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  • Last update: Monday 13 May 2013 [28 news items]

MEMC reports 1Q13 net sales down 26% sequentially

May 13, 13:54

US-based polysilicon maker MEMC has reported first-quarter 2013 financial results with net sales of US$443.6 million, down 26% on quarter and 15% on year. The firm reported first-quarter...

MEMC reports 16% sequential decrease in 4Q11 revenues

Feb 16, 11:51

US-based polysilicon provider MEMC Electronic Materials has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 that reflected the continued challenging environment...

Commentary: A recap of the solar market, 2004-2011

Dec 29, 15:42

Managing a business is like managing a battle. The many problems and challenges require the management to have good organization and coordination skills. Mostly importantly, the management...

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MEMC to cut 1,300 jobs worldwide

Dec 9, 10:41

US-based solar firm MEMC Electronic Materials (MEMC) has announced a series of actions to be taken during the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 that will reduce...

Polysilicon spot price stabilizes at US$25/kg

Dec 8, 14:36

The spot price of polysilicon has been stabilizing around US$25/kg. Industry sources indicated the price has been closing in on the variable costs of many Europe- and US-based polysilicon...

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Northland to purchase MEMC solar panels for Ontario projects

Nov 17, 11:36

Northland Power has announced that it has signed a master module supply agreement with MEMC Singapore, an affiliate of MEMC Electronic Materials (MEMC), to purchase solar PV modules...

MEMC posts 3Q11 on-year revenue growth, revises down 2011 guidance

Nov 3, 10:46

US-based solar firm MEMC Electronic Materials (MEMC) has announced financial results for the third quarter of 2011 that reflect year-over-year revenue growth despite continued challenges...

China-based PV module maker Suntech Power denies bankruptcy rumors

Oct 21, 11:29

Suntech Power Holdings, a large China-based maker of crystalline silicon PV modules, has reportedly filed a request for bankruptcy due to serious financial woes, but Suntech has denied...

MEMC completes acquisition of US subsidiary of Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

Sep 7, 14:15

MEMC Electronic Materials, a US-based polysilicon supplier and its solar energy subsidiary, SunEdison, announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held Fotowatio...

Price drops for polysilicon likely to push solar industry closer to grid parity

Aug 24, 13:56

The major solar markets such as Germany, Italy and Spain have been decreasing solar incentives in recent years causing demand to dwindle. The low demand has caused prices of solar...

Taiwan-based solar firms use strategic alliances to increase competitiveness

Jul 25, 16:30

Taiwan-based solar product makers have been facing tough competition from China-based integrated solar firms. The down turn in the market has shown the importance of vertical integration...

Volume of polysilicon to increase in October

Jul 19, 01:10

The price negotiations between polysilicon suppliers and downstream firms have been unsuccessful, but rumors in the market indicate the volume of polysilicon will likely increase...

Polysilicon suppliers face dilemma over price drops

Jun 24, 11:25

Quotes for polysilicon have been facing downward pressure and are likely to drop below US$50/kg.

Solar wafer firms hope for decrease in polysilicon price

Jun 22, 01:15

The contract price of polysilicon for July 2011 has not yet been finalized between many polysilicon and wafer firms. Solar material providers have been rigid about keeping the price...

China-based GCL-Poly brings pressure for price cuts on international poly-Si makers

Jun 17, 10:14

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has extended production from poly-Si material to solar wafers and has lowered quotes for 6-inch wafers to US$2.10, reflecting poly-Si costs of...

Contract price for polysilicon begins to alleviate

Jun 3, 01:20

The continuous price drop for solar wafers and cells have been causing immense pressure on Taiwan-based solar firms. According to industry sources, the contract price of polysilicon...

Japan earthquake suspends supply of raw materials used in 25% of global chip production, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 22, 15:00

The Japan earthquake has resulted in the suspension of one-quarter of the global production of silicon wafers used to make semiconductors, according to IHS iSuppli. The 25% reduction...

Eversol president resigns

Dec 1, 12:07

Solar wafer maker Eversol on November 30 announced that Lin Rongsheng has resigned as company president and will be replaced by vice president Martin Kuo.

Solar cell maker Gintech to sell Eversol stake to MEMC

Dec 9, 14:35

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech Energy will sell its stake of about 8% in fellow solar wafer maker Eversol Corporation to US-based MEMC Electronic Materials, its main supplier...

Solar cell maker Gintech to amend wafer supply contract with MEMC

Sep 18, 12:36

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech Energy on September 17 announced it will amend a supply contract of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers with MEMC Electronic Materials, with...

MEMC plant closure not to affect global solar wafer supply

Sep 10, 16:46

US-based MEMC Electronic Materials on September 8 announced that it will cease production of silicon crystal ingots and wafers at facilities in Sherman, Texas and St Peters, Missouri...

Gintech denies MEMC poly-Si supply termination rumor

May 6, 10:04

Gintech Energy, in response to a report going around the bourse that the company will terminate existing solar-grade polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply contracts with US-based...

Conergy request to adjust contract with MEMC may push Taiwan, China makers to follow suit

Apr 22, 11:52

Germany-based photovoltaic (PV) systems provider Conergy AG is attempting to renegotiate a solar-grade polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply contract with US-based MEMC Electronic...

MEMC to focus on solar and SOI, to develop 18-inch wafers

Apr 16, 16:36

US-based MEMC Electronic Materials has estimated that silicon wafer sales in the second quarter will outperform those in the first quarter. For 2009, the silicon wafer supplier intends...

King Cho, regional sales director for MEMC

Solar cell maker Gintech amends wafer contracts with MEMC

Feb 19, 15:18

Gintech Energy, a Taiwan-based maker of crystalline silicon solar cells, has announced the amendment to two contracts it signed with US-based MEMC Electronic Materials in 2006 and...

Silicon wafer ASPs fall 20% in 1Q09, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 9, 16:32

The ASP of 12-inch silicon wafers has slid by 20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2009, in line with utilization drops at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and...

Polysilicon spot prices drop sharply on weakened demand from solar cell makers

Nov 12, 01:00

Spot prices for polysilicon have dropped sharply, as demand from solar cell makers has weakened due to the onslaught of the global financial crisis and Spain's cut in feed-in tariffs...

Taiwan's Tainergy signs US$3 billion solar wafer supply contract with MEMC

Jul 11, 11:51

MEMC Electronic Materials and Tainergy Tech of Taiwan announced today that they have executed a definitive agreement for MEMC to supply solar wafers to Tainergy.

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