MKS Instruments has been awarded a contract from a major Chinese solar cell manufacturer for the supply of its new RF power supplies and matching networks, as well as a quantity of vacuum related products. Shipments are scheduled to begin in late December this year and will continue through early 2011.
The equipment is to be used in the production of thin-film solar cells and will be installed in two fabs currently under construction in China.
“Our newly designed advanced power supply technology, with its superior power conversion efficiency and high reliability, was a key factor in the selection of MKS for this initial order,” said Jerry Colella, VP and COO. “Our strong local presence in China, including our highly skilled applications engineering team, was essential to being qualified and selected by this customer and to fully support their future needs.”