ALMERE, The Netherlands – August 20, 2014 – Levitech BV announces the sale and shipment of a Levitrack® ALD system to a new Taiwanese solar cell manufacturer. This system plays a central role in the development and manufacturing of high-efficiency solar cells on both mono- and multi-crystalline silicon.
In recent years Levitech has supplied a number of Levitrack spatial ALD systems, which deposit aluminum oxide (Al2O3) passivation layers on both p and n-type solar cells, to high-efficiency solar cell manufacturers in Asia. This order marks another step in the market growth and penetration of the aluminum oxide (Al2O3) surface passivation technology and the expansion of Levitech’s sales activities.
The Levitrack’s unique spatial ALD process and high throughput result in a superior cost-of-ownership of the overall passivation process flow and helps any client to address current and future technology needs.
About the Levitor
The Levitor is a single-wafer RTP system based on a unique conductive heating and cooling technology. What differentiates this system from the rest of the market is its superior process performance, flexibility, cost-of-ownership and process extendibility. In the Levitor, the wafer floats on a very thin cushion of gas between two blocks. The gas layer between the wafer surface and the reactor blocks enables ultra-fast heating or cooling, while also self-centering the wafer and keeping it suspended at the desired process temperature. The result is very precise heat transfer that is emissivity independent – totally insensitive to the type of film on the wafer.
Levitech is a global player in production solutions for the IC and photovoltaic industries. A spin-off of ASM International, Levitech was established in 2009 around its core product, the Levitor® system. This system is based on a revolutionary patented technology and used in the semiconductor industry for Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP). The Levitor 4300 and Levitor 4200 are leading-edge 300mm and 200mm tools for advanced RTP processes in high volume. The Levitrack™ ALD system is a state-of-the-art production solution for the solar industry and is based on the innovative concept of precursor separation in space, instead of time, in combination with the unique floating wafer and conductive heating technology used in the Levitor RTP products.
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