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For more information about the Semiconductor Industry please visit the Semiconductor and Solar links below:

Semiconductor Links

 

Name Semiconductor International
Description Semiconductor International serves the needs of both semiconductor engineers and industry suppliers through a wide range of products and services, including magazines, webcasts, podcasts, directories, trade show guides, e-newsletters, original research, industry seminars and a leading industry website.
Link/PDF http://www.semiconductor.net/
Name Semiconductor Newsbreak
Description Semiconductor International publishes and updates an informational newsletter 4 times a week.
Link/PDF http://www.semiconductor.net/enewsletter/CA6615560/3572.html
Name Semiconductor TODAY – Compounds and Advanced Silicon
Description Semiconductor Today is the first digital-only magazine for the compound semiconductor and advanced silicon industries. Applications covered include wireless communications, fiber-optic communications, LEDs, and solar cells. In addition, attention is given to areas where compound semiconductor and advanced silicon technologies converge.
Link/PDF http://www.semiconductor-today.com/?gclid=CMjt98PD_5YCFRg6awodET_HXg
Name SEMI
Description SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges.
Link/PDF http://www.semi.org/
Name EE Times – Semi News
Description EE Times’ editorial mission is to provide engineers and technical managers with timely, relevant news, analysis and opinion – of both technology and business – to help them keep their fingers on the pulse of the industry and to enable them to make the most informed business, technology and product decisions involving their designs.
Link/PDF http://www.siliconstrategies.com/
Name Topix – Semiconductor News
Description Topix is the leading news community on the Web, connecting people to the information and discussions that matter to them in every U.S. town and city. A Top 10 online newspaper destination, the site links news from 50,000 sources.
Link/PDF http://www.topix.com/business/semiconductors
Name Electronic Engineering News Digest
Description EE Times’ editorial mission is to provide engineers and technical managers with timely, relevant news, analysis and opinion – of both technology and business – to help them keep their fingers on the pulse of the industry and to enable them to make the most informed business, technology and product decisions involving their designs.
Link/PDF http://www.eedigest.com/
Name Solid State Technology
Description Solid State Technology magazine is the longest-running and most complete source of information for engineers, operators, managers, tool and materials suppliers and semiconductor researchersThe online version of Solid State Technology brings you daily updates and news in the electronics industry as well as access to five years of editorial archives. Check the calendar of events for the next conference or refer to the Buyer’s Guide for product and manufacturer information. A convenient subject search is also at your fingertips for quick research on the latest software release.
Link/PDF http://www.solid-state.com/
Name BOIN Semiconductor News
Description Semiconductor news from around the web.
Link/PDF http://www.boin-gmbh.com/semiconductor_news/semiconductor-news.htm
Name Semiconductor Industry Association
Description The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the premier trade association representing the U.S. semiconductor industry. Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites over 70 companies that account for nearly 90 percent of the semiconductor production of this country.Our coalition provides domestic semiconductor companies a forum and a voice to advance the global competitiveness of the $118 billion U.S. microchip industry. Through a network of corporate CEOs SIA also provides a spectrum of services to aid members in growing their own businesses.
Link/PDF http://www.sia-online.org/
Name Yahoo! Finance – Semiconductor News
Description Up to the hour semiconductor news in available 24 hours a day on Yahoo! Finance.
Link/PDF http://biz.yahoo.com/n/x/x0004.html
Name Semiconductor-Manufacuring.net
Description This news source provides an overview of the Semiconductor industry, wafer process and more.
Link/PDF http://www.semiconductor-manufacturing.net/Semiconductor-News.htm
Name EETimes Europe – Semiconductor News
Description For thirty years, EE Times has been the electronics industry newspaper of record. It has broken the stories that shaped the electronics world, and described the technical implications and trade-offs with thoughtful analysis and compelling opinion. Global news for the creators of technology.
Link/PDF http://www.eetimes.eu/semi/
Name Biz Journals
Description Access news about the High Tech industry as it is happening across the nation.
Link/PDF http://www.bizjournals.com/industries/industries/high_tech
Name Fabtech
Description Semiconductor Fabtech has been at the leading-edge of IC fabrication technology coverage for the past twelve years. Featuring real world manufacturing editorial, we target leading-edge IC manufacturing decision makers, worldwide.
Link/PDF http://www.fabtech.org/
Name Micronews
Description Yole Développement is the world leader in the analysis of the MEMS markets: with more than 18 consultants, Yole Développement is working worldwide with the key industrial companies, R&D institutes and investors in order to help them to understand the markets and technology trends in the MEMS fields.
Link/PDF http://www.yole.fr/pagesAn/Micronews/newslett.asp/
Name CNN: Alternative Energy Technology
Description A collection of up to date news about Alternative Energy.
Link/PDF http://topics.cnn.com/topics/alternative_energy_technology

