A U.S. company based in Colorado has received orders from Europe for two of its systems.
GOLDEN, Colorado – MVSystems, Inc. says its has received the orders from the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge in Britain and from the Institute of Electronics at the University of Mining & Metallurgy in Krakow, Poland. The orders involve advanced plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) systems that are used for amorphous silicon materials and device development. The value of the contracts was not disclosed. MVS manufactures advanced cluster tool systems which allow multiple process chambers to be stationed around one central evacuated isolation and transfer zone. A computerized robotic arm inserts and extracts substrates from the process chambers, which allows the deposition of multi-layers in the production of advanced electronic device structures, such as solar cells, thin film transistors and sensor arrays. The company also manufactures advanced solar simulator with computerized capability for testing of solar cells and modules, as well as related equuipment. MVSystems was founded to conduct research in thin film semiconductors. The company has been involved in amorphous silicon technology since 1970.