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16.3% Efficiencies Large Area Epitaxial Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells

Imec announced large-area (70cm2) epitaxial solar cells with efficiencies of up to 16.3% on high-quality substrates. Efficiencies of up to 14.7% were also achieved on large-area low-quality substrates. The results were achieved within imec’s silicon solar cell industrial affiliation program (IIAP) that explores and develops advanced process technologies aiming a sharp reduction in silicon use, whilst increasing cell efficiency and hence further lowering substantially the cost per Watt peak.

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Tanner EDA and SDT Process Design Kits for Thin Film Technologies

Tanner EDA and Sound Design Technologies (SDT) have teamed together to develop process design kits (PDKs) for analog/mixed-signal (A/MS) designers using Tanner EDA’s HiPer Silicon software. Sound Design Technologies’ PDKs for Tanner Tools will be available this quarter.

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