Info
Info
News Article

Cleantech Expert Joins CIGS Innovator XsunX

The new appointment will strengthen the firm's CIGS technological and business capabilities
XsunX, Inc. the developer of CIGSolar, a patent-pending technology for the mass production of CIGS solar cells has recruited John R. Tuttle to the the company's Advisory Board.


"John's extensive entrepreneurial background and comprehensive knowledge of the Cleantech industry is the perfect addition to XsunX at just the right time," says XsunX CEO, Tom Djokovich.


Over the last several years, the company has been developing its CIGSolar technology while navigating the solar industry-wide restructuring. Recently XsunX began its transition from focusing on its CIGSolar baseline system design and build-out to marketing of its CIGSolar® technology. The next logical step was the addition of a seasoned industry innovation and business development veteran to aid in this transition and further development of XsunX's business relationships with customers and investors.


"There's been a paradigm shift occurring at virtually every level of the solar industry including, and most significantly, how business, the capital markets, and project finance assess the value of the solar industry as a whole and, more specifically, the value of any particular technology," adds Djokovich.


"Our current requirement was to find someone with world-class CIGS experience and someone who could also "think outside of the box" - or in the CIGS business - outside of the vacuum chamber to commercialize technology. Dr. Tuttle's years of noteworthy experience at NREL elevating the science and capabilities of CIGS, and his experience transitioning innovation into operational results provides XsunX with the hands-on capabilities that we were looking for," concludes Djokovich.


 Tuttle brings 30 years of experience in the semiconductor & photovoltaic industries to XsunX, and for the last several years has focused on assisting with operational and capital management of early-stage companies in the Cleantech sector. Previously, he was the co-founder, Chief Executive & Chairman of DayStar Technologies, Inc. where he took the company from 3 employees to an operational organization with world-class development and pilot production facilities, achieving an over 900% value creation for its IPO shareholders.


From 1986-1997, Tuttle held the position of Senior Scientist at NREL where his research guided the fabrication of thin-film CIGS PV devices with multiple world-record efficiencies. He has authored/co-authored over 70 publications, 14 Patent's / Patent applications, and conducted over 100 presentations about technology & business development.


He holds a Ph.D. in EE from the University of Colorado, an M.S. from the Colorado School of Mines and a B.S in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University. Tuttle is joining as Senior Scientific and Business Advisor to XsunX.




AngelTech Live III: Join us on 12 April 2021!

AngelTech Live III will be broadcast on 12 April 2021, 10am BST, rebroadcast on 14 April (10am CTT) and 16 April (10am PST) and will feature online versions of the market-leading physical events: CS International and PIC International PLUS a brand new Silicon Semiconductor International Track!

Thanks to the great diversity of the semiconductor industry, we are always chasing new markets and developing a range of exciting technologies.

2021 is no different. Over the last few months interest in deep-UV LEDs has rocketed, due to its capability to disinfect and sanitise areas and combat Covid-19. We shall consider a roadmap for this device, along with technologies for boosting its output.

We shall also look at microLEDs, a display with many wonderful attributes, identifying processes for handling the mass transfer of tiny emitters that hold the key to commercialisation of this technology.

We shall also discuss electrification of transportation, underpinned by wide bandgap power electronics and supported by blue lasers that are ideal for processing copper.

Additional areas we will cover include the development of GaN ICs, to improve the reach of power electronics; the great strides that have been made with gallium oxide; and a look at new materials, such as cubic GaN and AlScN.

Having attracted 1500 delegates over the last 2 online summits, the 3rd event promises to be even bigger and better – with 3 interactive sessions over 1 day and will once again prove to be a key event across the semiconductor and photonic integrated circuits calendar.

So make sure you sign up today and discover the latest cutting edge developments across the compound semiconductor and integrated photonics value chain.

REGISTER FOR FREE

VIEW SESSIONS

Info
×
Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
×
Logo
×
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the Compound Semiconductor Magazine, the Compound Semiconductor Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.


Please subscribe me to:

 

You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in:
 
X
Info
X
Info
{taasPodcastNotification}
Live Event