SAN JOSE, Calif. and TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Intermolecular, Inc. (Nasdaq:IMI) and First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:FSLR) today announced they have entered into a two-year collaboration and licensing agreement focused on further increases to the conversion efficiency of First Solar’s cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell technology. Under the new collaborative development program, First Solar and Intermolecular researchers will work together to develop disruptive new approaches to increasing the performance of CdTe solar cell technology using Intermolecular’s proprietary High Productivity Combinatorial (HPC™) platform. The program targets substantial gains in First Solar’s module conversion efficiency beyond its previously announced roadmap.

First Solar Extends and Expands Collaboration and Licensing Agreement With Intermolecular