|The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) obtains National Science Foundation funding and starts the School of Architecture Solar Energy Laboratory. |
|The founding group incorporates as Suntek and applies to the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) for direct funding. As a condition for the contract, Suntek must be located near a National Laboratory. The company chooses Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories and relocates to Corte Madera, CA. |
|Southwall Technologies Inc. is established in Palo Alto, CA, to commercialize Heat Mirror® transparent insulation. |
|Heat Mirror® 88 introduced. |
|Company name is changed to Southwall Technologies, Inc |
Heat Mirror® 77 and Heat Mirror® 55 introduced.
|Southwall Technologies features in Fortune magazine’s 400 fastest growing companies in the U.S. |
|Heat Mirror® 66 and Heat Mirror® 44 introduced. |
|“Heavy Chevy”, the original van that was used to haul the company’s first laboratory equipment from MIT to California, is declared a “Southwall Technologies Historic Vehicle”. |
|Southwall IPO on NASDAQ June 5 (Symbol: SWTX). |
|Heat Mirror® 22 and Heat Mirror® 33 introduced. |
|Heat Mirror® with XUV fading protection is introduced and named “Technology of the Year” by the Association of Industrial Metalizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL). |
|Southwall introduces the double-film, krypton-filled Superglass® System. |
Popular Science magazine chooses Superglass® as Best of What’s New (December).
Architecture magazine features Southwall for its innovations in window technology.
|Door & Window magazine recognizes Southwall with the Diamond Crystal Industry Achievement Award for its contributions to energy conservation. |
Southwall’s contribution energy conservation also featured by ABC-TV, CNN and The National Audubon Society.
Silver Reflector film introduced to increase brightness in new and retrofit Fluorescent light fixtures, reducing commercial building energy consumption.
|California Series® laminated glass introduced, combining solar control with high light transmittance and low visible reflectivity. |
HeatSeal® foam spacer introduced.
XIR® 75 solar reflective film for laminated automotive glass introduced.
|Heat Mirror® TC88 and Heat Mirror® SC75 introduced. |
Agreement with Pilkington Flachglas Automotive to develop XIR® film.
|Solis® Clear Heat Control film introduced. Solis is a transparent polyester film that is applied directly to windows to block approximately half of the sun’s heat and virtually all of the damaging ultraviolet radiation. |
|Heat Mirror® film is featured on This Old House television series. |
Popular Science magazine chooses Heat Mirror® TC88 as the Best of What’s New (December).
Begin supplying SONY with anti-reflective film coatings for CRT monitors.
|Agreement with Saint Gobain Sekurit to develop XIR® Laminated. |
Heat Mirror TC 88 featured in McDonald’s restaurant in Bay Point, CA, designed as a model for energy efficiency. Expected to yield a 25% reduction in electricity consumption.
|Southwall architectural products featured on American Environmental Review television show. |
Audi and Renault are first to commercialize XIR® infrared reflecting film into automotive glass.
|Southwall featured on 21st Century Home television show. |
Superglass® Quad introduced.
Mercedes Benz S-Class automobile features XIR® films throughout the car.
|Popular Science chooses Southwall Heat Mirror® film as one of the 100 Top Inventions of the Millennium. |
Southwall products featured on KPIX Channel 5 and KNTV Channel 11 news.
|Southwall Europe GmbH established near Dresden, Germany. |
Begin XIR® film production for growing European automotive market.
|PDX 2.4 film introduced for “Class A” EMI shielding and NIR blocking in plasma display filters. |
|Silver Reflector film introduced for Notebook PC and LCD monitor backlights. |
|PDX 1.5 film introduced for “Class B” EMI shielding and NIR blocking in plasma display filters . |
|Southwall celebrates its 25th anniversary. |
|PDX 1.0 film introduced for “Class B” EMI shielding and NIR blocking in plasma display filters. |
Launched new generation of V-Kool applied window films for architectural applications.
|Launched Heat Mirror "S" film for commercial green building projects. |
Established high-performance glass manufacturing joint venture in Chicago, Southwall Insulating Glass.
Heat Mirror voted year's Best Green Building Product by readers of ARCHI-TECH magazine.
|Southwall supplies Heat Mirror insulating glass for Owens Corning INNOVISION family of fiberglass windows. |
Southwall celebrates 30th anniversary.
|Heat Mirror film selected as key enabling technology for the Empire State Building energy efficiency retrofit project. |
Southwall acquires controlling interest in insulating glass joint venture.
Southwall awarded $1.4M from DOE to develop enabling technology for cost-effective, super-insulating R-10 windows.