Semitool adds solar customer for Raider tool

October 16, 2007 – Semitool Inc. says it has sold an advanced Raider tool for use in porous silicon formation as part of development of high-efficiency, low cost-per-watt solar devices.

“After years of R&D by university research teams, Semitool has now developed and commercialized real-world applications for porous silicon,” said Kevin Witt, Semitool’s director of disruptive technology, in a statement. “The use of this material in solar cell production can reduce substrate cost significantly without compromising efficiency or complicating the manufacturing process.”

The porous silicon tools can be placed on the company’s Raider platform or as a cluster with other chambers and processes.


Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account. Comments won't automatically be posted to your social media accounts unless you select to share.