GMZ's drive to commercialize direct heat-to-electricity conversion backed by Mitsui Ventures, I2BF Global Ventures, GE-NRG Energy-ConocoPhillips' Venture, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and BP Alternative Energy.
A US$100m nanotechnology venture fund has been announced by joint managers VTB Capital and I2BF Global Ventures, with cornerstone backing from the Russian state nanotechnology fund RusNano and Kazyna Capital Management, the sovereign wealth fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
UC RUSAL, the world's largest aluminium producer, and RUSNANO announce that RUSAL's IRKAZ, an aluminium smelter based in Irkutsk, and specialists from RUSAL's Engineering and Technology Center, have successfully tested Nanocomp Metcast, nanocoatings developed by RUSNANO's project company ItN Nanovation AG.
Imec is working together with Flamac to develop novel semiconductor materials for solar cell applications. Within this collaboration novel materials are screened as an alternative for the standard solar cells made of copper indium gallium and selenium (CIGS).
Natcore Technology Inc. has been granted a patent license agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop and commercialize a line of black silicon products--including equipment, chemicals, and solar cells---based on NREL patents. The license grants Natcore exclusivity in the field of diffused emitters with liquid phase passivation.
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world's fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced that it has been selected as a winner of the ISA Technovation Award in the Semiconductor category by the India Semiconductor Association.
Rainbow Biosciences, a division of Rainbow Coral Corp., announced today that it has begun due diligence toward a potential acquisition or joint venture with n3D Biosciences, Inc., the developers of a revolutionary nanoparticle cell-growth technology.
Microfluidics expert Dolomite has extended its range of System Solutions to include an innovative Syringe-based Nanoparticle System allowing users to generate polymeric, metal and semi-conductor nanoparticles from 1nm to 100nm in diameter which benefit a wide range of applications including biochemistry, drug delivery, biomolecular sensing and fibre-optics.
Liotech, a joint venture between RUSNANO and Chinese holding company Thunder Sky, has launched the world's largest high-capacity lithium-ion battery factory near Novosibirsk. Investments in the project exceed 13.5 billion rubles. The plant, which covers more than 40,000 square meters, was built in record time-nine months from start to finish.
In Europe, Euris Semiconductor Services of Grenoble, France has agreed to represent and support Arradiance' GEMStar line of Benchtop Atomic Layer Deposition systems. HTL Co. Japan Ltd. of Tokyo has agreed to a corresponding role.