Inkjet as a Digital Fabrication Process for Photovoltaics Applications (Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon Europe 2009)

John Spiers,
Imaging Technology International (iTi), United States
Apr 08, 2009.


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Presentation Summary

  • Inkjet process development
  • Implementing inkjet for printed electronics - application examples
  • Digital fabrication equipment for printed electronics using inkjet technology

Speaker Biography (John Spiers)

John Spiers serves as an iTi Board Member. Mr. Spiers founded LeftHand Networks, Inc. in November 1999 where he served as Chief Technology Officer. LeftHand Networks was acquired by Hewlett Packard in 2008. Prior to founding LeftHand Networks, Mr. Spiers served as Director of Engineering at Maxtor Corporation where he developed market leading automation and information technology systems for electronics manufacturing. Mr. Spiers holds a number of patents and was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist in 2005 & 2006. Mr. Spiers holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Company Profile (imaging Technology international (iTi))

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imaging Technology international Corporation (iTi) is a leading digital fabrication systems supplier. Established in 1992, headquartered in Boulder, CO with its European office in Cambridge UK, iTi designs, develops and manufactures high precision digital material deposition systems that incorporate inkjet technology. iTi's strategy is to support customers from Lab2Fab with a comprehensive range of flexible, printhead independent R&D tools, which include the Drop Watcher and MDS 300 materials deposition system, through to high volume fabrication systems such as the VJet and Digital Web Press.
In 2009, iTi established the iTi Solar division to advance the economies of clean, renewable energy through the use of industrial inkjet technologies. iTi Solar develops precision industrial inkjet systems for use in the manufacturing of efficient, low-cost solar cells. iTi Solar's material deposition systems are used by a number of labs worldwide, including the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).
iTi is widely acknowledged for its technical expertise in incorporating inkjet technology as a digital manufacturing process. Our in-depth understanding of the capabilities of inkjet technologies, combined with expertise in industrial design, electrical, mechanical and software engineering assist our customers in a wide variety of deposition applications.
iTi can shape a world-class solution that makes sense for your inkjet challenge - work with us from Lab2Fab.
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