Manufacturing equipment specialist, Intevac said it had secured a new customer which had selected a new c-Si deposition tool from the company.
Wendell Blonigan, president and chief executive officer of Intevac said: “On the equipment diversification front, we recently received an order from a new Tier 1 customer for a high-throughput thin film deposition system to be used in the manufacturing of crystalline silicon solar cells.
“This system is capable of depositing a variety of films, including critical metal films required for advanced silicon solar cell architectures. We are pleased that this order builds upon our recent success in solar ion implant, by adding a new application and a new Tier 1 customer for the company,” added Blonigan.
In June, 2013 Intevac said it had successfully qualified its 'ENERGi' ion implantation production system at an unidentified large solar cell manufacturer based in Asia.
The company also reported third quarter 2013 revenue of US$19.1 million, including US$11.8 million of equipment revenues and photonics revenues of US$7.4 million.
Intevac made a net loss for the quarter of US$2.7 million, compared to a net loss of US$8.0 million, in the third quarter of 2012.