Solar Cell Fabrication

We have a strong history of working with many of the biggest US solar cell manufacturers in helping them design their solar cell fabrication equipment.  The manufacturing problems faced by this industry are similar to the flat panel / display industry, i.e. large process equipment sizes that translate to very large simulation problem sizes and therefore especially difficult and time-consuming to solve.  Correspondingly, these problems have benefited tremendously from the large-scale parallel computing capability built into all of our multi-dimensional simulation tools.  For this industry in particular, we have strong background in the helping with the design and development of thermal evaporation sources (for CIGS thin film system) and magnetron sputter systems (e.g. for interconnects and metal films).