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Taiwan thin-film PV module makers shifting focus to front-end production

Aug 21, 09:46

Taiwan players in the amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) sector have built production lines based on turnkey solutions from equipment suppliers, but they are now...

Local governments in China look to attract Taiwan thin-film PV makers

Aug 19, 11:48

With China on July 21 announcing a 2009-2011 subsidization program to promote development of photovoltaic (PV) power, many local governments in the country have offered incentives...

AUO initial PV focus on end-market solutions and upstream material supply, says president

Aug 5, 16:43

AU Optronics (AUO)'s PV business strategy is to first focus on solutions for end-market users and upstream material supply, according to company president Lai-juh Chen.

Sunshine PV installs CIGS thin-film PV module line from Centrotherm

Aug 3, 16:10

Sunshine PV, a Taiwan-based maker of CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules, has installed a production line supplied by Germany-based Centrotherm...

Taiwan makers question government investment in CIGS thin-film PV maker PVNext

Aug 3, 15:39

The investment of NT$500 million (US$15.3 million) in Taiwan-based CIGS thin-film PV module maker, PVNext, by the Taiwan government's National Development Fund has aroused questions...

Ritek thin-film PV joint venture wins government investment

Jul 29, 15:04

Taiwan's National Development Fund, the central government's venture capital arm used to promote development of target industries, has decided to invest NT$500 million (US$15.3 million)...

China state-run firm to set up micro-Si thin-film PV line

Jul 29, 11:39

A state-run enterprise in China is setting up a micromorphous silicon (micro-Si) tandem-junction thin-film photovoltaic (PV) module production line with an initial annual capacity...

AUO to develop both silicon and thin-film solar power, says president

Jul 24, 14:30

LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) will develop both thin-film and silicon solar power, with the two types of photovoltaic (PV) technology expected to have an equal share of the market...

Taiwan-based a-Si thin-film PV module makers suffer operating losses

Jul 21, 10:19

Taiwan-based makers of amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules have suffered operating losses because product prices have dropped to below US$2/watt, according...

Ritek succeeds in trial production of thin-film PV modules, paper says

Newswatch - Jul 17, 10:36

Taiwan-based optical disc maker Ritek has claimed success in its trial production of 600x1,200mm CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules at an energy...

CIGS thin-film PV equipment maker NanoWin lands orders from China

Jun 25, 16:34

NanoWin Technology has obtained an order for two turnkey production lines of CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules from a client in western China...

Auria Solar receives TUV certification for micro-Si tandem thin-film PV

Jun 25, 11:29

Taiwan-based Auria Solar announced on June 24 that it has obtained certification from Germany-based TUV Rheinland for micromorphous silicon (micro-Si) tandem-junction thin-film PV...

Ulvac to offer micro-Si tandem thin-film PV equipment in Taiwan

Jun 24, 13:56

Japan-based Ulvac Technologies will soon offer turnkey equipment for making micromorphous silicon (micro-Si) tandem-junction thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules at an energy conversion...

China top-5 power distributors looking to step into thin-film PV segment

Jun 19, 17:15

The top-five state-run enterprises generating and distributing conventional electricity in China are all evaluating the feasibility of stepping into production of thin-film photovoltaic...

Taiwan makers of a-Si thin-film PV equipment rely on imported PECVD

Jun 18, 12:22

Taiwan-based makers of equipment for producing amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules still rely on imports of PECVD (plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition)...

Equipment supplier GPM says orders for IC packaging recovering

Newswatch - Jun 17, 16:57

Taiwan's Gallant Precision Machining (GPM) has seen order visibility for IC packaging extend to the third quarter of 2009, according to the company, which said its IC backend customers...

Taiwan makers to co-develop CIGS thin-film PV equipment

Jun 16, 11:03

Taiwan-based equipment makers plan to co-develop CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV equipment by sharing the costs and their respective know-how, according to industry...

ITRI develops 3.5G turnkey solution for thin-film PV production

Jun 12, 14:50

The government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has successfully developed 3.5G turnkey equipment for making amorphous silicon or micromorphous silicon tandem-junction...

