Tomahawk, WI 07/08/2014 (Basicsmedia) – GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:GTAT) would be attending the 2014 Intersolar North America Conference, which is to be held between July 8-10, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Gt would be presenting its new Merlin technology, under the guidance of Dr. Gopal Prabhu, Senior Director of Technology at GT on July 8, 2014. Dr. Prabhu would deliver its presentation by 9:00 in the morning on Tuesday. The new Merlin technology is entitled under, “Innovative Cell Metallization and Interconnect Technology for Improved Module Performance and Lower Installed System Cost.”
Merlin technology is an innovative interconnect technology that would enhance the efficiency and would reduce the installation cost across the solar chain. Not like other interlock technologies, Merlin is designed in such a way which would significantly increase the stability of the modules when tested under extensive trembling and thermal cycling tests. Also it is considered as an easy call-in technology that would lessen the threat of implementation. The same would be achieved by keeping away from the use of new materials in the erection of the module along with keeping extra cap-ex to the least amount.
The new technology would be exclusively suiting the high current modules with the bifacial cells as well.
GT Might Get An Edge From Apple
The news might disappoint the GT faculty as they expect that the revenue generation from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) might get limited. GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:GTAT) is currently the prime manufacturer and supplier of sapphire stuff for LED and the solar products ought to be used in its iPhones. GT has sanctioned a contract with Apple for its sapphire glass, which is the strongest one and the most scuff resistant glass present in the market. As per the reports from Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (TSE:CF) it is quite possible that Apple might limit the sapphire glass screens in its forthcoming iPhone and iWatch, which would definitely reduce GD’s earnings from Apple.