Meyer Burger awarded contract for about CHF 16 million from an existing Asian customer for its MAiA® and FABiA® cell coating equipment
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announced the successful conclusion of a repeat order for its high performance MAiA® platform and the first industrial order for its integrated FABiA® system from a major Asian customer. The MAiA® and the FABiA® both deliver an impressive throughput of over 4,800 wafers per hour for the mass production scalable MB PERC technology.
A global leader in the PV industry, the customer has chosen the industrialized MAiA® 4.1 for rear-side cell passivation coating to drive the expansion of its production of high quality PERC solar cells at its manufacturing location in Malaysia.
The customer has also selected Meyer Burger’s fully integrated FABiA® 4.1 for its production site in China. The innovative FABiA® delivers both front- and rear-side cell passivation in a single platform which significantly decreases production complexity while reducing the overall manufacturing footprint by more than 30%. The FABiA® 4.1 is based on Meyer Burger’s proven inline cell coating technology and delivers the lowest total cost of ownership for manufacturers of high efficiency PERC solar cells in the PV industry today.
The contract volume is about CHF 16 million with equipment delivery scheduled to begin in the third quarter and revenue recognition expected in the final quarter of 2018.
About Meyer Burger Technology Ltd
Meyer Burger is a leading global technology company specialising on innovative systems and processes based on semiconductor technologies. The company’s focus is on photovoltaics (solar industry) while its competencies and technologies also cover important areas of the semiconductor and the optoelectronic industries as well as other selected high-end markets based on semiconductor materials. Over the past ten years, Meyer Burger has risen to the forefront of the photovoltaic market and established itself as an international premium brand by offering superior precision products and innovative technologies.
Meyer Burger’s offering in systems, production equipment and services along the photovoltaic value chain includes the manufacturing processes for wafers, solar cells, solar modules and solar systems. Meyer Burger provides substantial added value to its customers and clearly differentiates itself from its competitors by focusing on core technologies of the value chain.
The company’s comprehensive product portfolio is complemented by a worldwide service network with spare parts, consumables, process know-how, customer support, after-sales services, training and other services. Meyer Burger is represented in Europe, Asia and North America in the respective key markets and has subsidiaries and own service centres in China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA. The company is also working intensively to develop new markets such as South America, Africa and the Arab region. The registered shares of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (Ticker: MBTN).
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