Polysilicon Prices Jump Amid Severe Product Shortages

Prices for polycrystalline materials have jumped by approximately 25 percent in recent days amid ongoing and severe shortages in the marketplace. The troubling supply and pricing trends for these materials could hamper the overall growth rates in the semiconductor and solar cell industries, according to analysts. Leading polycrystalline or polysilicon vendors — ASiMI, Hemlock, MEMC, Mitsubishi Materials, and Wacker — cannot keep up with huge OEM demand and are reportedly sold out of these materials for the next two to three years, according to industry sources. For the full article at EE Times, see the following link.
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