An energetic, young industry upstart launched in 2009, Colnatec has established new industry standards in the design, development, and manufacturing of innovative, high-performance sensors and electronic instrumentation used in multiple, diverse areas:
- Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
- Solar cell manufacturing (CIGS)
- Mobile display (OLED)
- Optical Coatings (PVD)
- Food packaging (R2R)
- High speed electrical devices (MBE)
- Architectural glass (In-Line)
- Semiconductor wafer processing (CVD)
Through the use of patented and patent-pending technologies, researchers, manufacturers, and system-builders are able to increase the conversion efficiency of photovoltaic films, reduce production and run times and costs, and improve overall performance; it’s ultimately about achieving higher yield.
Holder of numerous patents Colnatec received the Department of Energy SBIR Phase I and II awards for a self-cleaning process control sensor to be used in manufacturing CIGS solar cells. This sensor extends crystal life indefinitely and enables solar cell manufacturers to achieve cell and module efficiencies well beyond the status quo. Colnatec is also one of about eight winners of the Arizona Commerce Authority Innovation Challenge Grant Program for promoting innovation in the technology sector.