VEM Vacuum Engineering and Materials



Photovoltaics are a method of generating electrical power by converting light into electricity. There are a variety of solar cell technologies competing for highest efficiency and lowest cost. Thin film technology is crucial to a solar cell, and VEM has the answers with our high purity Sputtering Targets and Evaporation Materials. The most common technologies are crystalline silicon (c-Si), Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), and Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS). VEM provides materials for all of these technologies. We're working with new solar cell companies to help develop solutions to the emerging technologies as well.

Our components include:

Evaporation Materials: VEM provides evaporation materials ranging from pure elements to compounds and alloys. We provide our metals in many shapes and sizes from small granules and wire to large pellets to suit any needs. VEM will collaborate with you to provide you with materials to your specifications.

Sputtering Targets: VEM is a leading producer of Sputtering Targets. VEM’s Sputtering Targets are made from an array of high quality metals and precious metals with purities of up to 99.99999%.  We take care to assure that they are durable enough to stand up to any customer’s needs. Our Sputtering Targets are available in a wide array of shapes and sizes on request.

Backing Plates: We provide high quality backing plates made from a number of metals. VEM uses high purity indium bonding on our plates to create a durable bond to a Target. We will design and bond plates to your specifications.