SUNCORE COMPLETES RELOCATION TO NEW HOME May 12, 2014 - Irvine, California
SunCore is pleased to announce the completion of its relocation to a new stand-alone building just blocks north of its prior location. The new 2-story building offers the Company an opportunity to separate its executive offices on upper floors from its R&D labs and engineering department which will remain on the ground floor. The Company had spent several months working with its broker Joe Winkelmann of Voit Co. in finding just the right building while remaining in the core Spectrum Technolgy Corridor.
ALAN LANDAU NAMED CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER April 29, 2013 - Irvine, California
SunCore is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alan Landau to the newly created position of Chief Marketing Officer effective May 1, 2013. The appointment of Mr. Landau, a leading entertainment industry executive, signals a renewed focus on product innovation to drive user experience and sales revenue for one of the world's most technically advanced solar charger product companies.
Landau said, "I am honored and delighted to lead SunCore's marketing and sales initiatives at such am exciting time in the Company's evolution. I look forward to working with the Company's dedicated employees to bring these exciting and innovative products to users and customers all around the world."
Most recently Landau was President of LAB Films a commercial production company that provided services ranging from original concept and project development to innovative execution with a national sales force and representing an international staff of directors. Prior to that he ran Cognito Films Inc., an independent production company, which provided global production services in Canada, Europe and South America as well producing national commercials for one of the leading production houses, Hisk Productions. His clients included Folgers Coffee, AT&T, American Express, Coca Cola, Beatrice Foods and McDonalds. Notably, Mr. Landau’s work also included IBM’s Charlie Chaplin campaign which introduced the world’s first PC and became one of IBM's most iconic promotional campaigns ever produced.
“The Board of Directors unanimously agreed that Alan's unparalleled track record in marketing, product design, and product execution makes him the right sales leader for SunCore at this time of enormous opportunity," said Steven Brimmer, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
SUNCORE RECOGNIZED AS TOP GREEN COMPANY BY
OC REGISTER METRO MAGAZINE April 9, 2013— Santa Ana, California
SunCore was presented with top honors as a company changing the green industry in Orange County at the 4th annual OC REGISTER METRO Green Team awards. For three years, OC REGISTER METRO magazine has annually named the top green companies paving the way and setting industry standards for being greener. Early on, OC REGISTER METRO magazine recognized the impact Orange County was having in the green movement and decided to not only write about it but also recognize the individuals and highlight their specific achievements.
Throughout the year, OC REGISTER METRO editorial staff collects nominations and scours the top movers and shakers in the O.C. green industry until the time comes to determine the top companies in the industry. The list of honorees is then published in the April print and digital issue of OC REGISTER METRO, promoted all month-long online, and through various social platforms. This year’s 11 honorees are making incredible strides to create a more eco-friendly Orange County and reduce the carbon footprint globally. “In the past few years, we’ve highlighted the eco-friendly efforts and initiatives of local companies, but this year we’re also including technological innovators,” said OC REGISTER METRO’s Editor in Chief, Kimberly Porrazzo. “The 2013 Green Team honorees are companies that are not only working hard to make our world more ‘green’, they’re doing great business, too, proving that you can be environmentally conscious and economically sound.”
Steve Brimmer, SunCore's CEO added, "We are very honored to be among a group of such advanced and progressive companies as those chosen for this year's Green Team. I know our entire staff are proud by this award and we are all very grateful to OC REGISTER METRO for including us in this year's team."
Trade Mark Registrations Granted By USPTO July 10, 2012— Irvine, California
SunCore Corporation today announced it has been granted full Registration rights of its Trade Marks from the United States Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO) for its iconic custom-font name, as well as for its 3-color cell logo which accompanies the name SunCore, as part of the Company’s visual identity. “We are all very pleased to have been granted these registrations by the USPTO, which provide the Company protection of these images representing key elements of the Company’s brand, as well as important components in our global marketing plans beginning later this year”, said SunCore’s CEO – Steve Brimmer.
Traceable to NREL Standards: SunCore’s PV Cell Design at 22% Efficiency
Receives Certification from Newport Corporation Laboratory
Third-party validates the harvest of greater spectral bandwidth resulting in higher charge output.
Irvine, California, April 2012 – Newport Corporation (NASDAQ: NEWP) has independently certified SunCore’s Photovoltaic (PV) cell as demonstrating 21.6% (+/- .5% accuracy) efficiency traceable to U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) standards. SunCore’s PV cell design combined with proprietary circuitry technology amplifies even the lowest amount of available light exposure to convert into the highest level of charge output and keep a mobile device off the power grid indefinitely.
SunCore produces light-powered charging systems that adapt to portable consumer applications, oftentimes with size restrictions. From Smartphones to automobiles, systems replenish a device’s on-board battery by converting available light into electricity, faster than traditional solar-based systems.
Patent Issued - PV Multi-Junction Wavelength Compensation July 2011 - Irvine, California
SunCore announces the issuance of US patent no. 12/389,307 granted in December 2010 for Photovoltaic (PV) Multi-Junction Wavelength Compensation System and Method. As a utility patent, the photovoltaic energy functionality between SunCore’s PV cell data collection and SunCore’s Charge Management Circuitry provides broad protection to make it difficult for a competing product to avoid patent infringement. SunCore is able to safe guard the original design and protect the many different product variations under this single utility patent.
