KDF Tools Selected for Installation in the USA and China for Use in Manufacture of High Efficiency PV Solar Cells

KDF RELEASE 2012

943i Sputtering Systems for Production of High Efficiency Ge & CIGS PV Solar Cells

March 16, 2012–KDF today announced that two leading industry Photovoltaic suppliers have selected Three of its 943i in-line sputtering system for use in PV Solar Cell manufacturing. The order verifies that KDF’s technology platforms continues to step-up to producing advanced Solar PV devices.

The 943i for its ability to adapt to changing solar cell process technology, a crucial aspect of space based PV cell manufacturing since each device is expected to perform in the extreme conditions of space. KDF’s superior coating technology meets these standards.

As new customers of KDF critical evaluations had to be met on performance of the 943i provides the process integrity required for producing high reliability devices,” said Todd Plaisted, director of marketing. “KDF already maintains a presence in the Solar Photovoltaic market and this order has continued our high-efficiency niche market penetration for this industry.”

KDF offers advanced and reliable batch in-line sputtering systems at the industry’s lowest cost of ownership. These systems are used around the world in the semiconductor, telecommunications, aerospace and medical technology markets, each tailored to meet specific processing needs.

For this process KDF configured the 900 Series system with a newly developed Bi-Polar dual cathode sputter capability for stable reactive processing, a first in the 900 series system. With sputter down capability and easy substrate loading, the 943i is ideally suited for Solar Cell PV applications which produce uniform films with an exacting, but repeatable, high-throughput process.

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About KDF
KDF Electronic & Vacuum Services, Inc., produces batch in-line sputtering tools in a wide variety of R&D and production formats for the mainstream silicon, emerging materials and flat-panel display markets. KDF systems are used in the production of semiconductors, photomasks, telecommunications networks, wireless circuits, gallium arsenide (GaAs), high density interconnect, sensors, optoelectronics, flat panel display and radio frequency power devices. KDF is located in Rockleigh, New Jersey, and has representatives in Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Korea.
Company Contacts
Kurt Flechsig
President & CEO
Tel: +1 (201) 784-5005
E-mail: kurt@kdf.com
Todd Plaisted
Director of Sales and Marketing
Tel: +1 (201) 784-5005
E-mail: todd@kdf.com
KDF Tools Selected for Installation in the USA and China for Use in Manufacture of High Efficiency PV Solar Cells