Press for ARC Energy

Further updates on news from earlier this week. “The firm, which is also tripling its manufacturing capacity, says the two new contracts for LED sapphire manufacturing equipment and technology highlight the advantages of its unique c-axis sapphire platform.

Advanced RenewableEnergy Company, LLC (ARC Energy), a provider of innovative c-axis sapphire growth technologies and turnkey solutions for the LED solid-state lighting and other clean energy markets, today announced that it has shipped its 100th CHES Furnace. ARC Energy’s highly automated, leading-edge c-axis sapphire growth technology is generating tremendous demand worldwide, and is being used by leading LED manufacturers throughout Asia.

With the economic storm clouds clearing, at least a bit, a look around the New England tech sector reveals that, yes, plenty of companies survived, some thrived and some got off the ground, albeit with greater reliance on bootstrapping, friends and family financing and angel investors.

GT Solar International Inc., the Merrimack, N.H., maker of solar energy production technology, said that it is acquiring Salem-based sapphire producer Crystal Systems.