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Diamond Wire Saw Workshop (at Intersolar NA)

July, 2014

Held in conjunction with Intersolar NA, diamond wire saw (DWS) experts across the wafer supply chain presented. Multiple subject areas associated with implementing DWS in high volume solar manufacturing were discussed, and a list of near-term/far-term challenges was generated.

Title Presenter Company
Welcome/Agenda Hubert Seigneur U.S. PVMC
Opening Remarks Winston Schoenfeld U.S. PVMC
2014 International Technology Roadmap for PV (ITRPV) Stephan Raithel SEMI
Recent Advances in Understanding of Diamond Wire Swing of Solar Silicon Shreyes Melkote Georgia Institute of Technology
Novel Non-Destructive Inspection Metrology for Diamond Wire Sergei Ostapenko Ultrasonic Technologies
Characterizing Surface Damage Introduced by Diamond Wire Sawing Bhushan Sopori NREL
Diamond Wire Failure Modes and Wear Mechanisms Paul Brooker Florida Solar Energy Center
Diamond Wire Wafering Can Enable the Adoption of High Efficiency Cells Antoine Manens Applied Materials
Impact of Incoming Wafer Surface on Solar Cell Manufacturing Atul Gupta Suniva
Small Batch Silicon Wafering Steve Preece Process Research Products
Current Status and Challenges for Fixed Diamond Sawing Thomas K. Puthanangady Saint-Gobain
Workshop Summary Hubert Seigneur U.S. PVMC