“Better Eyes” for Machines that See Micro – Cracks in Solar Wafers
THE TT VISION & USM STORY
MR. K.Y. GOON, the Executive Chairman of TT Vision Holdings Berhad, signed Memorandum of Agreements (MoAs) with USM and CREST to make more powerful artificial intelligence-driven (AI-driven) “eyes” for machines. His machines specialise in detecting micro-cracks in wafers used in solar energy harvesting panels.
As of 2022, Mr. Goon has an install-base of more than 50 machines worldwide. “We have sold quite a number of machines in Malaysia and the US. We also have systems running in Korea, China and the Philippines.”
“This project is interesting because it utilises novel imaging technologies to reveal hidden defects. Instead of relying on the visible spectrum of light, we use AI-driven infra-red technology to detect defects underneath the material.”
“I must say that we have seen a tremendous take-off, in terms of commercialisation, after we completed the development work,” he said.
At the core of the machines, he said, is a “vision system embedded with AI-driven image processing.”
“CREST has been instrumental in facilitating Collaborative R&D projects and serving as a catalyst for industry-academia collaborations.” “Sometimes, it is not as simple as bringing the industry and the academia together, but also serving as a bridge for funding and matching the right parties together. CREST has played its role well,”
Goon Koon Yin, CEO & Executive Director. TT Vision Holdings Berhad