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Extremely-thin Membranes Clear Way For Chip-sized Pumps
2013-10-28 18:23:48

University of Rochester The ability to shrink laboratory-scale processes to automated chip-sized systems would revolutionize biotechnology and medicine. For example, inexpensive and highly portable devices that process blood samples to detect biological agents such as anthrax are needed by the U.S. military and for homeland security efforts. One of the challenges of "lab-on-a-chip" technology is the need for miniaturized pumps to move solutions through micro-channels. Electroosmotic pumps...

2013-02-12 14:53:42

A 10.7 percent conversion rate has been achieved using less than 2 micrometers of raw material The Photovoltaics-Laboratory (PV-Lab) of EPFL's Insitute of Microengineering (IMT), founded in 1984 by Prof. Arvind Shah and now headed by Prof. Christophe Ballif, is well known as a pioneer in the development of thin-film silicon solar cells, and as a precursor in the use of microcrystalline silicon as a photoactive material in thin-film silicon photovoltaic (TF-Si PV) devices. A remarkable step...

2011-10-31 07:18:00

HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Astronergy, a subsidiary of the Chint Group, was selected to provide its thin film amorphous microcrystalline silicon technology (a-Si/uc-Si) PV panels for a 1.65MWp solar park in Thailand. Astronergy has seen an increase in demand for its thin film panels due to its low voltage, high efficiency (approaching 10%), and competitive pricing. The ability to offer MunichRe power performance insurance and being backed by Black & Veatch...

2011-05-06 15:16:06

A bold new design for thin film solar cells that requires significantly less silicon "“ and may boost their efficiency "“ is the result of an industry/academia collaboration between Oerlikon Solar in Switzerland and the Institute of Physics' photovoltaic group at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. One long-term option for low-cost, high-yield industrial production of solar panels from abundant raw materials can be found in amorphous silicon solar cells and...

2011-04-28 18:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovalight, Inc., a privately-held company selling silicon ink and advanced solar cell process technology, today announced it has partnered with Taiwan based, Grandway Wonice Technology Ltd., to sell Innovalight's silicon ink and processes to solar cell and panel manufacturing companies throughout Taiwan. Innovalight manufactures a proprietary nanotechnology-based silicon ink and licenses a proprietary platform process which allows for a...

2011-04-27 17:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovalight, Inc., a privately-held company selling silicon ink and advanced solar cell process technology, today announced it has partnered with Marubeni Corporation. Marubeni will exclusively sell Innovalight's silicon ink and processes to solar cell and panel manufacturing companies throughout Japan. Innovalight manufactures a proprietary nanotechnology-based silicon ink and licenses a proprietary platform process which allows for a...

2010-03-08 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovalight, Inc., a privately-held firm selling silicon ink-based high efficiency solar cell materials and technology, today announced that it has hired Michael Johnson as chief financial officer. Mr. Johnson brings over thirty years of experience to Innovalight - his career spans companies such as Baron Data Systems, Ascend Communications, CacheFlow, Inc., Amber Networks and more recently, Trapeze Networks. Mr. Johnson has been instrumental...

2010-02-22 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovalight, Inc., a privately-held firm selling silicon ink-based high efficiency solar cell materials and technology, today announced that it has hired Boris Mathiszik as vice president of worldwide sales. Mr. Mathiszik joins Innovalight from BTU International (Nasdaq: BTUI) where he was managing director for Asia. Based in Shanghai, China since 2006, Mr. Mathiszik led rapid sales growth in the region across six offices as well as managing all...

2010-02-16 10:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovalight, Inc., a privately-held firm selling silicon ink-based high efficiency solar cell materials and technology, today announced that the company has been awarded a key patent for the manufacturing of crystalline wafer solar cells with silicon ink. Entitled "Methods of forming multi-doped junctions on a substrate," U.S. Patent No. 7,615,393 was issued in record time with a pendency of one year compared to the current average of about three...

2010-02-02 17:00:00

PHOENIX and TOKYO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Kovio, Inc., a privately held leader in printed silicon electronics, and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd., (NCI) a Japanese chemical company supplying cutting-edge products in fields including electronic materials, today announced a joint collaboration and development agreement. NCI will commercially produce Kovio's proprietary silicon ink technology and supply Kovio with silicon ink products for its RF products and other strategic applications. In...