Each order includes a three lane DecimaTM inline measurement system with VeritasTM software for monitoring and control of solar cell emitter formation
North Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 10, 2015 – ACT Aurora Control Technologies Corp. ("Aurora" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the receipt of two orders from SEMCO Engineering for its industry-leading, Decima inline measurement system with VeritasTM software.
The Decima and Veritas products will be installed at two confidential PV cell manufacturers. These orders feature new Decima technology that measures three lanes across
every wafer as they emerge from the annealing or diffusion furnace at full production rates.
Aurora's patent pending Veritas software displays the resultant emitter profiles in three dimensions thus monitoring the quality of each and every wafer from the furnaces, comparing them with specifications and allowing
operators to adjust and optimize the furnace parameters for higher yield of top quality cells.
These orders follow the unveiling of the Veritas system at the 2014 Taiwan International Photovoltaic Exhibition in October, 2014.
"For the first time ever, furnace suppliers and cell producers can see a reliable, accurate and repeatable profile being measured after the annealing or diffusion furnace and understand the degree of variability" said Greg Ayres, Aurora's Chief Operating Officer.
He went on to say "the market introduction of the Veritas system led to a series of meetings with leading furnace manufacturers culminating in these orders for multi-lane Decimas on two production lines".
"SEMCO chose Aurora's products for integration into our state-of-the-art emitter formation product line because of their proven ability to accurately and consistently measure PV wafers at full production speed of 2500 wafers/hour" said Claude Giral, SEMCO's PV Product Director.
Mr. Giral also stated, "the Aurora system uniquely enables our customers to fully visualize the superior sheet resistance uniformity produced by our LYDOP and LYTOX series furnaces".
ACT Aurora Control Technologies Corp. develops, manufactures and markets inline
measurement systems for the photovoltaic industry. Headquartered in North
Vancouver, Canada, and founded by experienced leaders in process measurement,
semiconductor manufacturing and industrial automation, the Company's inline,
real-time measurement and control products provide photovoltaic cell
manufacturers with the means to lower production costs and increase profitability.
The Company's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and trade under the
symbol "ACU".. For more information, the Company's website is located at
About SEMCO Engineering:
SEMCO Engineering is a global supplier of equipment, parts, service, and process
solutions for the solar, semiconductor and MEMS Industries based in Montpellier,
France. They support full scale Production Facilities, Universities, and R&D Labs
with knowledge and expertise and provide solutions through process development
and long-term partnerships with their customers. For more information, the
Company's website is located at www.TheSEMCOGroup.com.
For further information contact:
Michael Heaven, P.Eng.
Chairman & CEO
ACT Aurora Control Technologies Corp.
Phone: +1 (778) 241-5000
Investor Relations contact:
Dave Burwell/Brad Dryer
The Howard Group
Phone: +1 (888) 221-0915
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