Applied Materials Awarded Multi-Year Solar Service Contract

Applied Materials, Inc. announced that it has signed a five-year service contract with Green Energy Technology Inc. (GET) of Taiwan to support GET’s Applied SunFab Thin Film Line for solar module manufacturing. Through its SunFab Performance Service program Applied will try to help reduce operating costs for GET while enabling a quick ramp to volume production.

Under the agreement, Applied will service GET’s Applied SunFab Thin Film Line using a range of engineering, logistics and automation software technologies. In addition to preventive and corrective maintenance, spare parts management and analytical services, Applied and GET will work together to develop continuous improvement programs and total factory optimization to enable low operating costs and on going productivity gains.

“Leading solar and semiconductor manufacturers are increasingly looking to external resources to manage line performance and lower operating cost,” said Manfred Kerschbaum, senior vice president and general manager of Applied Global Services. “We are pleased to be able to use our extensive expertise and global resources to help GET and others maximize the return on their manufacturing equipment investment.”

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