The PV Multi-Junction Wavelength Compensation System compensates for uneven wavelengths produced as the device changes location, sometimes quickly, from outdoors to indoors or from outdoor shade to an incandescent-lit room. The ability to harvest the greatest amount of energy from virtually any light environment and manage that power effectively, allows continuous mobile device charging no matter the situation. The result is extra operating time for the end-user of the portable device.
“This wavelength compensation method patent formally recognizes the revolutionary approach we bring to the powering of mobile devices,” said SunCore’s CEO and co-founder Steve Brimmer. Continuing, “Invention is not a singular event; it’s a journey of innovation taken alongside our customers to empower all consumers of portable electronic devices.
Patent Issued - Solar-based Stand Alone Charger June 2011 - Irvine, California
Recently unveiled, the November 2010 issuance of US patent no. D628,148 for the design of a standalone light-powered mobile device charger. This design patent governs the unique form-factor and systems required to address portable power demands faced by manufacturers of mobile consumer electronics, as they increase the number of features and functions in new mobile products. Named NovaCell™, this is SunCore’s first product to leverage the intellectual property attributed to this design patent.
The standalone product design closely tracks the mobile consumer device market along with consumer usage preferences, and so, delivers a high level of power output to make it possible for mobile consumer electronics to be truly portable.
"Understanding the expanding usage model of mobile consumer devices, delivering power in a portable form-factor is critical so manufacturers’ can continue the successful introduction of power-hungry Smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other next generation mobile electronics” states Steve Brimmer CEO and co-founder of SunCore Corporation. He continues, “Our patent strategy is an integral part of our business development; and as with the NovaCell, it lays a strong foundation for future product and more patent filings. It’s this type of thinking that enables our light-powered systems to take a leadership position to define the powering of mobile consumer electronics.
Co-Development Program Jamuary 21, 2011— Irvine, California
SunCore Corporation today announced that it has entered into a technology development program with Microchip Technology, Inc., (NASDAQ)MCHP, for development of the Company’s proprietary micro-controller and other chips in the Company's sub-micron charge management circuitry. This development is intended to use several IC chips from Microchip including programmable micro-controlled lithium battery management systems along with special devices to manage the power output of the Company's solar arrays into the charging system. SunCore expects to have it’s first pre-production samples by Q1 2012.
Finalist in the Prestigious GSMA Grand Prix November 5, 2009—London, UK
The GSMA, which represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry, today announced the finalists for the Americas Tournament of this year's Mobile Innovation Grand Prix competition held in conjunction with the GSMA Mobile World Congress, Feb 15-18, Barcelona, Spain. SunCore is honored to be a nominee for this important industry competition, setting the stage for the worldwide introduction to cell phone manufacturers and network operators of the company, its technology and its products.
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Intellectual Property February 19, 2009—Irvine, California
SunCore Corporation today announced that it has completed two patent filings for its underlying technology utilized in the Company’s embedded solar charged battery systems for portable electronic devices. The Company was represented by Knobbe, Martens Olsen & Bear whose team led by Arthur Rose included Sharon Ng and Bridget O’Leary Smith who developed the claims and filings on behalf of SunCore. “We are grateful to Louis Knobbe, Art Rose and their team of extraordinary lawyers for the brilliant work they performed on these patents, in a very esoteric area of technology development” said Steven Brimmer, President and CEO of SunCore.
Technology Alliance July 20, 2008— Irvine, California
SunCore Corporation today announced that it has entered into a strategic technology development program with Texas Instruments for design of the Company’s embedded sub-micron charge management circuitry. The circuitry includes several integrated devices from TI including programmable micro-controlled lithium battery management systems along with special devices to manage the power output of the solar micro-array into the charge system. SunCore expects to have it’s first pre-production samples by early 2009.
New Home! April 30, 2008—Irvine, California
SunCore Corporation today announced that it is relocating into a brand new 26,000 sq. ft. building in the Spectrum Technology area in Irvine, CA at 25 Edelman Street. The Company expects to remain in this solar-friendly building for at least three years, and will be constructing it’s clean room and laboratory facilities concurrent with occupancy of the completed office space. Joe Winkelmann of Voit Commercial Brokerage of Irvine represented the Company in the transaction.
SunCore Investor News March 5, 2008—Irvine, California
SunCore Corporation today announced that it has closed its first round of Series A capital investment. The company will utilize the investment capital to initialize its product production in both the U.S. and China, and to begin development of its worldwide product deployment. Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth of Newport Beach, California represented SunCore in the transaction.
SunCore Investor News January 15, 2008—Irvine, California
SunCore Corporation today announced that it has been in discussion with several investment firms toward bringing outside investment capital into the company as part of its new Series A round of fundraising. The company will not reveal the size of investment being discussed at this time however the firms represent both Venture Capital, institutional and private investment said Steven Brimmer, President and CEO of SunCore. The company expects to close this round of investment fundraising within 60 days.
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