in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

comments: 0

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. has acquired certain capital assets and intellectual property of Twin Creeks Technologies Inc., a privately owned company that has developed an ion implanter technology.

According to GT, Twin Creeks' technology enables the production of lower cost thin substrates with minimal material (kerf) loss. The assets were purchased from Twin Creeks' lenders in a private sale for approximately $10 million and royalties that will be based on future sales.

GT expects that Twin Creeks' unique Hyperion ion implanter technology will have broad application in the production of thin wafers for solar applications. The Hyperion ion implanter has the potential to minimize - or, in some cases, eliminate - the need for wafering saws, which would significantly lower the cost of production.

The assets acquired by GT relate primarily to the Hyperion ion implanter, as well as Twin Creeks' portfolio of approximately 30 granted U.S. patents and over 70 pending U.S. and international patent applications. GT's ion implanter engineering team will be based in Danvers, Mass.

GT expects to start the commercialization of this technology in late 2014.


SolarEnergyTradeShow_id1384

Solar Careers
Latest Top Stories

N.Y. Creates Database Of 10K Solar Projects Under Its PV Initiative Programs

The New York State Energy Development Authority hopes its online database, providing details on thousands of photovoltaic projects deployed over the last 10 years, will be a resource for future solar development.


Fees For DG Solar Fire Up Advocates And Utilities In Utah And Massachusetts

Regulatory hearings in Utah and legislative wrangles in Massachusetts are two of the latest examples of the transformative effect distributed generation (DG) solar is having on the U.S. electric power industry.


Report Benchmarks U.S. Electric Utility Clean Energy Deployment

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prepares for its listening sessions on its Clean Power Plan for existing power plants next week, a new report ranks the cleantech performance of nation’s largest electric utilities.


Solar Sector Fears WTO Ruling Against Tariffs Won't Save The U.S. From Itself

Although the WTO says U.S. anti-dumping tariffs levied on Chinese PV manufacturers are improper, few expect the ruling to prevent a rise in module prices.


Xcel Energy Offers Solar*Rewards 'Bridge' For Colorado Solar Installations

As an incentive for the continued development of customer-sited solar, Public Service Co. of Colorado has agreed to advance capacity for its popular Solar*Rewards program.

Lufft_id
S&C Electric_id1352
WIP_id1320
SnakeTray_id1373
PVcobra_id1394