Friday 31 March 2023
SAS warns of revenue drop in 2023
Solar wafer supplier Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), the parent company of GlobalWafers, has warned of a possible revenue decline in 2023 but remains optimistic about profita...
Thursday 2 March 2023
More makers in China, Taiwan building presence in SiC sector
China-based carmakers and solar cell suppliers are aggressively foraying into the silicone carbide (SiC) segment in line with the semiconductor self-sufficiency goal set by the government,...
Thursday 9 February 2023
Battery makers in US, Europe seeking backup supplies against possible China export ban
Lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery supply chain players outside China are moving to seek backup supply packages as they are worried that China's upcoming restrictions on...
Thursday 9 September 2021
Chinese solar wafer makers suspend supply to overseas clients
Some China-based makers of solar wafers have suspended supply to overseas clients due to shortage of such wafers, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Passive component materials suppliers post strong July sales
Passive component materials suppliers Ample Electronic Technology (AETC) and Lasertek Taiwan have both posted strong sales for July, driven by a continued ramp-up in orders for capacitors,...
Monday 10 June 2019
Trade war seen to halt silicon wafer capacity expansions in 2019
The ongoing US-China trade war may force some silicon wafer suppliers to suspend capacity expansion plans or allow proper buffer space for clients to honor their purchase pacts as...
Tuesday 6 March 2018
Career Tech to buy factory from Eversol
Flexible PCB manufacturer Career Technology has reached an agreement with Eversol to buy the solar wafer maker's factory in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan for NT$1.57 billion (US$53.6 million),...
Wednesday 9 August 2017
GlobalWafers posts record 2Q17 profit
Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has reported net profits climbed to a record high of NT$1.29 billion (US$42.8 million) in the second quarter of 2017. EPS for...
Tuesday 29 April 2014
China-based GCL-Poly Energy sets up subsidiary in Taiwan
GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, the largest China-based maker of polysilicon and solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, has established a subsidiary in Taiwan to strengthen cooperation...
Tuesday 1 October 2013
Gigastorage acquires Wafering to expand solar wafer capacity
Solar wafer maker Gigastorage has announced the acquisition of a 100% stake in fellow maker Wafering Technology for NT$110 million (US$3.7 million) to expand production capacity.
Friday 6 September 2013
Green Energy Technology August revenues hit 23-month high
Solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.128 billion (US$37.6 million) for August, the highest monthly...
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Gigastorage to hike monthly shipments to over 10 million solar-grade wafers
Taiwan-based Gigastorage has completed expansion of production capacity for high-efficiency solar-grade silicon wafers and expects monthly shipments to increase to more than 10 million...
Thursday 27 June 2013
EU duty on China-made solar products to help Taiwan solar industry, says SAS
The European Union (EU) has imposed a tentative anti-dumping tariff of 11.8% on solar products imported from China and is negotiating with the China government. If both sides reach...
Wednesday 26 June 2013
SAS expects solar wafer prices to increase in 2-3 months
Doris Hsu, president of Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon (SAS), has noted that Europe's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariff against China-based firms includes solar cells and solar...
Wednesday 26 June 2013
GET to hike solar wafer capacity
Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has upgraded ingot slicing technology and will invest NT$50 million (US$1.67 million) to expand monthly production from...