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GE Global Research Demonstrates Scalable Low Cost, Nano-based Solar Cell

GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that scientists on their Nano Photovoltaics team have demonstrated a scalable silicon nanowire-based solar cell, which has the potential to achieve up to 18% efficiency and be produced at a dramatically lower cost than conventional solar cells.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2008

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UC Davis Solar Energy Nanotechnology Licensed to Q1 Nanosystems

Making solar energy cheaper and more efficient is the aim of a new licensing deal between the University of California, Davis, and Q1 NanoSystems. The university and the company, based in West Sacramento, Calif., have agreed on terms for exclusive licensing of a package of jointly-owned intellectual property stemming from inventions both on and off campus.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2008

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JumpStart Announces Investment in AMTI

JumpStart Inc., Northeast Ohio's venture development organization, has made an investment commitment of $350,000 in Advanced Materials Technology International LLC (AMTI). The Cleveland-based company is developing and commercializing a line of high-tech, energy-curable, nanoparticle materials for ink and coatings applications.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2008

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Nanobac Announces Baylor College of Medicine Initial Results for Nanoparticle and Gall Stone Formation Study

Nanobac Pharmaceuticals Inc. announces that scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine, working under a collaborative agreement with Nanobac, have cited evidence showing the presence of calcifying nanoparticles in surgically resected gallbladders with cholelithiasis (Gall Stones). This potentially represents a previously unrecognized factor in the development of cholecystitis and cholelithiasis disease.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2008

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Nanoco Join the Big Players in Japan for Nano Tech 2008

Nanoco are going back to Japan in February to join the world's largest nanotechnology exhibition and conference, nano tech 2008. Nanoco Technologies is unique in the nanomaterials market as a company that manufacture large quantities of quantum dots and partner major R&D and blue-chip industrial organisations in the development of quantum dot applications.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2008

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Green Earth Technologies Enlists First Master Distributor

Green Earth Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of environmentally friendly totally green consumer products, today announced its first Master Distributor: Steel City Products, a full service automotive aftermarket distributor headquartered in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2008

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Applied Materials Announces Cost Reduction Plan

Applied Materials, Inc. today announced a global cost reduction plan that primarily affects its semiconductor equipment and services businesses and related support organizations. As part of the plan the company will reduce its global workforce by approximately 1,000 positions or about 7%, through a combination of job elimination and attrition.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2008

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