Bedford, Massachusetts [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Spire Corporation has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Spire Semiconductor, will provide dedicated, large-scale contract design and manufacturing capabilities to manufacturers of solar concentrator cells within its 50,000 square foot facility in Hudson, New Hampshire.
Spire Semiconductor develops and manufactures custom high-efficiency gallium arsenide (GaAs) solar cells and specializes in high-end wafer epitaxy and thin film products. It has recently been awarded research contracts to develop advanced GaAs cells for both terrestrial and outer space applications.“We want manufacturers and system integrators to know that they have a strong partner in Spire Semiconductor,” said Roger Little, Spire’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “That’s why we developed this Captive Custom Capacity initiative that leverages our decades of experience and state-of-the-art facilities. We now can offer our partners the benefits of an optimized design and manufacturing process with the potential for large-scale contract production based on their individual needs.”