KLA-Tencor Launches PVI-6 Solar Inspection Product


KLA-Tencor Corp. has introduced the PVI-6, which is designed for optical in-line dual-sided inspection of photovoltaic wafers and cells.
The newest addition to KLA-Tencor's ICOS division's PV portfolio, the PVI-6 provides customers with the capability to inspect solar wafers and cells at the highest speed and accuracy for all stages of the production process, the company says. These new capabilities enable solar manufacturers to achieve substantial yield improvements and more accurate product classification.

The PVI-6 consists of a family of modules designed for the inspection of solar cells throughout the production process, from bare wafer to silicon nitride (SiN) coating, metallization and final classification. Additionally, the PVI-6 software includes improved ease of use and analytical tools to increase the overall yield of the solar cell production process.

KLA-Tenor Corp.: (408) 875-9529

SOURCE: KLA-Tenor Corp.

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