SPD Laboratory, Inc.

Corporate Guidance

Corporate philosophy
@As a "Venture Enterprise" organated from Shizuoka University, Japan. Our aim is to introduce next generation technology to people all over the world and make their life more comfortable by capitalizing our cumulated intellectual properties, especially in the field of clean energy supply and environmental preservation.

Shoji Kaneko, Ph, D.
President
@In 2004 I have founded the SPD Laboratory with the goal of spreading the practical applications of a Spray Pyrolysis Deposition (SPD) technology as a thin-film formation process which I have developed during my time at Shizuoka University. We are producing SPD machines, and manufacturing the latest dye-sensitized solar cell systems made of thin-films prepared by SPD technology. Such films are highly useful in the fields of energy supply and environmental conservation. Our company's mission is to achieve the highest level of quality in the world with our products.

Business Goal
"Lighter and Thinner" Materials Development
(1) Thin film applications; a variety of usage in electronic devices such as LSI
(2) Coating for converting surface functions such as prtection for stain and corrosion

Targets
To increase sales of thin-film deposition apparatus and transparent conductive oxides (TCOs) coated products for optoelectronic devices
To promote research and development of dye- sensitized solar cells (DSC) for large-scale solar panels.

Businesses
Manufacture and sales of : Apparatus for manufacturing thin-film products
KM-150
KM-25
Thin-film-applied electric apparatus
Funded research on further SPD applications

What is the SPD method?
@SPD is an abbreviation of Spray Pyrolysis Deposition.
@ This is a chemical film deposition method, which conveniently gives a solid phase from a liquid phase when a starting solution is sprayed on a heated substrate to form a thin-film, as follows:
‡@Starting solution is sprayed toward heated substrate
‡AEvaporation of solvent from mist of sprayed starting solution
‡BThermally decomposed solute and bring solid-film by chemical reactions, and
‡CDeposit uniform thin-film all over the substrate

Advantages of the SPD method
‡@Simple device and easy operation
‡AAble to deposit film in air
‡BWide selections of sources
‡CCan coordinate components and compositions
‡DCan be formed under relatively low temperatures
‡EQuick film deposition
‡FCan be deposit on large area

Promising Future Developments
Manufacturing and sales of Transparent Conductive Oxide Thin Films (TCO)
@We will use SPD technique to prepare fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) or tin-doped indium oxide (ITO) thin films on the glass surface, which leads to the electrical conductivity. These TCOs are applicable to display panels of cell phones, electromagnetic shielding glass, solar cells and so on.

Study on Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (DSCs)
@DSC consists of two kinds of electrode; one is photoelectrode coated with a porous layer of wide band-gap semiconductor and dye. The other is a counter electrode coated with very thin layer of platinum. The space between these two electrodes is filled with an electrolyte.
@Without vacuum system, no hazardous materials, and also with low cost, DSC is attractive as next-generation type solar cells in place of current expensive silicon solar cells.
@It is possible to save up to 20% of the cost by switching to DSC

SPD Laboratory, Inc.
Address: HI-Cube 3-1-7, Wajiyama, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, 432-8003, JAPAN
Tel: +81(0)53-474-7901
Fax: +81(0)53-401-7080
CEO: Shoji Kaneko, Ph.D.
Establishment: June 1, 2004
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