Sunday, February 17, 2008

Silicon Valley Starts to Turn Its Face to the Sun - New York Times

Bright ideas...

“A solar cell is just a big specialized chip, so everything we’ve learned about making chips applies,” says Paul Saffo, an associate engineering professor at Stanford and a longtime observer of Silicon Valley.

Financial opportunity also drives innovators to exploit the solar field. “This is the biggest market Silicon Valley has ever looked at,” says T. J. Rogers, the chief executive of Cypress Semiconductor, which is part-owner of the SunPower Corporation, a maker of solar cells in San Jose, Calif.

Silicon Valley Starts to Turn Its Face to the Sun - New York Times

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