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March 1, 2012

E-Ton Solar Reduces Production Costs Using Discover Solar Software

Case Study, March 2012

"E-Ton Solar Tech, a leading creator of green-powered electronics and safety products, has benefited from immediate cost reductions as a result of using Discover SolarTM process control and data analysis software. This article discusses how E-Ton used Discover Solar software to analyze 40,000 wafers per day on two cell lines in its photovoltaic (PV) fab during Q2 of 2011. Discover Solar is a special-purpose analysis system designed to monitor solar production. It provides fast, comprehensive analysis and an overall performance measurement of the manufacturing process.  Its process monitor methodology combines multivariate analysis, data pattern recognition, stored process knowledge and visual techniques to assist the user in identifying performance degradation mechanisms and sources.

E-Ton Solar, based in Taiwan, specializes in the development and manufacture of solar cell and energy solutions.  The company has made its mark on the global solar industry with innovations from a dedicated in-house R&D team comprising over 20 PhD experts in the field, and research collaborations with world-class institutes such as the University of New South Wales, and Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University.  Since the company's founding in 2001, it has established itself as a global research and development leader and is a leading developer and producer of mono-crystalline cells."

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