Taking a gold leaf from First Solar’s crown, MiaSole's copper indium gallium
selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic module start-up is to employ
Intel’s Technical Manufacturing Services practice to ramp its capacity
from 50MW to 150MW by year-end. Bruce Sohn, a former 300mm fab manager at
Intel had been accredited by First Solar in recruiting a number of key
Intel personnel as the company became the largest solar module
manufacturer in the world.
"The engagement is part of Intel's broader strategy to partner promising high tech innovation with Intel's world class manufacturing and Copy Exactly! Methodology,” noted Brian Krzanich, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Manufacturing and Supply Chain. “This will enable companies like MiaSole to scale to high volume manufacturing cheaper, faster, and better."
“The best technology manufacturer on the planet is now teaching us what it means to be world-class. This contribution will strengthen our goals to achieve manufacturing scale at our California factory this year," commented Dr. Joseph Laia, CEO of MiaSole.