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10/15/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/15/2020 02:26

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES awarded contract for new production system for GaAs high-performance solar cells for use in space

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES awarded contract for new production system for GaAs high-performance solar cells for use in space
October 15, 2020

Kahl am Main, 15 October 2020 - SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES ) has been awarded a contract from AZUR SPACE, Germany, for a newly developed PECVD coating system (PECVD: plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition) for the processes involved in the manufacture of gallium arsenide (GaAs) solar cells.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES employs ICP technology for PECVD coating technology. ICP - inductively coupled plasma - is a method that offers high electron density in conjunction with a high degree of plasma purity. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES has developed a new plasma source based on this technology. Using the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES ICP source, the coating system applies dielectric layers to the starting material for the GaAs solar cells.

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, CEO of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, commented: 'We are delighted that after lengthy investigations AZUR SPACE has chosen our PECVD plasma source on the strength of its performance. The PECVD coating step is a crucial quality factor for GaAs solar cells.' GaAs solar cells are noted for their especially high efficiency in excess of 30% and are used in aerospace for power generation on satellites.

AZUR SPACE Solar Power GmbH is the global market leader and a global player in the development and manufacture of multi-junction solar cells for space PV and terrestrial CPV applications. AZUR SPACE uses the PECVD coating system in the manufacture of GaAs solar cells for applications in space.

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SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, Hanauer Landstrasse 103,
D-63796 Kahl/Main, WKN A1681X / ISIN DE000A1681X5
Maren Schuster, Investor Relations, Tel.: + 49 (0) 160 9609 0279
Bernhard Krause, Corporate Communications, Tel.: + 49 (0) 170 9202 924
Email: [email protected]

AZUR SPACE is the global leader in the development and production of multi-junction solar cells for space and terrestrial concentrated photovoltaic applications. Based on more than 55 years of experience in space solar cells and more than 25 years in III-V epitaxial technology with development and high-volume production. Furthermore, AZUR SPACE is now supplying GaAs and GaN-on-Si components and EPI-wafers for the high-power electronics market.

AZUR SPACE Solar Power GmbH
Samira Dinkel
Theresienstraße 2
74072 Heilbronn, Germany
Phone: +49-7131-67-2660
Email: [email protected]