Ferro Corporation Expands Photovoltaic Technology Center Capability in Asia
Published: Jun 09, 2010
CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE) announced today that it is expanding capability in its Suzhou, China, and Taipei, Taiwan, photovoltaic (PV) technology centers as part of a wide-ranging plan to support growth in the Asian marketplace. Ferro’s existing Technology Center in Suzhou is currently being expanded to meet the increased demand from solar cell manufacturers in China. The new Advanced Technology Center in Taiwan is expected to be completed by the end of 2010 and will be equipped with state-of-the-art solar cell printing and firing equipment. Both labs will be capable of building prototype solar cells and will be complemented by a complete range of solar cell characterization instruments. “These labs will provide for rapid product customization to meet evolving customer requirements,” said Steve Florio, Chief Technology Officer, Electronic Color and Glass Materials Group.