Synova has signed a follow-on order for its Laser MicroJet (LMJ) systems from a European-based solar cell manufacturer. The 25 LMJ systems will be integrated into the customer's edge-defined film-fed growth process at its solar fab.
These LMJ modules, the core of Synova's Laser MicroJet technology, will be used to cut the venture's 125- and 156-mm polysilicon EFG-octagonal tubes into wafers for solar cell manufacturing. Several LMJ systems have already been shipped and installed, with the remaining modules to be integrated throughout 2009 and 2010.
‘This major production order has provided Synova with a unique opportunity to help speed production, adoption and overall efficiency and quality of today's leading-edge solar cells,’ comments Bernold Richerzhagen, CEO of Synova.