The company is trying to develop a film that will prevent moisture from penetrating -- and degrading -- thin-film solar panels, the story says.
CNET said it contacted Pearce, but hadn't heard back to confirm the details and cited a LinkedIn profile. Greentech Media also has been unable to contact Peace or to get others to confirm his new role.
However, one former employee confirmed that former Miasolé's Pearce did have a LinkedIn profile, and the only LinkedIn profile for "Dave Pearce" that cites previous experience at Miasolé and Domain Technology -- a thin-film hard-drive manufacturer where Pearce was previously CEO -- lists him as president and CEO of Nuvosun.
In December, former employees said there had been layoffs at the Santa Clara, Calif.-based thin-film solar company and also told Greentech Media that Pearce had left the company entirely (see Former Miasolé Employees Confirm Cuts and Miasolé Layoffs Raise Questions About Technology).
When Miasolé announced that Joseph Laia would take over as CEO in September, Pearce had been expected to remain on as chief strategy officer and chairman of the board (see Miasolé Snags $50M and the press release).
Through a former colleague, Pearce last month declined to speak about the details of his departure and said he had nothing to add.