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.
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 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.
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.
The counterclaims allege, among other things, that EPIR
: (a) diverted funds paid by Sunovia, and then attempted to conceal the same when Sunovia requested information to which it was entitled; (b) fraudulently concealed from Sunovia patent applications claiming technology developed under the agreement; and (c) attempted to destroy or appropriate Sunovia's investment in EPIR
and the joint development effort.
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.
Sunovia owns the exclusive marketing rights to products produced by EPIR
Sivananthan Laboratories") is an independent company formed in September 2009 as a spin-off from EPIR