When it’s good to be named ‘disruptive’
Semprius Inc., headquartered in Durham and with a location in Henderson, has been named one of MIT Technology Review’s “50 Disruptive Companies 2013.”
The magazine’s editors look for companies for the annual list demonstrating original and valuable technology over the past year, that are bringing that technology to market at significant scale and are “clearly influencing” their competitors, according to a news release from Semprius.
“We consider Semprius a solar company worth watching closely,” said Jason Pontin, publisher and editor in chief of MIT Technology Review, in a news release.
Semprius employs 50 at the Henderson location, has one shift, and has been shipping to customers since October.
The company uses a proprietary micro-transfer printing process to make small solar cells for modules that company officials believe have performance and cost advantages.
In the May/June 2012 edition of Technology Review, Semprius was named to the top 10 of important emerging technologies for 2012. Stephen Cass, the Technology Review editor who led the annual list’s development, said it was the long-term potential of processes developed by Semprius that got MIT’s attention.