March 22, 2012
Solar Junction scoops most innovative device award at CS Europe 2012
US based Solar Junction, with whom IQE last month announced a strategic investment and exclusive long-term supply agreement, netted the “most innovative device” award at Europe’s premier compound semiconductor industry conference.
Winners of the CS Industry Awards 2012 were announced at last week’s CS Europe conference, one of the world's leading compound semiconductor events.
Solar Junction bagged the most innovative device award for its high efficiency SJ3 product, a platform that has enabled the company to fabricate cells with a record-breaking 43.5 percent efficiency.
'Dilute nitrides have always held promise. Until now massive commercial success has failed to follow, but that will change with Solar Junction's revolutionary multi-junction solar cells,' predicted Richard Stevenson, editor of Compound Semiconductor magazine.
Voting by the readers of Compound Semiconductor magazine and its associated web-site determined the winners of these awards. More than 17,000 votes were cast.
Commenting on the awards, David Ridsdale, Editor-in-Chief of the Semiconductor and Solar Group said, 'In a very short time, Compound Semiconductor has become a key member of our stable of microelectronics' manufacturing magazines. In line with our other products we introduced the CS Industry Awards to ensure peer recognition of the constant innovation that occurs in the industries we work within. The CS Industry Awards have already become a key industry event applauding the best achievements by those working in the field.'
CS-Europe attracted 250 delegates to the Hilton Hotel, Frankfurt, where six companies collected awards in categories covering all the key areas associated with compound semiconductor manufacturing and chip development.
Other winners were TriQuint, Veeco, Cree, Ammono and KLA-Tencor.