Sunovia Energy Technologies and EPIR
Technologies have received a $9 million Defense Department SBIR Phase III contract that allows for the expansion of production capacities and capabilities of their combined cadmium telluride on silicon (CdTe/Si) manufacturing program.
The real-time capabilities of EPIR
spectroscopy make the method well suited for a range of applications, including continuous emissions monitoring (CEMS), automobile emissions to meet the 2007-2010 new emission standards, solvent processing streams, specialty gases (blend ratios and purity) and environmental monitoring.
The leading-edge projects being carried out at EPIR
have been fostered by the vision of technology leaders at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
Sunovia and EPIR
have exclusively partnered to commercialize solar and infrared (IR) technologies for the renewable energy and night vision markets.
Under this licensing agreement, EPIR
will transfer these BAE Systems' proven technologies to its foundry, based in the Chicago, IL area, to manufacture LPE MCT detector arrays.
The other works component of the EPIR
Project whose contract has already been awarded is the rehabilitation of the distribution network throughout the country whose kick-off meeting was held last month.
Siva Sivananthan, CEO of EPIR
, "and to eliminate the distraction from our primary business and the expense the lawsuit creates for our company and shareholders.
Chelva Kumar, a member of the Board of Directors of EPIR
, said, "This is a testament to the remarkable growth EPIR
has experienced in some of the toughest times this nation has ever seen.
Siva Sivananthan, founded EPIR
Technologies in 1998.
Timothy Coutts, Advisor and Senior Scientist at EPIR
Technologies Inc, NREL Fellow Emeritus and founder of the Device Development Group at NREL, stated, "This year's International Symposium on Optoelectronic Materials and Devices brought together a wonderful group of researchers from the solar, IR, and LED industries.
Sivananthan Laboratories") is an independent company formed in September 2009 as a spin-off from EPIR
In its press release, Sunovia made a series of false allegations regarding EPIR
and its performance under an agreement with Sunovia," said Dr.