24 November 2010

EPIR receives Chamber of Commerce business award

EPIR Technologies Inc of Bolingbrook (a suburb of Chicago), IL, USA, which develops infrared sensor, biosensor and solar photovoltaic products, has been honored by the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce as a winner of a 2010 Best of Bolingbrook Business (BoBB) award.

EPIR was founded in 1997 by chairman & CEO Dr Sivalingam Sivananthan who, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, pioneered the growth of single-crystal II-VI materials such as mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe) on silicon for infrared night-vision applications. EPIR is now building on this to also develop and manufacture high-efficiency, low-cost multi-junction solar cells for concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) applications.

Over the past three years EPIR has tripled in size as it expanded into manufacturing infrared night-vision products for defense and commercial applications and continued its product development for solar energy applications. The BoBB award was bestowed upon the Bolingbrook-based businesses that contributed the most to the community through innovative business practices, significant accomplishments, and corporate citizenship. The award was presented to EPIR by mayor Roger Claar at a banquet ceremony honoring all the nominees.

“This is a testament to the remarkable growth EPIR has experienced in some of the toughest times this nation has ever seen,” says Dr Chelva Kumar, a member of EPIR’s board of directors. “We have consistently added skilled jobs over the past three years and will continue to help stimulate the local economy with our planned transition into solar cell manufacturing,” he adds.

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