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Capital Refractories has new salesperson, Peruvian distributor

The company is pleased to announce the employment of Mr. Anthony Day. Day brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from his 21years in the refractory industry and will be primarily responsible for business growth in Pennsylvania and New England States. We are also now selling refractories for foundry industry into the Peruvian market with our agency distributor MERSUD.

Osram Sylvania adds solid state lighting
fixtures to its portfolio

Osram Sylvania today announced plans to offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-efficient lighting fixtures for commercial and residential use. The Sylvania fixture line is the latest expansion of the company’s solid state lighting portfolio, which includes LED modules, power supplies, controls, lighting services and the number one line of LED retrofits in North America.

American Piezo launches online forum

APC is pleased to announce the launch of its online forum. The company will use this section of its website to facilitate general discussions about the use and application of piezoelectric ceramics and piezo devices.

Kyocera supplies solar modules for Marine Corps’ largest PV installation

Kyocera Solar Inc. and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest today announced the completion of a 1.4 megawatt solar electric system on the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, just north of San Diego, Calif.

Murata appoints David M. Kirk as its new CEO

Murata Electronics North America announced that Kirk brings to the new role more than 27 years of engineering, marketing and management experience in the electronics industry. Kirk had previously held the position of president, CEO, and a director of RF Monolithics Inc.

 H.C. Starck’s thin film PV solutions on display at TechCon 2011

With over 30 locations worldwide including the U.S., Asia, and Europe, H.C. Starck offers local support to customers and is pleased to exhibit at this year’s Society of Vacuum Coaters TechCon 2011 Exhibition, going on now in Chicago, Illinois – Booth 1214. By responding to the demand to lower the cost-per-watt, H.C. Starck’s Fabricated Products Group developed sputtering targets with superior sputtering performance for thin film PV energy applications.