Phononic’s Chips Convert Waste Heat into Electricity

06/29/11 – In 2008, the Rockefeller Family’s Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Venrock, tapped chemist-turned-venture-capitalist Anthony Atti to evaluate promising thermoelectric research conducted by Patrick McCann, a professor of engineering at the University of Oklahoma. Read More

Thermoelectrics Get Cooler: Start-Ups are Advancing Solid-State Cooling Systems

06/07/11 – The exhibit hall was buzzing like a high school science fair. At this year's Energy Innovation Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E), several hundred inventors and entrepreneurs had… Read More

Phononic Adds Bruce Sohn to Board of Directors

05/11/11 – Phononic Devices, Inc. announced today it has added Bruce Sohn to its Board of Directors. Read More

Is Waste Heat Going Mainstream? Activity Has Been Perking Up in a Once-Obscure Area. Here’s the Report from ARPA-E

03/08/11 – Earlier this month, Venrock and Oak Investment Partners invested $10 million in Phononic Devices’ thermoelectric approach to waste heat recovery. Read More

Phononic Gets $10 Million Series B Financing for Thermoelectric Modules

03/01/11 – Having achieved technology proof-of-concept milestones on a $2 million Series A financing, Phononic Devices will use Series B funds to commercialize high efficiency thermoelectric modules, and pay for further testing and assembly of prototypes to… Read More

ARPA-E Litmus Test for Energy R&D Agenda

03/01/11 – The ARPA-E Summit opens this morning with seemingly dual purposes: to inspire scientists to invent and to convince Congress of the energy agency's own worth. Read More

10 Companies to Watch for out of ARPA-E

03/01/11 – Early-stage, high-risk, government-supported and potentially game changing — those are a few things that all of the companies I’ve spoken with today have in common. Read More

Phononic Raises $10M for Thermoelectric Materials

02/28/11 – Phononic Devices, Inc., a company that aims to commercialize thermoelectric materials for capturing waste heat, has closed on a $10 million Series B financing led by existing investors Venrock and Oak Investment Partners. Read More

Phononic Raises $10 Million to Turn Heat Waste into Energy

02/23/11 – A Raleigh, North Carolina-based maker of thermoelectric coolers and generators, Phononic Devices, closed a $10 million series B investment from Venrock and Oak Investment Partners, the companies revealed today. Read More

Department of Energy Joins with Manufacturers, Environmentalists to Announce New Efficiency Standards for Home Refrigerators

09/28/10 – Today, the Department of Energy issued final energy efficiency standards for home refrigerators and freezers that will improve their efficiency by about 25 percent by 2014. Read More

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