- First Machine Already Delivered
- Cost Reductions in the Wafer Production
Kahl am Main, May 14, 2012 - SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES (SINGULUS) developed a new machine concept with the product name MATERIA for the cleaning of silicon chunks and ingot saw off cuts for the manufacturing of crystalline solar cells. The first MATERIA cleaning machine was delivered to a renowned US customer. The system was successfully installed at the customer’s site in the 1st quarter 2012.
In the MATERIA, silicon is cleared of interfering particles, organic and metallic contaminations. With state-of-the-art technology the fully automated and intelligent carrier management, which is operating in the absence of manual labor, achieves a maximum throughput with reductions of operators. With very good process results the efficient process steps and the economical use of water and chemical substances as well as the low energy consumption reduce the cost of operation compared with the traditionally available machines.
SINGULUS continues to expand its activities in the business segments Solar and Optical Disc. The goal is to attain a leading position in the silicon and thin-film solar technology as a machine supplier as well as a development partner for new cell concepts and to maintain the market leadership in the Optical Disc segment for production equipment for the manufacturing of dual-layer Blu-ray Discs. The business activities in the division Semiconductor are extensively strengthened in the course of the apparent growing market for MRAM semiconductor technology. In addition, the company reviews other sectors and work areas, where new market segments can be developed on the basis of the present know-how in the area of vacuum coating.