MISSASSAUGA, ON, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - 6N Silicon Inc. is a two-time winner of
the prestigious Deloitte Technology Green 15 Award, an award created last year
to showcase 15 Canadian companies that are leading the way to create major
breakthroughs in the field of green technology.
"The Deloitte Technology Green 15 Award recognizes those Canadian
companies that offer solutions to global environmental challenges by creating
intellectual property and technology that reduce society's environmental
impact," said John Ruffolo, National Leader, Technology, Media &
Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. "Companies such as 6N Silicon are
creating technology solutions that have a significant environmental impact and
demonstrate a compelling return on investment. In doing so, they are helping
position Canada as a global leader in the development of commercially-viable
Paolo Maccario, 6N Silicon's CEO, credits the company's dedicated team
and committed investors along with its innovative technology that is helping
meet key industry supply requirements with the company's ability to achieve
early success in solar industry. Maccario said, "We are honored to receive the
Deloitte Green Technology 15 Award. To have won it now for the second year in
a row in this award's second year is an even greater honor. We respect that
this is a high distinction amongst a strong field in a country that is
respected for environmental solutions."
About the Deloitte Technology Green 15
The Technology Green 15 recognizes Canada's leading GreenTech companies.
GreenTech, the industry term for "green technologies", is taking on greater
importance in the world in general, and the world of business in particular.
It includes any technology that promotes a more efficient use and re-use of
the earth's resources in industrial production and consumption. GreenTech
products and services are designed to reduce or eliminate environmental
impacts and improve operational performance, productivity, or efficiency while
reducing costs, inputs, energy consumption, waste, or pollution. Although many
companies within GreenTech industry sectors are very different, they share a
common trait: all use new, innovative technology to create products and
services that compete with existing products and services on price and
performance while reducing impact on the environment.
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada's preeminent technology
awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship,
the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50
Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in
business less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte
Technology Fast 50 candidate,) Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate
technological leadership in four industry subcategories:
hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications and emerging
technologies) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15 Awards (Canada's leading
GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the
earth's resources in industrial production and consumption.) Program sponsors
include Deloitte, Gowlings, GrowthWorks, RBC Capital Markets, Wellington
Financial, Stonewood Group, CATAAlliance and IGLOO.
For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.
6N Silicon Inc.
6N Silicon has developed a disruptive process for the production of true
solar grade silicon. Due to its high growth, the world's solar PV industry has
faced extreme shortages of purified silicon, the core material requirement. 6N
process offers a high purity product whose production capacity can be added
quickly and at low overall plant cost. Headquartered in the Greater Toronto
Area, 6N Silicon is in the heart of Canada's metal processing industry and
expertise. 6N Silicon has received the Deloitte & Touche Technology Green 15
Award for the past two years in a row, recognizing it as one of the top green
technology companies in Canada. 6N investors include Good Energies, Ventures
West and Yaletown Venture Partners. For more information, please visit 6N
Silicon's web site at http://www.6nsilicon.com.
For further information:
For further information: 6N Contact: David Dunnison, VP Business
Development, email@example.com, (905) 795-7800