Aurora Qualified as Hanwha Q CELLS Supplier for Inline Metrology
Successful conclusion to previously announced evaluation project;
Aurora's Decima CD measurement product now installed and in operation
at Hanwha Q CELLS production facility
NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/16/13 -- ACT
Aurora Control Technologies Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ACU) is pleased to
announce that Hanwha Q CELLS, one of the world's leading
photovoltaics companies, has qualified Aurora's Decima CD for use in
their solar cell manufacturing facilities. Hanwha Q CELLS has also
installed a Decima system in their production facility in Germany,
which is now in operation for monitoring cell quality during
manufacturing. This qualification positions Aurora's Decima CD for
use in new or retrofitted production lines, and also provides a
strong endorsement of the Decima's capabilities from a leading
photovoltaics manufacturer. Aurora and Hanwha Q CELLS will also
continue to work together in a development partnership to further
advance the Decima technology and its applications.
During stringent testing over several months, Hanwha Q CELLS
thoroughly examined the Decima's accuracy, stability and immunity to
production line variations, among other factors. In all cases, the
Decima met or exceeded requirements.
"Aurora's Decima CD product meets our requirements, making it fully
qualified for use in production line expansion or retrofits," said
Dr. Markus Fischer, Q CELLS' Director of R&D Process. "Over a period
of several months working with Aurora, we were very pleased with the
professionalism of their technical support and their inline
"The qualification and installation of our Decima CD product by
Hanwha Q CELLS is a significant milestone for Aurora," said Gordon
Deans, Aurora's President & CEO. "This clearly demonstrates the
capability and readiness of our Decima technology, and also verifies
its utility for solar cell production monitoring and control."
In addition, Aurora would like to announce that it now also trades on
the OTC market in the U.S. under the symbol AACTF and that its'
company information is being made available via S&P Capital IQ
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About Hanwha Q CELLS:
Hanwha Q CELLS is part of the South Korean Hanwha Group and one of
the world's leading photovoltaics companies, offering a wide range of
photovoltaic solutions, from solar cells and modules to solar power
plants. Hanwha Q CELLS products are developed and manufactured at its
headquarters in Thalheim (Germany) and marketed via its global sales
network. It also has a second production plant in Malaysia. The close
links between R&D and production enable Hanwha Q CELLS to rapidly
translate innovation into mass production - and underpin its ambition
to be at the forefront of photovoltaic technology.
For more information, visit Hanwha Q CELLS' website at
ACT Aurora Control Technologies Corp. develops, manufactures and
markets inline measurement systems for the photovoltaic industry.
Headquartered in North Vancouver, Canada, and founded by experienced
leaders in process measurement, semiconductor manufacturing and
industrial automation, the Company's inline, real-time measurement
and control products provide photovoltaic cell manufacturers with the
means to lower production costs and increase profitability. The
Company's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and trade
under the symbol "ACU".
For more information, visit Aurora's website at
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ACT Aurora Control Technologies Corp.
Gordon Deans, P.Eng.
President & CEO
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