Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Coherent, SiOnyx Partner to Develop Black Silicon
May 2010
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 5, 2010 — Coherent Inc. and SiOnyx Inc. announced they will partner to evaluate and develop SiOnyx's black silicon material for solar applications.
Black silicon offers a number of advantages for the solar industry, including reduction of cost, an increase in conversion efficiencies and improvements in manufacturing yields, the companies said.

“With this collaboration, we look forward to demonstrating the scalability of our process beyond the initial applications of photodetection and imaging and exploit the compelling benefits of black silicon’s enhanced quantum efficiency in the solar industry,” said Stephen Saylor, president and CEO of Beverly, Mass.-based SiOnyx, a spinoff business of Harvard University.  (See: Harvard Spinoff Company Takes on $200 Billion Global Market for Silicon)

The partnership is expected to position both companies to capture new opportunities in the photovoltaic industry.

For more information, visit: 

Smallest amount into which the energy of a wave can be divided. The quantum is proportional to the frequency of the wave. See photon.
Americasblack siliconBusinessCoherentcollaborationenergygreen photonicsimagingindustrialmanufacturing yieldspartnershipphotodetectionphotovoltaicsPVsquantumsiliconSiOnyxsolarsolar cellssolar industryStephen Saylorultrafast laser lightultrafast laserslasers

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2018 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA,

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.