SOLAYER Appoints New CTO

SOLAYER GmbH is pleased to announce that Dr. Dirk Habermann has joined the Company in the role of Chief Technology Officer with effect from August 2019.

Dr. Habermann comes with over 25 years of experience, which spans fields in material science, semiconductor, and photovoltaic technology.
Prior to joining SOLAYER, he held the position of Chief Innovation Officer at Meyer Burger Technology AG and was CTO at the Schmid-Group where he was responsible for the installation and ramping of over 1.5GW of turnkey solar cell production lines.

In the last 15 years, he has served as Director and Vice President in the fields of PV technology and Automation technology for various companies.

Dr. Habermann holds numerous patents in PV technology, has co-authored books in Mineralogy and Material Science and published about 100 papers in the fields of solid-state physics, material science/mineralogy, and photovoltaics. He is a member of the Industry Board of Intersolar North America and the EU PVSEC International Scientific Advisory Committee.

SOLAYER welcomes him with great delight and wishes him all the best as he spearheads the Company’s technology road map, innovation strategy, and value delivery.



About Solayer

SOLAYER GmbH is a German-based surface technology company specialized in thin-film coating and layer modification. SOLAYER’s global footprint is supported by two technology centers located in Kesselsdorf near Dresden – the capital of Saxony state and the semiconductor hub of Europe, and Karlstein near Frankfurt am Main – the center of materials valley and origin of Germany’s vacuum industry. With technology as the focus, the company has a strong passion to set new standards in the vacuum coating industry.

SOLAYER GmbH carries out its’ vacuum coating and surface modification by means of plasma technologies. SOLAYER develops and manufactures tailor-made equipment and processes in close cooperation with international partners. Plasma pre-treatment, magnetron sputtering, PECVD, and RTP using Flash Lamp Annealing are our core technical competencies. The portfolio of SOLAYER includes components and tools for research, pilot production, and mass production.