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November 2011
The PV Newsletter

 Linx Consulting Announces Dissolution of Linx-AEI 

Linx Continues Analysis of PV Market


Linx Consulting has announced that Linx-AEI Consulting, a joint venture between Linx and Alternative Energy Investing, LLC, has been dissolved. Both parties have decided to pursue separate interests. Although we are proud of the work we did with AEI, we have decided to offer our services independently.   


We look forward to continuing our analysis of the PV market, especially the chemicals and materials used in PV. PV is still an important part of Linx's overall portfolio as many processes and materials sets overlap across multiple segments in the electronics industry. Our broad-based experience in electronic chemicals and materials and advanced thin film processing gives us a unique perspective of the PV space. 


What does this mean for our clients?  

We will continue working in the PV space as well as other areas of thin film processing technology, including semiconductors, flat panel displays, HBLEDs, and advanced electrochemical technologies.  


Linx Consulting will continue to offer a broad range of services including:

  • Chemicals and Materials for Solar Cells and Modules
  • IP Analysis
  • Continued insights on PV Market Performance and Evolution
  • Perspectives on the evolving mix of different cell technologies. 
  • Single client consulting services:
    • Market assessments
    • Process technology assessment
    • Strategic planning
    • M&A

Unparalleled Integrity and Service 

Our clients can expect the same high levels of support and service they have grown accustomed to from Linx Consulting. Linx research methodology and broad-based industry knowledge combine to give us unique insights. Insights we share with our clients to help them succeed in managing their businesses on a global basis, clearly communicating complex concepts, points of evolution and opportunities.



Feel free to call Mark Thirsk at 617.273.8837 or Mike Corbet at  973.698.2331. We'll be happy to answer your questions about our PV services. 


Photovoltaics Play an Increasing Role in Electronic Chemicals Market

Driven by strong growth across multiple segments, the global markets for electronic chemicals and materials will surpass $100 billion in 2011. PV is continuing to exhibit high growth rates in this area, despite continued downward pricing pressures for many materials.

 Even though PV is the most recent major segment of electronics, it has the highest materials intensity, according to Linx Research.

PV market % materials

For more information about Linx PV services, Call 617.273.8837 or email us for more information. 

Linx to Present at PV Japan 2011, Industry Symposium

Linx to Speak at PV Japan  

 Linx Consulting will be giving a presentation entitled, Opportunities for Chemicals and Materials in Solar Cells and Modules at PV Japan 2011 this December.  Mike Corbett will discuss challenges facing suppliers in this volatile market and provide insights on the future of the PV industry. 


Presentation Details

Title: Opportunities for Chemicals and Materials in Solar Cells and Modules

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011    

Time: 10:30 - 13:00

Venue: Room 201, International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe


For more information or to schedule a meeting at PV Japan, call Mark at 617.273.8837 or email us.

Linx to Present at SEMI Industry Symposium 
Linx Consulting will be speaking at  The Industry Strategy Symposium this coming January in Half Moon Bay from January 15 - 18. The Symposium will examine global economic, technology, market, business and geo-political developments influencing the semiconductor processing industry. Mark Thirsk will be speaking during the strategic materials session.

Presentation Details 

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012      

Time: 9:10

Venue: Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA

For more information on the ISS, or to schedule a meeting with Linx, call Mike at 973.698.2331 or email us. 
Upcoming articles from Linx Consulting:

Watch for these articles by Linx Consulting in the coming months.

 We look forward to continuing to serve your PV needs.


Happy Thanksgiving!


Mike Corbett and Mark Thirsk


617.273.8837 973.698.2331