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Publication Date: 07/1/2011

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Google Partners with SolarCity to Fund Residential Solar Projects

San Mateo and Mountain View, CA — SolarCity and Google have created a new $280 million fund to finance residential solar projects. The Google-backed fund is the first collaboration between the Internet giant and the nation's leading solar power and energy efficiency service provider, and represents Google's largest investment to date in the clean energy sector.

The fund is SolarCity's largest project financing fund and the largest residential solar fund created in the U.S. SolarCity has now created 15 project funds with seven
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NIST, AIP Make Semiconductor Research Freely Available Online

Gaithersburg, MD — A wealth of information on recent advances in semiconductor research is now available free of charge, following an agreement between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the American Institute of Physics (AIP). The development should be welcome news to semiconductor ...Read More
Sandia & TUV Rheinland to Help US Photovoltaics

Albuquerque, NM — Testing techniques from Sandia National Laboratories are helping accelerate the growth of the nation's photovoltaic solar power industry through a partnership with TUV Rheinland PTL, LLC, a private testing and certification company in Tucson, Arizona.Read More

SMTA “Members of Distinction” Award Winners Announced
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - During the 2016 Annual Meeting at SMTA International, the SMTA honored members who have shown exceptional service to the association and the electronics assembly industry.

The FOUNDER'S AWARD honoring members who have made exceptional contributions to the industry as well as support and service to the SMTA, was presented to Gary Tanel, McDonald Technologies. SMTA and the electronics industry have benefited immensely from Gary’s ardent support and leadership over the years.

World PCB Production in 2015 Estimated at $58.6 Billion
BANNOCKBURN, IL - The world market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached an estimated $58.6 billion in value in 2015 according to IPC’s  World PCB Production Report for the Year 2015. This represents a nominal decrease of 2.7 percent from 2014, but factoring out the effects of exchange rate fluctuations, the growth of PCB output was actually up 2.0 percent in real terms.

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