DEK to illuminate solar energy sector
Feb 18, 2008
DEK has announced a new strategic business focus in the Solar Energy market and detailed some compelling initiatives for photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacture.
The directive brings solar cell processing into the mainstream at DEK, where it will sit alongside the firm's other core activities in the semiconductor packaging and the electronics Surface Mount Technology (SMT) assembly sectors - where DEK enjoys a dominant market share in many regions of the globe.
"We've never been out of the solar business," explains John Knowles, Chairman of DEK. "DEK Japan maintained the continuity, and with renewed impetus in the solar energy sector we have stepped up a gear by investing in development resources, bringing photovoltaic back into DEK's mainstream portfolio. This allows us to continue to deliver innovative solutions worldwide".
DEK has developed a new range of highly modular PV cell manufacturing solutions to accommodate the demanding needs of the industry going forward. Based on the company's multi-award-winning SMT platform philosophy, the systems offer exceptional accuracy, dramatically faster processing speeds and a much smaller footprint, while intrinsic modularity allows throughput scalability without requiring customers to source additional lines.
The company will leverage its comprehensive global logistics and applications support infrastructure to deliver a significant competitive advantage, along with its lean manufacturing procedures to slash equipment delivery lead times.