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Alicat Mass Flow Controllers for Vacuum Applications at Intersolar

Halma plc    |  10 Jun 2013

Tucson, Arizona (June 10, 2013) – Alicat Scientific, Inc., will exhibit its MCV series mass flow controller during Intersolar North America, July 9-11, 2013 at the Moscone Center (San Francisco, Calif.). Used by photovoltaic cell manufacturers to prevent target poisoning in vacuum deposition processes, Alicat’s instruments provide the [...]


High Resolution Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

Henniker Scientific Ltd    |  10 May 2013

The all new Extrel MAXCS-50 Series quadrupolemass spectrometer from Henniker Scientific has been released and directly addresses research applications requiring high sensitivity gas analysis of low molecular weight species.At the heart of the instrument is a high specification quadrupole mass filter assembly, featuring a precisionmachined 19mm quadrupole rod set with [...]


PGx, Portable Plasma Surface Testing

Henniker Scientific Ltd    |  10 May 2013

The all new PGx from Henniker is a Portable Contact Angle measurement instrument designed for rapid and accurate assessment of plasma treated materials.The fully automated device measures surface wetting and absorption on virtually any size or shape of surface and enables direct surface testing of almost any 3D object withouthaving [...]


First Solar Sets CdTe Module Efficiency World Record, Launches Series 3 Black Module

VCi News Desk    |  5 May 2013

Bangkok April 18, 2013 – First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) module conversion efficiency, achieving a record 16.1 percent total area module efficiency in tests confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The [...]


Markus Beck, CTO, Joins Growing Solexant ‘Dream Team’

VCi News Desk    |  5 May 2013

SAN JOSE, CA (April 30, 2013) – Just weeks after announcing James Woolsey, ex-Director of the CIA, joined the Board, Solexant is now announcing that Dr. Markus Beck has joined the company as the Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Beck will be guiding the company’s advances in CIGS (copper indium [...]


SCHMID Anticipates Strong Incoming Orders for APCVD

VCi News Desk    |  5 May 2013

The SCHMID Group (Freudenstadt, Germany) expects several orders in 2013 for its APCVD system for industrial mass production of high efficiency cells on p-type as well as n-type Cz base material. The sales of two machines at the beginning of the year to a cell manufacturer and to an institute [...]


Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum to equip state-of-the art display production line

VCi News Desk    |  5 May 2013

Cologne, Germany / Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland, April 25, 2013 – A well-known East Asian display manufacturer has awarded Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum the contract to deliver fore-vacuum solutions for its state-of-the-art production process. This multi-million Swiss Franc contract involves fitting the production line with around 200 systems. “With this major order, [...]


TMC13 Deposition Rate Controller now with Video Drivers

Henniker Scientific Ltd    |  9 Apr 2013

The all new TMC13 Deposition Rate Controller from Henniker Scientific is a versatile, multi-channel device for repeatable, reliable and accurate control of film thickness and rate in vacuum based thin film deposition processes.The feature-rich touch-screen interface is easily customised to suit a particular operator preference and can be operated in [...]



Henniker Scientific Ltd    |  9 Apr 2013

UK company Henniker announces a new 1,400 sqft dedicated plasma surface treatment and testing facility in Warrington, UK.Henniker, a world leader in Plasma Surface Treatment technology, recently opened the doors on its new purpose designed plasma surface treatment and testing facility in Warrington, UK. Following rapid expansion and an increasing [...]


Nova Fabrica Ltd. Release Optical Plasma Monitoring Solution for High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS)

VCi News Desk    |  31 Mar 2013

Nova Fabrica are pleased to announce release of Optical Plasma Monitoring solution for High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS).Nova Fabrica’s Optical Monitoring Sensor for HIPIMS features a unique intelligent design that out of the box will provide an excellent signal for a wide range of HIPIMS pulse frequencies and will [...]


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