The platform will help us improve manufacturing control, visibility and traceability of cell and module processes and materials, and consistent application of operational standards. Reliable, timely information will help us more quickly resolve issues and make fact-based decisions.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 17, 2009
Camstar Systems, Inc. announced today that Canadian Solar Inc.(NASDAQ: CSIQ), a leading vertically integrated provider of ingots, wafers, solar cells, and solar modules, has selected Camstar's SolarSuite™, configured for the Solar industry on the Camstar Enterprise Platform, to help reduce cell and panel cost per watt and create a more effective manufacturing process environment. Canadian Solar will deploy the solution in its cell manufacturing site in Suzhou and its module manufacturing site in Changshu, both in Jiangsu Province, China.
"In order to create optimal efficiency and deliver top quality while growing and innovating, Canadian Solar strives to continuously improve its processes and methods," said Mr. Dacheng Fang, VP of Business Integration at Canadian Solar. "The platform will help us improve manufacturing control, visibility and traceability of cell and module processes and materials, and consistent application of operational standards. Reliable, timely information will help us more quickly resolve issues and make fact-based decisions."
"Standardizing on one platform for both cell and module production is key to support growth," said Mr. Benny Zhang, Corporate IT Director for Canadian Solar. "Camstar's successful deployment track record and customer satisfaction levels were also major factors in selecting Camstar."
"A comprehensive platform for manufacturing execution and quality enables gathering and analysis of volumes of data to quickly optimize yields and reduce unit costs - an imperative for technological innovation and competitive advantage," said Mr. Rong L Chen, Acting President of SEMI China. "It is extremely encouraging to see that Canadian solar, a successful pioneer in the solar industry, is investing in the infrastructure required to strengthen their leadership position in the market."
"As the Solar industry races to bring innovative products to market, we are seeing rapid adoption of Camstar's solutions," said Mr. Manash Chakraborty, General Manager of Camstar for the Asia Pacific region. "The leaders, like Canadian Solar, know that to win the cost per watt battle and grow, they need technology to support continuous product and process improvement."
About Canadian Solar, Inc.
Canadian Solar Inc. is a leading vertically integrated provider of ingot, wafer, solar cell, solar module and other solar applications. Canadian Solar designs, manufactures and delivers solar products and solar systems for on-grid and off-grid use to customers worldwide. Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest solar module producers by manufacturing capacity. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, Canadian Solar provides premium quality, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solar solutions to support global sustainable development.
For more information, visit http://www.canadian-solar.com.
About Camstar Systems, Inc.
Camstar is a leading innovator of software solutions that advance product quality in the manufacturing industry, enabling its customers to deliver the highest quality products on time, the first time, every time. The Camstar Enterprise Platform advances product quality throughout the product lifecycle, from design to planning to supply to manufacturing to customer product experience - all in a closed-loop learning process that allows future products to be designed better and manufacturing processes to be leaner and more efficient.
Camstar is the largest in its market, with solutions for manufacturing execution, process planning, enterprise quality management, and manufacturing intelligence. For over 20 years, Camstar has served hundreds of satisfied customers worldwide, including AMD, Amkor, Beijing SE Potevio Mobile Communications, BIOTRONIK, Boston Scientific, Canadian Solar, CIBA Vision, Emcore, Hitachi, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, Life Technologies, NXP, Renesas, SanDisk, Xilinx, Zeiss, and ZOLL.
To learn more about Camstar's solutions for the Solar industry, register to attend the webinar "Solutions Driving Efficiency in the Solar Industry" at http://www.camstar.info/solarsolutions.