Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) announced its new Applied Tempo metallization system. It reported the system as achieving high-productivity, new efficiency, and low-cost while developing advanced cell designs. The new platform supports the company’s innovative Fine Line Double Print technology and record throughput.
It provides substantial yield, efficiency, and cost advantages that transform into the lowest cost of ownership as well as cost-per-watt solution meant for cell manufacturing. The new platforms are being utilized by numerous PV manufacturers worldwide. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR)(NASDAQ:JASO) is in the list of first clients to use the advanced platform in high-volume production. It is the largest developer firm of solar power products in the world.
The expert view
Dr. Wei Shan, the CTO of JA Solar, said that the management is very delighted to team up with Applied Materials as they focus on developing the future cell designs. The new advanced Tempo system needs fewer operators compared to other existing metallization platform. They offer exceptional yield performance and Fine Line Double Printing, throughput, which are crucial requirements for JA Solar to fulfill market demand for higher efficiency cells.
Shan further added that management were able to execute double printing to improve cell efficiency and with the dual lane plan can record more than 75,000 cells per day. Due to the low cost of ownership and numerous benefits, JA Solar anticipates working forward with Applied Materials on further applications to develop solar cell technology.
Jim Mullin of Applied Material said that the management is pleased JA Solar is benefiting from the new metallization features of the Tempo system in production. It is enhancing cell efficiency utilizing FLDP technology and reporting record daily throughputs. The management feels honored to be chosen by an industry leader to fulfill its yield, cell performance and cost needs. The platform performance is based on the advanced technologies of Applied`s metallization platforms.