Veeco adds web coating platform for thin film solar cells

SAN FRANCISO— Veeco Instruments Inc. has introduced a line of web coating systems designed for manufacturing copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) solar cells.
Veeco (Plainview, N.Y.) said the FastFlex web deposition platform consists of three systems—one for the transparent conductive oxide utilizing reactive sputtering, one for metal deposition with sputtering and one for the CIGS layer. FastFlex systems can process web widths up to 350mm with an architecture that supports widths of 1m or more for metal or polyimide substrates, according to the company. The systems offer high throughput and can be configured to suit specific needs, Veeco said.

“Our CIGS systems can be tailored to our customers’ requirements and help drive down their cost per watt,” said Piero Sferlazzo, senior vice president of Veeco’s solar equipment unit, in a statement.

In May, Veeco acquired Mill Lane Engineering Inc. for $11 million and established it as Veeco Solar Equipment Inc.
Dylan McGrath
EE Times
(08/25/2008 5:48 PM EDT)

Source: EE Times Semi News


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