Photovoltaics/Silicon on Insulatorm 040309

Silicon on Insulator
(Febuary 2004) High-Voltage Solar Cell Sparks New Uses for Photovoltaics
Clare, the company known for its solid state relays, has usied its silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology to integrate multiple pn photodiodes on a single piece of silicon. When interconnected in series, the chip produces up to 7.5 Volts at 12 microAmps with low leakage due to the SOI process. The resultant chip can provide sufficient Voltage to power mixed-signal ICs. The company intends to extend the roduct line wiht chips from 2 to 30 Volts and currents to 200 microAmps.
Electronic Design, November 24, 2003, p 34