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OTTAWA, Canada, (February 15, 2011) - Cyrium Technologies, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) cells, today announced the opening of an office in the Hong Kong SAR, China, and named Nelson Fan General Manager of its Asian operations.  more...

Vancouver, BC, (February 11, 2011) – SWITCH Materials Inc., an advanced materials company developing energy saving SMART window solutions, is pleased to announce a $2.4 million (CDN) contribution from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). The funding will support a project that will showcase the company’s cutting-edge clean technology product in demonstration building sites in and around Vancouver, BC.  more...

OTTAWA, Ontario, (January 26, 2011) – Cyrium Technologies, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) cells, today announced the grand opening of a 200 KW HCPV (high concentrating photovoltaic) power station owned and operated by Qingdao HG Solar Energy Co., Ltd. The HCPV systems at the facility are powered by Cyrium’s QDEC high efficiency triple junction CPV cells installed in modules manufactured by Suntrix Co., Ltd. and mounted on tracking systems designed by Suntrix and produced by Qingdao HG Solar Energy Co. Ltd.  more...

DETROIT, (January 26, 2011) – General Motors Ventures LLC invested $7 million in Newark, Calif.-based Envia Systems to provide GM’s battery engineering team with access to advanced lithium-ion cathode technology that delivers higher cell energy density and lower cost. In a separate agreement, GM has secured the right to use Envia’s advanced cathode material for future GM electrically driven vehicles.  more...

NEWARK, Calif., (January 26, 2011) – Envia Systems, the technology leader in high performance, low cost Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) energy storage solutions, announced today that its High Capacity Manganese Rich (HCMR) cathode material for advanced batteries is available in limited quantities for pilot vehicle programs. Envia's HCMR technology exceeds the performance of today's market-available battery solutions designed for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).  more...

Pheonix and Tokyo, (February 2, 2010) – Kovio, Inc., a privately held leader in printed silicon electronics, and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd., (NCI) a Japanese chemical company supplying cutting-edge products in fields including electronic materials, today announced a joint collaboration and development agreement. NCI will commercially produce Kovio's proprietary silicon ink technology and supply Kovio with silicon ink products for its RF products and other strategic applications. In addition, NCI intends to commercialize silicon ink products based on Kovio's technology in the Asian display industry. This announcement was made during a presentation today by Kovio at the 2010 Flexible Electronics & Displays Conference. "Securing an industry-leading chemical supplier such as NCI to commercially produce and supply silicon ink to Kovio ensures that Kovio can meet its customer demands for silicon ink-based RF barcodes going forward," said Amir Mashkoori, chairman and CEO, Kovio. "The availability of silicon ink in commercial quantities also allows for the commercialization of Kovio's silicon ink in new and expanded applications across a variety of industries."  more...

Vancouver, B.C. (January 14, 2010) – SWITCH Materials Inc., an advanced materials company developing energy saving SMART window solutions, has raised $7.5M in Series B financing. The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC Venture Capital) led the investment, with participation from existing investors GrowthWorks, Pangaea Ventures and Ventures West. Proceeds will be used for continuing R&D and to complete product commercialization.  more...

Ottawa, Canada – December 15, 2009 – Cyrium Technologies Inc. announced today the introduction of the company's first commercial product line:   QDEC (Quantum Dot Enhanced Cell), a line of high‐efficiency concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) cells for land‐based, commercial solar applications.  more...

OTTAWA, Ontario (August 31, 2009)—Cyrium Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of high efficiency concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) cells for the solar industry, today announced the appointment of Harry R. Rozakis as Chief Executive Officer & President.  more...

Santa Clara, CA, (August 18, 2009) – CNano Technology Limited (CNano) announced that it has received regulatory approval from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) through its subsidiary in the USA. This approval of consent order places CNano on the short list of manufacturers approved to supply MWNTs in the United States under the strict nanotechnology regulations of the EPA. The approval results from the Pre-Manufacturing Notice (PMN) filed by CNano for the MWNTs produced at its 500 tons per year facility in Beijing, China.  more...

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