PV Manufacturing “State of the Union” Addressed at 4th Annual SEMI North American PV Fab Managers Forum at Intersolar North America

SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 1, 2013 — SEMI formally announced the conference program for the fourth annual SEMI North American PV Fab Managers Forum to be held at Intersolar North America 2013 in San Francisco, California on July 8, 2013. The Forum focuses on addressing shared supply chain challenges and improving customer-supplier relations across the photovoltaic supply chain.  New this year at the SEMI North American PV Fab Managers Forum is the “Foundation Market Maker” session led by representative experts from residential, commercial and utility scale solar sectors.  This session will explore the present and desired future state of the industry. 

Companies presenting at the Forum will include: Solexant, Alta Devices, McKinsey & Company, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SolarCity, SunEdison, U.S. Department of Energy, MEMC Solar Materials, Lazard Capital, GCL Solar, Bay Area PV Consortium, Integrated Photovoltaics, and Solar PV Market Research.

The New and Emerging Technologies Session will examine Solar 2.0/3.0 where new companies will enter the market and how game changing innovations, technologies, and products will drive down costs while increasing system performance.

”The SEMI North American PV Fab Managers Forum serves the fast-growing U.S. solar market by bringing together senior manufacturing and supply chain executives to provide both perspective and actions needed to identify and support the transformative technology, manufacturing and business models required to support a sustainable global and regional manufacturing supply chain,” said Bettina Weiss, vice president of business development at   SEMI.  Agenda and registration for the North America PV Fab Managers Forum available here: conference.intersolar.de/cgi-bin/x-mkp/congress/section.pl?language=1&eve_id=13&sec_id=414&div_id=42

Additional manufacturing- and technology- focused programs at Intersolar North America include:

  • SEMI PV Materials and Reliability Expert Forum (Tuesday, July 9 at Intercontinental Hotel) which explores how materials impact system performance/cost and how innovation roadmaps, new technologies and advances in efficiency and lifetime help mitigate risk to drive lower levelized cost of electricity (LCOE). Agenda and registration:
  • VDMA delivers fresh content and perspectives at the PV ENERGY WORLD Stage (Thursday, July 11 at Moscone West) on PV production equipment for high-efficiency, organic and printed solar cells, new machine concepts, innovative materials, automation, laser concepts and integration solutions, as well as energy and resource efficiency (organized by SEMI.)

More information about all SEMI-organized PV sessions at Intersolar North America 2013 is available at: www.semiconwest.org/SessionsEvents/Photovoltaic#.UYB5haKsh8E

For complete details on the Intersolar North America 2013 exhibition and conference, visit www.intersolar.us.

Organizers

Intersolar North America is organized by Solar Promotion International GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI). SEMI, the global microelectronics industry association, is a co-organizer responsible for the photovoltaic production and raw materials industry segments. In addition, SEMI presents conference sessions on themes relating to technology, manufacturing, equipment and materials with the focus on innovation, efficiency gains and cost reduction.

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains. The SEMI PV Group represents SEMI member companies involved in the solar energy supply chain. Our 1,900 SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, please visit www.semi.org and www.pvgroup.org.

Association Contact

Deborah Geiger/SEMI
Phone: 408.943.7988
Email: dgeiger@semi.org

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