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Feb 25th, 2012
Ceres Technologies expands further into CIGS equipment market with addition technology assets from Veeco
Ceres Technologies, a global provider of branded process-critical support equipment to the semiconductor and solar industries, has expanded its position in the photovoltaic equipment manufacturing supply chain with the recent purchase of certain technology and product assets of the CIGS system business formerly operated by Veeco Instruments Inc.
The CIGS product line acquisition adds to Ceres Technologies’ growing portfolio of products and services in the renewable energy space with production-ready CIGS deposition tool sets, including machines for Molybdenum back contact, CIGS absorber layer and Transparent Conductive Oxide (TCO) layers. The current product offering allows for roll to roll deposition on Stainless Steel substrates at 0.3, 0.6 and 1.0 meter widths. In addition, a production scale CIGS glass process tool is in development. As part of the technology purchase, Ceres Technologies obtained the right to manufacture, support and further develop the CIGS equipment technology previously sold by Veeco.
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