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Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH, a leading supplier for photomask metrology and repair tools and Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced a collaboration to support the ZEISS tool family for in-die metrology solutions for the 32-nanometer (nm) technology node and below. Synopsys will offer support for ZEISS' PROVETM, the next-generation registration metrology tool, through Synopsys' CATSTM, the technology-leading mask data preparation solution. Using CATS as the data preparation engine, mask engineers using PROVE can benefit from improved efficiency and usability of a registration metrology system that meets stringent overlay accuracy requirements.Strong optical proximity correction and double patterning techniques, required to extend 193-nm lithography to the next technology nodes, demand greater photomask pattern placement accuracy. The new PROVE system meets these increased demands with its groundbreaking concept of 193-nm illumination optics. It delivers an in-die metrology capability for measurement of the smallest production features without placing registration marks, enabling mask makers to measure and analyze registration in critical areas on the mask.The new CATS module, currently in limited customer availability and generally available in March 2011, enables a fast, efficient and fully automated flow for the setup of photomask

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In which phase of development is a particular technology or a particular area of technology? This is a key question for companies which develop and market technology-based services and products. The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) has now made it possible to forecast the future. PRV is the first on the market to offer this type of business intelligence tool which is based on patent information.Technological development in a particular field of technology is simulated in the new service Foreseeker. A Foreseeker analysis is based on patent data and its results respond to a number of strategic questions. It also includes the use of advanced mathematical methods to simulate a forecast of future development. The results is an important basis for strategic decisions that can save significant amounts of money since the results can help companies to increase the reliability of the assessments of when and where technologies should be developed or phased out.Foreseeker creates new opportunitiesForeseeker is developed by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV). Ervin Dubarić, who along with Omar Al-Askary, is one of the creators and architects of the service: "With the help of Foreseeker, it becomes possible to see further into the future than what we are accustomed to. It can make a major difference for a company's competitiveness. Foreseeker

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BARENDRECHT, Netherlands - For more than 80 years, TectylTM protective products have prevented corrosion and rust on the underbodies of cars and buses, as well as the interiors of these vehicles. Valvoline International Inc., an affiliate of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), has announced its entry into the Danish industrial market with a broad range of Tectyl products that offer short- and long-term metal surface protection for a variety of applications, such as tubes and pipes, windmill towers, pneumatic tools, hydraulic systems and heavy equipment.The proven multifunctional performance of Tectyl protective products is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use to help protect metal surfaces from the damaging effects of moisture and salt (sodium chloride). The recent development of new technologies now enables the expanded use of Tectyl protective products for industrial applications where rust and corrosion are significant concerns. Tectyl products are marketed and sold in Denmark by Eurodeal, an authorized ValvolineTM products distributor."The Tectyl brand is well known across the European region for quality and performance," said Jaap Spies, Tectyl commercial manager. "We have taken a specialized approach to further develop our products for applications in adjacent markets where rust and corrosion can lead to costly repairs, and even

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Hi Alberto, Thank you for catching up with us quickly today, I have a few questions for youregarding Operation and Maintenance within the Wind Energy industry.Could you tell us a little bit about the projects that you're currently working on? What areyour current aims for the next 6 months?As The Spanish wind energy Association we are mainly working on modifications of theexisting regulation and preparing for the new regulation to be applied after 2012. We willbe presenting our proposals to the Ministry of Energy to keep the economic feasibility of theprojects and to facilitate the integration of the electricity produced by the wind farms intothe grid.Great! Sounds like you are going to be very busy over the next few months!What partnerships are you looking at currently, or which companies in particular wouldyou like to work with? Who has come up with the most exciting innovation that you'veseen recently and why?We are actively trying to integrate all the stakeholders with interest in those activities. Theseare from the plant owners to the insurance companies and of course with the involvement ofthe maintenance companies and the equipment manufacturer.So bringing the industry together is always an important factor. This shows how importantOperations and Maintenance

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Kyocera Corporation (KYO 100.86, -2.17, -2.11%) (tokyo:6971) today announced that it has installed a total of 305.1kW of solar power systems to two villages in Mongolia through the World Bank's Renewable Energy for Rural Access Project. The installations are among the largest stand-alone solar power generating systems in the world. The systems were installed this summer and are now currently helping to provide electricity for the daily needs of the local residents. The World Bank project aims to increase electricity and improve reliability of electricity service through the use of solar energy to help improve the living conditions of the herder population and off-grid village communities.Kyocera was selected to supply the solar power generating systems for the project because of the company's years of experience in the solar energy business in Mongolia, and the durability of its high-quality modules to harsh weather conditions. The systems were supplied and installed by the company's subsidiary, KYOCERA (Tianjin) Sales & Trading Corporation (herein "KTST").The two systems, 202.5kW and 102.6kW (total of 305.1kW), have been installed in the villages of Gobi-Altai and Bayantooroi, respectively, which are both located in the Gobi Desert region of western Mongolia. The region, which is faced with a harsh

