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    2. 2. Institute of TechnologyTallaght10 Sept 09<br />Fiachra Green<br />Confidential: ©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />
    3. 3. Phive company background<br />Confidential: ©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />Phive was set up in 2006 to exploit a new configuration of plasma sources for industrial uses.<br />Plasma sources allow for the generation and control of low temperature plasmas for the modification, etching and chemical deposition processes on different materials<br />This new plasma source technology has been developed by Dr Bert Ellingboe in Dublin City University, a veteran of the Semi and flat panel display business’s and extensively published in the field of plasma physics<br />The CEO is Bernard Hensey, after a chance meeting with Bert, liked the innovations and supported the start up <br />Fiachra Green joined in 2008 after 16 years with Applied Materials <br />
    4. 4. Technology - Plasma<br />Confidential: ©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />
    5. 5. Technology – how to generate Plasma<br />Gas mixture H2:SiH4<br />RF<br />Showerhead<br />Plasma<br />Substrate<br />Heater<br />Pump<br />Exhaust<br />Confidential: ©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />
    6. 6. Technology – Where to use it <br />Confidential: ©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />
    7. 7. The Solar PV Industry<br />Why Pick Solar?<br />Semi in the doldrums – next generation expected 2014-2016<br />Flat panels dominated by 1 Company<br />Fusion is later<br />Semi fabs being converted to solar factories<br />Solar is a fast growing industry 30% CAGR for a-Si last 15 years<br />Thin film Solar has a well defined problem which limits it ability to be cost competitive with current electricity generation costs ($0.3-$0.4/kWh Vs $0.1/kWh)…<br />…and Phive has a solution to the problem<br />Government sponsor, US, Japan, Europe<br />Confidential: ©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />
    8. 8. Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition<br />PECVD is used to apply a thin film of silicon on a substrate to make PV solar panels<br />©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />
    9. 9. Cost reduction is needed to meet grid parity and throughput is the major cost driver<br />Silicon deposition rate is too slow and is the biggest factory throughput limiter today.<br />The solution is to increase deposition rate by increasing RF Frequency<br />This has its limitations, increasing frequency decreases the size of panel you can deposit onto...<br />Uni-solar= 3Å/s limited by frequency<br />Applied Materials = 3-6Å/s limited by frequency<br />Oerlikon = 5-7Å/s limited by frequency<br />Phive = 12Å/s ~ 20Å/s unlimited by frequency<br />©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />The Problem<br />Competition<br />Phive<br />Going from 3 to 20 Å/s increase the Fab capacity from 30Mw to 100Mw <br />
    10. 10. a-Si Solar PV production line<br />Confidential: ©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />70MW<br />= $200M<br />= $140M<br /> Plasma deposition equipment makes up ~70% of the capital costs of a thin film PV Solar manufacturing facility<br />
    11. 11. With Phive Plasma Sources<br />Confidential: ©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />70MW<br />= $137M<br />= $77M<br /> Using Phive Technology Can reduces capex costs by 31% <br />And will make a-Si solar cost competitive with grid rates<br />
    12. 12. Products<br />We sell fully tested advanced plasma source modules that can be easily inserted into a new tool build or retrofitted to an existing tool<br />10%-20% of the value of a full PECVD tool market size of 2012 ~€250M<br />©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />
    13. 13. R+D Roadmap<br />Confidential: ©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />
    14. 14. Summary<br />Phive has developed hardware which allows plasma processing to occur at higher frequencies and larger areas than are currently available <br />Phive plans to concentrate on the Solar PV market with planned product release in 2010-2011<br />Will continue to develop its solar capability <br /> Plan to be ready for Semi upturn in R&D 2011<br />©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />
    15. 15. Summary<br />©Phive Plasma Technologies<br />