Taiwan thin-film PV module maker Auria Solar lands 34MWp order from Sinosol

Jun 5, 15:42

Thin-film module maker Auria Solar signed a contract with Germany-based Sinosol AG for a three-year supply of 34MWp of modules at the Intersolar 2009 trade fair which took place in...

Some Taiwan-based a-Si thin-film PV module makers face slow sales and insufficient funding

May 14, 15:14

A number of Taiwan's 10 amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) module makers are in trouble from stagnant sales and have insufficient funding to sustain operations,...

CIGS thin-film PV has good prospects, says Centrotherm executive

May 6, 14:26

CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) technology has development and market potential, emphasized thin-film technology director Dieter Schmid for Germany-based...

Oerlikon to outsource production of thin-film PV equipment to Flextronics in future

May 5, 12:07

Switzerland-based Oerlikon, in preparation for fast emerging orders for production equipment of amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules from the Asian market...

Applied Materials optimistic about a-Si thin-film PV

Apr 28, 17:11

Declining polysilicon prices may impact demand for amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules, but Applied Materials is confident of the development of thin-film...

Mark Pinto, Applied Materials senior VP and CTO

Taiwan maker Kenmec expanding electronics business operation

Apr 23, 16:55

Taiwan-based Kenmec Mechanical Engineering has stepped into making TFT-LCD and photovoltaic (PV) equipment, Blu-ray Disc (BD) players and touch panels, according to company chairman...

LCD equipment maker Mirle estimates 2Q09 revenues to stay flat

Newswatch - Apr 22, 12:11

Mirle Automation has estimated revenues for the second quarter will remain flat sequentially, as panel makers have put on hold plans to expand capacity. In addition, equipment orders...

GET certifies Applied Materials SunFab thin-film PV line

Apr 20, 10:46

Green Energy Technology (GET), a Taiwan-based maker of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers and amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules, has certified its...

Applied Matewrials SunFab

Thin-film PV development to see no short-term breakthrough, say Motech and Suntech

Mar 25, 16:35

Simon Tsuo, chairman of Taiwan-based Motech Industries, and his counterpart from China-based Suntech Power, Zhengrong Shi, both believe that there will not be any significant breakthrough...

Tsuo and Shi at the PV industry convention

Three Taiwan makers developing CIGS thin-film PV equipment

Mar 19, 14:20

Taiwan-based NanWin Technology has unveiled turn-key equipment for the production of CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules. Kenmec Mechanical Engineering...

Manz subsidiary steps into making thin-film PV equipment

Mar 17, 10:56

Manz Intech Machines, a Taiwan subsidiary of Germany-based automation equipment supplier Manz Automation, has extended its production from FPD and PCB wet process equipment to equipment...

Taiwan thin-film PV equipment providers facing tough competition in China market

Mar 5, 15:37

In view of emerging large demand for production line equipment by China-based makers of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules, Taiwan-based makers of such equipment have competed for...

First Solar expansion said to be posing pressure on thin-film PV module competitors

Mar 4, 14:38

US-based thin-film PV module supplier First Solar, ranked second among all makers of solar cells and modules around the world with output of 503MWp in 2008, will be expanding its...

BeyondPV to start volume production of micromorphous silicon thin-film PV modules in June 2009

Feb 27, 17:13

BeyondPV, a Taiwan-based maker of micromorphous silicon tandem-junction thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules, on February 26 held an opening ceremony for its factory located in southern...

Sunner starts production of thin-film PV modules

Newswatch - Feb 26, 10:37

Sunner Solar, a Taiwan-based maker of amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules, on February 25 started production at its first factory in the Central Taiwan Science...

China makers procuring only key thin-film PV module equipment from overseas to reduce costs

Feb 19, 16:42

China-based thin-film photovoltaic (PV) module makers have begun procuring key manufacturing equipment systems, such as PECVD (plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition), from international...

AUO to initially invest NT$5 billion in thin-film PV modules

Feb 4, 10:45

AU Optronics (AUO), having announced a project to develop "third-generation" thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules with energy conversion rates of at least 10%, has set aside...

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