FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Energy
Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) today announced that its Dressler(R)
Cesar(R) RF generators and VarioMatch(TM) matching networks have been
chosen by Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. to provide process power for the
25 MW photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing equipment being manufactured by ECD
Ovonics for United Solar Ovonic, its wholly owned subsidiary. Together, the
Cesar RF generator and VarioMatch matching network comprise a full-featured
RF power delivery system that meets ECD Ovonics' critical specifications.
United Solar Ovonic's unique UNI-SOLAR(R) PV products are flexible,
substantially lighter and more rugged than other solar cell products and
actually become an attractive part of the building's roof, replacing
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As a leader in the development of thin films, ECD Ovonics was looking
for a flexible process power system that would integrate easily with its
manufacturing platform. Cesar RF generators and VarioMatch matching
networks meet all of ECD Ovonics' integration requirements, including
multiple power levels for different process steps.
"ECD Ovonics has been a valued customer for many years and has
incorporated AE power systems into previous generations of its PV solar
cell manufacturing equipment. We are delighted to extend our partnership
with them by supplying their newest generation equipment with our
field-proven Cesar power systems," commented Dr. Hans Betz, president and
CEO of AE. "AE has served the solar market for some time. As this market
segment grows through innovations such as those delivered by ECD Ovonics,
AE is well positioned to benefit from continued industry growth."
Cesar RF generators are designed to meet demanding process requirements
for a broad range of plasma manufacturing applications. They are available
in a wide variety of frequencies (from 2 to 60 MHz) and a wide variety of
power levels (from 300 W to 5 kW). Both water cooled and air cooled models
are available. Standard features include an active front panel, large LCD
display, user-friendly software, analog and serial user interfaces as well
as controls for VarioMatch matching networks. Cesar generators are CE
compliant and use field-proven Class E architecture, which enable their
compact, lightweight design.
About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy is a global leader in the development and support of
technologies critical to high-technology manufacturing processes used in
the production of semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage
products, compact discs, digital video discs, architectural glass and other
advanced product applications.
Leveraging a diverse product portfolio and technology leadership, AE
creates solutions that maximize process impact, improve productivity and
lower cost of ownership for its customers. This portfolio includes a
comprehensive line of technology solutions in power, flow management,
thermal instrumentation and plasma and ion beam sources for original
equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users around the world.
AE operates in regional centers in North America, Asia and Europe and
offers global sales and support through direct offices, representatives and
distributors. Founded in 1981, AE is a publicly held company traded on
Nasdaq National Market under the symbol AEIS. More information can be found
Advanced Energy(R), AE(R), Cesar(R), Dressler(R) and VarioMatch are
trademarks of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
UNI-SOLAR(R) is a trademark of United Solar Ovonic, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.
SOURCE Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.