Bettina Weiss is Vice President of Global Business Development at SEMI and oversees SEMI’s global photovoltaic program. Bettina is also responsible for business development activities, primarily new geographies and new technologies to support SEMI’s diverse membership and to assess opportunities for member company engagement in emerging markets.
Applied Materials invited me to write a blog post about SEMI’s recently released the 4th edition of the ITRPV, the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics to highlight the importance of establishing an industry direction for R&D and planning. The ITRPV outlines expected technology developments and helps set a basis for dialog about required improvements and standards. The ITRPV effort began in 2008 in Europe and was the first SEMI effort to bring the photovoltaic (PV) industry together around shared challenges and a consensus outlook on where Crystalline-silicon (c-Si) is going.