Newport Announces New PV Wafer Testing Capability

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• The Technology & Applications Center’s Photovoltaic Lab now offers solar wafer testing on cells up to 156 mm x 156 mm.

Irvine, CA – December 4, 2012 – Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, is pleased to announce expanded  capabilities that include solar wafer testing and calibration for bare cells up to 156 mm x 156 mm.  Newport’s Technology & Applications Center’s Photovoltaic (TAC-PV) Lab at Newport is accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to ISO/IEC 17025. This allows Newport to certify the dimensional and electrical performance parameters of photovoltaic cells, including solar reference cells, small area research cells, irradiance sensors, and the new addition of solar wafers.  Calibrations are traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR) and NIST.  Newport offers the industry’s fastest turn-around times and can also accommodate high throughput to meet customer needs.

The company’s new photovoltaic test services feature a calibration certificate that indicates the measured total area of your device, its spectral response and I-V curve, and the electrical performance parameters with stated uncertainties.  Measurements are made according to the American Society for Testing Materials or ASTM standard E948-09.

For more information about Newport’s new TAC-PV solar wafer testing capabilities, please visit:  www.newport.com/WaferTesting.

About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets.  Newport’s innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers’ manufacturing, engineering and research applications.  Newport is part of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

Company Contacts:

Pete Neely
Director, Marketing Communications
Tel: -222-6440 / +1 949-863-3144
E-mail: pete.neely@newport.com

Ruben Zadoyan
Sr. Director, Technology & Applications Center ,
Tel:(949) 253-1922
E-mail:ruben.zadoyan@newport.com

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