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The Impact of the Pandemic

The pandemic has had an unprecedented national and global impact, including on 1366’s business. The outbreak has made clear what we’ve always known: innovation can’t happen in isolation.
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1366 Technologies Raises $18M in Series E Financing, Adds New Investors Including Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Today, 1366 Technologies is announcing an $18M Series E financing from several new investors including Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
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Collaboration Accelerates Production Achievements for Thin Wafers with Thick Borders, Companies Display Prototype Q CELLS Q.ANTUM Module at SNEC 2019

With Scaling Effort Underway, Technical Collaboration Continues and 1366 Technologies Plots Path to Less Than $0.20 Wafer per Piece
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1366 Technologies and Hanwha Q CELLS Partner on World’s First Factory to Feature Direct Wafer® Manufacturing Process

With Scaling Effort Underway, Technical Collaboration Continues and 1366 Technologies Plots Path to Less Than $0.20 Wafer per Piece
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Why the Ingot’s to Blame for Many Wafer Contaminants

Electrical quality and the subsequent efficiency potential of silicon wafers are determined by impurities and their interactions with crystallographic defects, mainly dislocations. When compared to the conventional ingot pulling or casting technologies required for mono- or multi-crystalline wafers, the Direct Wafer technology...
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1366’s Direct Wafer® Process Named PV Magazine’s 2018 Technology to Watch

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1366 Named to 2018 Class of Energy Innovation Pioneers at CERAWeek by IHS Markit

HOUSTON, Tex. – February 23, 2018 – The CEOs and founders of seven companies selected as Energy Innovation Pioneers will present at the CERAWeek by IHS Markit executive conference, March
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1366 Technologies Raises $9M Series D

2017 has been an important year for 1366 and today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve raised $9M in Series D funding from strategic partners and return investors. The new
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1366 Technologies and Hanwha Q Cells Boost Direct Wafer® Champion Cell Efficiency to 20.3% and Cell Efficiency Average to 20.1%

Direct Wafer Products Exceed the Average of the Multi Reference Group While Enabling Ultra-Low Cost BEDFORD, Mass. and SEOUL, South Korea – August 23, 2017 – Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366
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1366 Technologies and IHI Corporation Mark Completion of First Commercial Solar Installation to Feature Direct Wafer® Products

Bedford, MA and Tokyo – June 29, 2017 – Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies today announced that Japan’s IHI Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary IHI Plant Construction Co., Ltd (IPC),
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Doping Gradient: An Efficiency-Boosting Industry First

There are two prevailing themes in solar manufacturing, cost down and efficiency up. The reasons why Direct Wafer® dramatically reduces costs are well understood – manufacturing a product more efficiently
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3D Wafter bringing further cost reductions

Why the “3D” Wafer Feature Brings Further Cost Reductions

In 2016, 1366 introduced a new wafer feature made possible with the Direct Wafer® process, the ability to grow a thin wafer with a thick border or what we refer
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A Q&A with 1366 Technologies’ CTO

Earlier this year, 1366 Technologies elevated Dr. Adam Lorenz to the position of Chief Technology Officer. A founding member of the Company, Adam has played a pivotal role in moving
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1366 Technologies Supplies Direct Wafer® Products for First Commercial Solar Array

500 kW Installation for Japan’s IHI Corporation Will Feature More than 120,000 of 1366’s High-Performance Wafers Bedford, MA – March 8, 2017 – Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies today announced
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1366 Technologies Achieves 19.9% Efficiency Using Direct Wafer® and Hanwha Q Cells Q.ANTUM Cell Technologies

Bedford, MA – March 8, 2017 – Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies today announced a new performance record for its Direct Wafer® technology with the achievement of 19.9% cell efficiency
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1366 Technologies and Hanwha Q CELLS Achieve 19.6% Efficiency Using Direct Wafer® and Q.ANTUM Cell Technologies

Bedford, MA – December 21, 2016 – Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies today announced that it has jointly achieved with Hanwha Q CELLS a new performance record of 19.6% cell efficiency for
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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
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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
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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
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Hanwha Q CELLS and 1366 Enter Into 5-Year Supply Agreement

Deal Follows Year-Long Strategic Partnership and Collaborative R&D Efforts on the Development and Commercialization of 1366’s Direct Wafer Technology Seoul, South Korea and Bedford, MA April 12, 2016 Hanwha Q
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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
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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
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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
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IHI Corporation to Deploy 1366 Technologies’ Direct Wafers® in New Solar Installations

Bedford, MA and TOKYO “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
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1366 Technologies Extends Series C with $5M Investment from Haiyan Capital

New Funding to Further Commercial Scale-Up of Company’s Advanced Manufacturing Process Bedford, MA April 9, 2015 Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies today announced it has completed a $5 million extension to
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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
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1366 Adds to Executive Team and Forms Scientific Advisory Board as Company Shifts Focus to Commercial Manufacturing

Co-founder and CTO Emanuel “Ely” Sachs Transitions to New Role as Scientific Advisory Board Chair; Bruce Sohn Joins Board of Directors; and Photovoltaics Industry Veteran Dr. Rob Steeman Signs-On to
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