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May 2009  

PV Industry at a Transition Point

Dan MartinDan Martin
Executive VP, Photovoltaics

The PV industry is currently at a transition point as uncontrolled growth has slowed down, but technological developments continue. Now more than ever clear requirements must be defined for today, a year from now, and 5 years from now and these requirements are best developed through technology roadmaps.

Many roadmaps already exist for PV, but they may not have extracted sufficient detail on key players, equipment or materials suppliers or the requirements for their products. Information is needed on expected quality levels, accuracies, dimensions and volumes. This is the value of a comprehensive roadmap. In addition, standards must play an integral part of this process, which is typical for a maturing industry.

We invite you to listen to Dr. Winfried Hoffmann, VP and CTO Energy and Environmental Solutions, Applied Materials and President of EPIA, share his vision to drive down manufacturing costs through scaling, and by using smart manufacturing techniques in order to eliminate unnecessary steps, and/or reduce the amount of materials required. Dr. Hoffman will present at the 5th SMET Advanced PV Technology Conference during Intersolar Munich (May 27-29).

We also invite you to share your vision of the future of PV with us. Together we can brave this transition point and create a bright future.

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Events Calendar

May 13-16

SEMI Europe Standards Meetings

May 13

DOE Workshop on c-Si Terrestrial Photovoltaic Cells

May 14

Silicon Valley PV Industry Luncheon

May 20-22

SOLARCON Singapore 2009

May 27-29

PV Production & Technology Hall, Intersolar Europe

Jun 1

PV Conference at SEMICON Russia

Jun 24-26

PVJapan 2009

Jul 14-16

Intersolar NA at SEMICON West

Oct 7-9

PV Taiwan 2009

Nov 9-11

SOLARCON India 2009

Dec 2-4

PV Industry Symposium at SEMICON Japan

PV Production and Technology Hall at Intersolar Europe
This dedicated exhibition in hall A3, the premier conference program and associated networking opportunities with industry leaders will provide the ideal business environment for building new relationships, introducing new products and services and accelerating market growth.

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