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Bernhard Krause
Singulus Technologies AG
Hanauer Landstrasse 103, 63796 Kahl am Main, Germany
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E-mail: Bernhard.Krause@Singulus.de
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES enjoying continuing success with production systems for high-efficiency cells
October 10, 2017
  • New orders for SILEX II systems from China and USA
  • Over 30 machines sold since market introduction
  • Production capacity of 6,400 wafers per hour possible
  • Ozone-based process yields significant cost savings
  • Leading market position in field of high-performance solar cells
  • First projects for vacuum coating systems in preparation

Kahl am Main, 10. October 2017 – In the past few days SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) has received new orders for a total of four SILEX II processing systems from China and USA, for use in the manufacturing of high-performance solar cells. The SILEX II has thus secured SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES a leading market position in the production of high-performance solar cells. Negotiations are moreover in progress on further customer projects to supply production systems with vacuum coating technology as complementary facilities to SILEX II. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES also strives to be a one-stop shop for the key production stages involved in the manufacture of crystalline high-performance solar cells.

Dr.- Ing. Stefan Rinck, CEO of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, commented: “We have now already sold over 30 SILEX II and supplied the systems to customers in the USA, China and Europe. In our SILEX II, we offer the solar market a machine with high modularity, enabling us to respond flexibly to a range of process requirements specifically in the production of high-performance solar cells. This system has secured us a leading market position that we have consistently extended.” Dr. - Ing. Rinck added: “In the market for crystalline cell technology, our focus is on the next‑generation new high-efficiency cells, such as heterojunction solar cells, which market research firms expect will dominate the next investment cycle. We are in the process of also introducing new system concepts into the market and targeting a leading market position for the key production steps in the production of heterojunction solar cells, in the same way that we did with CIGS thin-film technology.”

The SILEX II offers an extensive range of process options and is notable for its high modularity and extra-compact design. The SILEX II concept ticks all the boxes regarding capacity, flexibility and stability in the industrial manufacturing of Si solar wafers and cells. Capacities of up to 6,400 wafers or cells are possible. Compared to conventional etching systems, the SILEX II offers significant cost benefits thanks to the use of ozone-based processes. The system has achieved CE certification for the EU, Ul certification for the USA and also TR CU certification for Russia.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES – innovations for new technologies
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is a mechanical engineering company that develops and builds machinery for economical and resource-efficient production processes. The application areas of the machinery built by SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES span vacuum thin-film and plasma coating, wet-chemical cleaning and etching processes, as well as thermal process technologies.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES draws on its expertise in the fields of automation and process engineering for all machinery, processes and applications, and is thus able to supply innovative products for the solar, semiconductor and optical disc application areas as well as other attractive fields of activity.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, Hanauer Landstrasse 103,
D-63796 Kahl/Main, WKN A1681X / ISIN DE000A1681X5

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