For more information about the Solar Industry please visit these links provided by Vista Solar, Inc:
“Every day exciting advancements are made in the effort to harness and finance clean, renewable energy. In an attempt to keep up with the solar industry’s bright future, we have listed resources and links to help keep you informed.” Vista Solar, Inc.

Solar Links

 

Name U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy
Description U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy website.
Link/PDF http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar
Name California Public Utilities Commission
Description California Public Utilities Commission information on California’s renewable Portfolio standard (RPS).
Link/PDF http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/
Name The California Energy Commission
Description The California Energy Commission Website.
Link/PDF http://www.energy.ca.gov/
Name DSIRE
Description DSIRE website holds a plethora of useful information on current state and federal rebates nationwide.
Link/PDF http://www.dsireusa.org/
Name PG&E : California Solar Initiative
Description PG&E’s website on the California Solar Initiative.
Link/PDF http://www.pge.com/mybusiness/energysavingsrebates/solar/csi
Name Go Solar California
Description Go Solar California. The PUC sponsored website on solar.
Link/PDF http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/
Name Sustainable Silicon Valley
Description Sustainable Silicon Valley – a collaboration of businesses, governments, and non-governmental organizations that are identifying and addressing environmental and resource pressures in the Valley.
Link/PDF http://www.sustainablesiliconvalley.org/
Name Forbes: Silicon Valley Investment in Solar
Description Forbes.com coverage of Silicon Valley business’ investment in solar.
Link/PDF http://prweb.com/releases/energy/valley/prweb622621.htm
Name Solar Buzz
Description Solar Buzz: World Solar Energy News Center. One of the premier websites for solar news.
Link/PDF http://www.solarbuzz.com/News/Newspage.asp
Name North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
Description North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) offers national, credentialing and certifications for renewable energy professionals.
Link/PDF http://www.nabcep.org
Name California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA)
Description California Solar Energy Industries Association supports the widespread adoption of solar thermal and photovoltaic systems by educating consumers, supporting solar legislation and conducting business in a professional and ethical manner.
Link/PDF http://www.calseia.org
Name The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Description The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the leading national trade association for the solar energy industry. SEIA works to expand markets, strengthen research and development, remove market barriers and improve education and outreach for solar energy professionals.
Link/PDF http://www.seia.org/
Name Solar Energy International (SEI)
Description Solar Energy International (SEI) is a USA non-profit organization whose mission is to help others use renewable energy and environmental building technologies through education.
Link/PDF http://www.solarenergy.org/
Name Sandia National Laboratories
Description Sandia National Laboratories is collaboratively working with the U.S. photovoltaic industry, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, other government agencies, and international organizations to increase the world-wide use of photovoltaic power systems by reducing cost, improving reliability, increasing performance, removing barriers, and growing markets.
Link/PDF http://www.sandia.gov/pv/
Name NorCal Solar
Description NorCal Solar’s mission is to foster the development of solar energy technologies through the exchange of information and education.
Link/PDF http://www.norcalsolar.org/
Name SolarPlaza.com
Description SolarPlaza.com is a free platform for the solar industry, providing (free) information and trade, promotion and matching services.
