December 21, 2011

Chicago, IL - MicroLink Devices, Inc. (, a Niles, IL-based manufacturer of solar cells and sheets, and of wireless communications materials, has received notification that it has been selected for award of three research contracts from NASA.  Two of the contracts are SBIR Phase I; one involves high-volume production of lightweight, multi-junction solar cells using 6-inch GaAs; the other involves the development of a lightweight, flexible photovoltaic module.  The third contract is STTR Phase I and involves the development of epitaxial lift-off (ELO) photovoltaic devices that contain quantum dots. 

According to Dr. Noren Pan, MicroLink’s President and CEO, “We are very excited by these awards.  The SBIR and STTR programs are extremely competitive and it is a testament to MicroLink’s innovative solar cell technology and to the quality of its engineering and scientific staff that NASA has awarded us three contracts.”  Pan added, “We look forward to the successful completion of these Phase I contracts over the next year and to transitioning the resulting technology into products. 

About MicroLink Devices, Inc. 
MicroLink Devices, Inc. was founded in 2000 by Dr. Noren Pan, its current president and CEO.  The company specializes in metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) growth of semiconductor structures for use in communications devices, and in the growth and fabrication of advanced solar cells for space, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and terrestrial use.  MicroLink also performs engineering research and development services: it has collaborated on commercial research and development projects with many other companies, and has been a prime federal contractor on many solar cell, optoelectronics, and electronics projects since 2003.  The company has earned ISO 9001 Certification for its quality and service practices. 

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