The photovoltaics business unit of Heraeus, a Germany-based supplier of metallization pastes for solar cells, has announced a strategic move to relocate its research and development (R&D) scientists to its facility in West Conshohocken, Pa.
Weiming Zhang, vice president of technology for the business unit, says Heraeus first began with only ‘a few’ scientists at the Pennsylvania facility. ‘With a core talent of employees at our corporate location in Hanau, Germany, and our targeted market in Asia, we set up R&D centers in Hanau and Singapore," explains Zhang, later adding," We have now decided to co-locate all our research and development staff in West Conshohocken.
"We believe this action will foster a faster pace of innovation, increasing our speed to market. We are excited about having this cross-cultural team, with their unique perspectives, come together for the benefit of the Heraeus PV business and our customers.’