INDEOtec to supply PECVD tool to Fraunhofer ISE

INDEOtec is continuing a strong run of sales for its platform, this time picking up an order from Fraunhofer ISE. The tool, says INDEOtec, will be used by the institute for research into heterojunction and other high efficiency cell concepts.

“Indeotec is looking forward to the collaboration with Fraunhofer ISE for the further improvement and optimization of process and equipment specific topics,” states an Indeotec press release. “The aspects of the collaboration are intended to form a key element of the extensive tool qualification for the OCTOPUS III mass production platform.”

Indeotec introduced the third iteration of its OCTOPUS platform earlier in 2017, and says that it has already seen interest from major industry players. OCTOPUS III is designed specfically for heterojunction cell production, which is seen by some in the industry as a technology likely to see widespread adoption in the near future.

The OCTOPUS II platform has already been supplied to several other research organizations working on heterojunction and other high efficiency cell concepts, including the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, and French PV researcher Institut Photovoltaique dIIle-de-France.