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The 4th Industrial Revolution– What it is and why it is so important to us all

Blog This 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us, driven by the 4th supercycle of semiconductors. Supercycle 1.0 was the Personal Computer (PC) adoption; Supercycle 2.0 was the mobile revolution; Supercycle 3.0 got the world on to the internet; and Supercycle 4.0 is the world of “Hey Siri”, “Hey Alexa”, and more. Interconnection like never before where 5G delivers it with speed. New markets in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Internet of Things (IoT) …

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Review of “Electronic Specialty Gases” conference, hosted by Linx Consulting

Blog By Michelle Tokarz Last week, October 13-15, Linx Consulting hosted a virtual conference on Electronic Specialty Gases which was well attended, informative, and helpful for networking in the current absence of in-person trade shows.  Many different segments of the market were represented including Integrated Device Manufacturers, Fabs, Specialty Gas provides, and accompanying ancillary service providers.  Common themes of ultra high purity were communicated by all parties, especially as the industry drives to a sub …

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Silicon Nanowires as a Cost Competitive Replacement to Graphite

Blog While graphite is inexpensive and has a high natural abundance, the future of lithium ion batteries will rely on an alternative anode to increase the energy density required for widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). The EV market is already showing increased share in new vehicle sales but is hampered by the notion of “range anxiety”.  Silicon has been suggested to be a leading candidate to replace graphite as the active material in an …

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On the Cusp of Commercialization: Coretec’s Partnership with Evonik

Blog This week, Coretec CEO Michael Kraft published a letter to the Company’s shareholders, sharing key updates and milestones that the team has achieved over the last few months – including a very important update on the Evonik partnership. Michael Kraft confirmed with Evonik this week that Cyclohexasilane (“CHS”) delivery is on schedule for customer evaluations in Jan/Feb 2021. We will deliver 50g samples of CHS to customers planning to pilot the material for multiple …

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Coretec’s Provisional Patent – Creating CHS-Enabled High-Intensity LED Lighting for Event Stadiums & Large Installations

Blog Previously we spotlighted opportunities that our provisional patent covers in the LED market for vertical agriculture. Today, we’ll explore how our CHS technology can be used for another application enabled by the provisional patent – high-intensity lighting for large installations and event stadiums. Sports and events stadiums need a lot of power to create the experience that consumers love and are used to. According to Selectra, stadiums can consume up to 25,000 KWh during …

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Coretec Shareholder Call & Company Progress

Blog Shareholder Call Series – Part 1 of 11 On July 22nd 2020 the Coretec team hosted a shareholder call to provide a number of updates and spotlight key milestones the company has made over the prior six-months. For those who missed the call, or those wishing a short summary, we’ve put together a condensed shareholder call series to provide you with short snippets of the key areas that the call covered. This series will …

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The Coretec Group’s Michael Kraft and Michelle Tokarz To Attend Virtual Semicon West 2020

Blog Semicon West has been one of the leading events for the semiconductor industry for 50 years, focusing on cutting edge innovations in the semiconductor space. From July 20-23, Michael Kraft, CEO and Michelle Tokarz, Director of Business Development at Coretec will be attending the fully digital conference, tuning into the panels and meeting with exhibitors in virtual exhibit booths to learn more about current efforts in the industry to reduce costs in silicon carbide …

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The Future of Power Electronics – CHS Silicon Carbide

Blog Like many technologies that came before them, power electronics are evolving to create next-generation models using a new semiconductor material known as silicon carbide (SiC). The market for SiC materials is booming, recently reflected by STMicroelectronics, a multinational electronics and semiconductor manufacturer, purchasing $120 million of advanced 150mm silicon carbide wafers to address the demand ramp-up for silicon carbide power devices. However, to meet demand for SiC wafers, manufacturers benefit from identifying cost-effective and …

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Commentary: Silicon supports California’s clean energy practices

Blog Sustainability has edged into the goals of utilities who, over the last decade, have actively made plans to shift energy reliance from traditional fossil fuels towards renewable resources. To make this change a reality, however, utilities will need to start implementing next-generation renewable energy storage solutions that incorporate new material developments to bring a sense of reliability and consistency to these intermittent resources. PG&E, for example, recently proposed the creation of two new lithium-ion …

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Coretec to reschedule shareholder call

Blog Partners, friends and shareholders, We believe it is important to provide you with increased transparency and the latest company updates for peace-of-mind during these trying times. To ensure we’re able to disclose our most recent updates around key projects, we will be rescheduling the planned April 7 shareholder call for late April or early May. Business is continuing as usual and progress is being made in our efforts to commercialize and secure a manufacturing …

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