2 September 2010


Veeco appoints CTO for CIGS Solar Equipment business

Epitaxial deposition, process, and metrology equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview NY, USA says that Dr Johannes Segner recently joined the firm as chief technology officer of its Solar Equipment business.

Segner will be responsible for establishing Veeco’s technical vision for CIGS solar products, leading the development of technology strategy for product platforms, technology roadmaps, partnerships, and external relationships.

Segner joins Veeco after a 30-year career as an expert in thin-film coating technology. He was most recently chief operating officer of Solibro GmbH, a manufacturer of CIGS-based solar cells that is currently producing 13%-efficient CIGS modules.

“Segner has been a visionary in the use of thermal co-evaporation for production of CIGS [copper indium gallium diselenide] solar modules, and will play an integral role in the strategic direction and development of our equipment and the future growth of the business,” says David Bruns, VP & general manager of Veeco’s CIGS Solar Equipment business. Segner says that he will help Veeco to drive further progress with its CIGS thermal deposition equipment.

Veeco will also exhibit its CIGS solar manufacturing equipment at the EU-PVSEC tradeshow in Valencia, Spain (6–9 September), where it will also host a Solar Technical Seminar on 6 September (1–4pm) at which Segner will be a featured speaker, presenting ‘Designing a Best-of-Breed CIGS Thermal Deposition Factory, Lessons Learned & Future Considerations’.

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