Call for Papers Open for 7th Advanced PV Manufacturing Forum

Forum Abstracts Accepted until February 15; Conference Held in Munich, Germany

Berlin, Germany — January 25, 2011 —SEMI PV Group is pleased to announce that the 7th Advanced Photovoltaic Manufacturing Forum will be held in conjunction with Intersolar Europe 2011 (June 8-10) in Munich, Germany. Photovoltaic (PV) professionals from equipment, material, and manufacturing companies; associations; institutes; and public-sector organizations are invited to submit abstracts for the annual conference forum.

The PV Manufacturing Forum is designed for PV technology leaders, managers, engineers and professionals from the user and supplier community and R&D to share recent developments in their joint drive towards “excellence in PV manufacturing.” The conference sessions will take a close look at the most critical hurdles identified by the early PV Technology Roadmap (www.itrpv.net), how to address the challenges to continuously advance PV manufacturing tools and operation, and how to foster a prosperous photovoltaic industry in the future.

Abstracts are limited to one page, and should fall into one of the following “PV Technology” categories:

  • Materials (Silicon, Ingot, Wafer): A replacement of some materials will be necessary to secure availability, avoid environmental or health risks, reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Key topics include future wafer dimensions development and material trends.
  • Process/Manufacturing (Front-end and Back-end): Key topics include reduction in production costs: new technologies, materials and highly productive equipment.
  • Product/Technology (Cell, Module): Important features of solar cells will change over the next years. Key topics include issues for future cell and module architecture and corresponding developments.

SEMI encourages application-related presentations— for example, on joint projects between users and suppliers. Papers must be non-commercial and focus on the technical/ economical merits of a process rather than on an individual company’s product benefits. Abstracts should focus on the key issues covered in the presentation and relevance to the conference. Evaluation criteria for the abstracts include significance, usefulness for the manufacturing world, clarity and accuracy. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed.

The abstract deadline is 15 February. Abstracts should be sent to semiberlin@semi.org. Acceptance/refusal decisions will be made by 21 February.

For more information, please visit: www.pvgroup.org/NewsArchive/ctr_043092.

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

About PV Group

PV Group represents SEMI member companies involved in the solar energy manufacturing supply chain. Members provide manufacturing equipment, materials, cells, modules, sub-systems, and components to the solar energy industry worldwide. Our mission is to advance industry growth, support continuous efficiency improvements and promote sustainable business practices through international standards development, events, public policy advocacy, EHS support, market intelligence, and other services. For more information, visit www.pvgroup.org

Association Contacts

Deborah Geiger

SEMI Headquarters
Email: dgeiger@semi.org
Phone: 1.408.943.7988

Stephan Raithel
SEMI PV Group Europe
Email: semiberlin@semi.org

Phone: +49.30.303080770

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