Singulus to push new technologies in c-Si and thin film markets


In a major effort to boost its position within the solar equipment market, Singulus Technologies is planning a suite of new product introductions in 2010 that will include technologies to lower PV manufacturing costs and boost cell efficiencies for both  both ‘front-end’ c-Si production and CIGS and CdTe applications. Another import move will be the development of complete integrated turnkey lines for ‘front-end’ c-Si production, leveraging technologies and systems from its recent acquisition of Stangl. The  company noted that due to continued pricing pressures on PV manufacturers this was a key driver to focus on such solutions.

“In the future we will also offer systems for the complete cell production process and in particular intensify our efforts to integrate individual production steps and to reduce the complexity of the production process,” commented Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, member of the Executive Board. “Our unique process technology know-how for wet-chemical and vacuum coating processes as well as for automation technology enables us to become a competitive supplier of highly efficient manufacturing systems very soon. This enhancement of the business model towards systems was also successful in the Optical Disc market some years ago. An analog strategy will also pave the way for success in the business field of photovoltaics.”

The company also noted that it was cooperating with leading cell manufacturers targeting both improved cell concepts with higher efficiency and production technology that offered lower production costs.

Several new production concepts have also been under development at the company for the thin-film production, which will be launched in 2010. New developments include the application of its ILGAR technology or ovens for selenization deposition and diffusion.

According to preliminary financial figures for 2009, Singulus had revenues of €116.4 million and cited general market weakness in both Optical Disc and Solar business segments. Order intake was €80.9 million, much lower than the prior year. The order backlog as of December 31, 2009 stood at €34.7 million.

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