Intel provides fab consulting for MiaSole’s CIGS PV cells

Intel will provide customized manufacturing services and systems, strategic consulting, operational knowledge and training to MiaSolé as the company ramps its manufacturing facilities in 2011 and 2012. MiaSolé is on-track to 150MW capacity production of CIGS photovoltaics by the end of 2011.

April 26, 2011 — MiaSolé, copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic solar panel manufacturer, entered into an agreement with Intel’s (NASDAQ: INTC) Technical Manufacturing Services practice.

Under this agreement, Intel will provide customized manufacturing services and systems, strategic consulting, operational knowledge and training to MiaSolé as the company ramps its manufacturing facilities in 2011 and 2012.

“The engagement is part of Intel’s broader strategy to partner promising high tech innovation with Intel’s world class manufacturing and Copy Exactly! methodology. This will enable companies like MiaSolé to scale to high-volume manufacturing cheaper, faster, and better,” commented Brian Krzan ich, SVP and GM of Intel’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain.

MiaSolé increased its annualized production capacity to over 50 Megawatts (MW) in just over a year, and is on-track to triple capacity to over 150MW by the end of 2011. The agreement with Intel will accelerate the production ramp with improved repeatability and consistency required for high-volume manufacturing.

“We are thrilled to learn from Intel’s manufacturing expertise. The best technology manufacturer on the planet is now teaching us what it means to be world-class. This contribution will strengthen our goals to achieve manufacturing scale at our California factory this year,” said Dr. Joseph Laia, CEO of MiaSolé.

MiaSolé is a developer of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic solar panels. Learn more at http://www.MiaSole.com

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