Tempress has finalized the manufacturing of the first production system in Kunshan. The major milestone follows the transfer of the latest solar production platform from Vaassen, the Netherlands to its Chinese production location. Within six months, performing a transfer, with new local suppliers, in a new production facility, with a new production crew, is a fantastic achievement by all the teams involved, according to Klaas van Achteren, operations manager of Tempress.

The Tempress new solar production platform, which is now also produced in Kunshan, delivers unprecedented performance at the highest through-put for any horizontal furnace systems offered.

Tempress PECVD SiN key system features
• High cell throughput of 250 MW / system
• Uniform process over entire wafer load, by patented heating solution
• Low electricity usage (more than 40% reduction compared to competition), delivering lowest cost of ownership solution

Tempress BBr3 key system features
• High cell throughput of 100 MW / system
• Uniform process over entire wafer load, by best in class heating elements, with highest cell yield
• Low maintenance solution combined with high electrical cell yield, results in lowest cost of ownership for any boron diffusion

Tempress LPCVD ox-poly key system features
• High cell throughput of 250 MW / system
• Uniform process over entire wafer load, at the highest through-put available, for both undoped as well as doped polysilicon
• Low maintenance solution combined with high electrical cell yield, results in lowest cost of ownership