LDK Solar Co. Ltd. has qualified Applied Materials' HCT MaxEdge wire saws for volume production, certifying that the system has met all performance and quality specifications.
The successful completion of this factory acceptance testing is part of the installation of more than 50 MaxEdge systems at LDK Solar that is due to be finished next month.
‘This new generation of Applied's HCT wire saws has now proven it can deliver the repeatable high yields necessary to deliver superior quality, cost-effective wafers to our customers,’ says Dr. Yuepeng Wan, chief technology officer at LDK Solar. ‘In addition, LDK has received excellent on-site support from Applied's engineers during our aggressive ramp.’
SOURCE: LDK Solar Co. Ltd.