In December alone, and in January went for technology suppliers centrotherm jobs from leading solar manufacturers of around 30 million euros a. Photovoltaic division centrotherm has thus currently has an order backlog in a single plant of around 62 million euros. Customers order level of investment packages for the expansion of its existing production capacity or for the construction of new production lines, as the high demand for solar cells and modules, particularly from Japan and the United States has led in recent months to the utilization of its production capacity. Orders include production of latest generation of diffusion, anti-reflection coating (PECVD) and furnaces for firing and sintering of the metal contacts in the production of high efficiency solar cells. Thanks to its leading position and outstanding image reached in terms of process safety and reliability of production centrotherm has won this important award. A rising demand centrotherm expects for its new low-pressure diffusion furnace. A mass production line of around 800 megawatts in Southeast Asia has been recently completely equipped with these diffusion furnaces. Our customers achieve the low-pressure diffusion process in addition to a significant increase in the wafer throughput, excellent emitter formation and reproducibility over 100 Ω / square. In addition, the centrotherm low-pressure diffusion furnace allows a reduction in the cost per solar cell compared to the standard diffusion process. Semiconductors & Microelectronics division in the order book currently stands at around 15 million euros. This area is in the context of refocusing on thermal processes, the core competence of centrotherm be expanded with more new and innovative products as a second pillar. About centrotherm photovoltaics AG centrotherm develops and implements innovative thermal solutions for over 50 years. As a leading global technology company, we provide manufacturing solutions for the photovoltaic, semiconductor and microelectronics industry. Continuous development of our successful solutions in thermal processing and coating, eg for the production of crystalline solar cells and power semiconductors are the basis for successful partnerships with industry, research and development. Our customers appreciate the process stability, scalability, and availability of our production in the mass production world. Beyond that distinguishes our work is that we provide our customers with specific, tailored to their requirements, sophisticated process engineering solutions and in plant construction are outstanding. Together we face the daily challenges of setting new trends, the efficiency in the production example of solar cells and maximize semiconductors and paired with our long running times, to secure the investment. way we generate high-value competitive advantage to our clients through focused innovation of processes and production solutions. Worldwide, our 800 employees work for a progressive development of high-technology solutions for key markets.