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Intelligent Systems Robotics and Automation (ISRA) is expanding its range of production automation and quality inspection technology through the acquisition of PV inspection companies GP Solar and GP Inspect.
Applied Materials reported a surprise GAAP operating loss for its Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) segment of US$322 million that included impairment charges of US$278 million. Non-GAAP operating loss was US$34 million.
The latest iteration of JA Solar’s ‘Cypress’ solar module was revealed during SNEC in Shanghai this week.
During SunPower’s Analyst Day, the company provided a small glimpse into its technology roadmap, highlighting that the ‘X-Series’ module platform would reach conversion efficiencies of 23% in 2015, up from 21.5% today.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) has come out of a period of low sales in the second half of 2012, reporting NT$1,023 million in revenue for the month of April, a 9.74% month-over-month increase.
First quarter 2013 new order intake at manufacturing equipment specialist Singulus Technologies may have been at a low level but sales in the quarter increased to €22.8 million.
Amtech Systems is planning a further round of workforce and operating expense (opex) cuts to preserve cash, based on predictions that the next PV equipment buy cycle will not begin until 2014.
Diversified manufacturing equipment specialist Manz reported a 13% increase in first quarter 2013 sales, reaching €49.8 million.
Yingli Solar has been crowned as the top module producer for the first time as well as the top cell manufacturer in 2012, according to rankings compiled by GTM Research.
US-based three-dimensional solar cell start-up Solar3D is in discussions with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to facilitate the fabrication of its new cell technology.