Portland, Oregon-based XsunX, Inc., a developer of advanced thin-film PV solar cell technologies and manufacturing processes, and Intevac, Inc., of Santa Clara, California, are collaborating in the development of techniques and equipment for the production of commercially marketable processes and equipment for the manufacture of CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) thin-film solar cells. The two companies will adapt high-rate production tools from the disk drive industry with process knowledge from the CIGS and thin-film industry. (Source: PR Newswire, September 21, 2009)
Contact: Michael Russak, EVP, Business Development, Intevac, (408) 986-9888, www.intevac.com; Tom Djokovich, CEO, Xsunx, (888) 797-4527, www.xsunx.com