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www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the solar energy industry and has completed analytical research on Evergreen Solar Inc. (ESLR 0.99, +0.01, +0.83%) and SunPower Corporation (SPWRA 13.78, +0.02, +0.15%) . Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches.The Solar Energy Market sector is primed for huge growth during the coming years. If the industry can acquire $100 billion in private-sector investment, it's predicted that solar energy capacity could grow to 4.2% of the U.S. electric supply by 2020. The cost of solar equipment has fallen 50% in the past two years, increasing margins and making the product more viable for residential and commercial buyers. This combined with governmental support should help continue to propel the industry forward. From 2009 to 2010, the industry grew 80% to 12.9 GWs production worldwide. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the solar energy industry.www.stockcall.com/ is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the solar energy industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Evergreen Solar Inc. and SunPower Corporation; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

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Global Tech I including 80 plants to be created northwest of Cuxhaven inthe North Sea-Energy suppliers as clientHOCHTIEF Construction has been awarded the contract for another offshorewind farm. From mid-2012, the HOCHTIEF subsidiary is expected to startconstructing the wind farm Global Tech I in the German North Sea. The contractvolume is EUR 175 million. The client of the wind farm is the project companyGlobal Tech I Offshore Wind in which several energy suppliers, energy tradingcompanies and a number of other companies have a share.In the wind field 110 kilometers northwest of Cuxhaven, HOCHTIEF will firstanchor 80 foundations, each with a weight of 950 tons, in the 40-meter-deepsea bed. The 5-megawatt wind wheels will then be mounted using Group-owned special platforms and reach 150 meters out of the water. In this project,BELUGA HOCHTIEF Offshore's special jack-up vessel will be used for the firsttime. HOCHTIEF also has developed a tailor-made logistics concept whichallows construction time to be reduced significantly. Henner Mahlstedt, CEO ofHOCHTIEF Construction: "With our competence and the high quality of ourservices, we make an important contribution to the energy supply of the future."The Group expects annual sales of almost half a million euros from its entireoffshore business.The client invests approximately

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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd strengthens its sales and service organization in the United States and acquires through its fully owned subsidiary 3S Industries USA Inc. (new: MBT Systems Ltd.) by way of an asset purchase transaction the employees and assets of SGS Slicing Solutions Inc. and SGS Machine Tool LLC. Closing of the transaction is expected before the end of 2010. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Meyer Burger Technology AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) announced today that it will strengthen its sales and service organization in the United States. Based on an asset purchase agreement signed today, 3S Industries USA Inc. (new: MBT Systems Ltd.) acquires certain assets and takes over all of the employees of SGS Slicing Solutions Inc., Colombia, New Jersey, and der SGS Machine Tool LLC, Hillsboro, Oregon. Both sellers are longstanding strategic sales and service partner for Meyer Burger's (MB Wafertec) saw systems and solutions. Furthermore, 3S Industries USA Inc., in Tucson, Arizona, changed its name to MBT Systems Ltd. and will act as the new sales and service company of the Meyer Burger Technology group in the United States. Further InformationWerner BuchholzHead of Corporate CommunicationsTel

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aleo solar AG (ISIN: DE000A0JM634) today announced that it will increase the total annual production capacity of its three factories from 250 megawatts (MW) to 390 MW by the end of the coming year. Around EUR 20 million is being invested in the expansion, which will create a total of 100 new jobs.This expansion ensures that aleo solar AG will maintain its status as one of Europe's leading module manufacturers. "By expanding at two of our sites, we are pushing forward with our sustainable growth strategy," comments York zu Putlitz, CEO of aleo solar AG. "aleo solar's future capacity will be around two million solar modules a year." To put this in perspective: This equals the volume produced by aleo solar in its first eight years as a company.In order to increase capacity from 180 MW to 280 MW by the end of the coming year, the main factory at Prenzlau will be modernising its oldest production line, "aleo I". This was the line with which the company started solar module manufacturing back in 2002. Capacity will also be increased by improving production efficiency and by utilising solar cells with a higher output rating. The avim solar production Co. Ltd.

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German solar pioneer Wagner & Co has joined forces with one of the leading suppliers of photovoltaic equipment in southern England, AC Solartechnic Ltd. The new joint venture, "Wagner Solar UK ", will do business beginning in November from AC Solartechnic´s present site in Sidlesham, near Chichester, West Sussex . The premises provide enough space for the anticipated business expansion. AC Solartechnic founders Carsten Pump and Mark Osborne will be managing and finance directors of the new company. They are joined on the board by Alexander Storek, sales manager from Wagner , Germany ."The formation of Wagner Solar UK is an important move both for AC Solartechnic and for Wagner & Co", says Andreas Wagner, co-founder of Wagner & Co. "The UK is a key market which continues to expand rapidly, and it would very much appear that the new government is set to maintain the right environment for further expansion. Wagner Solar is here for the long term, and we shall use our resources to the full to serve our UK customers both now and in the future."Prime position for customersIn addition, Wagner has pledged support to continue the development initiated by AC Solartechnic to supply off-grid power boxes

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