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Topco sees 4Q11 sales decline

Nov 10, 13:49

Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, as well as equipment and materials used in the production of LCD panels, LEDs and solar products, is cautious...

PV equipment book-to-bill ratio drops below parity in 2Q11, says SEMI

Sep 22, 15:55

SEMI has reported that worldwide photovoltaic manufacturing equipment billings reached US$2.03 billion for the quarter ended on June 30, 2011. Billings increased 17% sequentially,...

Solar equipment firms expand to mono-like and monocrystalline markets

Sep 6, 01:35

Mono-like and monocrystalline products have been increasing popularity due to high conversion efficiency. The solar equipment manufacturers such as GT Advanced have also been hoping...

GT Advanced Technologies receives additional orders from South Korea-based OCI

Aug 19, 15:33

GT Advanced Technologies (previously named GT Solar) has announced that it has received US$33 million in additional bookings from South Korea-based polysilicon producer OCI Company...

GT Solar renamed GT Advanced Technologies

Aug 12, 09:51

GT Solar has announced that it has completed the process of changing its name to GT Advanced Technologies. As part of the rebranding and new corporate identity, the company is now...

Mirle to build new plant in central Taiwan, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 22, 11:37

Flat-panel display (FPD) equipment specialist Mirle Automation will invest NT$760 million (US$26 million) to establish a factory on a 2.36-hectare site at the Central Taiwan Science...

Equipment supplier Csun says orders brisk

Apr 13, 15:21

Csun Manufacturing, which mainly makes equipment used in the production of PCBs and LCD panels, has seen its capacity fully loaded for the first half of 2011. The company is also...

Kenmec to land orders from China solar firms

Mar 24, 01:40

Taiwan-based automation equipment provider Kenmec Mechanical Engineering will soon break into the supply chain of two China-based vertically-integrated solar suppliers, each of which...

China solar cell capacity to increase 10GW from 1Q-3Q11

Mar 4, 10:47

Judging by orders received at the end of 2010 and equipment installation thus far in 2011, solar equipment companies estimate that demand for solar cell equipment from China in the...

Equipment supplier Csun posts 2010 profit jump

Jan 11, 11:42

Taiwan-based Csun Manufacturing, which mainly produces equipment used in the production of PCBs and LCD panels, saw consolidated revenues soar 87.9% to NT$3.69 billion (US$126 million)...

Solar equipment sales grow 34% in 2010, says Information Network

Dec 21, 10:40

Equipment used to manufacture solar cells will grow 34% in 2010, according to The Information Network.

Equipment supplier Csun expects 20-30% growth in 2011 sales

Dec 13, 14:40

Csun Manufacturing will likely see consolidated revenues grow 20-30% in 2011, according to company president Webber Wong. Growth will be driven by rising demand coming from the semiconductor,...

Despatch lands firing furnace order from LDK

Oct 26, 10:48

Despatch Industries has announced that the company has received a large-quantity order of metallization firing furnaces from LDK Solar, a manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers...

GT Solar opens Asia-Pacific headquarters

Oct 14, 01:05

Solar-manufacturing equipment maker GT Solar International has announced the establishment of its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. The regional headquarters will better serve...

Mirle, Csun and All Ring post sequential revenue growth in 3Q10

Oct 12, 01:00

Equipment makers Mirle Automation, Csun Manufacturing and All Ring Tech enjoyed another record sales in September 2010, thanks to rising demand from the panel and green energy sectors...

TSMC to adopt solar equipment from Taiwan suppliers

Sep 21, 01:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to adopt automation systems from Taiwan-based equipment suppliers for producing CIGS thin-film solar cells, according to Rick...

GPM lands solar equipment order from TSMC, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 23, 13:48

Taiwan-based Gallant Precision Machining (GPM) has reportedly secured NT$3 billion (US$93 million) worth of orders for equipment used to produce CIGS thin-film solar cells from Taiwan...

Oerlikon lands solar equipment orders from China-based Tianwei

Jul 16, 10:45

Oerlikon Solar has announced that its client Baoding Tianwei Solar Films has placed an upgrade order to increase production capacity for thin film silicon solar modules from 46MWp...

GPM lands order for 50MWp solar cell production line

Apr 7, 16:46

Gallant Precision Machining (GPM), which makes semiconductor and TFT-LCD manufacturing equipment, has obtained an order for its in-house developed turnkey production line of polycrystalline...

Get ready for a solar push, says The Information Network

Apr 7, 09:59

World economies are inching up out of an economic quagmire and oil is at an 18 month high, which will have big implications on the solar industry. High oil prices will begin to fuel...

Applied says 2010 revenues to grow over 60%

Mar 31, 13:54

Applied Materials has said it now expects fiscal 2010 net sales to be more than 60% higher than in fiscal 2009, compared to its previous forecast of up more than 50%. The fab-tool...

