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29 July 2006


Emcore focuses on solar energy power systems market

Sandia National Laboratories is to provide technical support for Emcore’s terrestrial solar systems products, according to a new contract between the two companies.

Emcore's CEO, Reuben Richards, said: "Emcore is the leading supplier of GaAs, multi-junction solar cell technology for power generation on satellites. Emcore is adapting its state-of-the-art solar cell technology as a base for the development of large scale, concentrator photovoltaic power systems. Our goal is to become the leader in solar energy power systems. We have a very successful track record in commercializing next generation technologies, as we have done in the satellite market. Sandia has long been a valuable partner in technology development for Emcore. We look forward to their contributions to our program in terrestrial power systems."

Dr Jeff Nelson, manager of the Sandia Solar Technologies Group, added: "Sandia has worked for many years on the development of solar power. Emcore, with its advanced solar cell technology, provides an excellent path for the commercialization of this technology."

Emcore recently agreed to sell its Electronic Materials Division (EMD), which provides MOCVD radio frequency (RF) transistor materials for high bandwidth wireless communications systems, to UK-based epiwafer foundry IQE.

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