Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is engaged in commercializing e photovoltaic (PV) modules using its thin film technology. The Company's manufacturing process deposits multiple layers of materials, including a thin film of copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) semiconductor material, on a plastic substrate using a roll-to-roll manufacturing process and then laser patterns the layers to create interconnected PV cells or PV modules, in a process known as monolithic integration. It has launched its new line of consumer products under the EnerPlex brand, and introduced its first product, the Surfr, a battery and a solar case for the Apple iPhone 4/4S smart phone featuring its CIGS thin film technology integrated directly into the case. The case incorporates its PV module into a sleek, protective iPhone 4/4S case, along with a thin, life extending, battery. It has launched second version of Surfr for the Samsung Galaxy S III, which provides 85% additional battery life.