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Ovonics

(OVshinsky electrONICS) The science of glass compounds invented by Stanford Ovshinsky, founder of Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) in 1960. Ovonics deals with thin films of amorphous materials that can change their state when light or electricity is applied. Ovonics has brought about nickel metal hydride batteries, rewritable CDs and DVDs, as well as innovative fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. It is also used in phase change memory (PCM), a non-volatile memory that has the potential to replace all types of memory in the future. See chalcogenide glass, phase change disc and phase change memory.
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Invented by ECD Ovonics co-founder Stan Ovshinsky, thin-film laminates offer several advantages over crystalline PV panels.
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Ovonics plans to seek partners to make the device ubiquitous, in a similar fashion to the firm's Ovonyx venture (owned 39.5% by ECD with venture capital from Intel), which aims to commercialize OUM--Ovonic Unified Memory--technology to replace FLASH and DRAM technologies.--KMK
ECD Ovonics reported total first-quarter revenues of $27 million, up from total revenues of $17.9 million for the third quarter of 2005, while the company's total revenues for the nine months ended March 31, 2006 were $74.5 million, compared to total revenues of $135.7 for the first nine months of FY 05.
According to the company, Ovonic Universal Memory (OUM) thin-film semiconductor memory technology, was originally invented by SR Ovshinsky, the president, chief scientist and technologist and co-founder of ECD Ovonics.
ECD Ovonics' Production Technology and Machine Building Division will build the manufacturing equipment for the joint venture.
Energy Conversion Devices Ovonics: In partnership with ChevronTexaco, developed tank for storing hydrogen in solid form and converted a Toyota Prius hybrid to run on hydrogen fuel.
Texaco Ovonic Hydrogen Systems (TOHS), an ECD Ovonics joint venture, is showing how this can be achieved today by demonstrating the use of its breakthrough low-pressure, metal-hydride hydrogen storage system in a modified hydrogen-electric hybrid Toyota Prius.
No one understood ovonics before Ovshinsky invented it.
Ovonics, filial de General Motors, dono 28 modulos solares en mayo a los pequenos poblados mexicanos de El Sabino, El Naranjo y Sicuandi, en las montanas de la Sierra Sur, en el sureno estado de Oaxaca, pero las autoridades locales tuvieron que cubrir US$300.000 por concepto de instalacion y otros gastos, y a final de cuentas tendran que pagar mas de US$1 millon para equipar las comunidades con 85 modulos adicionales.
General Motor's Ovonics unit donated 28 solar modules this past May to the tiny hamlets of El Sabino, El Naranjo and Sicuandi, which are tucked away in the Sierra Sur mountains in the southern state of Oaxaca, but the local government still had to spend $300,000 on installation and related expenses.
Some of the scrap would be sold to companies such as Ovonics, which produces nickel hydride batteries for scooters, cars, computers and children's toys.