Applied upbeat on chip and display outlook; to work closer with Asia customers

Newswatch - Mar 12, 17:01

Capital spending in the semiconductor industry is expected to reach US$21-23 billion in 2010, up from around US$13 million in 2009, according to Mike Splinter, chairman and chief...

Mike Splinter, chairman and chief executive of Applied Materials

Applied to beef up display, solar equipment production in Taiwan

Mar 11, 16:30

Applied Materials has announced the opening of its newly-expanded Tainan Manufacturing Center, Taiwan. The nearly 15,000-square meter facility will enhance Applied's capability to...

Applied Tainan Manufacturing Center

Chroma Ate sees order visibility extend to 3Q10

Mar 1, 13:54

Test and measurement instrument supplier Chroma Ate has seen its order visibility extended to the third quarter of 2010, with new orders focusing on testing equipment for LED, solar,...

Chroma Ate chairman Leo Huang

Taiwan-based maker Jenn Feng to sell CIGS thin-film PV production line

Jan 25, 15:13

Taiwan-based Jenn Feng New Energy has landed a US$51 million order for a CIGS thin-film PV module production line with an annual capacity of 30MWp from China, with shipments to begin...

Equipment maker Csun expects 1Q10 revenues to grow 50% on year

Jan 13, 11:22

Csun Manufacturing, which mainly supplies PCB and LCD equipment, has estimated first-quarter revenues to increase 50% on year. The equipment maker said it has seen the backlog in...

Csun chairman Liang Mao-sheng

Motech to set up PV module capacity in China due to orders from Europe

Dec 30, 13:43

Motech Industries has obtained outsourcing orders for PV modules from suppliers and systems builders in Europe and thus will set up PV module assembly lines at its solar cell factory...

Gintech to expand solar cell capacity to top 1GWp in 2011

Dec 24, 15:08

Gintech Energy, a Taiwan-based maker of crystalline silicon solar cells, will expand its total annual production capacity from 600MW currently to 1.01GWp in 2011 with total investment...

Equipment makers developing large-size crystal-growing furnaces, say Taiwan makers

Dec 1, 13:59

The mainstream capacity for furnaces to produce solar-grade (mono or poly) crystalline silicon ingots, shifted from 270kg to 450kg in 2009, and now some equipment makers are developing...

Testing solution provider Chroma Ate sees 3Q09 profits up 63%

Oct 28, 14:48

Chroma Ate, which provides integrated and customized solutions in test and measurement instruments, saw net profits increase 63% sequentially to NT$272 million (US$8.3 million) in...

China market: Local PV equipment makers gaining competitive advantage

Oct 23, 14:13

While foreign suppliers have occupied almost all of China's IC manufacturing equipment market, China-based makers are becoming increasingly competitive in the PV manufacturing equipment...

LCD equipment maker GPM says demand pick up

Oct 8, 15:45

Taiwan-based Gallant Precision Machining (GPM) has seen a pick-up in demand from the flat panel display (FPD) sector, and expects the positive business outlook to last for two or...

Applied inks 5-year contract to support PV module facility in China

Sep 23, 15:43

Applied Materials announced on September 22 that it has signed a five-year contract with ENN Solar Energy to support the China-based thin-film developer's photovoltaic (PV) module...

Csun developing new solar equipment

Sep 2, 14:30

Csun Manufacturing is scheduled to unveil special furnaces for the production of CIGS thin-film solar cells at the upcoming SEMICON Taiwan, according to company president Webber Wong...

PV market shows signs of rebound in 2Q09, says IMS Research

Aug 20, 11:10

Shipments of solar power (PV) equipment grew by 81% in the second quarter of 2009 from the first, according to IMS Research, indicating the worst of the industry's downturn may now...

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    Applied HCT Diamond Squarer for solar wafers

    Applied Materials has introduced ts new HCT Diamond Squarer system, which can reduce the cost of squaring silicon ingots by up to one-third while offering at least twice the cutting...

    Photo: Company, Oct 7.

  • Edwards+iXL+vacuum+pump+line

    Edwards iXL vacuum pump line

    Edwards, a supplier of vacuum and abatement equipment and services, has introduced the new iXL line of dry vacuum pumps. The iXL 500 is designed primarily for load lock applications...

    Photo: Company, Jul 15.

  • Pall+water+reclaim+system+for+PV+industry

    Pall water reclaim system for PV industry

    Pall, a supplier of filtration, separation and purification, will showcase eco-friendly products and systems for the photovoltaic (PV) industry at Intersolar in San Francisco, including...

    Photo: Business Wire, Jul 9.

  • DEK+reveals+new+metallization+system

    DEK reveals new metallization system

    Precision screen printing specialist DEK chose this year's EU PVSEC show in Valencia to reveal its new PV1200 Metallization line to the European market. A set of multicrystalline...

    Photo: Company, Oct 6.

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