August 12, 2011

Chicago, IL - MicroLink Devices, Inc. (, a Niles, IL-based manufacturer of solar cells and sheets, and of wireless communications materials, is proud to announce the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 7,994,419 “Methods for Fabricating Thin Film III-V Compound Solar Cell.”  This patent protects MicroLink’s epitaxial lift-off (ELO) technology, which allows the fabrication of large-area inverted metamorphic multi-junction (IMM) solar cells while preserving the GaAs or InP semiconductor substrate on which the solar cells are grown.  MicroLink has developed ELO technology over the past several years and is developing a range of solar cells based on this technology.

Dr. Noren Pan, MicroLink’s President and CEO, said, "We are very pleased to receive this patent.  Epitaxial lift-off is a revolutionary technology that offers the prospect of improved solar cell performance and reduced cost."

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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