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Eyelit’s Solar Edition™ Selected and Implemented at Stion’s Photovoltaic (PV) Thin-Film Solar Panel Facilities

Eyelit’s software supports PV production ramp-up in Stion’s facilities in San Jose, California, and Hattiesburg, Mississippi

October 18, 2011 10:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time
TORONTO, Canada—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, discrete electronics, semiconductor, and photovoltaic (solar) industries, announced today that Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency, thin-film solar panels, has implemented Eyelit's Solar Edition™ manufacturing software to support its PV module production.

The strategic deployment of Eyelit's software, which was completed in just twelve weeks, included the following features:

  • Complete traceability of solar panels from thin-film processing to fully assembled panel
  • WIP tracking with integrated SPC and data collection
  • Unique user interfaces that are tailored without writing code for each production line area
  • Equipment state tracking for management of preventative maintenance
  • Automated data collection from factory tooling
  • Input of data by barcode scanning

"We chose Eyelit’s Solar Edition™ because it provides us with a comprehensive set of modules built on a simple, but scalable architecture. Eyelit’s quick implementation uses fewer resources than other MES solutions I’ve worked with, and allows us to be self-sufficient within a short timeframe," stated Vijay Mani, Director of IT, Stion. "Eyelit’s experience and success in the solar industry is also a key selling point for us. We are confident that Eyelit’s solution will meet our future needs."

"Eyelit’s Solar Edition™ continues to gain market share as an MES solution for the photovoltaic industry. We have gained four new solar customers in the last four months. To keep up with the demand, Eyelit is hiring aggressively in all areas of our business; we expect to increase company staff by about 30%," stated Dan Estrada, Eyelit’s Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. "Eyelit’s targeted software bundle enables PV manufacturers, such as Stion, to quickly scale from a pilot stage to high-volume commercial production. We feel that Stion’s capital-efficient approach and robust technology makes it well-positioned to leverage our product to enable rapid growth toward industry leadership."

About Eyelit Inc. (www.eyelit.com)

Eyelit Inc. is the leader in Manufacturing Execution and Quality Management (MES and QMS) solutions for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, electronics, semiconductor, and solar industries. Eyelit uniquely delivers a broad set of manufacturing solutions, including Asset Management (Semi E10, SEMI PV2-0709), Factory Integration (Automation), Manufacturing Execution (MES/MOM), Supply Chain Management, Quality Management (CAPA/OCAP/SPC/APC/RMA), and Business Process Management, that enables its customers to rapidly and cost-effectively optimize production and company processes.

With exceptional customer service, Eyelit has time and again proven that superior innovative technology can increase efficiency and value. More than 40 leading companies, including A123 Systems, Ascent Solar, austriamicrosystems, Calisolar, CEA-Leti, centrotherm photovoltaics AG, Deutsche Solar, Dupont Innovalight, FLIR Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Nemotek Technologie, Mentor Graphics, Shan Solar Pvt Ltd., SEMATECH, Stion, Tower Semiconductor, Umicore, and VTI Technologies, rely on Eyelit as a trusted software partner.

Eyelit Inc.
Colleen McArdle
Tel: +1 905 502 6184

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