Advanced materials developer and manufacturer NanoGram says that it brought Dave Corbin on board in November as its new CEO and that sampling of its printable silicon inks has begun at solar photovoltaic and display customers.
The Milpitas, CA-based company’s material is based on nanoscale crystalline silicon particles formulated into inks, which can be ink-jetted or screen-printed onto a variety of flexible and rigid substrates, including as selective emitters for photovoltaics. NanoGram produces its inks on a proprietary laser pyrolysis-based Nanoparticle Manufacturing process and dispersion system, which the company says is suitable for high-volume production.
Corbin has more than 30 years experience with established and start-up high-tech companies. Before joining NanoGram, he was president/CEO of BrightScale, a video processing chip manufacturer. He has also held management level positions at Cooligy (now Emerson Electric), Kovio, Silicon Light Machines (now Cypress Semiconductor), and MIPS Technology. He also held various engineering management positions at Intel.
“We have renewed our dedication to doing what NanoGram does best and that is developing advanced materials that take the latest technologies to the next level,” said Corbin. “Our silicon ink is at the customer qualification stage, and we are very excited to have the confidence of those partners and customers that are currently sampling it.”