1366 Technologies Introduces 3D Wafer Feature

Company Demonstrates Unique Capabilities of the Direct Wafer® Process to Grow Thin Wafers with Thick Border Bedford, MA — August 16, 2016  1366 Technologies (1366) today unveiled the first of a series of R&D achievements that have the potential to change the way the solar industry thinks about wafer features. The company’s proprietary Direct Wafer® process…

1366 Technologies and Wacker Chemie AG Announce Strategic Partnership

Partnership Establishes Long-Term Silicon Supply Agreement and Initiates Technical Collaboration Between the Two Companies; Includes $15M Equity Investment in 1366 Bedford, MA and MUNICH June 28, 2016 Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies  (1366) and Wacker Chemie AG (Wacker) (ETR: WCH) today announced that they have formed a long-term strategic partnership that is expected to accelerate growth…

1366 Technologies Receives $10 Million Investment From Hanwha Investment Corporation

Bedford, MA May 5, 2016 Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies  (1366) today announced it has received a $10 million investment from the Hanwha Investment Corporation, one of Korea’s leading private equity/venture capital firms with more than $500 million under management. The funds will be used toward the construction of 1366’s first large-scale commercial factory, scheduled…

1366 Technologies Direct Wafer® Product Achieves New Performance Records at Hanwha Q CELLS Customer Trials

Bedford, MA October 28, 2015  1366 Technologies today announced a series of new performance records for its kerfless, drop-in 156mm multi-crystalline wafers, including a champion result of 19.1% on an industrial line of Hanwha Q CELLS. The result was independently verified by the Fraunhofer ISE. Hanwha Q CELLS has achieved an average cell efficiency of 19.0% (max…

1366 Technologies to Construct New Direct Wafer® Manufacturing Facility in New York

BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–1366 Technologies today announced plans to build a state-of-the-art, commercial solar wafer manufacturing facility in Genesee County New York, strategically located between Buffalo and Rochester, that will eventually scale to 3 GW, house 400 Direct Wafer® furnaces, and produce more than 600 million high-performance silicon wafers per year enough to power 360,000 American homes.…

1366 Technologies Adds Polaris Managing Partner Amir Nashat to Board of Directors

Bedford, MA July 14, 2015  Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies today welcomed Polaris Partners’ Managing Partner, Amir Nashat to its Board of Directors. Dr. Nashat has guided and advised numerous high-growth organizations and his deep experience will prove valuable as 1366 Technologies continues on the path toward high-volume production. “Amir’s extensive experience advancing high-value companies will…

IHI Corporation to Deploy 1366 Technologies’ Direct Wafers® in New Solar Installations

Bedford, MA and TOKYO April 9, 2015 1366 Technologies today announced that IHI Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, IHI Plant Construction Co., Ltd, will use wafers made with the company’s Direct Wafer® technology in two new solar installations in Japan. The projects lay the foundation for a long-term partnership between the two companies, in which…

1366 Technologies and Hanwha Q CELLS Form Strategic Partnership to Develop and Commercialize Direct Wafer® Technology

Partnership Reflects Joint Mission to Meet Global Demand for High-Performance, Low-Cost Photovoltaics Bedford, MA and Thalheim, Germany March 5, 2015 1366 Technologies and Hanwha Q CELLS (NASDAQ:HQCL) today announced that they have entered into a long-term strategic partnership to jointly advance the efficiency and quality of solar cells while dramatically reducing their costs. The two…