of advanced solutions for the electronics and energy industries, reports excellent results for the company's concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system in Jordan, which is connected to the nation's electrical grid. The system, which was jointly installed with Azur Space Solar Power, ran continuously through the extremely hot summer and fall months, demonstrating full reliability and excellent resu...
Peregrine Semiconductor and Soitec Announce New Bonded Silicon-on-Sapphire Substrate for RFIC Manufacturing
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a leading provider of high-performance radio-frequency (RF) integrated circuits (ICs), and Soitec (Euronext Paris), the world’s leading supplier of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers and advanced solutions for the electronics and energy industries, today announced the joint development and ramp in production of a new, bonded silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) substrate which has been qualified for use in manufacturing...
Business & Environment Awards: Soitec wins a prize in the Innovation in eco-technology category
Soitec received a prize today at the Business and Environment Awards1 handed out at the Pollutec industry fair. The group received a special distinction in the Innovation in eco-technology category for its CPV technology (concentrated photovoltaics), which provides a competitive solution to the growing demand for renewable energies.