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Valve Maker Partners with Cambridge’s CAPE

Photonics.com
Jan 2011
KAIFENG, China, Jan. 5, 2011 — China Valves Technology Inc. signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) at the University of Cambridge, the company said.

Under the agreement, it will become the sole member of the CAPE steering committee in Greater China with the ability to veto any future new participants worldwide. In addition, China Valves is able to access research and development resources at the University of Cambridge through advanced R&D projects in the fields of solid-state electronics and nanoscale science, electronics, power and energy conservation, and photonics, sensors and optoelectronics.

Through CAPE, the company can also gain access to new materials, new power devices and modules, nanoinstruments, and other technologies to help further its development and leadership position in the valve industry in China.

The agreement is set in place for one year, and will be automatically renewed year by year for an additional one year period each time, unless terminated earlier.

“We are honored of being partner of University of Cambridge, as we believe that it will tremendously improve our position in the field and maintain our key competence by using the leading technology from Cambridge,” said Jianbao Wang, CEO at China Valves.

The company is finalizing its joint R&D projects with Cambridge in hopes to maintain profitability with the launch of new products in the coming years, said Wang.

Based around world-leading facilities and expertise in electronics and photonics at Cambridge University, CAPE was established to encourage collaboration between the university and international strategic industrial partners. It provides joint university-industry research and is established to allow all industrial investors and contributors to participate collectively to improve the supply chain as a whole and individually be licensed to use any resulting technology in their particular field of use.

China Valves, through its subsidiaries, Zhengzhou Zhengdie Valve Co. Ltd., Henan Kaifeng High Pressure Valve Co. Ltd., Tai Zhou Taide Valve Co. Ltd., Yangzhou Rock Valve Lock Technology Co. Ltd., China Valveas Technology (Changsha) Valve Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Pudong Hanwei Valve Co. Ltd., develops and manufactures high-quality metal valves for the electricity, petroleum, chemical, water, gas and metallurgy industries.

For more information, visit: www.cvalve.com 


GLOSSARY
electronics
That branch of science involved in the study and utilization of the motion, emissions and behaviors of currents of electrical energy flowing through gases, vacuums, semiconductors and conductors, not to be confused with electrics, which deals primarily with the conduction of large currents of electricity through metals.
optoelectronics
A sub-field of photonics that pertains to an electronic device that responds to optical power, emits or modifies optical radiation, or utilizes optical radiation for its internal operation. Any device that functions as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducer. Electro-optic often is used erroneously as a synonym.
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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