Dowell and its subsidiaries operate restaurants in Hong Kong and invest in property in the People's Republic of China, according to a Financial Times database.
Sol Chip, founded in 2009, has begun offering an energy harvester photovoltaic cell chip, the Saturn 100, which offers a selection of six output voltages from 0.75 volts to 9 volts. The company said it would use the $5 million to expand operations and recruit more staff.
Sol Chip describes its Saturn chip, which is available on the Eval-101 evaluation board, as the everlasting solar battery. From a die size of about 1 square centimeter it can provide 4mW in direct sunlight and up to 22-microwatts in office lighting situations, the company states on its website.
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