Major Solar Cell Manufacturer Places Order for Intevac’s Ion Implant ENERGi System

Intevac, Inc. announced today that it has received an order for an Ion Implant ENERGi™ system, scheduled to ship in the first quarter of 2013.

“We are pleased to announce this initial order for our ENERGi system. This first production order is a result of the successful completion of the initial phase of an evaluation agreement we have with a large Asian cell manufacturer,” commented Chris Smith, executive vice president and general manager.

“This is a significant milestone in our equipment diversification strategy and demonstrates Intevac’s ability to understand customer needs and deliver technology for increased cell efficiency and reduced costs,” further commented Norm Pond, chairman and chief executive officer.

The compact ion implant ENERGi system meets the cost, efficiency and productivity requirements of solar cell manufacturing and is the most cost-effective doping solution. ENERGi incorporates enabling technologies that align with today’s solar industry cost reduction roadmap and is extendible to accommodate future advanced cell architectures and efficiency requirements.


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