SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovalight today announced that CEO Conrad Burke won the 2010 Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses. Conrad Burke was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented by the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese at a televised gala event in Dublin, Ireland on Thursday, October 21.
Based in Silicon Valley, Innovalight pioneered cost effective technologies and materials that allow crystalline silicon cell manufacturers to produce solar cells with higher conversion efficiencies.
The panel of judges were impressed by the global potential of Innovalight and its ability to have a significant impact on reducing the cost of solar energy.
Innovalight has been profiled in Time magazine and by CNN in recognition of its having developed one of the most revolutionary semiconductor materials to be seen in the past 50 years.
Innovalight is based in Sunnyvale, California. The company manufactures silicon ink and licenses a proprietary process technology to solar cell manufacturing companies. Innovalight is venture capital backed and has received additional development funds from the U.S. Department of Energy. For more information, visit www.innovalight.com
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