A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and Picosun Oy, a Finland-based global manufacturer of atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment, have entered into a partnership to develop advanced ALD techniques for solar cells, as well as other applications.
With this collaboration, IME and Picosun will jointly develop innovative ALD and plasma-enhanced ALD processes for solar cells and other technologies. Enabling integration of the processes with the devices for industrial applications will be the core objective of the joint research project, the companies state.
In January, Picosun reported positive results with the conclusion of a three-year project designed to increase the efficiency of solar cells and reduce the costs of their manufacturing. The project used ALD technology.