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Konarka Hire Pushes Toward Production

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Solar photovoltaic start-up Konarka said it has hired a recognized polymer electronics expert, Dr. Stuart Spitzer, as vice president, materials and engineering, to head product development as the Company moves another step closer to full commercialization of its power plastics. Dr. Spitzer has more than 37 years of experience. Prior to joining Konarka, he was the director of Spansion, LLC’s Boston Research Labs. Spansion is the memory subsidiary of AMD & Fujitsu, which had acquired Coatue Corporation, where Dr. Spitzer was the vice president of engineering. At Coatue, he worked in the nanotechnology area to develop polymer microelectronics. Before Coatue, Dr. Spitzer was at Polaroid, where he was tasked with creating the Microelectronics Laboratory, enabling Polaroid’s entry into the electronic imaging business by developing solid state lasers, light emitting diodes and image sensors.