After an extensive evaluation period, Hanwha Q CELLS has qualified for production purposes the use of ACT Aurora Control Technologies inline Decima CD metrology tool.
“Aurora’s Decima CD product meets our requirements, making it fully qualified for use in production line expansion or retrofits,” said Dr. Markus Fischer, Q CELLS’ director of R&D process. “Over a period of several months working with Aurora, we were very pleased with the professionalism of its technical support and its inline measurement expertise.”
Hanwha Q CELLS has also installed a Decima system at its advanced production facility in Germany, according Aurora, which was said to be in operation for monitoring cell quality during cell processing.
“The qualification and installation of our Decima CD product by Hanwha Q CELLS is a significant milestone for Aurora,” said Gordon Deans, Aurora’s president & CEO. “This clearly demonstrates the capability and readiness of our Decima technology, and also verifies it’s utility for solar cell production monitoring and control.”
The company said that it would continue to work with Hanwha Q CELLS in a development partnership to further advance the Decima technology and its applications.