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The MiaSolé Story

MiaSolé is a producer of lightweight, flexible and powerful solar cells. The innovative solar cell is based on the highest efficiency thin film technology available today, and its flexible cell architecture makes it ideal for a wide variety of solutions ranging from commercial roofing solar panels to flexible mobile devices.

Founded in 2004, MiaSolé has evolved from a scrappy, Silicon Valley start-up to the world leader in thin film solar panel efficiency. In our Sunnyvale, CA facility, we have demonstrated 16.5% module efficiency in production and 18% cell efficiency in the lab.

In December 2012, MiaSolé became a member of the Hanergy family. Since then, MiaSolé joined the newly created Hanergy Solar Group as MiaSolé Hi-Tech Corp. Hanergy provides unparalleled financial, technical, and sales expertise. Since acquisition, MiaSolé has continued to increase cell performance as well as develop new applications for our technology. As part of the Hanergy family, we continue to be on the forefront of the solar industry.


The Miasolé Executive Team


Dr. Jeff Zhou – CEO

Dr. Zhou is a senior business executive with over 20 years of industry experience at multi-national corporations with global footprints. Before joining Miasolé, Dr. Zhou was President of Hanergy Holding America, Inc. From 2011 to 2012, Dr. Zhou was Vice President of Product Engineering at Nanosolar. From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Zhou was Vice President of Engineering, General Manager of Asia Pacific Business, and Chief Operating Officer at NDS Surgical Imaging. From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Zhou was Vice President of Engineering for several business divisions and General Manager of the China and India Design Centers at Flextronics Inc. From 2000 to 2005, he was Vice President and General Manager of several divisions at Honeywell International Inc. Dr. Zhou also serves as Board member for Monolithic Power Systems, a NASDAQ trade public company. Dr. Zhou holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.


Merle McClendon – CFO

Ms. McClendon joined MiaSolé as its Chief Financial Officer in November 2006. She brings to the company extensive experience as a public company CFO with expertise in the many aspects of financial management and administration important to MiaSolé’s next growth stage. Ms. McClendon has over 20 years experience in finance, with 10 years in CFO roles for public and private fabless semiconductor companies including Mellanox Technologies Ltd., Transmeta Corp. and NeoMagic. She has directed finance, legal, human resources and information technology organizations for companies which have grown from privately held startups to multi-national, public companies and has successfully completed financial equity and debt transactions, mergers and acquisitions, IP licensing and divestitures. Ms. McClendon received her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University. She is a certified public accountant and began her career as an audit manager with Deloitte and Touche.


Dr. Atiye Bayman – CTO

Dr. Atiye Bayman has 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Miasolé, she was with Novellus Systems Inc. for 8 years. At Novellus, as Director of Technology for the high-density plasma products, she was responsible for process development for dielectric deposition for gap fill applications. Dr. Bayman developed expertise in device performance optimization and process integration at Synergy Semiconductor Inc., a semiconductor device company specialized in fast memory and application specific chips. During her 11 years at Synergy, she held positions in yield management and technology development. She started her career at Advanced Micro Devices, where she developed plasma etch processes for AMD’s first trench isolated bipolar technology. Dr. Bayman holds a Ph.D in solid state physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Bachelor of Science in physics from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.


Job Vacancies at Miasolé

We have a technically strong, motivated and very fast moving team which prides itself on superior execution. Presently, MiaSolé is looking for highly qualified and dedicated individuals to fill critical positions. Our employee-standards bar is intentionally set high so each member of our team must be among the best in their respective field.

Other hiring criteria include:

  • You must be passionate about being on a winning team.
  • You must want to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company.
  • You must be self-motivated and continuously drive towards results.

We offer a competitive salary, health benefits, an intellectually stimulating and challenging environment as well as the chance to make a real difference in the environment. MiaSolé is an equal opportunity employer.

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