ASCA and Raynergy Tek are strengthening their partnership


In conjunction with the opening of their new production line, Raynergy Tek (Hsinchu, Taiwan), a world leader in organic semiconductor chemistry, and ASCA (Nantes, France) are strengthening their long-lasting partnership through signing an extended cooperation agreement. On this occasion, an ASCA OPV structure has been in-stalled at the new production premises of Raynergy Tek in Taiwan. In order to manifest the progress made together in the last years, the companies have signed a memorandum of understanding with the objective to upscale Raynergy Tek’s newest semiconductor materials. To meet the growing demand for OPV, Raynergy will commission the new production line in November this year.

ASCA is currently finalising the industrialisation stage of the new generation of its solar solutions that will be on the market by the beginning of next year. By using non-fullerene acceptor-based organic semiconductors and a new generation of hole transport layers – both manufactured by Raynergy Tek – ASCA has achieved significantly higher efficiency. Through extensive optimisation, the ASCA product now achieves a power beyond 70 watts per square metre while maintaining its durability. This is a 40 percent power increase compared to today’s industrial product.

In order to further improve the performance, ASCA and Raynergy Tek have agreed to cooperate on the long-term optimisation of the existing materials and the integration of new materials, developed by Raynergy Tek, which has therefore inaugurated a testing facility for semiconductor materials in April 2022. Aiming to develop the OPV market together, the two partners are now renewing and extending their collaboration with a strategic production and commercialisation partnership.

“We are very optimistic about the market growth of green sustainable energy solutions like the ones from ASCA. In order to be in line with the demand of customers all over the world, Raynergy Tek has committed to further expand its production capability from two to four lines, which will be ready to operate in Q4 of 2022. Each line is expected to produce 20 kilogrammes of organic semiconductor material per year to ensure a stable supply for ASCA,” says Benny Lin, VP of business development of Raynergy Tek.

“Raynergy Tek and ASCA have common goals to bring the OPV business to the next level. To do so, we are strengthening our cooperation on new materials at the cutting edge of R&D and industrialisation. This way we can establish a clear roadmap for the next generations of ASCA modules from laboratory to commercialization,” added Dr Sebastian Meier, VP of corporate development and technology at ASCA.

Caption: ASCA and Raynergy Tek have been working closely together since 2014. In 2021, the companies entered into a partnership agreement to strengthen their joint developments, which is now taken into a wider agreement for the future (photo: ASCA)

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