Link/PDF http://www.solarplaza.com/
Name California Solar Initiative Statewide Rebate Tracker
Description California Solar Initiative Statewide Rebate Trigger Point Tracker. Find out what the current California rebate is for PV solar.
Link/PDF http://www.csi-trigger.com/
Name California Solar Initiative
Description California Solar Initiative Incentive Calculator.
Link/PDF http://www.csi-epbb.com/
Name Alameda Power & Telecom (Alameda P&T)
Description Alameda Power & Telecom (Alameda P&T) is offering $4.2 million in rebates over ten years in support of customers that install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Link/PDF http://www.alamedapt.com/electricity/solar_pv_info.html
Name Silicon Valley Power
Description Silicon Valley Power is offering incentives to make installing and generating electricity from PV systems more affordable for you.
Link/PDF http://www.siliconvalleypower.com/res/?sub=rebatessolar
Name The Bay Area Green Business Program
Description The Bay Area Green Business Program verifies that businesses meet higher standards of environmental performance.
Link/PDF http://www.greenbiz.ca.gov/AboutUsSCC.html
Name National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Description Dynamic maps, GIS data, and analysis tools for PV installers.
Link/PDF http://www.nrel.gov/gis/solar.html#maps
Name SMA Solar Technology
Description As market leader for solar inverters SMA is setting benchmarks again and again: leading-edge efficiencies of 98 % and new technology ensures maximum yields and the highest user convenience.
Link/PDF http://www.sma-america.com/en_US/products/grid-tied-inverters.html
Name Sustainable Spaces
Description Sustainable Spaces is here to bring your home up to today’s high standards of energy efficiency, comfort, and health.
Link/PDF http://www.sustainablespaces.com/services-testing.html
Name Fat Spaniel Technologies
Description Founded in 2003, Fat Spaniel Technologies is the market leader in providing critical monitoring and reporting services for the renewable energy industry.
Link/PDF http://fatspaniel.com/
Name Baytech Web Design
Description Baytech Web Design focuses on brand development and site-use sophistication. Baytech has been Vista Solar and SVM’s dedicated web design firm.
Link/PDF http://baytechwebdesign.com/
Name Angie’s List
Description More than 650,000 consumers use Angie’s List to find high quality contractors, service companies and health care providers.
Link/PDF http://angieslist.com/Angieslist/
Name Find Solar
Description Find Solar helps home and business owners get the information and education they need when researching Solar Power and Renewable Energy projects.
Link/PDF http://www.findsolar.com/
Name Cooler Planet
Description Cooler Planet is a business dedicated to helping consumers and small business owners reduce their contribution to global climate change.
Link/PDF http://www.coolerplanet.com/
Name Suntech
Description As a global leader in solar energy, Suntech is passionately committed to delivering innovative solar energy solutions.
Link/PDF http://www.suntech-power.com/index.php
Name Silicon Valley Microelectronics, Inc.
Description Vista Solar functions as the installation division of 18 year-old silicon wafer and solar module distributor Silicon Valley Microelectronics, Inc.
Link/PDF http://svmi.com/
Name Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS)
Description Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System is the West Coast’s premiere independent, renewable energy tracking system.
Link/PDF http://www.wregis.org/
Name Solar Installer Search
Description Find qualified solar installers and get free estimates for solar system installation and service.
Link/PDF http://solarinstallersearch.com/
Name San Jose Mercury News: Green Energy
Description Green Energy: The San Jose Mercury News alternative energy information resource.
Link/PDF http://www.mercurynews.com/greenenergy
Name SF Municipal Solar Power Subsidy
Description “Keep up to date on the new SF municipal solar power subsidy for homes and businesses”.
Link/PDF http://www.sfsolarsubsidy.com/

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