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SEMICON West and Intersolar North America 2011

Recognized academic and technical experts from the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany delivered presentations at SEMICON West and Intersolar North America 2011, leading industry conferences held in San Francisco, CA from July 11 through 14.

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Dr. Pradeep Haldar, vice president for clean energy programs and professor and head of nanoeconomics at CNSE, provided an introduction to the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) and discussed how a collaborative approach to research, development and commercialization is necessary to provide significant, positive and sustainable impact on the growth of the U.S. PV industry.

A more than $300 million partnership between CNSE and SEMATECH to enable the development of advanced PV-related manufacturing processes, PVMC was created as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot initiative, which is designed to reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar energy systems by about 75 percent over the next decade. PVMC will engage more than 40 companies and organizations from throughout the solar community, with CNSE and SEMATECH spearheading a unique research and development collaboration through which industry, academia and government will accelerate the development, commercialization and manufacturing of next-generation copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin film PV manufacturing technologies, increasing performance while driving down the cost and risk of bringing them to the marketplace.

Meanwhile, CNSE Associate Vice President for Business, Alliances and Consortia Dr. Michael Liehr addressed nanoelectronics suppliers, researchers and scientists during a session at SEMICON West 2011that highlighted the unique pilot scale design and manufacturing services available to technology startups, fabless companies, research organizations, IDMs, and universities to facilitate the rapid commercialization of new and innovative products. His presentation detailed a set of current activities and potential future opportunities for custom-development of 65nm CMOS-based capability at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex.

SEMICON West annually attracts more than 45,000 attendees from over 15 countries, as well as the world's leading nanoelectronics companies, which are responsible for every major technology breakthrough since the birth of the integrated circuit. Since its establishment in 2008, Inersolar North America 2011 has developed into the premier platform for the solar industry in North America, focusing on photovoltaics and solar thermal technology.

Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco

PV Group and ISES Present: From Fragmentation to Collaboration – Critical Factors in Strengthening the Global PV Supply Chain

Dr. Pradeep Haldar, CNSE Vice President, Clean Energy Programs, CNSE Professor of Nanoeconomics and Nanoengineering

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco

PV Public Policy: Working with Federal, State and Local Government

Dr. Pradeep Haldar, CNSE Vice President, Clean Energy Programs, CNSE Professor of Nanoeconomics and Nanoengineering

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Golden Gate Hall, San Francisco Marriott

SEMICON West/Intersolar Reception

SEMATECH and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering invite you to join our reception welcoming both our Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) partners and our semiconductor industry colleagues. Stop by to socialize and network with friends and associates—we hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Moscone Center North Hall, NorthTwo TechXPOT

Process Feature Development Opportunities on 300mm 65nm and Beyond CMOS 

Dr. Michael Liehr, CNSE Associate Vice President for Business, Alliances and Consortia