The NPD Group (which includes DisplaySearch) acquires Solarbuzz

March 3, 2010
The NPD Group has acquired Solarbuzz LLC, an international solar-energy market research and consulting company.

Port Washington, NY--The NPD Group has acquired Solarbuzz LLC, an international solar-energy market research and consulting company. Solarbuzz will operate in conjunction with The NPD Group Company's DisplaySearch, a market research and consulting firm specializing in the $770 billion flat-panel-display (FPD) supply chain, as well as in the photovoltaics industry.

Solarbuzz will keep its brand name, and the Solarbuzz team will report to Tim Bush, general manager of The NPD Group's analyst-based services. DisplaySearch's existing solar-energy research reports and services will be folded into Solarbuzz's product portfolio. By operating in partnership with DisplaySearch, Solarbuzz will gain access to a larger network of sales and research support, especially in Asia.

"We anticipate the solar-energy market will expand rapidly as we continue to witness increased government and industry efforts focused on renewable energy," said Tod Johnson, chairman and CEO of The NPD Group. He notes that as the FPD supply chain matures and extends its manufacturing expertise into the solar-energy sector, the NPD Group sees an opportunity to quickly expand its business in that segment.

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John Wallace was with Laser Focus World for nearly 25 years, retiring in late June 2022. He obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and physics at Rutgers University and a master's in optical engineering at the University of Rochester. Before becoming an editor, John worked as an engineer at RCA, Exxon, Eastman Kodak, and GCA Corporation.

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