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ActLight joined the EE Times’ Silicon 60

ActLight joined the latest EE Times list of 60 emerging startups.

EE Times: “Silicon 60 companies are selected based on a mix of criteria, including: technology, intended market, maturity, financial position, investment profile and executive leadership. Most importantly, they’re emerging companies we believe are important to follow.”

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LeTemps: Actlight invented the solar cell of tomorrow

Actlight appears in new issue of Swiss newspaper LeTemps.

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Venture Kick: ActLight wins 130.000 CHF

ActLight became a winner of the Swiss Venture Kick program winning additional 130.000 Swiss francs in seed-capital as a well-deserved prize.

ActLight: the future of solar-technology
Conventional solar-cells, still to this day remain very bulky and perform poorly when used for small electronics solutions is deployed in suboptimal lighting conditions. The startup of co-founder and CEO Serguei Okhonin has developed minuscule solar-modules, which thanks to its integration on semiconductor chips, are able to address these problems by enhancing their respective performances by a factor of one-thousand.

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EE Times: ActLight Takes CMOS Tack to Smart Solar

ActLight appears in the latest issue of EE Times, the world leading newspaper in the electronics industry.

“A Swiss solar energy startup (ActLight) is taking an unconventional path to solar power development: It wants to use silicon CMOS wafers usually optimized for logic circuits to integrate large numbers of small solar cells with logic in a chiplike device.”

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ActLight participates in the 8th CEO Day 2011

ActLight’s Sergei Okhonin has been chosen by the CEO Day Selection Committee for a pitching slot.

ActLight is a finalist of the Swiss Technology Award 2011

ActLight is selected as 1 of 3 finalists for the Swiss Technology Award 2011 that will be selected November 3 at the Swiss Innovation Forum an the Novartis Campus in Basel.

For a lot of awardees, the Swiss Technology Award gave important impulses for their international career. No other competition can look back upon such a tradition and history of success as the initiative “Swiss Technology Award”. Since 1987, the award is a big help for the most innovative ideas to reach the markets.

No other competition can look back upon such a tradition and history of success as the initiative “Swiss Technology Award”. Decisive for the great attractiveness are: firstly the fact that he awards technological innovations and secondly that the price doesn’t consist in a big check but rather in a bundle of chances, chances for a quick access to the real market.

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Intel: stamp-sized solar cells to power up computers

Intel Corporation has revealed that Intel’s engineers are working on a new class of platform power management that will aid in the delivery of always-on-always-connected computing (more information).

The advances in silicon technology and platform engineering are expected to reduce idle platform power by more than 20 times over current designs without compromising computing performance. This design change, combined with industry collaboration, will lead to more than 10 days of connected standby battery life by 2013. The advancements will aid in delivery of always-on-always-connected computing where Ultrabooks stay connected when in standby mode, keeping the e-mail, social media and digital content up-to-date.

Although these solar powered processes are not near production, in the future they may be used to power sensors that need to run continuously with minimal energy requirements.

ActLight doesn’t have any co-operation with Intel at this stage but this shows the growing industry focus on low power electronics in combination with solar technologies, the core focus of ActLight.

ActLight is a finalist of the Swiss Venture Kick

ActLight qualifies as a finalist for the Swiss Venture Kick program.

Venture Kick aims for an early detection and promotion of promising business ideas at Swiss universities and schools of higher education. The goal of this privately-funded support initiative is to double the number of spin-offs by accelerating the founding process and by making startups attractive for professional investors.

ActLight SA incorporated

ActLight SA was incorporated in mid October 2011 after one and a half year in startup mode. ActLight SA is located at the PSE Science and Incubation Park of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, one of the leading European research centers that provides state-of-the-art environment for new technical developments.