centrotherm photovoltaics AG engages in developing thermal solutions for the photovoltaic, semiconductor, and microelectronic industries. It operates through the following segments: Silicon, Photovoltaics and Semiconductor, and Thin film and Customized Equipment. The Silicon segment offers engineering, technology and services for integrated process and system packages for polysilicon manufacturing. The Photovoltaics and Semiconductor segment comprises development, construction, production, and sale of individual systems to produce monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cells. The Thin film and Customized Equipment segment focuses on the development, construction, production, and sale of customized system concepts and special systems for modern coating technologies. The compnay was founded by Rolf Hans Hartung, Robert Michael Hartung, and Hans Autenrieth on December 28, 2005 and is headquartered in Blaubeuren, Germany.