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Alcatel Vacuum Technology is a leading global supplier of advanced vacuum solutions for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells manufacturing. With more than forty years of vacuum experience, and a long track record for the most advanced applications of the Semiconductor and FPD Industries, Alcatel offers to solar manufacturing a complete range of highly competitive vacuum products addressing crystalline silicon and emerging thin film applications requirements.
Bekaert is a total solution provider for rotatable sputter equipment, working closely with its customers to upgrade from planar to cylindrical rotating technology: higher target utilization and deposition rates, higher process stability, higher sputter efficiency and reduced coater downtime all combine to bring down the overall cost of PV cell production.
For more than 40 years, Entegris has provided products, materials and systems that purify, protect and transport the critical materials that enable the world’s leading technologies. Offering proven knowledge in materials science and contamination control, Entegris allows you to enhance cell efficiency, increase productivity and improve process control.
GfE has more than one hundred years experience in materials science, technology, engineering and manufacturing. We have been producing and supplying coating materials to the PVD industry for over twenty-five years. Our core competencies include melting, powder processing and thermal spraying. These capabilities enable us to supply elemental metals, metal alloys, oxides, evaporation materials and cermets in all consumable PVD forms including planar and rotatable sputtering targets up to 4 meters (152’’) in length.
Pfeiffer Vacuum – a name that stands for innovative solutions, high technology, dependable products and first-class service. For more than 120 years, we have been setting standards in vacuum technology with these attributes. One very special milestone was the invention of the turbopump at our Company more than 50 years ago. Thanks to our know-how, we continue to be the technology and world market leader in this field. To no small degree, this also manifests itself in our extremely high profitability.
PLANSEE is a world-leading manufacturer of products made from refractory metals and metallic composite materials. This privately owned company has been manufacturing innovative powder-metallurgically processed high-performance materials for over 90 years and covers the whole production process, right from the raw material to the finished product. The company employs materials experts, product developers and local technical sales staff to provide customers all over the world with all the help and assistance they require.
Soleras Ltd. has been a market leader in manufacturing PVD coating materials for 30 years, specializing in photovoltaics, displays, glass, web, decorative, tribological and related applications.
With its range of state of the art materials and services, Umicore is helping PV cell and module manufacturers meet the challenge in minimising their total cost of materials ownership whilst fully maximising the performance of their products.