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Photovoltaic cost simulation tool

Photovoltaic cost simulation tool is a virtual fab where every manufacturing step, piece of equipment, and material can de defined.

Photovoltaic cost simulation tool is a virtual fab where every manufacturing step, piece of equipment, and material can de defined.

The main existing equipment and materials are already implemented in the software. Users can then make it evolve to fit their own fab plans. Inkjet, electroplating, ion implantation, printing, and other manufacturing solutions and associated materials can be simulated.

Material and equipment suppliers can simulate their own products and measure the impact in a virtual process flow. Users can calculate cost consequences and return on investment by simulating addition of these innovative manufacturing steps.

Electronics.ca Publications and Yole Development, Montreal; ph. 514/425-5596
www.electronics.ca/reports/semiconductor_manufacturing/pv_cost_simulation_tool.html.