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Independent development foundry, SVTC Technologies, based in San Jose, California has said that it has successfully completed solar cell design-to-commercialization milestones for five initial customers. In previous public announcements, Bloo Solar and JA Solar were said to be collaborating with SVTC as well as equipment supplier Roth & Rau. SVTC is well known in the semiconductor industry and branched out into the solar field in April, 2008. The new division is called SVTC Solar.
"Each customer's requirements represented a novel and complex cell design that required our engineers to modify their standard approach, but in each case a highly successful outcome was achieved," said Mike Moore, Vice President and General Manager, SVTC Solar.
Recently, Bloo Solar, said that by partnering with SVTC, they had been able to develop a solid technology baseline that is now entering commercialization, which had been developed over the last three years.
SVTC's development model is said to ensure customer ownership of IP developed using SVTC's services.