Micrel enters solar cell market


Analog and mixed-signal semiconductor specialist Micrel Inc has said
that it has signed a long-term, multimillion dollar contract with an
unidentified customer to supply commercial concentrated solar cells
using its existing semiconductor fab, based in San Jose, California.

“As part of our global citizenship initiative and corporate
responsibility programs, Micrel has long supported environmental
preservation efforts on a global basis,” noted Guy Gandenberger, vice
president of wafer fab and foundry operations, Micrel. “This new
agreement enables Micrel to provide valuable energy-saving solutions
while offsetting current capacity. This is yet another example of
Micrel’s unique technological capability to provide leadership in
emerging areas.”

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Micrel has a 150mm fab with a capacity of 40,000
wafer starts per month (semiconductor) and operates a foundry service
as well as catering for its own fabrication needs.


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