) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District
court for the District of Delaware against SunEdison (
) and its confederate NVT LLC. - DuPont claimed that SunEdison has
- infringed the former's patented "Telurium Paste" technology by
using photovoltaic cells and solar modules containing "front side
metallization paste" manufactured by Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. Neo
Solar Power of Taiwan, the cell manufacturer, and Flextronics, the
contract manufacturer of SunEdison were also named in the
According to DuPont Electronics & Communications, installers
and module makers like SunEdison are not suppose to use infringing
cells or pastes from any other manufacturers other than DuPont and
are licensed to use only its patent technology. DuPont will
execute its patent rights against violation of the contract to
protect its investments in innovation for improving solar power
DuPont is a leading supplier of raw materials to the solar
cell industry and has helped to boost power output and reliable
lifetime and lower costs through its innovative Solamet
photovoltaic metallization paste products. These innovations are a
result of DuPont's heavy investment in research and development.
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DPVS) comprise a wide and
growing range of products including Solamet photovoltaic
metallization pastes. These products combine science and technology
to provide solutions to the growing solar industry across the
DuPont is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock.
Better-ranked companies worth considering in the diversified
chemical space include Celanese Corporation (
) and LyondellBasell Industries NV (
). Both carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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