CENTRE SUISSE D'ÉLECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPMENT
Reliability analysis - CTM definition and analysis for all technologies. The main tasks of CSEM in AMPERE will be devoted to materials, processes and concepts tests and transfers for high performance and competitive silicon heterojunction solar cells and modules. Focus will be set on wafer preparation, PECVD and sputtering processes and materials, metallization, interconnection, encapsulation, metrology and reliability testing. CSEM will further lead WP6 activities.
CSEM SA, founded in 1984, is a private non-profit applied research and development center specializing in micro-nanotechnologies, systems engineering, photovoltaics, microelectronics, and communications technologies. It offers its customers and industry partners custom-made, innovative solutions based on its knowledge of the market and the technological expertise derived from applied research. The CSEM PV-center is an industry driven, application oriented program within CSEM created to bring new high-tech solutions for solar components and systems to technological maturity, and serve the global renewable energy industry. The PV-center is able to provide a full range of services to partners, ranging from technology development to product prototyping. The infrastructure of the PV-center includes specialty systems for coating, patterning, printing, and fabrication processes, as well as pilot R&D lines - from wafer etching up to the assembly of fully functional PV modules and systems.